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Kenneth Branagh: Lily And Cinderella Have Lovely Hearts

Kenneth Branagh cast Lily James in 'Cinderella' because she has a ''lovely heart'' just like the character.The 54-year-old filmmaker knew the 'Downton Abbey' star would be perfect in the lead role of his reimagining of...

27th March 2015

Derek Jacobi Walking Unaided After Hotel Fall

Veteran British actor Derek Jacobi can finally walk unaided after suffering a nasty fall during a holiday in the Maldives earlier this year (14).The Gosford Park star was unable to walk when he ruptured tendons...

24th December 2014

Sir Ian Mckellen Says 'Luck' Has Been Key To Success

Sir Ian McKellen has attributed much of his recent success to ''luck''.The award-winning actor - who was knighted in 1991 for services to the performing arts and was awarded a Freeman of the city of...

4th November 2014

Effie Gray: Does It Take Victorian Repression Too Far?

Critics have been divided about the latest British period drama to hit cinemas. Effie Gray is based on a notorious true scandal from the mid-19th century, and most reviews have commented that the buttoned-up approach...

By Rich Cline | 10th October 2014

Derek Jacobi Rushed To Hospital After Hotel Fall

Veteran thespian Derek Jacobi was rushed to a hospital in a speed boat after suffering a nasty fall during a holiday in the Maldives.The Gosford Park star was unable to walk when he ruptured tendons...

4th May 2014

National Theatre In London Celebrates 50 Years With A Shining Cast And Star-studded Guest List

The National Theatre in London celebrated five decades of quality productions yesterday with the aid of some of the brightest and most experienced stars of UK theatre. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Derek Jacobi,...

By Victoria Pavlova | 3rd November 2013

Nicole Kidman Is Grace Kelly In 'Grace Of Monaco' [Trailer + Pictures]

Ladies and Gentlemen: welcome another runner in the race for decoration at the Oscars, Nicole Kidman in Grace of Monaco. The Australian actress leads the cast in this biopic surrounding the extravagance, revelry and mystery...

By Jack de Aguilar | 16th September 2013

Derek Jacobi Injured During Dinner With The Queen

British acting veteran Sir Derek Jacobi sustained a nasty injury during a dinner with Queen Elizabeth Ii when he accidentally burned his hand on a hot plate.The Gosford Park star had to stick his fingers...

15th September 2013

Daniel Day-lewis And Derek Jacobi Were In The Running For Hannibal Lecter

Daniel Day-Lewis and Sir Derek Jacobi both narrowly missed out on landing the role of Hannibal Lecter in Oscar-winning movie The Silence Of The Lambs.Gladiator star Jacobi has revealed he made it to the final...

10th September 2013

Derek Jacobi Details Struggle With Obsessed Fans

British acting veteran Sir Derek Jacobi has opened up about his chilling encounters with obsessed fans, revealing one determined woman tracked down his address and turned up on his doorstep.The Gladiator star has detailed his...

10th September 2013

Derek Jacobi Joins Kickstarter Trend

Celebrated British actor Sir Derek Jacobi has become the latest star to get involved with the crowdsourcing movement as his latest film project is reliant on public donations.The King's Speech actor has agreed to appear...

2nd August 2013

Bbc Cancels Ben Elton's Sitcom 'The Wright Way'

The BBC has dropped Ben Elton's sitcom The Wright Way. The sitcom ended in May 2013 and the BBC announced yesterday (Wednesday 10th July) that it would not be renewing the comedy for a second...

By Elinor Cosgrave | 11th July 2013

Sir Ian Mckellen's New Tv Sitcom Panned By Vicious Critics

Sir Ian Mckellen and Sir Derek Jacobi's new sitcom about an elderly gay couple has been branded "lame" and "a let down" in scathing reviews by Tv critics.The veteran actors' new small-screen venture Vicious, about...

30th April 2013

Sir Ian Mckellen's Sitcom 'Vicious' May Be Refreshing, But Is It Funny?

Sir Ian McKellen says his new ITV sitcom with theatre legend Sir Derek Jacobi will not be an "expose on gay life," and more of a traditional show such as The Golden Girls. Sir Ian...

By Michael West | 23rd April 2013

The Hobbit Star Sir Ian Mckellan Has Been Battling Cancer But Old Age Is No Hurdle

By the gusto of his performances and larger than life energy in interviews, you'd never guess that star of the stage and screen, Sir Ian McKellan, had been battling prostate cancer for over 6 years....

By Lorna Greville  | 11th December 2012

Stars To Serve At London Restaurant For Charity

Emma Thompson, Sir Derek Jacobi and Imelda Staunton are among the stars who will take on the roles of waiters, bar staff and cloakroom attendants at a famous London restaurant to raise money for charity.Guests...

30th November 2012

Sir Derek Jacobi Eyeing Blockbuster Role In New Star Wars

Veteran British thespian Sir Derek Jacobi is keen to follow in the footsteps of his peers Sir Ian Mckellen, Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Michael Gambon and land a role in a big movie franchise.The...

