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Why Jason Statham Wouldn’t Reprise His Role For The Transporter Reboot

It’s been 20 years now since the release of “The Transporter,” the 2002 film that put Jason Statham on the map as an action movie star. Statham’s breakout roles as an actor had already come in a couple of crime films, both directed by Guy Ritchie: namely, “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch,” […]

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How Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels Led To Brad Pitt’s Snatch Role

There have been plenty of dodgy British accents by American actors down the years, from Dick van Dyke’s Cockney chimney sweep in “Mary Poppins” to Robert Downey Jr’s bizarre take on Welsh in “Dolittle.” Brad Pitt chipped in with his attempt at a Norn Iron accent in “The Devil’s Own,” which the Belfast Telegraph ranked […]

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Stephen Graham: ‘The Irishman was my Champions League final’

The British actor reflects on a year in which he was ‘everywhere’, from gritty TV drama The Virtues to Martin Scorsese’s starry gangster epicMerseyside-born Stephen Graham, 46, discovered acting aged eight, before joining Liverpool’s Everyman youth theatre in his teens. His breakthrough role was his Bafta-nominated performance as skinhead Combo in Shane Meadows’s This Is […]

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Guy Ritchie Returning To His Gritty Crime Roots With ‘Toff Guys’

It appears that Guy Ritchie is done toying around with big-budget tentpole filmmaking for the time being.After successfully launching the Robert Downey, Jr.-led “Sherlock Holmes” franchise, the British filmmaker went on to direct “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” and the upcoming live-action Disney remake “Aladdin.” With the last decade filled […]

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Guy Ritchie Returns to Gritty British Dramas with ‘Toff Guys’, His Next Directorial Effort

When you hear the name Guy Ritchie, you likely think of one of two types of films: There’s the hyper-kinetic, beat-em-up action films like the Sherlock Holmes franchise, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Then there’s the relatively more subtle, quirky, and focused British underworld dramas like Lock, Stock and […]

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