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Emma Watson And Dame Judi Dench Win Britannia Awards

By Ed Biggs | 1st November 2014

Emma Watson and Dame Judi Dench were among the British movie stars to be honoured at the Britannia Awards. The annual ceremony was hosted by BAFTA at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Los...

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Judi Dench Joins Benedict Cumberbatch In Bbc's Shakespeare Adaptations

By Michael West | 23rd August 2014

Dame Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatchhave joined the cast of the BBC's adaptation of a trilogy of classic Shakespeare plays. Cumberbatch will play Richard III in the third part of the Wars of the Roses...

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'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Looks Fantastically Watchable [Trailer + Pictures]

By Michael West | 11th August 2014

Forget The Avengers, The Hunger Games and The Hobbit, for it was The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel that ruled supreme as the true box-office success story of 2012. Fox were never expecting much when producers...

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Angela Lansbury "Very Proud" To Be Made A Dame

By Lauren James | 15th April 2014

Angela Lansbury has today been bestowed with the honour of being made a dame by Queen Elizabeth in a special ceremony. The 88 year-old actress, who had previously been known as Angela Lansbury CBE, will...

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'The Good Life' & 'As Time Goes By' Writer, Bob Larbey, Dies Aged 79

By Elinor Cosgrave | 6th April 2014

Bob Larbey, the co- writer of the classic British sitcom The Good Life, has died. Larbey's agent confirmed his death to the BBC on Saturday (5th April). Larbey died in London on 31st March at...

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Dame Judi Dench's Failing Eyesight Leaves Her Unable To Read Scripts

By Michael West | 24th February 2014

Dame Judi Dench says her failing eyesight had left her unable to read scripts or watch movies. The actress, 79, has age-related macular degeneration, which affects more than 600,000in the UK and is the cause...

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Judi Dench Cannot Read Scripts Due To Failing Eyesight

By Nick Hill | 24th February 2014

Dame Judi Dench recently revealed she is suffering from a health issue that has to be very concerning for someone in the movie industry.The 79 year-old's eye sight is failing as she has a condition...

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Forget Who Will Win, Who Should Win At The Oscars?

By Sophie Miskiw | 19th February 2014

On March 2nd 2014, the 86th Annual Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. As we all well know, for the few months leading up to the Oscars, the awards...

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Gary Oldman Would Be A Real Coup For Star Wars: Episode Vii

By Jack de Aguilar | 7th February 2014

Is Gary Oldman about to add to his ridiculously impressive list of franchises by appearing in Star Wars: Episode VII? That’s what the rumors are suggesting, and Oldman did little to quell them when he...

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Poll: Are You Happy With The Star Wars Casting Rumors? Zac Efron?

By Jack de Aguilar | 3rd February 2014

With the sheer size of the Star Wars franchise, Episode VII was always going to be a big deal. J.J Abrams took on a daunting task when he agreed to helm the reboot following Disney’s...

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A Week In Movies: Stiller And Williams Film In Rainy London, While Trailers Debut For Brosnan, Owen, Rio And Maleficent

By Rich Cline | 31st January 2014

In the lull between big awards shows, media attention turns to Super Bowl halftime performances and adverts, while award-nominated actors and filmmakers travel around the world to squeeze in their next projects before Bafta and...

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A Week In Movies: Dame Judi In Star Wars? Jack Ryan And Milla Jovovich Hit London, While Trailers Promise Vampires, Spies, Aliens And Hunks

By Rich Cline | 24th January 2014

The best rumour this week is that Judi Dench may play Mon Mothma in Star Wars Episode VII, which director JJ Abrams starts shooting in the UK this spring. The character is a rebel leader...

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A Week In News: Globes And Oscars Mania, Prince Finds His Funny Bone, Lena Dunham Gets A Vogue Make-over

By Lauren James | 17th January 2014

Golden Globes Glory: Last weekend's Golden Globe awards set hearts racing ahead of March's Oscars with plenty of deserving winners next to a few jaw-dropping snubs. 12 Years A Slave predictably came out on top...

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Judi Dench Leads Veteran Oscar Nominees June Squibb And Bruce Dern

By Lauren James | 16th January 2014

Dame Judi Dench has been nominated in the Best Actress category ahead of this year's Academy Awards for her lead role in the British film Philomena, which has also been nominated for Best Film. The...

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The Baftas 2014: Predicting Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director And Best Supporting Categories

By Jack de Aguilar | 8th January 2014

Award season has been grumbling away like Smaug inside Erebor for the last few months; but dragon is slowly awakening. Since the Gotham awards last year, the perennial question of ‘who’ll win what?’ has echoed...

