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Bradley Welsh, Former Boxer and ‘T2 Trainspotting’ Actor, Shot Dead at 42

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Bradley Welsh, Former Boxer and ‘T2 Trainspotting’ Actor, Shot Dead at 42
Bradley Welsh, a former boxer who made his acting debut in 2017 in Danny Boyle’s “T2 Trainspotting,” died Wednesday after being shot, Scottish newspaper The Scotsman reported. He was 42.

In a statement on Facebook, Edinburgh Police Division said it “received a report of a disturbance in Chester Street at around 8pm on Wednesday 17th April. On arrival of emergency services a man was found seriously injured in the street and sadly passed away at the scene. His death is being treated as suspicious and inquiries are continuing.”

Police did not disclose the name of the victim, but The Scotsman reported it was Welsh.

Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2019 (Photos)

Welsh was a former British Aba Lightweight boxing champion and soccer casual — slang for a subculture of well-dressed football hooligans. He later turned to charity efforts around Edinburgh aimed at helping young people stay out of trouble, among other charities,
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Bradley Welsh, ‘T2 Trainspotting’ Actor, Shot Dead in Edinburgh

  • Variety
Bradley Welsh, ‘T2 Trainspotting’ Actor, Shot Dead in Edinburgh
Bradley Welsh, an actor in “T2 Trainspotting” and a former boxer, died after being shot in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Wednesday. He was 42.

The Edinburgh Police Division reported an incident on Chester Street in Edinburgh’s West End neighborhood around 8 p.m. local time. They found Welsh seriously injured in the street and said he died at the scene. The Scotsman, Scotland’s national newspaper, confirmed his death, and reported a neighborhood resident saying the gunshot wound was to Welsh’s head. Police are treating the death as suspicious and are asking witnesses to contact them with any relevant information.

Besides appearing as gangland kingpin Doyle in Danny Boyle’s “Trainspotting” sequel in 2017, Welsh also appeared on “Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men” on Bravo in 2009. The documentary series profiled some of the most dangerous men in the United Kingdom, and Welsh was featured on the sixth episode of the second season.
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‘Yesterday’ Trailer: Danny Boyle’s World Without The Beatles Looks Like a Huge Crowdpleaser

What would happen if you woke up one day and suddenly you were the only person with any recollection of The Beatles? That’s the scenario dreamed up by screenwriter Richard Curtis and director Danny Boyle for the upcoming musical comedy “Yesterday.” Universal Pictures has debuted the official trailer for the movie and it suggests the company could have a major counter-programming hit on its hands this summer.

“Yesterday” stars newcomer Himesh Patel as a struggling singer-songwriter named Jack who wakes up from a freak bus accident to discover The Beatles have never existed. Jack is the only person on the planet who remembers The Beatles and his music career skyrockets when he begins playing the songs made famous by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Star, and George Harrison. The supporting cast includes Kate McKinnon as Jack’s music agent and Lily James as Jack’s childhood best friend, plus
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David Wenham and Julia Stone join Gregor Jordan’s ‘Dirt Music’

David Wenham (Photo: Albin Olsson via Wikimedia Commons).

David Wenham, Aaron Pedersen, Chris Haywood and singer-songwriter Julia Stone have joined Garrett Hedlund and Kelly Macdonald in Dirt Music, Gregor Jordan’s adaptation of the Tim Winton novel.

Now shooting in Bardi Jawi country in the Kimberley, Western Australia, it’s described as a gritty, sexy drama overlaid with a haunting love story.

As If reported, Macdonald is playing Georgie, a sometime sailor, diver and nurse who is stranded in a remote fishing town with Jim (Wenham), a man she doesn’t love, and his young sons whose dead mother she can never replace.

A reckless moment leads Georgie to an intense, sexually charged affair with Lu Fox (Hedlund), an enigmatic loner, musician and poacher who is traumatised by a tragic accident from his past.

When Lu retreats into the wilderness, Georgie embarks on a journey to bring him back with the unlikely help of Jim,
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DNA Films, Passion Pictures Team for Doc on Manchester United Manager Alex Ferguson

  • Variety
DNA Films and Passion Pictures are partnering for a feature-length documentary about legendary Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, the two companies announced Tuesday. The British production companies, whose credits include Oscar-winning narrative features “The Last King of Scotland” and “Ex Machina” and Oscar-winning documentaries “One Day in September” and “Searching for Sugarman,” will co-produce the new project, which is directed by the soccer legend’s son, Jason Ferguson.

