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If you think global recognition gets to everyone’s heads, think again. Actor James Martin casually resumed his day job at Starbucks despite starring in an Oscar-nominated film titled “An Irish Goodbye.” The Northern Irish star’s name has crept up in more and more conversations among the Hollywood elite as his most recent on-screen venture scooped…

U.K. factual outfit Zinc Media Group has launched Atomic Television, spearheaded by former Honey Bee creative director Stephen McQuillan. The Bristol-based label will target premium specialist factual content within the genres of history, science, adventure and documentary. The outpost marks Zinc’s first base in Bristol, which is considered the capital…

“I don’t think Britney will ever be able to live a normal, free life,” said former #FreeBritney supporter Lauren Mars. “She has no idea how to be free or survive alone. It’s very sad; very, very sad.”

The European Film Academy has unveiled the eight winners of the Excellence Awards spanning the arts and crafts categories. These will receive their prizes during the European Film Awards on Dec. 10 in Reykjavík, Iceland. Best European cinematography went to Kate McCullough for “The Quiet Girl,” an Irish drama directed…

British actor Prasanna Puwanarajah is on a career high with a starring turn in the new season of “The Crown” and his feature directorial debut “Ballywalter” beginning its festival journey by opening the Belfast Film Festival. Puwanarajah is of Tamil Sri Lankan heritage and has used aspects of his background…

An uplifting documentary about an Irish teacher who uses Plato’s teachings to defuse violence among his young pupils is set to be adapted into a feature film by The Bureau, the producers of “Supernova.” Directed by Neasa Ní Chianáin (“School Life”) and Declan McGrath and produced by David Rane for…

A total of 164 feature films will play at this year’s London Film Festival, alongside an abundance of shorts, TV series and an expanded program of XR (extended reality) works — and that’s in a comparatively slimmed-down era of curation for a public-facing festival that has long aimed to bring…