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Joseph Fiennes Almost Landed Star Wars Role

Joseph Fiennes was almost cast as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the 'Star Wars' prequels.The 46-year-old actor revealed he went to audition for the iconic role - which would have seen him star in 'The Phantom Menace',...

Joseph Fiennes Defends Michael Jackson Portrayal

Joseph Fiennes insists his portrayal of Michael Jackson wasn't offensive.The 46-year-old actor had shot an episode of Sky Arts series 'Urban Myths' centred around the late King of Pop's rumoured road trip from New York...

Paris Jackson 'Surprised', But Thankful For Michael Jackson Comedy Cancellation

The Shakespeare in Love star was cast as the Thriller icon last year (16) for an episode of Sky Arts comedy Urban Myths, about an imagined road trip Jackson took with Marlon Brando...

Sky Cancels Broadcast Of 'Urban Myths' Episode Over Michael Jackson 'Whitewashing'

Sky have announced that they’re cancelling the broadcast of an episode of the forthcoming ‘Urban Myths’ series following the outcry over the casting of Joseph Fiennes, a white actor, as Michael Jackson.Paris Jackson, the late...

Broadcaster Pulls Michael Jackson Tv Programme After Daughter's Criticism

The episode - part of a television series called Urban Myths - had been due to air on U.K. cable channel Sky Arts. Fiennes stars as Jackson in the programme, alongside Stockard Channing as Elizabeth...

Director Defends Decision To Cast Joseph Fiennes As Michael Jackson

The first trailer for Urban Myths, featuring the Shakespeare in Love singer as the pop superstar, debuted earlier this week (beg09Jan17), and Jackson's daughter and nephew were quick to criticise. Paris Jackson,...

Michael Jackson's Daughter Paris Says Joseph Fiennes Casting Makes Her "Want To Vomit"

Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris has added her voice to the backlash surrounding the ‘whitewashing’ in the casting of Joseph Fiennes, a white actor, as her father in the upcoming series ‘Urban Myths’.The 18 year old...

Michael Jackson's Family Appalled By Tv Show Portrayal Of King Of Pop

Various members of music's first family were far from impressed when the casting news was announced last year (16), and now they're livid after seeing the first scenes from Urban Myths. "It...

First Look At Joseph Fiennes As Michael Jackson In 'Urban Myths' Series

The first trailer for the upcoming Sky Arts comedy series 'Urban Myths' has arrived and it's our first look at Joseph Fiennes as the late Michael Jackson. He's virtually unrecognisable under heavy prosthetics, though it...

Joseph Fiennes: 'I Cried When I Met The Pope'

The Shakespeare in Love star was granted an audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City, Italy on Wednesday (03Feb16) while he was in Rome to promote his new film Risen, in which he...

Stacey Dash: 'I Can't Wait To See Joseph Fiennes As Michael Jackson'

The Shakespeare in Love star admits even he was shocked when he was asked to portray the King of Pop in a new British half-hour comedy, and he can understand why fans are...

Joseph Fiennes Keen To See Bellini's Cherub At The Vatican

The Shakespeare in Love star will join castmates and director Kevin Reynolds for the upcoming special event, when leading Catholic officials will view the new movie about the last days of Jesus Christ,...

Joseph Fiennes Reacts To Michael Jackson Casting Criticism

Actor Joseph Fiennes has responded to criticism he’s received since being cast as Michael Jackson in an upcoming TV comedy. The outcry has stemmed from the fact that Fiennes, who is white, has been cast...

Joseph Fiennes Interviewed Olympian's War Camp Roommate For New Film

Liddell, who famously refused to run on Sundays due to his religious conviction, was working as a missionary in China when he was captured by the Japanese. He died in the camp in 1945.Shakespeare in...

Joseph Fiennes: 'I'm Probably The Same Colour As Michael Jackson'

Fiennes will take on the role of the Thriller star in a British TV special, which imagines a fictional car trip the pop superstar took with Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor from New...

Joseph Fiennes Cast As Michael Jackson In 9/11 Road Trip Comedy

Joseph Fiennes has been cast as Michael Jackson in one of the most bizarre-sounding TV shows of all time. According to The Guardian, Fiennes will play the King of Pop in a one-off special for...

Joseph Fiennes To Play Michael Jackson In Bizarre New Movie

The Shakespeare in Love star will tackle the King of Pop in a new movie, about an imagined cross-country trip he took with Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor from New York to Los...

Ranulph Fiennes Signs Up For Charity Role To Thank Life-saving Surgeon

The cousin of acting siblings Ralph and Joseph Fiennes suffered a heart attack in 2003 and after recovering, he became an active supporter of the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Now he has...

Joseph Fiennes To Star In Unofficial Chariots Of Fire Follow-up

The celebrated Hugh Hudson movie, set in the early 1920s, featured Ian Charleson as the Scottish Christian runner and Ben Cross as British Jew Harold Abrahams. The film picked up four Oscars,...

Stars To Study Shakespeare In New Tv Show

Morgan Freeman, Kim Cattrall and Joseph Fiennes are among the stars who have signed up to study the works of William Shakespeare in a new documentary series.The show, titled My Shakespeare, will feature celebrity hosts...

Tom Felton To Star In Biblical Epic

Tom Felton will star opposite Joseph Fiennes in 'Clavius'.The 'Harry Potter' actor and the 'Hercules' star have joined the cast of Kevin Reynolds' forthcoming biblical blockbuster, Deadline reports.The movie sees Fiennes play the titular Roman...

Ian Mcshane: Dwayne Johnson Perfect For Hercules

Ian McShane believes The Rock was the perfect choice to play Hercules. Former wrestler Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson portrays Hercules in Brett Ratner's big-screen adaptation of the Radical Studios graphic novel, and McShane - who...

Keira Knightley Campaigns For Women In Afghanistan

Keira Knightley and Salma Hayek are campaigning for women's rights in Afghanistan.The actresses are among a number of celebrities who have put their name to a letter which has been sent to UK Prime Minister...

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson To Join Terminator 5?

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is set to star alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Terminator 5'.The 'Fast and the Furious 6' actor is in talks to appear in the next movie in the action franchise and according...

Joseph Fiennes Calls For Ban On Polar Bear Trade

British actor Joseph Fiennes is hoping to stop the slaughter of polar bears by calling on the British government to support a proposed ban on the international trade of the animals' parts.The Shakespeare In Love...

Spolier Alert! What To Expect From American Horror Story Episode Two

If you thought the premiere of American Horror Story Season 2 was good, you had better prepare yourself for some serious thrills in episode two.If you don’t want to know what happens, then stop reading...

Jenna Dewan To Star In 'American Horror Story'

Jenna Dewan is joining the cast of 'American Horror Story'.The 31-year-old actress - the wife of Channing Tatum - is to star as Adam Levine's love interest in season two of the creepy FX show.The...

Jenna Dewan To Star In 'American Horror Story'

Jenna Dewan is joining the cast of 'American Horror Story'.The 31-year-old actress - the wife of Channing Tatum - is to star as Adam Levine's love interest in season two of the creepy FX show.The...

Jenna Dewan To Play Adam Levine's Love Interest In American Horror Story

Jenna Dewan will be joining Adam Levine in the second season of American Horror Story. Dewan, aged 31, will be playing Levine's love interest in the show, Entertainment Weekly reports. Although many details on the...

Martha Fiennes To Marry

The filmmaker sister of actors Ralph and Joseph Fiennes is engaged to marry.Martha Fiennes is to exchange vows again, just 10 months after the breakdown of her relationship to fellow director George Tiffin, the father...

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