News 2014 - December

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Icelander up for Golden Globe

Icelander Jóhann Jóhannsson has been nominated for A Golden Globe award for his music in the film The Theory of Everything. He says it is very pleasing that his work with the film’s director should have led to such an honor. The film has been nominated for four Golden Globes.

A screenshot from a video showing a Sunday Times journalist driving off-road in Iceland.

Sunday Times Journalist Drives Off-Road in Iceland

A Sunday Times journalist has been caught driving off-road in Iceland. The journalist was testing the new Land Rover Discovery Sport for the car manufacturer, who will continue to fly foreign journalists to Iceland for this purpose in the next six weeks.

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Icelandic Filmmaker Not Working for IS, His Family Says

The family of the Icelandic filmmaker, who, according to a Syrian defector from IS (aka ISIS) has been working for the terrorist organization, as stated in an article in The New York Review of Books by Sarah Birke, has come forward, saying he is not involved with IS.

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Icelandic Actress Named European Shooting Star

Young Icelandic actress Hera Hilmarsdóttir, who has received much critical acclaim for her role as a single mother in drama Life in a Fishbowl has been included in a group of ten young European Shooting Stars, to be presented at the Berlin International Film Festival, February 5-15,...

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Icelandic Filmmaker Working for IS Terrorists?

Journalist Sarah Birke, The Economist’s Middle-East correspondent, maintains in her article ‘How ISIS Rules,’ published in The New York Review of Books yesterday, that an Icelandic citizen is working as a filmmaker for the terrorist organization in Syria.