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Picture - Angela Lansbury - Opening night... New York City New York United States, Thursday 23rd April 2015

Angela Lansbury - Opening night for Broadway musical The Visit at the Lyceum Theatre - Arrivals. at Lyceum Theatre,, Lyceum Theatre - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 23rd April 2015

Picture - Angela Lansbury - 'Gypsy' Press... London United Kingdom, Wednesday 15th April 2015

Angela Lansbury - 'Gypsy' Press Night at the Savoy Theatre at Savoy Theatre - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th April 2015

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Angela Lansbury Is Honoured At 89, While The Kinks Musical Wins Big At Olivier Awards


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Angela Lansbury and The Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon, were the big winners at Olivier Awards, held on Sunday evening at London’s Royal Opera House. At the ceremony, hosted by Lenny Henry, Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge also won big, taking home three awards including best revival.

Angela lansburyLansbury took home the best supporting actress award.

Angela Lansbury, who turns 90 this October, returned to the West End last year as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre. The actress took home the best supporting actress for her performance, telling the audience "I simply can't believe it,” while accepting the statue.

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Picture - Dame Angela Lansbury - The... London United Kingdom, Sunday 12th April 2015

Dame Angela Lansbury - The Olivier Awards held at the Royal Opera House - Winners. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th April 2015

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Angela Lansbury

Stage Legend Marian Seldes Dies in New York Aged 86


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Marian Seldes, the legendary US stage actress, has died in New York at the age of 86 following a lengthy illness. Seldes famously set a Guinness World Record for appearing in every performance of Deathtrap on Broadway during its four year run.

Marian SeldesMarian Seldes was a much loved member of the theatre community

Seldes made her stage debut in 1947, appearing in a production of Medea. She won a Tony Award in 1967 for her performance in A Delicate Balance. In 2010, Seldes received an honorary Tony for her long career, having been nominated five times for Broadway’s leading theatre. The actress was a muse to US playwright Edward Albee, who wrote A Delicate Balance. Seldes also collaborated with Albee in The Play About The Baby and Three Tall Women

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James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury - The 2014 American Theatre Wing Annual Gala held at the Plaza Hotel - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 15th September 2014

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Picture - Angela Lansbury - Angela Lansbury... London United Kingdom, Saturday 3rd May 2014

Angela Lansbury - Angela Lansbury leaves the Gielgud Theatre after a performance of 'Blithe Spirit' - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 3rd May 2014

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Angela Lansbury "Very Proud" To Be Made A Dame


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Angela Lansbury has today been bestowed with the honour of being made a dame by Queen Elizabeth in a special ceremony. The 88 year-old actress, who had previously been known as Angela Lansbury CBE, will now be known as a Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire after having received the very special honour at Windsor Castle in recognition of her accomplishments and contributions.

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Angela Lansbury Was Today Made A Dame At A Windsor Castle Ceremony.

Dame Angela was joined by her son, his wife and her niece as she collected the award for her services to drama as well as charitable work and philanthropy. "It is a very proud day for me to be recognised by the country of my birth, and to meet the Queen under these circumstances is a rare and lovely occasion," she commented, via Sky News.

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Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin & Angela Lansbury Earn Honorary Recognition From The Academy’s Governors Awards


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Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury were honoured on Saturday, 16 November, night at the Academy’s Governors Awards, in a night where emotions ran high and the awards circuit got off to a start. Jolie was perhaps the biggest celebrity name on the awards sheet, but it was Martin and Lansbury who stole the show with their heartfelt gratitude towards being honoured by the Academy for a career in front of the camera.

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Angelina Jolie was honoured for her humanitarian work

Jolie received the first standing ovation of the night though, picking up the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her continued, dedicated service to aid work across the globe. Attending the event with her hubby Brad Pitt and their son Maddox, Jolie accepted the award from George Lucas after being toasted in a video presentation featuring clips from her in the movies and in refuge camps and care-giving scenarios found across the globe. Receiving thank you's from four stars of her upcoming Bosnian war film In the Land of Blood and Honey, Gena Rowlands then toasted the star before she took to the stage, asking, “How does she have the time to do all this? She acts and directs, she has a large family… and she has to keep that smile on Brad’s face.”

