According to Variety, Clive Owen, Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher and Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska have joined Meryl Streep on the international jury of the Berlin Film Festival. Also on the jury are French photographer Brigitte Lacombe, “Sight & Sound” editor Nick James and German actor Lars Eidinger. As previously announced, Streep is the president of the jury. The festival also announced it would present its Berlinale Camera award to Tim Robbins for his achievements as an actor, director, writer and producer; U.S. producer, movie theater owner and distributor Ben Barenholtz; and German cinema operator Marlies Kirchner. The award is given to film personalities or institutions to which the festival feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks. The festival opens next Thursday.
Six promotional featurettes for Meryl’s films, including Postcards from the Edge, The River Wild, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Prime, Doubt and Suffragette have been added to the video archive (the Suffragette video has been added before but went without mention). The former five are not full featurettes but rather bits from an entertainment program, still a great find and some wonderful on-set footage and old interviews. Click any of the previews below.
Today brings a massive update of magazine scans in the photo gallery, ranging from 1979 to 2015 and covering pretty much everything from the press coverage on “Kramer vs. Kramer” to the latest articles on “Suffragette”. About 50 magazines have been added with a good 150 pages. Many thanks to my friend Alvaro for finding all these and sending them my way. Very appreciated! For a complete list of all updated albums, have a look below the previews. Enjoy.
Meryl Streep will share her experience from decades at the top of the acting profession with the 300 emerging film professionals taking part in this year’s Berlinale Talents program. Streep confirmed she will hold a workshop for the Berlinale Talents on Sunday, Feb.14 during the Berlin International Film Festival. Streep is the president of the jury for the 66th Berlin festival. The 300 talents – emerging film professionals from around the world – were selected from a group of more than 2,700 applicants. They will take part in a series of workshops and masterclasses during the event, which runs Feb.13 – Feb. 18 concurrent with the Berlin fest.
In the photo gallery, four films have been updated from the previous DVD resolution to wonderful high definition Blu-Ray screencaptures. Updates include “The House of the Spirits”, “The Bridges of Madison County”, “The Hours” and “Dark Matter”. Enjoy.
Photo Gallery – Career – 1993 – The House of the Spirits – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – 1995 – The Bridges of Madison County – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – 2002 – The Hours – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – 2008 – Dark Matter – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
A second batch of public appearances pictures have been added to the photo gallery, including new finds from the 1983 and 1986 Academy Awards, the People’s Choice Awards and the premiere for “Postcards from the Edge”. Next up will be some cool additional production stills.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1990 – “Postcards from the Edge” Premiere
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1990 – “The Piano Lesson” Broadway Visit
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1989 – “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” Premiere
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1989 – Cannes Film Festival – Press Conference
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1989 – 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1988 – “A Cry in the Dark” Press Conference (New York)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1986 – Taping of PSA for Amnesty International
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1986 – 58th Annual Academy Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1986 – People’s Choice Awards – Press Room
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1986 – People’s Choice Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1984 – Helen Caldicott Leadership Awards
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1983 – 55th Annual Academy Awards – After-Party
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1983 – 8th Annual Cesar Awards
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1981 – 4th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1981 – 26th Annual Obie Awards
Happy New Year everybody. Streep fans will have some rough weeks ahead – a full awards season without a trace of Meryl. So let’s make the best out of it and spend our time with a trip down memory lane. A bunch of additional pictures from various public appearances from 1976 to 1980 have been added to the photo gallery. There’s more to come, so check back later.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1980 – “Alice in Concert” Opening Night
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1980 – 52nd Annual Academy Awards – Press Room
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1980 – 52nd Annual Academy Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1980 – Academy Awards Luncheon
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1980 – “Kramer vs. Kramer” Royal Premiere (London)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1980 – “Kramer vs. Kramer” Photocall (London)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1980 – Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Award
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1980 – “Kramer vs. Kramer” Photocall (Paris)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1979 – “The Seduction of Joe Tynan” Premiere (New York)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1977 – “The Cherry Orchard” Opening Night
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1976 – Lee Strasberg’s 75th Birthday Party
2015 is coming to an end rapidly, and time has prevented me from doing some nice site specials for the holidays (maybe consider the timeline an early Christmas gift ;-) Neverthless, I try to wrap 2015 with some additional images and the year in review between the festivities. In the meantime, I would like to wish all Simply Streep visitors a Merry Christmas and some peaceful days with your families or beloved ones. Enjoy your time and look forward to 2016 bringing lots of great new material to Simply Streep. Yours, Frederik
“Suffragette” hasn’t been a major player in the 2016 awards season (fairly, it hasn’t played there at all with the exception of Carey Mulligan’s Critics Choice nomination). At least, the Women Film Critics Circle has been kind to Sarah Gavron’s film, naming it Best Movie about Women, Best Movie by a Woman, Best Actress, Best Ensemble (that’s one for Meryl), Best Female Images in a Movie, Courage in Filmmaking for Sarah Gavron, and their special Karen Morley Award for best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity.
I’m very happy to launch the new filmography pages today, a section that has been long in the works to receive its well deserved relaunch. Besides her work on film and the theatre, Meryl Streep has always maintained a steady workflow with appearances in documentaries, narrations and audio books. The newly launched timeline compiles all productions from the different mediums and lists them by year, making it easier to find a project and explore the works that was done in a specific year. You can launch the timeline here or browse the filmography in their old form. If you know about a project that isn’t listed, please let me know.