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Tilda Swinton Says We Need To Talk About Kevin

Oscar winner Tilda Swinton is to star in the film adaptation of bestselling book We Need To Talk About Kevin, it has been announced.The Michael Clayton star will take the lead role as the mother...

By on 18 May 2009

State Of Play Thrills UK Cinemagoers To Top Charts

Political drama State of Play has topped the UK box office charts after its first weekend on release.The Kevin MacDonald thriller, based on the acclaimed BBC drama series, took £1.5 million to knock last week's...

By on 28 April 2009

Mirren Shuns Party Food For Supermarket Snack

DAME HELEN MIRREN stunned shoppers in a London supermarket after popping in to buy a snack on her way home from a glamorous awards bash. The Queen star attended the British Academy of Film and Television...

Harry Hill Hat-trick At Bafta Tv Awards

Harry Hill's TV Burp saw the big-collared comedian claim his third prize at the Bafta Television awards on Sunday.The 44-year-old won best entertainment programme - beating Jonathan Ross, Ant and Dec and Stephen Fry to...

By on 27 April 2009

Crowe's Talent Praised At State Of Play UK Premiere

State of Play director Kevin Macdonald paid tribute to Russell Crowe's acting talents at the film's UK premiere in London's West End on Tuesday night.The Bafta-winning director joined leading man Crowe and co-star Dame Helen...

By on 22 April 2009

Monsters Vs Aliens Roars Back To UK Number One Spot

Dreamworks animation Monsters vs Aliens has bounced back to the top of the UK and Ireland box office charts, after a week at number two.The action-comedy, which is available in 3D, took £128,000 more than...

By on 21 April 2009

Bill Nighy: Listening To Pirate Radio Made You An Outlaw

The Boat That Rocked star Bill Nighy has said the Richard Curtis comedy captures the illicit thrill of listening to pirate radio in the 1960s.Nighy plays Quentin, the boss of offshore station Radio Rock in...

By on 31 March 2009

The Dark Knight Dominates At Empire Awards

Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight was the big winner at the 2009 Empire awards, with three prizes including best film.The Batman Begins sequel, one of the most successful films of all time and an Oscar...

By on 30 March 2009

Branagh Leads British Academy Tv Awards

KENNETH BRANAGH is hoping for victory at this year's (09) British Academy Television Awards after receiving his first nomination as a producer for his series WALLANDER. Branagh, who also stars as the eponymous police inspector in...

Ross Bounces Back From Controversy With Bafta Mod

Television presenter Jonathan Ross has been nominated for a Bafta for his chatshow, less than six months after receiving a three-month suspension.Friday Night with Jonathan Ross is up against Harry Hill's TV Burp, Stephen Fry...

By on 24 March 2009

Actress Blair Dies

Award-winning actress BETSY BLAIR has died at the age of 85. Blair died on Friday (13Mar09) in London after suffering from a long illness, according to her daughter Kerry Kelly Novick. The redheaded actress climbed to...

James Corden 'Chuffed' At Gavin And Stacey Us Reception

Gavin and Stacey actor James Corden has admitted his delight at US television critics praising the BBC sitcom.Speaking at the press conference for his new comedy/horror film Lesbian Vampire Killers, the 30-year-old said he was...

By on 19 March 2009

Call Of Duty Claims Hat-trick At Videogame Baftas

Military game Call of Duty 4 took three prizes at the 2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts video game ceremony on Tuesday night.Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which plunges its players into...

By on 11 March 2009

Life On Mars Sent Into Orbit

HARVEY KEITEL, JASON O'MARA and MICHAEL IMPERIOLI's U.S. sci-fi TV series LIFE ON MARS has been cancelled - just five months after the show first aired. The American programme, adapted from a popular British series of...

Winslet's Rep Dismisses Weinstein Oscar Speech Criticism As 'Oversight'

Oscar winner KATE WINSLET has brushed off criticism of her recent Academy Award acceptance speech after failing to pay tribute to movie producer HARVEY WEINSTEIN. The British beauty, who was previously nominated five times, finally won...

