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Kingsley's Fagin Inspired By Old Photos

SIR BEN KINGSLEY used a stash of photographs he picked up on the set of SCHINDLER'S LIST in Krakow, Poland, to inspire his makeover as Dickensian Jew FAGIN in ROMAN POLANSKI's OLIVER TWIST. The...

Kingsley Snubs Polanski Daily

Oscar-winning actor BEN KINGSLEY left legendary director ROMAN POLANSKI speechless when he pretended not to know the film-maker on the set of the upcoming OLIVER TWIST remake. The GANDHI star prepared for his role...

False Teeth Trouble For Kingsley

Veteran actor BEN KINGSLEY had to be rescued from a set of false teeth by controversial director ROMAN POLANSKI, while filming a remake of OLIVER TWIST. The GHANDI Oscar-winner, who was wearing the dentures...

Kingsley Tries To Seduce Ryder

British actor BEN KINGSLEY tried to seduce WINONA RYDER at a post-ACADEMY AWARDS party - only weeks after splitting from wife of ten months ALEXANDRA CHRISTMANN. The GANDHI OSCAR-winner was spotted sweet-talking the GIRL,...

Messing's Crush On Kingsley

WILL + GRACE star DEBRA MESSING has unveiled a longtime crush on British actor BEN KINGSLEY. The redhead screen beauty, married to actor-screenwriter DANIEL ZELMAN, admits the OSCAR-winning GANDHI star has been a favourite...

Heartbroken Kingsley Files For Divorce

LATEST: British actor BEN KINGSLEY has filed for divorce from his third wife ALEXANDRA after seeing photos of the German beauty with her new boyfriend. Last month (17JAN05) German tabloid BZ published images of...

Kingsley Confirms Split With Wife

LATEST: SIR BEN KINGSLEY has confirmed his split with his wife of 16-months ALEXANDRA, but insists the pair remain "close" friends. The OSCAR-winning actor, 61, has separated from his 30-year-old spouse, who is now...

Kingsley Splits From Wife After Kissing Picture Published

LATEST: OSCAR-winning actor BEN KINGSLEY has split up with his wife of 15 months after a German newspaper published a picture of her kissing another man. On Monday (17JAN05), the BZ tabloid printed a...

Kingsley's Wife Photographed Kissing Another Man

A photograph showing BEN KINGSLEY's wife ALEXANDRA CHRISTMANN kissing another man has been published in a German newspaper. In today's (17JAN05) BZ tabloid, Christmann is pictured passionately embracing estate agent SAMMY BRAUNER, the 41-year-old...

Kingsley: 'Call Me Sir Ben'

British actor SIR BEN KINGSLEY is so proud of his knighthood he reportedly sent a letter to all his friends and colleagues insisting they use the title. The SEXY BEAST star - real name...

Kingsley Fights Off Reports His Wife Has Left Him

OSCAR-winning actor SIR BEN KINGSLEY is fighting off reports his wife ALEXANDRA has dumped him after just a year of marriage for being a "snob". According to America's STAR magazine, the British actor -...

High Praise From Pacino

Movie great AL PACINO lists four modern actors whose work he loves to watch - ROBERT DE NIRO, TOM HANKS, BEN KINGSLEY and JOHN GOODMAN. The living legend admits he's always first in line...

Stars Pay Tribute To Ustinov

Film greats SIR BEN KINGSLEY and LORD RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH paid tribute to late actor SIR PETER USTINOV at a memorial service in London yesterday (18NOV04). OSCAR-winner Ustinov passed away in March (04) after suffering...

Brando Tops Gangster Poll

Late actor MARLON BRANDO has been voted the best movie gangster of all time, for his role in 1972 classic THE GODFATHER. In a poll for British cinema chain UCI, Brando's portrayal of DON...

Kingsley's Bond Ambition

Movie legend SIR BEN KINGSLEY is desperate to play a Bond villain in the next 007 movie. The British actor is infamous for his roles as villains in a variety of Hollywood movies -...

