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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...

17th April 2015

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...

3rd April 2015

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...

27th March 2015

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...

By Rich Cline | 27th March 2015

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,...

25th March 2015

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...

20th March 2015

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...

20th March 2015

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'...

19th March 2015

"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...

By Victoria Pavlova | 16th March 2015

'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...

By Stephanie Chase | 16th March 2015

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...

16th March 2015

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...

15th March 2015

'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...

By Stephanie Chase | 14th March 2015

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...

6th March 2015

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...

By Holly Williams | 20th February 2015

'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...

By Holly Williams | 17th February 2015

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...

16th February 2015

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...

16th February 2015

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...

By Stephanie Chase | 14th February 2015

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...

By Holly Williams | 9th February 2015

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...

30th January 2015

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...

By Charlotte Court | 21st November 2014

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...

By Rich Cline | 21st November 2014

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...

By Holly Williams | 19th November 2014

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...

26th October 2014

Fascinating Fact: 4259185

Actors Annette Bening, Ellen Burstyn, Lucy Liu, John Lithgow and Nathan Lane and director Oliver Stone were among the stars in the audience for Kenneth Branagh's final Macbeth performance at New York's Park Avenue Armory...

25th June 2014

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...

6th June 2014

Stars Back Prince Harry's Wounded Warriors Competition In New Clip

British royal Prince Harry has recruited big names including Daniel Craig, Sir Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy to make a video in support of his new sporting competition for war heroes.In September (14), more than...

30th May 2014

Disney Reveal 'Cinderella' Live Action Reimagining: How Dark Will It Be? [Trailer]

Disney has revealed the first teaser trailer for the upcoming live action reimagining of the classic fairytale, Cinderella. Starring Lily James in the titular role, Cinderella is set for release in April 2015 and will...

By Lauren James | 15th May 2014

Emma Thompson: 'I Was Too Bossy For Kenneth Branagh'

Oscar winner Emma Thompson has opened up about the failure of her first marriage to Kenneth Branagh, revealing she was a little too "bossy" for the actor/director.Now married to her Sense & Sensibility co-star Greg...

18th March 2014

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Leaked "Batman vs. Superman" Trailer Generates Extra Publicity

As far as publicity goes, the leaked Batman vs. Superman trailer may...

Watch The Old Meet The New As 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Excites Fans [Trailer & Pictures]

Star Wars fans got what they’d been waiting for on Thursday, as the...

Jennifer Lopez To Pay Tribute To The Late Selena Quintanilla

Almost two decades after portraying Selena Quintanilla on the big screen...

George Clooney Travels Through Time In The Mysterious 'Tomorrowland' [Trailer + Pictures]

It's now time to get excited for what looks to be one of the most visually...

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'Child 44' Is Praised And Banned

As 'Child 44' opens in cinemas this weekend, novelist Tom Rob Smith is praising Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace as the...

'A Little Chaos' Brings British Humour To A French Tale

The new period drama 'A Little Chaos' may be set in France in the 17th century, but its...

'Furious 7' Sparks The Rumour Mill

As the seventh 'Fast & Furious' movie continues to dominate the global box office, rumours are swirling about where...

Live At Leeds 2015: Great For Music, Great For Life In General

So, Live At Leeds is but two weeks away from bringing some of the...

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