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The Things They Say 23733

12th December 2011

"Without realising it at the time, Christopher Wallace, who later became Notorious B.I.G., I taught him English without realising who he was going to become. He was in a penitentiary for a very, very short...

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Rhys Ifans' Emotional Role

8th October 2010

Rhys Ifans cried like a "little girl" after seeing his new movie 'Mr Nice' for the first time. The actor admits it was such an emotional experience to portray his friend, cannabis smuggler Howard Marks,...

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Rhys Ifans Defends Marijuana Use

8th October 2010

Rhys Ifans thinks marijuana is "one of life's little pleasures".The 'Mr Nice' actor - who portrays his pal, drug smuggler Howard Marks, in the movie - admits he has indulged in the illegal substance with...

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Marks Denies Biopic Celebrates Crime

6th October 2010

Former drugs baron HOWARD MARKS is adamant a new biopic of his life doesn't glamourise smuggling - he hopes the movie will turn gangsters away from a life of crime.The Welsh writer built up a...

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Grant Wanted Drugs Baron Role

5th October 2010

HUGH GRANT wanted to ditch his onscreen image as a typical English gentleman to play notorious Welsh drugs baron HOWARD MARKS.The Hollywood star is well known for his posh accent and bumbling demeanour in movies...

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The Things They Say 17929

9th September 2010

"You can't - you forget your lines! No, the tears were real but the pot wasn't." RHYS IFANS insists he didn't smoke cannabis in preparation to play legendary drug smuggler HOWARD MARKS in the upcoming...

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Ifans Was Drug Smuggler Marks' Prison Pen Pal

1st March 2010

Welsh actor RHYS IFANS was thrilled when he landed the chance to play British drug smuggler HOWARD MARKS in new movie MR. NICE - because he used to write to the lovable rogue when he...

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Fascinating Fact 8589

5th January 2010

Notorious former drugs baron HOWARD MARKS has a cameo role in the upcoming movie of his life story. Marks plays the owner of an Amsterdam cannabis cafe in MR NICE. The film is scheduled for...

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Peter Hook's Freebass Favours

14th October 2009

Peter Hook couldn't find a singer for Freebass so asked his famous friends to take it in turns.When the former New Order bassist - who has teamed up with Stone Roses bassist Mani and Andy...

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Gael Garcia Bernal Wants Legal Drugs

3rd September 2009

Gael Garcia Bernal has called for drugs to be legalised.The Mexican actor says the trade of illegal substances is the cause of the majority of problems in his home country and believes if they were...

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Kasabian And Enemy Named In Full Camden Crawl Line Up

16th April 2009

The Enemy, Madness and Kasabian have been revealed as the final headlining acts of the 2009 Camden Crawl.The two-day event takes in a host of venues across the north London district, including Koko, the Electric...

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Stereophonics Searched After Drugs Baron Joke

23rd September 2008

Rockers STEREOPHONICS were chased by cops for two miles (3.2 kilometres) and had their tour bus searched on Sunday (21Sep08) - after joking that they were pals with legendary drugs baron HOWARD MARKS. The Welsh...

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Frost Sacked By From Talk Show

11th May 2004

Actress SADIE FROST has been sacked from her British talk show WHAT SADIE DID NEXT after viewing figures plummeted. JUDE LAW's ex-wife hoped the series on satellite channel E4 would be a springboard to...

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