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The following list includes British films or co-productions that entered production on or after July 1. "Status" is as of Dec. 14. Credits are not contractual. The producer is listed as "prod," followed by chief financial backers in parentheses.

Accelerator (action-drama); producer, Imagine Films/Gazboro (Flashpoint); director, Vinny Murphy; script, Murphy, Mark Stewart; cast, Stuart Sinclair Blyth, Sorcha Gleadhill, Mark Dunne; status, in post; sales, the Sales Co.

Angela's Ashes (drama); prod, Scott Rudin-David Brown-Dirty Hands Prods. (Paramount/ Polygram); dir, Alan Parker; cast, Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle; status, in post; sales, Polygram.

Best (soccer biopic); prod, Best Films (Sky Pictures, IAC, Isle of Man Film Commission, Smoke & Mirrors, Pembridge Pictures); dir, Mary McGuckian; scr, McGuckian, John Lynch; cast, Lynch, Ian Bannen, Linus Roache; status, in production; sales, IAC Film & TV.

Bill Hicks Is Dead (comedy); prod, St. Moritz Prods.; dir, Faye Jackson; cast, Wendy Wason, Kerry Godliman, Kevin Kelly; status, in post.

The Clandestine Marriage (romantic comedy); prod, Portman Prods.; dir, Christopher Miles; scr, Sam Donovan; cast, Nigel Hawthorne, Joan Collins, Timothy Spall; status, in post; sales, Portman.

The Darkest Light (drama); prod, Footprint Films (ACE, Pathe, BBC Films, Yorkshire Media); dir/scr, Simon Beaufoy; cast, Kerry Fox, Stephen Dillane, Keri Arnold; status, in post; sales, Goldwyn Films.

East Is East (comedy-drama); prod, Assassin Films (Film Four); dir, Damien O'Donnell; scr, Ayub Khan-Din; cast, Om Puri, Linda Bassett; status, in post; sales, Film Four Intl.

Elephant Juice (drama); prod, HAL Films (Miramax); dir, Sam Miller; scr, Amy Jenkins; cast, Emmanuelle Beart, Scan Gallagher, Daniel Lapaine; status, in post; sales, Miramax.

Esther Kahn (drama); prod, Zephyr Films (ACE); dir/scr, Arnaud Desplechin; status, in production.

Fanny and Elvis (romantic comedy); prod, Scala (ACE, ITV) dir/scr, Kay Mellor; cast, Ray Winstone, Kerry Fox, David Morrissey; status, in post; sales, Capitol Films.

Felicia's Journey (drama); prod, Marquis Film (Icon Entertainment, Alliance-Atlantis Communications, Artisan); dir/scr, Atom Egoyan; cast, Bob Hoskins, Elaine Cassidy, Peter McDonald; status, in post; sales, Icon Entertainment Intl.

Greenwich Meantime (drama); prod, Anvil Films (Majestic Films, Icon); dir, John Stickland; scr, Simon Mirren; cast, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alec Newman, Steven John Shepherd; status, in post; sales, Icon Entertainment Intl.

History Is Made at Night (romantic comedy); prod, Scala (Smile Entertainment, IMA Films, Helkon Media); dir, IIkka Jarvilaturi; cast, Bill Pullman, Irene Jacob; status, in production; sales, J&M.

Hold Back the Night (drama); prod, Parallax Pictures (ACE); dir, Philip Davis; scr, Steve Chambers; cast, Christine Tremarco, Sheila Hancock, Stuart Sinclair-Blyth; status, in post.

I Could Read the Sky (drama); prod, Hot Property Films, Liquid Films (ACE, BFI, Irish Film Board, C4); dir, Nichola Bruce; scr, Bruce, Timothy O'Grady; cast, Stephen Rea, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Dermot Healy; status, in production; sales, Gemini Films.

Janice Beard, 45 wpm (comedy); prod, Dakota Films (ACE, Film Consortium, C4, Diaphana); dir, Clare Kilner; scr, Kilner, Ben Hopkins; cast, Eileen Walsh, Rhys Ifans, Patsy Kensit; status, in post; sales, the Sales Co.

The Last September (drama); prod, Scala Thunder (Irish Film Board, Matrix, British Screen); dir, Deborah Warner; scr, John Banville; cast, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Jane Birkin; status, in post; sales, UGC DA.

The Last Yellow (comedy-drama); prod, Scala/Jolyon Symonds Prod. (ACE, BBC Films, Hollywood Partners, Capitol Films); dir, Julian Faring; scr, Paul Tucker; cast, Mark Addy, Charlie Creed-Miles, Samantha Morton; status, in post; sales, Capitol Films.

The Lighthouse (thriller); prod, Lighthouse Entertainment (British Screen, ACE, Winchester Films); dir/scr, Simon Hunter; cast, Rachel Shelley, Don Warrington; status, in post; sales, Winchester Films.

Lynne Ramsay Untitled (drama); prod, Holy Cow Film Prods. (ACE, Pathe, BBC Scotland, Les Productions Lazennec); dir/scr, Ramsay; cast, William Eadie, Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews; status, in post; sales, Goldwyn Films.

