Back in 2010, Mr. Gustavo Ron brought to the screen Sally Nicholls debut 2008 novel, Ways to Live Forever. Documenting the life of a boy suffering from leukemia, the films stars many talented individuals, two of which are celebrating a little something special today. Actors Ben Chaplin and Emilia Fox not only star in this heartfelt film but also share the same birthday!
Born Emilia Rose Elizabeth Fox, this lovely English actress became widely known for her role as Dr. Nikki Alexander on the BBC crime drama, Silent Witness, after joining the cast in 2004. Fox has continued to have a very successful career in both TV and Film having starred in Merlin as Morgause, Flashbacks of A Fool as Sister Jean, and of course in our very own Ways to Live Forever as the mother. These are but a few projects that Fox has taken part in!
Mr. Ben Chaplin was born Benedict John Greenwood on July 31st of 1969 in England. After being applauded for his performance as Tom Wingfield in Sam Mendes’ stage production of The Glass Menagerie (1995), he went on to star in both TV and film productions, some of his most recent being, Mad Dogs as Joel, Little Boy as Ben Eagle, and like Ms. Fox, Ways to Live Forever as the father.
From all of us at WWMPC we would like to wish you both a very happy and joyous birthday, cheers to you, Ben and Emilia!
It is not easy for comedians to transition from stand-up to big leading roles. However, comedian and actor Kevin James, better known for his role as Doug Heffernan in the sitcom, The King of Queens, was successful in getting several film roles alongside major actors.
One of his first film roles was in the movie Hitch, starring Will Smith, in which James happens to steal the show. In his next gig, Kevin partnered up with Adam Sandler for the movie, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry and then his most successful film to date was Grown Ups. As of now, James continues to play comedic roles, such as in Paul Blart: Mall Cop and soon to be out Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.
But in another of his upcoming projects, James showcases his talent by being in a more serious, yet playful family film, in the upcoming Little Boy as Dr. Fox. The plot concerns an 8-year old boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father. The movie includes well-known actors that James will be sharing the screen with. This includes Michael Rapaport who plays a major part in the movie as the boy’s father, Ben Chaplin, Oscar nominee Emily Watson, Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson, and David Henrie.
The movie looks promising from the trailer, and 88% of Rotten Tomatoes users say they want to see the film. Hopefully this bodes well for Kevin James’ future career and that he will continue playing roles such as this one.
Be sure to catch the movie Little Boy in theaters April 24th, 2015, in limited release.
Ben Chaplin also stars in Ways To Live Forever. The movie is available on VOD and DVD, distributed by World Wide Motion Pictures.