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Fisherman's Friends Movie In The Works


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The story of British sea shanty group Fisherman's Friends is to be brought to the big screen by Calendar Girls director Nigel Cole.

The singers landed a major recording deal in 2010 after they were discovered at a pub in England, and they are poised to release their second album next month (Aug13).

However, their story took a tragic twist when bandmember Trevor Grills and tour manager Paul MCMullen were killed in a freak accident involving a steel door at a gig venue in February (13).

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Helen Mirren Terrified About Royal Role


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Dame Helen Mirren was terrified about playing Queen Elizabeth.

The actress - who was awarded a Best Actress Oscar in 2006 for her role as the monarch in 'The Queen' - claims she was ''very, very nervous'' about taking on the iconic role.

Helen told HELLO! magazine: ''She's an icon all over the world. Everybody knows what she looks and sounds like.

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Photocall Held Before The Opening Night Of 'Calendar Girls' Held At The Theatre Royal.

Rhonda Burchmore and Calendar Girls Friday 30th April 2010 Photocall held before the opening night of 'Calendar Girls' held at the Theatre Royal. Sydney, Australia

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Cast Of Various Broadway Productions and Calendar Girls
Lorraine Bayly and Calendar Girls
Lorraine Bayly and Calendar Girls
Cast Of Various Broadway Productions and Calendar Girls
Rhonda Burchmore and Calendar Girls

After Shopping At The Lowery Outlet Mall. She Will Be Starring In Calendar Girls, Opening Tonight, At The Lowery Theatre.

Kathryn Rooney and Calendar Girls Tuesday 9th February 2010 after shopping at the Lowery Outlet Mall. She will be starring in Calendar Girls, opening tonight, at the Lowery Theatre. Manchester, England

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Kathryn Rooney and Calendar Girls
Kathryn Rooney and Calendar Girls
Kathryn Rooney and Calendar Girls
Kathryn Rooney and Calendar Girls

Take A Stroll Along Chichester High Street Ahead Of Her Performance Tonight In 'Calendar Girls'

Letitia Dean and Calendar Girls - Letitia Dean and a friend Chichester, England - take a stroll along Chichester High Street ahead of her performance tonight in 'Calendar Girls' Friday 5th February 2010

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Letitia Dean and Calendar Girls
Letitia Dean and Calendar Girls
Letitia Dean and Calendar Girls
Letitia Dean and Calendar Girls

Leaving The Noel Coward Theatre Appearing In 'Calendar Girls'

Debbie Chazen and Calendar Girls Tuesday 3rd November 2009 leaving the Noel Coward Theatre appearing in 'Calendar Girls' London, England

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Debbie Chazen and Calendar Girls
Debbie Chazen and Calendar Girls
Debbie Chazen and Calendar Girls
Rula Lenska and Calendar Girls
Rula Lenska and Calendar Girls

Calendar Girls Head To Dubai


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Jerry Hall is preparing to pack her bags for the United Arab Emirates - producers of the star's Calendar Girls stage musical are considering an offer to move the show to Dubai.

Mick Jagger's ex-wife strips off for a role in the theatre production in London's West End, which is based on the hit 2003 film.

And the model/actress could soon be shedding her clothes in sunnier climes, if theatre bosses agree to take the show abroad.

Producer David Pugh explains, "It's a little bit surreal. We have had two approaches to take this show to the Arab Emirates and to Dubai. They want us to play in the big hotels out there."

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Hall Goes Naked For Stage Role


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Former supermodel Jerry Hall is to bare all onstage in London again - she's stripping off for a role in West End play Calendar Girls.

The ex-wife of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will disrobe for her part in the production, which tells the story of a group of British Women's Institute members who pose naked for charity.

Hall will join the cast of the play at the Noel Coward Theatre from next month (Jul09). In 2001, she appeared naked as Mrs Robinson in a London stage production of The Graduate.

No Sequel For Calendar Girls


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DAME Helen Mirren's co-star in Calendar Girls has laughed off reports of a sequel to the hit film - insisting the movie has produced enough spin-offs already.


