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Angela Lansbury Performs Nostalgic 25th Anniversary Rendition Of 'Beauty And The Beast'


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Angela Lansbury takes us right back with a performance of 'Beauty and the Beast', the main theme from the Disney film of the same name for it's 25th anniversary. The 90-year-old actress voiced the character Mrs. Potts in the original Disney movie released in 1991. 

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The actress proved that despite her advanced years, her voice is still as excellent as it always has been as she sang the movie's theme song during a 25th anniversary screening at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on Sunday night (September 18th 2016). She made the audience laugh with Mrs. Potts' line from the movie. 'Run along and get in the cupboard, Chip. Time you was in bed', she said following her song. 

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Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary - Trailer and Clips


It's been 25 years since Disney released one of their most popular masterpieces, Beauty and The Beast. The 1991 animation picture was a retelling of a 1700's French fairytale written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont and featured one of Disney's most loved musical accompaniments. The story follows the story of a beautiful yet rebellious girl named Belle and a beast who has been enchanted by a sorceress and lives in a large castle in the middle of the woods.

Belle lives with her father in a small village, most of the townsfolk dislike Belle as she doesn't conform to their usual traditions but Belle doesn't care about what they think; her father loves her and that's good enough for her. Belle's other admirer is Gaston, the town's most popular citizen. Women adore him and men admire and want to be him but the only woman he can't woo is the one he wants.

Belle becomes worried for her father when he fails to return from market, she sets off on her own to find him. Belle traces his footsteps and finally sees the enchanted castle where her father is being held by the Beast. Wishing for nothing more than her father's safety, Belle makes a deal with the Beast which sees her father leave and Belle take his place.

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Angela Lansbury Will NOT Be Starring In 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7


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There was disappointment for TV fans today as representatives for the legendary British actress Angela Lansbury denied widely reported rumours that she was set to make a cameo appearance in the next series of ‘Game of Thrones’.

Speaking on behalf of the 90 year old former ‘Murder She Wrote’ star, a team of representatives told Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday (September 7th) that the reports, started by an article in German tabloid newspaper Bild last week, were not true.

Angela LansburyAngela Lansbury will NOT be participating in 'Game of Thrones'

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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

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

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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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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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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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Angela Lansbury Thursday 17th March 2011 opening night of the Broadway production of 'Tom Stoppard's Arcadia' at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre - Arrivals New York City, USA

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Actress Bernadette Peters, Angela Lansbury and Bernadette Peters Monday 8th February 2010 attends The Drama League's 26th annual all-star gala, A Musical Celebration of Broadway, honoring five-time Tony Award winner and entertainment icon Angela Lansbury held at The Pierre Hotel New York City, USA

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Actress Donna Murphy, Angela Lansbury, Donna Murphy and Victor Garber
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Actress Donna Murphy, Angela Lansbury and Donna Murphy
Actress Donna Murphy, Angela Lansbury, Donna Murphy and Victor Garber

Nanny McPhee Review


Excellent
Once upon a time, there was a young, dashing movie critic who ventured to see a fairy tale named Nanny McPhee. The critic was scared, as he had done battle with kids' movies. His record featured duels with the likes of Are We There Yet? and Rebound. He had barely survived.

But our hero had a job to do, and he never shied away from danger. He swallowed his fear, hopped into his silver, gas-fueled chariot, and sped off through the rain and inky darkness to the multiplex, that house of horrors where Cedric the Entertainer and John Travolta lurked. The critic pushed open the heavy doors and made his fateful way to face off against Nanny McPhee.

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The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Review


Extraordinary
Possibly John Frankenheimer's finest film, The Manchurian Candidate speaks to the Red Scare, the horrors of war, paranoid fears of brainwashing -- all tied in with the game of Solitaire. Frankenheimer owes a lot to George Axelrod's script and Richard Condon's gripping novel, which tells the story of a perfectly brainwashed soldier (during the Korean War), played by Laurence Harvey, who becomes a no-remorse assassin after capture and brianwashing by the enemy. His target and handler are both kept as mysteries until the end, but it's Frank Sinatra as an old war buddy who's suffering terrible nightmares that brings it all to light.

The film, as compelling as it is, is almost undone by Sinatra's performance, which is capable but unequal to his co-stars. Sinatra, of course, had so much power during the making of the film, that he's never really pushed for a good take. As a result, weaker scenes have been left in, presumably due to Sinatra's notorious unwillingness to do retakes. Too bad, because they're needed here badly. It's little matter, though: The Manchurian Candidate's classic structure and breakneck pacing are a perfect match for the movie's incredible story punch to the gut. George Axelrod's script turns Richard Condon's novel into classic cinema. Its suspense is gripping, and its biting political statement (lambasting McCarthyism deeply) is unparalleled in cinema this side of a Michael Moore movie.

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Gaslight Review


OK
It would be mean to say that Ingrid Bergman played confused all too well, but it would nevertheless be true. Director George Cukor (My Fair Lady) likely didn't have to look too far when he was casting about for his female lead in this 1944 adaptation of Patrick Hamilton's old warhorse of a play, as he needed somebody with an imperious grace and a trusting demeanor that could easily be read as a lack of intelligence. Bergman fits the bill perfectly, playing Paula Alquist, a traumatized young British woman whose family sent her away from her London home after her aunt (an internationally famous singer whom she was living with) was found murdered. Years later, after a long stay convalescing in Italy, where she takes singing lessons in a desultory fashion, trying to emulate her dead aunt, Paula falls in love with the piano player, Gregory Anton (Charles Boyer), whom she marries after a whirlwind romance.

The seed of an idea that something is not quite right gets planted during their honeymoon, when Gregory convinces Paula - even though she's obviously still traumatized by her aunt's horrible murder - that they should move into the old London house together; he's just a little too insistent about it, in a way that would set any sane person's alarm off. But Paula goes blithely along, and they return to the house. It isn't long before Gregory is chipping away at Paula's self-confidence, convincing her that she's forgetful ("But, dear, I already told you, don't you remember?") and insinuating in a not-too-subtle manner that she's going crazy. At the same time, he's always finding excuses for them not to leave the house, Paula keeps hearing noises and wonders why the gaslight keeps inexplicably getting turned down low. All you need are hints of the dead aunt's jewelry and the longing way that Gregory stares at the Crown Jewels in a rare trip out of the house to the Tower of London, to figure out that there's a financial reward at the end of his chicanery.

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Angela Lansbury

Date of birth

16th October, 1925

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.73


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Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Trailer and Clips Trailer

Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Trailer and Clips Trailer

It's been 25 years since Disney released one of their most popular masterpieces, Beauty and...

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Mr. Popper's Penguins Movie Review

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Yes, this movie is just as silly as it looks, with Jim Carrey pratfalling all...

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Tom Popper is a sales man, it's all he knows and is great at his...

Nanny McPhee Movie Review

Nanny McPhee Movie Review

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Fantasia/2000 Movie Review

Fantasia/2000 Movie Review

Little known fact: When Walt Disney released Fantasia in 1940, it was intended to be...

Broadway: The Golden Age, By The Legends Who Were There Movie Review

Broadway: The Golden Age, By The Legends Who Were There Movie Review

Self-indulgent to a fault and brusquely shoved together without much of a sense of rhythm,...

Beauty And The Beast (1991) Movie Review

Beauty And The Beast (1991) Movie Review

Often considered the best animated film ever -- and the only one to ever be...

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