British actors and filmmakers have long been a force to be reckoned with – and if you needed any greater proof of the homegrown talent spreading its way across the worldwide film industry, you only had to look at this year’s awards season. It wasn’t just the BAFTAs – the Oscars, America’s biggest awards show, was in many ways a major celebration of British talent too, both behind and in front of the camera. And after an inspiring array of wins and nominations, Empire presents The British New Wave issue – putting some of the most exciting Brits making waves around the world on the cover and inside our epic cover feature. Find it on newsstands from Thursday 10 June or pre-order it online here – and in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek inside the mag.

The British New Wave

Empire – July 2021

Empire celebrates the homegrown talent dominating the world of film (and TV) – with cover stars Emerald Fennell, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Bukky Bakray, and Riz Ahmed. Inside, you’ll find brand new interviews and exclusive shoots with 26 actors and filmmakers making bold, brilliant work right now.

Empire – July 2021

There’s the unstoppable Gemma Chan, the ever-evolving Billie Piper, the singular Francis Lee, the charismatic Henry Golding, the resourceful Rob Savage, and the visionary Remi Weekes.

Empire – July 2021

Plus, leading man Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, the mesmeric Rose Glass, the adaptable Olivia Cooke, sci-fi star Jessica Yu Li Henwick, the electrifying Olly Alexander, the ambitious Weruche Opia, and many, many more.

Loki

Empire – July 2021

You can’t keep a good (or bad) God Of Mischief down. Tom Hiddleston returns to the MCU in his very own Disney+ series, Loki – and he’s driving Marvel into the future. Empire catches up with the man himself – and Marvel boss Kevin Feige, director Kate Herron, and writer Michael Waldron.

Shiva Baby

Empire – July 2021

Emma Seligman’s feature debut is a masterful comedy of maximum anxiety set over the course of a Jewish funeral. She writes exclusively for Empire about her journey bringing it to the screen.

The Father

Empire – July 2021

Anthony Hopkins bagged Best Actor at the Oscars for his turn in Florian Zeller’s wrenching dementia drama. The writer-director tells Empire how he pulled off such an emotionally affecting work.

Take 20

Empire – July 2021

In this month’s round-up of the film moments that matter, we take a look at Mark Jenkin’s folk horror Enys Men, talk Shang-Chi with Destin Daniel Cretton, get the low-down on Nicolas Cage meta-comedy The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent, speak to master cinematographer Chung Chung-Hoon, catch up with Neill Blomkamp about his comeback movie, and much more.

Review

Empire – July 2021

In this month’s home entertainment section, we talking Ammonite with writer-director Francis Lee, break down Sound Of Metal with Darius Marder in The Viewing Guide, get an array of takes on Line Of Duty’s divisive final episode, rank the top 10 movie remakes, and much more.

On Screen

Empire – July 2021

In this month’s reviews section, we harmonise with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jon M. Chu’s movie musical In The Heights, get lost in Ben Wheatley’s In The Earth, rev up with Fast & Furious 9, get acquainted with Nobody, stay silent with A Quiet Place Part II, and plenty more.

The British New Wave issue is out on Thursday 10 June. Pre-order it online here__.

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