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Australian Stars Join Protest To Save World Heritage Site

23rd June 2014

Geoffrey Rush, Mia Wasikowska and Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin are among the famous Australians to sign a petition to save a famous beauty spot from losing its World Heritage listing.Australian lawmakers are currently considering...

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Geoffrey Rush To Play Composer Lionel Bart

18th April 2014

Australian actor Geoffrey Rush has reportedly signed up to star in a movie musical based on the life of celebrated Oliver! composer Lionel Bart.The King's Speech star will portray the music maestro, who created the...

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Close, But No Cigar: Critics Agree That 'The Book Thief' Hits A Bum Note

By Jack de Aguilar | 27th February 2014

Like many films, The Book Thief is based on an internationally renown and bestselling book of the same name. Unfortunately, the cinematic adaptation hasn’t managed to translate the story in the same way its written...

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Chadwick Boseman Joins Gods Of Egypt

31st January 2014

Chadwick Boseman is set to join 'Gods Of Egypt'. The 31-year-old actor has been cast in the epic fantasy film alongside Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush after landing the role of Thoth, the God of...

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Christoph Waltz For Pirates Of The Caribbean 5?

29th November 2013

Christoph Waltz and Rebecca Hall may join 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'.The 'Django Unchained' star is in line to play Captain Brand, the main villain in the new swashbuckling adventure starring...

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Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin & Angela Lansbury Earn Honorary Recognition From The Academy’S Governors Awards

By Joe Wilde | 17th November 2013

Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury were honoured on Saturday, 16 November, night at the Academy’s Governors Awards, in a night where emotions ran high and the awards circuit got off to a start....

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The Things They Say: 3955379

15th November 2013

"We had a screening at the Holocaust Museum in Washington and it was a very special night because there were quite a few survivors in the audience, and I met a guy who came up...

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'The Book Thief'- A Film Adaptation Dealing With Nazi-era Germany, Review Round-up

By Nick Hill | 9th November 2013

'The Book Thief' is the latest Hollywood film adaptation to hit the big screen. The movie, which is based on the novel of the same name by Australian author Markus Zusak, was released this Friday...

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Geoffrey Rush Stirred By Emotions Of Nazi Rally Scene In New Film

29th October 2013

Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush didn't have to dig too deep to find emotion for a pivotal Nazi rally scene in new Holocaust movie The Book Thief - he was surrounded by Germans singing Adolf Hitler's...

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Brenton Thwaites Joins Gods Of Egypt

8th October 2013

Brenton Thwaites has been cast in 'Gods of Egypt'.The 24-year-old actor has joined the epic fantasy film alongside Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush after landing the role of Bek, a human thief who fails to...

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Fascinating Fact: 3881446

25th September 2013

Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush has joined Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in ancient history epic Gods Of Egypt. The Australian actor has reportedly signed on to play sun god Ra in director Alex Proyas' ambitious...

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Gerard Butler Joins Gods Of Egypt

25th September 2013

Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush are in talks to star in 'Gods of Egypt'.The 'Olympus Has Fallen' actor and 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star are close to signing deals to join 'Game of Thrones' hunk...

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In 2014 'The Book Thief' Movie Will Transfer An Excellent, Heart-wrenching Story To The Silver Screen [Trailer]

By Victoria Pavlova | 2nd September 2013

For those who have read and loved Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, the film trailer below has been a long time coming. Anyone who hasn’t gotten around to reading the book yet, deserves a stern...

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Geoffrey Rush To Star In The Drowsy Chaperone Movie

28th August 2013

Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush is taking his Australian stage role in The Drowsy Chaperone to the big screen.The actor will produce and star in the movie adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, according to...

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Kylie Minogue And Geoffrey Rush Scoop Helpmann Awards

29th July 2013

Kylie Minogue and Geoffrey Rush were among the homegrown stars feted on Monday (29Jul13) at an Australian awards ceremony recognising achievement in live performing arts.The pop singer was named the recipient of the 2013 JC...

