Sometimes mere physical presence is enough to hold our attention. Rachel Weisz -- with her raven hair, striking hazel eyes and cameo-soft features -- is captivating, sometimes in spite of the…
Growing up, Marquise Ortiz, 15, of South Central Los Angeles, saw his local Helen Keller Park as gang property. Murders were the norm. Kids, keep out. Ortiz's after-school options were nil -- the…
Clint Eastwood will have no truck with heroes, and it's hard not to think that such lack of faith stems to some degree from his experience as America's single most iconic actor. Having launched his…
As an Oscar-winning actor, film director and fervent civil-rights advocate, Sidney Poitier boasts a distinguished and justly lauded resume. What fans of the celebrated "Lilies of the Field" star…
Sidney Poitier, Anthony Minghella and Rachel Weisz are the recipients of the Britannia Awards, to be bestowed Nov. 2 in Los Angeles by the local chapter of the British Academy of Film & Television…
BAFTA/LA's list of Britannia honorees might be short, but there's never a shortage of A-list talent ready to toast and roast their colleagues at the relaxed gala dinner.
Ronald Neame's memories of moviemaking go back to when he was 10 and spent his summer vacation on location with his mother, silent-film actress Ivy Close, who was starring in Abel Gance's "La Roue."
Mike Newell's generation of filmmakers were brought up to admire "a generation of Hollywood directors who could sort of do anything." The British director of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"…
BAFTA/LA's sponsor ship has come in this year thanks to a three-year tie-up with luxury ocean cruise company Cunard Line worth around $1.2 million. It's the org's biggest sponsorship deal, and it…
For the second straight year, the British Academy of Film & Television Arts/Los Angeles will present its prestigious Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award to a billion-dollar box-office thesp named Tom.