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Carrie Fisher (born 21.10.1956)
Carrie Fisher is an American actress best known for her appearance as Princess Leia in the original 'Star Wars' movies.

Childhood: Carrie Fisher was born in Beverly Hills, California. Her parents are singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds but they divorced when she was two, with Eddie leaving her for Elizabeth Taylor. She attended Beverly Hills High School but dropped out to embark on an acting career with her mother. She later briefly attended London's Central School of Speech and Drama.

Acting career: Carrie Fisher made her film debut with 'Shampoo' in 1975. In 1977, she reached international fame when she starred as Princess Leia in George Lucas's 'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope'. She also appeared in the 1978 TV movie 'The Star Wars Holiday Special'. In 1978, she appeared in the TV film 'Leave Yesterday Behind'. In the same year she was in a Ringo Starr music video for his cover of 'You're Sixteen'. She was in 'The Blues Brothers' as Jake's vengeful ex-lover and later appeared on Broadway in 'Censored Scenes' in 1980 as well as reprising her role as Princess Leia in 'Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back'. 1983 saw her last appearance as Leia in 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi' In 1986, she was in Woody Allen's 'Hannah and her Sisters'. In 1987, she published her first novel, the semi-autobiographical 'Postcards from the Edge', which earned her a Los Angeles Pen Award. She later released a film adaptation starring Meryl Streep. In 1989, she had a supporting role in the romcom 'When Harry Met Sally' and later appeared with Tom Hanks in 'The 'Burbs'. In 1991, she was in 'Drop Dead Fred' and 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery' in 1997. In 2000, played someone mistaken for Carrie Fisher in 'Scream 3' and appeared in the movie spoof film 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' the following year as well as co-writing the movie 'These Old Broads'. She has a recurring voice role on the animated sitcom 'Family Guy'. She wrote and first performed in her one-woman play 'Wishful Drinking' in 2006, the title of which she lent to her subsequent autobiography. The audio-book for the book earned her a Grammy nomination in 2009. She has guest-starred in 'Sex and the City', '30 Rock' and 'Entourage'.

Personal life: Carrie Fisher was briefly engaged to Dan Aykroyd between her on/off relationship with Paul Simon who she married in 1983 before divorcing the following year. They even dated again after their marriage had ended. She was in a relationship with Creative Artists Agency principal Bryan Lourd and had one child with him named Billie Catherine Lourd. They split when Lourd came out as homosexual. She was close to singer and former soldier James Blunt and became his therapist. In 2005, Republican Party advisor Greg Stevens died at her home in California after an overdose of OxyContin. She claimed that his ghost haunted the house. She was raised protestant, though her father was Jewish, and describes herself as agnostic. She has struggled with drug addiction and bipolar disorder and had to have electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to help with her mental state.



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John Boyega Says Carrie Fisher Gets An "Amazing Send-Off" In 'The Last Jedi'


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Carrie Fisher’s iconic Princess Leia is to be given an “amazing send-off” in the character’s final Star Wars film The Last Jedi, according to co-star John Boyega.

The young London-born actor, who plays Finn, revealed to American broadcaster ABC in a new interview this week that he shares “many scenes” with Fisher in the upcoming eighth instalment of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi, and that the franchise “keeps her alive”.

Fisher died suddenly in December 2016 at the age of 60, and her final big-screen performance will come in The Last Jedi when it is released in cinemas at the end of this year. She had already completed filming her role in the movie at the time of her death, meaning no digital trickery has had to be used, but Leia will have no part in the ninth and final film set for 2019, and Boyega was asked about her final appearances and how the production team had treated it.

Continue reading: John Boyega Says Carrie Fisher Gets An "Amazing Send-Off" In 'The Last Jedi'

Carrie Fisher Becomes Disney Legend At D23 Expo


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The late Carrie Fisher, along with 'Star Wars' co-star Mark Hamill, has been honoured as a Disney Legend in a special ceremony at this year's D23 Expo. Completing work as General Leia in upcoming 'Star Wars' flick, 'The Last Jedi', Fisher's fans still have some on screen action from the incredible talent to look forward to, much of which was teased at the annual event this weekend. You can see footage taken from the Expo below:

Tributes came for Fisher from a variety of big names at the D23 Expo in California, with Disney CEO Robert Iger telling a bustling audience: "Carrie has been an iconic part of the Star Wars franchise as you saw from the very beginning, and she will always hold a very special place in our hearts, and the hearts of fans around the world. We all miss her talent, her wit, and her friendship."

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Westworld And Saturday Night Live Lead The Way At The 2017 Emmys


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It was a successful day for Westworld and Saturday Night Live as both received 22 nominations each as they led the way at the 2017 Emmys. The popular NBC late-night sketch and comedy programme achieved more nods than it had ever previously done with the huge figure.

Alec Baldwin attends the 40th Anniversary of SNL

The two programmes could not be any more different in style or tone, but it will be the two programmes which lead the way upon the awards in September; Westworld has just finished its huge budget first series, whereas Saturday Night Live has now moved onto a whopping 231 nominations - breaking its own record for most nominations ever at the awards.

