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Jean Paul Gaultier To Design For Lindex

3rd June 2014

Jean Paul Gaultier will design a one-off collection for Lindex.The 62-year-old fashion designer is creating a range of affordable clothes for the Scandinavian brand, which is one of the leading fashion chains in Europe, according...

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Brenda Blethyn Tells Of Real Reason Behind Marriage

17th July 2013

Veteran British actress Brenda Blethyn has revealed the real reason she wed after an engagement lasting 35 years - it makes the paperwork less complicated when she or her husband dies.The Oscar-nominated star, 67, spent...

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Sir Jones Was Nervous As He Filmed Tv Drama

9th May 2012

Welsh singer Sir Tom Jones was "incredibly nervous" and apologetic as he made his small screen acting debut, according to his co-star Brenda Blethyn.The veteran crooner enjoyed a small cameo appearance in Tim Burton's 1996...

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Brenda Blethyn's Golden Globes Nightmare

23rd March 2012

Actress Brenda Blethyn was left scrabbling around on a bathroom floor at the 1996 Golden Globes after she lost her loaned diamond brooch.The British star was a surprise nominee for her role in Mike Leigh's...

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Brenda Blethyn Marries At Last

27th April 2011

Veteran British actress Brenda Blethyn has revealed she's a married woman - after an engagement lasting 35 years.The Secrets & Lies star wed art director Michael Mayhew in a low-key ceremony at a registry office...

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Blethyn's Search For Long-lost Brother

5th July 2010

British actress BRENDA BLETHYN was thrilled after hunting down her long-lost brother in Canada - because the reunion was like "solving a puzzle".The Oscar-nominated star is the youngest of nine children, and most of her...

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Blethyn Pays Back 50 Year Library Fine

26th February 2009

British actress BRENDA BLETHYN opened a new library in her hometown - then paid a fine for a book she borrowed 50 years ago. The Oscar-nominated star officially launched the new building in Ramsgate, Kent before...

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50 Lands Loan Shark Role Opposite Blethyn

19th November 2008

Rapper 50 CENT has signed up to play a loan shark, opposite BRENDA BLETHYN, in a hard-hitting new British gangster movie. The hitmaker, real name Curtis Jackson, is currently shooting scenes in London for Dead...

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Blethyn's Stand-up Ambitions

25th September 2007

Oscar nominated actress BRENDA BLETHYN is desperate to launch a career in stand-up comedy. The Pride and Prejudice star, 61, plays a middle-aged mother who makes a comeback on the stand-up circuit in her...

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Blethyn Defends Australians

5th March 2007

English actress BRENDA BLETHYN has lashed out at the critics of Australians, claiming the nation is "warm and welcoming". The PRIDE AND PREJUDICE star is bemused by stereotypes of Australian people after falling in love...

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Blethyn Gets Lost In Translation

19th October 2006

British actress BRENDA BLETHYN is experiencing a serious communication breakdown on the set of the new TV series of WAR AND PEACE - because she is the only English member of the cast. The SECRETS...

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Blethyn 'Arrested' On Film Set

17th October 2006

British actress BRENDA BLETHYN was threatened with arrest after mistaking a passer-by for a film extra and offering to sell cannabis. The LITTLE VOICE star was filming 2000 movie SAVING GRACE on the streets of...

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Blethyn To Wed

6th October 2006

English actress BRENDA BLETHYN is finally set to wed long-term love MICHAEL MAYHEW, after enjoying over three decades together. The PRIDE AND PREJUDICE actress, 60, and Mayhew recently decided they should tie the knot. She...

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Blethyn's Mother Thought She Worked For Free

3rd October 2006

Oscar nominee BRENDA BLETHYN had to explain to her late mother how successful she had become, because she didn't realise the star got paid for her work. Housewife LOUISA even considered turning to drama herself,...

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Blethyn: Two-faced Hollywood

28th April 2006

English actress BRENDA BLETHYN was stunned at how differently she was treated as an Oscar nominee in Hollywood after she missed out on the Academy Award. Blethyn has been nominated twice at the Oscars for...

