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Grant Failed To Impress Curtis

British screenwriter RICHARD CURTIS did not want HUGH GRANT to play the lead role in his breakout movie FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, according to the actor. Grant claims the film's creator did not want...

Nicole Stephane Dies

French actress/producer NICOLE STEPHANE died in Paris on 14 March (07). She was 83. The Parisian made her big screen debut in LE SILENCE DE LA MER in 1949 and after only 10 years acting,...

Mirren An Uncomfortable Role Model

DAME HELEN MIRREN is struggling to cope with her new-found superstardom because she's not ready to be a role model for younger actors. The BAFTA-winning actress is hot favourite to pick up an Academy Award...

Phillips: 'Fame Is Too Stressful'

Veteran British actor LESLIE PHILLIPS loves all the attention he has been receiving in the wake of new movie VENUS, but finds his renewed popularity a bit stressful. The 82-year-old is enjoying a career resurgence...

Mirren Pleads With Government For Theatre Funding

DAME HELEN MIRREN has become the latest British star to issue a plea to the UK government over proposals to cut funding for live theatre. The 61-year-old - who is tipped to win the Best...

Collette Tips Mirren For Double Victory

Australian actress TONI COLLETTE has tipped BAFTA winner DAME HELEN MIRREN for Oscar glory at the 2007 Academy Awards later this month (25FEB07). Mirren is the favourite to win the Best Actress honour for her...

Langham Denies Child Offences

LATEST: British comedian CHRIS LANGHAM has denied claims he sexually assaulted an underage girl in a London theatre. The 57-year-old BAFTA-winning actor is charged with one count of buggery, eight counts of indecent assault on...

Mckellen Blasts 'Downmarket' Baftas

English thespian SIR IAN MCKELLEN has branded Sunday (11FEB07) night's British Academy Awards (BAFTAs) "downmarket and low key". THE LORD OF THE RINGS star expressed his disappointment the awards had failed to attract neither LITTLE...

Ferry's Son Spends Night In Police Cell

BRYAN FERRY's 24-year-old son was thrown in a police cell after a raucous night at a BAFTAs after-show party. OTIS FERRY was cautioned by police after on Sunday night (11FEB07) after throwing a photographer's keys...

Ferry's Boy Falls For Miller

Veteran rocker BRYAN FERRY's son was spotted kissing actress SIENNA MILLER at the BAFTAs after-show party on Sunday (11FEB07) night, sparking rumours of a romance. Model ISAAC FERRY, 21, and Miller, 25, were openly canoodling...

Craig Shocks Well-meaning Fans

JAMES BOND star DANIEL CRAIG shocked revellers at the BAFTAs aftershow party on Sunday night (11FEB07) when he lashed out at well-meaning fans. Craig reportedly became increasingly incensed when award attendees praised his toned frame...

Winslet Sues Magazine Over Diet Doctor Claims

Actress KATE WINSLET is hauling a British magazine into court over claims she visited a US 'diet doctor' to slim down. The curvy TITANIC star - an outspoken opponent of Hollywood's growing trend for extreme...

Phillips' Bond Ambition

Veteran British actor LESLIE PHILLIPS is desperate to land a role as a JAMES BOND villain. The 82-year-old is enjoying a career resurgence thanks to his role in movie VENUS, which earned him a BAFTA...

Mirren Shocks Bafta Viewers With F Word

DAME HELEN MIRREN shocked viewers watching live TV coverage of stars arriving at the BAFTAs, by swearing on the red carpet. Mirren's foul-mouthed tirade was captured during a broadcast for UK TV station Sky News...

James Bond Flops At Baftas

JAMES BOND movie CASINO ROYALE failed to live up to hype at the BAFTAs, winning just one of the nine awards it was nominated for. Despite nods in the Best British Film category and for...

Mirren's Queen Reigns Over Baftas

THE QUEEN and its star DAME HELEN MIRREN were the big winners at tonight's (11FEB07) Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), winning the Best Film and Best Actress awards. Elsewhere, FOREST WHITAKER won the Best...

Mirren Dedicates Award To Late 'Mentor' Ian Richardson

A tearful DAME HELEN MIRREN dedicated her Best Leading Actress BAFTA to her "mentor" actor IAN RICHARDSON, who died on Friday (09FEB07). The pair starred together in 1968 movie A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - the...

Dench Made Money By Betting On Mirren To Win

DAME JUDI DENCH knew she wouldn't win the Best Actress award at the BAFTAs, and claims she made money by correctly betting on DAME HELEN MIRREN to take home the top prize. Dench - nominated...

Mirren's Queen Reigns Over Baftas

THE QUEEN and its star DAME HELEN MIRREN were the big winners at tonight's (11FEB07) Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), winning the Best Film and Best Actress awards. Elsewhere, FOREST WHITAKER won the Best...

Shetty Shuns Baftas For Sick Dad

Bollywood star SHILPA SHETTY will miss out on an appearance at tonight's (11FEB07) British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards after jetting home to be with her sick father. The actress was told...

Bafta Party Axed Over Burberry Demo Fear

BAFTA nominees DANIEL CRAIG and DAME HELEN MIRREN will be missing out on a pre-ceremony party because the British Academy of Film and Television Art bash has lost its main sponsor. Fashion giant Burberry dropped...

Brosnan Hails Craig As Best Bond

Former 007 actor PIERCE BROSNAN has hailed his successor DANIEL CRAIG as the best JAMES BOND ever. Brosnan, who played Bond in four of the superspy thrillers, was furious at being told he would no...

Borat Nominated For Wga Award

British funnyman SACHA BARON COHEN has garnered a surprise nomination from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) for his spoof documentary, BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN. Despite losing...

Bond Girl Green Nominated For Bafta

New BOND girl EVA GREEN has been nominated for the Orange Rising Star Award at this year's (07) British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards. The French beauty, who stars opposite DANIEL CRAIG...

Showbiz Review Of The Year

By Ian Garland and Sarah Henshaw 2006 has been a year of showbiz scandal. Careers have been made and destroyed and marriages have started and ended. If there's one lasting and poignant message for celebrities to...

Ken Russell Flashes Ex-miss Great Britain

Veteran filmmaker KEN RUSSELL flashed his genitalia at disgraced former Miss Great Britain DANIELLE LLOYD within hours of entering reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother last night (03JAN07). The 79-year-old Oscar nominee and three time...

Cohen's Singing Dumped From Sweeney Todd

British funnyman SACHA BARON COHEN's singing has reportedly been cut from TIM BURTON's forthcoming SWEENEY TODD movie, because it's so bad. The BORAT and ALI G creator plays SIGNOR ADOLFO PIRELLI - the arch-rival of...

Bafta Rule Change Affects High-profile Movies

A new rule put in place by the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts (BAFTA) is preventing high-profile movies including CLINT EASTWOOD's LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA from being entered into the organisation's 2007 ceremony....

The Curse Of The Were-rabbit Scores Bafta Double

British animated characters WALLACE + GROMIT have scored a British Academy Of Film And Television Arts (BAFTA) double, after their THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT won Best Film at the Children's BAFTAs last night (26NOV06)....

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