Ellise Shafer

Ellise Shafer

BAFTA TV Awards Winners List (Updating Live)

The BAFTA TV Awards, celebrating the best in British television, are kicking off at London’s Royal Festival Hall. The final season of Netflix’s “The Crown” leads the pack this year with eight nominations, including for Dominic West, Elizabeth Debecki, Lesley Manville and Salim Daw in the performance categories. However, it missed out on an overall drama […]

‘Doctor Who’ Costume Designer on What Inspired Ncuti Gatwa’s Bold Look, From ’70s New York to Men in Skirts

For “Doctor Who’s” more than six-decade history, each lead has had their own uniform of sorts: Tom Baker’s scarves, Christopher Eccleston’s leather jacket and David Tennant’s tie-and-vest combo, for example. But with 15th Doctor Ncuti Gatwa taking the helm on May 10, the sci-fi series’ fashion is also getting a revamp — instead of having […]

Skepta on Making His First Foray Into Film With Short ‘Tribal Mark’ and Plans for a Feature-Length Movie: ‘I’m Shouting Out to Denzel’

For British rapper Skepta, music was just the beginning of his creative pursuits. Earlier this year, the multi-hyphenate released his first short film, “Tribal Mark,” in the U.K., followed by a SXSW screening and premieres in L.A. and New York last month. The short follows Mark (Jude Carmichael), a teenaged Nigerian immigrant who is adapting […]

Daniel Radcliffe Says J.K. Rowling’s Anti-Trans Stance ‘Makes Me Really Sad’ and Not Speaking Out Would Have Been ‘Immense Cowardice’: ‘I Wanted to Try and Help People’

“Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe is opening up about J.K. Rowling’s continued comments against trans women, saying that it “makes me really sad.” In a new interview with the Atlantic, Radcliffe said that he has had no direct contact with Rowling since her tweets in June 2020 that were criticized by many as anti-trans. “It […]

Cannes Investors Circle Reveals Lineup, Including New Ruben Östlund and Lorcan Finnegan Films

The second annual Cannes Investors Circle has revealed its lineup, including films from Ruben Östlund and Lorcan Finnegan. Taking place at the Marché du Film during the Cannes Film Festival, the Investors Circle showcases 10 never-before-seen films in various stages of development to an exclusive group of film financing experts and investors. According to a […]

Cannes Film Festival Jury: Lily Gladstone, Eva Green, Omar Sy and More Join President Greta Gerwig

The full Cannes Film Festival competition jury has been revealed. Joining president Greta Gerwig to award this year’s Palme d’Or will be “Killers of the Flower Moon” Oscar nominee Lily Gladstone; “The Three Musketeers” star Eva Green; “Lupin” lead Omar Sy; Ebru Ceylan, who co-wrote the 2014 Palme d’Or winner “Winter Sleep”; director Nadine Labaki, […]

‘Doctor Who’ Regenerates: How Ncuti Gatwa’s Historic Casting, Russell T Davies’ Return and a Disney+ Deal Revolutionized the Franchise

When Ncuti Gatwa makes his first appearance as the 15th Doctor in the science-fiction series “Doctor Who,” he isn’t wearing any pants. In a 60th-anniversary special released in December, the previous Doctor — played by series icon David Tennant — subverts the show’s long-standing practice of regeneration: Instead of simply transforming into the next Doctor, […]

‘Barbie’ Poster Signed by Margot Robbie, ‘Love Actually’ Original Script Among Auction Items Raising Money for Children Affected by War

A “Barbie” poster signed by Margot Robbie and the original script for “Love Actually” are just a few of the star-studded items taking part in the latest auction for War Child, which advocates for children living through war. Over 70 celebrities have donated rare items to the charity’s “Spring Clean” fundraiser, including War Child global […]