Bond Director’s Edge

Hastings-born film and television director Martin Campbell – most well-known for James Bond hits Casino Royale and GoldenEye – begins shooting his latest Hollywood feature, Edge of Darkness, this month. The film, which stars Robert de Niro and Mel Gibson, is based on Campbell’s 1985 BAFTA-award-winning BBC television serial of the same name. Shooting of the Edge begins this month in Massachusetts. Campbell also directed the Zorro films and is currently in talks to remake the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock classic, The Birds. UK-based Campbell made his directorial debut on the British police action series The Professionals, and continued with the popular BBC series Shoestring and Thames TV’s Minder.


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…