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Robbie Coltrane Always Wanted Kid's Movie Role

3rd August 2012

Robbie Coltrane always wanted to be in children's movies.The actor appeared in all eight 'Harry Potter' films as the loveable gamekeeper Rubeus Hagrid and he says being in a successful family franchise was an ambition...

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Chitty Chitty Car Sells At Auction For $805,000

17th May 2011

The road-worthy car star of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has sold at auction for $805,000 (£503,100).The motor was expected to fetch up to $2 million (£1.25 million) at the Profiles in History in Beverly Hills...

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Van Dyke Says Farewell To Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

12th May 2011

Dick Van Dyke drove Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the last time on Wednesday (11May11) before the iconic movie car is sold at auction.The car will go to the highest bidder as part of an...

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Movie Cars Up For Auction

14th February 2011

Iconic cars from movies including HARRY POTTER and CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG are to go on sale on auction website eBay.com.Peter Nelson, who owns the Cars of Stars museum in England's Lake District, has decided...

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The Things They Say 18818

6th November 2010

"The sun never shines in the British Isles... It rained in England every day, we had to go to France... It's not England." DICK VAN DYKE reveals much of classic 1967 family movie CHITTY CHITTY...

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Cottage Wrecked By Fire

3rd August 2010

A cottage featured in classic family film CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG has been destroyed by fire.Firefighters tackled flames for hours but were unable to save the historic building in Hambleden, England. The owners were not...

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Lionel Jeffries Dies

19th February 2010

'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' actor Lionel Jeffries has died. The TV and movie star passed away aged 83 at a nursing home in Dorset, South West England, Jeffries - who also ventured into directing, helming...

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Sheen Turns Chitty Chitty Villain Into Vampire King

18th September 2009

MICHAEL SHEEN partly based his TWILIGHT sequel vampire king character on the dastardly child catcher from CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG.The Brit, who has mastered the voices of Tony Blair, David Frost and soccer icon Brian...

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Fascinating Fact 7541

16th June 2009

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG star DICK VAN DYKE will tell all about his lengthy career in showbusiness in an upcoming autobiography. The 83-year-old actor has signed a deal with Harmony Books to publish his memoirs,...

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'Big Brother' Sets Dancing Task

16th June 2009

'Big Brother' housemates were handed a dancing task this afternoon. The housemates have been asked with performing a dance routine to the musical number 'Ole Bamboo' from the stage show 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'.The housemates...

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Harry Potter Is Families' Favourite Movie Moment

8th April 2009

A survey of adults and children to find their favourite moment in family film has seen JK Rowling's boy wizard creation Harry Potter win big yet again, as the moment Harry and his friends discover...

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Veteran Van Dyke Dazzles At Charity Gala

12th March 2009

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG star DICK VAN DYKE rolled back the years to perform hits from the kids' classic at a charity bash in California on Monday (09Mar09). The 83-year-old performer took to the stage to...

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'Chitty' Start To Jungle Life For Timmy Mallett

20th November 2008

Everyone knows I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! can be harsh on its contestants, but even hardened viewers could be forgiven for not expecting the welcome given to Timmy Mallett.The former children's television...

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Heading Back To Cinemas?

21st September 2008

Classic movie-musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is reportedly set to head back to the big screen in a new film. The 1968 picture starred DICk Van Dyke and was based on a novel by James...

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Donovan To Release New Album

31st August 2008

Former Neighbours and West End theatre star Jason Donovan is set to release his first studio album for 15 years in November.Entitled Let It Be Me, the LP will be the 40-year-old's first solo musical...

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Tvland Now Trailer Land

25th April 2008

MTV Networks' TVLand cable channel may be the place to watch classic television shows, but the channel announced Thursday that it has now included on its website, www.TVLand.com, nearly a thousand old movie trailers produced...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Mike Reid

30th July 2007

Friends and actors have expressed their shock and dismay on hearing of the death of Mike Reid, best-known for playing the role of Frank Butcher in EastEnders.The actor and stand-up comedian died of heart attack...

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Flying Car Sold For $505,000

4th June 2007

A car which featured in the 1968 movie CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG has been sold at an auction for $505,000 (GBP252,500). The 'flying' red and yellow car was bought by Florida resident Ralph Spencer at...

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'Child Catcher' Cowell's Dislike For Kids Made Fun Of

30th March 2007

Music mogul SIMON COWELL has been nicknamed 'The Child Catcher' on the set of his new British talent show - because he is so unfriendly towards kids. Cowell, who has no children of his own,...

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'Child Catcher' Cowell's Dislike For Kids Made Fun Of

30th March 2007

Music mogul SIMON COWELL has been nicknamed 'The Child Catcher' on the set of his new British talent show - because he is so unfriendly towards kids. Cowell, who has no children of his own,...

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Fred And Ginger -- On Stage!

23rd February 2007

In the latest film-into-stage-show metamorphosis, a musical based on the movies of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers is being mounted on London's West End with Broadway its ultimate destination, according to syndicated columnist Liz Smith....

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Jaguar Turns Winslet's Body Into A Sleek New Car

20th November 2006

Designers at car manufacturer Jaguar have modelled a sleek new motor on actress KATE WINSLET's curves. The TITANIC star caught her first glimpse of the new car when she appeared on motor fanatic JAY LENO's...

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Chitty Chitty Star Escapes Driving Conviction

15th April 2006

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG actress HEATHER RIPLEY escaped a sentence for driving without a valid license - because the sheriff made a mistake. The former child star, now 46, was first given a twelve-month ban...

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Chitty Chitty Child Star Blames Early Fame For Ruining Her Life

13th February 2006

Former CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG child star HEATHER RIPLEY blames her early brush with fame for ruining her life and leaving her in therapy. The 46-year-old - who was just seven when she played...

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Child Star's Driving Conviction

12th January 2006

HEATHER RIPLEY, the former child star of 1960s movie hit CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, has been fined by a court in Scotland for driving without a licence. The 45-year-old found fame playing CARACTACUS POTTS'...

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Goodwill Messages Pour In For Minogue

18th May 2005

Messages of love and support have begun to pour in for KYLIE MINOGUE, who yesterday (17MAY05) announced she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Among those paying tribute to the SPINNING AROUND star are...

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Carrey: 'My Latest Movie Is Too Scary For Young Kids'

17th December 2004

JIM CARREY has proclaimed his new movie to be too frightening for young kids - even though children's literature is littered with gloomy tales. The Hollywood funnyman admits LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE...

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Osbourne Wants West End Role

10th December 2004

Rock wildman OZZY OSBOURNE is in talks with theatre producers to star in the London production of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. THE OSBOURNES reality star, 56, is desperate to play the evil CHILD CATCHER...

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Van Dyke's Nose Problem

1st December 2004

[American actor DICK VAN DYKE was taken aback when he learned his big nose was a problem during production on CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG in 1968. The 78-year-old star was preparing to play CARACTACUS POTTS...

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Gately To Play Child Catcher

2nd August 2004

Former boyband hunk STEPHEN GATELY has landed his second West End musical role - playing the evil CHILD CATCHER in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The gay star has become a regular face in London's...

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