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'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...

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...

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...

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...

Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth A Triple Winner At Manchester Theatre Awards

Sir Kenneth Branagh has won another stage award for his acclaimed production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth.The star, who staged the tragedy in an old church in Manchester, England, has claimed the Best Actor prize for...

Tom Hiddleston: Fame Is Odd

Tom Hiddleston finds fame ''weird''.The 33-year-old actor wasn't prepared to be catapulted to the spotlight following his role as Loki in the 'Thor' and 'Avengers' movies and insists the new found attention caught him by...

'Wallander' Author Henning Mankell Reveals Advanced Stage Cancer

Henning Mankell has announced that he has cancer via an article in today's Göteborgs-Posten, a Swedish newspaper. The Swedish author, who is famous for his Inspector Kurt Wallander detective novels, described how he'd learned of...

Chris Pine Learns Acting Tips From Kevin Costner

Chris Pine admits he's learnt a lot about acting from Kevin Costner.The 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' star was initially nervous about working with his Oscar-winning co-star, but the anxieties soon subsided and he started picking...

Keira Knightley: 'Psychotic Working With Kenneth Branagh'

Keira Knightley says working with Kenneth Branagh on 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' was ''psychotic''.The 28-year-old actress plays male lead Jack Ryan's fiance Cathy Muller in the forthcoming film and was thrilled to work with the...

Keira Knightley Tired Of Characters Dying

Keira Knightley is tired of her characters dying in movies. The 28-year-old actress appeared on the red carpet for the European premiere of her latest film, 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' at the Vue cinema in...

Keira Knightley: Kenneth Branagh Is 'Massive Influence' On My Career

Keira Knightley says Kenneth Branagh has been a ''massive influence'' on her career.The actress stars in new action thriller 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit', which Branagh co-stars in and directed, and she has long desired to...

Chris Pine: Keira Knightley Is Fun

Chris Pine had a lot of ''fun'' working with Keira Knightley on 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'.The British actress plays the 'Star Trek Into Darkness' hunk's love interest in Kenneth Branagh's new spy thriller and Pine...

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Is A "Muffled" Reboot Of Tom Clancy's Cia Hero, Say Critics

As Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit prepares for release worldwide, the critics' reviews have been formed and filed and could determine whether many see the film or not this January. If you're a film fan who...

Kenneth Branagh Wants His Own Dog In Next Jack Ryan Film

Kenneth Branagh hopes the new Jack Ryan movie is a big hit so he can get his pet dog involved with the follow-up.The newly-knighted British star portrays Russian terrorist Viktor Cherevin in Jack Ryan: Shadow...

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