The documentary will have exclusive and unrestricted access to Alex Ferguson, his family and friends, offering fans a deeply personal and revealing account of Ferguson’s life from his working-class roots in Glasgow through to his 26-year tenure as the longest-serving manager of world-renowned British soccer team Manchester United. It is scheduled to begin production in October.

“I don’t see this as a [soccer] film,” said Jason Ferguson. “What really appeals to me is to approach the story from a uniquely intimate
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Danny Boyle Leaves ‘James Bond 25’ Over ‘Creative Differences’

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Danny Boyle Leaves ‘James Bond 25’ Over ‘Creative Differences’
Danny Boyle has left Bond 25 over “creative differences,” according to a tweet published on the film’s verified account Tuesday.

Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli Danny Boyle and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25,” it read.

Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25. pic.twitter.com/0Thl116eAd

James Bond (@007) August 21, 2018

“We are working on a script right now,” Boyle told Metro back in March. “And it all depends on that really. I am working on a Richard Curtis script at the moment. We hope to start shooting that in 6 or 7 weeks. Then Bond would be right at the end of the year. But we are working on them both right now.”

Boyle said John Hodge is currently working on the script.
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Irvine Welsh: ‘I thought Trainspotting would be a cult book, but not generation-defining’

The Scottish author on 25 years of his landmark novel, Brexit as a catalyst for democratic change and the exhilarating effects of boxing

Trainspotting is 25 years old. Did you have any idea when you were writing it that it would become such a phenomenon, culturally and commercially?

Not really. The initial buzz it generated was among a certain section of the London cultural cognoscenti, the ex-punk crowd. They got it immediately. Because of the subject matter, which involved hard drugs, I thought it would become a cult book but not generation-defining, which is what other people have called it since. It’s strange, but it has taken on such a life of its own that when I see it on a shelf in a bookshop, it almost feels like someone else wrote it.

You’ve since written four novels with those same characters, including this year’s Dead Men’s Trousers,
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Ursula K. Le Guin’s Nine Lives Movie Casts Jonny Lee Miller and Common

Joseph Baxter Nov 14, 2018

Nine Lives, a novelette from the late sci-fi great, Ursula K. Le Guin, is being developed as a movie.

The legacy of the influential sci-fi author, Ursula K. Le Guin, appears to be highly coveted in the immediate aftermath of her death this past January, with live-action adaptation projects continuing to join the queue. While prospects are glistening for a movie adaptation of The Telling, as well as a properly-reverent movie adaptation of Le Guin’s sprawling magnum opus, the Earthsea novels, the latest project is a bit more of an esoteric choice from her works, a 1969 novelette, called Nine Lives.

Nine Lives is expected to commence production in the summer of 2019 with U.K. producers Gavin Humphries (Pin Cushion) of Quark Films and former Sony Pictures International producer Josephine Rose, reports Deadline. Tom Basden will co-write the script with Siri Rodnes, an actress and burgeoning filmmaker,
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10 New Albums to Stream Now: ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ Vintage Live Dylan and More Editors’ Picks

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10 New Albums to Stream Now: ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ Vintage Live Dylan and More Editors’ Picks
Editors’ Pick: The Coup, Sorry to Bother You: The Soundtrack

Boots Riley’s feature-directing debut accompanied its surrealist depiction of life in Oakland during capitalist wartime with a clamorous, giddy score by hometown heroes Tune-Yards; the movie’s official soundtrack, which showcases his long-running hip-hop collective The Coup alongside other boldfaced names, is similarly vibrant. Star Lakeith Stanfield guests on the glam-rock-tinged opening stomper “Oyahytt” (an acronym for its chanted “Oh Yeah, Alright, Hell Yeah, That’s Tight” refrain, which is probably seconds away from being repurposed for arena pump-ups
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Ed Sheeran In Talks For Danny Boyle-Richard Curtis Music-Themed Comedy Movie

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After cameo roles in Game Of Thrones and Bridget Jones’ Baby, Brit singer Ed Sheeran is in talks to make an appearance in Danny Boyle’s upcoming music-themed comedy movie, we understand. No word yet on whether he will contribute to the movie’s score though the singer has previously expressed interest in doing more of this.

