The Dig is based on a true story about the excavation of an Anglo Saxon era ship from a mound on an English manor. The site was Sutton Hoo. The story is set in 1938 against the background of impending war. It’s on Netflix.Continue reading “The Dig unearths an Anglo Saxon treasure”
Official Secrets tells the story of British whistleblower Katherine Gun (Keira Knightley) who leaked information about illegal government activities before the Iraq war. Her efforts didn’t prevent the war, but perhaps the film can instruct future whistleblowers in how to get it right.Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Official Secrets”
Coming in December, The Invisible Woman stars Ralph Fiennes as Charles Dickens. Fiennes also directed the film. The title character is Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones), a young actress whom Dickens met at the height of his fame and had a secret affair with. The costume drama also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander, Michelle Fairley and Joanna Scanlan. It opens on Christmas Day.
The film is based on The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens by Claire Tomalin.
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