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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...

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...

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 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...

Kenneth Branagh To Direct Cinderella?

Kenneth Branagh is reportedly in talks to direct 'Cinderella'.The actor and 'Thor' director has been linked to Disney's latest remake of the classic fairytale just weeks after original director, Mark Romanek, departed from the project.The...

Kenneth Branagh To Direct Cinderella - Report

Kenneth Branagh has become Cinderella's fairy godfather after reportedly replacing Mark Romanek as the director of a new blockbuster about the girl with the glass slippers.Disney bosses have asked the Brit to take over the...

Floating Skulls At Their Ready: James Mcavoy To Take On Macbeth In New West End Production

James McAvoy can add future King of Scotland to his resumé when he takes to the West End stage early next year for a new production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, run by director Jamie Lloyd.The updated...

Chris Hemsworth: Thor 2 Will Be 'Organic'

Chris Hemsworth says 'Thor 2' will have a more ''organic'' feel to it.The 29-year-old actor admits Alan Taylor's fresh take on the sequel to the 2011 blockbuster about a powerful warrior cast out of the...

Jude Law And Michael Gambon Set For Bifa Honours

Jude Law and Sir Michael Gambon will be honoured at the British Independent Film Awards.The 'Alfie' actor is set to pick up the Variety Award for helping the British film industry gain international notoriety, while...

Kenneth Branagh To Return To Stage As Shakespeare's Macbeth

Newly-knighted actor/director Kenneth Branagh is heading back to the stage to make his debut as Macbeth.The Thor director, who became a Sir last week (ends09Nov12), will play Shakespeare's tragic king as part of next year's...

Kenneth Branagh Honoured By The Queen: Thats Sir Kenneth Now

Kenneth Branagh was honoured by the Queen at Buckingham Palace earlier this week, receiving his knighthood from the royal following his awarding of the title during her birthday honours list in June this year.The actor,...

Kenneth Branagh Declares Knighthood As The Icing On The Cake To A Great Year

Yesterday (Nov 9), Kenneth Branagh was officially made Sir Kenneth Branagh, with the actor declaring the day to be the pinnacle of "one hell of a year."The actor, who first bowed before the Queen after...

Arise Sir Kenneth: Kenneth Branagh Knighted By The Queen At Buckingham Palace

Actor/writer/director and all round renaissance-man Kenneth Branagh received his knighthood today at Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II, having been told of his accolade following the announcement of Queen's birthday honours in June this year.Sir...

Kenneth Branagh's Pride Over Knighthood

British actor/director Sir Kenneth Branagh has hailed Queen Elizabeth Ii's leadership after he was knighted by the monarch on Friday (09Nov12).The Oscar-nominated star was named as a recipient of the high-ranking award in the Queen's...

Kenneth Branagh? That's Sir Kenneth Branagh To You!

Kenneth Branagh has received his knighthood from the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to drama and the community of Northern Ireland. The Oscar-nominated actor, director and screenwriter, is best known for his Shakespearean works...

Kevin Costen Set For Spy Flick

Kevin Costner is set to star in a new secret service thriller.The 'Dances With Wolves' actor has been confirmed to play the lead in 'This Means War' director McG's upcoming fast-paced action film - until...

Keira Knightley Chose Jack Ryan Due To Thriller Love

Keira Knightley wanted to star in 'Jack Ryan' because she's ''always loved thrillers''.The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actress is a massive fan of the genre and was desperate to play the titular character's wife Cathy...

Chris Pine Thinks Jack Ryan Is Unique

Chris Pine says 'Jack Ryan' is completely different to other spy movies.The 32-year-old actor stars as the titular hero in the action packed reboot of Tom Clancy's famous franchise and he says his character is...

Kevin Costner To Star In Jack Ryan

Kevin Costner has landed a part in new movie 'Jack Ryan.'The 'Bodyguard' actor has agreed to appear in the latest instalment of the thriller franchise, which is being directed by Kenneth Branagh, and The Deal...

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