Ben attended the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February, here are the photos:
The 17th Annual Movies for Grown Ups Awards:
Here’s the first look at Ben as the Sheriff of Notthingham in the upcoming adaptation of Robin Hood, slated to release late this year. Thoughts?
Ben can briefly be seen in this new tv spot for Ready Player One; he plays the film’s main antagonist, Nolan Sorrento.
Photographer Billy Kidd released a few shots of Ben during the Toronto International Film Festival – you can check them out in the gallery below:
Additionally, an outtake from Comic Con 2017 with Sarah Dunn was released, as well as some great outtakes from Ben’s 2016 Empire Magazine shoot:
Ben was featured in an episode of a iTunes podcast called “Aussies in Hollywood”, hosted by Jenny Cooney, where she interviews prominent Australian actors about their stories of trying to ‘make it’ in Hollywood. Check it out!
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:
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 Playlist: Ben 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 Insider: Ben Mendelsohn gets to show a different side in ‘Darkest Hour’
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
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
Variety: This Year’s Oscar Actor Races Could Provide a Lot of First-Time Nominees
The Playlist: Ben Mendelsohn On Fire Talking ‘Darkest Hour’ And Hollywood’s ‘Line In The Sand’ Moment
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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: