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Daisy Ridley Set To Star In Spy Film A Woman Of No Importance

Daisy Ridley is set to star in new spy film 'A Woman of No Importance'.The film will tell the story of real-life American super-spy Virginia Hall and her journey to become one of the most...

Emma Watson Rejected Cinderella Film Before She Accepted 'Empowering' Beauty And The Beast Role

The British actress stars as Belle in the upcoming Beauty and the Beast, a live-action remake of Disney's 1991 animated classic of the same name.However, Emma reveals that she previously had the chance to play...

Willem Dafoe Stamps His Ticket For Murder On The Orient Express

Actor/filmmaker Branagh will portray Agatha Christie's beloved detective Hercule Poirot in the film, leading an ensemble cast which also includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, and Daisy Ridley. Now...

Ralph Fiennes Crowned Best Actor At London Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Ralph Fiennes was crowned Best Actor at the 2016 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.The 53-year-old actor picked up the accolade for his performances in both 'The Master Builder' and 'Richard III' at a star-studded bash...

Penelope Cruz Joins Murder On The Orient Express

Actor/filmmaker Branagh will portray Agatha Christie's beloved detective Hercule Poirot in the film, which will also feature Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael Pena, Judi Dench, and Josh Gad. And now Cruz...

Harry Styles' Acting Skills Get Thumbs Up From Hollywood Insider

Since British boyband One Direction started their hiatus in January (16), Harry has thrown himself into the acting world. His first feature film is Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, with fans eager to see how the singer...

Glenn Close Among Evening Standard Theatre Awards Contenders

The prizegiving, which will honour the best performances and plays in U.K. theatres over the past year, will take place at London's Old Vic theatre on 13 November (16). Close's performance as...

Tom Hardy Set To Play Ernest Shackleton In New Film

Tom Hardy is in talks to play Sir Ernest Shackleton in a new biopic.The 39-year-old actor has opened discussions with StudioCanal to take on the role of the real-life Polar explorer who led three British...

Josh Gad Joins Murder On The Orient Express Cast

The Frozen star has joined the likes of Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael Pena, and Judi Dench for the latest adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic thriller. Branagh, who will play...

Daisy Ridley And Judi Dench To Join Johnny Depp On Board 'Murder On The Orient Express'

The ensemble cast of Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express is shaping up to be pretty special.Branagh, who will direct and star in the adaptation, is to be joined by Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley,...

Dame Judi Dench & Michelle Pfeiffer On Board For Murder On The Orient Express Remake

Just hours after it was revealed Johnny Depp is considering a role in the latest adaptation of Agatha Christie's crime story, it was announced the leading ladies had signed up, together with Michael...

Johnny Depp In Talks To Board Murder On The Orient Express

Branagh will portray detective Hercule Poirot in the film, and Depp is close to landing another top role, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. also is already attached...

Leslie Odom Jr. Is In Talks To Star In The Remake Of Murder On The Orient Express

Leslie Odom Jr. is set to join the cast of 'Murder on the Orient Express'.It is not clear what role the 35-year-old actor - who won a Tony Award this year for Best Actor in...

Angelina Jolie Passes On Murder On The Orient Express

Angelina Jolie has decided not to star in 'Murder On The Orient Express'.The 'By the Sea' actress had been in early talks with 20th Century Fox about appearing in the adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1934...

Sir Kenneth Branagh's Romeo & Juliet Hit By Cast Injuries

Game of Thrones star Richard Madden had to abandon the role of the star-crossed lover in Romeo & Juliet after injuring his leg, and now his understudy Tom Hanson has also been forced...

John Hurt Withdraws From Play Due To Ill Health

The Alien star, who fought cancer last year (15), was due to perform opposite Kenneth Branagh as father and son Billy and Archie Rice in John Osborne's play about a music hall performer....

Angelina Jolie 'Set To Board Orient Express Film'

Bosses at Hollywood studio Twentieth Century Fox want the 41-year-old actress to take on the role of wealthy American Harriet Hubbard in the film, according to a report in Britain's Daily Mail newspaper....

From 'Romeo + Juliet' To Macbeth: 11 Of The Best William Shakespeare Adaptations In Cinema History

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of the world's most renowned playwright William Shakespeare, we reflect on the best interpretations of his work that have ever hit the big screen. From all Kenneth...

John Hurt Returning To West End Stage

The Alien actor, who was recently given the all-clear after a battle with pancreatic cancer, will star in the revival of the 1957 drama, about a family of music hall stars. He will...

Sir Kenneth Branagh Named Patron Of Shakespeare On Screen Programme

The Thor director and bosses at the movie agency will work together to present William Shakespeare productions throughout the year-long project. The first productions announced include a feature film, two shorts from all-female...

Billy Crystal Used Robert De Niro Impression To Calm Hamlet Nerves

Crystal was wracked with nerves as he prepared to shoot his scenes for the Shakespeare tragedy, because he feared he wouldn't be able to shake his New York accent, and would stand out...

Kenneth Branagh Play A Big Hit At U.k. Cinemas

The live broadcast of The Winter's Tale was the night's biggest box office draw in the U.K. as fans flocked to see the play on the big screen. The production hit 520...

Kenneth Branagh To Star In And Direct 'Murder On The Orient Express' Movie

Sir Kenneth Branagh is to play fictional Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in a film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express for Fox Studios that he will also be directing, according to reports.The 54 year...

Kenneth Branagh To Direct And Star In New Poirot Film

Twentieth Century Fox president Emma Watts has confirmed rumours the iconic novel is being rebooted for the big screen, and surprised fans by revealing Kenneth will direct the project and star as Belgian...

Sir Kenneth Branagh To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From London Critics' Circle

Sir Kenneth Branagh has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award by Britain’s most well-established critics organisation. The London Film Critics’ Circle has announced that the impresario will be given the Dilys Powell Award for...

Kenneth Branagh To Be Honoured By London Critics' Circle

The Thor director will receive the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film, which is named after the late British author and critic, during an awards ceremony at The May Fair Hotel in...

Children's Book Author Tapped To Write New Iron Man Novel

Colfer, the man behind the beloved Artemis Fowl series of children's books, plans to release his take on Tony Stark's alter-ego next autumn (16). Announcing the news on Tuesday (03Nov15), the Wexford-based...

Kenneth Branagh Pays Tribute To Late Wallander Author

Mankell passed away in his sleep in Gothenburg, Sweden, aged 67, following a battle with cancer. He is best known for creating police detective Kurt Wallander for a series of crime...

Wallander Writer Henning Mankell Dies

Mankell, best known for creating fictional detective Kurt Wallander, passed away in Gothenburg, Sweden on Monday (05Oct15). His death was confirmed in a statement released by his publishing house, Leopard Forlag....

Kenneth Branagh's Wife Sparked Chris Hemsworth Strip

Revered actor Kenneth stepped behind the camera to helm the action fantasy movie and he cast the young Australian in the lead role. He admits he was reluctant to encourage the actor...

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