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Branagh Swaps Superheroes For The Stage

THOR director KENNETH BRANAGH is taking a break from movies to star in a play in his Northern Ireland hometown.The British thespian stepped behind the camera last year (10) to direct the upcoming superhero blockbuster,...

Michael Caine For Sci-fi Shakespeare

Sir Michael Caine is to appear in a science fiction version of 'Henry V'.The 'Harry Brown' star will reportedly be joined by Ray Winstone, Vinnie Jones, Gerard Depardieu and Derek Jacobi in the forthcoming adaptation...

Kenneth Branagh's Shakespearian Thor

Kenneth Branagh believes 'Thor' is like a Shakespeare play.The actor-and-director - best known for his adaptations of Shakespeare's plays - says he took on the job of directing the forthcoming superhero movie, because it reminded...

Emma Watson Negotiates Marilyn Role

Emma Watson has reportedly lined up her first post 'Harry Potter' role. The 20-year-old actress - who played Hermione Granger in all eight movies based on J.K. Rowling's bestselling books - has landed a part...

Portman Thrilled To Work With Branagh

Actress NATALIE PORTMAN has thanked KENNETH BRANAGH for her role in THOR - she only took on the part because he's in the director's chair.The Hollywood star will play female lead Jane Foster in the...

Natalie Portman's Branagh Love

Natalie Portman loves Kenneth BranaghThe actress says she wasn't interested in doing another blockbuster movie after starring in the three 'Star Wars' prequels until she found out the British star was directing the movie adaptation...

Kenneth Branagh To Act In Thor Sequel?

Kenneth Branagh would like to appear in a 'Thor' sequel.The actor-and-director - best known for his adaptations of Shakespeare's plays - has helmed the forthcoming superhero movie but has never been asked to star in...

Wallander Creator Caught Up In Gaza/israel High Seas Drama

The creator of KENNETH BRANAGH's TV detective KURT WALLANDER was one of the passengers aboard a ship attacked by Israeli soldiers on Monday (31May10).Author Henning Mankell was among the activists aboard a Gaza-bound aid flotilla...

Anthony Hopkins Set For Arabian Nights?

Sir Anthony Hopkins is set to play a villainous sorcerer in Chuck Russell's 'Arabian Nights'.The screen legend is apparently in the final stages of negotiations to portray sorcerer Pharotu in the upcoming period epic, which...

Troublesome Anthony Hopkins?

Sir Anthony Hopkins is reportedly causing problems on the set of 'Thor'. The British-born actor, who plays the role of Odin in the movie, is said to be directing his co-star Chris Hemsworth, who is...

Thompson: 'Work Saved Me'

British actress EMMA THOMPSON suffered from depression as her marriage to KENNETH BRANAGH fell apart - but writing the screenplay for SENSE AND SENSIBILITY saved her from "going under".The Nanny MCPhee star divorced the actor...

Branagh's Pleasure At Collins' Screening Payment

KENNETH BRANAGH's proudest moment as a filmmaker came at the screening of his low-budget movie IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER - when he handed glamorous actress JOAN COLLINS a cheque for her role in the film.The...

Russo Joins Hemsworth & Hopkins In Thor

RENE RUSSO has signed on to play THOR's mum in KENNETH BRANAGH's blockbuster movie adaptation of the Marvel comic book story.Russo will portray Frigga opposite Chris Hemsworth, as Thor, and Anthony Hopkins, who will portray...

Branagh's Wallander Leads Bafta Craft Awards

KENNETH BRANAGH's TV drama WALLANDER is leading the British Academy of Film and Television Arts craft awards - scooping four prizes for achievement behind the scenes. The BBC series, which stars Branagh as a Swedish detective,...

Branagh Ready For Thor Directing Job

KENNETH BRANAGH is ready to start directing forthcoming superhero flick THOR, it has been revealed.Speaking to Empire magazine, Kevin Feige, president of production at Marvel Studios, explained that the Shakespearean actor is ready to get...

By on 06 May 2009

Harry Hill Hat-trick At Bafta Tv Awards

Harry Hill's TV Burp saw the big-collared comedian claim his third prize at the Bafta Television awards on Sunday.The 44-year-old won best entertainment programme - beating Jonathan Ross, Ant and Dec and Stephen Fry to...

By on 27 April 2009

Branagh Lands Top British Academy Tv Award

KENNETH BRANAGH has walked away with his first producing honour, beating out DOCTOR WHO to land the Best Drama trophy for his series WALLANDER at the British Academy Television Awards. Branagh, who also stars as the...

Branagh Honoured At Bpg Awards

British thespian KENNETH BRANAGH has been honoured at the U.K.'s Broadcasting Press Guild Awards (BPG) - beating DOCTOR WHO star DAVID TENNANT to take the coveted Best Actor prize. The star was handed the trophy for...

Scandinavian Role Wins Branagh Award Shock

Actor Kenneth Branagh's TV exploits in Wallander have won him the best actor gong at today's Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.The Shakespearian specialist may have wowed audiences with his version of Hamlet, but it was for...

By on 27 March 2009

Branagh Leads British Academy Tv Awards

KENNETH BRANAGH is hoping for victory at this year's (09) British Academy Television Awards after receiving his first nomination as a producer for his series WALLANDER. Branagh, who also stars as the eponymous police inspector in...

Cate Blanchett Named Best Onscreen Monarch

Australian actress Cate Blanchett has been voted the best royal in film for her portrayal of English monarch Elizabeth I, in a new poll.The Oscar winner narrowly defeated Dame Helen Mirren's portrayal of Elizabeth II...

By on 06 March 2009

Samuel L Jackson To Unleash Fury In Iron Man 2

Samuel L Jackson has joined the growing cast of superhero sequel Iron Man 2 as spy Nick Fury, it has been confirmed.The Pulp Fiction star made a cameo as former war hero Fury in the...

By on 26 February 2009

Tennant's Hamlet Return Wins Event Of The Year

David Tennant's return to the London stage after back surgery has been named the theatre event of the year.The Doctor Who actor was forced to withdraw from the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) production of Hamlet...

By on 16 February 2009

Branagh Confirms Thor Rumours

British actor KENNETH BRANAGH has confirmed he is to direct new comic book movie THOR. The star - more famous for his roles onstage - has completed negotiations with Marvel bosses to helm the film,...

Stars Fight Over Illegal Downloads

Hollywood heavyweights including actor KENNETH BRANAGH and director RICHARD CURTIS are among the stars urging the British government to take action over illegal internet downloads. Branagh, Notting Hill moviemaker Curtis, and screenwriter Lynda La Plante...

Spacey And Branagh Go Head-to-head In London Theatre Awards

Actor/director KEVIN SPACEY will fight it out with KENNETH BRANAGH for the Best Actor prize at London's 2008 Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The American Beauty star is nominated for his role in the West End...

Branagh Clears Schedule To Take On Thor

Shakespearean actor KENNETH BRANAGH has stepped down as director of upcoming West End play HAMLET to take on the big-screen adaptation of Marvel comic THOR. The English star, who helmed and starred in the 1996...

Kenneth Branagh Withdraws From Jude Law's Hamlet

Jude Law will still play the Dane but for a different director after Kenneth Branagh pulled out of an upcoming production of Hamlet.Branagh was to direct the Shakespeare play as part of the Donmar Warehouse's...

By on 15 October 2008

Branagh In Talks To Direct Comic Book Movie

Shakespearean star KENNETH BRANAGH is the surprise favourite to direct the next big Marvel comic book movie THOR. The British actor - more famous for his roles onstage - is negotiating with Marvel bosses over...

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