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Maisie Richardson-sellers For Star Wars: Episode Vii?

10th April 2014

Maisie Richardson-Sellers is in talks to star in J.J. Abrams' 'Star Wars: Episode VII'.The Oxford-trained actress - whose main acting experience is in theatre - is reportedly being courted by producers to take on the...

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Maisie Richardson-sellers For Star Wars: Episode Vii?

10th April 2014

Maisie Richardson-Sellers is in talks to star in J.J. Abrams' 'Star Wars: Episode VII'.The Oxford-trained actress - whose main acting experience is in theatre - is reportedly being courted by producers to take on the...

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Alec Guinness' Star Wars Letter Published On 100th Birthday

3rd April 2014

A letter written by late acting legend Sir Alec Guinness dismissing his role in Star Wars as "rubbish" has been published to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday this week (beg31Mar14).The Oscar winner,...

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Long Lost 'Star Wars' Blooper Reels Found At Last [Video]

By Joe Wilde | 28th October 2013

With all this talk about the upcoming reboot of the Star Wars franchise, picking up where the original trilogy left off, it's hard to imagine that those sacred three films could ever have anything new...

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Alec Guinness Branded Sir Lawrence Olivier 'Tiresome'

8th February 2013

Sir Alec Guinness wasn't a big fan of fellow actor Sir Lawrence Olivier.The late British actor branded Sir Lawrence a ''tiresome'' performer and was less than impressed by his historic performance in 'Oedipus Rex', previously...

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Alec Guinness' Diaries And Letters To Go On Display

7th February 2013

The diaries of late acting legend Sir Alec Guinness are set to go on display in London.The Star Wars actor's personal letters and 100 volumes of his journals, which record his career on the stage...

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Top Make-up Artist Stuart Freeborn Dead At 98

6th February 2013

Stuart Freeborn, the revered make-up artist who created prosthetics for Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness, has died, aged 98.The Brit became one of the most in-demand off-camera experts in his field thanks to his work...

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Pink Panther Star Herbert Lom Dies, Aged 95

By Hayley Avron | 27th September 2012

Herbert Lom, the actor best known for playing Charles Dreyfus in the Pink Panther movies, has died aged 95. He may have starred alongside Hollywood greats Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston and Alec Guinness, he may...

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Sir Alec Guinness' Grandson Fined For Heroin Possession

19th February 2012

Sir Alec Guinness' grandson has been fined for heroin possession.Samuel Pierre Guinness, 43, from Gretna in Scotland, appeared in court earlier this week (begs13Feb12) and admitted being found in possession of the drug back in...

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Gary Oldman To Star In Motor City

2nd February 2012

Gary Oldman is set to star as a villain in 'Motor City'. The 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' actor is in talks to take on a role alongside Dominic Cooper and Amber Heard in the movie...

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Gary Oldman Thought He Was Too Young For Tinker, Tailor

16th December 2011

Gary Oldman thought he was too young to take on the role of George Smiley in 'Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy'. The 53-year-old actor was a fan of the TV series when it aired with the...

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Movie Reviews Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

9th December 2011

Los Angeles Times critic Kenneth Turan writes in his review of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy that its director, Tomas Alfredson, "has come up with a film that is endlessly rich in incident, atmosphere and personality,...

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Lucky Gary Oldman

12th September 2011

Gary Oldman feels "lucky" to be able to play a leading role in 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'. The British actor stars as spy George Smiley in the forthcoming drama adaptation - which also stars Colin...

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Colin Firth Says Studios Understimate Audience Intelligence

5th September 2011

Colin Firth believes film makers are not giving audiences enough intelligent and thought provoking movies.According to the Guardian the British actor said "I do think there is a tendency to underestimate audiences, I do think...

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Judi Dench Given Bfi Fellowship

23rd June 2011

Dame Judi Dench has been honoured with a Fellowship Award at the British Film Institute (BFI). The Oscar-winning actress - famed for her roles in the James Bond franchise and 'Shakespeare in Love' - is...

