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    Watch: Directors Reveal Themselves at the THR Awards Roundtable

    Will Bennett Miller ("Foxcatcher"), Christopher Nolan ("Interstellar"), Morten Tyldum ("The Imitation Game"), Angelina Jolie ("Unbroken"), Richard Linklater ("Boyhood") and Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner") earn Oscar nominations for Best Director this year? It's often the most difficult group to predict.

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    The Genius of Mike Leigh's System: Leigh & Cast on Gorgeous 'Mr. Turner'

    Last May at Cannes I sat smack in the middle of the Palais Lumiere and reveled in the most gloriously beautiful movie I had ever seen. It was Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner," which went on to win best Actor for Timothy Spall in the title role.

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    BAFTA Britannia Awards Show Just Got a Lot Better

    With the news that American TV star Julia Louis-Dreyfus will accept the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles' Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, the Britannia Awards on October 30 just got a lot more promising.

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    Watch: Paint and Cinema Collide in New Trailer for Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner'

    Timothy Spall was named Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for his role as J.M.W. Turner.

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    Watch: Second Clip and Full Trailer for Cannes Hit 'Mr. Turner' Sports Gorgeous Blend of Paint and Cinema

    Mike Leigh's biopic "Mr. Turner," which chronicles the last quarter-century in the life of the famed 19th century painter J.M.W. Turner, has been earning rave reviews from the Cannes Film Festival.

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    Watch: New Clip for Mike Leigh's J.M.W. Turner Biopic 'Mr. Turner'

    Writer/director Mike Leigh's newest film, J.M.W. Turner biopic "Mr. Turner" will show at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, but the first clip has already arisen. In this clip, star Timothy Spall carries his outspoken protagonist through an 80 second take that allows him to maneuver through a gallery...

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    BFI Responds to Cannes Film Festival Announcement

    After this week's announcement of the Cannes Film Festival Competition and Un Certain Regard Lineups, Ben Roberts, Director of the BFI Film Fund made a statement about the British filmmakers included in the exclusive list

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    CANNES FIRST LOOK: Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner' Biopic, Starring Timothy Spall

    A first image has arrived for Mike Leigh's much anticipated and long in-the-works J.M.W. Turner biopic -- simply titled "Mr. Turner" -- with Timothy Spall in the lead role as the famed Brit Romantic landscape painter. The film was announced this morning as part of the Cannes competition lineup. Chec...

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    First Sneak Peek at Mike Leigh's New Project

    The first photo released from Mike Leigh's new project features star Timothy Spall standing determined on a wooden ship as painter J.M.W. Turner. The project, about the British Romantic landscape artist who was known as "the painter of light," has yet to receive a title and is still in post-producti...

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