Brave New World
USA Networks / NBC Universal
Brave New World, based on the Aldous Huxley novel of the same name, imagines an utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself. Cast includes Alden Ehrenreich, Jessica Brown Findlay, Harry Lloyd and Demi Moore. Directed by Owen Harris. Showrunner and executive producer is David Wiener.
BBC 1 / HBO / Brontë Film and TV
Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger are returning to BBC One in 2020 for Strike: Lethal White, based on the crime novel by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling)
BBC / Amazon
Letitia Wright (“Black Panther”) and John Boyega (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) head an all-star British cast in Steve McQueen’s upcoming anthology series, “Small Axe”. The series from the Oscar-winning director of “12 Years a Slave” and “Widows” is set in London’s West Indian community, starting in the late 1960s and running until the early ’80s.
Blinded By The Light
eOne Entertainment / Warner
Directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham), Blinded By The Light is based on the memoir Greetings From Bury Park by journalist/broadcaster Sarfraz Manzoor which chronicles his experiences as a British Muslim boy growing up in 1980s Luton and the impact Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics had upon him.
47 Meters Down - Uncaged
Entertainment / The Fyzz
The sequel to the massive hit 47 Meters Down stars Sistine Stallone and Corinne Foxx in their debut film roles, alongside Brianne Tju, Sophie Nélisse and John Corbett. The film tells the story of four teens diving in a ruined underwater city, who quickly find themselves in a watery hell as their adventure turns to horror when they learn they are not alone in the submerged caves. Directed by Johannes Roberts.
BBC Films / Vice Studios / Pulse Films
Riz Ahmed leads the cast of Mughal Mowgli. The story follows a British Pakistani rapper who, on the cusp of his first world tour, is struck down by an illness that threatens to derail his big break. Directed by Bassam Tariq. Produced by Pulse Films’ Thomas Benski and Bennett McGhee of Silvertown Films. BBC Films and Vice Studios also on board.
The Postcard Killings
Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Famke Janssen co-star in the film adapted from James Patterson's bestseller. The film follows a New York detective (Morgan) whose life is thrown into turmoil when he learns that his daughter and son-in-law have been brutally murdered in London. Directed by Oscar-winner Danis Tanović. Produced by Good Films’ Miriam Segal.
Oscar winner Gary Oldman stars alongside Olga Kurylenko in the action-thriller The Courier. Set against a gritty London backdrop, the plot sees Kurylenko play a courier whose daily deliveries are interrupted when she discovers that her latest package is a gas bomb aimed to kill the only living witness on the edge of testifying against a ruthless crime lord, played by Oldman. Directed by Zackary Adler (Rise of the Footsoldier III).
Golden Globe-nominated actress actress Romola Garai (The Hour/Suffragette) is making her feature directorial debut on horror movie Outside that she also wrote. Carla Juri (Blade Runner 2049), Alec Secareanu (God’s Own Country) and Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake) lead the cast. Produced by Matthew James Wilkinson.
ITV / Sister Pictures
Cleaning Up is a six part series drama created and written by screenwriting newcomer Mark Marlow and starring BAFTA award winning actress Sheridan Smith.
BBC / Snowed-In Productions / all3Media
Ruth Wilson, in the lead role, will star alongside Iain Glen (Game Of Thrones, Delicious) and Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard). Mrs Wilson is inspired by the memoir of Wilson's grandmother and her family’s complicated history. Directed by Richard Laxton.
A Private War
Thunder Road / Acacia Entertaiment / Denver & Delilah Films
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) stars in the Marie Colvin biopic “A Private War.” Colvin covered major conflicts across the world and died in 2012 during a rocket attack while covering the Siege of Homs in Syria for the U.K.’s Sunday Times. Also starring Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander and Stanley Tucci.
Thunder Road Pictures / The Fyzz Facility
Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common and Clive Owen star in the action thriller directed by Andrea Di Stefano (Escobar: Paradise Lost) and based on the best-selling Swedish novel.
Western Edge Pictures
Rare Beasts is an "anti-rom-com" written and directed by Billie Piper, with Billie Piper, David Thewlis, Kerry Fox and Leo Bill. Produced by Vaughan Sivell (Pistorius).
eOne Entertainment / Film4 / Fable Pictures
The story follows young Rose-Lynn who is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail, and with two young kids, all she wants is to get the hell out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer. Directed by Tom Harper (War & Peace), starring Taboo‘s Jessie Buckley and Julie Walters.
Balance, Not Symmetry
Northcott Films, Two Flowers and King Pictures, AMP International
Laura Harrier (BlacKkKlansman, Spider-man: Homecoming), Bria Vinaite (The Florida Project), Tamsin Egerton (The Brothers Grimsby) and Kate Dickie (Game Of Thrones) star in Jamie Adams' film about a US student (Laura Harrier) studying at Glasgow School of Art who is living a privileged existence when her father unexpectedly dies. Powered by the music of Biffy Clyro.
BBC / Sundance TV / Sister Pictures
From Bafta award-winning writer Abi Morgan (River, Suffragette, The Hour) and and Bafta-winning executive producer Jane Featherstone (Broadchurch, River, Humans) comes The Split set in the world of divorce law. . Cast includes Nicola Walker (River, Last Tango In Halifax), Meera Syal and Stephen Mangan.
On Chesil Beach
BBC Films/Number 9/Lionsgate
Set in England in 1962, On Chesil Beach is a touching tale of two young lovers Edward (Billy Howle) and Florence (Saoirse Ronan) and how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives. Directed by Dominic Cooke (The Hollow Crown), produced by Stephen Woolley (Carol). Adapted from the novel by Ian McEwan.