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Carrie Fisher Had Drugs In Her System At The Time Of Her Death


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Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher had traces of cocaine, ecstasy and heroin in her system when she passed away in December last year. An autopsy has revealed the drugs discovered in the Star Wars actress at the time of her death.

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It was announced three days after Fisher had died that she had succumbed to sleep apnoea and a "combination of other factors".

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LucasFilm Exec Hints Princess Leia Would Have Been The Focus Of 'Star Wars: Episode IX'


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Interviews with the cast and crew of the upcoming eighth Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, have revealed that the late Carrie Fisher would have been “at the forefront” of the next and final film.

Kathleen Kennedy, the head of LucasFilm, said in a preview piece for Vanity Fair ahead of The Last Jedi’s release this December, said the original plan had been for Fisher's Princess Leia to have had a much more prominent role in the ninth and final episode of the saga.

“She was having a blast,” said Kennedy. “The minute she finished, she grabbed me and said, ‘I’d better be at the forefront of IX!’ Because Harrison was front and centre on VII, and Mark is front and centre on VIII. She thought IX would be her movie. And it would have been.”

Continue reading: LucasFilm Exec Hints Princess Leia Would Have Been The Focus Of 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer


After the release of The Force Awakens at the end of 2015, Disney and Lucas films didn't mess around delivering the general public its first announcement/teaser for The Last Jedi back at the start of 2016. Now, well over a year later, we finally get to see some proper footage from the upcoming movie. 

Many of the key cast from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will feature in The Last Jedi including Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren who famously slaughtered his much-loved father in a face to face battle that made for one of the most pivotal scenes in the history of Star Wars.

As ever with new Star Wars releases, the scrip and the story outline is one of Hollywood's most closely guarded secrets and few official details have been released to the public. We do know that the story will pick up where The Force Awakens ended with Rey going off into a mountainous setting to hunt down Luke Skywalker in a bid to train with him and learn his knowledge. 

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James Blunt Says Friend Carrie Fisher "Went Out With A Bang"


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James Blunt has opened up about the death of his ‘American mother’ Carrie Fisher.

The two, somewhat unlikely, friends met before Blunt began work on his debut album Back to Bedlam, and the actress suggested he come live with her in LA during the recording.

The singer said Fisher was an inspiration to him at the time, and when he welcomed his first child, a son, last year, he made the actress godmother.

Continue reading: James Blunt Says Friend Carrie Fisher "Went Out With A Bang"

10 Mother-Daughter Duos That We Love As Much As Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher


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The world is still reflecting on how Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher were one of the greatest celebrity mother-daughter pairs in Hollywood before their deaths less than 24 hours apart from each other in December. But they are by no means the only super family duo that the celebrity has had to offer.

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Here are some of Hollywood's finest mother and daughter duos:

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Joely Fisher Remembers Her "Hero And Mentor", Sister Carrie Fisher


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Joely Fisher has penned a touching tribute to her late sister Carrie, who passed away on December 27.

Joely, who is also the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher, grew up living next door to her half-sister and Carrie’s mother Debbie Reynolds, who passed away a day after her daughter.

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Debbie Reynolds Dies At 84, The Day After Her Daughter Carrie Fisher


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Hollywood screen legend Debbie Reynolds has died at the age of 84, just one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, it has been confirmed by her family.

Reynolds’ son, Todd Fisher, told the Associated Press that the death of her daughter had been too much for her to bear, and that, in her last words, she said that she wanted to be with Carrie.

According to initial reports by TMZ, Reynolds had been at her son’s house in Beverly Hills discussing funeral arrangements for Carrie on Wednesday (December 28th) when she was taken ill with a suspected stroke.

Continue reading: Debbie Reynolds Dies At 84, The Day After Her Daughter Carrie Fisher

Star Wars actress, Carrie Fisher departs from LAX airport. Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 7th October 2016

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Carrie Fisher, Kenny Baker London Film & Comic Convention held at Earls Court London, England - 01.07.06 Featuring: Carrie Fisher, Kenny Baker Where: London, United Kingdom When: 01 Jul 2006

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Carrie Fisher with her daughter Billie Lourd and her dog Gary at the premiere of 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' held at the Odeon Leicester Square. London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th June 2016

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Carrie Fisher with her daughter Billie Lourd and her dog Gary at the premiere of 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' held at the Odeon Leicester Square. London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th June 2016

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Carrie Fisher - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) Awards Winners Room 2016 at British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th February 2016

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Carrie Fisher

Date of birth

21st October, 1956

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.55






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Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Trailer

The Rebel Alliance struck a terrific blow to the Galactic Empire with the destruction of...

Star Wars: A New Hope Trailer

Star Wars: A New Hope Trailer

The galaxy is in turmoil. A Rebel Alliance is rising up against the villainous Galactic...

Star Wars: The Digital Collection Trailer

Star Wars: The Digital Collection Trailer

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The majestic order of honourable,...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Set three decades after the devastating events of 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the...

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As it explores Hollywood's inbred underbelly, this film becomes increasingly deranged and also rather dark...

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Maps To The Stars Trailer

Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore) is an actress struggling with her insecurities and desperate to reprise...

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Star Wars Celebration is a weekend fan festival that brings fans and families together, from...

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