Mad Cows (comedy); prod, Flashlight Films (Entertainment Film Distribution, Capitol Films, Newmarket Capitol Corp.); dir/scr, Sara Sugarman; cast, Anna Friel, Joanna Lumley, Greg Wise; status, in post; sales, Capitol.

Mansfield Park (Jane Austen adaptation); prod, HAL Films (Miramax, BBC Films, ACE) dir/scr, Patricia Rozema; cast, Embeth Davidtz, Jonny Lee Miller, Alessandro Nivola; status, in post; sales, Intermedia/Miramax.

The Match (romantic comedy); prod, Propaganda, Rafford Films (Polygram); dir/scr, Michael Davis; cast, Max Beesley, Laura Fraser, Pierce Brosnan; status, in post; sales, Polygram.

Media Darlings (black comedy); prod, Ivan Millar; dir, Caleb Botton; cast, Tom Meeten, Rick Westwell, Steffan Boje; status, in post.

Milk (comedy); prod, Gummfluh Films (Sky Pictures); dir/scr, Bill Brookfield; cast, James Fleet, Clotilde Courau, Francesca Annis; status, in post; sales, Cinequanon.

Munich '72 (feature docu); prod, Passion Pictures (Arthur Cohen, British Screen, BBC); dir, Kevin Macdonald; status, in production.

The Wrong Blonde (comedy-drama); prod, Pathe-Renn Prod.; dir/scr, Michel Blanc; cast, Daniel Auteuil, Stuart Townsend, Liza Walker; status, in production; sales, UGC DA.

One More Kiss (romantic comedy); prod, the Mob; dir, Vadim Jean; scr, Suzie Halewood; cast, Valerie Edmond, Gerard Butler, Valerie Gogan; status, in post.

Ordinary Decent Criminal (thriller); prod, Little Bird (Greenlight Fund, Irish Film Board, Filmstiftung NRW); dir, Thaddeus O'Sullivan; scr, Gerard Stembridge; cast, Kevin Spacey, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Mullan; status, in post; sales, Icon Entertainment Intl.

Out of Depth (drama); prod, Steon Films (Redbus Films); dir/scr, Simon Marshall; cast, Sean Maguire, Rita Tushingham, Phil Cornwell; status, post; sales, Victor Film.

Rancid Aluminium (black comedy); prod, Mark Thomas/ Fiction Factory (Entertainment Film Distributors, Arts Council of Wales) dir, Edward Thomas; scr, James Hawes; cast, Rhys Ifans, Joseph Fiennes, Tara Fitzgerald; status, in production.

A Room for Romeo Brass (drama); prod, Company Pictures (Alliance Atlantis, BBC Films, ACE); dir, Shane Meadows; cast, Andrew Shim, Ben Marshall, Bob Hoskins; status, in post; sales, Alliance Communications.

Secret Society (romantic comedy); prod, Focus Films; dir, Imogen Kimmel; scr, Catriona McGowan, Kimmel; cast, Tabitha Wady, Lee Ross, Annette Badland; status, in production; sales, CLT-UFA.

Somme (drama); prod, Skyline Film, Blue p.m. (ACE, British Screen); dir/scr, William Boyd; cast, Paul Nicholls, Daniel Craig, Julian Rhind-Tutt; status, in post; sales, Portman.

Tube Tales (10-part episodic drama); prod, Horsepower Prods. (Sky Pictures); dir, Ewan McGregor, Jude Law, Bob Hoskins, et al.; scr, Paul Frasier, Billy MacKinnon, et al.; status, in production.

Untitled '98 (Gilbert & Sullivan pic); prod, Thin Man Films (ACE, Greenlight Fund, Pathe); dir/scr, Mike Leigh; cast, Jim Broadbent, Alison Steadman, Timothy Spall; status, in post; sales, Goldwyn Films.

Untitled Irish Comedy (comedy); prod, Redwave Films (Fox Searchlight); dir, Aileen Ritchie; scr, William Ivory; cast, Niamh Cusack, Sean McGinley, Ian Hart; status, in post; distrib, Fox.

Untitled Love Story (drama); prod, Revolution Films, Kismet Film Co. (Polygram, BBC Films); dir, Michael Winterbottom; scr, Laurence Coriat; cast, Ian Hart, Stuart Townsend, Gina McKee; status, in post; sales, Polygram.

The Van Boys (comedy-thriller); prod, Double Life Films; dir/scr, John McCormack; cast, Paul Usher, Julie Brown, Malcolm Pitt; status, in post.

Weak at Denise (romantic comedy); prod, Peninsula Films; dir/scr, Julian Nott; cast, Bill Thomas, Chrissie Cotterill, Craig Fairbrass; status, in post.

The Wedding Tackle (comedy); prod, Viking Films; dir, Rami Dvir; scr, Nigel Home; cast, Adrian Dunbar, Tony Slattery, James Purefoy; status, in post.
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Title Annotation:British films in production from July 1, 1998
Publication:Variety
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Dec 14, 1998
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