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Jason Derulo To Make Acting Debut In Cats

Jason Derulo has joined the cast of 'Cats'.The 29-year-old musician will make his feature film acting debut in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved musical, which is based on T.S. Eliot's...

Rebel Wilson Joins Cats Movie

Rebel Wilson has joined the cast of 'Cats'.The 'Bridesmaids' actress will portray the lazy old Gumbie feline Jennyanydots in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved musical, which is based on T.S....

Ian Mckellen Told Off For Smoking On Buckingham Palace Balcony

Sir Ian McKellen got told off for smoking on Buckingham Palace's famous balcony.The 79-year-old actor has revealed he once got in trouble for lighting a cigarette on the East Front of the palace overlooking The...

Cats Star Ian Mckellen Will Find 'Inner Pussy'

Sir Ian McKellen wants to find his ''inner pussy'' for his role in 'Cats'.The veteran actor will be taking on the part of Gus the Theatre Cat in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Andrew...

George Shelley's Mother's Struggle

George Shelley's mother initially struggled to cope with his sexuality.The 25-year-old singer told his family he was gay in 2016 and though his mum is ''proud'' of him now, her first reaction was to worry...

Judi Dench Set For Cats Movie

Dame Judi Dench is to star in the movie adaptation of 'Cats'. The 83-year-old actress - who was due play Grizabella in the original West End production in 1981, until she was forced to withdraw...

Idris Elba In Talks To Join Cats Cast

Idris Elba is reportedly close to agreeing a deal to star in Tom Hooper's adaptation of 'Cats'.The London-born actor is being eyed to appear alongside the likes of Sir Ian McKellen, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden,...

Cats Gets December 2019 Release Date

'Cats' will be released on December 20, 2019. The movie adaptation of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical will take 'Wicked's release date, with a new slot for the 'Wizard of Oz' re-telling to be...

Taylor Swift Leads All-star Cats Movie Cast

Taylor Swift, James Corden, Sir Ian McKellen and Jennifer Hudson are to star in a movie remake of the musical 'Cats'.The 'Delicate' hitmaker, 'The Late Late Show' host, 'Lord of the Rings' actor and 'Spotlight'...

Ian Mckellen Calls On Hollywood To Be Less Timid In Depicting Minorities

Sir Ian McKellen has called upon Hollywood and the movie industry to be less timid about depicting minorities on-screen.The 78 year old English star of the stage and screen has, for a long time, been...

Sir Ian Mckellen Is 'Quite A Shy Person'

Sir Ian McKellen is ''quite a shy person'', according to the maker of a new documentary film.Joe Stephenson has directed 'McKellen: Playing The Part', which is built around a 14-hour interview that explores McKellen's dramatic...

Ian Mckellen Is Glad He 'Came Out' Before Accepting Knighthood

Sir Ian McKellen has admitted he wouldn't have accepted his knighthood if he wasn't open about his sexuality.The 78-year-old actor was recognised in the 1994 New Year's Honours list, but insisted if he hadn't ''come...

Sir Ian Mckellen Plans Theatrical Funeral

Sir Ian McKellen has planned an elaborate ''celebratory'' funeral in preparation for his death.The 'Lord of the Rings' star - who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2006 - admitted he thinks about death ''every...

Ian Mckellen Claims Kevin Spacey Was Disrespectful By Hiding His Sexuality

In the aftermath of the staggering Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations, a number of victims of other alleged sexual predators have bravely come out to tell their story. Amongst those accused was Kevin Spacey who,...

Sir Ian Mckellen To Return To The West End In 'King Lear'

Sir Ian McKellen is to return to London’s West End this year as King Lear, in what he has hinted might be his final major Shakespearean role.The 78 year old stage and cinema veteran has...

Sir Ian Mckellen Celebrates 30 Years Since Coming Out

Sir Ian McKellen has celebrated the 30th anniversary since he came out as gay.The 78-year-old actor openly spoke about his sexuality during an interview on BBC Radio in 1988 at the age of 48, and...

Sir Ian Mckellen Worried 'Nothing Good Will Come' Of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Sir Ian McKellen is worried ''nothing good will come'' of the Hollywood sexual misconduct allegations.The 'Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' is devastated to hear the string of sexual harassment allegations flooding...

Ian Mckellen Up For Gandalf Return For Amazon Series

Sir Ian McKellen wants to play Gandalf again in the 'Lord of the Rings' Amazon TV series.The 78-year-old actor portrayed the wizard in Sir Peter Jackson's award winning trilogy and then reprised his role in...

Ian Mckellen Doesn't Want A New Gandalf For Amazon 'Lord Of The Rings' Tv Series

Earlier this year, Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios confirmed that they were working together on bringing a 'Lord of the Rings' television series to fans, 14 years after the original film trilogy (based on J.R.R....

Richard Armitage Misses Working On The Hobbit

Richard Armitage has revealed he misses 'The Hobbit'.The 46-year-old actor starred as Thorin Oakenshield in the hit Peter Jackson trilogy, and Armitage admitted he misses working in New Zealand, but is looking forward to getting...

Sam Smith Regrets Oscars Best Song Speech

Sam Smith regrets mistakenly claiming he was the first openly gay man to win an Academy Award during his speech at the prestigious ceremony in 2016.The 'Writing's On The Wall' singer was honoured with the...

Famke Janssen Is Done With X-men Franchise

Famke Janssen says she and the stars of the original 'X-Men' franchise are ''done''.The 52-year-old actress starred as Jean Grey in the Bryan Singer trilogy and then reprised her role in 'X-Men: Days of Future...

Sir Anthony Hopkins To Play 'English Stalin' Version Of King Lear

Sir Anthony Hopkins has been cast to play King Lear in the star-studded BBC TV film adaptation of the Shakespeare play.The 79-year-old Hollywood veteran will play the titular character in the Richard Eyre adaptation of...

Beauty And The Beast Shown With Live Orchestra

The 'Beauty and the Beast' live-action remake will be given the 'Films in Concert' treatment at the Royal Albert Hall this December.The box office sensation - starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens - will be...

Sir Ian Mckellen And Gabriel Byrne To Star In Hamlet Revenant

Sir Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne and Connie Nielsen have been cast to star in 'Hamlet Revenant'.Inspired by William Shakespeare tragedy 'Hamlet', the new movie follows a character caught in treasonous political upheavals, family crisis and...

Dame Judi Dench Slams Young Actors' Lack Of Interest

Dame Judi Dench has criticised young actors for their apparent lack of interest in theatre greats.The 82-year-old legend of stage and screen was unveiling a plaque of Sir John Gielgud at his former home in...

Why Did Ian Mckellen Decline The Invitation To Play Dumbledore?

Fans of both Harry Potter and Ian McKellen will be aggrieved to learn that the actor was actually considered for the role of Professor Dumbledore following the death of Richard Harris, but he turned it...

Ian Mckellen Reveals Why He Rejected Dumbledore Role

Sir Ian McKellen rejected the role of Professor Dumbledore in the 'Harry Potter' movies because Richard Harris didn't respect him as an actor.The 77-year-old star was offered the chance to replace Harris as the headmaster...

Sir Ian Mckellen Performing One Man Show In London For Charity

The X-Men star will reprise some of his most famous roles, including Gandalf and MACbeth, for nine performances of Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You at the Park Theatre in July (17). Proceeds from...

Ian Mckellen: 'Be Vigilant Against Donald Trump'

The Lord of the Rings star shared his thoughts about the 45th President of the United States in a lengthy post after he took to the streets of the English capital for the...

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