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Ben Kinglsey: Gandhi Role Was My Father Figure

Sir Ben Kinglsey played Gandhi because he wanted to feel close to a father figure. The 70-year-old actor had a tough childhood, which he previously described as ''horrible'', partly because of his absent dad, so...

Russell Brand To Star In Own Documentary

Russell Brand is to the star of his own documentary 'BRAND The Film'.The comedian-and-actor granted a film company access to his work and personal life for the past five years and now the footage is...

Sir Ben Kingsley In Talks To Play Iron Man Villain

Oscar-winning Gandhi star Sir Ben Kingsley is in talks to play the villain in the next Iron Man sequel, according to Hollywood trade reports.The Hugo actor will follow Mickey Rourke as superhero Tony Stark's nemesis...

Kingsley Takes On Story Of Taj Mahal

GANDHI star SIR BEN KINGSLEY will travel back in time to delve deeper into Indian history - he's set to portray the emperor who built the Taj Mahal.The Oscar-winning actor has signed to play Shah...

50 Cent Admires 'Gandhi-like' Jay-z

Rapper 50 CENT is constantly in awe of the way JAY-Z handles his critics - likening the hip-hop mogul's calm approach to spiritual Indian leader GANDHI. The In Da Club star, real name Curtis Jackson, admits...

Kingsley To Marry Wife Number Four

Oscar-winning actor SIR BEN KINGSLEY is engaged to be married for the fourth time, to 32-year-old actress DANIELA BARBOSA. Kingsley, 63, first unveiled Barbosa at a Hollywood premiere last January (06), just three months after...

Attenborough Rubbishes Spitting Image Portrayal

British director SIR RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH has rubbished claims he cried uncontrollably when movie GANDHI received a haul of Oscars in the early 1980s. The JURASSIC PARK filmmaker won the Best Director gong at the 1982...

Madonna Strives To Spread Spiritual Message

Pop star MADONNA hopes to inspire others by modelling herself on great leaders like GANDHI, MARTIN LUTHER KING, and JOHN LENNON. The 48-year-old angered church leaders with a controversial crucifixion scene on her CONFESSIONS tour,...

Kingsley Pays Tribute To `Nazi Hunter' Wiesenthal In Berlin

Oscar winner SIR BEN KINGSLEY poured praise on Nazi hunter SIMON WIESENTHAL at the Berlin Film Festival yesterday (11FEB07) at a premiere of a documentary about the Holocaust survivor. Kingsley, who appears in the film,...

Mckellen Questions Gervais Joke

Veteran British actor SIR IAN MCKELLEN has launched a veiled attack on GANDHI star SIR BEN KINGSLEY, after complaining RICKY GERVAIS was confusing the actors' pomposity in a new episode of EXTRAS. Gervais was keen...

Honours For Attenborough Brothers

Movie star SIR RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH and his broadcaster brother SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH have been honoured by their hometown university. Oscar winner Lord Attenborough, 82, and Sir David, 80, received distinguished fellowships from the University of...

Puttnam Blasts 'Barmy' Kingsley

Film producer and politician LORD PUTTNAM insists SIR BEN KINGSLEY is "barmy" for making people call him by his full title on every occasion. The CHARIOTS OF FIRE movie-maker fears Kingsley will breed dislike...

Duffy Hails Williams As A Genius

ROBBIE WILLIAMS is a misunderstood creative genius, according to his songwriting partner STEPHEN 'TIN TIN' DUFFY. Duffy, a former member of DURAN DURAN, co-wrote Williams' new album INTENSIVE CARE - but insists the...

Rocker Cooper Predicts End Of World

Ageing hellraiser ALICE COOPER is convinced the end of the world is approaching, citing the recent string of horrendous natural disasters as evidence of an imminent apocalypse. The SCHOOL'S OUT rocker, whose father was...

Mccartney Begs Peta To Keep Fighting

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has urged animal rights campaigners never to give up fighting, insisting they can change the world and the underdog can win. The former BEATLE and staunch vegetarian has worked tirelessly for...

Attenborough Attends Baftas Despite Family Grief

LORD RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH made his first public appearance at the BAFTA awards since the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster killed his 14-year-old granddaughter. The 81-year-old GANDHI director, whose daughter JANE and her mother-in-law are still...

Kingsley Splits From Wife After Kissing Picture Published

LATEST: OSCAR-winning actor BEN KINGSLEY has split up with his wife of 15 months after a German newspaper published a picture of her kissing another man. On Monday (17JAN05), the BZ tabloid printed a...

Om Puri Honoured By Queen

Indian film star OM PURI has been awarded an honorary Order Of The British Empire (OBE) for his contribution to the British film industry. The Ambala-born actor has appeared in JEWEL IN THE CROWN,...

Mills 'Highly Delighted' By Honorary Statue

OSCAR-winning veteran SIR JOHN MILLS is "highly delighted" about plans to erect a statue of him in Felixstowe, his British home town. The 96-year-old - who has starred in more than 100 films -...

Attenborough Hopes Film Will Still Go Ahead

LORD RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH is desperately hoping his new film will still go ahead - even though financial constraints are threatening to stop it being made. The OSCAR-winning director, 80, is optimistic CLOSING THE RING...

From Hannibal To Gandhi

OSCAR-winning actor SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS has branded Hollywood director LORD RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH "mad" after he offered him the role of GANDHI in the 1982 hit movie. The Welsh actor who famously portrayed HANNIBAL THE...

Kingsley Plans To Act Forever

SIR BEN KINGSLEY plans to continue acting until he dies. The GANDHI actor, 60, has no plans to retire and is determined to carry on acting until "the end of my days". Kingsley...

British Mps Vote For Dr Zhivago

Classic sixties movie DR ZHIVAGO has been voted the best British film of all time - by the country's politicians. The SIR DAVID LEAN movie, which stars OMAR SHARIF and JULIE CHRISTIE, beat off...

Kingsley Shuns Music Career

SIR BEN KINGSLEY abandoned a music career to become an actor - because he was terrified of becoming a drug-addled rocker. The Oscar-winning GANDHI legend was singing in British theatres in the 1960s when...

Attenborough's Funding Fight

British director RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH has a battle on his hands to raise funds for the film he's desperate to make - which he fears backers find "old-fashioned". The GANDHI film-maker is desperate to find...

Lord Attenborough Refuses Biography

Revered director and actor LORD RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH may be approaching 80, but he's vigorously opposed to anyone writing his biography. The GANDHI helmer is determined that if anyone should write about his notable career,...

Attenborough Rejects Retirement

British filmmaker LORD RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH plans to keep going through his 80th birthday, because he can't bear the idea of retiring. The legendary movie maker, who will reach the milestone on 29 August (03),...

Attenborough's Octogenarian Plans

Screen legend SIR RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH begins shooting his new movie next month (SEP03) - just weeks after his 80th birthday. The energetic GANDHI director has raised the finance for romantic drama CLOSING THE RING...

Kingsley.s Oscars Error

BEN KINGSLEY hates watching his Best Actor OSCAR win in 1982 - because he looked like "a demented wine waiter". The Brit, who won for GANDHI, appeared as part of the Oscars "class photo"...

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