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Sam Mendes To Open Edinburgh Film Festival

SAM MENDES is set to open the Edinburgh International Film Festival with his latest picture, it has been revealed. The director will show his new road-trip comedy AWAY WE GO as the curtain raiser for...

By on 15 April 2009

Cabaret Stars' Tributes To Richardson

Tragic actress NATASHA RICHARDSON has been honoured by director SAM MENDES and actor ALAN CUMMING, who worked with her during her Tony-winning Broadway run in CABARET. Cumming and Richardson scooped respective Tony Awards for Lead Actor...

Natasha Richardson Dies Aged 45

British actress Natasha Richardson has died as a result of head injuries sustained during a skiing accident in Canada.The 45-year-old fell during a lesson on a beginners' slope at the luxury Mont Trembland resort on...

By on 19 March 2009

Kate Winslet Beats Self To Claim Best Actress

British actress Kate Winslet was named best actress at the Bafta film awards on Sunday, having been nominated twice for the prize.The 33-year-old Golden Globe winner took the accolade for her turn in The Reader,...

By on 09 February 2009

Hanks Sparked Winslet's Hunt For Mendes Collaboration

KATE WINSLET was desperate to work with her husband SAM MENDES on a movie project after TOM HANKS lavished praise on the filmmaker. Hanks worked with the director on 2002 drama Road To Perdition and was...

Mendes Taps August For Preacher Script

Director SAM MENDES is working with screenwriter JOHN AUGUST to turn his dream of making a movie version of graphic novel PREACHER into a reality. The American Beauty filmmaker has been desperate to turn the cult...

Winslet And Mendes Fly Separately For Kids

KATE WINSLET and her husband SAM MENDES avoid flying on the same airplane - because they are terrified it will crash and leave their young children orphaned. The couple, who are raising their son Joe...

Mendes Slammed In Broadway Legend's Memoir

KATE WINSLET's director husband SAM MENDES has been hit with scathing criticism in a new tell-all book by a Broadway legend - slamming his theatre work. Tony-winning playwright Arthur Laurents hits out at Mendes for...

Perfectionist Winslet Bugged Mendes About Film Over Dinner

Actress KATE WINSLET refused to let her director husband SAM MENDES rest after a day at work together on the set of REVOLUTIONARY ROAD because she was so pre-occupied with perfecting her scenes. The 33-year-old,...

Winslet, Slumdog Lead British Charge At Golden Globes

Kate Winslet has scooped both main acting awards at the Golden Globes on a night when Slumdog Millionaire was honoured four times.As the Hollywood awards season got underway in earnest, Winslet, 33, made it sixth...

By on 12 January 2009

Stars Prepare For Golden Globe Awards

The Hollywood award season kicks into gear today as stars prepare to attend the Golden Globe awards.Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench, Kirstin Scott Thomas and Hugh Laurie are all in the running for top...

By on 11 January 2009

Winslet Plans Two Dates A Week With Husband

KATE WINSLET keeps the romance alive in her marriage by arranging two dates a week with her film director husband SAM MENDES. The busy British couple married in 2003 and, with parenting and film work,...

Winslet Knew She Would Marry Mendes

Hollywood actress KATE WINSLET experienced love at first sight the day she set eyes on husband SAM MENDES. The Heavenly Creatures star met Mendes in 2001, shortly after the break-up of her first marriage to...

Movie Reviews Revolutionary Road

In an addition to five wide releases opening over the holiday weekend, three other films are opening in limited release in order to qualify for Oscar nominations. The three are Revolutionary Road, Last Chance Harvey,...

Winslet Feared Rows On Revolutionary Road

KATE WINSLET was nervous before shooting new movie REVOLUTIONARY ROAD - because the film was directed by her husband SAM MENDES. The actress insists she was "impatient" to work with her filmmaker husband of five...