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Helena Bonham Carter For Great Expectations Role?

15th April 2011

Helena Bonham Carter is in negotiations to star as Miss Havisham in a movie version of Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations'. The British actress - who was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Elizabeth...

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Unique Guinness Photos Unearthed After 60 Years

20th July 2007

A unique photograph of ALEC GUINNESS taking a cigarette break during the filming of OLIVER TWIST has been unearthed. The historic image - along with other unpublished photographs of Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier -...

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Obi-wan's Lost Cloak Stuns At Auction

7th March 2007

STAR WARS sage OBI-WAN KENOBI's famous cloak has gone under the hammer for $104,000 (GBP53,300) at a movie memorabilia auction. An anonymous fan snapped up the famous hooded garment, which had been tossed into a...

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Guiness' Jedi Knight Cloak To Go Under The Hammer

29th January 2007

SIR ALEC GUINNESS' Jedi knight cloak is expected to fetch more than GBP50,000 ($98,000) when it is auctioned next month (FEB07). The STAR WARS outfit is part of a London sale of some of cinema's...

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Mcgregor Hates Nasty Fans

27th December 2006

EWAN MCGREGOR was left furious after he was subjected to an on-street critique of his reprisal of OBI-WAN KENOBE in the most recent STAR WARS films by a stranger recently. The TRAINSPOTTING star admits he...

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French Film-maker Oury Dies

20th July 2006

One of France's most commercially successful directors, GERARD OURY, has died at home in Saint Tropez. He was 87. Until the release of JAMES CAMERON's cruise liner epic TITANIC in 1997, Oury was responsible for...

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Star Wars Cloak Found In Fancy Dress Shop

6th September 2005

The cloak immortalised by SIR ALEC GUINNESS in his STAR WARS role as BEN OBI-WAN KENOBI has been discovered in a London costume hire shop. The robe, which was missing for 28 years, was...

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Hopkins Is Named Top British Actor

17th August 2005

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS star SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS has been voted the greatest British actor of all time, beating out competition from late legend SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER to claim the top spot in a...

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Burton's Family Angry He's Missed From List

6th July 2005

The family of late acting legend RICHARD BURTON are furious his name has been omitted from a new poll of Britain's best actors. The poll, conducted for British TV network Five and voted for...

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Burton Left Off Britain's Finest Actors List

4th July 2005

Movie legend RICHARD BURTON has missed being named as one of Britain's ten finest actors - even though PETER SELLERS and CARY GRANT both made the list. The omission of the late former...

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Freeman Did Batman For The Money

1st June 2005

OSCAR winner MORGAN FREEMAN overcame his dislike of commercial movies and agreed to star in BATMAN BEGINS, because blockbuster movies pay more money. The veteran actor is proud of his roles in critically acclaimed...

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Mcgregor Loses Mullet And Gains A Beard For Sith

15th May 2005

Scottish actor EWAN McGREGOR has been kept amused by his ever-changing hairstyles in the STAR WARS series. In the upcoming final film, EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH, the screen star even branches...

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Latifah's Movie Role Motivates Health Drive

18th February 2005

Rapper-turned-actress QUEEN LATIFAH was so moved playing a terminally ill woman in her upcoming movie LAST HOLIDAY, she decided to give up smoking. In the movie, a remake of the 1950 ALEC GUINNESS classic,...

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Guinness Returns For New Star Wars Trailer

5th November 2004

SIR ALEC GUINNESS has been brought back from the dead for the trailer of the new STAR WARS movie. The British movie great appears at the beginning of the teaser for STAR WARS: EPISODE...

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Ll Cool J And Latifah Remake Guinness Film

25th October 2004

Rappers LL COOL J and QUEEN LATIFAH are joining forces to remake a classic ALEC GUINNESS comedy. The two stars have been cast in the modern adaptation of 1950 British comedy LAST HOLIDAY....

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