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Ivory Presented Top Film Award

Director JAMES IVORY has been honoured for his lifetime's contribution to cinema. The A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries filmmaker was presented with the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) Trophee des Arts Award by actress Uma...

Hopkins Suing Merchant Ivory Over Non-payment

SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS is suing the movie company behind two of his most beloved films for allegedly not having paid him for their latest project together. The Welsh actor starred in HOWARD'S END and THE...

Merchant Remembered At The White Countess Premiere

British movie producer ISMAIL MERCHANT was remembered at the London premiere of THE WHITE COUNTESS last night (19MAR06). Merchant died during filming for the period drama in China last May (06) aged 68 - and...

Ivory: 'Stress Ulcers Killed Merchant'

Movie mogul JAMES IVORY partly blames the German investors in his new movie THE WHITE COUNTESS for the death of his longtime partner ISMAIL MERCHANT. The producer/director is convinced that had the film-making process...

Natasha's Pointless Piano Lessons

Actress NATASHA RICHARDSON took a crash piano playing course for her new film THE WHITE COUNTESS only to discover she was too nervous to play in front of the cast and crew when her big...

Ivory Not Looking Forward To Next Film Without Merchant

British movie mogul JAMES IVORY is worried about his next film project - because it will be his first since the death of his late partner ISMAIL MERCHANT. Ivory, who worked on THE REMAINS...

Merchant Buried In India

Veteran movie producer ISMAIL MERCHANT has been buried in his hometown of Bombay, India. Merchant, who alongside business partner JAMES IVORY was one-half of production company MERCHANT IVORY, died in a London hospital aged...

Stars Pay Emotional Tributes To Late Merchant

A galaxy of stars, including SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS and RALPH FIENNES, have paid emotional tributes to veteran movie producer ISMAIL MERCHANT, who died from a stomach-related illness yesterday (25MAY05) at the age of 68....

Ismail Merchant Dies

Veteran movie producer ISMAIL MERCHANT died in a London hospital this afternoon (25MAY05). He was 68. Film-maker Merchant, who alongside longtime partner JAMES IVORY formed MERCHANT IVORY in 1961, is best known for producing...

Scacchi Upset By Ivory Informality

Actress GRETA SCACCHI has slammed director JAMES IVORY for failing to introduce her by her full name at a recent DVD launch. The 44-year-old screen veteran - who starred in the 1995 Ivory production...

Tina Turner To Star As Indian Goddess

Veteran singer TINA TURNER is coming out of retirement to an play an Indian goddess in a new movie. The WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT singer, who had a successful farewell tour...

Modine's Eiffel Tower Work-out

Movie star MATTHEW MODINE is trying to quit smoking and guzzling coffee after realising how out of shape he was in new comedy LE DIVORCE. The MEMPHIS BELLE star had to dash up the...

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