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The Italian Job Set To Return As Tv Series

Caine's 1969 caper was revamped for a 2003 action film, starring Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron, and now TV bosses at NBC are interested in turning the project into a fast-paced series....

Actress Margaret Blye Dies

Blye passed away on 24 March (16) in West Hollywood, California, following a two-year battle with cancer. The Texas native was best known for her role in the original 1969 version of...

Michael Caine Had Female Stunt Double On The Italian Job

Sir Michael Caine had a female stunt double when filming The Italian Job because he couldn't drive.The veteran actor has revealed his body double's wife took his place in the movie's legendary Mini Cooper chase...

Historic Movie Studio Saved From Wrecking Ball

Britain's famed Twickenham Studios has been saved. Twickenham -- where such films as the Beatles' Help and A Hard Day's Night were filmed (as well as such classics as The Private Life of Henry VIII,...

Legendary Twickenham Studios To Shut Down

Britain's 100-year-old Twickenham Studios, the home of such classics as the Beatles' Help and A Hard Day's Night, the Michael Caine movies Alfie and The Italian Job , John Landis's An American Werewolf in London...

Jason Isaacs Would Have Done Anything To Star In Cars 2

Jason Isaacs would have "sharpened pencils" to be in 'Cars 2'.The actor was "thrilled" to be asked to voice the characters Siddeley and Leland Turbo in the Disney Pixar movie and admits he accepted the...

Michael Caine Got Drunk On Alfie

Sir Michael Caine was drunk while filming his first scene with Shelley Winters in 'Alfie'.The 78-year-old icon appeared as the lead character in 1966 hit '- remade in 2004 starring Jude Law- and he has...

Fast And Furious Series To Relaunch As Action Franchise

The 'Fast and Furious' franchise is set to be rebooted as an action series. Although the latest film 'Fast Five' starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker will only be released in the UK this week,...

The Italian Job Is Britain's Best Film

SIR MICHAEL CAINE's movie THE ITALIAN JOB has been voted the greatest British film ever made.The 1969 heist classic, about a group of criminals who attempt to steal a van full of gold, notched up...

Icon Don Black

Songwriter Don Black is to be honoured as a Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) Icon.The lyricist - best known for writing songs for the James Bond film franchise, including 'Thunderball', 'Diamonds Are Forever' and 'The Man...

Caine Solves Mystery Of Italian Job Ending

SIR MICHAEL CAINE has revealed all about the ending of his cult film THE ITALIAN JOB - solving a 40-year-old mystery that has baffled fans for decades. Millions of film fans have forever pondered the...

Italian Job Tops Car Chase Poll

THE ITALIAN JOB has beaten THE BLUES BROTHERS and THE BOURNE IDENTITY to land the title of favourite movie car chase. The 1969 film, which features three Mini Coopers racing around the streets of Italy,...

Mini Chase From The Italian Job Voted Best Ever

A car chase from 1960s classic The Italian Job has been named the best of all time in a new poll.A breakneck races through the Italian city of Turin using the iconic Mini Cooper as...

By on 21 July 2008

Bale Pays Tribute To Ledger At Dark Knight Premiere

Christian Bale has labelled Heath Ledger's work as The Joker in The Dark Knight as an "iconic" performance.The Batman sequel had its world premiere in New York City on Monday night, with Ledger's co-stars Bale...

By on 15 July 2008

Wahlberg And Sutherland's Fart-off

Film legend DONALD SUTHERLAND engaged in a farting contest with THE ITALIAN JOB co-star MARK WAHLBERG on the set of the 2003 film, after passing wind in front of the star's girlfriend. After Sutherland grossed...

Gray Vs Gandolfini Over Gaye Biopics

THE ITALIAN JOB director is taking on TONY SOPRANO in a battle to portray tragic soul man MARVIN GAYE on the big screen. F. Gary Gray has just signed on to direct the biopic Marvin,...

Britain's Sky Television Restoring Movies In Hd

News Corp-controlled Sky television is accelerating the process of remastering classic British films in the Blu-ray high-definition system, not only to make them available to consumers on disk but also to make them more suitable...

Green Pokes Fun At Hilton + Lohan's Parents

THE ITALIAN JOB star SETH GREEN has poked fun at PARIS HILTON and LINDSAY LOHAN's parents, blaming them for the Hollywood party girls' recent troubles. As Hilton spends time in jail for violating her probation...

Wahlberg Guns Down Intern On Tv Show

MARK WAHLBERG brought the pain when he agreed to show off his shooting skills on a Canadian TV show - and left an intern in agony. THE ITALIAN JOB star was promoting new movie SHOOTER,...

Caine Embraces Old Age With Selective Roles

Screen legend SIR MICHAEL CAINE has hinted his finest roles are yet to come, because only now can he afford to be picky about movie projects. The veteran actor appeared in his first film 50...

Caine: 'Beckham Too Young For Knighthood'

Screen legend SIR MICHAEL CAINE has poured scorn on speculation England soccer ace DAVID BECKHAM is set to be honoured with a knighthood, insisting he's too young for the prestigious title. THE ITALIAN JOB star...

Quincy/caine: 'We're Twins'

Actor SIR MICHAEL CAINE has hailed music mogul QUINCY JONES his "celestial twin" because they were born within minutes of each other. The pair became good pals when Caine approached the THRILLER producer to arrange...

24 Producers Deny Norton Rumours

Producers of hit TV show 24 are fiercely denying rumours they're set to replace the show's star KIEFER SUTHERLAND with THE ITALIAN JOB villain ED NORTON. Norton is reportedly in negotiations to replace Sutherland's JACK...

British Actor Mcgee Dies

British actor HENRY McGEE has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 77. The star was most famed his 20-year stint as comedian BENNY HILL's TV stooge, but also had roles...

Italian Job Memorabilia To Be Auctioned

The Mini Cooper number plates from 1969 movie THE ITALIAN JOB will be auctioned in the UK later this week (begs23JAN06). The three plates, which worked within the plot to signify SIR MICHAEL CAINE's...

Brook Dressed Up By Cavalli

Celebrity couple BILLY ZANE and KELLY BROOK are to marry in ROBERTO CAVALLI next year (06), as a returned favour from Egyptian millionaire MOHAMED AL FAYED. The TITANIC actor, 39, and THE ITALIAN JOB...

Be Cool Director Defends Derogatory Terms

Movie maker F GARY GRAY has defended his use of derogatory name-calling in GET SHORTY sequel BE COOL - by stating every ethnic group and minority comes under fire in the comedy. THE ITALIAN...

Seth Green: Tabloids Ignore Me

Actor SETH GREEN is urging his fellow celebrities to hang out with him if they want to escape scandalous headlines - because the tabloids always ignore him. The 30-year-old, who has appeared in hits...

Wahlberg To Share Home With Mother

THE ITALIAN JOB hunk MARK WAHLBERG will finally share his Los Angeles home with his mother - after building her a personalised guest house. The muscle-bound actor, younger brother of former NEW KIDS ON...

Wahlberg Backs New Comedy Series

THE ITALIAN JOB hunk MARK WAHLBERG is backing a new TV comedy about a rising young movie star who travels from New York to Hollywood with his brother and friends. Wahlberg will serve as...

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