The Angels’ Share Wins Big At The Scottish BAFTAs

The Scottish BAFTAs took place at Glasgow’s upmarket Radisson Blu Hotel last night where host Edith Bowman, an assortment of Scottish film and television personalities and five hundred guests were on hand to honour and celebrate the very best of film, TV and games over the past twelve months. After a red carpet that was surprisingly removed of rain, wind and thunder and beefed up considerably by the presence of Scottish acting legend and passionate Scot Brian Continue reading “The Angels’ Share Wins Big At The Scottish BAFTAs”

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BIFA Awards 2012: Nominations

Actor Adrian Lester announced the nominations for the 15th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards (BIFA’s) at St Martins Lane, London earlier this afternoon. The films that received the highest number of nominations include Broken (9), directed by Rufus Norris and starring Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy; Berberian Sound Studio (7), directed by Peter Strickland and starring Toby Jones; and Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers (7), starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram. Continue reading “BIFA Awards 2012: Nominations”

Interview: Ken Loach And Cast Talk The Angels’ Share

To mark the release of Ken Loach’s Scottish-based dramedy The Angels’ Share, I was invited to Deanston Distillery, located a few miles outside of Stirling where most of the films interiors were set, to meet Loach, writer Paul Laverty and cast members Paul Brannigan, Jasmin Riggins, William Ruane, Siobhan Reilly and Gary Maitland.

The picturesque distillery provided an excellent location to chat to the attendees in three separate sittings: first with Riggins, Ruane, Reilly and Maitland about Continue reading “Interview: Ken Loach And Cast Talk The Angels’ Share”

Review: The Angels’ Share (2012)

Robbie (Paul Brannigan), an untoward young man who, by the skin of his teeth, escapes a prison sentence in favour of a community service ruling. Vowing to do right by – and make a better future for – his girlfriend Leonie (Siobhan Reilly) and their unborn child, Robbie surrenders himself to what could be his last lifeline. With the aid of fatherly-figure and community service supervisor Harry (John Henshaw), he discovers a talent that could bring himself – and fellow Continue reading “Review: The Angels’ Share (2012)”