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Thandie Newton: W Is My Vote In The Us Elections

Thandie Newton has described her portrayal of Condoleezza Rice in Oliver Stone's George Bush biopic W as her 'vote' in the presidential elections.The Bafta-winning British actress, obviously barred from participating in the US elections, told...

By on 24 October 2008

Fused Wins 48 Hour Film Project Competition

A six-minute short film entitled Fused has won the best film prize in the 48 Hour Film Project competition.Fused, starring Iddo Goldberg, Ed Weeks, Greg Finnegan, Tom Turner and Marny Godden, tells of the unexpected...

By on 24 October 2008

Cheadle, Swinton And Frears To Be Honoured By Bafta/la

DON CHEADLE, TILDA SWINTON and film-maker STEPHEN FREARS will be honoured by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles (BAFTA) at a ceremony in Hollywood in November (08). Cheadle will receive the BAFTA/LA...

Peep Show Heading Across Atlantic

David Mitchell and Robert Webb's sitcom Peep Show has attracted the attention of the US, with a trade report claiming a pilot is to be made by Spike TV.The Hollywood Reporter said a pilot had...

By on 30 September 2008

Ray Winstone To Replace De Niro In Edge Of Darkness Remake

Ray Winstone has been drafted in to replace Robert De Niro in the upcoming film adaptation of Edge of Darkness.The Goodfellas star left the project, a cinematic version of the 80s BBC drama, after just...

By on 12 September 2008

Gavin And Stacey Third Series 'Depends On Scripts'

Gavin and Stacey will only return for a third series if the scripts are of a high standard, according to Ruth Jones.The Bafta winner, who plays Nessa in the much-loved sitcom she wrote with co-star...

By on 02 September 2008

Taylor-wood To Direct Lennon Biopic

Sam Taylor-Wood is to direct a film about John Lennon's teenage years, reports claim.The artist will be joined by Control writer Matt Greenhalgh in making Nowhere Boy, a look at the former Beatle's first brushes...

By on 29 August 2008

Gavin And Stacey Star Slams Aspirational Hollyoaks Cast

Former Hollyoaks actor James Corden has criticised the arrogance of the Channel 4 soap's cast.Before becoming a Bafta and British Comedy award winner for Gavin and Stacey, Corden had a small part in the Chester-set...

By on 07 August 2008

Second Date Confirmed For Ennio Morricone Belfast Gig

Legendary composer Ennio Morricone will perform two shows in Belfast this year after a second date was added to meet huge public demand.The man behind the unforgettable scores for the likes of The Good, the...

By on 30 July 2008

Tv Stars Honoured In Queen's Birthday List

Television celebrities Des O'Connor, Victoria Wood and Paul O'Grady have all been recognised in the Queen's birthday honours list.O'Connor, 76, has been awarded a CBE for his services to the entertainment industry after a career...

By on 14 June 2008

Russell T Davies To Leave Doctor Who

Russell T Davies is to step down as executive producer of the BBC hit show Doctor Who.Davies brought the cult show back on to British television in 2005, breathing new life into the character and...

By on 20 May 2008

Hudson Releases Debut Album

Oscar-winner JENNIFER HUDSON is gearing up to release her debut album - four years after she shot to fame as a contestant on U.S. talent show American Idol. The Dreamgirls star will release her self-titled...

St Trinian's Set For Second Cinema Field Trip

The girls of St Trinian's will return to the screen in 2009, Ealing Studios has confirmed.Unveiling its international roster at the Cannes film festival, the legendary British production house confirmed a follow-up to the 2007...

By on 19 May 2008

Mel Gibson Back In Front Of Camera For Edge Of Darkness

Mel Gibson is to return to acting for the first time in six years in a feature adaptation of 80s BBC drama Edge of Darkness.The Mad Max star has not topped the bill in front...

By on 29 April 2008

New Comedy Series For Gavin And Stacey Stars

Two of the stars of BBC Three's award-winning sitcom Gavin and Stacey have had their own sketch show commissioned by the channel.James Corden and Mathew Horne will star in six 30-minute episodes in a mix...

