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Ben Whishaw Named As Colin Firth's Replacement As Voice Of 'Paddington'

By Nick Hill | 19th July 2014

Ben Whishaw, who starred in James Bond's 'Skyfall,' has been cast as the new voice of 'Paddington.'The 33 year-old actor replaced fellow Brit Colin Firth, who dropped out of the project just last month.Confirmation came...

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'12 Years A Slave' Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Set For Bond Villain Role

By Michael West | 7th April 2014

The Oscar-nominated star of 12 Years A Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor, is likely to become the next James Bond villain, according to Variety. The trade magazine says the British star is the top name on producers'...

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Is This A Celebrity Which I See Before Me? Hollywood Actors Who Have Tackled Shakespeare Roles

By Sophie Miskiw | 25th March 2014

There’s no better way of proving that you are a true artiste than taking on a challenging Shakespearean role. Not content with raking in millions of dollars from their blockbuster movies, these famous actors and...

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Will The Freddie Mercury Biopic Ever Make It To The Big Screen?

By Sophie Miskiw | 18th March 2014

Will the Freddie Mercury biopic ever sail into smooth waters and make it onto the big screen? At the moment, it just seems to be one obstacle after another when the project, originally intended for...

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Freddie Mercury Biopic Parts Ways With Dexter Fletcher

By Michael West | 14th March 2014

Director Dexter Fletcher has walked out on Sony's Freddy Mercury movie, meaning it's back to the drawing board for a project that has already suffered numerous setbacks. Fletcher, who landed the gig after his work...

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The Zero Theorem: Is Terry Gilliam Back To 'Twelve Monkeys' Form?

By Rich Cline | 7th March 2014

With his latest film The Zero Theorem, Terry Gilliam returns to the ramshackle future he first visited in his now-classic 1985 film Brazil and then again in 1995's Twelve Monkeys.Ben Whishaw in 'The Zero Theorem'Known...

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'The Zero Theorem': Terry Gilliam Trapped In His Own Fantasy? [Trailer + Pictures]

By Michael West | 6th March 2014

Terry Gilliam's latest effort The Zero Theorem follows a computer hacker and his ultimate goal to discover the reason for human existence. A shadowy organisation known only as The Management are keen to interrupt his...

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John Deacon Rules Out Any Involvement In Freddie Mercury Biopic

By Joe Wilde | 17th December 2013

Former Queen bassist John Deacon is apparently having nothing to do with the upcoming biopic of the group's late singer Freddie Mercury as he continues to maintain his exile from the surviving group member's work...

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Tonight Matthew, I'm Going To Be Freddy Mercury - Ben Whishaw

By Jack de Aguilar | 10th December 2013

Remember Stars in Their Eyes? That was good wasn’t it, and while it may have provided an incredibly cheap platform on which to build this story – surrounding Ben Whishaw’s upcoming turn as Freddie Mercury...

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Jude Law As 'Henry V' Is (Probably) The Best Acting Performance Of 2013

By Joe Wilde | 5th December 2013

The latest stage version of William Shakespeare's historic epic Henry V is currently playing to packed-out audiences at the Noel Coward Theatre on London's West End, with critics being particularly taken by lead man Jude...

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A Week In News: Jamie Dornan To '50 Shades' Rescue, A Royal Baptism & Pearl Jam Rock To Top Of Charts

By Lauren James | 25th October 2013

'Fifty Shades' Saved: The movie adaptation of the bestselling erotic trilogy has been beset by issues, not least the walk-out of frontman Charlie Hunnam. After plenty of speculation in the media, Irish The Fall actor...

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Brian May: Sacha Baron Cohen "Distracting" In Freddie Mercury Biopic

By Michael West | 22nd October 2013

Brian May has opened up about Sacha Baron Cohen's departure from the planned Freddie Mercury biopic, which it seems is almost certainly going to be a sugar-coated love letter to the late Queen singer.Cohen walked...

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Ben Whishaw Lands Freddie Mercury Role, Replaces Sacha Baron Cohen

By Lauren James | 21st October 2013

Actor Ben Whishaw has reportedly stepped in to play legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury after the recent departure of Sacha Baron Cohen. The 33 year-old Skyfall actor has landed the role in the upcoming biopic...

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Brian May Explains Why Sasha Baron Cohen Was Wrong For Freddie Mercury Biopic

By Joe Wilde | 20th October 2013

The planned biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury's life has been in discussion for three years now, with comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen in line to star as the late singer since the very beginning...

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Ben Whishaw Targeted For Freddy Mercury Role But What Happened To Sasha Baron Cohen?

