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Barkhad Abdi To Portray 'Dead' Warlord On Hawaii Five-0

Barkhad Abdi, the break-out star of Tom Hanks movie Captain Phillips, has landed a major Tv role on island police drama Hawaii Five-0.The Oscar-nominated Somalian actor will play a Congolese warlord who faked his own...

24th December 2014

The Academy Opens Its Arms Once More: 271 Stars Invited, Inc. Nyongo'o, Pharrell, Fassbender

Like a basking shark, hoovering up the most talented plankton the world of cinema has to offer, The Academy has extended a warm invitation to a slew of new potential members.Lupita Nyong'o with her Oscars...

By Jack de Aguilar | 27th June 2014

Barkhad Abdi Leads List Of New Academy Invitees

Somali Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi, Paul Dano and Michael Fassbender are among the 271 artists and executives who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Actors Ben Foster, Sally Hawkins,...

26th June 2014

Dame Helen Mirren And Aaron Paul For Eye In The Sky

Dame Helen Mirren and Aaron Paul have joined the cast of 'Eye in the Sky'.The 68-year-old actress and the 'Breaking Bad' star have signed up to star in the warfare thriller alongside Colin Firth and...

16th May 2014

Barkhad Abdi In Talks To Join Judd Apatow's Trainwreck

Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi is reportedly in talks to star in his first major film since he confronted Tom Hanks as a Somali pirate in Captain Phillips.If Abdi signs on, he would join a cast...

20th March 2014

Best Shirtless Performance? Who Should Win The Less Serious Mtv Movie Awards?

The MTV Movie Award nominations have been announced and you know what? It’s so refreshing to see some different movies thrown into the mix! The MTV Movie Awards don’t take themselves quite as seriously as...

By Sophie Miskiw | 7th March 2014

The Financial Troubles Of Barkhad Abdi, And What's Next

Barkhad Abdi might have taken home a BAFTA for his role in ‘Captain Phillips’ and earned an Oscar nomination, but it seems the actor has found himself in dire financial straights since his big movie...

By Stephanie Chase | 6th March 2014

The Financial Woes Of Barkhad Abdi Proves An Oscar Nomination Doesn't Mean Riches

The lifestyles of the rich and famous were on display for all to see on Sunday night; golden statuettes were handed out, thousand-dollar tuxes were worn and after parties were attended. Barkhad Abdi, a relative...

By Jack de Aguilar | 5th March 2014

Barkhad Abdi Struggling Financially As He Waits For New Acting Gig

Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi has been struggling to make ends meet after quitting his job at a cell phone store in Minneapolis following the 2013 release of Captain Phillips.The 28 year old had been working...

4th March 2014

Barkhad Abdi Struggling Financially?

Barkhad Abdi is struggling financially.The 'Captain Philips' star narrowly missed out on the Best Supporting Actor Oscar at the Academy Awards on Sunday (02.03.14) but is said to have spent most of the $65,000 he...

4th March 2014

A Week In Movies: Oscars Too Close To Call, Lupita Rules The Red Carpet, Godzilla Crushes San Francisco, And Veronica Mars Is Back

All eyes are on Hollywood this weekend as the Academy Awards take place this Sunday night. The least predictable Oscars in years, there are multiple possible winners in most of the major categories, as Gravity,...

By Rich Cline | 28th February 2014

A Week In News: Miley, Jimmy Fallon And British Brilliance At The Brits

Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Controversy: Miley Cyrus has predictably upped the ante on her controversial media storm by making sure all eyes are on her during her currently touring Bangerz show. The concerts have been...

By Lauren James | 24th February 2014

Hey Internet, Of Course Bradley Cooper Knew Who Barkhad Abdi Was

There were some pretty nasty accusations flying round on what was otherwise a cordial affair at the Baftas last night; when Emma Thompson read out Barkhad Abdi’s name for the Best Supporting Actor award, the...

By Jack de Aguilar | 17th February 2014

The 2014 Baftas Run Like The Oscars' Older, Funnier Sister

As the British equivalent to the Oscars, last night’s BAFTAs were obviously a glamorous affair. In between bouts of Stephen Fry’s self deprecating humor (“[Oprah’s] performance in The Butler was so moving, I almost gave...

By Victoria Pavlova | 17th February 2014

Cate Blanchett Dedicates Bafta To Philip Seymour Hoffman

Cate Blanchett dedicated her BAFTA award to Philip Seymour Hoffman.The Australian actress took the Lead Actress trophy at tonight's (16.02.14) British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) ceremony in London for her role in...

17th February 2014

Gravity Scoops Six Baftas

'Gravity' won big at the BAFTAs tonight (16.02.14) taking home six awards. The 3-D space drama directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock was the biggest winner of the night at...

16th February 2014

The Things They Say: 3978107

"People recognise me on the street now. And as far as people back home, everybody's shocked by it and I'm just trying to take it slow. I have an agent now and I'm trying to...

2nd December 2013

Taxi Driver Landed Tom Hanks Movie Role After Chance News Report

Former taxi driver Barkhad Abdi was catapulted into a Hollywood movie starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks after seeing a Tv report about the auditions.Abdi, of Minnesota, Minneapolis, was working as a humble cabbie when he...

16th October 2013

The Things They Say: 3901480

"I had to come out with all I got. I used a lot of imagination. I know where he's coming from. I talked to a lot of people like him back from Somalia and I...

11th October 2013

Fascinating Fact: 3881767

Barkhad Abdi, the African actor who plays a Somalian pirate in Tom Hanks' new movie Captain Phillips has formed a band with rapper Yung Yubi.

26th September 2013

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