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Michael Ball's Les Miserables Advice

Michael Ball had a ''long chat'' with Eddie Redmayne about the role of Marius in 'Les Miserables'. The actor - who is now starring alongside Imelda Staunton in a West End version of 'Sweeney Todd'...

Controversial Hitchcock Biopic In Works

The BBC plans to air a movie based on Tippi Hedren's account of her relationship with Alfred Hitchcock when she was "discovered" by him to portray the lead character in the 1962 movie The Birds...

Arthur Christmas, Funniest I Read All Year, Says Mcavoy

Arthur Christmas and The Muppets are set to do battle for the Thanksgiving crowds this weekend, and Scottish actor James Mcavoy thinks the former should be on everyone's must-see list. James plays the eponymous Arthur,...

Imelda Staunton Glad For Slow Career

Imelda Staunton is glad she gained success at an older age because it means she could build her life in England.The 55-year-old actress - who was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in...

Hugh Grant To Voice Animated Pirate

Hugh Grant is to voice an animated character for the first time.The 'Love Actually' star has signed up to play the role of Pirate Captain in 'The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists' alongside Martin...

Movie Reviews Another Year

Ordinariness is at the heart of Mike Leigh's extraordinary Another Year , the critics all suggest. (The film is opening in limited release this weekend in order to qualify for Oscar nominations.) As Claudia puig...

Shadow Dancer Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall is in negotiations to take the lead role in 'Shadow Dancer'. The 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' star has entered talks to play the role of a former Irish Republican Army terrorist who becomes an...

James Mcavoy To Play Santa's Son

James McAvoy will voice Father Christmas' son in a new movie.The 'Atonement' actor has signed up for Aardman Animations forthcoming movie 'Arthur Christmas' and will play the title character opposite Jim Broadbent as his father...

Potter Stars Tackle Christmas Movie

HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS stars BILL NIGHY, IMELDA STAUNTON and JIM BROADBENT are reuniting for a new Christmas movie.The British stars have finished filming the two-part epic, which will hit cinema screens later...

Mike Leigh Up For Palme D'or

Films from Woody Allen, Mike Leigh and Oliver Stone will all play at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Leigh's comedy drama 'Another Year', featuring Jim Broadbent and Imelda Staunton, is the only British film to...

Imelda Staunton Unhappy With Acting Label

Imelda Staunton doesn't want to be called a character actress.The Oscar-nominated star, who is currently in Bradford promoting the UK city's film festival, doesn't like the term because it implies she is not capable of...

Imelda Staunton's Uneasy Oscar Subject

Imelda Staunton believes she didn't win an Oscar in 2005 because of the subject matter of 'Vera Drake'. The British actress, who played the role of an abortionist in post-war England in the movie, admits...

Staunton's Ring Stolen On Set

Veteran British actress IMELDA STAUNTON was left reeling on the set of her latest TV show, after her wedding ring was stolen from her handbag.The Harry Potter star appears in BBC drama Cranford alongside her...

Mathew Horne To Return To West End Stage After Virus

Gavin and Stacey star Mathew Horne is to return to the London production of Entertaining Mr Sloane after collapsing on stage on Thursday.The 30-year-old was taken ill during a matinee on Thursday April 2nd and...

By on 06 April 2009

Staunton Follows Horne Out Of Play

Veteran actress IMELDA STAUNTON pulled out of an appearance in a troubled West End play citing illness - just hours after her co-star MATHEW HORNE collapsed onstage. British comedy actor Horne fainted during a Thursday (02Apr09)...

A Bunch Of Amateurs Picked For Royal Film Performance

British comedy A Bunch of Amateurs has been selected as this year's Royal Film Performance.The Queen will attend the film's gala performance at London's Leicester Square on November 17th.A Bunch of Amateurs, starring Burt Reynolds...

By on 07 October 2008

Staunton Expected Oscar Loss

British actress IMELDA STAUNTON knew she wouldn't win an Oscar for her role in 2004's VERA DRAKE - because the abortion storyline was too harrowing for the American audience to bear. The 52-year-old scored a...

Leigh Broke Secrecy Rules For Vera Drake

Director MIKE LEIGH was forced to relax his rules of total secrecy on all his films when he made abortion drama VERA DRAKE as he felt compelled to inform star IMELDA STAUNTON of the sensitive...

Staunton Shocked To Be Offered Ugly Potter Role

Actress IMELDA STAUNTON was stunned to be offered the role as DOLORES UMBRIDGE in the latest HARRY POTTER film, because she had always thought the character was "short" and "ugly". Umbridge is Harry Potter's first...

Coltrane And Staunton Honoured By Queen

HARRY POTTER giant ROBBIE COLTRANE and VERA DRAKE star IMELDA STAUNTON will both receive honours from British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II. Coltrane, who plays Potter's over-sized friend HAGRID in the boy wizard series, is being...

Jones Knighted In New Year Honours List

Welsh singer TOM JONES has been awarded a knighthood for services to music in British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II's annual New Year Honours list. The 65-year-old, from Pontypridd in Wales, began his musical career...

Swank To Star Alongside Oscar Rival Staunton

HILARY SWANK is set to star alongside her Oscar rival IMELDA STAUNTON in high school drama FREEDOM WRITERS. The double Oscar-winner piped VERA DRAKE star Staunton to the Best Actress Academy Award at this...

Staunton To Play Evil Professor

British actress IMELDA STAUNTON will play the part of PROFESSOR DOLORES UMBRIDGE in HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX. The fifth book in JK ROWLING saga sees Professor Umbridge come to Hogwarts...

Stars Offer Budget Acting Class

EWAN McGREGOR, PATRICK STEWART and IMELDA STAUNTON are offering drama classes to aspiring actors for the bargain price of $68 (GBP38) a session. The generous actors are taking part in Britain's innovative Film Lab...

Winslet To Take 'Lucky Charms' To Oscars

KATE WINSLET believes her parents' presence at Sunday's (27FEB05) OSCAR ceremony (05) will ensure she takes home the Best Actress trophy. The British beauty has taken her "lucky charms", mother SALLY and father ROGER,...

Staunton Anxious Over Oscar Expectations

IMELDA STAUNTON is unsure about the expected etiquette at this year's (27FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS ceremony after organisers changed the show's format. The VERA DRAKE star now will be required to take to the stage...

Best Actress Nominee Wants More Recognition

Veteran actress IMELDA STAUNTON hopes her Best Actress OSCAR nomination will increase her public appeal because she is rarely recognised in the street. The VERA DRAKE star - who's been recognised for her superlative...

The Aviator Wins Big At Baftas

MARTIN SCORSESE's blockbuster movie THE AVIATOR triumphed at last night's (12FEB05) BAFTA awards in London, winning four accolades including Best Film. The Hollywood tale of maverick entrepreneur HOWARD HUGHES also won prizes at the...

Imelda Avoids Designer Dresses

British actress IMELDA STAUNTON is determined to avoid the pre-OSCARS madness when it comes to dresses and gems by calling on a costume designer pal to help her out. The VERA DRAKE star, who...

Staunton Refuses To Hire Entourage

British actress IMELDA STAUNTON refuses to let her ACADEMY AWARD nomination alter her modest lifestyle - she still does all her own household chores. The grounded VERA DRAKE star hails the longevity of her...

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