Film & Cinema

Jack Huston arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Playing James Bond is one of the most talked about film roles in the world and now an actor from Norfolk is in the running to become the new 007.

Ricky Gervais as David Brent. Photo: submitted

Our pleasure is Ricky Gervais’ self-inflicted pain in this toe-curling faux documentary comedy that catches up with the politically incorrect title character as he embarks on a quest for music success with his band, Foregone Conclusion.

Swallows and Amazons premiere poster. Photo: Neil Jones/PA Wire

Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, as with his Broads-set books, is a classic adventure loved by generations and now Norfolk film producer Nick Barton is bringing a new film version to screens.

What to do in Norfolk this weekend: Party in the Park, Hunstanton Kite Festival and outdoor cinema at Plantation Garden. (L-R)

From open air cinema screenings to gin festivals, here’s a look at some of the events taking place across the county on Saturday and Sunday.

What's on in Norwich: The Glamtastics at The Walnut Tree Shades (left) and Suicide Squad in cinemas (Photo:PA)

Looking for something to do this evening? Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place in the city.

Movie Still from Pete's Dragon.  Photo: Submitted

Pete’s Dragon (PG): Do you believe in dragons? You certainly will by the conclusion of David Lowery’s charming fantasy adventure, which reworks the beloved 1977 Disney musical of the same title as a rip-roaring story of devotion between an orphaned boy and his mythical protector.

Norwich Radical Film Festival. Pictured is a scene from Waiting for the Fall. Image: submiited.

A new festival of film is set to take to screens across the city later this month.

Going out in Norwich: Tonight reality TV stars, Jamie Laing (Photo: The Cabana Club) and Scott Thomas (Photo:ITV/PA) will be appearing at nighclubs in Norwich. (L-R)

Looking for something to do this evening? Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place in the fine city, including a chance to meet two reality TV stars and a look at what’s opening in cinemas.

Suicide Squad Cast. Photo: PA

It’s good to be bad in David Ayer’s action-packed fantasy based on the anarchic DC Comics super-villains of the same name.

Friday night guide: Matt Damon star of Jason Bourne which is in cinemas this weekend, jazz singer Tina May who is performing at the Cathedral and comedian Umran Yusuf who will be at Laugh In The Park.

Looking for something to do tonight? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place in the city.

Finding Dory

How can you remember you have a family if you have short-term memory loss?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre in London. Photo: Manuel Harlan.
L-R Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) and Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter).

The new Harry Potter stage show has enchanted critics as new production pictures reveal scenes from the magical spectacle.

John Hurt at Cinema City in Norwich. Credit: Simon Buck

The new screen heritage and film education centre at Norwich’s Cinema City is to be named after actor Sir John Hurt.

Gemma Sutton, William Thompson and Michael Crawford in The Go-Between. Photo: Johan Persson

The Go-Between marks Michael Crawford’s long-awaited return to London’s West End. For the musical’s producer Joseph Smith, it’s a return to his Norfolk roots. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage finds out more.

Friday night guide: Iolanthe by Livewire Opera Company at Norwich Playhouse, Return to the Forbidden Planet at Maddermarket Theatre and The BFG releases in cinemas. (L-R)

Looking for something to do this evening? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place in the fine city.

Film Still from Star Trek Beyond. Pictured: John Cho plays Sulu, Anton Yelchin plays Chekov, Karl Urban plays Bones, Chris Pine plays Kirk, Zachary Quinto plays Spock and Simon Pegg plays Scotty. Picture: PA Photo/Paramount Pictures.

Dedicated to Anton Yelchin, who died in a freak accident in June, and Leonard Nimoy, the third instalment of the rebooted Star Trek is a familiar conflation of past and future present that fails to set its phasers to stun.

Staff at the Odeon Cinema, in Norwich, Norfolk prepare for the BFG film which will soon be on their screens from Friday 22nd July.

Odeon employees Victoria Edwards and Will Roxby  with 10 year old Oakley Martin in the Dream Jar.


The BFG is set to hit UK cinemas this Friday and in preparation for the big release, ODEON Norwich has stocked up on giant-themed treats for guests to enjoy.

Jade Asha as Naeema in the film The Intent. Photo: submitted.

A Norfolk actress is one of the stars of a new movie being released later later this month – and people are being urged to show their support so that the crime thriller can have a screening at Cinema City.

Annihilation filming at Holkham Beach. Photo: Pear Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Filming for sci-fi drama Annihilation is well and truly underway at Holkham, where throughout the week strange items have been appearing as the crew transform the beach into the film’s elusive Area X.

One of the Outdoor Cinema Club screenings from last year. PICTURE: Music Arts Study

There’s nothing quite like watching your favourite movie under the stars, and with these outdoor cinema events in Norfolk you’ll be able to do just that. Here’s a quick guide to some of the screenings taking place across the county over the coming months.

Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wii and Leslie Jones in Ghostbusters.

A gender swap gives life to this 80s reboot.

Scenes from the film Notes on Blindness which has been directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney. Image: submitted.

An award-winning film about a man’s journey to come to terms with blindness is to get its Norwich premiere this week.

What's on in Norwich: Ellie Bea (left) will be performing at The LCR as part of the Young Norfolk Arts Festival and Steemy Dan (right) will be appearing at Norwich Arts Centre for the first time.

Looking for something to do in the city this evening? Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place.

The Legend of Tarzan. Picture: Jonathan Olley/Warner Bros

It’s been almost 100 years since Edgar Rice Burroughs’ muscular protector of the jungle swung into action on the big screen in the swaggering form of silent movie actor Elmo Lincoln but now the King of the swingers is heading back into the jungle.

Sci-fi film Annihilation scheduled to film in Holkham next week starring Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac (pictured).

Holkham is once again going to be featured on the silver screen as filming for a sci-fi movie starring Natalie Portman is scheduled to take place this month.

What's on in Norfolk - From left to right: The Great Norwich Duck Race, Festival Too in King's Lynn and Dirty Dancing screening at the Outdoor Cinema at Holkham Hall. (Photo: Lionsgate home Entertainment).

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place across the county.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. Photo: David Appleby

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley return as Edina and Patsy as Absolutely Fabulous reaches the big screen.

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