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Mulligan Will Star In My Fair Lady, Says Thompson

British actress CAREY MULLIGAN has agreed to play the lead in the big screen remake of MY FAIR LADY, according to the movie's writer EMMA THOMPSON.The An Education star dismissed speculation earlier this month (Mar10)...

Wise Tried To Date Winslet Before Thompson

Actor GREG WISE tried to seduce KATE WINSLET before he married EMMA THOMPSON - after a clairvoyant told him he was destined to wed a SENSE AND SENSIBILITY co-star.Wise met both Winslet and Thompson on...

Thompson's Ivf Troubles

British actress EMMA THOMPSON was plunged into despair as she struggled to fall pregnant with a second child, despite undergoing extensive IVF treatment.The Nanny MCPhee star gave birth to her daughter, Gaia, with husband Greg...

Thompson's Family Heartache

EMMA THOMPSON opened up about her past family heartache on a U.K. TV show on Sunday (28Mar10), revealing her beloved grandmother was raped as a child.The Nanny MCPhee star confessed that her nana, Annie Jackson,...

Thompson Looked To Magic Roundabout For Nanny Inspiration

EMMA THOMPSON vowed to use adult humour in the NANNY MCPHEE movies as a tribute to her late father's quirky children's show THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT.The British actress adapted the Nanny MCPhee stories from Christianna Brand's...

Thompson: 'Work Saved Me'

British actress EMMA THOMPSON suffered from depression as her marriage to KENNETH BRANAGH fell apart - but writing the screenplay for SENSE AND SENSIBILITY saved her from "going under".The Nanny MCPhee star divorced the actor...

Maggie Gyllenhaal's Emma Bond

Maggie Gyllenhaal "hung out" with Emma Thompson on the set of 'Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang'. The 32-year-old actress admits she didn't get to do much work with the star, but they still found...

Emma Thompson's Waitress Daughter

Emma Thompson's daughter wants to be a waitress.The actress - who has 10-year-old Gaia and 22-year-old adopted son Tindyebwa with her actor husband Greg Wise - landed her youngest child a small role as an...

Colin Firth Perfect For Fair Lady

Colin Firth would be "brilliant" in the 'My Fair Lady' remake. The movie's writer Emma Thompson claims the Oscar-nominated star would be great in the remake of the 1964 Audrey Hepburn classic but admits the...

Maggie Gyllenhaal's Nanny Tears

Maggie Gyllenhaal cried while reading the 'Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang' script. The 32-year-old actress - who plays the role of harassed mother Mrs. Green in the kids' movie - was drawn to the...

Maggie Gyllenhaal Lost In Translation

Maggie Gyllenhaal has to "translate" what people say when she comes to England. The US actress appeared in London for the premiere of 'Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang' last night (24.03.10) and told how,...

Miller, Nighy & Thompson Back Proposed Tax For Bankers

SIENNA MILLER, BILL NIGHY and EMMA THOMPSON are backing a campaign urging the U.K. government to implement a new tax on the country's bankers.Finance workers have been embroiled in controversy in recent months after it...

Secret Shoe Smuggler Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson has to hide new shoes from her husband.The British actress - who is married to her 'Sense and Sensibility' co-star Greg Wise - loves buying lavish footwear and has come up with several...

Kate Winslet To Return To UK?

Kate Winslet is reportedly planning to move back to the UK. The 'Revolutionary Road' actress - who split from film director husband Sam Mendes earlier this year - is now planning to move home to...

Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut

Dustin Hoffman is to direct a film. The 72-year-old actor is in the final stages of negotiations to helm 'Quartet', a movie about a retirement home for opera singers in the Home Counties of England....

Old Blonde Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson was stunned when her daughter told her she was too old to have blonde hair.The 'Nanny McPhee' actress recently dyed her tresses from brunette and while she likes them, 10-year-old Gaia wasn't impressed.The...

Thompson To Dye Hair For Daughter

British actress EMMA THOMPSON is set to lose her trademark hair style - because her daughter has told her she's "too old" to be a blonde.The Nanny MCPhee star was shocked when her 10-year-old daughter...

Thompson Encouraged Gyllenhaal To Take On Crazy Heart Role

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL almost turned down a role in new movie CRAZY HEART for the sake of her young daughter - until a text message from EMMA THOMPSON convinced her to stop feeling guilty about juggling...

Thompson's Race Relations Speech For Son

British actress EMMA THOMPSON has called on staff and students at a U.K. university to improve race relations after her adopted son suffered at the hands of bullies.The Oscar-winner's 22-year-old son, Tindyebwa Agaba, a former...

Thompson 'Withdraws Polanski Support'

British actress EMMA THOMPSON has agreed to withdraw her name from a petition to free ROMAN POLANSKI after a fan called on her to stop supporting the incarcerated filmmaker.The Oscar-winning actress signed a petition to...

Thompson Writes Screenplays To Avoid Typecasting

EMMA THOMPSON refuses to worry about how ageing might affect her Hollywood career - because she writes her own parts.The Oscar-winning actress has added her own twist to scripts of several of her movies, and...

Thompson To Give Race Relations Lecture

British actress EMMA THOMPSON is to return to the U.K. university where her adopted son suffered at the hands of bullies to give a lecture on race relations.The Oscar-winner's 22-year-old son, Tindyebwa Agaba, a former...

Thompson Wows An Education Crew With Pizza And Wine Treat

EMMA THOMPSON won over the cast of acclaimed new movie AN EDUCATION by serving up pizza and wine for the cast and crew at the end of her day on the set.The Oscar winner has...

Gyllenhaal In Awe Of Thompson

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL is so in awe of actress EMMA THOMPSON, she's been taking tips off her while filming NANNY MCPHEE AND THE BIG BANG.The Dark Knight star is currently in London shooting scenes for the...

Disney Promotes Upcoming Fare In London, Anaheim

The Walt Disney Co., whose executives and staff have always appeared to be Anglophiles of the first order, offered journalists a preview of its forthcoming slate Thursday -- much of it featuring British performers. A...

Thompson Celebrates Son's Graduation

British actress EMMA THOMPSON paid an emotional tribute to her adopted son TINDYEBWA AGABA as she watched the former Rwandan child soldier graduate from university on Tuesday (21Jul09).Thompson and her actor husband adopted Agaba, now...

Thompson Heading Back To School

British movie star EMMA THOMPSON is taking a year off from acting - to teach drama at her daughter's school.The Love Actually star turned 50 in April (09) and has vowed to take a step...

Thompson Backs Mothers' Rights

Actress EMMA THOMPSON has slammed the British government for its "Victorian principles" on maternity leave - insisting mothers in other European countries have a better chance of juggling babies and work.The Love Actually star has...

Thompson's Mcphee Set To Cast Another Spell Over Hollywood

EMMA THOMPSON will be getting up to her old tricks in a sequel to hit 2006 family film NANNY MCPHEE. The Oscar winner will star, produce and write the screenplay for Nanny MCPhee & the Big...

Thompson Moves Oscars From Restroom

EMMA THOMPSON has been forced to move her two Oscar statuettes from her bathroom at home - to make way for her nine-year-old daughter's artwork. The British actress won a Best Actress Academy Award for...

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