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    Heroines of Cinema: The British Actress’s Guide to Hollywood

    Looking at the program for the London Film Festival, which launches this Thursday, it struck me how many of the gala films featured star turns from leading British actresses. There’s Carey Mulligan in “Inside Llewyn Davis”, Emma Thompson in “Saving Mr Banks”, Kate Winslet in “Labor Day”, Judi Dench ...

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    The Big O: Are Grande Dames the New Babes?

    Beauty before age. This twist on an old adage has held sway for the most part when it comes to selecting which actresses are granted an Oscar each year, at least for the past several decades. But 2013 might find more than few new wrinkles (as well as some old ones) in a contest where experience doe...

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    Potential Oscar Heavyweight 'Saving Mr. Banks' Closing London Fest

    "Saving Mr. Banks" -- John Lee Hancock's detailing of how "Mary Poppins" was brought to the big screen -- is set to close the 57th BFI London Film Festival, it was announced today.

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    Emma Thompson Returns to the Big Screen in Saving Mr. Banks

    It feels like it has been a long time since we saw Emma Thompson on the big screen in a meaty role. In Saving Mr. Banks she plays Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers. The film is written by Kelly Marcel (who is scripting 50 Shades of Grey) and Sue Smith.

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    WATCH TRAILER: In 'Saving Mr. Banks,' Hanks as Disney Courts Thompson as 'Mary Poppins' Scribe UPDATE

    The first trailer from director John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks" starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson has arrived. In the film, Hanks plays Walt Disney, who brings author P.L. Travers, played by Thompson, from London to Hollywood in the early 1960s to adapt her novel "Mary Poppins" for the scre...

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    Watch: Tom Hanks Plays Walt Disney in the First Trailer for the 'Mary Poppins' Origin Tale 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    Tom Hanks has not one, but two Oscar hopefuls opening this awards season, both boasting his meatiest lead roles since he played the titular Texas congressman in 2007's "Charlie Wilson's War."

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    Watch: Trailer For Disney Porn/'Mary Poppins' Prequel 'Saving Mr. Banks' Starring Tom Hanks

    The talent is immense and extensive—Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Ruth Wilson and more—the story is interesting (the true tale of Walt Disney's attempt to get "Mary Poppins" made, and it's Oscar chances solidified by having John Lee Hancock, the director ...

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    First Look At Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson In Walt Disney/'Mary Poppins' Story 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    As always, the Oscar race is still pretty hazy from this far out, but it's safe to say that anything involving Tom Hanks is likely to be in the mix. Indeed, we said as much when we made some (way too early) predictions back in early spring, but it can't be denied that on paper, "Saving Mr. Banks" lo...

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    Oscar Watch: Disney Gives 'Saving Mr. Banks' a Limited December Run Ahead of Wide Holiday Release

    Early buzz is good on Disney's indie pick-up "Saving Mr. Banks," and the studio appears confident that critical reaction and word-of-mouth will be upbeat, as they are moving the anticipated year-end entry up to December 13 in limited release, ahead of its wide break set for December 20.

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