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Armando Iannuccci Defends Dev Patel Casting In David Copperfield

Armando Iannucci has defended casting Dev Patel in his 'David Copperfield' adaptation.Last month, the 27-year-old actor was cast to play the titular character in 'The Personal History of David Copperfield', an upcoming movie based on...

Armando Iannucci To Keep 'Spirit' Of Novel In David Copperfield Adaptation

Armando Iannucci has revealed he is determined to keep the ''spirit'' of the Charles Dickens novel alive when he adapts 'The Personal History of David Copperfield' into a movie.The 54-year-old filmmaker is set to helm...

Armando Iannucci Sad Death Of Stalin Banned In Russia

Armando Iannucci is unhappy 'Death of Stalin' was banned in Russia.The 54-year-old filmmaker helmed the satirical comedy movie which focuses on the former Soviet Union dictator Joseph Stalin living out his final days and...

Dev Patel To Play David Copperfield

Dev Patel is set to star in the lead role of an upcoming adaptation of Charles Dickens' 'David Copperfield'. The 27-year-old actor will play the titular character in 'The Personal History of David Copperfield', an...

Christopher Plummer Such A Fan Of The Sound Of Music

Christopher Plummer thinks 'The Sound of Music' is Dame Julie Andrews' most ''free and naked performance''.The 88-year-old Hollywood legend starred as Captain Von Trapp alongside Andrews, 82, as Maria in the Robert Wise-directed 1965 musical...

Dan Stevens So Proud Of Beauty And The Beast

Dan Stevens is so proud that he got to be part of 'Beauty and the Beast'.The 35-year-old actor starred as The Beast in the 2017 live-action remake of the classic Disney animation - alongside Emma...

Michael Caine: 'Puppeteers Are Easier To Work With Than Actors'

The Brian Henson-directed feature has become a festive classic, with Muppet favourites Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Gonzo taking on Charles DICkens tale A Christmas Carol.British icon Michael plays cold-hearted miser Scrooge, and he...

Dan Stevens To Play Charles Dickens

Dan Stevens will star as Charles Dickens in a new movie. The former 'Downton Abbey' actor has landed the role of a young Dickens in 'The Man Who Invented Christmas', a film based on the...

Ice Cube To Play Fagin In New Oliver Twist Movie Adaptation

The Ride Along star has teamed up with Tommy Kail, the Tony Award-winning director of Broadway smash Hamilton, for a modern, musical take on the literary classic. Veteran movie producers Marc Platt...

A Christmas Carol: The Top 10 Best Re-tellings From 'The Muppets' To 'The Musical'

Of the many Christmas stories that are re-told every year from the Nativity to 'A Visit from St. Nicholas', there's one that strikes a chord in everyone regardless of faith or age. Charles Dickens published...

Ice Cube To Play Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

Ice Cube is to play Scrooge in a modern retelling of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'.The 46-year-old star - who initially found fame as part of the iconic rap group N.W.A. - is to play...

Ron Moody Dies Aged 91

British actor Ron Moody has died aged 91.The star was best known for playing Fagin in the 1968 hit film version of 'Oliver!', for which he was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden...

Ron Moody Dead At 91

Moody, born Ronald Moodnick, passed away in a hospital on Thursday (11Jun15), his family confirmed. The cause of his death was not released as WENN went to press, but his agent said he...

Fiennes Has Great Expectations For The Invisible Woman

With his first directing/acting roles in the William Shakespeare adaptation Coriolanus; Ralph Fiennes now repeats his efforts with The Invisible Woman. The film's dual time-lined narrative explores Felicity Jones' character Nelly Ternen, the true tale...

Joanna Scanlan Cried After Filming The Invisible Woman

Joanna Scanlan cried ''well into the evening'' after filming scenes for 'The Invisible Woman'.The actress found it difficult to distance herself from her character, Catherine Dickens - who was the wife of Victorian novelist Charles...

Felicity Jones Hates Seeing Herself On Screen

Felicity Jones says watching herself on screen is a process of ''self-hatred''.The 30-year-old actress - whose latest film 'The Invisible Woman' will be released in Britain next month following its premiere at the Telluride Film...

Felicity Jones' Elaborate Invisible Woman Costumes

Felicity Jones took two hours to get into her costumes for 'The Invisible Woman'.The period drama about Victorian author Charles Dickens' relationship with young actress Nelly Ternan - played by Felicity - has been nominated...

Literary Classics Go Under The Hammer In U.k.

A collection of rare first editions of books by literary greats including Charles Dickens, F. Scott Fitzgerald and T.S. Eliot have raised $350,000 (£226,000) at an auction in the U.K.Late teacher Bruce Ritchie owned the...

North London Road To Be Named After Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse is set to have a road named after her.There are already a number of tributes being planned to the late singer - who tragically died in July 2011 aged just 27 - and...

Oliver Twist Heading To Tv

Charles Dickens' beloved tale Oliver Twist is set to be reimagined for the small screen.The new project is being written by Cole Haddon, who is also behind an upcoming Dracula reboot set to hit Tv...

Gillian Anderson Backing Charles Dickens Statue Campaign

Actress Gillian Anderson has thrown her support behind a campaign to erect a statue of Charles Dickens in the British novelist's hometown.The X-Files star, who has enjoyed roles in Bbc adaptations of DICkens' Great Expectations...

Signed Charles Dickens Book Set To Return Home

A signed copy of the timeless Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, is set to return back 'home' to the town that inspired it, The BBC reports. The book has been bought for £27,000 by...

Snoop Dogg And David Beckham Team Up For A Christmas Carol

Snoop Dogg and David Beckham have teamed up for an animated re-imagining of Charles Dickens' classic festive tale A Christmas Carol.The rapper and the soccer star both feature in a short cartoon film created by...

Mike Newell: Prince Of Persia Was 'Wrong'

Mike Newell admits his 'Prince of Persia' film was ''wrong''.The director - best known for 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' and 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' - expressed frustration at Hollywood's obsession with...

Reese Witherspoon Has Great Expectations For Tv Drama

New mum Reese Witherspoon's modern take on Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations has been picked up by executives at U.S. network The Cw.The reimagining of the literary masterpiece will be set in San Francisco,...

Helena Bonham Carter's 'Overboard' Great Expectations Gear

Helena Bonham Carter went ''overboard'' with her 'Great Expectations' costume.The 46-year-old actress portrays eccentric jilted bride Miss Havisham in the forthcoming adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel and was excited to have input into the...

Mischa Barton Is Ready For Doggy Style

Mischa Barton wants to produce a clothing line for dogs. The 26-year-old designer opened her fashion boutique in Spitalfields, east London, earlier this week, and she now wants to create garments for canines to ensure...

Miriam Margolyes 'Lonely' During One-woman Show

Actress Miriam Margolyes is feeling lonely as she performs a one-woman production about Charles Dickens' tales, but insists she will "never be better" onstage.The Harry Potter star is the sole cast member in DICkens' Women,...

Oldest Surviving Charles Dickens Film Discovered

The oldest surviving Charles Dickens film has been found 111 years after it was made, reports the BBC, with the discovery coming just one day after international celebrations were held to mark what would have...

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