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Catherine Zeta Jones (born 25.9.1969)
Catherine Zeta Jones is a Welsh actress who first came to prominence when she starred in the UK TV series The Darling Buds of May. She currently lives in Bermuda with her husband, the actor Michael Douglas and their two children.

Childhood: Catherine Zeta Jones was born in Swansea, Wales, to Patricia (a seamstress) and David, the owner of a sweet factory. The singer Bonnie Tyler is married to David's cousin and her uncle owns the Llanelli A.F.C. football club.

Catherine attended Dumbarton House School but left before gaining any O-Levels, in order to pursue her dream of acting. She went on to join the Arts Educational Schools in Chiswick, West London, to study musical theatre for three years.

Acting Career: Catherine Zeta Jones began performing as a child, joining the performance troupe of her local Catholic congregation. Her professional debut came when she took the lead role in Annie at the Grand Theatre in Swansea. At the age of 14, Mickey Dolenz auditioned her for a role in The Pyjama Game and offered her the chance of joining the show for the remainder of the tour.

By the age of 18, Catherine Zeta Jones was performing in 42nd Street, playing Peggy Sawyer and she also landed a role in Kurt Weill's Street Scene, playing Mae Jones, at the London Coliseum.

Zeta Jones' film debut came when she traveled to France and starred in Philippe de Broca's 1001 Nights.

Catherine Zeta Jones' big break came when she was selected to play Mariette in The Darling Buds of May. The series was a TV adaptation of an H.E. Bates novel and also starred the actor Sir David Jason.

Zeta Jones continued to work in TV; never quite matching the success of Darling Buds, but maintaining a steady stream of approval from the press. She appeared in The Return of the Native, Catherine The Great and Splitting Heirs, which starred comedy greats John Cleese, Eric Idle and Rick Moranis.

Catherine went on to star in the action feature film The Phantom, which was based on Lee Falk's comic. Following her performance in a CBS-commissioned series of Titanic, Steven Spielberg recommended her to Martin Campbell, who was about to direct The Mask of Zorro. Zeta Jones landed a role in the film, alongside Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins. She had to learn to ride a horse and sword fight in order to take on the role.

She followed up her performance in The Mask of Zorro with roles in Entrapment (starring Sean Connery) and The Haunting, with Liam Neeson.

In 2000, Catherine Zeta Jones starred in Traffic. The film was a huge commercial and critical success and also starred her future husband, Michael Douglas.

Two years later, Zeta Jones returned to the world of musicals in 2002 when she was selected to play Velma Kelly in the film production of Chicago. She won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film.

The following year, Catherine provided the voice for Marine in Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, alongside Brad Pitt. She also starred opposite George Clooney in Intolerable Cruelty. 2004 saw Zeta Jones appearing in The Terminal, with Tom Hanks and Ocean's Twelve.

In 2005, Zeta Jones starred in the Zorro sequel, The Legend of Zorro. This was followed by performances in No Reservations and Death Defying Acts, a biopic about Harry Houdini.

Musical Career: Catherine Zeta Jones had a brief musical career in the 1990s. She appeared in Jeff Wayne's Spartacus (a musical version). A single from the show, 'For All Time' was released in 1992. Zeta Jones then went on to release 'In the Arms of Love', 'I Can't Help Myself' and 'True Love Ways', which was a duet with David Essex.

Personal Life: Catherine Zeta Jones married Michael Douglas in New York in November 2000. Douglas is 25 years older than Zeta Jones. In 2001, they had a son together, named Dylan Michael Douglas and in 2003, they had a daughter, Carys Zeta Douglas.



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Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas with their son Dylan at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas , Dylan Douglas - Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas with their son Dylan at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 24th August 2015

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas and Dylan Douglas

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones arrive at LAX

Catherine Zeta-Jones , Carys Zeta Douglas - Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and their children, Carys and Dylan arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 16th August 2015

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Dad's Army Trailer


And they're back! The hilarious band of men that put their lives on the line for their country return in an all new adventure on the big screen. World War II is at its very peak during the 1940s and the Home Guard at Walmington-on-Sea are about to have an unusually eventful episode. Hours of patrolling the army base at Dover - trying to keep spirits up on the eve of the soldiers' impending journey to France to take on the Germans - are over for now, because UK intelligence have just uncovered a mysterious secret signal over the radio - apparently someone has been sending messages from Walmington to Berlin, and now nobody can be trusted. The Home Guard aid the mission to uncover the spy - though nobody dares put too much faith in this bumbling lot.

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Ant Man european premiere

Dylan Dougas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas and Carys Douglas - Marvel's "Ant-Man" - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 8th July 2015

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Dylan Dougas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas and Carys Douglas

The European Premiere of Marvel's: "Ant-Man"

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones - The European Premiere of Marvel's: "Ant-Man" held at Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 8th July 2015

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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
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Hilton Hotel opening

Catherine Zeta-Jones - Catherine Zeta-Jones officially opens the Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel near Southampton. She is a family friend of Rod Bransgrove, the Hampshire County Cricket Chairman. - Southampton, United Kingdom - Monday 6th July 2015

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Bill Nighy Expresses Concern At 'Dad's Army' Movie Reception


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Veteran British actor Bill Nighy is set to star in next year’s movie adaptation of legendary comedy ‘Dad’s Army’, but he’s apparently worried that fans of the original series will hate the resulting film.

