Daisy Ridley Star Wars amazing audition video leads to Lara Croft Role

Daisy Ridley Star Wars amazing audition video leads to Lara Croft Role,

It is unlikely that you had heard of Miss Daisy Ridley before she landed the role of a lifetime, but I guess you’re certainly aware of who the young actress is now after her performance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Daisy Ridley Star Wars amazing audition video leads to Lara Croft Role

Though she had a handful of credits behind her such as ‘stage hand’ in Toast of London, and Roxy in the highly acclaimed Mr Selfridge she had not really come to the worlds attention, but this audition changed her life forever.

Daisy Ridley Star Wars amazing audition video leads to Lara Croft Role..

It is now strongly rumoured that she is to star as Lara Croft in a Tomb Raiders reboot.

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WRITTEN IN BLOOD SCREAM QUEEN OF THE MONTH-MARCH, 2016-SHANNON ELIZABETH

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Born September 7, 1973 in Houston, Texas to a Syrian/Lebanese father and an English/Irish/German mother, Shannon Elizabeth is likely to be best remembered as the one who got away from Jason Biggs in American Pie (1999). She does have her fair share of horror credits, also. Starting in 1997 she fought off the advances of an evil snowman in Jack Frost (not to be confused with the Michael Keaton film of the same name; he was a good snowman). In 2000 she played Buffy Gilmore in the horror spoof Scary Movie. In 2001 she appeared in the remake of 1960’s 13 Ghosts, aptly titled Thir13en Ghosts to make it look all nice and fancy. Moving on to 2005 Shannon finds herself ripped apart by a werewolf in Wes Craven’s Cursed. In 2009 she portrayed bad-girl-who-becomes-possessed-girl Angela in Adam Gierasch’s remake of Night of the Demons.

Shannon’s sole TV genre credit is the “Dream…

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Lucy sci-fi movie images, trailer, Scarlett Johansson

Here are a collection of images from the upcoming Sci-Fi thriller Lucy staring Scarlett Johansson and directed by Luc Besson. Her co-star in Morgan Freeman, so those three names are enough to get me to watch the movie, and the trailer looks impressive, take a look.

 

Lucy sci-fi movie images, trailer, Scarlett Johansson

Lucy sci-fi movie images, trailer, Scarlett Johansson

 

Lucy sci-fi movie images, trailer, Scarlett Johansson

Lucy sci-fi movie images, trailer, Scarlett Johansson

 

Lucy sci-fi movie images, trailer, Scarlett Johansson

Lucy sci-fi movie images, trailer, Scarlett Johansson

 

Lucy sci-fi movie images, trailer, Scarlett Johansson

Lucy sci-fi movie images, trailer, Scarlett Johansson

 

Lucy sci-fi movie images, trailer, Scarlett Johansson

Lucy sci-fi movie images, trailer, Scarlett Johansson

 

Lucy sci-fi movie images, trailer, Scarlett Johansson

Lucy sci-fi movie images, trailer, Scarlett Johansson

 

Lucy sci-fi movie images, trailer, Scarlett Johansson

Lucy sci-fi movie images, trailer, Scarlett Johansson

 

Lucy sci-fi movie images, trailer, Scarlett Johansson

Lucy sci-fi movie images, trailer, Scarlett Johansson

 

Women still striving to make their mark in film

Women still striving to make their mark in film

Women still striving to make their mark in film

Any frequent cinema-goer will notice one thing during the summer months; there aren’t a lot of night time cinema goers. This is not just symptomatic among cinema goers, but also among its makers; less than 10% of directors are females, approximately 15% working as writers while just over 20% of producers are females.

These figures are discouraging and unfortunately carry over into the films themselves. Female characters made up only 28% of those who had a major role to play. A cinema goer said, “It would be great to see a strong, relatable female character as lead in a film. We are tired of the current crop of male-centric films out in cinemas at the moment.”

Women still striving to make their mark in film

Women still striving to make their mark in film

Despite the male-dominated world, several women are making their mark in the cinema world. Sandra Bullock stars in The Heat, whilst Melissa McCarthy plays the lead role in the recently released Bling Ring. And it doesn’t just end there; Sofia Coppola wrote and directed The Bling Ring whilst another woman Katie Dippold is the writer of The Heat; a film billed as the modern day version of Thelma & Louise.

