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Kenneth Branagh Wins Over Critics With Stage Return

Sir Kenneth Branagh has won a slew of five star reviews for his stage comeback in Macbeth.The actor has returned to the theatre for the first time in five years with the title role in...

Sir Kenneth Branagh Brings Manchester To A Standstill With 'Macbeth'

Sir Kenneth Branagh cemented his reputation as one of Britain's finest actors with a debut performance as Macbeth, at a 281-capacity deconsecrated church in Manchester for the city's international festival. The mud-bath stage ran the...

Idris Elba Worried About 'Terrible' Us Accent

Idris Elba worried about his ''terrible'' American accent.The 'Pacific Rim' actor was relieved to learn he could retain his British accent in the new Hollywood blockbuster directed by Guillmero del Toro, because he can't quite...

Helena Bonham Carter Joins Cinderella

Helena Bonham Carter has joined the cast of 'Cinderella'.The 'Lone Ranger' actress has landed a role in another Disney movie, this time signing on to play Cinderella's fairy godmother in Kenneth Branagh's new take on...

Helena Bonham Carter To Play Fairy Godmother In Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella

Helena Bonham Carter is set to reunite with her ex-boyfriend Kenneth Branagh as the Fairy Godmother in a new movie version of classic fairytale Cinderella.Branagh will direct the live-action fantasy, which will feature Cate Blanchett...

Downton Abbey Star In Talks To Play Cinderella's Ugly Sister

Downton Abbey star Sophie Mcshera is reportedly in talks to play one of Cinderella's ugly sisters in Kenneth Branagh's star-studded movie adaptation of the classic fairytale.Lily James and Cate Blanchett have already been cast as...

Cinderella Casts An Evil Stepsister

Holliday Grainger will play an evil stepsister in 'Cinderella'.The 'Great Expectations' actress has landed a supporting role in Disney's upcoming re-imagining of the classic fairytale, playing one of the titular character's mean spirited sisters, according...

Game Of Thrones' Richard Madden Is Cinderella's Prince Charming

Richard Madden has landed the role of Prince Charming in 'Cinderella'.The 'Game of Thrones' actor has signed on for the lead-role in Disney's live action adaptation of the classic fairytale, directed by actor and filmmaker...

Disney's Cinderella Finds Prince Charming

Richard Madden will play Prince Charming in Disney's 'Cinderella'.The actor - best known for his role as Robb Stark in hit fantasy drama 'Game of Thrones' - has landed the lead male role in director...

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Game Of Thrones star Richard Madden has landed the coveted role of Prince Charming in Kenneth Branagh's movie adaptation of the classic fairytale Cinderella. The actor, who plays Robb Stark in the cult Tv fantasy...

A Week In News: Tributes Paid To George Jones, Tyler The Creator Finds Controversy, Lily Collins Goes Zombie-hunting

Why Baby Why: The country music world lost a true legend in the shape of George Jones last week. The musician was dubbed No Show George for his unpredictability throughout his touring career though he...

Downton Abbey Actress Lily James Takes Cinderella Role

Lily James will play 'Cinderella'.The 'Downton Abbey' star is set to portray the iconic princess in Disney's live action adaptation of the traditional fairytale, joining the lines of Cate Blanchett as the princess' evil stepmother.The...

The Slipper Fits! Lily James Snags Role As Disney's Cinderella: Who Is She?

The Downton Abbey actress Lily James has landed the role of Cinderella in Disney's live-action retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy-tale, reports Variety. Kenneth Branagh will direct the project, based on a script by...

Lily James To Play Cinderella

Lily James has been cast in 'Cinderella'.The 'Downton Abbey' actress has landed the lead role in Disney's live action adaptation of the classic fairytale story, which will also star Cate Blanchett as Cinderella's evil stepmother,...

Lily James To Play Cinderella

The glass shoe fits for Downton Abbey star Lily James - the Brit will play Cinderella in Kenneth Branagh's upcoming movie adaptation of the classic fairytale.The 24 year old, who plays flighty Lady Rose MACClare...

