Cannes Diary: The next best thing to Orson Welles
Nick Clark is the arts correspondent of The Independent. He joined the newspaper in June 2007, initially reporting on the stock markets. He has covered beats including the City, and technology, media and telecoms and made the switch to arts in December 2011. He has also contributed articles to the sports section.
Thursday 17 May 2012
Ed Norton invoked the spirit of one of Hollywood's greats in praising Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. "Wes has put together one of the great troupes," he said, before adding that anyone who knew about Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre had "the dream of being in such a company".
From supermodel to screen star
Could Agyness Deyn become one of the few supermodels to make a credible transition to acting? What started with a ho-hum cameo in Clash Of The Titans, then moved to the stage at Trafalgar Studios and a significant role in the remake of the 1996 Pusher, has led to her first lead alongside some heavyweight talent. She has been cast in Sunset Song, based on the 1932 novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon and directed by Terence Davies.
Is a new Dujardin spotted already?
Jean Dujardin was little known outside his native France when The Artist debuted at last year's Cannes festival, yet less than 10 months later he picked up the Oscar for best actor. Determined not to be caught unawares this time, The Hollywood Reporter has crowned another European as "the new Dujardin". Matthias Schoenaerts, a 34-year-old Flemish actor from Antwerp, starred in Bullhead, which received an Oscar nod last year. This year he appears in the competition movie Rust & Bone.
Coogan keeps the faith in his soul
Steve Coogan has signed up for a film about the rise of northern soul, the dance music scene which developed in North-West England in the 1960s. The comedian, who has previously appeared in 24 Hour Party People, will line up alongside vocalists Lisa Stansfield and Róisí* Murphy.
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
tv Singer could become the most unlikely star of Westeros
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 2 Why this father didn’t hide his daughter’s heroin overdose in her obituary
- 3 Smartphones are making children borderline autistic, says psychiatrist
- 4 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins
Sherlock series 4: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have to be 'persuaded' to return, says Steven Moffat
London Marathon: Best running songs from Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar to 'Uptown Funk'
A victory for gender equality on the high seas
Oldest footage of London landmarks released
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove