A new golden age for Brit cinema?

‘Slumdog’s’ Tigger-hopping director Danny Boyle isn’t the only winner from his homeland

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.

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