Winslet Revisits Her Younger Self In Old Diaries

Oscar winner KATE WINSLET took a trip down memory lane the morning after she won a Best Actress prize at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs) Awards - by pouring over old...

Rourke Pays Back Therapist

A second shot at fame means actor MICKEY ROURKE can finally pay back the therapist who treated him for free for more than a decade. The star credits the un-named psychiatrist, and his collection of loyal...

Slumdog Millionaire Strikes Lucky At Academy Awards

Slumdog Millionaire has dominated the 81st annual Oscars, with eight awards including best picture.Danny Boyle's Mumbai-set drama, which tells of a boy from the slums appearing on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be...

By on 23 February 2009

Oscar Glory For Best Actress Kate Winslet

British star Kate Winslet has won the best actress Oscar for Holocaust drama The Reader.Nominated for an Academy award for the sixth time, the 33-year-old finally claimed a statuette at the Kodak Theatre in Los...

By on 23 February 2009

Slumdog's Danny Boyle Wins Best Director Oscar

Danny Boyle has won the best director Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire at the 81st Academy awards.The Trainspotting helmer followed his Bafta and Golden Globe awards with his first Oscar at the Kodak Theatre in Los...

By on 23 February 2009

Rourke Struggling To Escape Conflict

MICKEY ROURKE is determined to shed his hardman reputation - but confesses he still struggles to walk away from a fight. The actor has had well documented run-ins with police, and spent years in the Hollywood...

Watts: 'Give Ledger The Oscar'

HEATH LEDGER's ex-girlfriend NAOMI WATTS is urging Academy Awards bosses to recognise the late actor's talents by honouring him with a posthumous Oscar on Sunday (22Feb09) night. The King Kong star, who is now dating actor...

Rourke Fears Missing Out On Oscar

MICKEY ROURKE fears he will miss out on the Best Actor prize at the upcoming Academy Awards (22Feb09) - as payback for his troubled past relationships with Hollywood movie executives. The actor has made a triumphant...

Ledger's Dad: 'Oscar Win Will Be Bittersweet'

HEATH LEDGER's father KIM has hinted he will accept the late star's Best Supporting Actor Oscar if he wins at the event on Sunday (22Feb08) - but admits collecting the honour will be "bittersweet". Ledger was...

Ledger's Daughter To Be Awarded Oscar Statuette

Late actor HEATH LEDGER's three-year-old daughter MATILDA will become the proud owner of her dad's Oscar statuette on Sunday (22Feb09), if he wins a posthumous award. Ledger is nominated for his supporting role as the Joker...

Bolt Is Top Dog At U.k. Box Office

Animated Disney film BOLT has raced to the top of the U.K. box office chart, ousting THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON from the number one slot. The movie, featuring the voices of John Travolta and...

Kapoor: 'Slumdog Success Is Down To The Recession'

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star ANIL KAPOOR believes the hit movie's incredible success is down to the global economic crisis. The Bollywood superstar, who plays game show host Prem Kumar in Danny Boyle's movie, believes the film offers...

Jackman Tips Ledger For Oscar Success

Oscars host HUGH JACKMAN is praying late actor HEATH LEDGER walks away with a posthumous Academy Award - because the honour would be "fitting" to the star's memory. Ledger, who died from an accidental drug overdose...

Kapoor: Slumdog Millionaire Is What The World Needs

Anil Kapoor has put the success of Slumdog Millionaire down to a public desire for a break from depressing news stories.As well as earning multiple Golden Globes and Baftas, Danny Boyle's film has enjoyed a...

By on 16 February 2009

Anil Kapoor: We Are Humbled By Slumdog Success

Slumdog Millionaire star Anil Kapoor says the cast and crew of the Oscar favourite are stunned by the success of the film.The Mumbai-set drama won seven awards at last weekend's Bafta ceremony as well as...

By on 15 February 2009

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