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Ian + Lloyd Webber Share Stage Honours

The brains behind Britain's reality TV hit HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA? have topped the annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in British Theatre. ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER and producer DAVID...

Hoffman And Blanchett To Direct Plays In Australia

Oscar winners PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN and CATE BLANCHETT will both direct stage plays for the Sydney Theatre Company in Australia next year (07). Hoffman will direct the world premiere of RIFLEMIND, written by Australian Blanchett's...

Pinter Returns To Acting

Acclaimed playwright HAROLD PINTER is to return to the stage after battling illness to star in a one-man show. The Nobel Prize winner has made a remarkable recovery since being struck down by a mouth...

Caine's Flatmate Midas Touch

Veteran actor SIR MICHAEL CAINE had the Midas touch for those close to him in the 1960s - many of his flatmates went on to become internationally famous celebrities. The then-London-based ALFIE star lived with...

Rowling Named Greatest Living British Author

HARRY POTTER creator JK ROWLING has been named the greatest living British author, beating heavyweight novelists including SALMAN RUSHDIE and IAN MCEWAN to the honour. Rowling received three times as many votes as second place...

Thespian Forsythe Dies At 88

Broadway, New York star HENDERSON FORSYTHE has died in Virginia. He was 88. The Tony Award-winning actor made his Broadway debut in THE CELLAR + THE WELL in 1950, and became a sensation as SHERIFF...

Pinter Attacks Bush And Blair In Nobel Speech

British playwright HAROLD PINTER has called for GEORGE W BUSH and TONY BLAIR to be arraigned before the International Criminal Court of Justice for their "vast tapestry of lies" about the war in Iraq....

Pinter In Hospital

LATEST: British playwright HAROLD PINTER has checked into a London hospital, only a week after backing out of attending the presentation ceremony for his Nobel Prize for Literature in Sweden. THE BIRTHDAY PARTY writer,...

Stars Pay Tribute To Pinter

A host of leading British actors including JEREMY IRONS and SIR MICHAEL GAMBON have gathered to pay tribute to legendary playwright HAROLD PINTER. The stars performed the first of three shows of recent Pinter...

Ill Pinter To Miss Prize Ceremony

Nobel prize-winning playwright HAROLD PINTER will be unable pick up the prestigious award at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden next Saturday (10DEC05) because doctors have given him strict orders not to travel. The literary...

Pinter Wins Nobel Prize

British playwright HAROLD PINTER has been awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize for literature. The 75-year-old picked up a $1.3 million (GBP720,000) cash prize with the award at a ceremony today (13OCT05). The Nobel...

Blanchett To Make Directorial Debut

Actress CATE BLANCHETT is set to return to the Sydney Theatre Company (STC) in her native Australia - as a director. Last year (04), the Oscar-winning AVIATOR star headlined the STC's critically acclaimed HEDDA...

Parker Praises The British

Former SEX AND THE CITY star SARAH JESSICA PARKER adores the considerate nature of the British, and she insists Americans have much to learn from their transatlantic pals. The 40-year-old style icon spent time...

Alfie Stars Team Up For Sleuth Remake

The two big screen ALFIEs are set to team up in a remake of cult movie SLEUTH. MICHAEL CAINE is keen to remake his hit 1972 movie and he wants fellow Brit JUDE LAW...

Playwright Pinter Retires

British playwright HAROLD PINTER has put down his pen for good. The 74-year-old is widely regarded one of the most influential writers of the 20th century and is responsible for an impressive body of...

Arthur Miller Dies

Award-winning playwright ARTHUR MILLER has died of heart failure at the age of 89. Miller died on Thursday (10FEB05) evening after a battle with pneumonia, cancer and a heart condition, according to his assistant...

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