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Chariots Of Fire To Close Early

4th January 2013

A West End stage adaptation of Chariots Of Fire is to close early.The production, based on the 1981 sporting drama movie, opened in London in June (12) to coincide with the 2012 Olympic Games in...

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Chariots Of Fire Stars Reunite In London 31 Years On

11th July 2012

The stars of multi-Oscar winning movie Chariots Of Fire reunited in London on Tuesday (10Jul12) at the unveiling of a remastered version of the classic film.British actors Nigel Havers and Ben Cross, who played two...

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Chariots Of Fire Is Top Olympics Movie

18th August 2008

CHARIOTS OF FIRE has topped an apt new list of Olympics-related films. The celebrated 1981 Hugh Hudson movie, starring Nigel Havers and Ben Cross, beat ice hockey sports film Miracle and Cool Runnings to top...

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Chariots Of Fire To Ride Again

28th August 2007

A British screenwriter is creating a long-awaited sequel to 1981 classic movie CHARIOTS OF FIRE. Writer Rich Swingle is penning a script about the life of religious Scots runner Eric Liddell, who refused to practice...

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Rocky Ii Scene Is Best Film Sporting Moment Of All Time

10th April 2007

A scene from the 1979 hit ROCKY II where SYLVESTER STALLONE's character knocks out APOLLO CREED has been voted the best film sporting moment of all time. Second place in the poll by movie advertising...

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Lord Puttnam Pulls Out Of Bbc Chairman Race

1st February 2007

FIlm-maker DAVID PUTTNAM has pulled out of the race to become the BBC's next chairman, after making the "most difficult decision" he has ever faced. Lord Puttnam had been "agonising" over the decision ever since...

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Puttnam Blasts 'Barmy' Kingsley

20th February 2006

Film producer and politician LORD PUTTNAM insists SIR BEN KINGSLEY is "barmy" for making people call him by his full title on every occasion. The CHARIOTS OF FIRE movie-maker fears Kingsley will breed dislike...

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Shawshank Redemption 'Most Inspirational Movie'

15th July 2004

Prison drama THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION has been voted the most inspirational movie in cinematic history. More than 4,000 cinema-goers voted for their most inspiring film on British supermarket website TESCO.COM and thousands nominated the...

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Davies And Puttnam Go Back To College

8th July 2004

THE KINKS frontman RAY DAVIES and legendary film producer LORD DAVID PUTTNAM are set to collect honorary degrees from a top London university. The YOU REALLY GOT ME hitmaker, 60, and CHARIOTS OF FIRE...

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Hackman Film Tops Sports Poll

30th June 2004

GENE HACKMAN's 1986 basketball epic HOOSIERS has topped a new poll of sports movies in America. The film, about a down-and-out coach who leads his college team to victory, beat boxing classic RAGING BULL...

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British Star Havers' Wife Dies From Cancer

27th June 2004

CHARIOTS OF FIRE actor NIGEL HAVERS is grieving over the death of his wife POLLY, after the former model lost her battle with cancer. The British actor, 54, is devastated at the death of...

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Monty Python And The Holy Grail 'Greatest British Film'

13th February 2004

Irreverent comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL has surprisingly triumphed in a new comprehensive poll of the greatest British films of all time. The 1975 movie beat STANLEY KUBRICK's A CLOCKWORK ORANGE into...

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British Mps Vote For Dr Zhivago

13th February 2004

Classic sixties movie DR ZHIVAGO has been voted the best British film of all time - by the country's politicians. The SIR DAVID LEAN movie, which stars OMAR SHARIF and JULIE CHRISTIE, beat off...

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Raging Bull Top Sporting Film

5th December 2003

ROBERT De NIRO's 1980 film RAGING BULL has been crowned the best sporting movie ever in a new poll. De Niro, 60, won a Best Actor OSCAR for his portrayal of boxer JAKE LA...

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Hollywood Goes To Liverpool

22nd May 2003

Hollywood producer PHILIP MARTINEZ has signed to make six movies in Liverpool, turning the city into England's answer to Tinseltown. British financiers STEPHEN MARSDEN of TOWER FILMS and ROBERT SIDAWAY of UK FILM SERVICES...

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