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Elton John Reveals Secrets For Biopic

Sir Elton John has revealed the secrets of his rehab diaries for his upcoming biopic starring Tom Hardy. The 'Dark Knight Rises' star is to portray the 67-year-old musician in a new film, which will...

Tom Hardy To Portray Elton John?

Tom Hardy is wanted for a Sir Elton John biopic.Director Michael Gracey has taken on the project titled 'Rocketman' and is reportedly keen for the 'Dark Knight Rises' actor to take on the lead role,...

Justin Timberlake To Play Elton John?

Sir Elton John wants Justin Timberlake to play him in his forthcoming biopic. The legendary singer has revealed the script has been written for the movie - provisionally entitled 'Rocket Man' - and casting will...

Elton John Making Movie Biopic

Sir Elton John is to make a biopic about his life.The legendary singer and his partner David Furnish - who own production company Rocket Pictures - have teamed up playwright Lee Hall to create 'Rocketman',...

Elton John Wants Downey Jr. In Biopic

Sir Elton John would like to see Robert Downey Jr. play him in the planned film about his life. The 'Rocket Man' singer has already announced there is a film based on his life planned,...

Elton John Working On Biopic

Sir Elton John is working on a movie of his "crazy" life.The 'Crocodile Rock' hitmaker and partner David Furnish - who became fathers to son Zachary, who was born through a surrogate mother, on Christmas...

Billy Elliott Creator To Tackle Pink Floyd Musical

Plans for a stage adaptation of PINK FLOYD rock opera THE WALL are picking up pace - former frontman ROGER WATERS has hired BILLY ELLIOT creator LEE HALL to help him write it.Originally a concept...

Spielberg Takes On World War I

STEVEN SPIELBERG is teaming up with BILLY ELLIOTT writer LEE HALL to take a World War I novel to the big screen.The Hollywood icon has bought the rights to Michael Morpurgo's 1982 book Warhorse, which...

Billy Elliot Rules Laurence Olivier Awards

The SIR ELTON JOHN-scored musical BILLY ELLIOT was the big winner at the Laurence Olivier Awards in London last night (26FEB06) - scooping four prizes. The show's teen stars JAMES LOMAS, GEORGE MAGUIRE and...

Elton Wins Theatre Award For Billy Elliott

SIR ELTON JOHN and director STEPHEN DALDRY are celebrating after their hit London show BILLY ELLIOTT was named Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards last night (27NOV05). Lyricist LEE HALL, Daldry, John...

Elton Wept At Opening Night

SIR ELTON JOHN wept at the opening night of his new musical, based on the movie BILLY ELLIOT. The music legend admits he cried when he first saw the film at the 2000 CANNES...

Billy Elliot's Anti-thatcher Song Shocks Audiences

London stage show BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL is attracting controversy by featuring a song eagerly anticipating the death of former British Prime Minister MARGARET THATCHER. The tune, written by SIR ELTON JOHN and lyricist...

Waters Taking The Wall To The Stage

Veteran PINK FLOYD rocker ROGER WATERS is adapting the band's classic album THE WALL into a stage musical - and he's recruiting leading players in London's theatre world to work on the project. First...

John's Musical 'Terrifies' Billy Elliot Writer

BILLY ELLIOT writer LEE HALL was "terrified" by the prospect of writing songs for the film's musical version with music legend SIR ELTON JOHN. The pair formed a partnership, Hall writing lyrics and John...

Elton Joy To Sing With Billy

SIR ELTON JOHN jumped at the chance to write the music for the forthcoming BILLY ELLIOT musical because the movie so closely mirrored his own life. The film's director STEPHEN DALDRY and writer LEE...

Thompson 'Tweaks' Pride And Prejudice

OSCAR winner EMMA THOMPSON has been called in the help adapt the script for the new film version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Thompson starred and wrote the screenplay for 1995 hit SENSE AND SENSIBILITY...

Thousands Audition For Billy Elliot Role

More than 3,000 boys have auditioned for the title role in BILLY ELLIOT - THE MUSICAL, which is now scheduled to open in London on 11 March (04). ELTON JOHN wrote the score for...

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David Bowie Wins Big, But Grime Artists Go Home Empty-Handed At The 2017 BRIT Awards

David Bowie Wins Big, But Grime Artists Go Home Empty-Handed At The 2017 BRIT Awards

David Bowie and Rag'n'Bone Man both won two awards at the 2017 BRIT Awards at the O2 Arena in London last night.

Skepta To Headline Wireless Festival 2017 With Chance The Rapper And The Weeknd

Skepta To Headline Wireless Festival 2017 With Chance The Rapper And The Weeknd

The grime superstar will top the bill on Saturday night at Finsbury Park's Wireless Festival in July, with The Weeknd and Chance The Rapper also...

Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman' Reportedly Moving To Netflix

Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman' Reportedly Moving To Netflix

Martin Scorsese's upcoming 'The Irishman', featuring Robert De Niro, is reportedly moving to Netflix from Paramount.

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