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Michael Winner Slams David Cameron's Call For British Blockbuster Boost

Director Michael Winner has dismissed British Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to make the U.K. film industry "commercially successful" as nonsense, insisting moviemakers are unable to predict a sure-fire hit.Cameron visited the U.K.'s Pinewood Studios,...

Colorful Director Ken Russell Dead At 84

British director Ken Russell, the flamboyant director of such films as Women in Love, The Devils, and The Who's Tommy has died at age 84 of an apparent stroke. Active to the end, he reportedly...

Director Ken Russell Dies

Director Ken Russell has died.The Oscar nominated filmmaker passed away in hospital at the age of 84 on Sunday night (27.11.11) after suffering a series of strokes, his son Alex Verney-Elliott confirmed.He said: "My father...

Sick Michael Winner Promises To Be Fit And Strong For One Man Show

Ailing former moviemaker Michael Winner has vowed to fight his way back to full health in time for his one man show on Tuesday (08Nov11).The director-turned-restaurant critic was hospitalised with suspected E. coli poisoning last...

Winner Smuggled Haute Cuisine Into Hospital

Former moviemaker Michael Winner sent his wife out to buy him Michelin-starred meals during his recent health scare - because he doesn't trust hospital food.The director-turned-restaurant reviewer fell ill earlier this month (Oct11) after eating...

Michael Winner Banned From Eating Red Meat

Moviemaker-turned-food critic Michael Winner has been banned from eating red meat after he was hospitalised with suspected E. coli poisoning earlier this month (Oct11).The Death Wish director collapsed and was taken to a medical centre...

Sir Michael Caine Spent Years Urging Michael Winner To Wed

Sir Michael Caine was delighted to see Michael Winner walk down the aisle earlier this month (Sep11), because it took the actor nine years to persuade his friend to finally get married.The 75-year-old Death Wish...

Michael Winner Marries

Moviemaker Michael Winner has married his longtime partner in London after a courtship of more than 50 years.The 75-year-old Death Wish director exchanged vows with his fiancee Geraldine Lynton-Edwards, 70, at Chelsea Old Town Hall...

Michael Winner To Wed In Pyjamas

Filmmaker Michael Winner will be wearing his night clothes when he weds his longterm partner on Monday (19Sep11) as he is determined to keep the ceremony casual.The Death Wish director will marry for the first...

Caine And Wife Will Be Sole Guests At Winner Wedding

Sir Michael Caine and his wife Shakira will be the only two guests at director Michael Winner's wedding later this month (Sep11).The Death Wish moviemaker is to marry his longterm partner Geraldine Lynton-Edwards at Chelsea...

Michael Winner House On The Market For $96 Million

British filmmaker Michael Winner has put his childhood home up for sale for $96 million (£60 million).The Death Wish director had hoped to leave the lavish mansion in Holland Park, west London "to the nation",...

Director Michael Winner To Wed For First Time At 75

Director Michael Winner is set to get married for the first time next month (Sep11) - at the age of 75.The Death Wish moviemaker has been engaged to fiancee Geraldine Lynton-Edwards for four years, and...

Winner Approves Of UK Film Council Closure

British moviemaker MICHAEL WINNER has launched an attack on the actors attempting to save the UK Film Council (UKFC), branding their campaign a "load of rubbish".The UKFC, which was established to develop and promote British...

Winner Refuses To Curb Spending

DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER is refusing to curb his lavish spending habits even though he is $13.5 million (£9 million) in debt.The British moviemaker admits he spends $142,500 (£95,000) on holidays every year, and...

Winner Washes Hair With Beer

Veteran movie-maker MICHAEL WINNER has a bizarre beauty regime - he washes his hair with beer.The Death Wish director soaks his thinning locks every day to boost their volume and keep them tangle-free, but deliberately...

Cleese Could Lose Property In Divorce Battle

MONTY PYTHON star JOHN CLEESE will lose his New York apartment and plush London home in a bitter divorce battle, according to the actor's pal MICHAEL WINNER. The actor is currently divorcing estranged spouse Alyce...

Simpson To Star In Winner's Next Film?

British film director MICHAEL WINNER is hoping his pal O.J. SIMPSON will star in his next movie. The Death Wish hitmaker forged an unlikely friendship with the sportsman-turned-actor last year (07) and now the pair...

Mirren Still Bitter About Winner's 'Sexist' Treatment Of Her

HELEN MIRREN has slammed director MICHAEL WINNER for his "sexist" attitude towards women, accusing him of treating her like "a piece of meat" when she was an aspiring actress. The Queen star met Winner once...

The Things They Say 6381

"I have stared in the face of death and I can tell you, it's just boring." DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER on contracting a life-threatening disease that left him far from impressed.

Winner To Leave Home To British Public

Filmmaker MICHAEL WINNER is so set on turning his London mansion into a public museum after his death, he has the instruction written into his will. The Death Wish director claims the 46-room building is...

Lancaster 'Wished Death' On Winner

Veteran film director MICHAEL WINNER once feared for his life - when Hollywood royalty BURT LANCASTER tried to kill him. Winner, 72, - who is known for his fiery temper - clashed with Lancaster while...

Winner Welcomes Gay Rumours

Ageing film director MICHAEL WINNER encourages people to assume he's gay - so his roving eye can wander without interruption. The Death Wish moviemaker, 72, has been dogged by questions regarding his sexuality despite being...

Winner Considered Suicide

British film director MICHAEL WINNER considered killing himself after contracting a rare virus that almost cost him a leg. The 72-year-old fell ill after eating a bad oyster while celebrating Christmas (06) in Barbados, and...

Winner In Great Spirits After Beating Rare Disease

British film director MICHAEL WINNER has beaten the virus that almost killed him, after a five month battle. The 72-year-old was discharged from a London hospital on Friday (8Jun07) almost six months after he was...

Winner's New Lease On Life

British moviemaker MICHAEL WINNER is toasting a more positive outlook on life after overcoming his life-threatening illness last year (DEC06). The 72-year-old DEATH WISH director beat the deadly bug he caught while holidaying abroad at...

Winner Defeats Rare Killer Disease

LATEST: British film director MICHAEL WINNER has narrowly escaped death after beating a rare disease he caught from eating an oyster. Winner contracted Vibrio vulnificus - a virus that lives in warm water and is...

Winner Blasts Amputation Stories

DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER has blasted suggestions he may be forced to have his leg amputated. The 71 year old British filmmaker is being treated in a London hospital after suffering blistering to his...

Winner Fights Back

LATEST: Fears that DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER may be forced to have his leg amputated have been played down by his spokesperson, who insists "he is making good progress". The filmmaker is in a...

Winner: 'I'd Rather Die Than Lose My Leg'

DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER has defied doctors' advice to amputate his diseased leg, insisting he would "rather die than have it cut off". The filmmaker is in a critical condition in the private London...

Winner Rushed To Hospital

DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER has been rushed to hospital while holidaying in Barbados after suffering an allergic reaction to medication. The filmmaker was carried by ambulance to the island's Bayview Hospital yesterday (03JAN06) but...

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