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Audrey Hepburn's My Fair Lady Dress Tops Priciest Memorabilia List


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A dress Audrey Hepburn wore during the racecourse scene in My Fair Lady has topped a list of the most expensive memorabilia in movie history.

The extravagant white-and-black gown from the 1964 musical sold for $4.5 million (£2.9 million) at auction in 2011, and is followed on the list by James Bond's Aston Martin car, featured in 007 classics Goldfinger and Thunderball, which took $4.1 million (£2.67 million) in 2010.

The piano from Rick's Cafe in Casablanca, which sold for $3.3 million (£2.2 million) last year (14), is third, closely followed by the Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard of Oz, which fetched $3.07 million (£2 million).

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Richard Chamberlain To Tackle Musical Favourite At Aids Benefit


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Veteran actor Richard Chamberlain will take to the stage to sing a classic tune from My Fair Lady at an Aids charity benefit on Saturday night (10May14).

The Dr. Kildare star will perform at the 30th annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E) in Los Angeles and show off his vocal skills with a rendition of I Could Have Danced All Night, famously lip-synched by Audrey Hepburn in the hit 1964 film.

He says, "I said, 'Well how about I Could Have Danced All Night? It's very happy and upbeat. We had a rehearsal... with the musical director and decided how to present it."

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My Fair Lady Adaptation Shelved


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The long-awaited remake of My Fair Lady has been shelved, according to Emma Thompson.

The British actress wrote the screenplay for a reboot of the 1964 musical which starred Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, but the project was hit with numerous delays.

Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan were both linked to the lead role, but rumoured director Danny Boyle reportedly dropped out and production never got off the ground.

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David Walliams And Sheridan Smith Reunite For My Fair Lady


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British funnyman David Walliams is set to reunite with actress Sheridan Smith for a new West End production of My Fair Lady.

Walliams first appeared alongside the Quartet star in a stage version of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in London earlier this year (13).

They are now teaming up again for a West End production of the classic musical, based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, with Walliams taking on the role of Professor Henry Higgins and Sheridan playing the character of Eliza Doolittle.

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Ralph Fiennes In The Running For My Fair Lady - Report


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Skyfall star Ralph Fiennes has emerged as the frontrunner to play Henry Higgins in a new Broadway production of beloved musical My Fair Lady.

Music mogul Clive Davis is working on the show with director Bartlett Sher and he recently revealed he was hoping to land Anne Hathaway and Colin Firth as his stars, but now it appears he has another actor in mind to play posh Higgins, who was portrayed onscreen by Rex Harrison, according to the New York Post.

My Fair Lady is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, about a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from a well-to-do professor.

Clive Davis To Offer Anne Hathaway Broadway Lead In My Fair Lady


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Music mogul Clive Davis has set his sights of persuading Anne Hathaway to star in a planned Broadway revival of stage hit My Fair Lady following her Oscar-nominated performance in movie musical Les Miserables.

The man who guided Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin and Alicia Keys to superstardom is working on a production on the New York stage and he has high hopes of landing Hathaway as his leading lady.

Davis tells USA Today that the actress and British star Colin Firth are his "first choices" to take on the roles of Eliza Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins. Firth was previously linked to a movie version of My Fair Lady in 2010, opposite Carey Mulligan, but the big screen plans fell through.

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Dominic West Lands My Fair Lady Role


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Actor Dominic West is to put his singing skills to the test after landing a leading role in a new U.K. production of My Fair Lady.

The Wire star will play Professor Henry Higgins in the musical, while young actress Carly Bawden has been cast as Eliza Doolittle.

West has never sung onstage, but director Daniel Evans is confident the Brit will be able to pull it off.

He tells Britain's Daily Mail, "Higgins was made for him. Dominic has the temperament for it, and he has the class... Dominic's an amazing actor. He'll be thorough, he'll be playful and he'll sing as much as he wants to sing and we'll discover what we need in rehearsals."

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Thompson: 'Hepburn Couldn't Act'


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Emma Thompson can't wait to see Audrey Hepburn replaced in a remake of My Fair Lady - because she's convinced the star couldn't sing or act.

Thompson is currently drafting a screenplay for the upcoming reworking of the 1964 musical in which Hepburn played Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle.

And the Brit plans to give her script a feminist makeover - because she couldn't stand Hepburn's "twee" portrayal of such an "extraordinary role".

She says, "I was thrilled to be asked to do it because, having a look at it, I thought that there needs to be a new version. I'm not hugely fond of the film. I find Audrey Hepburn fantastically twee.

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Mulligan Will Star In My Fair Lady, Says Thompson


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British actress Carey Mulligan has agreed to play the lead in the big screen remake of My Fair Lady, according to the movie's writer Emma Thompson.

The An Education star dismissed speculation earlier this month (Mar10) she was set to take the part of Eliza Doolittle, which was made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the 1964 musical.

She told WENN, "I would love to, but I'm not signed on to that."

But Thompson, who has penned the script for the remake, is adamant Mulligan has landed the part - and producers are still looking for the male lead, Henry Higgins.

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Anthony Andrews Overdoses On Water


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British TV actor Anthony Andrews is recovering in hospital with a bizarre illness - he's suffering a salt imbalance from drinking "several litres" of water.

Anthony - who starred alongside Jeremy Irons in BRIDESHEAD REVISITED - is resting before resuming his role as HENRY HIGGINS in My Fair Lady in London's West End after his aqua overdose.

His agent PENNY WILSON explains, "It does affect you if you drink too much and perspire without replacing the water in your system.

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