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Baftas 2014: 'Gravity' Pulls In The Nominations While Chiwetel Ejiofor Stands A Great Chance

By Jack de Aguilar | 8th January 2014

The Bafta nominations didn’t really throw up any surprises, with many of the year’s top actors, directors and films being recognised. The constant metronome of: ‘Gravity,’ ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ still chimes...

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The 10 Worst Films Of 2013

By Rich Cline | 24th December 2013

10. A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III - Charlie Sheen exploits his bad-boy image in this fractured comedy in which he plays a paranoid idiot who thinks his ex is trying to...

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Jude Law As 'Henry V' Is (Probably) The Best Acting Performance Of 2013

By Joe Wilde | 5th December 2013

The latest stage version of William Shakespeare's historic epic Henry V is currently playing to packed-out audiences at the Noel Coward Theatre on London's West End, with critics being particularly taken by lead man Jude...

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Tonight In Cinemas: Oldboy, Philomena, Frozen, Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Pick A Winner?

By Jack de Aguilar | 29th November 2013

Thanksgiving weekend represents a real mix of genres should you venture out to the pictures. From animated Disney musical action in Frozen, to hyper-violent revenge seeking in Oldboy, there’s truly something for everyone. But what...

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Will 'Philomena' Translate To U.s Market With Its Thanksgiving Release?

By Jack de Aguilar | 29th November 2013

Philomena enjoyed a brilliant critical response in the UK, with special mentions for actors Steve Coogan and Judi Dench for the way they handled the emotive subject matter with grace, dignity and a level of...

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Review Round-up: 'Philomena' Receives High Praise From Critics

By Elinor Cosgrave | 22nd November 2013

Philomena, starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench, is due to be released in US cinemas today (22nd November). Reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in Philomena.The biopic, based on a...

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'Philomena' Actors Shortlisted For British Independent Film Awards

By Lauren James | 12th November 2013

Philomena has been released in UK cinemas and is proving to be one of the British film events of the year as critics flock to praise Steve Coogan and Judi Dench's performances in this touching,...

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The Sisters Are Nun Too Happy With Judi Dench, Steve Coogan And 'Philomena'

By Jack de Aguilar | 8th November 2013

The story of Philomena doesn’t exactly paint nuns in the best light, which isn’t to say the story isn’t valid or true. But it’s difficult to escape the fact that nuns don’t exactly come off...

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National Theatre In London Celebrates 50 Years With A Shining Cast And Star-studded Guest List

By Victoria Pavlova | 3rd November 2013

The National Theatre in London celebrated five decades of quality productions yesterday with the aid of some of the brightest and most experienced stars of UK theatre. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Derek Jacobi,...

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Bafta Bound, But Could 'Philomena' Feature At The Oscars?

By Michael West | 1st November 2013

Don't laugh. We're serious. Stephen Frears' new movie Philomena, based on the investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, could well figure in the behemoth that is the American movie awards season following stunning reviews...

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Critics Agree, 'Philomena' Is A "Serious" Comedy That Needs To Be Seen

By Joe Wilde | 1st November 2013

Philomena stars Judi Dench as Philomena Lee in the movie adaptation of Martin Sixsmith's 2009 novel The Lost Children of Philomena Lee. Co-starring Steve Coogan as Sixsmith, the film is an emotionally moving and shocking...

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Richard Gere Joining Veteran Cast For 'Marigold Hotel' Sequel

By Jack de Aguilar | 31st October 2013

Not only has The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel retained its all-star cast for the sequel, but another behemoth of the big screen has joined ranks. Richard Gere will star alongside Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie...

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Steve Coogan On 'Philomena': It's Not Simply "An Angry Attack On The Church"

By Jack de Aguilar | 30th October 2013

Best known for his seminal comedy creation, Alan Partridge, Steve Coogan’s dramatic work sometimes slips under the radar.But with Philomena, the British actor’s emotional attachment, combined with the technique and skill from both he and...

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A Week In Movies: Stars Come Out In London, We Get A Glimpse Of The New Jack Ryan, And Keanu Brings Us A Japanese Fantasy

By Rich Cline | 18th October 2013

The stars continue to be out in London in the second week of the 57th London Film Festival. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan were on-hand with their new film Philomena, Joseph Gordon-Levitt got the crowd...

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Steve Coogan Gets Plenty Of 'Ahas!' At Philomena's Bfi Screening

By Jack de Aguilar | 17th October 2013

Perhaps it’s testament to the timeless power of Steve Coogan’s character, Alan Partridge, that people can’t stop quoting his most famous catchphrase, but last night, when the actor was on the red carpet for his...

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