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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...

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...

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...

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...

Colin Firth Had A Stammer After Filming The King's Speech

Colin Firth couldn't stop himself stammering for two months after filming 'The King's Speech'. The British actor had to affect a speech impediment for his role as King George VI in his latest film, and...

Michael Caine For Sci-fi Shakespeare

Sir Michael Caine is to appear in a science fiction version of 'Henry V'.The 'Harry Brown' star will reportedly be joined by Ray Winstone, Vinnie Jones, Gerard Depardieu and Derek Jacobi in the forthcoming adaptation...

A Bunch Of Amateurs Picked For Royal Film Performance

British comedy A Bunch of Amateurs has been selected as this year's Royal Film Performance.The Queen will attend the film's gala performance at London's Leicester Square on November 17th.A Bunch of Amateurs, starring Burt Reynolds...

By on 07 October 2008

Jacobi In Controversial Shakespeare Debate

Veteran British actor SIR DEREK JACOBI is convinced WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's plays were written by more than one person - and is demanding further investigation into the playwright's life. The Gladiator star has signed a 287-strong...

Redgrave Movie To Premiere As Newspaper Giveaway

A new movie starring VANESSA REDGRAVE, VINNIE JONES and DEREK JACOBI will premiere as a free covermount DVD with British newspaper the Mail On Sunday. The Riddle, a mystery thriller written and directed by Brendan...

Jacobi To Play Holocaust Entertainer In New Film

British thespian DEREK JACOBI has signed on to play a Holocaust survivor who was spared the gas chamber at a concentration camp so her could entertain fellow Jews as they marched to their deaths in...

Jacobi To Star In Doctor Who

Veteran English actor SIR DEREK JACOBI will star in the third series of hit BBC show DOCTOR WHO. It's not yet known what role the famed thespian will play - but British newspaper the Daily...

Jacobi: 'Real Fame Is Being Anonymous'

Veteran English actor SIR DEREK JACOBI has blasted celebrities who go out their way to be recognised, insisting real fame is being known for your work, not who you are. Jacobi is rarely troubled by...

Jacobi's Low-profile Partnership

Veteran British actor SIR DEREK JACOBI has 'married' his long-term boyfriend RICHARD CLIFFORD in a low profile ceremony. The GLADIATOR star rejected magazine offers for flamboyant celebrations in favour of a quick and intimate ceremony....

Hopkins: 'I'll Never Do Theatre'

SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS will never grace the theatre stage, because he's too lazy and couldn't keep a straight face. Unlike many of his British acting peers, Hopkins has never harboured any desire to prove...

Jacobi To Play Pinochet

Veteran actor SIR DEREK JACOBI is set to add another historical character to his filmography as he takes on the role of Chilean dictator GENERAL AUGUSTO PINOCHET. The I, CLAUDIUS star has played a...

Jacobi Lands Bad Guy Role In Underworld

British thespian SIR DEREK JACOBI is delighted he has finally been offered a Hollywood villain role after decades of starring on the small screen. The EMMY-winning actor, 66, has signed to star opposite fellow...

Gandalf Vs Dumbledore - Sir Ian Mckellen Discusses Disagreement With Richard Harris

Legendary thespian and film star, Sir Ian McKellen, came under fire from the late Richard Harris several years ago when he landed the role of the wise but mischievous Gandalf in 'The Lord of the...

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