Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Actress Charlotte Rampling fears for the future of cinema

Actress Charlotte Rampling said she fears for the future of cinema due to closures and the lack of new releases during the pandemic (PA)
Actress Charlotte Rampling said she fears for the future of cinema due to closures and the lack of new releases during the pandemic (PA)

Actress Charlotte Rampling said she fears for the future of cinema due to the closing of theatres and lack of new releases during the pandemic.

The Oscar-nominated star, 74, will next appear on the big screen in director Denis Villeneuve’s highly awaited sci-fi remake Dune.

The film’s release was delayed from December this year to October 2021, with Hollywood studios pushing may of their movies back in an attempt to protect them from box office failure amid the uncertainty caused by coronavirus lockdowns.

British actress Rampling, who lives in France, said the situation has her fearing for cinema.

Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling has spoken of her fears for cinema amid the uncertainty caused by the pandemic (Ian West/PA)

She told the Radio Times: “I get that distributors feel they can’t justify it economically, but the thing is that cinemas and theatres are very safe.

“I’ve been several times recently and everyone wore masks and was sitting separately. Paris is a city of cinephiles and they still go a lot, so it’s disappointing to see films pulled.”

The latest James Bond outing No Time To Die, Jurassic World: Dominion and murder mystery remake Death On The Nile are among the major releases to be delayed.

Rampling will play Gaius Helen Mohiam in Dune, alongside an ensemble cast including Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin and Stellan Skarsgard.

The sci-fi film is partly set on the dangerous desert planet Arrakis.

Rampling said: “Denis Villeneuve is a delightful man, very helpful, very quiet and thoughtful. It’s lovely that he’s running such huge juggernauts. I play a prophetess and my scenes were all in the studio, so I never got to go to the desert, which I was gutted about.”

Read the full interview with Rampling in the Radio Times.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]