The Strike Series
BBC1 / HBO
The Strike Series is based on J.K. Rowling’s bestselling crime novels, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm and Career Of Evil are produced as three separate event dramas. Tom Burke is Cormoran Strike and Holliday Grainger is his assistant, Robin Ellacott.
The Frankenstein Chronicles - Season 2
ITV / Rainmark Films / Endemol Shine Group
The Frankenstein Chronicles - Season 2 returns with Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Accused), directed by Alex Gabassi.
Two For Joy
Blonde To Black Pictures
Samantha Morton and Billie Piper star in drama Two For Joy from Sadie Frost’s UK production outfit Blonde To Black Pictures. The feature, which will chart the challenging relationship between a teenage daughter, her bed-ridden mother (Morton) and her wayward younger brother, will touch on themes of mental illness, young carers and child abuse.
Cannes Film Festival 2017
Mtime - China
The Galeforce team produced the daily coverage of the festival for the biggest film website in China.
Riviera is a new ten part series created by Oscar-winning writer and director Neil Jordan (The Borgias), co-written with Booker Prize-winning author John Banville (The Sea), and starring Julia Stiles (The Bourne Series). The series is based on an idea from former U2 manager Paul McGuinness and is being produced by Archery Pictures and Primo Productions.
10 x 10
Unstoppable Entertainment / Altitude
A cat and mouse thriller set in America, 10x10 stars Luke Evans (The Girl On The Train) and Kelly Reilly (True Detective). Noel Clark (Brotherhood) has written the screenplay and is producing with Jason Maza. Suzi Ewing directs, marking her debut feature. Unstoppable Entertainment / Altitude
BBC 1/FX/Scott Free/Sonar
Eight-part event drama Taboo is shooting in London for BBC One and FX with an international cast including Michael Kelly and Jonathan Pryce alongside Tom Hardy. The series reunites Hardy with his Peaky Blinders and Locke collaborator Steven Knight who created the period adventure based on an original story by Hardy and his father Chips.
BBC Films/Scott Free/StudioCanal
Written by Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby of The Mighty Boosh, and directed by award-winning theatre director Sean Foley (The Play What I Wrote).
Gap Year is a comedy drama written by Tom Basden (Plebs, Fresh Meat, Quacks). Best mates Dylan and Sean set out to backpack through China but end up embarking on a three-month trip around Asia. With Tim Key, Anders Hayward, Ade Oyefeso, Alice Lee, Brittney Wilson.
Timeless Films / Ambient Entertainment
Based on David Safier’s best-selling novel, Monster Family is a 3D animated family adventure that follows the very much unhappy Wishbone clan - under pressure and constantly at each other’s throats. Voice cast: Emily Watson, Jason Isaacs, Nick Frost, Jessica Brown Findlay, Celia Imrie and Catherine Tate.
Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane). Written by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame).
The Hyman Archive
Meet the man who owns around 80,000 magazines. In 2012, the Guinness Book of Records named the Hyman Archive the largest collection of magazines in the world. James Hyman spoke to the BBC about his plans to digitise his vast collection to "unlock the value and make it accessible to researchers and members of the public".
Spooks: The Greater Good
20th Century Fox/Pinewood Pictures
Feature film version of the hit UK TV series. Starring Kit Harington (Pompeii, Game of Thrones), Jennifer Ehle (50 Shades of Grey, Robocop, Zero Dark Thirty) and Peter Firth. Directed by Bharat Nalluri, produced by Ollie Madden.
A Royal Night Out
Emily Watson, Bel Powley, Sarah Gadon, Jack Reynor and Rupert Everett.
The Casual Vacancy
Michael Gambon, Julia McKenzie, Rory Kinnear and Keeley Hawes star in the adaptation of JK Rowling's first adult book. Directed by Jonny Campbell, produced by Ruth Kenley-Letts and Paul Trijbits.
eOne/BBC Films/The Weinstein Company
Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas and Sam Riley star in Saul Dibb's Second World War drama.
Before I Go To Sleep
StudioCanal/Scott Free/ Millennium Films
Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Anne-Marie Duff. Directed by Rowan Joffe (Brighton Rock). Produce by Liza Marshall. Executive producer: Ridley Scott.
Jim Broadbent, Rafe Spall. Written and directed by Chris Smith. Produced by Liza Marshall. Executive producer: Ridley Scott.
Entertainment/BBC Films/Metrodome Distribution
Greta Scacchi, Maisie Williams, Joe Cole and Maxine Peake. Directed by Carol Morley.(Dreams of a Life, The Alcohol Years). Director of photography: Agnès Godard (Sister, Beau Travail).
Cannes Film Festival Best of
The Galeforce team produced daily videos for BBC Culture and BBC World TV during the duration of the festival.
A rare interview with the iconic Only Ones frontman Peter Perrett. As usual with the Sunday Times videos, this is an improvised set up where we have to think on our feet on the day in order to deliver the best film possible.
Berlin Film Festival Best of
The Galeforce team produced daily videos for BBC Culture and BBC World TV during the duration of the festival.
Mike Leigh on Another Year
Mike Leigh and Lesley Manville discuss Another Year. A Galeforce TV Production for Film4.
Your Film Festival
In The House
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Jack Goes Boating
A Perfect Getaway
Enter The Void
Meet Monica Velour
Ride Rise Roar
A Closed Book
How Far Can You Go
Mark Kermode on Film4
As a treat, here is a short clip from a young Mark Kermode introducing a debate on Censorship for Film4.
Sundance Film Festival
Another treat, just for you: old school MTV coverage with Toby Amies at Sundance.