ASHLEY Walters' big break came when So Solid Crew, the British rap group he was a leading member of, began to dominate the charts in 2001. The rapper has since forged a successful acting career and is a father to eight children. Here's all you need to know about the London star... Who is Ashley Walters and how did his career kick off? Ashley Walters was born in Peckham, London on June 30, 1982. Raised by his mother Pamela Case, Ashley appeared in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles at the age of 10 and also played Andy in Grange Hill aged 14. He went on to take classes at the esteemed Sylvia Young Theatre School and starred in some stage productions before joining So Solid Crew. Before breaking into the mainstream market, So Solid Crew were involved with many pirate radio stations in London. It was at Delight where they made their name, occupying most of the Sunday schedule, the so-called So Solid Sundays. So Solid Crew's first album, They Don't Know, was released in … [Read more...] about Who is Ashley Walters? Actor in Safe House and ex So Solid Crew rapper
Now that the Minnesota Vikings have extended the contract of the first of their core potential free agents, linebacker Eric Kendricks last week for $50 million for five years, negotiations for defensive end Danielle Hunter could become very interesting. So much that it could take designating a franchise tag on Hunter if a mega-contract agreement can’t be reached. The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Hunter, who has had 25.5 sacks in his first three seasons in Minnesota, doesn’t turn 24 until October. Talent that young is hard to find in the NFL, making Hunter’s value as a potential free agent after the coming season in the $15 million per year range. That’s more than Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen’s $14.5 million per season average. Franchising Hunter for the 2019 season could cost the Vikings about $18 million. The team can’t afford to let him go. Kendricks’ $50 million deal could turn out to be the least expensive of the Vikings’ other … [Read more...] about Charley Walters: Will Vikings’ Danielle Hunter get franchise tag?
Daniel Kaluuya feels insecure about his acting abilities.The 29-year-old actor is widely recognised as one of the rising stars of the business, but Daniel has admitted that because he never attended drama school, he harbours insecurities.He confessed: "I couldn't afford to go to drama school and because I'm not trained, I have a deep insecurity about my ability. So i just feel like I should always learn."Daniel was inspired to pursue his ambitions by fellow Londoner Ashley Walters, who starred in 'Bullet Boy' and 'Get Rich or Die Tryin'.Asked who first inspired him to become an actor, he told OK! magazine: "Ashley Walters. He was in a film called 'Bullet Boy'."For working-class people in London, there weren't any role models really when I was growinig up. So seeing him it was like: 'Whoah, it's possible for me.'"Daniel previously admitted he didn't have especially grand expectations of himself as a child.The acclaimed actor explained how the environment he grew up in influenced his … [Read more...] about Daniel Kaluuya is insecure about his acting talents
Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to conduct an hour-long interview with Daniel Radcliffe, the 22-year-old British actor who starred as the title character in the Harry Potter film franchise that encompassed eight films over 11 years (2001-2011), grossed over $7.7 billion at box-offices around the world for Warner Bros., and single-handedly revived the faltering British film industry. Our conversation was part of a tribute to Radcliffe from the New York branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), which wished to commemorate the end of his Potter era (which came to a close with the July 15 release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2, the series' most critically acclaimed and commercially successful installment, and an Oscar nominee for best art direction, best makeup, and best visual effects) and the beginning of his next film chapter (which kicks off today with the release of The Woman in Black, his first post-Potter film, in theaters … [Read more...] about ‘Woman in Black’s’ Daniel Radcliffe Reflects on Co-Stars, Directors and the Bizarre Place He Became Harry Potter (Exclusive Video)
Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group (CMG), riding high on an Oscar nomination for animated feature Loving Vincent, will launch world sales at the EFM on Brazilian project Noah’s Ark with Walter Salles on board as a producer.Sérgio Machado, who cut his teeth as assistant director on Salles’ Central Station, directs for Gullane Entretenimento, which produces with Salles’ Video Filmes and is run by brothers Caio Gullane and Fabiano Gullane.The brothers are producing the musical adventure with Salles and will also be in Berlin to present Luiz Bolognesi’s Panorama documentary selection Ex-Shaman (Ex Pajé).For Noeltner, Noah’s Ark marks the second animation CMG has boarded after initial contact with producers at the Ventana Sur market in Buenos Aires, following Peruvian title Ainbo from Lima-based Tunche Films at the 2016 edition.Noah’s Ark is based on the songs and lyrics by celebrated Brazilian singer and composer Vinicius de Moraes … [Read more...] about Walter Salles-produced ‘Noah’s Ark’ docks at CMG for EFM (exclusive)