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Jonathan Holmes Impressed By Spielberg's 'Enthusiasm' On The Bfg

Jonathan Holmes was very impressed by Steven Spielberg's ''enthusiasm and energy'' on the set of 'The BFG'.The actor plays the Childchewer - one of the nine man-eating giants in author Roald Dahl's 1982 book -...

Steven Spielberg Tips Bfg's Ruby Barnhill To Be A Director

Steven Spielberg supports Ruby Barnhill's dream of becoming a director when she's older.The 12-year-old actress plays the lead role of Sophie in Spielberg's latest film 'The BFG' opposite Mark Rylance as the Big Friendly Giant.Ruby...

Steven Spielberg: Bfg Has Echoes Of My Childhood

Steven Spielberg can see parallels between his own childhood and the story of 'The BFG'.The acclaimed movie-maker has helmed the new film based on Roald Dahl's popular novel, and has revealed he can strongly relate...

Steven Spielberg Is Proud Of A-list Snubs

The celebrated director is behind some of cinema’s most loved films, and has worked with everyone from Liam Neeson to Leonardo DiCaprio on the big screen.Despite having an awards cabinet boasting three Oscars, four Golden...

Steven Spielberg Struggled With 'Motion Capture' Technology For The Bfg

The Academy Award-winning director has rarely shied away from a challenge during his career - from creating deadly sharks in Jaws to bringing dinosaurs back to life in Jurassic Park. But when it came to...

Steven Spielberg Nervous At Asking Mark Rylance To Star In The Bfg

The Hollywood director returns to making films through the eyes of children with the upcoming big screen adaptation of the beloved story by British author Roald Dahl. The plot follows orphan Sophie, played by newcomer...

Mara Wilson Comes Out As 'Bi/queer'

The actress, who is most famous for starring in hit family films Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, revealed that after years of identifying as straight, lately she is now more comfortable with a different label. Mara,...

Matilda The Musical To Close On Broadway

The production, based on Roald Dahl's children's novel, opened at New York's Shubert Theatre in April, 2013 and the curtain will finally come down on 1 January (17) after more than 1,500 performances....

Beatrix Potter Tale To Be Released After 100 Years

The British writer sent The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots to her publisher in 1914, but it was never released, and last year (15), historians unearthed the manuscript in archives at London's Victoria and Albert...

From The Very Hungry Caterpillar To Peter Rabbit: Children's Books That Ought To Follow 'The Bfg'

We are really being brought back to our childhoods with cinema at the moment; Steven Spielberg's 'The BFG' is only the latest popular children's story to be adapted as a live action big screen flick,...

Phoebe Dahl: Love At First Sight With Ruby Rose

Phoebe Dahl found ''love at first sight'' with her fiancee Ruby Rose.The British designer - who's grandfather is children's author Roald Dahl - got engaged to the 'Orange is the New Black' actress within months...

What You Need To Know About Ruby Rose, Orange Is The New Black’S Latest Star

Unless you’ve been in hibernation for the past few weeks, you may have noticed the internet going crazy for the third season of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black and its latest star, Ruby Rose....

Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton And Jemaine Clement To Star In The Bfg

Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton and Jemaine Clement have been added to the cast of Steven Spielberg's 'The BFG'.The 68-year-old filmmaker - who will co-produce the film adaptation of the Roald Dahl children's story alongside Walt...

Newcomer Cast In Lead Female Role Of The Bfg Adaptation

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg has cast acting newcomer Ruby Barnhill to play the lead female role in his upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Bfg.The British actress will make her feature film debut as Sophie, a...

Mark Rylance To Star In The Bfg

Mark Rylance is to play the title character in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of 'The BFG'.The 67-year-old filmmaker said he was ''honoured'' the Brit had accepted the opportunity to star in the much-anticipated film, which is...

Mark Rylance Cast In Title Role Of Steven Spielberg's The Bfg Adaptation

English thespian Mark Rylance has been cast in the title role of Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Bfg.The Other Boleyn Girl star will re-team with the Lincoln director in the film, which will...

As ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ Turns 50, We Visit Fudge Mountain For The First Time In Newly Published Lost Chapter

Since it was first published in 1964, Roald Dahl’s classic tale of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been delighting readers young and old and selling over 50 million copies worldwide. Now, after half a...

Coen Brothers To Revise Cold War Script

The Coen Brothers will revise the script of Tom Hanks' upcoming Cold War film.Joel and Ethan Coen have been enlisted to re-write the so far untitled DreamWorks project, which has already confirmed Steven Spielberg as...

Steven Spielberg To Adapt Roald Dahl's 'The Bfg', 'Robopocalypse' Sidelined?

Break out the frobscottle and snozzcumbers! Steven Spielberg has picked The BFG as his next big movie project. The Oscar-winning Lincoln director will adapt Roald Dahl's much-loved children's fantasy tale of giants and dreams into...

Steven Spielberg To Direct The Bfg

Steven Spielberg will direct the screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'The BFG'. The 67-year-old filmmaker is set to helm the picture which follows a little girl who leads the titular big, friendly giant and the...

Steven Spielberg To Direct Film Adaptation Of The Bfg

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is set adapt Roald Dahl's classic children's book The Bfg for the big screen in a new live-action movie.The director will reunite with E.T. the Extra Terrestrial screenwriter Melissa Mathison to tackle...

Roald Dahl Named Favourite Children's Author

Roald Dahl has seen off competition from famed Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling to be named the world's best-loved children's author.The late writer, who created classics including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and The...

Sophie Dahl And Jamie Cullum Welcome Second Daughter

Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum have welcomed a baby girl.The model-and-author gave birth to Margot Cullum - her second daughter with her jazz musician husband - on Monday (04.03.13) and the proud dad revealed the...

Danny Devito Wants To Cast Rising Star Actress

Danny DeVito is looking for the right young actress to star in his new movie.The 'Twins' actor - who wrote, directed and starred in the big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book, 'Matilda'...

David Walliams Grabs Third Nomination For Roald Dahl Funny Prize

Funny man David Walliams has completed a hat trick of sorts, after his third shortlist appearance for the Roald Dahl funny prize was announced, reports The Guardian. He has become one of the fastest-selling...

Alfred Hitchcock And Roald Dahl Turned Down Queen's Honours

Legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, author Roald Dahl and artist Lucian Freud are among the famous faces who have previously rejected honours from British monarch Queen Elizabeth Ii.The Queen presents her list of honourees twice every...

The Bfg To Become Live Action Movie

Roald Dahl's children's book 'The BFG' is set to be turned into a live-action movie. Dreamworks has reportedly got the rights to the film, which is set to be produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank...

Dahl Sparks Outrage Over Shed Appeal

Millionaire model Sophie Dahl is facing a backlash from her novelist grandfather Roald Dahl's fans after appealing for $800,000 (£500,000) to save his writing shed.The British beauty, married to jazz star Jamie Cullum, took to...

Anderson Went Back To Dahl's Hideaway Hut To Pen Script

Moviemaker WES ANDERSON penned the script for his FANTASTIC MR. FOX movie adaptation in the same shed ROALD DAHL used as a writing den.The director sought out the Dahl family's Gipsy House estate in Great...

Cocker Lands Puppet Role In Fox Film

Former PULP star JARVIS COCKER is to provide the voice for a puppet in WES ANDERSON's new movie adaptation of beloved ROALD DAHL tale FANTASTIC MR. FOX. The Common People singer joins a cast that includes...

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