Anne Hathaway (born 12.11.1982) Anne Hathaway is an American actress, famous for her roles in The Princess Diaries and The Devil Wears Prada.
Childhood: Anne Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents are Gerald Hathaway and Kate McCauley. Her father was a lawyer and her mother was an actress (Anne was inspired to follow in her mother's footsteps). When Anne was six years old, the family moved to Milburn, New Jersey.
Hathaway attended Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Wyoming Elementary School and Millburn High School. Whilst at high school, she acted in a number of school plays. She won a nomination for the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for 'Best Performance By A High School Actress' for her performance as Winifred in Once Upon a Mattress. Anne Hathaway also became the first teenager to be admitted to he Barrow Group Theater Company's acting programme. At the age of 16, she was cast in Get Real, for the Fox network.
Acting Career: Anne Hathaway's debut movie role came with her performance in the 2001 film The Other Side of Heaven. The film, which also starred Christopher Gorham, was filmed in New Zealand. Before filming commenced, Hathaway auditioned for a part in The Princess Diaries. She landed the lead role after just one audition and the film - which also starred Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo and Mandy Moore - was an international success.
The following year, Anne Hathaway was in a production of Carnival! in New York, as well as providing her voice for an English version of The Cat Returns, by Hiroyuki Morita.
Hathaway then continued to star in a number of family-oriented films, such as Nicholas Nickleby (with Jamie Bell and Charlie Hunnam) and Ella Enchanted, along with Steve Coogan, Minnie Driver and Hugh Dancy.
In 2004, Anne Hathaway began filming the sequel to The Princess Diaries, entitled The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. The scheduling of the film forced her to pull out of a prior commitment to star opposite Gerard Butler in The Phantom of the Opera.
In 2005's Hoodwinked!, Anne Hathaway voiced the character of Little Red Riding Hood. In a move that surprised many of her followers, Hathaway then chose to appear in Havoc. The film, which also stars Bijou Phillips and Freddy Rodriguez, was R-rated and featured Hathaway in a number of nude scenes and performing sex scenes.
This was followed by an appearance in the critically-lauded Brokeback Mountain, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams. Hathaway continued this success with a performance in The Devil Wears Prada. She stars in the film as a fashion magazine editor's assistant, with the editor's role being played by Meryl Streep. She and her co-star Emily Blunt followed the same strict diet for the film, in order to lose weight for the role.
Anne Hathaway was originally due to star in one of the lead roles of Knocked Up, by Judd Apatow. She was eventually replaced by Katherine Heigl, because she did not want to use real footage of a woman giving birth, to create the illusion that her character was giving birth. Instead, 2007 became the year that she starred in Becoming Jane: a film in which she portrayed the English author, Jane Austen. The film also starred James McAvoy, Maggie Smith and Julie Walters. Hathaway was originally considered for Tim Burton's production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The role eventually went to Jayne Wisener, as Burton wanted a younger, unknown actress for the part.
Anne Hatchway started 2008 with a performance in Get Smart, an updated adaptation of the Mel Brooks TV series of the 1960s. The film also starred Steve Carrell, Alan Arkin and Dwayne Johnson. 2008 also saw Hatchway appear in Passengers, with Patrick Wilson and Rachel Getting Married, with Debra Winger. The following year, she starred in Bride Wars, opposite Kate Hudson, as well as providing voice work for The Simpsons and Family Guy. That summer, she performed in a stage production of Twelfth Night at the Delacorte Theater in New York. Toward the end of 2009, footage was released of the Tim Burton-produced version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, starring Hathaway, alongside Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter
Personal Life: Anne Hathaway once dated the real estate developer Raffaello Follieri. Hatchway ended her relationship with him amid him being arrested for fraud charges. Since 2008, she has been dating the actor Adam Shulman.
This much more light-hearted sequel reinvigorates the franchise after Disney's quirky but murky 2010 reboot of Lewis Carroll's classic, which sent the heroine into Underland (not Wonderland) for a dark adventure that spiralled into a Lord of the Rings-scale battle. Thankfully this time the odyssey remains personal, centred on lively characters rather than overwrought plotting. And Alice's time-travelling quest is both pointed and engaging.
After captaining her late father's ship on a global journey, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to 1875 London to bad news: her mother (Lindsay Duncan) has made decisions that take her future out of her hands. As she struggles to respond, she is summoned back to Underland to help her friend Hatter (Johnny Depp), who is emotionally devastated by the fact that his entire family has been killed. So Alice decides to help by confronting Time (Sacha Baron Cohen) and stealing a device that will allow her to travel back to help the younger Hatter. But she also becomes entangled in the early life of the White and Red Queens (Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway), and the feud that grew between them as young sisters. Meanwhile, Time is terrified that Alice is unravelling the fabric of reality.
The emotional nature of Alice's mission adds a surprising layer of suspense to the entire film, while director James Bobin (The Muppets) adds a breezy comical tone to Tim Burton's stunningly visual designs. Some of the more wacky flourishes don't quite work (such as the "sea of time" imagery or Time's hand-powered vehicle), but the film more than makes up for these with wonderful character details. This lets the actors relax into their roles while cranking up the surreal touches. Wasikowska is great as the plucky heroine fighting for her right to control her own life, a strong point that's made without preaching.
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Hathaway was criticised for her attempted at an English accent in 2011 film ‘One Day’.
Anne Hathaway squared off with ‘Late Late Show’ host James Corden in an epic rap battle on Tuesday’s edition of the show, where nothing was off limits. During the battle, Corden took aim at the Oscar-winning actress for her British accent in the 2011 movie One Day, describing it as 'awful'.
Anne Hathaway faced James Corden in an epic rap battle.
