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Mirren To Launch Cruise Ship

DAME HELEN MIRREN is set to name and launch her first ship - a duty almost exclusively performed by British royalty. The actress - who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of British monarch...

Harry Potter Author Jk Rowling Honoured At South Bank Awards

JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series of novels, has been honoured with an outstanding achievement prize at the South Bank Show awards.Rowling joins the illustrious company of the award's previous recipients, including Tom...

By on 30 January 2008

Mirren Angered By U.s. Prime Suspect Snub

Actress HELEN MIRREN was livid after learning an American version of U.K. crime drama PRIME SUSPECT was planned - because she was last in line to play the lead role. The Oscar winner, 62, played...

Mirren Hopes For Poirot Role

Oscar-winning actress DAME HELEN MIRREN is appealing to British TV bosses to offer her a role in a TV adaptation of AGATHA CHRISTIE's POIROT. The Queen star is a big fan of the legendary detective...

National Treasure Still Shining

National Treasure: Book of Secrets has seen off strong competition to hold the number one spot at the American box office for a second week.The Nicolas Cage-starring movie took $35.6 million (17.8 million) from 3,832...

By on 31 December 2007

Treasure Sequel Is Us No 1

National Treasure: Book of Secrets has seen off strong competition to take the number one spot in the American box office.The film, starring Nicholas Cage, took a total of $45.5 million (22.9 million) in its...

By on 24 December 2007

Affleck In On State Of Play

Ben Affleck is believed to be the latest addition to the cast of political drama State of Play.Brad Pitt has already left the project - an adaptation of Paul Abbott's BBC drama - and due...

By on 19 December 2007

Mirren Cried When Rivers Named Her Worst Dressed

DAME HELEN MIRREN was once reduced to tears when JOAN RIVERS criticised her dress sense on television. The Oscar winner was aghast when her friend Rivers and fellow fashion expert co-presenters unanimously agreed Mirren was...

Mirren: 'America Wanted Me To Win The Oscar'

DAME HELEN MIRREN considers herself an honorary American, because of the support she received in the U.S. ahead of her Oscar win this year (07). Despite going up against American star Meryl Streep, Mirren is...

Andy Serkis Signs Up To Tintin

ANDY SERKIS is the first actor to sign up to the TINTIN movies.While there has been no official announcement of what role he will play, it is believed that Serkis will play Captain Haddock, a...

By on 17 December 2007

Mirren Still Bitter About Winner's 'Sexist' Treatment Of Her

HELEN MIRREN has slammed director MICHAEL WINNER for his "sexist" attitude towards women, accusing him of treating her like "a piece of meat" when she was an aspiring actress. The Queen star met Winner once...

Mirren Likens Fake Breasts To Oranges

Actress DAME HELEN MIRREN has ridiculed women who undergo plastic surgery to enhance their bust size, likening fake breasts to oranges. The Queen star, 62, cannot understand why women would want to inflate their breasts...

Mirren Loves America's Next Top Model

DAME HELEN MIRREN has an odd favourite TV show - reality hit AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL. The Oscar-winning drama Dame admits she never thought she'd ever become hooked on a reality show, but she cannot...

Mirren Pushes For Legalised Prostitution

DAME HELEN MIRREN is using her directorial debut to push for legalised prostitution across America and Britain. The actress will direct and star in Love Ranch, playing the madame of Nevada's first legalised brothel. And...

Helen Mirren Embraces Action

DAME HELEN MIRREN leaped at the chance to tackle an action role, after growing sick of playing monarchs in period dramas. The Oscar winner turns daredevil for her role alongside Nicolas Cage in National Treasure:...

Crowe Replaces Pitt

Russell Crowe has stepped in to replace Brad Pitt in political thriller State of Play, after the Fight Club star withdrew from the project.The part was originated by British actor John Simm in the acclaimed...

By on 04 December 2007

Mirren Calls For Tax Breaks

Actress DAME HELEN MIRREN is calling on the British government to offer tax breaks to filmmakers in a bid to save London's booming film tourism industry. The Oscar winner spoke out over fears the U.K's...

Romanian Drama Claims Euro Gong

The European Film academy (EFA) has named Romanian drama 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days its film of the year.Christian Mungiu also picked up the best director award at the Berlin Arena ceremony.His film,...

By on 02 December 2007

Romanian Drama Claims Euro Award

The European Film academy (EFA) has named Romanian drama 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days its film of the year.Christian Mungiu also picked up the best director award at the Berlin Arena ceremony.His film,...

By on 02 December 2007

Pitt: Fatherhood Is Greatest Role

Brad Pitt has revealed that despite the pressures of raising four children with Angelina Jolie, he could take even more responsibility. The Troy star - who made the headlines yesterday for withdrawing from political drama...

By on 23 November 2007

Brad Quits State Of Play

Brad Pitt has pulled out of the movie adaptation of BBC political thriller State of Play, reportedly due to script concerns.The Fight Club star was due to reunite with Edward Norton in the drama directed...

By on 22 November 2007

Potter Hopefuls Miss Out

An established actress has left thousands of young aspiring thespians disappointed after winning a part in the new Harry Potter film.An open audition held in July had attracted 7,000 wannabe 15- to 18-year-old actresses, all...

By on 14 November 2007

Mirren's Bargain Dress Saves Her Blushes

DAME HELEN MIRREN was stunned to be awarded the best-dressed actress at a prestigious award ceremony - because the frock cost just $15 (GBP7.45). The Queen star, 62, was forced to wear the bargain dress...

One Takes One's Place At Glamour's Top Table

Queen Elizabeth II has been named in Vogue's list of the world's most glamorous women.A surprise choice, the monarch makes the Top 50 Definitive List of Today's Glamorous Women, with her distinctive style and 'iconic...

By on 07 November 2007

Mirren: 'My Mother Was Hurtful'

DAME HELEN MIRREN was so traumatised by "cruel" mother, she has wiped their relationship from her memory. The Queen star, 62, admits her critical mother was so impossible to impress that she avoided bringing boyfriends...

Mirren Traumatised By Childbirth Film

DAME HELEN MIRREN has never had kids because she was traumatised by a childbirth film she watched as a schoolgirl. The 62-year-old was just 13 when a teacher at her Catholic high school played the...

Dame Helen's Corgis Tipped To Score Canine Oscars

The corgis who played DAME HELEN MIRREN's companions in 2006's THE QUEEN have been tipped to win the film yet another accolade - a Fido award. The five pups have been nominated for the Historical...

Mirren Begged By Husband To Take Role

Director TAYLOR HACKFORD was forced to beg his wife DAME HELEN MIRREN to agree to take a starring role in his new film. Hackford pleaded with The Queen star to appear as the wife of...

Mirren: 'I Have Legs Like Wayne Rooney'

Actress DAME HELEN MIRREN is so insecure about her figure she has likened her "chunky" legs to English soccer star WAYNE ROONEY. The Oscar winner, 62, dislikes her muscular legs so she is considering having...

Mirren Stars In Husband's Film

Dame Helen Mirren is to work with her husband, director Taylor Hackford, for the first time in more than 20 years.The Oscar-winning actress will star opposite Goodfellas star Joe Pesci in the upcoming movie Love...

By on 15 October 2007

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