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Geoffrey Rush, Ian Mckellen And Cate Blanchett Pay Tribute To Bille Brown

14th January 2013

Geoffrey Rush, Sir Ian Mckellen and Cate Blanchett have led tributes to Australian actor Bille Brown following his death on Sunday (13Jan13).The Man Who Sued God star passed away in Brisbane two days after his...

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Colin Firth Wants King's Speech Sequel

24th September 2012

Colin Firth is to appear in a 'King's Speech' sequel.The British actor has reportedly agreed to reprise his Oscar-winning role as King George VI in a follow-up film, which will be set during World War...

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Geoffrey Rush Returns Home For Australian Of The Year Event

9th August 2012

Actor Geoffrey Rush returned to his home city in Queensland on Wednesday (08Aug12) for a special show in honour of his Australian of the Year award.The King's Speech star, who was the first Australian-born actor...

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Samantha Barks To Play Eponine In Les Miserables

1st February 2012

Samantha Barks has won the role of Eponine in Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables'. The actress - who played the character on the London stage in 2010 - will join an all-star cast including Russell Crowe,...

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Geoffrey Rush Named Australian Of The Year

25th January 2012

Actor Geoffrey Rush has received the coveted Australian of the Year trophy from the country's prime minister.The King's Speech star, who was the first Australian-born actor to win an Academy Award, was handed the accolade...

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Amanda Seyfried Offered Les Miserables Role

4th January 2012

Amanda Seyfried is set to star in 'Les Miserables'.The 'Mamma Mia!' actress has been offered the role of Cosette in the forthcoming musical, which will be directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Tom Hooper.Taylor Swift is also...

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Rush Embarrassed At Queen Meeting

24th October 2011

Actor Geoffrey Rush was left red-faced at a meeting with Queen Elizabeth Ii on Sunday (23Oct11) after failing to greet the British monarch.Rush was among 48 notable Australians invited to meet the royal at an...

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Anne Hathaway Signs On To Les Miserables

19th October 2011

Anne Hathaway will star as Fantine in the big screen adaptation of 'Les Miserables'. The 'One Day' actress has officially signed up to the role alongside Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, the man released from...

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Anne Hathaway For Les Miserables?

30th August 2011

Anne Hathaway will star as Fantine in the big screen adaptation of 'Les Miserables'. The 'One Day' actress was approached to take on the role alongside Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, the man released from...

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Geoffrey Rush Made President Of New Australian Film Academy

19th August 2011

Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush has been appointed president of the new Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) to "celebrate screen excellence" Down Under.The King's Speech star helped to launch the Academy in Sydney...

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Geoffrey Rush Reigns At Aussie Theatre Awards

2nd August 2011

Geoffrey Rush has added another trophy to his mantel after accepting one of Australia's prestigious Helpmann Awards on Monday (01Aug11).Rush received the Best Actor in a Play award for his turn in an Aussie reprisal...

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Happy Birthday, Geoffrey Rush!

6th July 2011

Australian actor Geoffrey Rush is set for a special day on Wednesday (06Jul11) - he turns 60.An accomplished stage and screen star, Rush boasts more than 40 films to his name, as well as a...

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Cate Blanchett And Geoffrey Rush Up For Aussie Theatre Awards

5th July 2011

Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush are leading the nominations for this year's (11) Australian Helpmann Awards.The Lord Of The Rings star has been shortlisted for Best Actress in a Play at the performing arts prizegiving,...

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Hugh Jackman For Les Miserables Role?

16th June 2011

Hugh Jackman has been approached to star in 'Les Miserables' as Jean Valjean. 'The King's Speech' filmmaker Tom Hooper - who won a Best Director Oscar for his work on the movie starring Colin Firth...

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Johnny Depp's Strange Disney Ride

22nd May 2011

Johnny Depp has revealed it was a "psychedelic experience" to find himself on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland. The 47-year-old actor stars as Captain Jack Sparrow in the movie franchise based on...

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