Corden was up first, taking the mic and rapping: 'I admit that Anne is both talented and sweet, and it's hard to say anything about her that's mean. But I'm gonna try my best and air it out like tank tops, and like her movie Get Smart, her rhymes are gonna flop'.
Anne Hathaway and U.S. late night host James Corden tore into each other in rhyme during an epic rap battle.
The Les Miserables star, 33, appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday (25May16), and the pair took each other on in the show's popular Drop the Mic rap segment.
James, 37, began the segment by dissing her performance as Catwoman in Batman blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises as inferior to Halle Berry's in 2004's standalone Catwoman film.
"I admit that Anne is both talented and sweet, and it's hard to say anything about her that's mean, but I'm gonna try my best and air it out like tank tops, and like her movie Get Smart, her rhymes are gonna flop," he rapped, "Now it's her turn to try and act a little scary, 'cause the only Catwoman I acknowledge is Halle Berry."
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Anne Hathaway felt like a superwoman when she returned to the gym after becoming a mum.
The Oscar winner became a first-time mother when her son Jonathan was born eight weeks ago, and Anne is already back in Hollywood star shape as she promotes her new film Alice Through the Looking Glass - and she admits she enjoyed hitting the treadmill and the weight room again.
"I work out in West Hollywood, so you see, like, Thor's trainer, you know, the people who have too many muscles to be in The Avengers... that's who works out at my gym," the 33-year-old actress told U.S. chat show host Ellen DeGeneres.
"I would normally walk in and feel so intimidated. But I walk in I'm like, 'Yeah, I work out with five pound weights, but I pushed a baby out of my body, I feel good right now... I don't care what I look like, I feel great.'"
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Actress Anne Hathaway's husband Adam Shulman has heaped praise on his wife's parenting skills.
The couple welcomed son Jonathan Rosebanks on 24 March (16) and nearly two months following the birth, Adam reports Anne doesn't seem to be struggling at all with any aspect of motherhood.
“She always amazes me,” he gushed to People magazine. “As a mother, she is gorgeous.”
Adam, a jewellery designer, recently created a line inspired by his wife's new Disney movie Alice Through the Looking Glass, and now that filming is complete, he is delighted Anne has not signed on to star in any new projects, as he wants them both to commit to family for the foreseeable future.
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Anne Hathaway hit her first red carpet since becoming a mum in Los Angeles on Thursday (12May16).
In her first public appearance since welcoming her son Jonathan in March (24Mar16), the Les Miserables star stepped out to help promote her new movie, Alice Through the Looking Glass.
The new mum, 33, wore a black and white floral lace dress by Disaya for her return to the spotlight, as she beamed and posed for the cameras beside her husband Adam Shulman.
Anne reprises her role as Mirana of Marmoreal, the White Queen, in the sequel to 2010's Alice in Wonderland, which also features the return of her co-stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Mia Wasikowska, who portrays the titular Alice in the Lewis Carroll adaptation.
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Anne Hathaway - Anne Hathaway spent her first Mother's Day buying fresh produce and baked goods at the Studio City Farmers Market. Anne was also seen buying freshly bottled honey. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th May 2016
Anne Hathaway is bringing her acclaimed role in Off-Broadway play Grounded to the big screen.
The Oscar winner appeared in the single-actor show at New York's Public Theater last year (15), and now she is set to reprise her role and produce a movie version of the drama.
Playwright George Brant will adapt his own script for the movie, and according to Variety, new mum Hathaway believed in his work so much that she secured film rights for the play before opening night.
Directed by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, Grounded tells the story of a fighter pilot tasked with operating an unmanned drone.
Continue reading: Anne Hathaway Adapting Grounded Play For Big Screen
Rumer Willis is giving Anne Hathaway's The Devil Wears Prada character a makeover in a new musical parody of the film.
The 27-year-old actress made a surprise appearance as Andy Sachs in The Unauthorized Musical Parody of The Devil Wears Prada at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles on Friday night (22Apr16), and judging by her Instagram post after the show, this could be a regular gig for Demi Moore and Bruce Willis' daughter.
Director Garry Marshall has met with Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews to discuss the possibility of another The Princess Diaries movie.
The first film, released in 2001, featured a young Anne as awkward teenager Mia, who finds out that she is the heir to the throne of fictional country Genovia, with Julie Andrews starring as her grandmother. Both reprised their roles for the 2004 sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, with Chris Pine starring as a royal suitor.
Garry, who directed both movies, told Larry King on Friday (22Apr16) that he had a meeting with Anne and Julie recently, where they discussed the possibility of a third sequel for The Princess Diaries.
“Well, they (Disney) talk about it. Disney always likes to announce things, so they tell Garry, ‘Shut up, we’ll announce it,’” he joked. “(Anne Hathaway) came to my office, she was quite pregnant... she puts her computer on the table, pushes three buttons, there’s Julie Andrews on Skype in Long Island. And we have a meeting.”
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Lupita Nyong'o, new mum Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Lange have made the shortlist for the New York Drama League's prestigious Distinguished Performance award.
Among the other 47 stars hoping to take home the coveted theatre prize are Jennifer Hudson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michael C. Hall, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Michelle Williams, Jeff Daniels, Phylicia Rashad, Sam Rockwell, Mark Strong, and Cicely Tyson, who have all taken the stage on and off-Broadway over the past year.
The organisation's only acting category encompasses performers in all types of New York productions, however an actor can only win the award once in their lifetime.
Other stars recognised for their outstanding stage performances, but who have won the Distinguished Performance prize before, include James Earl Jones, Patti LuPone, Mark Rylance and Frank Langella.
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Anne Hathaway - LA Art Show And Los Angeles Fine Art Show's 2016 Opening Night Premiere Party Benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at Los Angeles Convention Center at Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 27th January 2016
Date of birth
12th November, 1982
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