Penelope Wilton starred alongside Mirren in the surprise 2003 smash, which chronicled the real-life story of a group of Women's Institute members who produced a nude calendar to raise money for charity.


The movie grossed a massive $93 million (£62 million) worldwide and was this year (09) turned into a hit West End show, while an anniversary calendar has just hit the U.K. shelves - but Wilton is adamant there won't be another film.


She says, "I know a new tenth anniversary calendar has just come out, and there is a stage show as well, but I don't believe there should be a new film. The Calendar Girls brand has gone as far as it can go."

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Calendar Girls Get Musical Makeover


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The producers of unlikely box office hit Calendar Girls are trying their luck again - on stage.
The 2003 movie, which charted a Women's Institute chapter's fundraising effort by posing nude for a risque calendar, will be re-worked into a musical, according to the lady who inspired the real-life sequence of events.
Tricia Stewart, 58, insists negotiations are already underway to take the tale to London's West End, but fears some of the film's A-list cast may lose out on theatre roles.
She says, "I'm not sure if we'll be approaching Helen Mirren because I don't know if she can sing."

Queen Helen Triumphs At The Oscars

By on 26 February 2007

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Dame Helen Mirren has scooped an Academy Award for her role in The Queen at the glitteriest event of the year.

The 61-year-old actress now has an Oscar to proudly display next to the hoard of gongs the star has already accumulated for her performance in the royally good movie. But the weighty Oscar will No Doubt take pride of place for Dame Helen.

"All kids love to get gold stars and this is the biggest and the best gold star that I have ever had," she said.

The Calendar Girls actress used her acceptance speech to praise the British monarch by holding up her shiny award and saying: "Ladies and gentlemen - I give you, the Queen."

Helen was the bookies' favourite for Oscar success and even the host of the ceremony, comedienne Ellen Degeneres, alluded to the probability of the star leaving empty-handed saying: "No one knows who's going to win, unless you're British."

Martin Scorsese also had an incredibly successful evening, sweeping best director and best picture for crime thriller The Departed.

However it seemed that even Scorsese's run of luck couldn't get the best actor gong for Leonardo Dicaprio, the star of the movie, who predictably lost out to the Last King of Scotland actor Forest Whitaker for his portrayal of Ugandan leader Idi Amin.

In an emotional acceptance speech, Forest took the Oscar as an affirmation of his abilities. "It wasn't my reality to think I would be acting in movies so receiving this honour tonight tells me that it's possible," he gushed.

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Mirren Prepares For Cuba Sex Scenes By Checking Out Caligula


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Helen Mirren revisited sex movie CALIGULA to prepare for her upcoming nude scenes opposite Cuba Gooding JR in new film SHADOWBOXER.

The British actress, who is famous for revealing all in films like Calendar Girls and Caligula, checked out the 1979 film to prime herself for her latest naked scenes.

She says, "I saw Caligula recently, which had a lot of sex, and it's rather good. I mean it's wild; this is ancient Rome, for God's sake. They weren't like us.

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Calendar Girls Book West End Date


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Hit British film Calendar Girls is to be resurrected on the legendary London stage, following the success of the THE FULL MONTY spin-off.

Makers of the DAME HELEN MIRREN-starring comedy - which focuses on 12 middle-aged villagers who pose naked for a charity calendar - are in negotiations with theatre chiefs to adapt the story for the West End stage.

And producers are confident the success of film-to-stage favourites The Full Monty and Billy Elliot has paved the way for similar hit movies to enjoy renewed life as live shows.

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Real-Life Calendar Girls Give Money Away


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The real-life Calendar Girls have decided to give away their film earnings to charity.

The members of RYLSTONE WOMEN'S INSTITUTE - whose topless fund-raising antics have been portrayed in the hit British movie starring Helen Mirren and JULIE WALTERS - want their money to be given to a leukaemia research charity.

A film spokesman says, "Details of these arrangements will not be released as it was a private deal.

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