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'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' Gets A Facebook Photo Tease

By Jack de Aguilar | 22nd July 2014

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ won’t be out for another 6 months, which means it’s just the right time to start dripping teaser photos, trailer snippets and plot bytes to keep Tolkienites’...

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Ian Mckellen Wants Better Wages For Actors

22nd July 2014

Sir Ian Mckellen has urged theatre bosses to provide a minimum wage to help struggling actors.The Lord of the Rings star wants thespians at the lower end of the pay scale to receive more money...

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Ian Mckellen Kicks Off Pride In London Celebrations

26th June 2014

Sir Ian Mckellen helped kick off the 2014 gay pride celebrations in London on Wednesday (25Jun14).The Lord of The Rings actor was the guest of honour at the Pride in London Gala Dinner, which was...

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Why Daniel Day-lewis Deserves His Knighthood

By George Percival | 23rd June 2014

Few actors impart an intensity and dedication to the process of characterization as relentlessly as Daniel Day-Lewis. The 57 year-old occupies a position in the acting world that accumulates esteem akin to the likes of...

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Ian Mckellen Receives Honorary Degree

19th June 2014

Sir Ian Mckellen was honoured with a special degree from his alma mater in Cambridge, England on Wednesday (18Jun14).The Lord of the Rings star, 75, won a scholarship to study English literature at Britain's prestigious...

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Days Of Future Past Was A 'Final Goodbye' For Original Actors

27th May 2014

'X-Men Days Of Future Past' was a ''final goodbye'' for the original actors.Screenwriter Simon Kinberg insists the latest installment of the Marvel adventure, which stars Sir Patrick Stewart as the older Charles Xavier who...

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Bryan Singer Back For X-men: Apocalypse

27th May 2014

Bryan Singer will direct 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.The filmmaker is returning to helm the next chapter of the mutant superhero movie, despite being hit with two sexual abuse lawsuits in recent months.Asked whether Singer would be back,...

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With 95%, 'X-men: Days Of Future Past' Is The Best X-men Movie. Period.

By Michael West | 22nd May 2014

The early reviews of X-Men: Days of Future Past were potentially damaging. There was talk of the narrative being far too complex for the average movie fan to enjoy and many were suggesting Bryan Singer...

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X-men: Days Of Future Past Was Logistical Nightmare

13th May 2014

Simon Kinberg claims 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' almost didn't happen.The producer-and-screenwriter has revealed he initially thought plans for the mutant superhero movie might have to be scrapped because it's A-list cast - which includes...

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'X-men: Days Of Future Past' Navigates Complicated Plot And Entertains, Say Critics

By Jack de Aguilar | 13th May 2014

Professor X, Mystique, Magneto, Kitty Pryde and Wolverine are back, but this time the latter is trying to convince X-Men from the past to help stop a war that is going to occur in the...

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Michael Fassbender: Magneto Becomes More Machiavellian

13th May 2014

Michael Fassbender says Magneto is ''more Machiavellian'' in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'.The 37-year-old actors stars as a young Erik Lehnsherr, a.k.a. Magneto, in the superhero film which will unite the casts of the original...

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Fascinating Fact: 4154186

14th April 2014

The white horse which featured alongside Sir Ian Mckellen in the Lord Of The Rings movies has died. Blanco, who played Gandalf's steed Shadowfax in the film franchise, had to be euthanised this week (ends13Apr14)...

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Robert Downey Jr. Joins Twitter

12th April 2014

Robert Downey Jr. has joined Twitter.The 'Iron Man' star posted his first tweet on Friday afternoon (11.04.14) and amassed almost one million followers in less than 24 hours.The 49-year-old actor made his debut on the...

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Inside 'Days Of Future Past', "Now I Really Feel I'm Making An X-men Movie"

By Michael West | 10th April 2014

Fox has released the X-Men: Days of Future Past behind-the-scenes featurette as it prepares its promotional material ahead of the movie's release on May 23. Mainly featuring Bryan Singer explaining his reasons for getting back...

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Aaron Paul, Sir Ian Mckellen And Will Ferrell Honoured For Social Media Work

8th April 2014

Aaron Paul, Sir Ian Mckellen and Will Ferrell were among the stars honoured for their social media profiles at the Shorty Awards.The Breaking Bad star was feted for his online achievements at the ceremony in...