The Working Title pic, backed by Universal, is due to star Cinderella actress Lily James alongside actor Himesh Patel, known for his work in popular Brit TV series Eastenders. Saturday Night Live standout Kate McKinnon is in talks with filming due to take place this summer. Plot details are being kept under wraps.

As we reported last month, pic is written by Love Actually scribe Richard Curtis with Slumdog Millionaire helmer Boyle on board to direct. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce alongside Matthew James Wilkinson (Double Date) and
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Inward investment drives UK production spend to record £1.9bn in 2017

Film and high-end TV spend surges.

Source: Studiocanal

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Figures published today by the BFI’s Research and Statistics Unit reveal a number of records for the UK film industry in 2017.

The spend on film production in the UK in 2017 reached the highest level on record with £1.9 billion, a 12% increase on the previous year.

The year saw a new record for spend on inward investment film and television production with £1.69 billion for film, a 23% increase on the previous year and £684 million for high-end television production, a 27% increase on 2016’s level.

2017 saw £1.69 billion being spent by 68 major inward investment films basing themselves in the UK, an increase in the number of films – six – in this category and a 23% increase in spend on 2016’s £1.37 billion.

The figures confirm the UK industry’s international standing as a key production hub but also highlight its reliance on foreign spend with indigenous production spend only accounting for around 10% of the total.

Inward investment
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UK film production spend hits new new record of £1.9bn in 2017

2017 also saw a new record for spend on inward investment.

Source: Studiocanal

Paddington 2

Figures published today by the BFI’s Research and Statistics Unit reveal a number of records for the UK film industry in 2017.

The spend on film production in the UK in 2017 reached the highest level on record with £1.9 billion, a 12% increase on the previous year.

The year saw a new record for spend on inward investment film and television production with £1.69 billion for film, a 23% increase on the previous year and £684 million for high-end television production, a 27% increase on 2016’s level.

2017 saw £1.69 billion being spent by 68 major inward investment films basing themselves in the UK, an increase in the number of films – six – in this category and a 23% increase in spend on 2016’s £1.37 billion.

The figures confirm the UK industry’s international standing as a key production hub but also highlight its reliance on foreign spend with indigenous production spend only accounting for around
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T2 Trainspotting; Split; Prevenge and more – review

The sequel to Trainspotting is tinged with despair, but James McAvoy’s damaged kidnapper brings out the best in M Night Shyamalan

“Has it really been more than 20 years since Trainspotting?” was my first thought before watching T2 Trainspotting (Sony, 18), in accordance with the cruel law of ageing dictating that the older you get, the shorter your life seems to have been. By the time the closing credits roll, I felt differently. It may hardly show on Ewan McGregor’s face, but a palpable passage of time separates Danny Boyle’s 1996 scuzzy thunderclap of a youth movie from this slicker but slacker sequel, which throws many of its predecessor’s tricks against the piss-stained wall without any of its antsy social fury or reason for being.

Boyle and writer John Hodge have roughly adapted Irvine Welsh’s Porno into a chattery whinge about the complacent perils of middle age for
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Recommended New Books on Filmmaking: ‘Twin Peaks,’ Film Noir, Steve McQueen, and More

We’re knocking on the door of summer, and that means lots of big properties are ready to be unleashed. But it’s not too late to read books exploring some recent films, as well as some new works about Sherry Lansing, film noir, and Steve McQueen. Let’s start with a unique look at David Lynch’s Twin Peaks.

The Essential Wrapped In Plastic: Pathways to Twin Peaks by John Thorne

When Twin Peaks debuted on ABC in 1990, there were no message boards in which fans could argue and dissect the latest episodes. Starting in 1992, however, there was Wrapped In Plastic, the immortal Peaks’ fanzine. Just in time for the series return on Showtime is The Essential Wrapped In Plastic: Pathways to Twin Peaks. Here, Wip co-editor John Thorne brings together some of the publication’s most vital, important essays. Every episode is included, but what makes the book
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Movie Review – T2 Trainspotting (2017)

T2 Trainspotting. 2017

Directed by Danny Boyle.

Starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, Anjela Nedyalkova, James Cosmo, Irvine Welsh, Eileen Nicholas, Kevin McKidd, and Kelly Macdonald.

