TV Appearances, Interviews, and Their Finest Hours Exhibit
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TV Appearances, Interviews, and Their Finest Hours Exhibit

New, exclusive photos from a November 10th press conference for ‘Darkest Hour’ were added to the gallery:

November 30th, Ben joined Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on their morning show “Live with Kelly and Ryan” for a short interview:

Ben later filmed The Late Show with Seth Meyers that evening:

Photos from the episode:

On December 2, ‘Their Finest Hours’ exhibit launched with Ben and Gary Oldman in attendance, with a panel following a screening of ‘Darkest Hour’:

2 new stills and one behind-the-scenes photo of Ben (and Gary) on the set of ‘Darkest Hour’ have been released:

A featurette from ‘Darkest Hour’ was released yesterday:

Other interviews:

Uproxx: Ben Mendelsohn On ‘Darkest Hour’ And Working With Grand Moff Tarkin
New York Times: The New Generation of Character Actors
Slate: Ben Mendelsohn’s Villain Roles Ranked in Order of Menace
Happy Sad Confused: Ben Mendelsohn
Den of Geek: Ben Mendelsohn on Playing the King of England
IGN: Ben Mendelsohn talks Darkest Hour, Star Wars, and fandom
The PlaylistBen Mendelsohn On Fire Talking ‘Darkest Hour’ And Hollywood’s ‘Line In The Sand’ Moment [Podcast]
Parade: Ben Mendelsohn on Being King and Working With Gary Oldman
Business InsiderBen Mendelsohn gets to show a different side in ‘Darkest Hour’

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‘Darkest Hour’ Premiere and Press Roundup
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‘Darkest Hour’ Premiere and Press Roundup

November has been a busy month for Ben and the rest of the crew of ‘Darkest Hour’, with plenty of new photos, interviews, and premieres for us to enjoy before the movie is released on the 22nd.

November 6th: San Francisco Film Society Honors ‘Darkest Hour’ (with a video of Ben goofing off)

November 9th: Los Angeles premiere of ‘Darkest Hour’

Portraits for ‘Darkest Hour’

November 11th: 9th Annual Governors Awards

November 14th: New ‘Darkest Hour’ clip with Ben and Gary Oldman

November 14th: AOL Build Series NYC with Kristin, Joe, Anthony, and Ben

Entire AOL Build Series interview

November 15th: New York premiere of ‘Darkest Hour’

November 16th: BAFTA NY screening of ‘Darkest Hour’

November 17th: SAGAFTRA Foundation Conversation for ‘Darkest Hour’

Collider: Watch as Ben Mendelsohn humorously tries hard not to confirm he’s joining ‘Captain Marvel’
Racked: Why Are Movies Obsessed With Capes?
LA Times: You know them, you love them, but these veteran actors have never felt Oscar’s love
VarietyThis Year’s Oscar Actor Races Could Provide a Lot of First-Time Nominees
The PlaylistBen Mendelsohn On Fire Talking ‘Darkest Hour’ And Hollywood’s ‘Line In The Sand’ Moment

Want the latest updates? Follow us on Twitter at @MendelsohnCom!

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Ben in talks for ‘Captain Marvel’ villain; new ‘Darkest Hour’ poster
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Ben in talks for ‘Captain Marvel’ villain; new ‘Darkest Hour’ poster

Variety published an exclusive that Ben Mendelsohn was being eyed for the villain role in Marvel’s ‘Captain Marvel’ starring Brie Larson. Ben would play the antagonist of the film, who would be the leader of the Skrulls. The film is being directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, who directed Ben in 2015’s ‘Mississippi Grind’.

More from Variety:

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Feige announced that the superhero film will be set in the ’90s, before the Avengers ever thought of assembling, and Samuel L. Jackson is expected to reprise his role as Nick Fury.

The pic is expected to bow on March 8, 2019.

Fleck and Boden had Mendelsohn in mind when they first started plotting the story and once the two sides were able to meet, Mendelsohn quickly agreed to pursue the role.

Mendelsohn has been slowly becoming a go-to villain in Hollywood following his role in “Star Wars” standalone film “Rogue One” and the upcoming “Robin Hood: Origins,” where he portrays the Sheriff of Nottingham. Mendelsohn has also shined on TV, winning an Emmy for playing the black sheep of the family on Netflix’s “Bloodline.”

Mendelsohn can be seen next in Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One.”

Empire released new character posters for ‘Darkest Hour’ and here is Ben as King George VI:

‘Darkest Hour’ arrives in cinemas November 22nd.

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Darkest Hour at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival
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Darkest Hour at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival

The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival kicked off last week, and Darkest Hour had its premiere on Day 5 of the festival. Ben attended, along with fellow actors Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas, and director Joe Wright.

Praise for the movie has been pouring in, mainly for Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. But could Mendo snag a Best Supporting Actor nomination? Here’s what the reviews at TIFF and Telluride had to say about Ben’s performance as King George VI:

Collider: And then there’s Ben Mendelsohn, who delivers a restrained and nuanced turn as King George VI. It’s almost refreshing to see Mendelsohn playing a character so “normal,” but it’s further proof that his talent is more versatile than “oddly charming slimeball.”

The Wrap: The great Ben Mendelsohn as King George does not so much give us a stuttering King as one who already has already conquered his affliction

Variety: (although it should be said that Mendelson’s portrayal of George VI improves upon Colin Firth’s in some ways)

Awards Circuit: It doesn’t help matters that King George VI, played eloquently by the great Ben Mendelsohn (“Animal Kingdom”)

Indie Wire: while Ben Mendelsohn outdoes Colin Firth as the stuttering King George VI

The Playlist: That being said King George VI (Ben Mendelsohn, fantastic) doesn’t trust him and his party’s original choice to replace Chamberlin

Screen Daily: “How do you manage drinking during the day?” enquires HRH King George VI (Ben Mendelsohn, in an unexpected but successful piece of casting)

Mashable: And Wright gives Ben Mendelsohn the chance to prove he can do more than play scumbags, casting him totally against type as King George VI

Lainey Gossip: King George VI (Ben Mendelsohn, extremely good, as always) faces a similar challenge

Check out the gallery for a lot of new photos, including events:

And photo shoots:

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