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Guillermo Del Toro To Make 'Bizarre' Movie

10th July 2014

Guillermo Del Toro is planning to make a ''really bizarre'' movie.The 49-year-old director is looking to fit in the time to make a ''strange little'' film in between completing his haunted house horror 'Crimson Peak'...

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Does Dwayne Johnson Have The A-list Clout To Carry 'Hercules'?

By Michael West | 4th June 2014

Despite packing a pretty tremendous supporting cast including Ian McShane, John Hurt and Rufus Sewell, Brett Ratner's 3-D epic Hercules is about only one actor: Dwayne Johnson. The former WWE superstar has proved his clout...

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John Hurt Approached For The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

12th May 2014

John Hurt is being lined up to star in 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote'.The veteran actor has been approached by Monty Python legend Terry Gilliam to star in his long-awaited satirical film, SIC is...

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Fifty Fired For Taking 'Hercules' Photos - We've Got Official Snaps [Trailer]

By Michael West | 2nd April 2014

Dwayne Johnson has hammered home the secrecy behind Paramount and MGM's new Hercules movie by claiming that almost fifty crew-members were fired for attempting to take pictures of him in full regalia. Dwayne Johnson as...

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'Only Lovers Left Alive': Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddlestone Celebrate Undying Love In New Vampire Romance [Trailer]

By Lauren James | 21st January 2014

You'd think we'd have had our fill of vampire romances by now, but new movie Only Lovers Left Alive is set to show us that there's still fresh blood to shake from the undead fantasy...

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Julie Walters To Be Honoured At British Independent Film Awards

3rd December 2013

Julie Walters is to be honoured with an outstanding achievement award at the Moet British Independent Film Awards on Sunday (08.12.13).The 'Harry Potter' actress will receive the Richard Harris Award for her contributions to British...

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Doctor Who 'The Time Of The Doctor' Christmas Day Special Teasing Promos Released [Trailer]

By Lauren James | 26th November 2013

It's just under a month until Christmas Day and as a result we've been sent a sniff of the eagerly awaited Doctor Who Christmas Day special to really whet our appetites until December 25th's big...

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Doctor Who Producers Defy The Impossible For Christmas Special 'The Time Of The Doctor'

By Holly Williams | 26th November 2013

Following a baffling turn of events for the Doctor in the 50th anniversary episode of BBC's 'Doctor Who' entitled 'The Day Of The Doctor', producer Steven Moffat intends to drop another bombshell on Whovians this...

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Doctor Who 'The Day Of The Doctor' Draws Millions For 50th Anniversary Special

By Lauren James | 25th November 2013

Saturday night's long-awaited Doctor Who 50th anniversary feature-length special has come and gone, leaving the BBC sci-fi show with an aftertaste of success as the similarly landmark ratings begin to make headlines. Outgoing Doctor Matt...

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Millions Are Gripped And Records Are Broken As The 'Doctor Who' 50th Anniversary Special Premieres

By Joe Wilde | 24th November 2013

Doctor Who has landed itself in the Guinness World Record books after the show's fans tuned in to the special 50th anniversary edition of the show in their millions, with fans from almost 100 countries...

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Dr Who 50th Anniversary Special To Mark Arrival Of The New And Return Of The Old

By Nick Hill | 10th September 2013

Dr Who's 50th anniversary is approaching and the BBC have revealed the title and length of the special, along with a full programme of special guests and celebrity appearances.BBC announced today (Sept 10) that the...

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Guillermo Del Toro's The Strain Heading To Tv

13th August 2013

Guillermo Del Toro's vampire novel The Strain is heading to Tv with a cast headed by veteran British actor John Hurt.The Mexican director co-wrote the original book with Chuck Hogan and it spawned two sequels...

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Stars Get Snapping For Photo Feature

5th August 2013

Stars including Woody Harrelson, Ricky Gervais and John Hurt have taken 'selfie'-style photographs of themselves for a bizarre picture project.Editors at the Guardian Weekend magazine have been investigating the modern phenomenon of self-taken portraits posted...

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Peter Capaldi Is New Doctor Who

4th August 2013

Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor Who. The 55-year-old actor was announced as Matt Smith's replacement during a BBC One special 'Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor' on Sunday (04.08.13). The TV show - hosted...