26th November 2012

Derek Jacobi And Anne Reid Impress In Bbc Rom-com Last Tango In Halifax

Last night (November 20, 2012), Last Tango in Halifax debuted on BBC1. Set in Yorkshire, it’s a tale of love between two widows, who were formerly childhood sweethearts (played by Sir Derek Jacobi and Anne...

By Hayley Avron | 21st November 2012

Danny Boyle Urges Britons To Swap Wetherspoons And John Terry For Theatres

Danny Boyle has launched a passionate campaign urging regular Britons to visit their local playhouses. The Oscar-winning director who helmed this year's Olympics opening ceremony, recalled the "sense of wonder" he got from the stage...

15th November 2012

Sir Ian Mckellen Set For Gay Role In Vicious New Drama

Sir Ian McKellen is going to be teaming up with fellow stalwart actor Sir Derek Jacobi to play a bickering gay couple in a new sitcom going out on British network ITV. According to the...

By Contributor | 6th November 2012

Sir Ian Mckellen And Derek Jacobi In New Sitcom 'Vicious'

Sir Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, two of Britains best loved, and most talented actors are to be star in a brand new ITV sitcom about an old couple, living together in Covent Garden, called...

By Lorna Greville  | 5th November 2012

Ian Mckellen Heading To Tv In New Sitcom

Sir Ian Mckellen is heading to the small screen in a new Tv sitcom with his longtime friend Sir Derek Jacobi.The actors will team up to appear in new British comedy Vicious Old Queens as...

29th October 2012

Sir Jacobi Will Never Retire

Veteran British thespian Sir Derek Jacobi has vowed he will never retire from acting, despite battling "gut-rotting" stage fright before every performance.The King's Speech star, who has appeared on stage, TV and film during his...

20th July 2012

Sir Derek Jacobi To Appear In British Soap

Sir Derek Jacobi's dream of featuring on Coronation Street has finally come true - the veteran actor is to appear as an extra in the long-running British soap opera.The British thespian made a trip to...

11th April 2012

Neve Campbell Is Pregnant

Neve Campbell is pregnant with her first child. The 'Scream' actress and her partner JJ Feild confirmed they were expecting through their representative, who said ''they are thrilled'' to be expanding their family. It is...

16th March 2012

Michael Sheen And Sir Derek Jacobi Collect Theatre Awards

Michael Sheen and Sir Derek Jacobi were among the big winners at the Theatre Awards UK ceremony in London on Sunday (30Oct11).The Frost/Nixon star shared the Best Director prize with Bill Mitchell for their 72-hour...

31st October 2011

Dakota Fanning Joins Emma Thompson's Effie

Dakota Fanning is to star period drama 'Effie'. The 17-year-old actress has beat off competition including Saorsie Ronan and Carey Mulligan to take the leading role in the Emma Thompson -scripted project about the marriage...

17th August 2011

Jacobi To Return To King Lear Tour After Losing His Voice

Veteran actor SIR DEREK JACOBI will resume his U.K. tour of KING LEAR in Belfast, Northern Ireland after he was forced to bow out of three sold-out performances in Wales over the weekend (25-27Feb11) due...

28th February 2011

Vinnie Jones Wants Comedy Roles

Vinnie Jones wants to move away from action roles and become a comic actor.The 'X-Men: The Last Stand' star - who became an actor after enjoying a successful career as a soccer player known for...

24th January 2011

Jacobi's King Lear Hit By Blackout

Veteran actor SIR DEREK JACOBI's performance in a London production of KING LEAR was cut short on Monday (03Jan11) when a power cut plunged the theatre into darkness.The sold-out Shakespeare play, starring Jacobi as the...

4th January 2011

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Leaked "Batman vs. Superman" Trailer Generates Extra Publicity

As far as publicity goes, the leaked Batman vs. Superman trailer may...

Watch The Old Meet The New As 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Excites Fans [Trailer & Pictures]

Star Wars fans got what they’d been waiting for on Thursday, as the...

Jennifer Lopez To Pay Tribute To The Late Selena Quintanilla

Almost two decades after portraying Selena Quintanilla on the big screen...

George Clooney Travels Through Time In The Mysterious 'Tomorrowland' [Trailer + Pictures]

It's now time to get excited for what looks to be one of the most visually...

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'Child 44' Is Praised And Banned

As 'Child 44' opens in cinemas this weekend, novelist Tom Rob Smith is praising Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace as the...

'A Little Chaos' Brings British Humour To A French Tale

The new period drama 'A Little Chaos' may be set in France in the 17th century, but its...

'Furious 7' Sparks The Rumour Mill

As the seventh 'Fast & Furious' movie continues to dominate the global box office, rumours are swirling about where...

Live At Leeds 2015: Great For Music, Great For Life In General

So, Live At Leeds is but two weeks away from bringing some of the...

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