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Blethyn Panics Over Autobiography

27th April 2006

Veteran actress BRENDA BLETHYN is in the middle of a writing frenzy after panicking she may not finish her autobiography in time to meet her publishing deadline. MIXED FANCIES charts the SAVING GRACE star's early...

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Prejudice And Gardener Lead London Critics' Nominations

22nd December 2005

Period drama PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and thriller THE CONSTANT GARDENER are leading the nominations at next year's (06) London Film Critics' Circle Awards. The adaptation of JANE AUSTEN's classic novel has received eight nods,...

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Knightley Feared Working With 'Legend' Sutherland

20th September 2005

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY admires veteran actor DONALD SUTHERLAND so much she was terrified of working with him on the set of new movie PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Knightley, who cites Sutherland's 1973 movie DON'T LOOK NOW...

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Blethyn's Bare Cheek

8th August 2005

British actress BRENDA BLETHYN is still reeling after accidentally exposing her naked genitals to the scrutiny of a close-up camera while shooting a recent TV film. Blethyn, who will play MRS BENNET in the...

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Blethyn's Filming Sting

29th July 2005

Acclaimed British actress BRENDA BLETHYN was forced to abandon filming upcoming movie remake PRIDE AND PREJUDICE for four days after a wasp stung her eyelid. The SECRETS AND LIES Oscar-nominee was so badly affected...

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Blethyn Praises Mcdormand's Oscar Speech

14th April 2005

Twice OSCAR-nominated BRENDA BLETHYN will take inspiration from FRANCES McDORMAND's unforgettable ACADEMY AWARD acceptance speech if she ever wins. The British LITTLE VOICE actress admired the moment that McDormand, who collected the 1996 Best...

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Blethyn Slams Floundering UK Film Industry

14th April 2005

OSCAR-nominated actress BRENDA BLETHYN has blasted the lack of financial investment in the British film industry - because she believes UK performers and technicians are exceptionally talented. According to the LITTLE VOICE star, 59,...

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Aiello Dislikes The English Accents In Darin Film

27th March 2005

Movie star-turned-crooner DANNY AIELLO has slammed KEVIN SPACEY's biopic of his hero BOBBY DARIN - because he didn't call on enough American actors. The MOONSTRUCK star, who performs Darin classics when he sings onstage,...

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Blethyn Beset By Blizzards

4th March 2005

Actress BRENDA BLETHYN was forced to abandon an official cinema opening yesterday (03MAR05) after she was grounded by snow in Moscow, Russia. The actress was set to open a digital cinema at a school...

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Mullan Admits To Panic Attacks Like Swimmer Character

31st January 2005

Scottish actor PETER MULLAN agreed to play a cross-Channel swimmer in hit new movie ON A CLEAR DAY because he could identify with his character's panic attacks. The YOUNG ADAM star plays middle-aged FRANK...

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Blethyn To Quit Acting

16th September 2004

British actress BRENDA BLETHYN is planning to quit acting next year (05), so she can spend more time with her longterm partner. The OSCAR-nominated actress is keen to leave Hollywood behind and fulfil her...

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American Malone Odd One Out On Pride Set

31st August 2004

British film producers have caused a media storm by casting American teen actress JENA MALONE in the forthcoming big screen PRIDE AND PREJUDICE adaptation. NOTTING HILL and BRIDGET JONES movie maker WORKING TITLE and...

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Thompson 'Tweaks' Pride And Prejudice

16th July 2004

OSCAR winner EMMA THOMPSON has been called in the help adapt the script for the new film version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Thompson starred and wrote the screenplay for 1995 hit SENSE AND SENSIBILITY...

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Spacey Struggles With Beyond The Sea

13th July 2004

KEVIN SPACEY struggled behind the scenes of new BOBBY DARIN biopic BEYOND THE SEA because the film was a joint venture between British, German and American producers. The OSCAR winner stars as the MACK...

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