The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

The Toronto International Film Festival is about to kick off and there is one hell of an exciting line-up this year.

While there are movies and talent from all around the world on show, there are a whole host of Brits to watch out for.

We take a look at some of the British stars who will be flying the flag at the one of the world's most prestigious film festivals.

- Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)

Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the most exciting British actors right now, and he is back in The Imitation Game.

Cumberbatch is set to take on the role of mathematician Alan Turing, as the film follows his role in cracking the Enigma code during World War II.

Cumberbatch has already appeared in some terrific films over the last twelve months, but The Imitation Game could be the one that cements him as a great leading man.

Directed by Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game is already being tipped as a major Oscar contender. The film will also open the BFI London Film Festival this October. This is a movie and a Cumberbatch performance to watch out for.

- Timothy Spall (Mr Turner)

Mr Turner is a movie that lit up the Cannes Film Festival and has played in Venice over the last week.

Mr Turner tells the last twenty-five years of painted Turner, and sees Timothy Spall take on the title role.

The film sees Spall team up with director Mike Leigh, in another film that has major Oscar contender written all over it.

Spall has already picked up a Best Actor gong at Cannes - the critics really were raving about his performance.

Do not be surprised to see Spall in the mix when the Best Actor Oscar nominations are announced next year. Spall is a terrific actor, and Mr Turner could well be the film and the role that gets him the recognition that he so richly deserves.

- Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)

The Theory of Everything is a movie that won't be released until January 2015, but it is a film that I have been looking forward to for some time.

Directed by James Marsh, the movie explores the relationship between Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane.

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are two more exciting British acting talents, and they have teamed up with play Stephen and Jane Hawking in the film.

- Tom Hardy (The Drop)

Tom Hardy is one of our favourite actors here at FemaleFirst, and he is back on the big screen this November with The Drop.

The Drop is based on the Dennis Lehane short story and sees Michael R. Roskam in the director's chair.

The movie follows bartender Bob Saginowski through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters - "money drops" - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. But everything changes when he finds himself in the middle of a robbery gone wrong.

The Drop will be only the second big screen outing for Hardy this year, as he stars alongside James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, and Matthias Schoenaerts.

The Drop really is promising to be one of the best crime dramas of the year, with another great performance from Hardy.

- Alice Eve (Before We Go)

Alice Eve has been making a name for herself in recent years with the like of Men In Black 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness under her belt.

Before We Go sees the actress team up with Chris Evans for the first time as the actor makes his directorial debut with the project.

Originally called 1:30 Train, Before We Go follows a young woman who is stranded in New York after missing her train.

Evans will join Eve on the cast list alongside Emma Fitzpatrick and Mark Kassen.

Before We Go will receive its world premiere at the festival and will see Eve continue to mix and match her roles.

- Robert Pattinson (Maps To The Stars)

Robert Pattinson is an actor to watch out for over the next year or so as he continues to move away from the Twilight franchise.

He has a series of exciting films in the pipeline and Maps to the Stars is one of the. It is a movie that sees him reunite with director David Cronenberg for the first time since Cosmopolis.

Pattinson will play a limo driver in a movie about chasing fame and facing ghosts of the past. He is joined on the cast list by Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Mia Wasikowska, and Olivia Williams.

Maps to the Stars has already screened at the Cannes Film Festival - where Moore won the Best Actor gong - and will go on to feature at the New York Film Festival. It really is one to watch out for.

The Toronto International Film Festival runs from 4 - 14 September.

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