Dicaprio And Winslet's On-screen Relationship Encouraged By Mendes

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO and KATE WINSLET's love scenes in forthcoming movie REVOLUTIONARY ROAD had to be sexed up - by the actress' director husband SAM MENDES. The Hollywood stars play a couple in the film and...

Mendes Hunting For Script For Preacher Movie

Director SAM MENDES is desperate to turn cult comic book PREACHER into a movie - if only he could find the perfect script. The American Beauty filmmaker was rumoured to be working on bringing the...

Sam Mendes 'Needs Script' To Make Preacher Film

Sam Mendes has explained that his recently-announced adaptation of the controversial comic book series Preacher is at the very earliest stages of development.It was announced last week that the American Beauty director and Columbia Pictures...

By on 07 November 2008

Sam Mendes To Take Legendary Comic Preacher To Screen

Sam Mendes has been named as the man to take Preacher, one of the most acclaimed comic book series ever, to the big screen.The 75-issue series, created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon,...

By on 30 October 2008

Godfather Number One In Film Fans' All-time Top 500

The Godfather has been voted the best film ever made after a poll of moviemakers, film critics and magazine readers.The 1972 mafia picture, an adaptation of Mario Puzo's novel, topped Empire magazine's list of the...

By on 24 September 2008

Winslet: 'Dicaprio Sex Scene Was Weird'

Hollywood actress KATE WINSLET felt awkward filming a sex scene with LEONARDO DiCAPRIO for a forthcoming movie - because her husband SAM MENDES was directing. The pair, who played lovers in 1997's Titanic, are working...

Kevin Spacey To Judge British Short Film Talent

Kevin Spacey has joined the judging panel in a contest to discover the UK's most talent filmmakers.The American Beauty star will work with Oscar-nominated short film director Daniel Barber, Lenny Crooks, head of the New...

By on 07 June 2008

Maggie Gyllenhaal Replaces Toni Collette In Mendes Movie

Maggie Gyllenhaal has been snapped up to replace Toni Collette in an upcoming comedy from Sam Mendes.The as-yet-untitled picture from the American Beauty director tells of a young couple (John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph) who...

By on 02 May 2008

Virgin Media Offers UK Filmmakers Shot At The Big Time

Aspiring British moviemakers will have the chance to have their work seen by millions under a new competition from Virgin Media.Offering a 30,000 prize and a chance to have their work screened in cinemas across...

By on 01 May 2008

Mendes To Direct First Opera

Director SAM MENDES is set to fulfil a lifelong dream - after signing up to work with one of the world's most prestigious opera festivals. The star will direct Mozart's Don Giovanni in the 2010...

Mendes: 'Mcavoy Is The New Hoffman'

Director SAM MENDES has lavished praise on Scottish actor JAMES MCAVOY - likening the star to screen legend DUSTIN HOFFMAN. The filmmaker insists the Last King Of Scotland star is just as good as The...

Sam Mendes Attacked By Broadway Legend Laurentis

Broadway writing legend ARTHUR LAURENTIS has attacked director SAM MENDES, accusing the Oscar winner of destroying his musical GYPSY. Laurentis has returned to the New York stage with a new production of Gyspy at the...

Mendes Pulls London Shakespeare Plays

Director SAM MENDES has been forced to cancel two of his London theatre projects after leading actor Stephen Dillane pulled out of the shows because of an illness in the family. Mendes was due to...

Dicaprio Heading For Broadway?

Actor LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is considering swapping Hollywood for Broadway later this year (07), to make his New York stage debut in drama THE BASIC TRAINING OF PAVLO HUMMEL. According to FoxNews columnist ROGER FRIEDMAN, DiCaprio's...

Mendes Reunites With Spacey For Stage Project

Director SAM MENDES is to reunite with his AMERICAN BEAUTY star KEVIN SPACEY in a three year theatre project. Spacey, Artistic Director of London's Old Vic Theatre, has invited Mendes to present a double-bill of...

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