Jet Li's Hero Tops American Box Office

Actor JET LI's acclaimed martial arts movie HERO has fought its way to the top of the American box office, with an opening haul of $17.8 million (GBP9.8 million). ANACONDAS: THE HUNT FOR THE...

British Film Firm In Thunderbirds Crisis

THUNDERBIRDS has pushed Britain's leading movie company to the brink of crisis - because the film's performed so badly at the box office. The $77.4 million (GBP43 million) film - starring BEN KINGSLEY and...

Kingsley To Play Videogame Character

OSCAR-winning actor SIR BEN KINGSLEY has signed up to play the bloodsucking ruler of the BLOODRAYNE videogame in a new movie. The GANDHI star will play KAGAN, the leader of a vast and dangerous...

Spielberg Postpones Film Over Terrorist Fears

Legendary director STEVEN SPIELBERG has postponed his latest movie VENGEANCE because he's concerned it will become a target for Islamic terrorists. Production on VENGEANCE - about the successful hunt for the 17 Palestinians who...

Film Fans Flock To The Village

Director M NIGHT SHYAMALAN has scored success with his latest movie THE VILLAGE, after it topped America's box office with a $50.8 million (GBP28.2 million) opening weekend. The Village, starring SIGOURNEY WEAVER, ADRIEN BRODY,...

Kingsley Finally Feels Appreciated By Fellow Brits

Actor SIR BEN KINGSLEY is thrilled to have received his knighthood - because he had no idea his fellow Brits appreciated him. The GANDHI star received his honour from QUEEN ELIZABETH II on New...

Kingsley's Changing Eyes Cause Mayhem At Home

SIR BEN KINGSLEY's changing eye colour as THE HOOD in the THUNDERBIRDS film has confused his seven-year-old daughter, who wants her father to repeat the trick at home. The OSCAR winner, 60, says young...

Kingsley: British Stars Make The Best Baddies

British acting legend SIR BEN KINGSLEY is certain English actors make the best movie villains - because they don't need the audience to love them. The SCHINDLER'S LIST star, who is about to shock...

Kingsley Infuriates Workmates Over Knighthood

British actor SIR BEN KINGSLEY enraged workers and co-stars on his new film MRS HARRIS - by ignoring people who failed to address him by his proper title. The SCHINDLER'S LIST actor stars alongside...

Kingsley To Play Fagin

BEN KINGSLEY is the latest star to portray CHARLES DICKENS' infamous crook FAGIN in ROMAN POLANSKI's upcoming adaptation of OLIVER TWIST. RON MOODY, RICHARD DREYFUSS, GEORGE C SCOTT, ALEC GUINNESS and LON CHANEY are...

Polanski Casts Oliver Twist

Director ROMAN POLANSKI has finally cast the lead for his new film OLIVER TWIST - ten-year-old BARNEY CLARKE has secured the part after exhaustive auditions. English Clarke, whose previous experience extends to 2001's low...

Spielberg Takes On Olympic Task

Hollywood heavyweight STEVEN SPIELBERG's next film will focus on the tragedy of the 1972 OLYMPICS in Munich, Germany. The MINORITY REPORT director is hoping to cast SIR BEN KINGSLEY in the movie, which tells...

Aniston To Star In Hollywood Remake

FRIENDS star JENNIFER ANISTON will star in a remake of yet another MICHAEL CAINE movie. GAMBIT, a 1966 heist caper which originally starred Caine and SHIRLEY MacLAINE, will be directed by IGBY GOES DOWN...

From Hannibal To Gandhi

OSCAR-winning actor SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS has branded Hollywood director LORD RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH "mad" after he offered him the role of GANDHI in the 1982 hit movie. The Welsh actor who famously portrayed HANNIBAL THE...

Ben Kingsley Proud Of His Knighthood

British thespian SIR BEN KINGSLEY is immensely proud of his knighthood - and loves being called "Sir Ben". The OSCAR-winning actor was honoured by QUEEN ELIZABETH II in 2001's New Year's Honours list....

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