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American Hustle Tops U.k. Box Office

Hit crime movie American Hustle has soared to the top of the U.K. box office in its opening weekend (03-05Jan14).The film starring Christian Bale, which earned 10 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta)...

Scottish Actor Ford Kiernan's Son Found Dead

The 12-year-old son of Scottish actor Ford Kiernan has been found dead.Sonny Kiernan's body was discovered at his parents' home in Glasgow, Scotland on Monday night (06Jan14). Police are now investigating the death, which...

Gravity Tipped For Big Night At Baftas With 11 Nominations

Gravity is the movie to beat at this year's (14) British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Awards after landing 11 nominations.The space thriller is up for top awards including Best Film, Outstanding British...

Hollywood Newcomers To Battle For Bafta Rising Star Award

12 Years A Slave star Lupita Nyong'o, French actress Lea Seydoux, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Dane Dehaan are among the young actors nominated for the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts' (Bafta) Rising...

Comedian John Fortune Dead At 74

British comedian and satirist John Fortune has died, aged 74.The Cambridge University-educated funnyman died on Tuesday (31Dec13). Confirming the sad news, his agent Vivienne Clore says, "It is with great sadness that I write...

The Pianist Composer Wojciech Kilar Dies At 81

The Pianist composer Wojciech Kilar has died, aged 81.The classical musician passed away on Sunday (29Dec13) in his hometown of Katowice, Poland following a long illness. Kilar began his career writing symphonies and concertos,...

Peter Capaldi Was Only Actor Who Auditioned For Doctor Who

New Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi was the only actor who auditioned for the latest incarnation of the Time Lord.The Thick of It actor was announced as the replacement for Matt Smith in August (13)...

Keira Knightley Recycles Wedding Dress For Charity Gala

Keira Knightley relived her wedding day on Tuesday night (03Dec13) by taking to the red carpet in the designer gown she wore for her low-key nuptials.The Pirates of the Caribbean beauty married The Klaxons star...

Emma Thompson Details Ugly Side Of Hollywood In Bafta Retrospective

British actress Emma Thompson opened up about the dark side of Hollywood during a special British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) event on Sunday (24Nov13).The Oscar-winner was the subject of a Life in...

Life Of Pi Wins Another Bafta

Ang Lee's acclaimed drama Life Of Pi has added to its British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Film Awards haul by claiming the top prize at the organisation's Children's Awards.The film scooped a...

Prince William Launches Bafta Charity Campaign

Prince William is giving talented youngsters the chance to break into the entertainment industry by spearheading the launch of a new charity drive by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta).The Duke of...

George Clooney Saluted At Britannia Awards In Los Angeles

Hollywood star George Clooney was the toast of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' (Bafta) Britannia Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (09Nov13) as he picked up one of the evening's top prizes.Julia...

Director Antonia Bird Dies

British director Antonia Bird has died at the age of 54.She passed away on Thursday (24Oct13). No further details have been released. Announcing her death on Twitter.com, her longtime collaborator and friend Robert Carlyle...

Michael Sheen Wins Welsh Bafta For The Passion

Welsh actor Michael Sheen won a top acting trophy at his home country's version of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Awards on Sunday (29Sep13).The Frost/Nixon star picked up the best actor...

Tom Holland And Paul Brannigan Among Bafta's Breakthrough Brits

The Impossible star Tom Holland and Scottish actor Paul Brannigan have landed on the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' inaugural list of Breakthrough Brits.The pair join actors James Floyd and Ade Oyefeso, comedienne...

Pedro Almodovar To Be Honoured By European Film Academy

Acclaimed Spanish moviemaker Pedro Almodovar is set to be celebrated for his career at the 2013 European Film Awards.The Volver director has been selected by officials at the European Film Academy to be recognised for...

Eddie Redmayne And Felicity Jones Join Bafta Jury

Les Miserables star Eddie Redmayne and actress Felicity Jones have joined a new Bafta jury in search of emerging British talent in film, television and gaming.The actors will help consider nominations for the first Bafta...

Star Wars Cinematographer Gilbert Taylor Dead At 99

Gilbert Taylor, the veteran British cinematographer behind classic films Star Wars, The Omen and Dr Strangelove and The Beatles A Hard Day's Night, has died, aged 99.He passed away on Friday (23Aug13) at his home...

Sir Ben Kingsley & Kathryn Bigelow To Receive Bafta/la Honours

Oscar winners Sir Ben Kingsley and Kathryn Bigelow are to be honoured at Bafta's annual Britannia Awards in Los Angeles in November (13).The Zero Dark Thirty director and Gandhi star will be the guests of...

Michael Sheen Up For Welsh Bafta

Welsh actor Michael Sheen has picked up a nomination for a top acting honour in his home country's version of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Awards.The Hollywood star is in the...

Olivia Colman Struggling With New-found Fame

British actress Olivia Colman is struggling to come to terms with her new-found fame after a slew of awards in recent months forced her into the public eye.The Iron Lady star picked up two British...

Acclaimed Writer Elaine Morgan Dies Aged 92

Celebrated Welsh author and playwright Elaine Morgan has died at the age of 92.She passed away at her home in Wales last Friday (12Jul13) after suffering a stroke. After winning a writing competition in...

Broadcaster Alan Whicker Dies

Revered British broadcaster Alan Whicker has died at the age of 87.The journalist and Tv presenter passed away at his home in Jersey in the early hours of Friday morning (12Jul13) after a battle with...

Veteran British Actress Anna Wing Dead At 98

Veteran British actress Anna Wing has died at the age of 98.Wing passed away on Sunday (07Jul13), according to her agent, but no further details about her death were available as Wenn went to press.Born...

George Clooney To Receive Bafta La Honour

Actor/director George Clooney is set to be feted for his career achievements by officials at the Los Angeles branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta).The Descendants star will receive the prestigious...

Dame Judi Dench Picks Up Doctorate From Sterling University

Dame Judi Dench added doctorate to her long list of accolades on Wednesday (26Jun13) when she was honoured for her contribution to film at Scotland's Stirling University.The Oscar winner opened the school's research and training...

Emeli Sande? That’S Dr Emeli Sande To You!

Emeli Sande has been awarded an honorary Doctor of the University degree by the University of Glasgow. The singer received the prestigious honour for her outstanding contribution to the music industry, reports BBC News.Sande’s degree...

David Attenborough Doing Well After Heart Surgery

Beloved nature broadcaster Sir David Attenborough is recovering well after undergoing heart surgery on Tuesday (04Jun13).The 87 year old, who is the younger brother of movie legend Lord Richard Attenborough, underwent an urgent operation to...

Sam Mendes Heading Back To Bond - Report

British director Sam Mendes is in talks to helm a second Bond movie following the massive success of his 007 debut Skyfall, according to a U.S. report.The Daniel Craig blockbuster became the most successful Bond...

Rebecca Front Underwent Therapy To Address Claustrophobia

Award-winning British actress Rebecca Front signed up for special therapy to combat her claustrophobia after she became too scared to fly or travel on the London Underground.The Nighty Night star has spent years battling a...

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