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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...

Kenneth Branagh Signs On For Artemis Fowl Movie Adaptation

Plans for a big screen version of author Eoin Colfer's young adult series have been in the works since 2001, when bosses at Miramax Films owned the rights. Disney executives took over...

Kenneth Branagh Battled Depression After Playing Nazi Officer

The Hamlet star portrayed German official Reinhard Heydrich in the Holocaust-themed TV movie, and he admits the sombre project left him battling the blues. He tells Britain's The Guardian newspaper, "It led...

Sir Kenneth Branagh To Direct Murder On The Orient Express

Sir Kenneth Branagh is reportedly preparing to direct an adaptation of Agatha Christie's 'Murder On The Orient Express'.The 54-year-old star, who helmed the recent Disney version of 'Cinderella', has been locked in discussions with 20th...

Martin Scorsese To Film Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth Play

The British thespian directed and starred in a critically-acclaimed adaptation of the William Shakespeare play for the Manchester International Festival in 2013, and Scorsese saw the production when it was revived in New...

Lily James To Star In Baby Driver

Lily James will star opposite Ansel Elgort in 'Baby Driver'. The 26-year-old actress - who is best known for her portrayal of Lady Rose in the British period drama series 'Downton Abbey' and as Cinderella...

Kenneth Branagh To Star In Four Plays Within One Season

The Cinderella director's organisation will kick off a year-long residency at London's Garrick Theatre in October (15) with an adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale, and Branagh will return to the stage...

Disney Plan Live Action Winnie The Pooh

Disney are planning a live-action remake of Winnie The Pooh. The company are said to be working on a new adventure featuring AA Milne's iconic character following on from the success of their adapted fairytale...

Kenneth Branagh: Lily And Cinderella Have Lovely Hearts

Kenneth Branagh cast Lily James in 'Cinderella' because she has a ''lovely heart'' just like the character.The 54-year-old filmmaker knew the 'Downton Abbey' star would be perfect in the lead role of his reimagining of...

Lily James' Dream Came True With 'Cinderella' Casting

After their postmodern live-action remakes of 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Sleeping Beauty' (as 'Maleficent'), Disney has taken a much more traditional approach to the diamond in the crown, 'Cinderella'. This includes hiring an actress who...

Kenneth Branagh 'Hopeful' Of Martin Scorsese Directing Macbeth

Sir Kenneth Branagh is ''very hopeful'' Martin Scorsese will direct a movie adaptation of his 2013 'Macbeth' stage production.The acclaimed directors were said to have staged informal discussions about the idea a few months ago,...

Lily James' Can't Live Without Converse

Lily James cannot live without her Converse shoes. The 'Cinderella' actress - who recently revealed the glass slipper from the film cost more than her own house - has far more affordable taste in footwear...

Kenneth Branagh Insists 'Ordinary' People Can Excel In Cinema

Sir Kenneth Branagh thinks he's living proof that normal people can make it in the film industry.The 54-year-old star - who directed Disney's romantic fantasy film 'Cinderella' - thinks that although there are obstacles standing...

Sir Kenneth Branagh Explains Scale Of Cinderella Challenge

Sir Kenneth Branagh found making 'Cinderella' as intimidating as tackling a William Shakespeare production.The 54-year-old director is responsible for the new Disney movie production of the classic fairytale and insists he can't distinguish between 'Cinderella'...

"Cinderella's" $70 Million Debut Is Just A Part Of The Well-oiled Disney Machine

Cinderella’s super successful release this weekend proves two things.1. People will watch almost anything, if it’s colourful, loud and features Cate Blanchett and2. There is still money to be...

'Cinderella' Has Fairytale Us Debut Taking Over $70 Million At Weekend Box Office

It looks as if Disney has cast another spell over the US box office, as the studio’s live action reimagining of Cinderella has come out on top this weekend, taking $70.1 million domestically.Lily James as...

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