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Rickman Felt Sorry For Movie Sex Partners

20th November 2008

ALAN RICKMAN was left sickened and saddened by the sex scenes he had to perform in new movie NOBEL SON - because he felt sorry for the actresses he had to pretend to make love...

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Rickman Refuses To Chat About Snape

9th August 2008

British actor ALAN RICKMAN refuses to talk about his HARRY POTTER character SEVERUS SNAPE for fear of ruining the magic about Hogwarts' Professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts. The Truly, Madly, Deeply star always...

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Formula For 'Perfect Voice' Found

31st May 2008

Mariella Frostrup, Dame Judi Dench and Honor Blackman make up the perfect female voice, according to researchers.The most appealing male voices are Alan Rickman, Jeremy Irons and Michael Gambon, the research also found.Linguistics professor Andrew...

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Fascinating Fact 5391

30th May 2008

DAME JUDI DENCH and British actress HONOR BLACKMAN make up the perfect female voice, according to a new study. The research, conducted by linguistics at Sheffield University, England, claims the most appealing male voice is...

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Oscar-winning Director Anthony Minghella Dies At 54

18th March 2008

Anthony Minghella, the Oscar-winning director of The English Patient, has died aged 54, his agent has said.Minghella's movie directing career commenced with the 1990 romance Truly, Madly, Deeply, starring Julia Stevenson and Alan Rickman, and...

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Roth Her No Regrets After Missing Out On Potter's Snape

22nd January 2008

British tough guy TIM ROTH refuses to regret not grabbing a lead role in the HARRY POTTER movie franchise - because countryman ALAN RICKMAN is the perfect PROFESSOR SEVERUS SNAPE. Roth was offered the dark...

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Depp Terrifies Rickman With Lack Of Barber Shop Skills

10th December 2007

JOHNNY DEPP fears British thespian ALAN RICKMAN will never work with him again after terrifying his co-star with close shaves in new movie musical SWEENEY TODD. Depp feels sure Rickman hated the experience of having...

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Wine Merchant Sues Rickman Movie Bosses

1st August 2007

ALAN RICKMAN's new movie is facing delays after the British wine merchant he portrays in the film pressed legal action. Bottle Shock charts the infamous 1976 wine tasting competition in Paris when 11 experts were...

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Rickman + Pullman To Recreate Wine History

22nd July 2007

HARRY POTTER star ALAN RICKMAN and actor BILL PULLMAN will recreate the wine world's biggest shocker in a new film about the infamous 'Judgment of Paris.' Wine connoisseurs across the globe were stunned when upstart...

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Minogue 'Charmed' By Brown

16th March 2007

Pop superstar KYLIE MINOGUE was "charmed" by British Chancellor GORDON BROWN last month (FEB07) at a dinner party hosted by Australian author KATHY LETTE. The SPINNING AROUND singer was a guest at the meal in...

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Crowe 'Signs Up For Robin Hood Film'

1st February 2007

Russell Crowe has signed up to play the sheriff of Nottingham in a new version of Robin Hood.According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-winner will assume the role played by Alan Rickman in the 1991...

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The Things They Say 3688

4th January 2007

"Hollywood exists on a trinity of products - popcorn, coke and the movie. I'm not quite sure what means the most to them." Actor ALAN RICKMAN explains why he's wary of signing up for Tinseltown...

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Irish Unknown To Star Opposite Depp In Sweeney Todd

3rd January 2007

An unknown Irish actress has landed the dream role of JOHANNA opposite JOHNNY DEPP in TIM BURTON's star-studded musical SWEENEY TODD. Scottish Academy of Music and Drama student JAYNE WISENER will play the ingenue in...

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Movie Reviews: Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer

1st January 2007

Among the films being released in a few theaters so that it could qualify for Oscar nominations before the end of the year was Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, starring Dustin Hoffman, Ben Whishaw...

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Rickman Joins Sweeney Todd Cast

11th December 2006

Beloved British 'bad guy' ALAN RICKMAN is set to play the villain again after signing up for a role in TIM BURTON's movie adaptation of SWEENEY TODD. The thespian will play JUDGE TURPIN in the...

