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Emma Thompson Claims Hollywood Sexism Is Worse Than Ever

Beloved English actress Emma Thompson has waded into the debate about gender equality in Hollywood, claiming that, far from making progress since the issue was first seriously raised in the last decade, the industry has...

Emma Thompson: Sexism In Acting Industry Is Worse Than Ever

Emma Thompson thinks ''sexism'' in the acting business is worse than ever.The Oscar-winning actress has joined other female stars - including Maggie Gyllenhaal and Dame Helen Mirren - in criticising perceived sexism in the television...

Robert Carlyle Blasts American Actresses

Robert Carlyle thinks American actresses shy away from ''monstrous roles''.The 54-year-old actor - who starred in 'Trainspotting' and 'The Full Monty' - has argued that Americans, unlike their British counterparts, are reluctant to take on...

'Downton Abbey', Emma Thompson And 'Wolf Hall' Lead A Very British Year At The Emmy Awards

‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Wolf Hall’ have led the British nominations at this year's Emmy Awards, with both dramas picking up three nods each. While HBO series ‘Game Of Thrones’ might have dominated this year’s nominations...

Robert Downey Jr And Paul Thomas Anderson Working On Pinocchio

Robert Downey Jr and Paul Thomas Anderson are writing and producing a live-action movie of 'Pinocchio' together.The 50-year-old actor is producing the live-action Warner Bros movie and will star as the toymaker Gepetto in the...

Reese Witherspoon To Play Tinkerbell In Live-action Disney Remake

Reese Witherspoon will play Tinkerbell in Disney's live-action remake of the film.The 39-year-old actress will star as the little fairy - made famous in 'Peter Pan' - in 'Tink', and will be replacing Elizabeth Banks,...

Ewan Mcgregor To Star In Beauty And The Beast

Ewan McGregor will be starring in 'Beauty and the Beast' opposite Sir Ian McKellen, Emma Watson and Emma Thompson.The 44-year-old actor has been announced as the latest casting for Disney's live-action film, and will be...

The First Picture Of Emma Watson And The Rest Of The 'Beauty And The Beast' Cast Has Arrived

Thanks Josh Gad for making our day! Yes the Frozen actor has just put a mid-week smile on many a face as he’s shared the first cast picture from the upcoming live action remake of...

Sir Ian Mckellen To Star In Beauty And The Beast

Sir Ian McKellen will be starring in 'Beauty and the Beast' opposite Emma Watson and Emma Thompson.The 75-year-old actor has been announced as the latest casting for Disney's live-action film, and will be playing Cogsworth,...

Emma Thompson To Play Mrs Potts In 'Beauty And The Beast'

Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson has joined the cast of Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast and will play Mrs Potts, the housekeeper who was transformed into a teapot in the magical 1991 animated version.Emma Thompson...

Emma Thompson To Play Mrs. Potts In Beauty And The Beast

Emma Thompson will play Mrs. Potts in Disney's live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'.The 55-year-old actress will star in the role that was voiced by Angela Lansbury in the 1991 original animated film, while Kevin Kline...

'Beauty And The Beast' Remake Confirmed For March 2017, Adds Emma Thompson And Kevin Kline

More Disney casting news! The forthcoming live action re-make of the classic Beauty and the Beast will feature Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle’s father Maurice, it was announced on Monday....

Josh Gad To Join Emma Watson And Dan Stevens In Disney's Live Action 'Beauty And The Beast'

Josh Gad has become the latest actor to join the cast of the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. 34-year-old Gad has been cast as Le Fou, the villain Gaston's minion. Gad is best...

Russell Brand Backs Emma Thompson's Tax Protest

Russell Brand has thrown his support behind Emma Thompson's plan to stop paying tax until the British government cracks down on schemes which help the wealthy shield their riches.Thompson's actor husband Greg Wise has revealed...

Emma Thompson And Greg Wise Planning Tax Boycott

Emma Thompson and her actor husband Greg Wise want to stop paying tax until the British government launches a crackdown on schemes which help the wealthy shield their riches.The British couple is hoping to launch...

Emma Thompson In Talks To Appear In Beauty And The Beast

Emma Thompson is in talks to star in the live action film version of Disney's 'Beauty And The Beast'.The 55-year-old star is wanted to play the role of Mrs Potts, the housekeeper who's turned into...

Emma Thompson Withdraws Daughter From School

Emma Thompson has withdrawn her teenage daughter from school so she can be educated at home.The British actress and her husband Greg Wise have decided their 15-year-old daughter Gaia should be homeschooled after the teen...

Emma Thompson's Daughter Set To Be Home-schooled

Emma Thompson has decided her daughter should be educated at home.The 55-year-old actress and her husband, actor and producer Greg Wise, have decided to withdraw their 15-year-old daughter Gaia from her £6,000-a-term school so she...

Stars Urge David Cameron To Give Safe Haven To Syria Refugees

British stars including singer Sting and actresses Emma Thompson and Michelle Dockery have signed an open letter to the U.K.'s Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to provide a safe haven for the victims of...

Benedict Reveals Proposal Was 2014 Highlight

Benedict Cumberbatch says his engagement is his ''most important thing of 2014.''The 'Imitation Game' star popped the question to his long-term girlfriend Sophie Hunter earlier this year, and admitted the decision to spend the rest...

Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Most Important' Engagement

Benedict Cumberbatch has admitted his engagement was the ''most important news'' of his life. The 38-year-old actor announced he and girlfriend Sophie Hunter are set to wed by posting a notice in the Births, Marriages...

Emma Thompson To Be Honoured At Bifas

Actress Emma Thompson will be honoured for her career achievements at the British Independent Film Awards (Bifas) in December (14).The Saving Mr. Banks actress will receive the Richard Harris Award, named after the late Harry...

Emma Thompson Joins Mother Phyllida Law For Buckhingham Palace Honour

Veteran British actress Phyllida Law turned her day at Buckingham Palace into a family affair on Tuesday (11Nov14) as she was joined by her daughters Sophie and Emma Thompson to collect a top honour from...

Emma Thompson To Write Third Bridget Jones

Emma Thompson is writing 'Bridget Jones' Baby'.The 'Saving Mr Banks' star has been called in to re-write the screenplay following complaints from the movies' stars, who revealed they were unhappy with the planned script for...

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...

Emma Thompson Supports Russell Brand's Revolution Call

Emma Thompson has thrown her support behind Russell Brand's campaign to start a political revolution in Britain.Brand has been extremely vocal about his ideas for overturning the U.K.'s democracy, and his stance has drawn criticism...

Emma Thompson Backs Russell Brand 'Don't Vote'

Emma Thompson has urged the public to follow Russell Brand's 'don't vote' campaign.The 'Effie Gray' actress has spoken out in favour of the comedian's controversial campaign - which encouraged people to rethink their political stance...

Audiences Get A Glimpse Of Effie Gray

The first trailer for Dakota Fanning’s new film, Effie Gray, has hit appliances with video playing abilities everywhere and showcases Emma Thompson’s fourth scripted venture in which she also co-stars. The film is a British...

Jamie Dornan Cast In The Ninth Life Of Louis Drax

Jamie Dornan has been cast in 'The Ninth Life of Louis Drax'.The '50 Shades of Grey' actor will star as a doctor in the psychological thriller, which is based on Liz Jensen's best-selling novel of...

Stars Back Bame Campaign

Daniel Craig, Idris Elba and Emma Thompson are among the stars who have signed an open letter to a group of British broadcasters urging them to include more black, asian and minority ethnic (Bame) actors...

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