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New 'X-men: Days Of Future Past' Poster Released: Are You Excited Yet? [Trailer]

By Lauren James | 7th April 2014

Twentieth Century Fox has debuted a new poster for the upcoming comic book adaptation sequel, X-Men Days of Future Past. The dramatic new image features Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, and Fan Bingbing alongside...

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Denzel Washington Was Taught How To Act Drunk By Ian Mckellen

6th April 2014

Denzel Washington was given tips on how to act drunk by veteran thespian Sir Ian Mckellen.The Oscar winner is required to act inebriated in Broadway play A Raisin In The Sun, but he reveals director...

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Orlando Bloom Shared New York Apartment With Sir Ian Mckellen

1st April 2014

British actor Orlando Bloom lived with Sir Ian Mckellen in New York while they were both working on Broadway.The Pirates of the Caribbean star lived in the city while starring in Romeo and Juliet last...

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Ian Mckellen And Patrick Stewart Sell Souvenir Shirts For Charity

25th March 2014

Acting veterans Sir Ian Mckellen and Sir Patrick Stewart are auctioning off their own souvenir shirts to raise money for charity.The British thespians enjoyed a day out at New York's famous Coney Island while rehearsing...

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Stars Join Campaign To Improve Press Standards

18th March 2014

More than 200 stars including Russell Brand, Sir Ian Mckellen and Dame Maggie Smith have put their names to a campaign to clean up the British press.A long list of celebrities have thrown their support...

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Fascinating Fact: 4092643

2nd March 2014

Sir Ian Mckellen fulfilled his dream of becoming a U.S. talk show host on Friday (28Feb14) after taking charge of Late Night With Seth Meyers. The British acting icon briefly swapped places with new presenter...

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What Would 'Harry Potter' Have Been Like With This Alternative Cast?

By Sophie Miskiw | 19th February 2014

There’s a generation out there who have been practically weened on Harry Potter. The books and the films have become a religion for devout fans of the series, but would it have been the same...

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Sir Ian Mckellen Joins 27 Nobel Laureates In Open Letter To President Vladimir Putin Protesting Russia's Anti-gay Law

By Nick Hill | 15th January 2014

Russia's anti-gay laws are not sitting well with some of the brightest minds in the world.27 Nobel laureates have joined British actor Sir Ian Mckellen in writing an open letter to President Vladimir Putin to...

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Ian Mckellen Leads Nobel Laureates In Russian Gay Rights Protest

14th January 2014

Veteran British actor Sir Ian Mckellen has joined forces with 27 Nobel laureates to write an open letter to Russia's president over the country's anti-gay stance.The Lord of the Rings star has brought together leading...

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Anna Paquin Cut From X-men: Days Of Future Past

23rd December 2013

Anna Paquin has been cut from 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'.The 'True Blood' actress' one and only scene has been scrapped from the upcoming time-travel sequel because director Bryan Singer felt it was ''extraneous''. The...

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Ian Mckellen Surprises Hobbit Fans At Cinema

19th December 2013

Sir Ian Mckellen brought some magic to a midnight screening of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug in New York City by making a special appearance in front of stunned fans.The Brit, who plays Gandalf...

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Ian Mckellen And Michael Fassbender Didn't Talk About Magneto

18th December 2013

Sir Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender didn't collaborate on their portrayals of Magneto in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'.McKellen will play the older version of the comic book villain in next year's summer blockbuster, while...

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Ian Mckellen Doesn't Tire Of Gandalf

13th December 2013

Sir Ian McKellen doesn't tire of playing Gandalf in 'The Hobbit' films.'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' actor has played the famous wizard in six films, including the current 'Hobbit' series and the 'Lord of...

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Damian Lewis Apologises To Sir Ian Mckellen

12th December 2013

Damian Lewis has apologised to Sir Ian McKellen for insinuating he once feared he would end up like 'The Hobbit' star.The 'Homeland' star admitted he was ''hugely embarrassed'' after the 'Lord of the Rings' actor,...

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Damian Lewis Apologises For 'Fruity Actor' Comments

12th December 2013

British actor Damian Lewis has apologised to Sir Ian Mckellen after he appeared to mock the veteran movie star in an interview.In a chat with Britain's The Guardian newspaper earlier this year (13), the Homeland...

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