By Nick Hill | 20th October 2013

The biopic of Queen frontman Freddy Mercury is now targeting British actor, Ben Whishaw for the lead role.'Ali G' star, Sasha Baron Cohen, was closely attached to the film since it was announced back in...

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Ben Wheatley To Usher In Peter Capaldi's Dr Who Generation With First 2 Eps

By Jack de Aguilar | 14th October 2013

Ben Wheatley has been handed the enviable task of helming the first two episodes of the new Dr. Who series, which will feature a new Timelord in the shape of Peter Capaldi, who was unveiled...

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Hollywood Is "Behind The Curve" When It Comes To Gay Characters, Glaad Announce

By Jack de Aguilar | 21st August 2013

When it comes to representing the gay community via popular characters, TV is way ahead of film, according to GLAAD, who have released a rather interesting studio ranking, based on leading homosexual characters in movies.The...

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'The Hollow Crown': Shakespeare 4-Play Miniseries Out Soon On Dvd

By Lauren James | 9th August 2013

Shown last summer on BBC2, the spectacular, four-part, historical drama series, The Hollow Crown will be available to buy on DVD and to digitally download at the end of this month. The episodes began being...

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Ben Whishaw Confirms He Is Gay. And Married. So There.

By Michael West | 5th August 2013

Ben Whishaw, the British actor who began his role as gadget guru Q in the latest James Bond movie Skyfall, has confirmed he is gay and married to boyfriend Mark Bradshaw. Whishaw, 32, tied the...

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The New Dr Who Will Be Revealed This Sunday, But Who Will It Be?

By Joe Wilde | 3rd August 2013

With Matt Smith's time as the Universe's most famous time altering, Tardis-flying hero, Doctor Who, coming to an end, we've all been scratching our heads over the prospect of his potential successor. Could it be...

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Peter Capaldi To Be Announced As 'Doctor Who' In Special Live Show?

By Michael West | 2nd August 2013

The new Doctor Who will be revealed in a special live show on Sunday (August 4, 2013) with 'The Thick of It' star Peter Capaldi the clear favourite with the bookmakers.According to the BBC, the...

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Rupert Grint To Make West End Debut Alongside Ben Whishaw

By Lauren James | 26th July 2013

Rupert Grint, AKA Ron Weasley, will be putting his Potter days behind him as he makes his stage debut on the West End. The prestigious theatre circuit will be a baptism of fire for the...

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Calling All Timelords! Doctor Who Audition Script Released By Steven Moffat

By Lauren James | 25th July 2013

Ever fancied yourself behind the controls to the TARDIS? This could be your chance: the audition script used by the BBC on the hunt for a new timelord has been published in Doctor Who magazine,...

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Ben Daniels Is New Favourite For 'Doctor Who' Job: Could He Be The One?

By Lauren James | 12th July 2013

Ben Daniels is the latest name to become the favourite to inherit the role of Doctor Who in the long-running BBC series. Very soon there'll be very few British male actors who haven't been rumoured...

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Rory Kinnear, A Time Lord? Apparently He's Been Offered Doctor Who Role...

By Lauren James | 10th June 2013

Rory Kinnear, 35, has apparently been offered the titular role in BBC's long-running sci-fi drama Doctor Who,causing betting agents Ladbrokes to close down bets after an influx of bets caused his odds to rise to...

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Who Will Be Next Doctor Who? Place Your Bets Now!

By Lauren James | 4th June 2013

Matt Smith hasn't even given up his role as the Doctor in the BBC's Doctor Who yet but speculation is already rife over who will take over command of the TARDIS as the eleventh incarnation...

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Impressive Performances From Skyfall Co-stars Judi Dench And Ben Whishaw In Peter And Alice

By Hayley Avron | 26th March 2013

John Logan’s new 90 minute play Peter & Alice, directed by Michael Grandage features stellar performances from Dame Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw, who were last seen on screen together in the latest James Bond...

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Skyfall Star Ben Whishaw Insists: 'New Bond To Film This Year'

By Joe Wilde | 20th February 2013

Skyfall star Ben Whishaw, who plays a youthful incarnation of gadget expert Q in the latest Bond film, has hinted that the follow-up to the massively successful 007 movie may be ready to begin filming...

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James Bond Star Drops Next Film's Date By Accident – Whoops!

By Jack de Aguilar | 19th February 2013

Ben Whishaw, who plays MI6 technical expert Q in Skyfall, has managed to relight the 007 fire just a week before The Oscars are set to celebrate the franchise’s 50 year anniversary, by hinting at...

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Ben Whishaw Hints At Bond Filming Date

19th February 2013

Ben Whishaw has hinted filming for the 24th James Bond movie will kick off early 2014.The 32-year-old actor - who plays high-tech boffin Q in the spy franchise - let slip the gang would be...

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