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Peter Greenaway To Receive Bafta Honour

13th February 2014

British director Peter Greenaway will be honoured for his contribution to cinema at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Awards on Sunday (16Feb14).The Draughtsman's Contract moviemaker, who famously declared "cinema is dead"...

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Fascinating Fact: 4065320

13th February 2014

Gary Oldman's business partner and publicist Douglas Urbanski has landed another role in one of the actor's films - he plays Mayor Durant in the new Robocop remake. Urbanski's connection to Oldman earned him a...

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Matt Damon Facing Long Haul Commute To See Family

12th February 2014

Actor Matt Damon will travel more than 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometres) in the space of just five days as he jets between London and Los Angeles to see his children.Damon has been in London to...

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The Baftas 2014: Predicting Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director And Best Supporting Categories

By Jack de Aguilar | 8th January 2014

Award season has been grumbling away like Smaug inside Erebor for the last few months; but dragon is slowly awakening. Since the Gotham awards last year, the perennial question of ‘who’ll win what?’ has echoed...

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American Hustle Tops U.k. Box Office

8th January 2014

Hit crime movie American Hustle has soared to the top of the U.K. box office in its opening weekend (03-05Jan14).The film starring Christian Bale, which earned 10 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta)...

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Scottish Actor Ford Kiernan's Son Found Dead

8th January 2014

The 12-year-old son of Scottish actor Ford Kiernan has been found dead.Sonny Kiernan's body was discovered at his parents' home in Glasgow, Scotland on Monday night (06Jan14). Police are now investigating the death, which...

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Gravity Tipped For Big Night At Baftas With 11 Nominations

8th January 2014

Gravity is the movie to beat at this year's (14) British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Awards after landing 11 nominations.The space thriller is up for top awards including Best Film, Outstanding British...

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Hollywood Newcomers To Battle For Bafta Rising Star Award

6th January 2014

12 Years A Slave star Lupita Nyong'o, French actress Lea Seydoux, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Dane Dehaan are among the young actors nominated for the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts' (Bafta) Rising...

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Comedian John Fortune Dead At 74

31st December 2013

British comedian and satirist John Fortune has died, aged 74.The Cambridge University-educated funnyman died on Tuesday (31Dec13). Confirming the sad news, his agent Vivienne Clore says, "It is with great sadness that I write...

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The Pianist Composer Wojciech Kilar Dies At 81

29th December 2013

The Pianist composer Wojciech Kilar has died, aged 81.The classical musician passed away on Sunday (29Dec13) in his hometown of Katowice, Poland following a long illness. Kilar began his career writing symphonies and concertos,...

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Peter Capaldi Was Only Actor Who Auditioned For Doctor Who

13th December 2013

New Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi was the only actor who auditioned for the latest incarnation of the Time Lord.The Thick of It actor was announced as the replacement for Matt Smith in August (13)...

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Keira Knightley Recycles Wedding Dress For Charity Gala

4th December 2013

Keira Knightley relived her wedding day on Tuesday night (03Dec13) by taking to the red carpet in the designer gown she wore for her low-key nuptials.The Pirates of the Caribbean beauty married The Klaxons star...

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Emma Thompson Details Ugly Side Of Hollywood In Bafta Retrospective

25th November 2013

British actress Emma Thompson opened up about the dark side of Hollywood during a special British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) event on Sunday (24Nov13).The Oscar-winner was the subject of a Life in...

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Life Of Pi Wins Another Bafta

25th November 2013

Ang Lee's acclaimed drama Life Of Pi has added to its British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Film Awards haul by claiming the top prize at the organisation's Children's Awards.The film scooped a...

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Fascinating Fact: 3964587

21st November 2013

British actor Stephen Fry will host the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Awards for the ninth time in February (14). Fry first hosted the ceremony between 2001 and 2006 and returned to...

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Prince William Launches Bafta Charity Campaign

18th November 2013

Prince William is giving talented youngsters the chance to break into the entertainment industry by spearheading the launch of a new charity drive by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta).The Duke of...

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George Clooney Saluted At Britannia Awards In Los Angeles

10th November 2013

Hollywood star George Clooney was the toast of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' (Bafta) Britannia Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (09Nov13) as he picked up one of the evening's top prizes.Julia...

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Fascinating Fact: 3938698

6th November 2013

British actress Gemma Arterton has been asked to help pick nominees for the 2014 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Rising Star award. The Bond girl was nominated for the award herself in...

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Director Antonia Bird Dies

26th October 2013

British director Antonia Bird has died at the age of 54.She passed away on Thursday (24Oct13). No further details have been released. Announcing her death on Twitter.com, her longtime collaborator and friend Robert Carlyle...

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Fascinating Fact: 3887329

1st October 2013

Hit international dramas including Breaking Bad and House Of Cards, which can only be streamed online in the U.K., will be eligible for the British Academy of Film and Televisions Arts (Bafta) Tv Awards from...

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Michael Sheen Wins Welsh Bafta For The Passion

30th September 2013

Welsh actor Michael Sheen won a top acting trophy at his home country's version of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Awards on Sunday (29Sep13).The Frost/Nixon star picked up the best actor...

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Tom Holland And Paul Brannigan Among Bafta's Breakthrough Brits

25th September 2013

The Impossible star Tom Holland and Scottish actor Paul Brannigan have landed on the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' inaugural list of Breakthrough Brits.The pair join actors James Floyd and Ade Oyefeso, comedienne...

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Pedro Almodovar To Be Honoured By European Film Academy

16th September 2013

Acclaimed Spanish moviemaker Pedro Almodovar is set to be celebrated for his career at the 2013 European Film Awards.The Volver director has been selected by officials at the European Film Academy to be recognised for...

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Eddie Redmayne And Felicity Jones Join Bafta Jury

6th September 2013

Les Miserables star Eddie Redmayne and actress Felicity Jones have joined a new Bafta jury in search of emerging British talent in film, television and gaming.The actors will help consider nominations for the first Bafta...

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Star Wars Cinematographer Gilbert Taylor Dead At 99

23rd August 2013

Gilbert Taylor, the veteran British cinematographer behind classic films Star Wars, The Omen and Dr Strangelove and The Beatles A Hard Day's Night, has died, aged 99.He passed away on Friday (23Aug13) at his home...

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Sir Ben Kingsley & Kathryn Bigelow To Receive Bafta/la Honours

5th August 2013

Oscar winners Sir Ben Kingsley and Kathryn Bigelow are to be honoured at Bafta's annual Britannia Awards in Los Angeles in November (13).The Zero Dark Thirty director and Gandhi star will be the guests of...

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Michael Sheen Up For Welsh Bafta

2nd August 2013

Welsh actor Michael Sheen has picked up a nomination for a top acting honour in his home country's version of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Awards.The Hollywood star is in the...

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Olivia Colman Struggling With New-found Fame

28th July 2013

British actress Olivia Colman is struggling to come to terms with her new-found fame after a slew of awards in recent months forced her into the public eye.The Iron Lady star picked up two British...

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Acclaimed Writer Elaine Morgan Dies Aged 92

19th July 2013

Celebrated Welsh author and playwright Elaine Morgan has died at the age of 92.She passed away at her home in Wales last Friday (12Jul13) after suffering a stroke. After winning a writing competition in...

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Broadcaster Alan Whicker Dies

12th July 2013

Revered British broadcaster Alan Whicker has died at the age of 87.The journalist and Tv presenter passed away at his home in Jersey in the early hours of Friday morning (12Jul13) after a battle with...

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