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Gwendoline Christie at a special performance of Letters Live hosted by Porter Magazine in celebration of their Incredible Women of 2016 edition held at The V&A - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 29th November 2016
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites the pairing of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley on screen in this new comedy film that has been adapted from the television series Absolutely Fabulous. The film sees the characters of Edina and Patsy continuing to live their lavish London lifestyle partying and drinking until at one party they find themselves involved in a major incident involving the model Kate Moss. This leaves the pair being pursued by the paparazzi relentlessly and caught up in a media storm that surrounds this scandal.
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It's hard to decide between Latex and armour...
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' star Gwendoline Christie has always been an icon of red carpet glamour, known to be able to pull off absolutely anything. And now she's proved she can channel catwoman with the same charm in The Love Magazine's sensational video advent calendar.
Gwendoline Christie rocks any look
In a retro black and white clip directed by fashion photographer Boo George, Christie is seen sashaying up to the roof of a high rise building in London wearing a black latex catsuit complete with eye-mask, ears and Giuseppe Zanotti stilettos, before whipping off her mask and flashing the camera a dazzling smile. The video ends with an interview clip of her attempting an impression of Chewbacca, leaving us marvelling at just how awesome and hilarious she is.
Captain Phasma is a female role you've never seen before.
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has been an exciting prospect for many reasons; it's not just that it's an adored franchise all over the world, or even that it sees the original actors reprising their roles, but it's been given a fresh re-vamp with some diverse new roles that break down major stereotypes.
Gwendoline Christie represents feminism in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
One such character to do that is Captain Phasma; a chrome-armoured female stormtrooper played by Gwendoline Christie, who was thrilled to get the chance to not only fulfil her childhood dream, but to bring such a unique female character to life. 'I think I was around 6-years-old when my family showed it to me and I fell in love with the film', she reveals. 'There was so many unusual elements, things that I didn't feel I'd seen before in other films. I remember, even at that very young age, seeing Princess Leia and being so in a state of rapture due to her strength, her wit, her determination. Thinking back about this recently, that was quite a significant moment.'
Appealing both to a new generation of viewers and fans of the series since the beginning, this 30-years-later sequel to 1983's Return of the Jedi is a thrilling adventure. Filmmaker J.J. Abrams has managed to capture the tone of the original trilogy while telling a story about young, vibrant new characters whose connection to the overall saga deepens intriguingly as events unfurl.
Over the past three decades, the Empire has regrouped, forming the First Order to crush the Old Republic for good. And the plucky Rebellion hasn't offered much resistance since leader Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) disappeared. The Empire's top henchman Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is searching for him just as diligently as the rebel leader General Leia (Carrie Fisher). But the real action is happening out of their grasp, as disaffected storm trooper Finn (John Boyega) teams up with rebel pilot Poe (Oscar Isaac) and then feisty scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley) and expressive droid BB-8. Along the way, Han Solo and Chewbacca (Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew) find themselves back in the fray. And everyone is startled when there's a strong stirring in the force.
Abrams beautifully recreates the scruffy, clanky mechanical atmosphere of the original trilogy, infusing scenes with witty banter and John William's soaring score to throw us right back into that familiar galaxy. This includes the saga's main themes: the temptation of power, how true heroism is often accidental, and the tension between parents and children. Combine this with a plot that propels itself with a series of unexpected adventures and battles, all centred on the characters, and the film taps strongly into the teen in all of us.
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Gwendoline Christie plays Captain Phasma, the first female villain in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens and she explains why the role was just too tempting to refuse! Having been a fan of the movies since childhood she remembers how important the character of Princess Leia was to her.
It's been thirty years since the Rebel Alliance; led by the noble Luke Skywalker, the intrepid Princess Leia and the lionhearted Han Solo; finally defeated Emperor Palpatine of the Galactic Empire, alongside his redeemed assistant Darth Vader. The second Death Star was reduced to rubble, and the galaxy was free from a tyrannous evil once more. If only that were true. For there can never be good without evil, and sure enough another Dark Lord, Supreme Leader Snoke, has arisen to take the Emperor's place, with even more brutal plans for the civilians across the stars. But this time there are also new heroes, better equipped to deal with the ever looming terror thanks to an example set by the now ageing former Han, Luke and Leia. They are now preparing to help a vindicated former stormtrooper named Finn, an independent scavenger called Rey, and Poe Dameron who is a Resistance X-Wing pilot.
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Katniss Everdeen is determined to take down President Snow once and for all. Too many lives have been sacrificed and too many homes destroyed while the Capitol has brainwashed and controlled the people of Panem. Now re-united with Peeta after his rescue from Snow's clutches, Katniss gathers her friends from District 13 - Gale, Finnick and Cressida - and sets out on the ultimate mission to free Panem, and fight Snow to the death. But it seems it's not only Snow that wants Katniss dead, as she becomes increasingly paranoid about some of the supposed rebels. Facing increasing uncertainty, more tragedy and some of the worse warfare she could possibly imagine, Katniss starts to realise that ending the nightmare won't end the fear or the collective sorrow.
Benicio Del Toro is reportedly in talks with Disney and Lucasfilm for a role in ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’.
Benicio Del Toro has reportedly been offered the villain role in Star Wars: Episode VIII. A number of sources close to the casting process confirmed Del Toro’s possible involvement in the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Monday (20th July).
Benicio Del Toro at the Los Angeles premiere of Escobar: Paradise Lost in June 2015.
Amy Schumer’s shoot for GQ, in which she was photographed dressed as a ‘Star Wars’ character, was not approved by Lucasfilm.
Amy Schumer’s Star Wars themed GQ shoot was not approved by Lucasfilm. Schumer featured on the cover of GQ’s August edition in a shoot she designed herself. She was pictured in suggestive poses with robots C-3PO and R2-D2, can-can dancing with Storm troopers and partying in a bar with some beloved Star Wars characters. Some Star Wars fans took to Twitter to express their distaste and Lucasfilm was forced to reply, confirming they had nothing to do with the shoot.
Amy Schumer at the 2015 CinemaCin Big Achievements Awards, held in Las Vegas in April.
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The cast and crew of the hugely anticipated upcoming 'Star Wars' movie 'The Force Awakens' took to San Diego Comic Con International to treat the eager fans to a few surprises in celebration of the franchise's return. Among some of the people that appeared on the panel were director J.J. Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy and stars Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Gwendoline Christie and of course Harrison Ford.
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