October 26, 2016
Having attended the premiere of the film on October 15th Raymond Briggs was at another screening of the film at the Dolby screening room in Soho Square last night. It was followed by a Q & A with Raymond, Carl Davis (composer of the original score for the film), and director Roger Mainwood.
Composer Carl Davis (centre) in conversation with Raymond Briggs before the screening. Actress Jean Boht, who is married to Carl, is on the left of the picture.
October 25, 2016
Ethel and Ernest - the movie, Lupus Films, Uncategorized
Peal and Dean Premieres
Published by Pearl and Dean on 24 Oct 2016
“This time, we hit the red carpet for The Queen of Katwe and chat with Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo and director Mira Nair about what’s in store for the heart-warming new Disney drama.
Then, for the new animation Ethel & Ernest, we speak to British acting royalty Brenda Blethyn and Jim Broadbent about their characters in the British movie.”
October 24, 2016
Brenda Blethyn chats about voicing a character in animated film Ethel & Ernest and working on ITV series Vera, and shares how much she’d love to be in Game of Thrones.
October 23, 2016
Ethel and Ernest - the movie, Lupus Films, Picturehouses, Uncategorized
This morning a number of Picturehouse cinemas held preview screenings of Ethel and Errnest ahead of the film’s release on Friday October 28th. Some early Twitter reaction is below:
October 23, 2016
Curzon Mayfair, Ethel and Ernest - the movie, Ethel and Ernest the animated movie, Jim Broadbent, Lupus Films, Uncategorized
An interview with Jim Broadbent at the premiere of Ethel and Ernest. The premiere was held at the Curzon Mayfair cinema on Oct 15th and was part of the 60th London Film Festival.
October 22, 2016
Carl Davis, Ethel and Ernest - the movie, Paul McCartney, Uncategorized
A CD of the music included in the Ethel and Ernest feature film is now available for pre-order . It will be released by Decca records on the 11th of November.
Music is an integral part of the film, with an original score composed by internationally renowned composer and conductor Carl Davis. It is his first score for an animated feature and is performed by the Chamber Orchestra of London with a piano solo by Huw Watkins. There are also original recordings of songs and tunes from the 1920s through to the 1970s that give period flavour to the film, with artists as diverse as Gracie Fields, Charles Penrose, Juliette Greco, The Shadows and Dave Berry featuring on the soundtrack.
Two tracks in the film come from a very famous musical family. Back in the 1920s Sir Paul McCartney’s father, James McCartney, wrote a tune called Walking in the Park with Eloise when he was leader of the Jim Mac’s Jazz band, a version of which was recorded by Paul McCartney as The Country Hams in 1974. This has been re-arranged specially for the film by Carl Davis and performed by the Chamber Orchestra of London. In addition Sir Paul McCartney himself has written and performed a brand new song for the film – In The Blink Of An Eye – which plays over the first part of the end credits before leading into a reprise of Walking in the Park with Eloise.