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Zeta-jones Furious With Dog Tribute

6th September 2006

CATHERINE ZETA-JONES was furious to learn her name was to inspire a canine character in new movie SNOW CAKE, and ordered her lawyers to halt the unflattering tribute immediately. The film, starring SIGOURNEY WEAVER and...

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Rickman Fights For Controversial Play

27th April 2006

LATEST: British acting veteran ALAN RICKMAN is making a last attempt to get his controversial play MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE on a New York City stage, after a theatre pulled out because of the...

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Radcliffe Portrait Sets National Portrait Gallery Record

12th April 2006

HARRY POTTER actor DANIEL RADCLIFFE has become the youngest non-royal to have an individual portrait displayed in London's prestigious National Portrait Gallery. Radcliffe, 16, was only 14 years old when he posed for artist STUART...

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Law To Honour Beckett

29th March 2006

Actor JUDE LAW and director ANTHONY MINGHELLA will honour the 100th anniversary of playwright SAMUEL BECKETT's birth at a charity production in Reading, England. Minghella will direct his COLD MOUNTAIN star alongside a cast including...

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Rickman's Peace Play Heads To London

25th March 2006

LATEST: Controversial play MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE has been transferred to London's West End after a New York theatre cancelled its run because of the current "political climate". The play, directed by actor ALAN...

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Rickman Outraged At Theatre 'Censorship'

28th February 2006

Actor ALAN RICKMAN is furious with a New York theatre company for postponing a play because of the current "political climate" - branding it "censorship". The LOVE ACTUALLY star, who directed the play at...

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Knightley Loves Macfayden's Ruggedness

10th August 2005

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY has hailed her PRIDE AND PREJUDICE co-star MATTHEW MacFAYDEN as perfect for his role as MR DARCY, because he has a handsome ruggedness present in RICHARD BURTON and ALAN RICKMAN. The 20-year-old...

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Filth Celebrate Hallowe'en With Spooky Novel

20th July 2005

Rockers CRADLE OF FILTH will celebrate Hallowe'en this year (31OCT05) by releasing a book which tells a fictional tale about the band's supernatural adventures. The currently untitled novel, written by music journalist GAVIN BADDELEY,...

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Bill + Ted Star To Direct Refugee Drama

13th July 2005

BILL + TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE star ALEX WINTER has written a script about the refugee crisis in Africa. The actor/director has spent the past three years secretly documenting the work of United Nations aid...

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Hoffman And Rickman Drawn To Perfume

15th March 2005

DUSTIN HOFFMAN and ALAN RICKMAN are teaming up to star in the feature film adaptation of PATRICK SUSKIND's international bestseller PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER. Hoffman will play GIUSEPPE BALDINI, the perfume maker,...

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Corleone Voted Top Movie Criminal

4th March 2005

AL PACINO's THE GODFATHER character MICHAEL CORLEONE has beaten bad guys in GOODFELLAS and DIE HARD to be voted the Best Movie Villain of All Time. Pacino's role in the OSCAR-winning movie trilogy, beat...

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Fry Fulfils Hitchhiker Dream

20th January 2005

British actor STEPHEN FRY will fulfil his childhood dream by starring in the TV adaptation of DOUGLAS ADAMS' classic sci-fi novel THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. The GOSFORD PARK star will provide the...

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Spider-man 2 Actor Adopts American Accent

29th June 2004

SPIDER-MAN 2 actor ALFRED MOLINA is proud of the American accent he mastered for the film's villain DOC OCK. Molina is sick of the cliche of British actors playing Hollywood bad guys - so...

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Rickman Studies To Play Heart Surgery Pioneer

28th May 2004

HARRY POTTER star ALAN RICKMAN was an unlikely choice to play real-life medical hero DR ALFRED BLALOCK because he was awful in science at school. The British thespian heavily researched the role as the...

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Psycho Shower Scene Voted Best Death

21st May 2004

Critics have hailed JANET LEIGH's chilling shower scene in classic film PSYCHO the "best movie death" of all time. The 1960 ALFRED HITCHCOCK thriller beat other iconic movies like THE GODFATHER and QUENTIN...

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