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Kate Beckinsale's Letter Landed Her Big Break

18th January 2012

Kate Beckinsale won her big film break in John Schlesinger's period drama Cold Comfort Farm by writing the director a letter to convince him she was the right person for the role of Flora Poste.The...

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Dern Reveals All About Coming Home Nightmare That Became A Dream

10th May 2010

Living in California celebrity enclave Malibu Colony really paid off for actor BRUCE DERN - he landed a role in movie classic COMING HOME following a neighbourhood scramble to complete the film when AL PACINO...

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Mendes For Lifetime Achievement Award

16th February 2005

British film-maker SAM MENDES is to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award from the DIRECTORS GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN - at the age of 39. The OSCAR-winning director, who is married to KATE WINSLET,...

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Penn's Drug Use Horrified Schlesinger

12th July 2004

Hollywood hunk SEAN PENN stopped using heroin after it destroyed his relationship with late director JOHN SCHLESINGER on the set of THE FALCON AND THE SNOWMAN. Schlesinger's forthcoming biography - by WILLIAM J MANN...

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Schlesinger Slammed Madonna's Movie Interference

11th July 2004

OSCAR-winning movie maker JOHN SCHLESINGER criticised MADONNA - the star of his movie THE NEXT BEST THING for her constant influence over his final directing opus. The late Schlesinger, who directed Madonna and RUPERT...

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Madonna's On-set Strife

17th June 2004

MADONNA is a difficult actress who refuses to take direction, according to late movie maker JOHN SCHLESINGER, In a new biography of the OSCAR-winning director - who died last year (03) - Schlesinger reveals...

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Fountains Star Lands Broadway Gig

19th March 2004

FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE star JOHN SCHLESINGER has become the latest rocker to try his hand at writing a Broadway musical. The STACEY'S MOM hitmaker is set to make his debut as a Broadway composer...

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Film Legend Schlesinger Dies

25th July 2003

LATEST: British film-maker JOHN SCHLESINGER has died in California - he was 77. The MIDNIGHT COWBOY director had his life support machine switched off last night (24JUL03) after a stroke in 2000 left him...

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John Schlesinger Taken Off Life Support

25th July 2003

OSCAR-winning director JOHN SCHLESINGER has been taken off a life support machine following a long run of heart problems. The London-born MIDNIGHT COWBOY creator underwent a quadruple heart bypass in 1998, before suffering a...

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