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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...

Cinderella Has Fairytale Start At The U.s. Box Office

Kenneth Branagh's live-action take on the fairytale, starring Lily James and Richard Madden, waltzed to the top of the American film charts, grossing almost $60 million (GBP40 million) more than second-placed Run All...

Lily James' Character Shrine

Lily James created a ''shrine'' to Cinderella.The 25-year-old actress worked hard with director Sir Kenneth Branagh on creating a backstory for her fairytale alter ego but was ''embarrassed'' to let her friends see the results.She...

'Cinderella' Eyes $70 Million Opening Weekend After Taking $23 Million On Friday

Kenneth Branagh’s live action reboot of Cinderella, starring ‘Downton Abbey’s’ Lily James looks set to rule the US box office this weekend, after taking $23 million on Friday. The film, which also stars Helena Bonham...

Cate Blanchett Wanted To Play Princess Cinderella Despite Advancing Age

Actress Cate Blanchett originally wanted to star as Disney princess Cinderella in the new Sir Kenneth Branagh movie because she was convinced filmmakers would be able to turn back the years with the use of...

Richard Madden Opens Up About Cinderella And Prince Charming's Equal Partnership

Richard Madden opens up about just how Cinderella and her Prince Charming get together, and how they rely on each other to free them from the restrictions in their lives in the forthcoming adaptation by...

'Cinderella' Villain Cate Blanchett Says Big Screen Fairytales Are Bringing Heroines To The Fore

Cate Blanchett talks about her exploration of the female superhero within Cinderella, ahead of the March 2015 release of Kenneth Branagh's vibrant re-telling of the Disney fairytale in which she stars as the title character's...

Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella Offers 'Modern Twist'

Sir Kenneth Branagh was determined his retelling of 'Cinderella' was relevant to a modern audience.The 54-year-old director confessed his live-action version of the classic fairytale - which stars Lily James and Richard Madden - needed...

Michael Keaton Felt Sure He'd Be Fired From Branagh's Much Ado

Michael Keaton felt sure he'd be fired from the set of Kenneth Branagh's Shakespeare movie Much Ado About Nothing - because he knew nothing about The Bard and the film's literary expert hated him.At the...

Kenneth Branagh's 'Cinderella' Premieres At Berlinale Film Festival, But What Did The Critics Think Of The Re-booted Fairytale?

Fairytales have certainly been going through a bit of a rebirth as of late, thanks to films like Maleficent, so logically next in line for the 21st century treatment was Cinderella, who has just been...

Lily James Admits Cinderella Is Not 'Swept Off Her Feet' In Live Action Re-boot

There's been astronomical success in modern fairytale reboots recently, with 'Cinderella' being the next to be released starring Lily James from 'Downton Abbey'. However, according to her, this movie presents a lot more modern themes...

Kenneth Branagh Launching Theatre Company

British thespian Sir Kenneth Branagh is set to launch his own theatre company in London's West End this autumn (15).The actor/director is finalising plans to kick off a season of plays at London's Garrick Theatre...

Game Of Thrones Star Richard Madden Takes A Turn In Disney's Cinematic Cinderella

Robb Stark has been resurrected! But, alas Game of Thrones fans, not in the capacity that you may have all been hoping. Instead, the Scottish actor, Richard Madden, who played the GOT character from 2011...

A Week In Movies: World Premieres For Lawrence, Cumberbatch And Jolie And New Trailers Arrive For Fifty Shades And Cinderella

After the world premiere in London last week, this week saw the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 walking the red carpet in Los Angeles just before the film arrived in cinemas. Cast...

Lily James Finds Her Prince Charming In The Latest 'Cinderella' Trailer [Trailer + Pictures]

Finally, Disney has unveiled the first full trailer for Kenneth Branagh's live action rendition of one of the world's most beloved fairytales: Cinderella. And it looks to be one of the most visually stunning fantasy...

Eddie Redmayne Measured Sleeping Fiancee's Finger

Eddie Redmayne checked his fiancée's ring size while she was sleeping.The 'Les Miserables' star, who is set to marry antique dealer Hannah Bagshawe in December, couldn't find any way to measure her finger before he...

Kenneth Branagh Wins Rave Reviews For New York Stage Debut

British thespian Kenneth Branagh is the new darling of the New York theatre scene after winning rave reviews for his "epic" and "breathtaking" stage debut in the Big Apple.The actor/director took his production of William...

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