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The film received nominations for Best British Film, where it will compete with Love Actually; Carl Foreman award for special achievement by a British Director/Producer or Writer in their first feature film (Peter Webber); Best Adapted Screenplay (Olivia Hetreed); Best Actress (Scarlett Johansson); Best Supporting Actress (Judy Parfitt); Film Music; Cinematography; Production Design, Costume Design; and Makeup and Hair. No one does turbulent and sexy intensity better than 43 year old Colin Firth, and the unspoken, forbidden attraction between the two creates the most powerful study of erotic tension since Jane Campion's The Piano It was really lucky that Colin and I had such good chemistry.This site explores numerous facets of Johannes Vermeer's masterpiece, the Girl with a Pearl Earring. Everybody knows what it is like to have a bit of a secret life, a secret passion or a dream.Each of the more than 40 pages discusses one particular aspect of the work such as the young girl's identity, the pearl, the turban, the painting's history, state of conservation, provenance, signature, precedents, dating painting techniques and materials, and scholarly interpretations. Firth said, referring to the long locks that give him a brooding 17th-century look for the film. Looking from my own vantage point, I think one of the most interesting things is that kind of creative intensity within a very earthbound domestic environment.''Firth is opinionated on the subject of Vermeer's secret life... His mother-in-law covers up (the times she sees Griet and Vermeer together) because his wife is extremely jealous, and the mother-in-law knows there will be nothing but trouble.'' Still, the scene where Griet poses in his studio is awfully hot, especially when Vermeer smears red paint over her lips.Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth, a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry, a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy.At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.In The Herald, deputy business editor Scott Wright reports on a growing revolt in Scotland’s pubs, restaurants and hotels over rising business rates.The head of the Scottish Licensed Trade Association calls it the trade’s “poll tax moment”.Upon the King's death in 1087 these lands were returned to Roger by King William II Rufus. It has been noted that he was suspiciously well situated to capture the treasury at Winchester when news of William Rufus' death was learned.In 1092, as a reward for his support of William II's invasion of Scotland and conquest of Cumbria, Roger received a large part of northern Lancashire, including the Lune river valley. If he had ordered an assasination of his brother, it would not be out of character with this family. ] and his situational power as the announced King, Henry consolidated his power while his brother, Robert, struggled to get back from the Crusades. Robert's allies in England had been defeated and then, in 1106, Henry brought an army into Normandy to crush Robert's remaining forces and reunite the realms.The Gernet family came to England at the time of the Conquest, or soon thereafter, probably in the train of Roger de Poitou, the third son of Roger de Montgomery, the Earl of Arundel and Shrewsbury. Roger de Poitou's younger brother had accompanied Duke Robert on this crusade and died in the Holy Land.I believe the Gernet's were first enfeoffed by Roger in Hampshire, Northamptonshire, and Essex, and later received lands in Lancashire. In a series of sieges Henry destroyed the Montgomery family's strongholds, banishing Roger from the kingdom in 1101 and seizing his lands.