Lily James Chosen To Play Cinderella In New Disney Flick

Lily James, who found fame as Lady Rose MacClare in Downton Abbey, has been chosen by Disney to play Cinderella in their upcoming live-action reboot of the fairy tale. The English beauty has beaten off...

Alex Kingston Lands Lady Macbeth Role Alongside Kenneth Branagh

The actress Alex Kingston has been cast as Lady Macbeth, to star alongside Sir Kenneth Branagh in a new production of the Shakespearian tragedy. The new production of the play will be co-directed with the...

Alex Kingston To Star Opposite Kenneth Branagh In Macbeth

Actress Alex Kingston is preparing to tread the boards alongside Kenneth Branagh in a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth.The Er star will tackle the role of Lady MACbeth opposite Branagh as the Scottish...

The Things They Say: 3588121

"She said she had often seen these presented, and it was a thrill. She was amazed at how bright and polished it was and also how heavy it was." Sir Kenneth Branagh reveals Queen Elizabeth...

Queen Elizabeth Ii Lands Honorary Bafta

Queen Elizabeth Ii was handed an honorary British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) award by newly-knighted Sir Kenneth Branagh on Thursday (04Apr13) in recognition of her support for the industry.The My Week with...

Keira Knightley Brings 'Depth' To Jack Ryan

Keira Knightley brings ''depth'' to Kenneth Branagh's 'Jack Ryan'.The British actress stars as Cathy Ryan in the actor and director's upcoming thriller film, alongside Chris Pine as the titular character, and Kenneth knew she would...

If Emma Watson Isn't Doing 'Fifty Shades Of Grey,' Then Who Is?

Emma Watson is officially out of the running to play the submissive Anastasia Steele in Kelly Marcel's adaptation of the S&M novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' Watson - who, of course played Hermione Granger in...

Slipper Didn't Fit: Emma Watson Passes On Disney's 'Cinderella'

Emma Watson has weighed up the pros and cons of Kenneth Branagh's Walt Disney movie 'Cinderella' and determined that now is probably not the time to take another family friends kids movie.Last month, Variety's Marc...

Emma Watson Turns Down Cinderella

Emma Watson will not be playing 'Cinderella' in Kenneth Branagh's film.The 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' actress was rumoured to be starring in the 'Thor' director's new adaptation of the classic fairytale earlier this month,...

Emma Thompson And Kenneth Branagh Among Mourners At Richard Briers Send-off

Emma Thompson, Sir Kenneth Branagh and Felicity Kendal were among the stars who gathered at a memorial service in London on Wednesday (06Mar13) to pay tribute to late British actor Richard Briers.Hundreds of friends and...

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Actor and filmmaker Kenneth Branagh is returning to his stage roots and testing theatrical superstitions by performing William Shakespeare's Macbeth in a deconsecrated Manchester, England, church. Eleven years after he played Richard Iii at the...

Emma Watson In Talks For Cinderella

Emma Watson is set to star in 'Cinderella'.The 'Harry Potter' actress is in preliminary talks with Disney to play the lead role in Kenneth Branagh's live action take on the iconic fairy tale, according to...

The Things They Say: 3512906

"He was a national treasure, a great actor and a wonderful man. He was greatly loved and he will be deeply missed." Actor/director Sir Kenneth Branagh adds his tribute to Richard Briers, who died aged...

The Good Life: Legendary Tv Actor Richard Briers Dies Aged 79

Legendary television actor Richard Briers, who played the enduring Tom in BBC comedy The Good Life, has died at the age of 79. The actor, who also starred in Ever Decreasing Circles, Monarch of the...

Kate Winslet And Kenneth Branagh Drop Out Of War Film

Kate Winslet's planned reunion with her Hamlet co-star Kenneth Branagh has been called off after they both dropped out of an upcoming World War Ii movie.The Titanic actress, who appeared with Branagh in a 1996...

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