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Record Noms For Hairspray

West End musical Hairspray has earned a record 11 nominations for the Laurence Olivier awards.The 60s-set hit has beaten the previous record of nine nods for a single production in one year, shared by Carousel...

By on 07 February 2008

Record Award Noms For Hairspray

West End musical Hairspray has earned a record 11 nominations for the Laurence Olivier awards.The 60s-set hit has beaten the previous record of nine nods for a single production in one year, shared by Carousel...

By on 07 February 2008

Library Gets Pinter Collection

The British Library has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning writer and playwright Harold Pinter.A collection of more than 150 boxes containing letters, manuscripts, scrapbooks, emails and photographs belonging to Pinter has been purchased by...

By on 12 December 2007

Caine: It's Tough For Jude

Sir Michael Caine has admitted that while he admires Jude Law's talent he does not envy the tabloid pressure faced by his Sleuth co-star.Caine and Law star opposite each other in the new movie, with...

By on 19 November 2007

Stars Attend Olivier Tribute

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH, DAME MAGGIE SMITH and SIR ANTHONY SHER have paid tribute to late acting great SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER, on what would have been his 100th birthday. Lord Olivier's widow Dame Joan Plowright also attended...

Olivier The Secret Agent?

British thespian SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER was an English spy during World War II, a new biography claims. Author Michael Munn alleges the Hamlet star was recruited by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to win...

Cannes To Celebrate Olivier Birth Centenary

Cannes Film Festival is to celebrate 100 years since the birth of SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER by screening a trilogy of his three Shakespearean epics. Baron Olivier produced, directed and starred in Henry V, Hamlet and...

Olivier Set For London Theatre Honour

Late British acting legend SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER will be honoured this month (May07) with a statue at the Royal National Theatre in London. On 22 May (07), it will be 100 years since the thespian's...

Plowright's Failing Sight Cost Her Royal Role

Actress DAME JOAN PLOWRIGHT missed out on a leading role in the Oscar-nominated movie THE QUEEN, because of her failing eyesight. Plowright, the widow of screen legend SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER, was due to play the...

Curtain Falls For London's Theatre Museum

London's legendary Theatre Museum has closed down after 20 years because of lack of finances to fund a major refurbishment. Its owner, the Victoria + Albert Museum, decided to shut its doors to the public...

Branagh, Caine + Law Team Up For Sleuth Remake

KENNETH BRANAGH will direct MICHAEL CAINE and JUDE LAW in the remake of classic movie SLEUTH. Caine, who played MILO TINDLE in the 1972 thriller will play co-star LAURENCE OLIVIER's part in the remake -...

Witherspoon To Star In Bunny Lake Remake

Oscar winner REESE WITHERSPOON is set to star in the remake of director OTTO PREMINGER's classic thriller BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING. The 1965 film surrounds the events that occur after a woman reports that her...

Jacobi: 'Real Fame Is Being Anonymous'

Veteran English actor SIR DEREK JACOBI has blasted celebrities who go out their way to be recognised, insisting real fame is being known for your work, not who you are. Jacobi is rarely troubled by...

Blessed Slams Theatre

Veteran actor BRIAN BLESSED has blasted the state of contemporary theatre as "boring" and is shunning the stage until the quality of acting improves The AS YOU LIKE IT star, 69, fell in love...

Hasselhoff Eyes Shakespeare

DAVID HASSELHOFF is desperate to prove he's more than just a TV and pop star - by trying his hand at a WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE play. The former BAYWATCH hunk believes he has what it takes...

50 Year-old Olivier Recording Finally Released

A lost audio tape featuring the late SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER starring in theatrical production THE ENTERTAINER has been discovered nearly 50 years after it was made. The footage was recorded at London's Palace Theatre in...

Branagh To Remake Sleuth With Caine And Law

KENNETH BRANAGH will direct the remake of SLEUTH featuring fellow British stars JUDE LAW and MICHAEL CAINE. This is the second time ANTHONY SHAFFER's play is getting made into a movie and the second time...

Olivier's Widow Clashes With Son

LATEST: SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER's widow DAME JOAN PLOWRIGHT has angered the late actor's son by publicly refusing to deny her husband's purported bisexuality. Last week (27AUG06) Olivier's third wife was asked on BBC Radio 4's...

Film Great Glenn Ford Dead At 90

Glenn Ford, who appeared in his first film in 1939 and his last in 1991, making 82 films between those years, has died in Beverly Hills at age 90. Some of his films are regarded...

Olivier Had 'Demons', Says Widow Answering Gay Question

SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER's widow DAME JOAN PLOWRIGHT dodged a question about the late actor's rumoured homosexual affairs yesterday (27AUG06) by simply recalling he had "demons". Plowright was asked on BBC Radio 4's DESERT ISLAND DISCS...

Olivier Widow Denies Affair

SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER's widow DAME JOAN PLOWRIGHT insists she did not begin her relationship with the legendary actor while he was married to actress VIVIEN LEIGH. Plowright met and fell in love with Olivier in...

Ratner To Remake Boys From Brazil

Movie maker BRETT RATNER has signed up to revamp cult 1978 thriller THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL. The original film, based on IRA LEVIN's novel of the same name, starred LAURENCE OLIVIER and GREGORY PECK, and...

Caine And Law To Team Up

Screen veteran SIR MICHAEL CAINE is planning to team up with JUDE LAW to remake classic 1972 movie SLEUTH. Caine played the lead in the original 1966 version of ALFIE - a role reprised by...

Olivier And Leigh's House For Sale

Late acting couple SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER and VIVIEN LEIGH's English country home is up for sale. The imposing Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire was the scene of many blazing rows between the tempestuous screen stars. The...

Actors Campaign For London Theatre Museum

DAME JUDI DENCH, DAME DIANA RIGG and VANESSA REDGRAVE are among the actors calling for London's Victoria And Albert Theatre Museum to remain open. The museum, which houses a collection of stage costumes including SIR...

Hopkins Slams London Stage

SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS has vowed never to return to London's National Theatre, because he finds stage acting "like prison" and the venue "depressing". The Welsh actor made his name treading the boards in the capital...

'Tax Evader' Olivier Paid $2.4 Million Not To Work

Legendary thespian SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER was paid the modern equivalent of $2.4 million (GBP1.4 million) not to make another film during the release of HENRY V - in case it was more successful than the...

Redgrave Given Late Dad's Approval

Actress LYNN REDGRAVE is convinced her late father gave her his blessing to write and perform a play in his honour. SIR MICHAEL REDGRAVE died in 1985, but the GODS AND MONSTERS actress felt...

Hopkins Compares Crowe To Olivier

SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS has hailed his former co-star RUSSELL CROWE as a modern-day SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER. Hopkins appeared alongside Crowe in SPOTSWOOD in 1992, at the beginning of the Australian actor's career, and was...

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