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12th 'Doctor Who' Actor To Be Revealed On Live Sunday Special

By Elinor Cosgrave | 2nd August 2013

The next Doctor Who will be announced on a special half hour episode on Sunday 4th August. Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor, presented by Zoe Ball and broadcast on BBC1, will reveal who will...

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The Rock Tweets Us Another Sneak Peak At The Upcoming Hercules Film

By Joe Wilde | 8th July 2013

Does the latest behind the scenes picture from Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's upcoming turn as Hercules give away loads of details about what the plot with entail? IT DOESN'T MATTER! How about loads of cool...

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How Will Doctor Who Writers Explain Matt Smith And David Tennant On Screen Together?

By Hayley Avron | 18th April 2013

Filming for the 50th anniversary edition of Doctor Who is underway and the Daily Mail have published photos from the set. For the first time, both Matt Smith and David Tennant will appear on...

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John Hurt Leaves London Prizegiving Early To Film Doctor Who

14th April 2013

Veteran actor John Hurt left a London party held in his honour early this week (begs08Apr13) because he had to dash to Cardiff, Wales to film scenes for Doctor Who.The Alien star was awarded cultural...

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A Stellar Cast: David Tennant Leads Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Cast

By Hayley Avron | 2nd April 2013

David Tennant will lead a stellar cast for the forthcoming Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special. The former Gavin & Stacey star Joanna Page will also join the cast, as will Billie Piper, who was once...

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Bill Wyman Unveils New Art Exhibition In London

27th February 2013

Bill Wyman opened his new exhibition 'Bill Wyman: Reworked' in London on Tuesday evening (26.02.13).The former Rolling Stones bassist unveiled the re-imaginations of his photographs of the legendary band by various artists - including cartoonist...

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John Hurt Becomes University Chancellor

1st February 2013

Hollywood actor John Hurt has been named chancellor of a university in his adopted hometown.The Alien star has been appointed Chancellor of the Norwich University of the Arts (Nua), a college in Norfolk, England which...

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Bradley Cooper To Channel His Inner Elephant

1st August 2012

Former People's Sexiest Man Alive winner Bradley Cooper is almost unrecognisable in his latest role as The Elephant Man, his unflattering look is one that is some miles away from the Wolf Pack he usually...

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Fascinating Fact 13548

10th June 2012

Harry Potter star John Hurt is to make his Los Angeles stage debut during the Kirk Douglas Theatre's 2012-13 season. The British actor will transfer with Samuel Beckett's play Krapp's Last Tape, which has been...

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John Hurt Honoured At Evening Standard British Film Awards

7th February 2012

John Hurt won the Alexander Walker Special Award for Contribution to Cinema at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards last night (06.02.12).The 72-year-old actor was honoured with the special prize for his four-decade career...

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Stars Evacuated From Evening Standard Awards After Fire Alarm

7th February 2012

John Hurt, Olivia Colman and Clemence Poesy were among the stars left out in the cold at Monday night's (06Feb12) Evening Standard British Film Awards after they were evacuated from the venue following a fire...

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John Hurt Honoured For Outstanding Contribution To British Cinema

27th January 2012

John Hurt is to receive the Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema Award at the BaftAs in February.The seventy two year old actor is well known for his roles as John Merrick in The Elephant Man...

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Hurt Lands Special Bafta Prize

27th January 2012

Veteran actor John Hurt will be the toast of the upcoming British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) awards after landing the outstanding achievement honour.The 72 year old, who already boasts three Bafta trophies,...

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John Hurt Wins Bafta Contribution Award

27th January 2012

John Hurt is to receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award at the BAFTAs. The 'A Man For All Seasons' star - whose career has spanned six decades - will join the likes of...

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John Hurt's New Film Is Tribute To Director's Grandfather

27th December 2011

John Hurt's heartbreaking new film about a pensioner who takes his life at sea after escaping a home for the elderly is a tribute to the filmmaker's late grandfather.Elfar Adalsteins' Sailcloth is among the short...

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Gary Oldman Wanted English Role

10th December 2011

Gary Oldman signed up to 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' so he could be an "Englishman". The British actor - best known for his eccentric roles including Sirius Black in the 'Harry Potter' series and Commissioner...

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