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Danny Boyle Says Creation Stories Was 'Casting Heaven'

Danny Boyle was in ''casting heaven'' with 'Creation Stories'.The 62-year-old filmmaker is serving as an executive producer on the upcoming biopic, which will bring to life the story of Creation Records boss Alan McGee, and...

Jason Isaacs Joins Cast Of Danny Boyle's Creation Stories

Jason Isaacs is on board for Danny Boyle's 'Creation Stories'. The 56-year-old actor has joined the cast of the upcoming biopic about the life of Creation Records boss Alan McGee and the movie will see...

Irvine Welsh Pays Tribute To T2 Trainspotting Star Bradley Welsh

Irvine Welsh has led tributes to 'T2 Trainspotting' star Bradley Welsh, who has reportedly been shot dead aged 42. The actor - who played brothel owner and gangland kingpin Mr. Doyle in the 2017 British...

Danny Boyle To Reunite With Irvine Welsh On Alan Mcgee Biopic

Danny Boyle is set to reunite with Irvine Welsh on a biopic about Alan McGee. The 62-year-old director - who helmed the 1996 cult classic 'Trainspotting', which was based on the writer's novel - will...

Irvine Welsh's Rights Mix-up

Irvine Welsh accidentally sold the rights to 'Trainspotting' to a ''random guy'' with lots of money.The 59-year-old author knew director Danny Boyle was keen to turn his gritty tale of heroin addiction into a movie,...

Liam Gallagher's Sons Fighting To Play Him In Alan Mcgee Biopic

Liam Gallagher's sons are ''fighting'' over who should play him in the Alan McGee biopic.The 56-year-old businessman McGee famously signed the 'Supersonic' rockers to his Creation Records label after seeing them perform one gig at...

Jonny Lee Miller Wanted To Get Naked In T2 Trainspotting

Jonny Lee Miller signed up for 'T2 Trainspotting' to get naked.The 44-year-old actor reprises the role of Sick Boy in the sequel to the 1996 cult classic black comedy, and in one scene both Miller...

Danny Boyle Up For Third Trainspotting Film

Danny Boyle is interested in making a third 'Trainspotting' film.The 60-year-old director has just released 'T2 Trainspotting' which is set 20 years after the original 1996 movie, which was based on Irvine Welsh's novel 'Trainspotting'...

Robert Carlyle Hints At Trainspotting 3

Robert Carlyle has hinted there will be a third 'Trainspotting' film based on his own character.The 55-year-old actor has reprised his role as the psychotic Francis 'Franco' Begbie in 'T2: Trainspotting' - director Danny Boyle's...

Jonny Lee Miller Agreed To Trainspotting Return Due To 'Faith' In Danny Boyle

Jonny Lee Miller agreed to star in 'T2 Trainspotting' because he has great ''faith'' in Danny Boyle.The 44-year-old actor reprises his role as Simon 'Sick Boy' Williamson in the highly-anticipated follow-up to the 1996 movie...

Robert Carlyle Promises An Even Scarier Begbie In 'Trainspotting' Sequel

Robert Carlyle has promised that his infamous Trainspotting character Francis Begbie will be “scarier” than ever in the film’s upcoming sequel. Carlyle was appearing in Edinburgh alongside Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and assured fans that...

Irvine Welsh: 'Begbie To Be Nicer In Trainspotting Sequel'

In the 1996 movie, actor Robert Carlyle stole scene after scene as the violent alcoholic acquaintance of its central group of Scottish heroin addicts. One of the most famous saw...

Ewan Mcgregor Confirms 'Trainspotting' Sequel Will Begin Filming In May

Ewan McGregor has confirmed that he long-awaited sequel to Trainspotting is set to begin filming at the end of May. The sequel comes 20 years after the original cult classic film and a decade after...

Crime Writer William Mcilvanney Dies At 79

The writer passed away in Scotland on Saturday (05Dec15), aged 79. Born in Kilmarnock, MCIlvanney worked as an English teacher before pursuing his passion for writing full-time. He rose to prominence...