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Angela Lansbury Thinks NBC's 'Murder She Wrote' Remake Is "A Mistake"


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NBC recently confirmed they were remaking the mystery drama series 'Murder, She Wrote', with Oscar winner Octavia Spencer starring in the lead role.

However, not everyone feels the reboot is a good idea as Angela Lansbury, who starred in the original for 12 seasons and 4 TV movies, recently spoke out about the networks latest announcement.

The 88 year-old became known to the world through her portrayal of 'Jessica Fletcher' and she feels it is "a mistake" calling the show by its original name.

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NBC Producing Pilot For The Revival Of "Murder. She Wrote" Starring Octavia Spencer


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CBS’s Murder, She Wrote, might be getting a much needed revival to NBC, according to the network’s announcement. NBC has ordered a pilot of the long-running series, Deadline reports. The series will benefit from the talents of writer Alexandra Cunningham and producer David Janollari. Cunningham’s previous work includes the series Desperate housewives. She will write and executive produce the series alongside Janollari.

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Octavia Spencer has been selected as Angela Lansbury's successor.

In addition, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is set to succeed Angela Lansbury in the lead role of a cunning amateur detective. Despite Spencer’s Oscar win for The Help, this will be the actress’ first series regular contract. She previously worked with NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt and Janollari on the 2001 Sci Fi Channel series The Chronicle, which the two exec produced and she recurred on. This might be an exciting opportunity for Spencer to make a name in television, as her predecessor, Angela Lansbury, earned herself twelve Emmy nominations for the part.

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Angelina Jolie To Receive Oscars' Humanitarian Award For Philanthropic Dedication


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Angeline Jolie will be honoured with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her extraordinary charity work over the years.

The award is given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences every year as part of their honorary special category accolades which also include the Academy Honorary Award and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.

Changeling star Angelina is without doubt the most deserving movie star of the award this year with her philanthropic exploits far exceeding just donating large sums of money. This year, she travelled to DR Congo with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague to campaign against sexual violence towards women as a weapon of war in the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative.

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Honorary Oscars Coming Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi's Way


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Angelina Jolie – alongside Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and costume designer Piero Tosi – will be awarded an honorary Oscar for her humanitarian work. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the star with the honorary Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 5th Annual Governors Awards on November 16.

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie will recieve her award for all of her humanitarian work

"The Governors Awards pay tribute to individuals who've made indelible contributions in their respective fields. We couldn't be more excited for this year's honorees," reads a statement by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, which was released on Thursday.

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Angelina Jolie To Be Awarded Humanitarian Oscar


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Angelina Jolie will be presented with an Oscar for her humanitarian work. The 38-year-old actress will receive be awarded the honorary Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is presented "to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry", according to a press release from the Academy.

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Angelina Jolie at the London premiere of World War Z.

In a press release, on 5th September, from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Jolie was highly praised for being "an impassioned advocate for humanitarian causes, traveling widely to promote organizations and social justice efforts such as the Prevent Sexual Violence Initiative. The release went on to reference Jolie's philanthropic exploits relating to her work with the Council of Foreign Relations and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The Academy also commended her appointment to her position as "Special Envoy of High Commissioner António Guterres in 2012 after twelve years of service" to the UNHCR.  The Academy also commented on her film projects which highlight humanitarian issues, including A Mighty Heart and In the Land of Blood and Honey.

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Mr. Popper's Penguins Trailer


Tom Popper is a sales man, it's all he knows and is great at his job, however, this also means his family life is suffering, his kids live with their mom whilst Mr Popper lives in the centre in a luxury apartment. After the death of his father, Tom inherits something that's set to change his life forever. When he receives a large wooden box, he doesn't know what to expect, apprehensively Tom opens the box and a small black and white bird to walk out.

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