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Felicity Jones, Jodie Whittaker, Gemma Arterton Go Glam for BIFAs 2018

Lots of stars stepped out for the 2018 British Independent Film Awards (aka the BIFAs) at Old Billingsgate on Sunday (December 2) in London, England.

Felicity Jones, set to receive the Variety Award, joined presenter Jodie Whittaker, and nominee for The Escape Gemma Arterton at the star-studded event. Ellie Bamber was also seen walking the red carpet and she will present an award this evening.

In addition, Steve Coogan, who is nominated for his work in Stan & Ollie joined Martin Freeman, who will present at the show.

Judi Dench will be receiving the prestigious Richard Harris Award this evening as well.

FYI: Gemma is wearing an Emília Wickstead dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, a Jimmy Choo bag, and Jessica McCormack earrings. Ellie is wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo gown, shoes, and clutch with Fernando Jorge jewelry. Felicity is wearing a Ruhl suit and Stuart Weitzman shoes. More Here! »

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Disney Debuts 'Artemis Fowl' Teaser Trailer - Watch Now!

The teaser trailer for the upcoming Disney book-to-screen adaptation of Artemis Fowl has arrived!

The movie stars newcomer Ferdia Shaw in the title role. The film follows 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.

Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, and Nonzo Anozie also star in the film, directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Artemis Fowl, based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, will hit theaters on August 9, 2019.

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Judi Dench Joins Star-Studded Cast of 'Cats' Movie Musical!

Judi Dench has joined the cast of the highly-anticipated Cats!

The 83-year-old Oscar-winning actress will be playing the role of Old Deuteronomy – who was played by a man in previous stage versions – the Jellicle leader “who by the end of the night will select a cat to be reborn into a new life on the Heaviside Layer, an annual feline tradition,” Deadline reports.

Fun fact: Judi was originally set to play Grizabella in the original 1981 West End production of Cats, but had to drop out after snapping her Achilles’ tendon.

Judi joins a star-studded cast that also includes Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Laurie Davidson, and Idris Elba.

Tom Hooper, the Oscar-winning director of The King’s Speech and Les Miserables, is helming the movie.

Judi Dench Defends Her 'Good Friend' Kevin Spacey, Doesn't Approve of Cutting Him Out of Movies

Judi Dench is speaking out about her “good friend” Kevin Spacey and she says that she does not approve of him being cut out of the movie All the Money in the World.

The 83-year-old actress spoke during a press conference at the San Sebastian Film Festival, where she received a prestigious award, on Tuesday (September 25) in San Sebastian, Spain.

“I went to do The Shipping News with Kevin Spacey, and Kevin was an inestimable comfort and never mentioned he knew I was in a bad way,” Judi said about working with Spacey after her husband died. “He cheered me up and kept me going.”

Judi was asked about what she thinks of Kevin following the many sexual misconduct allegations made against him.

“I can’t approve, in any way, of the fact that — whatever he has done — that you then start to cut him out of the films,” she said (via Variety). “Are we to do what happened when he was replaced [in All the Money in the World] with Christopher Plummer? Are we to do that throughout history? Are we to go back throughout history and anyone who has misbehaved in any way, or who has broken the law, or who has committed some kind of offense, are they always going to be cut out? Are we going to extrude them from our history? I don’t know….”

“I don’t know about the conditions of it, but nevertheless he is, and was, a most wonderful actor. I can’t imagine what he is doing now,” she said before adding, “And a good friend.”

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Disney Reveals Casting for 'Artemis Fowl' Movie Out in 2019 - See The Cast!

Disney has revealed the cast of the upcoming live-action film, Artemis Fowl!

The film, which will be directed by Kenneth Branagh and based on the bestselling book series by Eoin Colfer, won’t hit theaters until August 9, 2019 – but now we know who’s in the movie!

The actor playing 12-year-old Artemis Fowl is an Irish newcomer named Ferdia Shaw, who will make his onscreen debut in the title role. He was picked out of 1200 candidates in an extensive search.

Josh Gad will play Mulch Diggums, a kleptomaniacal dwarf who works for the fairies”and himself. Dame Judi Dench will play Commander Root, the steely leader of the fairy police force.

Lara McDonnell will play Captain Holly Short, the elf hero, while Nonso Anozie will play Butler, Artemis Fowl’s formidable bodyguard.

Here’s a plot summary: descended from a long line of criminal masterminds, 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.

Production will begin early next year in the United Kingdom.