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Branagh Clears Schedule To Take On Thor

15th October 2008

Shakespearean actor KENNETH BRANAGH has stepped down as director of upcoming West End play HAMLET to take on the big-screen adaptation of Marvel comic THOR. The English star, who helmed and starred in the 1996...

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Star Trek Merchandise Banned From Stewart Play

25th July 2008

STAR TREK and DOCTOR WHO fans have been banned from asking PATRICK STEWART and DAVID TENNANT to autograph sci-fi merchandise while they star in a British production of HAMLET. Stewart and Tennant - currently performing...

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Law Happy To Tackle Hamlet Critics With Branagh At His Side

15th October 2007

LATEST: JUDE LAW will double up with his SLEUTH director KENNETH BRANAGH in the forthcoming West End production of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's HAMLET - the filmmaker will take charge of the play. Law admits knowing he...

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Fascinating Fact 3865

3rd September 2007

Actor PATRICK STEWART is to be joined onstage for an upcoming production of HAMLET by DOCTOR WHO star DAVID TENNANT. The former Star Trek actor will play Claudius, the uncle to Tennant's Danish prince in...

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The Things They Say 5055

3rd July 2007

"I've never really had a desire to do SHAKESPEARE... For me, it's just too many lines." JAMES BOND DANIEL CRAIG has no plans to play HAMLET or MACBETH....

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Mendes Reunites With Spacey For Stage Project

3rd April 2007

Director SAM MENDES is to reunite with his AMERICAN BEAUTY star KEVIN SPACEY in a three year theatre project. Spacey, Artistic Director of London's Old Vic Theatre, has invited Mendes to present a double-bill of...

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Tarantino: 'I May Have Been Shakespeare In A Past Life'

26th March 2007

QUENTIN TARANTINO has a strong feeling he was WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE in a former life. The PULP FICTION director feels he was born to write - because it's in his soul, and though he'd never seriously...

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Theatre Director Pimlott Dies

15th February 2007

Renowned British theatre director STEVEN PIMLOTT died yesterday (14FEB07), after losing his battle with lung cancer. He was 52. Pimlott worked on musicals like BOMBAY DREAMS and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, which took...

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Russian Film Wins Top Honour At Rome Film Festival

22nd October 2006

Film director KIRILL SEREBRENNIKOV was celebrating last night (21OCT06) after his modern-day Russian film adaptation of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's HAMLET won the top prize at the first international film festival in Rome. PLAYING THE VICTIM, a...

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The Things They Say 3099

16th October 2006

"My dream is to do Shakespeare. I want to do the definitive HAMLET." Producer DAVID GEST is considering a change in career.

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Law To Return To London Stage

11th September 2006

JUDE LAW is set to appear on the London stage for the first time in four years - in the theatre his fundraising helped save. The COLD MOUNTAIN actor is in talks to star in...

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Beloved Actor Barnard Hughes Dies

12th July 2006

Beloved US stage and screen star BARNARD HUGHES has died after a brief illness. He was 90. The Tony and Emmy Award-winner, who has featured in a string of movies including THE LOST BOYS, HAMLET,...

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Depp To Carry Out Brando's Last Wish

3rd July 2006

JOHNNY DEPP wants to put Hollywood on hold so he can live out the dying wish of late movie icon MARLON BRANDO by playing HAMLET in a theatre production. Brando warned THE PIRATES OF THE...

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Hefner Tours Shakespeare Museum

24th May 2006

Playboy boss HUGH HEFNER surprised fans of legendary playwright WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE when he turned up at London's Globe Theatre for a tour of the prestigious establishment. Earlier this week (begs22MAY06), the 80-year-old pornographer showed up...

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Bollywood To Make Two Shakespeare Films

25th April 2006

Indian movie interpretations of two classic WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE plays are in production, despite the 2003 disappointment of MAQBOOL, which was loosely based on MACBETH. Director VISHAL BHARADWAJ is filming OMKARA - his version of OTHELLO...