Nighy was interviewed by British newspaper The Times and revealed that he had been plagued with worries during the filming of his part, which began in Yorkshire in October last year. He plays the part of Sergeant Arthur Wilson, the role originally occupied by John Le Mesurier, alongside Toby Jones’s portrayal of Captain Mainwaring.

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Bill Nighy is set to feature in next year's 'Dad's Army' movie

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First Images Of 'Dad's Army' Movie, Including Catherine Zeta-Jones And Toby Jones, Released


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Universal Pictures, Screen Yorkshire and DJ Films have released a series of images that give the very first look onto the set of the forthcoming 'Dad's Army' movie, based on the classic British comedy series of the same name that aired on BBC from 1968 to 1977.

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Toby Jones leads the ensemble cast in the 'Dad's Army' adaptation

The movie, currently being filmed in the county of Yorkshire, stars a stellar cast that includes Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon and many more, and is directed by the BAFTA nominated Oliver Parker.

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Catherine Zeta Jones, Bill Nighy for Big Screen Version of 'Dad's Army'


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Oliver Parker is to direct a British cast in a feature film adaptation of the popular comedy Dad's Army. Universal Pictures have picked up the movie, which will star Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon and Harry Potter star Toby Jones.

Catherine Zeta JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones will star in a movie adaptation of 'Dad's Army'

The feature film is being written by Hamish McColl, who penned Mr. Bean's Holiday and Johnny English Reborn, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones speaks about Michael Douglas' battle with cancer


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Catherine Zeta-Jones has spoken of how she struggled to cope in the aftermath of Michael Douglas’s cancer diagnosis.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones told a conference about how Michael Douglas' cancer impacted her

The 44 year old addressed a medical conference in New York on Sunday, admitting that she had found it difficult to cope when her husband was diagnosed with stage four tongue cancer in 2010 having been misdiagnosed three times previously.

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Video - Michael Douglas And Catherine Zeta-Jones Hold Hands At 41st Annual Chaplin Award Gala - Part 1


'Last Vegas' star Michael Douglas and his 'Rock of Ages' actress wife Catherine Zeta-Jones were snapped holding hands on the red carpet at the 41st annual Chaplin Award Gala. Also spotted arriving at the event was 'The Wolf of Wall Street' star Rob Reiner who was being honoured with an accolade.

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Michael Douglas "Very Disappointed" With US Justice System, As He Discusses Son's Incarceration Following Emmys Speech


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Michael Douglas' speech at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday was one of the highlights of the show, and not just because the show itself was a bit of a bore itself and he gave one of the funniest, and most innuendo-ridden monologues of the night. But after his light-hearted response to winning the award, the acting great moved on to more serious matters, bringing up his "wife Catherine," and his son, Cameron Douglas.

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Douglas holds his Emmys statue aloft

Cameron is currently serving a 10 year prison sentence for drug peddling and backstage at the Emmys, where Michael won the award for 'Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie' for his role as Liberace in Behind the Candelabra, he discussed his son's incarceration and what he described as "disappointing" reflection on the US justice system.

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Michael Douglas Wins The 'Best Actor' Emmy And The Award Best Use Of Sexual Innuendos


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Michael Douglas wowed critics and audiences alike with his portrayal as Liberace in the HBO TV movie Behind The Candelabra. Standing out from the crowd in the lists of nominees for the 'Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie' award, it came as little surprise to see Douglas take away the award for his role, but his acceptance speech was much less expected.

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Douglas won the award for 'Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie'

Cramming in a penis joke, a gay sex joke, and a few other wink wink, nudge nudge moments in his speech, Douglas' had the crowd holding their sides with laughter as he walked away from the awards show as one of the highlights of the night. As he accepted the Emmy award, he first addressed his co-star Matt Damon, who played Liberace's lover Scott Thorson in Behind the Candelabra, and told him "this was a two hander, and you're only as good as the other hand."

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas - Will Hollywood's Power Couple Reconcile?


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They’re so powerful, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas’s split actually took people by surprise. How they managed to keep their troubles under wrap for so long is a mystery, but the movie stars might not be apart for long as they aim to “work on their marriage”.

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A rep for Zeta-Jones confirmed to CNN that the couple are in the middle of "evaluating" their relationship. "Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage," the rep said, declining to make any further comments. The pair has been married for thirteen years since tying the knot at the turn of the millennium.

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Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones Split: Where Does His Career Go From Here?


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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have split after almost 14 years together, though hinted that it could only be a temporary measure.

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"Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage," a rep for the actress said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday.

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