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Strike Sends Stars Flocking To Bafta Awards

A host of A-list stars are vying for places at the forthcoming BAFTA awards in London - as the ceremony will be unaffected by the ongoing Hollywood writers strike. Several major awards ceremonies in the...

Bafta Rising Star Nominees Announced

SHIA LaBEOUF, SIENNA MILLER and ELLEN PAGE have all been nominated for the Orange Rising Star award at the British Academy Film And Television Awards (BAFTAs) this year (08). The actors will compete against Sam...

Atonement Set To Reign At Baftas?

Epic World War Two drama ATONEMENT has landed 17 nominations at the British Academy Film And Television Awards (BAFTAs). The James MCAvoy-starring movie garnered the most nods in the awards' long lists, which are cut...

Lust, Caution Leads Bafta Nods For Foreign Film

Director ANG LEE's controversial LUST, CAUTION is in the running for the foreign film prize at the 2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards. The adult drama was named on Friday (04Jan08)...

Affleck In On State Of Play

Ben Affleck is believed to be the latest addition to the cast of political drama State of Play.Brad Pitt has already left the project - an adaptation of Paul Abbott's BBC drama - and due...

By on 19 December 2007

Crowe Replaces Pitt

Russell Crowe has stepped in to replace Brad Pitt in political thriller State of Play, after the Fight Club star withdrew from the project.The part was originated by British actor John Simm in the acclaimed...

By on 04 December 2007

Penguins Happy At Kids' Baftas

Animated movie Happy Feet has been named best feature film at the Children's Bafta awards ahead of the latest Harry Potter film.The eco-friendly musical shunned competition from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,...

By on 26 November 2007

Musical Plans For Franz Ferdinand

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND could follow in the footsteps of SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER and write their own stage musical. The Glaswegian band, who were critically acclaimed for their soundtrack in BAFTA winning film Hallam Foe,...

Langham: I Considered Suicide

Actor Chris Langham has said he considered killing himself in the wake of being convicted on child pornography charges.The disgraced Bafta winner was released from Elmley prison in Kent last week after his ten month...

By on 20 November 2007

Mcavoy Quits Acting To Be House-husband

Scottish actor JAMES MCAVOY is considering quitting acting to become a full-time house-husband. The 28-year-old will take a break from making films to spend more time with wife and co-star from hit British TV series...

Arquette 'Too Old' For Desperately Seeking Susan

Actress ROSANNA ARQUETTE was desperate to land a part in the musical adaptation of DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN - but believes she's too old to revisit the movie. The star, who won a best supporting actress...

Last King Tops Scottish Baftas

Kevin McDonald's The Last King of Scotland has dominated this year's Scottish Baftas, taking three awards.The drama - an adaptation of Giles Foden's award-winning novel about Ugandan dictator Idi Amin - was named best film...

By on 19 November 2007

Langham Freed From Jail

Actor Chris Langham is to be freed from jail after the Court of Appeal reduced his ten-month sentence for downloading child pornography, according to reports.Langham, 58, was first arrested in November 2005 after child pornography...

By on 14 November 2007

Langham 'Freed From Jail'

Actor Chris Langham is to be freed from jail after the Court of Appeal reduced his ten-month sentence for downloading child pornography, according to reports.Langham, 58, was first arrested in November 2005 after child pornography...

By on 14 November 2007

Jensen Blasts 'Irresponsible' Skinny Stars

UGLY BETTY actress ASHLEY JENSEN has blasted skinny Hollywood stars for their constant dieting - because their "irresponsible" behaviour sets a bad example to young fans. The BAFTA award-winner - who plays wardrobe assistant Christina...

Jenson: 'I Should Have Asked Posh For Spice Tickets'

Scottish actress ASHLEY JENSEN regrets not asking VICTORIA BECKHAM for SPICE GIRLS tickets when they met on the set of UGLY BETTY. The BAFTA award-winner - who plays wardrobe assistant Christina in the hit U.S....

Jensen Pledges Allegiance To Striking Screenwriters

UGLY BETTY star ASHLEY JENSEN is backing the Hollywood writers' strikes by vowing to join the picket lines as soon as she returns to Los Angeles. The BAFTA award-winner - who plays wardrobe assistant Christina...

Spaced Remade For Us

Cult British comedy series Spaced is to be remade for American viewers, according to industry reports.Variety claims the Channel 4 show is to be retooled for US screens by Fox, with Will & Grace writer...

By on 30 October 2007

Potter Leads Bafta Kids' Nods

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has worked its magic to lead the nominations at this year's children's Baftas.The fifth film in the wizarding series will compete against penguin animation Happy Feet and...

By on 22 October 2007

Resident Evil Star Leads Anne Frank Series

The Diary of Anne Frank will be back on British TV screens and will see Resident Evil: Extinction star Iain Glen play Anne's father Otto.The BBC has confirmed that a new adaptation of the iconic...

By on 15 October 2007

Brits Lead International Emmy Nominations

Stephen Fry, Victoria Wood and Jim Broadbent are all in the running for an International Emmy, after the nominations were announced yesterday.Fry - currently garnering critical acclaim for his documentary HIV and Me, has been...

By on 09 October 2007

Film Producer Blasts 'Anti Gaelic' Bafta

A film producer has angrily resigned from the BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM + TELEVISION ARTS (BAFTA) after it refused to put forward his Gaelic film for an Oscar. Edinburgh-born Christopher Young is fuming that...

Sequel For The Queen?

A sequel for Oscar-winning film The Queen is in development, reports claim.Director Peter Morgan is to direct the final part of his 'Blair trilogy', which began with Channel 4 film The Deal in 2003, this...

By on 02 October 2007

Johansson Fears Failure

SCARLETT JOHANSSON doubts her acting ability and fears every film she makes will be her last. Despite her performances attracting critical acclaim and earning her a BAFTA award in 2004 - for Lost In Translation...

Theatre Director Tabori Dies

Screenwriter and theatre director GEORGE TABORI has died. He was 93. The Hungarian-born star passed away at his home in Berlin, Germany, on Monday (23Jul07) after suffering from a long illness. Tabori moved to London...

Langham 'Victim' Branded A Fantasist

LATEST: The woman who has accused British comedy actor CHRIS LANGHAM of sexually assaulting her has been described as a "fantasist" by the defence. The alleged victim, who is now 25, claims she had a...

Langham 'Seduced Girl With Dinners And Gifts', Court Hears

LATEST: British comedy star CHRIS LANGHAM seduced a teenage girl with gifts and expensive dinners before abusing her, a court has heard. The BAFTA-winning actor is accused of sexually abusing the unnamed girl, who was...

Langham Denies Abusing Under-age Girl

British comedy star CHRIS LANGHAM has been accused of grooming and abusing a teenage girl across a three year period, on the second day of his trial. The BAFTA-winning actor is charged with 10 counts...

Washington Set For Bafta/la Honour

Oscar winner DENZEL WASHINGTON is set to pick up the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards later this year (07). The Training Day star will be honoured...

Gervais And Wood Up For Baftas Tv Awards

Comedy stars RICKY GERVAIS and VICTORIA WOOD have been nominated for acting prizes at the forthcoming British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) TV awards. Gervais is nominated for Best Comedy Performance for his...

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