Women still striving to make their mark in film

Women still striving to make their mark in film

The media gets very excited whenever a film is released that stars women and rightly so. Over the years many films have been seen as the catalyst for a change in the film industry; films such as The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids were hyped by the media as a movement for a new change, and yet nothing has changed. Geena Davis founded an Institute whose aim was to tackle gender representation of females in the Media.

Women still striving to make their mark in film

Women still striving to make their mark in film

Her think tank undertook many studies involving the media and women. They discovered that in films that were aimed at families and children, there was a ratio of three characters that were male, for each female character even though 50% of film goers are female.

 

First movies of A list actresses

First movies of A List actresses

First movies of A List actresses

They light up the screen and the red carpets, are lusted after by males across the world and command millions of dollars for every film they get out of bed to make.

Welcome to the world of the A list actress, pampered, privileged and downright loaded; these stars seem to live charmed lives. Like their male counterparts however, they have often had very humble beginnings and their early performances often forgettable.

Julia Roberts

Tall, beautiful and everyone’s favourite pretty woman, Julia seems to have enjoyed instant success back in the 1990, but in reality there is no such thing. Her first film role was in the 1988 teen move Satisfaction.

Julia Roberts first movie _Satisfaction

Satisfaction

Justine Bateman was the star, playing the singer in an all-girl rock band that she calls ‘The Mystery’. Julia plays the role of Daryle, the bass player, and the film did anything but set the world alight. Julia’s talent was recognised however and her career went into orbit only 2 years later.

Angelina Jolie

The rebellious daughter of actor Jon Voigt, Angelina Jolie has always stood out in a crowd. This A lister is the highest paid actress in Hollywood, as well as being a serial adopter, biological mother of 3, humanitarian and the female half of Brangelina, alongside Brad Pitt.

Angelina Jolie first movie

Angelina Jolie first movie

While she commands millions of dollars a film these days, but those pay checks were just a pipedream when she made her film debut as a machine/human hybrid in the highly forgettable Cyborg II: Glass Shadows. Whatever she was paid to take part in this stinker wasn’t enough, but happily things improved pretty quickly for Angelina and her career has been in the ascent ever since.

Reese Witherspoon

Although the young Reese Witherspoon’s first film role was as the lead female, the film was light years away from the blockbusters that she now appears in, and was just the first step in the learning curve that resulted in the phenomenal success she enjoys today.

Reese-Witherspoon-First movie

Reese-Witherspoon-First movie

At only 15, she played the part of 14 year old Dani in the 1991 movie The Man In The Moon. This drama tells the tale of her love for a senior who falls for her sister. Unlike some debuts, Reese can look back at this film and be rightly proud of her performance.

Cameron Diaz

Now although we said earlier that there was no such thing as instant success, along comes Cameron Diaz to prove us wrong. No walk ons and bit parts in B movies for Ms Diaz, she gets her first movie role in a bona fide blockbuster.

Cameron Diaz First Movie

Cameron Diaz First Movie

The year was 1994, and the film was The Mask. Cameron has a flair for comedy, and she stands out in this Jim Carrey vehicle so much that she became an instant star. She remains as popular today, mainly thanks to her diversity and taking roles in smaller films to show her prowess as a serious actress.

Nicole Kidman

The statuesque antipodean beauty was at one time known as Mrs Tom Cruise and it has to be said her career was greatly eclipsed by his. The tables have turned now somewhat, and it is Nicole who has the coveted Oscar statuette on her mantelpiece, not her ex-husband. Her first film was released in 1983 but only in cinemas in Australia and is the retelling of a famous Aussie tale known as Bush Christmas.

Nicole Kidman First Movie

Nicole Kidman First Movie

It was released on video in other parts of the world under the title of ‘Prince and the Great Race’, but is still a little known film and a far from auspicious start to the illustrious career one of our brightest stars now enjoys.

Kate Winslet

Striking English beauty Kate Winslet has the world at her feet. After several nominations she won the coveted best actress Oscar in 2009 for ‘The Reader’, heady heights indeed for the girl from Reading, near London. Her first film role was in the 1994 Peter Jackson directed Heavenly Creatures.

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Kate_Winslet_First Movie

It is the dark tale which tells the story of the obsessiveness between two girls who have joined forces to kill one of the girls’ mothers. The film gained great critical acclaim and Ms Winslet was well on her way to the A list.

In case its bugging you the photo at the top of the article is a teenage Cameron Diaz