By on 24 April 2008

Marr Slams "Shameful" Level Of History Education

BBC journalist Andrew Marr has slammed the "shameful" level of history education in Britain.His recent BBC series, Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain, picked up a Bafta at last night's ceremony, winning the specialist factual...

By on 21 April 2008

Gavin And Stacey And Harry Hill Take Bafta Honours

BBC3's Gavin and Stacey and Harry Hill's TV Burp were the big winners at last night's Bafta awards.James Corden took the comedy performance award for his title role in Gavin and Stacey, a sitcom about...

By on 21 April 2008

Controversial Filmmaker Wins Bafta

A British filmmaker who sparked controversy over his documentary about Alzheimer's disease has scooped a top accolade at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Television Awards. Paul Watson won the award for...

Forsyth Awarded Highest Bafta Accolade

Veteran British TV host BRUCE FORSYTH received the highest accolade the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Academy can award at a ceremony in London on Sunday night (20Apr08). The 80-year-old entertainer was...

Forsyth Awarded Highest Bafta Accolade

Veteran British TV host BRUCE FORSYTH received the highest accolade the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Academy can award at a ceremony in London on Sunday night (20Apr08). The 80-year-old entertainer was...

Brucie Bonus: Legend Forsyth To Receive Bafta Honour

Entertainment legend Bruce Forsyth is set to receive British television's highest honour tomorrow night at the Baftas.The 80-year-old will receive the award from comedian Paul Merton in London, the city where 50 years ago he...

By on 19 April 2008

Sir Alan And Piers Morgan Prepare For Popularity Contest

Sir Alan Sugar and Piers Morgan are turning their personal feud into a nationwide popularity contest ahead of tomorrow's Baftas.The Apprentice supremo and Morgan, who won the US version of the show hands-down but was...

By on 19 April 2008

Graham Norton Defends Bbc Talent Shows

TV presenter GRAHAM NORTON has defended BBC talent shows in the wake of criticism from KEVIN SPACEY.The actor stated that shows such I'D DO ANYTHING and ANY DREAM WILL DO are a "13-week promotion for...

By on 11 April 2008

Bafta Award To Honour Minghella

Late director ANTHONY MINGHELLA is to be honoured with a special BAFTA Award created in his name, according to British filmmaker LORD RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH. Just three weeks after his untimely death, Minghella's peers at the...

Actor Scofield Dies

Oscar-winning actor PAUL SCOFIELD has died after a long battle with leukaemia. He was 86. The English star of stage and screen passed away on Thursday (20Mar08). His agent Rosalind Chatto says, "He had leukaemia...

Dench Leads Bafta Tv Awards

DAME JUDI DENCH has picked up her 26th BAFTA nomination after landing a nod for her latest role in BBC drama series CRANFORD. The James Bond star is nominated for the Best Actress gong at...

Judi Dench Handed Record 24th Bafta Nomination

The 2008 British Academy television awards nominations include a record 24th Bafta nomination for Dame Judi Dench after her performance in Cranford.The Oscar-winning actress earned her 12th Bafta TV nomination to equal comedienne Victoria Wood's...

By on 18 March 2008

Actor Shia Labeouf Admits His Arrest Was "Utter Insanity"

Shia LaBeouf has admitted an incident last year that resulted in him being arrested was "utter insanity".The upcoming Hollywood actor, who is due to star in the new Indiana Jones film in May, was arrested...

By on 27 February 2008

No Country For Old Men And Day-lewis Win At The Oscars

Daniel Day-Lewis has won the Oscar for best actor on an evening when all the major acting prizes went to European actors.Day-Lewis picked up the award for his role in There Will Be Blood, meanwhile...

By on 25 February 2008

Universal Pictures And Hasbro Agree Six-year Partnership

Universal Studios has confirmed a six-year partnership with toy manufacturer Hasbro to produce at least four films based on their properties.Popular entertainment items such as Monopoly, Clue, Ouija and even Stretch Armstrong could receive big...

By on 21 February 2008


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