About The Film
GK Films presents a GK Films / Henceforth / Projection Pictures production of a William Monahan film. Based on the book by Ken Bruen, "London Boulevard" is the story of a man newly released from prison who falls in love with a reclusive young movie star and finds himself in a duel with a vicious gangster.
The feature film directorial debut of Academy Award®-winning screenwriter William Monahan, the film stars Academy Award®-nominated actress Keira Knightley and Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell.
A native of Dublin, Ireland, Colin Farrell won a Golden Globe in 2009 for his performance as Best Actor, Comedy or Musical in the indie hit "In Bruges." Past credits include Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report," "Phone Booth," Terence Malick's Academy Award® nominated "The New World," "The Recruit," "Daredevil" and "Pride and Glory." Mr. Farrell can next be seen in the films "Triage" and "Ondine" and recently completed Peter Weir's "The Way Back."
After achieving worldwide recognition for her breakout performance in "Bend it Like Beckham," Keira Knightley has appeared in some of the most successful and acclaimed films of the last few years including "The Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, "Love Actually," "Pride and Prejudice" for which she was nominated for an Academy Award®, "Atonement" for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA, and most recently "The Edge of Love" and "The Duchess." She can next be seen in Miramax's "Last Night" and Mark Romanek's "Never Let Me Go" and is attached to star in "The Beautiful and the Damned" - the true-life story of Zelda Fitzgerald.
David Thewlis was named Best Actor at Cannes for his role in Mike Leigh's "Naked" and has gone on to star in a wide variety of films including the recently acclaimed "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" and, as Professor Lupin, the blockbuster Harry Potter series.
Anna Friel was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the television comedy series "Pushing Daisies." She recently starred alongside Will Ferrell in Brad Silberling's "Land of the Lost" and will next be seen on stage in London's West End as Holly Golightly in Sean Mathias' adaptation of "Breakfast at Tiffany's."
Ben Chaplin starred in Terence Malick films "The Thin Red Line" and "The New World," alongside Colin Farrell, and Oliver Parker's "Dorian Gray."
Ray Winstone's many screen roles include the title role in "Sexy Beast," "The Departed" for Martin Scorsese, "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull" and "Edge of Darkness."
The film is directed by Academy Award® winner William Monahan who also wrote the screenplay.
The London-based crime drama is produced by Academy Award® winner Graham King ("The Departed") under his GK Films banner alongside Monahan, former MGM executive Quentin Curtis and Tim Headington.
Colin Vaines, winner of the Emmy for "A Dangerous Man," and Redmond Morris, are executive producers.
Director of Photography Chris Menges, has twice won the Academy Award® for his work on "The Mission" and "The Killing Fields," and was nominated this year for "The Reader." As a director, his film "A World Apart" won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival.
Production Designer Martin Childs won the Academy Award® for "Shakespeare in Love" and was nominated for "Quills."
Make-up and Hair designer Christine Blundell won the Academy Award® for Mike Leigh's "Topsy Turvy" and costume designer Odile Dicks-Mireaux won the Emmy Award for her work on "The Lost Prince."
Editor Dody Dorn, A.C.E. was nominated for an Academy Award in 2002 for "Memento." Robb Sullivan also edited the film, and most recently worked on "I'm Still Here."
Casting Director Nina Gold won the Primetime Emmy Award for "John Adams" and was nominated for the same award for "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers."