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Gary Oldman Is Unrecognisable As He Transforms Into Winston Churchill

In a newly released image obtained by the Daily Mail, the actor, who rose to fame after starring as Sex Pistols' rocker Sid Vicious, is practically unrecognisable as the portly former British Prime Minister in...

Screenwriter Eric Bergren Dies

The writer passed away on 14 July (16) in his hometown of Pasadena, California surrounded by his friends and daughters Erin Condit-Bergren and Elysse Condit due to complications from liver cancer, which he...

John Hurt Withdraws From Play Due To Ill Health

The Alien star, who fought cancer last year (15), was due to perform opposite Kenneth Branagh as father and son Billy and Archie Rice in John Osborne's play about a music hall performer....

John Hurt Returning To West End Stage

The Alien actor, who was recently given the all-clear after a battle with pancreatic cancer, will star in the revival of the 1957 drama, about a family of music hall stars. He will...

John Hurt Honoured At Radio Awards

The British star, who appeared in a BBC radio production of Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace last year (15), picked up the Outstanding Contribution Award at the ceremony, which was held at...

John Hurt: 'I Knew I Would Beat Cancer'

In June (15), the Alien star announced he was battling pancreatic cancer, but he was given the all-clear in October (15) following months of treatment. Hurt, 75, has now revealed he maintained...

Actress Shirley Stelfox Dies

The Emmerdale star passed away on Monday (07Dec15) at her home following a short battle with cancer, her management confirmed. Stelfox was best known in the U.K. for playing Edna Birch...

David Bowie Creates Moody New Track 'Blackstar' For ‘The Last Panthers’ Opening Credits – Listen Here

David Bowie has turned his considerable talents to create a new track, entitled ‘Blackstar’, especially for the opening credits of The Last Panthers. The moody new track plays over dark opening credits which include snapshots...

John Hurt Gets All-clear

Sir John Hurt has been given the all-clear from cancer.The 75-year-old actor, who announced in June that he'd been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, is overjoyed that his treatment has gone ''brilliantly'' and he is now...

John Hurt Given All Clear On Cancer, Four Months After Revealing Diagnosis

Four months after John Hurt revealed his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, the 75-year-old British actor has been given the all clear by his doctors. Appearing at the Man Booker Prize in London on Tuesday evening (13th...

John Hurt Given All-clear In Cancer Battle

The Elephant Man star, 75, was given the all-clear by doctors this week (begs12Oct15), and he announced the good news during an appearance at the Man Booker prize ceremony in London on Tuesday...

Eddie Redmayne Plays Talking Train In New Thomas & Friends Movie

The Theory of Everything star has taken on the role of steam train Ryan in Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, which premiered on TV in America on Monday (12Oct15). Producer Ian...

Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote Postponed Over John Hurt's Cancer

The Monty Python star has been trying to get The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, his film adaptation of the Cervantes novel, off the ground for more than 20 years, but production has...

John Hurt Receives Knighthood One Month After Revealing Cancer Diagnosis

Veteran actor John Hurt has been awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to drama. The 75 year old received the honour during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle on Friday, where...

John Hurt Knighted Amid Cancer Battle

The Oscar nominated actor told reporters invited to the royal ceremony his oncologist is "incredibly optimistic" just weeks after Hurt revealed he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The 75 year old,...

John Hurt "Undergoing Treatment" For Cancer, Promises To Continue Working

Sir John Hurt has been diagnosed with cancer but will continue to work despite his illness. The 75-year-old has received treatment for pancreatic cancer but remains optimistic about his prognosis. His doctors are also hopeful...

John Hurt Reveals Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

Veteran actor Sir John Hurt has revealed he’s battling pancreatic cancer but says he is “more than optimistic” about his future.John Hurt has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.In a statement released today (June 16th) the...

John Hurt Battling Cancer

The 75-year-old Alien star is undergoing treatment and remains optimistic about his future, declaring he hopes to continue working for as long as possible and is to go ahead with plans to record...

Irina Shayk Wants To Play A Russian Kgb Agent

Irina Shayk wants to play a Russian spy.The Victoria's Secret model - who was born and raised in Russia and starred alongside Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in 'Hercules' - wants to pursue more acting roles...

Stars Campaign To Save Russian Bears

John Hurt, Lena Headey and Ricky Gervais are among the stars backing a campaign to save two bears from captivity at a restaurant in Russia.Members of World Animal Protection have launched a drive to release...

Benedict Cumberbatch And John Hurt Celebrate Cinema Campaign Victory

Benedict Cumberbatch and John Hurt are celebrating after scoring a victory in their campaign to save a historic London cinema from development.The actors were among a long list of entertainment industry figures, along with Notting...

John Hurt And David Walliams Front Health Campaign

Acting veteran John Hurt and British comedian David Walliams have loaned their voices to a U.K. advertising campaign instructing parents how to save a choking child.The Alien star and the funnyman, plus comedians David Mitchell...

Officials To Investigate New Year Honours List Leak

U.K. officials are to launch an investigation after stars including John Hurt and Joan Collins were named as recipients of Queen Elizabeth Ii's New Year Honours before the list was officially announced.The list was unveiled...

James Corden 'Overwhelmed' By Obe

James Corden is ''overwhelmed'' to have been honoured with an OBE in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's Honours list.The comic actor has been awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his services to...

John Hurt & Joan Collins Lead New Year Honours List

Veteran British stars John Hurt, Joan Collins and Kristin Scott Thomas will have double the reason to celebrate on New Year's Eve (31Dec14) after landing on Queen Elizabeth Ii's New Year Honours list.Alien actor Hurt...

Ian Mckellen Wants Middle Earth Museum

Sir Ian McKellen wants the public to experience life in Middle Earth at a 'Lord of the Rings'-themed attraction. The award-winning actor stars as Gandalf in 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' and...

John Hurt To Receive Knighthood - Report

Veteran British actor John Hurt is set to a receive a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth Ii in 2015, according to a U.K. report.The Alien star will reportedly be named on the British monarch's annual New...

Paul Greengrass To Direct 1984

Paul Greengrass will direct the '1984' film.According to Deadline, the 59-year-old director has been hired by Sony Pictures to helm the latest big screen version of George Orwell's dystopian novel, which was first published in...

Sir Ian Mckellen Says 'Luck' Has Been Key To Success

Sir Ian McKellen has attributed much of his recent success to ''luck''.The award-winning actor - who was knighted in 1991 for services to the performing arts and was awarded a Freeman of the city of...

John Hurt And Jack O'connell Sign On For Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote

John Hurt is attached to director Terry Gilliam's latest attempt to adapt Miquel de Cervantes' Don Quixote tale for the big screen.The Harry Potter actor tells Britain's Daily Mail that Jack O'Connell, the star of...

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