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Winslet: 'My Husband Isn't A Professor'

24th March 2006

British actress KATE WINSLET is amazed by the common misconception that her brainy husband SAM MENDES is an academic bore. The TITANIC star insists the AMERICAN BEAUTY film-maker - who attended prestigious English university, Cambridge...

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The Things They Say 1405

23rd February 2006

"To me, INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU is HAMLET for comedians." STEVE MARTIN thinks PETER SELLERS' goofy French detective is a role all comics should play....

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Fiennes Returns To Broadway

24th January 2006

Hollywood star RALPH FIENNES is returning to Broadway, New York, for the first time since treading the boards as HAMLET 10 years ago. The Tony Award winner will play the lead role of FRANK...

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Peet's Acting Branded 'Terrible' By Agents

30th November 2005

A LOT LIKE LOVE star AMANDA PEET is amazed by her movie success, because so many Hollywood casting agents have told her how "terrible" her acting skills are. The brunette beauty received numerous knockbacks...

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Rylance Thrilled With New Shakespeare Mystery Book

19th October 2005

British thespian MARK RYLANCE was so taken by a new book disputing the authenticity of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's plays, he agreed to pen the foreword. Rylance, the artistic director of The Globe Theatre in London,...

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Firth Happy To Pass On Darcy To Mcfadyen

11th October 2005

British screen star COLIN FIRTH is delighted MATTHEW McFADYEN has replaced him as the actor synonymous with PRIDE AND PREJUDICE heart-throb MR DARCY, because he wants to move on from the role. Firth delighted...

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Son Took Sadistic Pleasure From Olivier's Condition

15th September 2005

SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER's son RICHARD took sadistic pleasure from controlling his incapacitated father in the run-up to his death in 1989. Author TERRY COLEMAN features the shocking admission in his new biography of the...

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Leigh Tormented By Sexual Jealousy

9th August 2005

Late screen siren VIVIEN LEIGH's spiralling mental instability often took the form of furious sexual jealousy during her marriage to SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER, despite the fact she was having affairs herself. The GONE WITH...

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Burton's Family Angry He's Missed From List

6th July 2005

The family of late acting legend RICHARD BURTON are furious his name has been omitted from a new poll of Britain's best actors. The poll, conducted for British TV network Five and voted for...

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Cobain's Death Influences New Van Sant Film

8th May 2005

Late icon KURT COBAIN's final hours before his suicide are the inspiration behind a new movie from GUS VAN SANT. For his latest picture LAST DAYS, the maverick film-maker is attempting to imagine how...

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Vaughn Careful With Celebrity Pals In Autobiography

9th March 2005

Veteran screen star ROBERT VAUGHN is relaxed about publishing his controversial autobiography - because most of his revelations concern celebrities who have already passed away. THE MAN FROM UNCLE icon, 72, is desperate not...

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Olivier's Son Plans Film Biopic

19th January 2005

LAURENCE OLIVIER's son TARQUIN has written a biopic about his father's stormy marriage to screen beauty VIVIEN LEIGH. The 68-year-old, born during the HAMLET actor's first marriage to actress JILL ESMOND, has already attempted...

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Everett Touts For London Stage Show

10th December 2004

English actor RUPERT EVERETT is trying to convince theatre bosses to produce his alternative stage version of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's tragic play HAMLET. The MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING heart-throb would love to play the temperamental...

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Law Plans For Hamlet

7th October 2004

Hollywood star JUDE LAW is planning a break from Hollywood, to return to the London stage. The actor enjoyed a successful run in the CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE play DOCTOR FAUSTUS at the city's YOUNG VIC...

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Thornton Attacks Shakespeare

4th October 2004

THE ALAMO star BILLY BOB THORNTON has upset fans of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE by insisting he's just an overrated soap opera writer. The movie star admits he has never been a Shakespeare fan, and thinks...

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