July 20, 2006

In Praise Of… BBC Films

Apologies to the Guardian for ripping them off in the title…

I've just been reading about a new production being made by BBC Films about Anne Boleyn's sister, which sounds vaguely interesting. But the cast will include Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana and Natalie Portman!

That ain't bad for a British film!

Granted, it's a slight pity that they have bigger pulling power than almost all British actors, but I'm impressed that there's finally a film studio in the UK which is actually putting together some big casts in big films.

How many of these did you realise were made by the BBC?

  • Match Point
  • Shooting Dogs
  • Billy Elliot
  • Hideous Kinky
  • Mrs Henderson Presents
  • Sylvia

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  1. Hasn't there already been a BBC film about Anne Boleyn's sister?

    Aha, yes here it is The Other Boleyn Girl from three years ago. Was very good as I remember but part of that might have been Natascha McElhone and Jodhi May as the sisters being brilliant.

    20 Jul 2006, 12:20

  2. Chris Doidge

    Yep, it's a remake.

    20 Jul 2006, 12:21

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