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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...

Ralph Fiennes To Reunite With Scott Thomas For Dickens Movie

Ralph Fiennes is set to reteam with his The English Patient co-star Kristin Scott Thomas for a new movie about Charles Dickens.The actor will step behind the camera to make The Invisible Woman, an adaptation...

Anderson And Fiennes Entertain British Royals At Dickens Event

Gillian Anderson and Ralph Fiennes entertained Charles, Prince Of Wales and his wife in London on Tuesday (07Feb12) with readings to mark the 200th anniversary of literary legend Charles DICKENS' birth.The prince and Camilla, Duchess...

Prince Charles Pays Tribute To Charles Dickens

Britain's Prince Charles has paid tribute to Charles Dickens.The royal described the author - who wrote a number of classic books such as 'Great Expectations' and 'A Tale of Two Cities' - as "one of...

Prince Charles Marks 200th Birthday Of Charles Dickens

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of celebrated British author Charles Dickens. To mark the event, the Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will be attending the Charles DICkens Museum in Holburn...

Tom Meighan Confident Of Christmas Carol Writing

Kasabian's Tom Meighan thinks he'd write great Christmas Carols. The singer says if he were to pen some festive tracks, they would have a traditional sound to them, in the style of 'White Christmas' hitmaker...

Felicity Jones To Play Charles Dickens' Mistress

Felicity Jones is set to star opposite Ralph Fiennes in a movie about Charles Dickens' mistress. The 'Chalet Girl' actress - who worn the Breakthrough Actor of the Year prize at the Gotham Independent Film...

Gwyneth Paltrow Refurbishing Charles Dickens' Club

Gwyneth Paltrow has been overseeing the renovation of a posh London members' club created by Charles Dickens.The Oscar-winner already mixes acting with motherhood, singing, TV work, cooking and writing - and now she has taken...

Ashley Greene To Star In Modern Oliver Twist

Twilight star Ashley Greene is set to give Charles Dickens' literary classic Oliver Twist a modern makeover in a new movie adaptation.The updated film will focus on a group of cunning street kids who get...

Ashley Greene To Play Olivia Twisted

Ashley Greene is to star in 'Olivia Twisted'.The 'Twilight Saga' actress will take on the lead role in an "ultra modern take" of Charles Dickens' classic book 'Oliver Twist', which, according to Variety, will "combine...

Ian Mckellen Buys 300-Year-old Pub

Sir Ian McKellen is buying a 300-year-old pub.The 'Lord of the Rings' actor is a regular at historic east London drinking establishment The Grapes - which helped inspire 19th century English author Charles Dickens -...

Sir Ian Mckellan Turns Landlord Of London Pub

Sir Ian Mckellan is celebrating after becoming the landlord of a 300-year-old London pub which inspired Charles Dickens.The Lord of the Rings actor is now the proud owner of The Grapes venue in Limehouse, East...

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