Aug 092018
 

On This Day

09 August 2018


Births



1968

Gillian Anderson

Age 50
Gillian Leigh AndersonOBE is an American-British film, television and theatre actress. Her credits include the roles of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the long-running series The X-Files, ill-fated socialite Lily Bart in Terence Davies' film The House of Mirth (2000), and DSI Stella Gibson on the BBC crime drama television series The Fall.
1976

Audrey Tautou

Age 42
Audrey Justine Tautou is a French actress and model. Signed by an agent at age 17, she made her acting debut at 18 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Venus Beauty Institute (1999), for which she received critical acclaim and won the César Award for Most Promising Actress. Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Le Libertin and Happenstance (2000). Tautou achieved international recognition for her lead role in the 2001 film Amélie.
1978

Daniela
Denby-Ashe


Age 40
Daniela Denby-Ashe is an English actress, best known for playing the character Sarah Hills in the soap opera EastEnders, Margaret Hale in the period drama North and South and Janey Harper in the sitcom My Family. She also played the character Lorraine Donnegan in the drama series Waterloo Road after previously playing a different character, "Jem Allen" in one episode a few years earlier.
1983

Ashley Johnson

Age 35
Ashley Suzanne Johnson is an American actress, voice actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Chrissy Seaver in Growing Pains, Ellie in The Last of Us, Annie Warbucks in Annie: A Royal Adventure!, Alex Marshall in What Women Want, Terra in Teen Titans and its spin-off Teen Titans Go!, Gwen Tennyson in the Ben 10 franchise and Gretchen Priscilla Grundler in Disney's Recess. She currently stars in the NBC drama Blindspot as FBI forensic specialist Patterson, and is a recurring cast member of Geek and Sundry's show Critical Role.
1990

Adelaide Kane

Age 28
Adelaide Kane is an Australian actress. She gained recognition for her roles as Lolly Allen in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, Cora Hale in the third season of MTV's Teen Wolf, and Mary, Queen of Scots in the CW period drama series Reign. In July 2017, she joined the ABC series Once Upon a Time in a recurring role as Cinderella's evil stepsister, Drizella, who is one of the antagonists in the season. Adelaide's final episode in Once Upon a Time was "Sisterhood".


On This Day

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Amélie

(2001)




Plot Summary

Amélie is a story about a girl named Amélie whose childhood was suppressed by her Father’s mistaken concerns of a heart defect. With these concerns Amélie gets hardly any real life contact with other people. This leads Amélie to resort to her own fantastical world and dreams of love and beauty. She later on becomes a young woman and moves to the central part of Paris as a waitress. After finding a lost treasure belonging to the former occupant of her apartment, she decides to return it to him. After seeing his reaction and his new found perspective – she decides to devote her life to the people around her. Such as, her father who is obsessed with his garden-gnome, a failed writer, a hypochondriac, a man who stalks his ex girlfriends, the “ghost”, a suppressed young soul, the love of her life and a man whose bones are as brittle as glass. But after consuming herself with these escapades – she finds out that she is disregarding her own life and damaging her quest for love. Amélie then discovers she must become more aggressive and take a hold of her life and capture the beauty of love she has always dreamed of.

Verdict

Currently my favourite film. Loaned it many years ago and avoided watching it for as long as I could (arty foreign rubbish I assumed).
Once watched I proceeded to order my own copy straight away. A film to watch when feeling down

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