Winning eight Oscars for ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ and more gold for Kate Winslet and ‘Man on Wire,’ Brits are once again on top of the film world. And a new slate of promising U.K. productions are imminent, including biopics of Charles Darwin and John Keats, a drama starring Jude Law as a cross-dressing supermodel, and a Stephen Frears adapation of a Colette’s ‘Chéri’ starring Michelle Pfeiffer as an aging courtesan. But as the recession dries up funds, the U.K. latest film boom may be shortlived.
A new golden age for Brit cinema?
‘Slumdog’s’ Tigger-hopping director Danny Boyle isn’t the only winner from his homeland