Danny Boyle Plans To Begin Shooting 'Trainspotting' Sequel Next Summer

Director Danny Boyle has said he plans to begin shooting the long awaited Trainspotting sequel next summer. If all goes to plan Boyle hopes that the film will then hit cinemas later in 2016, in...

Ewan Mcgregor For Trainspotting Sequel

Ewan McGregor will star in a 'Trainspotting' sequel.The 44-year-old actor will reprise his role as heroin addict Renton almost 20 years after the original was released, having reconciled with director Danny Boyle who he was...

Ewan Mcgregor Declares He Would Be Up For 'Trainspotting' Sequel With Director Danny Boyle

Ewan McGregor has said he would be up for revisiting the role of heroin addict Renton in a sequel to 1996’s Trainspotting, if director Danny Boyle was also on board. Speaking at the Edinburgh film...

Liam Gallagher Pays Tribute To Late Primal Scream Guitarist

Liam Gallagher has led tributes to former Primal Scream guitarist Robert 'Throb' Young who has died. A publicist for the band has confirmed news the musician has passed away but there is no further information...

Irvine Welsh Turns To Mum For Editing Advice

Scottish writer Irvine Welsh's mother reads drafts of his books to pick out any scenes that are too racy.The Trainspotting author is known for his near-the-knuckle novels in which he often describes sex acts and...

Irvine Welsh Fears Drug Legalisation Will Shift Profits To Chemists

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh is reluctant to back growing calls to legalise narcotics because drug dealers' vast profits would go to pharmaceutical giants instead.Pro-drug campaign groups believe recent moves to decriminalise marijuana in U.S. states...

Irvine Welsh Blasts U.k. Politics

Writer Irvine Welsh has branded his fellow Brits "idiots" and suggested Scotland should vote to break away from the U.K. purely to spite the government.The Scottish author, who now lives in Los Angeles, is adamant...

James Franco Blasts Spring Breakers Sequel

James Franco has blasted the 'Spring Breakers' sequel. The 36-year-old actor, who played the character Alien in the first movie alongside Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, appears in a bizarre video posted on his Instagram...

Irvine Welsh To Write Screenplay For Spring Breakers Sequel

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has signed on to write the screenplay for the Spring Breakers sequel.Director Harmony Korine's racy 2013 movie, starring James Franco as a violent drug dealer, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, was...

Irvine Welsh Given Drugs By Trainspotting Fans

Irvine Welsh was given drugs by fans at book readings after his first novel Trainspotting was turned into a feature film.The author's cult novel, following the antics of a group Scottish drug addicts, was adapted...

James Mcavoy Wanted Filth-y Death

James McAvoy battled to have his 'Filth' character killed off. The 34-year-old star said it could have turned out differently for corrupt cop Bruce Robertson, who committed suicide at the end of the film...

Trainspotting Voted Scotland's Favourite Book

Revered author Irvine Welsh is thrilled after his iconic novel Trainspotting was named Scotland's favourite book of the past 50 years.The gritty tome, about heroin addicts living in Edinburgh, was released to huge acclaim in...

How Irvine Welsh's Begbie Is Coming Back To Support Homeless People

When Irvine Welsh released Trainspotting back in 1993, it became a cult classic. And this wasn’t despite the harrowing subject matter, accented pros and consistent drug abuse, rather because of them. Now, after the film...

"The Filth" UK Premiere Sees James Mcavoy In What Might Be His Most Challenging Role Yet

Filth, Jon S. Baird’s adaptation of the eponymous Irvine Welsch novel Filth, starring James McAvoy. The actor, known for his roles in X-Men: First Class, Wanted and, once upon a time The Chronicles of Narnia,...

James Mcavoy Is Filthy Good In Movie Version Of Irvine Welsh's 'Filth' [Trailer + Pictures]

It was an ambitious project, but one that seems to have paid off. Transferring Irvine Welsh’s brilliantly disgusting character, Bruce Robertson from page to screen in Filth sees James McAvoy excel, further swelling his already...

Riding High - James Mcavoy Will Take On Any Role, Even Jimmy Savile

With his role in Filth, James McAvoy is a liberated man. His talents have been celebrated, both on the screen and on stage, and with a wave of critical praise pushing him forward, he’s ready...

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