Posts Tagged ‘The Damned United’
The Damned United continues its awards success, following on from the South Bank nomination, by appearing on BAFTA’s 2010 Long List.
The Long List is the result of Round One of voting. With 220 films entered this year, this first round reduces the entered films down to fifteen in each category. Round Two voting will reduce these fifteen contenders down to the five nominations in each category.
The full list of nominations will be announced on Thursday 21 January at BAFTA Headquarters.
The Damned United is one on the list for Adapted Screenplay and also Michael Sheen and his co-star Timothy Spall have both been listed in Lead Actor and Supporting Actor respectively.
You can view the complete list here.
On Tuesday 26 January 2010, Melvyn Bragg will host the final South Bank Show Awards in front of a star studded audience at The Dorchester, London. These unique awards celebrate the best of British talent across the arts including: Classical Music, Comedy, Dance, Film, Literature, Opera, Pop, Theatre, TV Drama and Visual Arts.
The Damned United starring Michael Sheen as the legendary, opinionated football manager Brian Clough and his 44-day reign at Leeds United has been nominated under the Film category.
Source: ITV Press Releases
The Independent have posted an interview with Michael Sheen. He talks about his appearance as Clough in The Damned United, and as Aro in New Moon.
I remember when I was the youngest person in the theatre company or the film and then suddenly there I am in this, the old fogey. I dispensed wisdom and would do little acting workshops on my own because no one turned up for them. You try and hide behind the fact you have all this experience but unfortunately no one was interested in that either so I just used to cry my vampire tears in the corner.
For the full interview, please click the link below.
The highlights of the remainder of today’s press.