On and off-screen success story

Anna Paquin’s career has soared to new heights since her starring role in the blockbuster X-Men franchise. Her upcoming films include Margaret and Trick r’ Treat, and she stars in (and executive produces with brother, Andrew) Blue State, a political comedy about the 2004 US elections. “The nuts-and-bolts numbers stuff is more my brother’s department; his background is finance,” she said in an interview with Backstage.com. “The areas I was more concerned about were the creative ones. I have plenty of opinions on all kinds of things. So between our diverse backgrounds, my brother and I make a very good team.” Paquin is also enjoying success on the small screen, with lead roles in the telefilm Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and the eagerly anticipated vampire series, True Blood – both for hit-maker HBO.


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Jane Campion’s The Piano No 1 on BBC Poll

Jane Campion’s The Piano No 1 on BBC Poll

New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion’s stunning 1993 classic, The Piano has topped BBC Culture’s poll of 368 critics in 84 countries. The broadcaster’s Hannah Woodhead reveals why it’s a worthy winner. “In 1993,…