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Jones Turns 80 With Driving Miss Daisy Party

Veteran actor JAMES EARL JONES celebrated his 80th birthday in style on Monday (17Jan11) - his DRIVING MISS DAISY co-stars threw a party to mark the milestone.The Star Wars legend is currently starring in the...

James Earl Jones Got $7,000 To Become Darth Vader's Voice

While according to Star Wars lore, James Earl Jones was paid only $9,000 in 1977 to provide the voice of Darth Vader in George Lucas's original film ( Star Wars A New Hope ) Jones...

Redgrave & Jones Continue Driving Miss Daisy Until April

Veteran stars VANESSA REDGRAVE and JAMES EARL JONES have turned DRIVING MISS DAISY into such a big Broadway hit, they've extended their stage run by a further 10 weeks.The Tony Award-winners were due to bow...

Jones Thought Sesame Street Would Be A Flop

Hollywood actor JAMES EARL JONES was convinced longrunning children's series SESAME STREET would be a big flop - because he feared the colourful puppets would be "too scary for kids".The Star Wars legend joined pal...

Jones Desperate For 'Hamburger Guy' Role In Coming To America

Veteran actor JAMES EARL JONES was envious of his COMING TO AMERICA co-star JOHN AMOS the entire time they were on set - because he desperately wanted to play "the hamburger guy" instead of portraying...

James Earl Jones Gets Morgan Freeman's Seal Of Approval

JAMES EARL JONES was given the seal of approval by MORGAN FREEMAN to star in a Broadway version of 'Driving Miss Daisy', reports the Associated Press. 73-year-old Freeman starred in the 1989 Oscar winning film...

The Force Won't Be With Him

David Prowse, the actor wearing the Darth Vader costume in the original Star Wars movies has disclosed that he has been barred from attending "official" Star Wars conventions, including the upcoming Celebration V. Prowse, who...

Redgrave & Jones To Take Driving Miss Daisy To Broadway

VANESSA REDGRAVE and JAMES EARL JONES are to team up onstage for the Broadway debut of DRIVING MISS DAISY.The Tony Award-winners will recreate roles played on the big screen by Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman...

Jones: 'I'll Never Retire'

Veteran star JAMES EARL JONES has vowed to "never retire" - because he can't get enough of acting.The 79 year old began his career in the 1950s, and has had a string of notable roles...

Washington Turned Down Fences

DENZEL WASHINGTON repeatedly turned down his upcoming role in Broadway's FENCES for years - because he was convinced he was too young to follow in the footsteps of JAMES EARL JONES.In April (10), Washington will...

Jones Is Most Trustworthy Star

STAR WARS villain JAMES EARL JONES has been voted the most trustworthy celebrity in a new poll - seeing off competition from TOM HANKS and MICHAEL J. FOX.Jones, who voiced Darth Vader in the epic...

Jones Defends All-black Stage Cast

Veteran star JAMES EARL JONES has defended his casting in a traditionally white role for a new West End version of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, insisting he can relate to his character as...

Jones Is A Goat Farmer

Movie veteran JAMES EARL JONES has a secret passion for goats. The actor, who picked up a Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement honour in Los Angeles on Sunday night (25Jan09), grew up on a goat...

Whitaker To Present Jones With Sag Lifetime Achievement Award

FOREST WHITAKER will cap off an amazing week at the SAG Awards on Sunday (25Jan09) by presenting JAMES EARL JONES with his Lifetime Achievement prize. The Oscar winner was in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration...

Jones Still Struggles With Speech Impediment

JAMES EARL JONES still struggles with the debilitating stutter which prompted him to give up speaking as a teen - 60 years after a dedicated teacher pushed him to overcome the impediment. Jones, 78, has...

Lenny Henry To Make Stage Debut In Othello Tour

Lenny Henry will take on one of Shakespeare's most demanding roles as he makes his stage debut, it has been announced.The comedian, 50, is to take the lead role in a touring production of Othello...

By on 02 October 2008

Earth Will Be First Film From Disney's New Nature Branch

Walt Disney Co has launched a new film label charged with producing environmental and wildlife features for the big screen.And the first Disneynature release, on April 22nd 2009, will be Earth, a movie adaptation of...

By on 22 April 2008

Jones Loves Swearing Broadway Role

Veteran actor JAMES EARL JONES loves his latest role in the new Broadway version of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF - because he gets to say "f**k" onstage. The 77-year-old Dr Strangelove star appears...

Wga Aids Aids Performers

The Writers Guild of America agreed to withdraw its pickets from the Paramount studio lot on Saturday so that Elizabeth Taylor and James Earl Jones would not have to cross their lines to give an...

James Earl Jones Marks 4th July

JAMES EARL JONES marked the America's 4th of July celebrations with a reading from the Declaration of Independence in Pennsylvania. The Emmy-award winning actor was joined by local school children at the National Constitution Center...

Hanks Voted Most Trusted Star

Tom Hanks tops Forbesmagazine's list of 1,500 movie and TV stars as America's most trusted celebrity. More surprising perhaps is the choice of the second- and third-place finishers. Coming in behind Hanks is TV cook/talk-show...

Hanks Is America's Most Trusted Celebrity

Oscar-winning actor TOM HANKS has been named the most trusted celebrity in the US by business publication Forbes. The FORREST GUMP star topped a list of 1,500 celebrities ranked for supposed trustworthiness, beating TV star...

Broadway Star Jones Dies

Broadway veteran ROBERT EARL JONES has died at the age of 96. The actor, who's son JAMES EARL JONES found fame voicing DARTH VADER in the STAR WARS movies, passed away at the Lillian Booth...

Prowse Sceptical About Condensed Star Wars Show

STAR WARS actor DAVID PROWSE is unconvinced the Reduced Shakespeare Company's condensed show based on the sci-fi movies will do justice to GEORGE LUCAS' hit franchise. Prowse played DARTH VADER in the original trilogy of...

Jones Stars As Thurgood

Hollywood star JAMES EARL JONES is set to star as United States Supreme Court Justice THURGOOD MARSHALL in new play, THURGOOD. The STAR WARS actor will take on the role of the first black man...

Celebrity Agent Jailed For Defrauding Stars

Celebrity booking agent ALAN WALKER has been jailed for five years after defrauding his famous clients, including basketball ace EARVIN 'MAGIC' JOHNSON, actor JAMES EARL JONES and 60 MINUTES host ANDY ROONEY. Walker, president...

Golden Pond To Close After Jones' Slow Recuperation

LATEST: The New York production of ON GOLDEN POND will close indefinitely on Sunday (26JUN05) because its star, JAMES EARL JONES is unable to recover from pneumonia in time to save the show. Earlier...

On Golden Pond Revival Faces Closure

The Broadway revival of ON GOLDEN POND is set to close on Sunday (26JUN05) unless its ailing star, JAMES EARL JONES, can return to the production next week (ends01JUL05). Jones, 74, has been replaced...

Spamalot Lands 14 Tony Nominations

Hit musical MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT has wowed theatre's toughest critics to pick up a staggering 14 TONY nominations. The medieval musical, loosely based on wacky movie MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, led the...

Lucas Makes Star Wars Changes

Perfectionist film-maker GEORGE LUCAS has made a few major changes in the original STAR WARS trilogy as he releases the films on DVD today (21SEP04). The sci-fi mogul tampered with the original Star Wars...

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