Synopsis:

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

Does the world of cinema need a sequel to Trainspotting? Maybe, maybe not; it’s not something worth getting caught up in or debating over because at the end of the day, Academy-Award-winning director Danny Boyle’s (who also helmed the original masterpiece based off of the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh, and has an ever-growing impressive resume of classic films consisting of Best Picture winner Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours to name a few) 20 years later window into the lives of these addiction fueled, irresistibly watchable characters is another hyperactively directed, stylish, and hypnotic romp through the Scottish junkie lifestyle.
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T2 Trainspotting movie review: GenX running out of steam but chugging on

MaryAnn’s quick take… The sparse, cold satisfaction that could be wrung from Trainspotting’s punk insolence has been replaced by an exhausted cynicism. Which is exactly right. I’m “biast” (pro): love the 1996 film

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Choose life,” Mark Renton suggested back in 1996, when he was a heroin addict in Edinburgh. Mark’s advice was ironic, of course, because he “chose not to choose life” and was courting death by overdose or death by AIDS-acquired-via-a-shared-needle. But the life he was rebelling against was one of conformity and consumerism — “choose a fucking big television; choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin openers” — a life in which no one actually has much choice anyway. So, while Trainspotting hardly romanticizes drug addiction — the film’s depictions of the
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Interview: Director Danny Boyle Goes Back to ‘T2 Trainspotting’

Chicago – Rarely does a filmmaker have a long or influential enough career to revisit a story and characters that they’ve explored in a previous film. Oscar winner Danny Boyle has both qualifications, as he again takes on – 20 years after its 1996 release – his classic film “Trainspotting, which is elegantly titled “T2 Trainspotting.”

The boys of the original “Trainspotting” have reunited for the outing, portrayed by Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner and Jonny Lee Miller. Middle age angst is the theme, as each of the characters are going through some life changes, but the spirit of their larcenous souls are still intact. The first film launched the uber-careers of Ewan McGregor and director Danny Boyle, and the re-exploration of the energetic style and quick-cutting scene work are back in the new story as well.

Jonny Lee Miller and Ewan McGregor in ‘T2 Trainspotting,’ directed by Danny Boyle

Photo credit: Sony Pictures Releasing
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Danny Boyle Shares The “Porn Movie” Story He Ditched For ‘T2 Trainspotting’

“T2 Trainspotting” is now playing, serving fans a warm dose of nostalgia in a film that earns its trip down memory lane, and even makes light of being a “tourist in your own youth.” While author Irvine Welsh has penned a proper sequel to “Trainspotting” in “Porno,” and a prequel with “Skagboys,” the new film conjures a fresh story with a script by John Hodge.

Continue reading Danny Boyle Shares The “Porn Movie” Story He Ditched For ‘T2 Trainspotting’ at The Playlist.
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'T2: Trainspotting': How the Original Cast Made a Perfect 20-Years-Later Sequel

'T2: Trainspotting': How the Original Cast Made a Perfect 20-Years-Later Sequel
"I'm not sure that Americans have penises," Ewan McGregor declares, carefully and painstakingly keeping his expression as deadpan as possible.

Danny Boyle's ears suddenly perk up. "Wait, your penis isn't there? Did they blur it out?" He lets out a laugh that might be characterized as the sound of exploding joy. "That would explain a lot!"

"They have to import them from Scotland," Jonny Lee Miller adds, at which point McGregor's stone-faced look begins to crack a bit.

"Scottish sausage!" Ewan Bremner chimes in, chuckling. "It's where the term comes from.
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‘T2 Trainspotting’ Review: Danny Boyle’s Surprisingly Fun Sequel Is a Drugged Out Trip Down Memory Lane

‘T2 Trainspotting’ Review: Danny Boyle’s Surprisingly Fun Sequel Is a Drugged Out Trip Down Memory Lane
The most remarkable thing about “T2 Trainspotting” (other than the sequel’s stupid in-joke of a title) is that all of the original film’s heroin junkie heroes are somehow still alive. It’s been 21 years since Danny Boyle first made smack look a little bit too cool, and 1996 feels several eons removed from the post-Brexit nonsense we’re dealing with now, but Scotland’s four favorite dope fiends haven’t changed nearly as much as the world around them. They’re still addicts, even if some of them have found a new drug of choice. They’re still fools, even if Boyle has made so many slick movies about the perils of romanticizing self-destruction (e.g. “A Life Less Ordinary,” “The Beach,” and “Steve Jobs”) that it’s hard to take him seriously as a voice of reason. Worst of all, they’re still a lot of fun to watch,
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