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Ken Russell's Ex-wives Planning Book

3rd December 2012

Two of Ken Russell's ex-wives are teaming up to write a book about the late director, according to a U.K. report.The Tommy moviemaker passed away in November, 2011 at the age of 84 after a...

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Redgrave Pays Tribute To Russell

29th November 2011

Veteran British actress Vanessa Redgrave has remembered late director Ken Russell as a "genius" and revealed she still treasures a tribute he wrote following the death of her daughter Natasha Richardson.Tommy director Russell, who passed...

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Roger Daltrey Considered Re-teaming With Russell Before His Death

29th November 2011

The Who rocker Roger Daltrey has paid tribute to his Tommy director Ken Russell, revealing they re-teamed to discuss a new project just weeks before his death.The 84-year-old filmmaker, who directed Daltrey in the band's...

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Colorful Director Ken Russell Dead At 84

28th November 2011

British director Ken Russell, the flamboyant director of such films as Women in Love, The Devils, and The Who's Tommy has died at age 84 of an apparent stroke. Active to the end, he reportedly...

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Ken Russell Tributes Pour In Following Death

28th November 2011

Tributes have been pouring in for late director Ken Russell, the extrovert British film director who sadly passed away aged 84 on Sunday (November 27th 2011). Russell was known throughout the industry for his thought-provoking...

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Director Ken Russell Dies

28th November 2011

Director Ken Russell has died.The Oscar nominated filmmaker passed away in hospital at the age of 84 on Sunday night (27.11.11) after suffering a series of strokes, his son Alex Verney-Elliott confirmed. He said: "My...

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Ken Russell Dead At 84

28th November 2011

British moviemaker Ken Russell has died at the age of 84.Russell directed several classic British films during his 55-year career, including spy thriller Billion Dollar Brain, The Who's rock opera Tommy, and Oscar-winning 1969 movie...

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Ken Russell Dead At 84

28th November 2011

British moviemaker Ken Russell has died at the age of 84.Russell directed several classic British films during his 55-year career, including spy thriller Billion Dollar Brain, The Who's rock opera Tommy, and Oscar-winning 1969 movie...

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Russell: 'Reed Should Have Been Given An Oscar'

17th August 2010

Moviemaker KEN RUSSELL fears OLIVER REED's wildman reputation cost the late Brit an Oscar - insisting it's a travesty the GLADIATOR star was never honoured by the Academy.The filmmaker directed Reed in The Devils and...

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Moon Caused Havoc On Tommy Set

17th August 2010

Legendary rock wildman KEITH MOON's bad boy behaviour was almost too much for maverick moviemaker KEN RUSSELL on the set of THE WHO's the band's movie musical TOMMY - after the rocker threw a TV...

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Townshend: 'Russell Never Slept'

22nd May 2010

Rocker PETE TOWNSHEND was amazed by director KEN RUSSELL's sleep deprivation skills on the set of rock opera TOMMY - the moviemaker never took a break.The Who star initially rejected plans to turn the band's...

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Townshend Didn't Want Reed For Tommy

21st May 2010

PETE TOWNSHEND was left "shamed" during the filming of his rock opera TOMMY - because he disagreed with director KEN RUSSELL handing a part to OLIVER REED.The Who rocker's famed story of a deaf, dumb...

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Russell Sells Burnt Out Country Home

28th September 2007

Veteran filmmaker KEN RUSSELL's burnt out British country house has been sold for $1.2 million (GBP600,000). The Devils director's 16th century rural home was destroyed by a fire last year (Apr06). But the 80-year-old is...

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Russell Defends Cruise Movie

5th July 2007

LATEST: Veteran British director KEN RUSSELL is the latest moviemaker to leap to the defence of TOM CRUISE, insisting Germany's Defence Ministry is wrong to ban filming on military sites because of the actor's controversial...

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Russell Convinced He Has Missed Out On Knighthood

4th July 2007

British director KEN RUSSELL has given up hope of winning a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, because he has made too many controversial films. Russell has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in cinema, but...

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Dunaway Offered To Join Russell Back On Reality Show

12th January 2007

Legendary actress FAYE DUNAWAY offered to accompany filmmaker KEN RUSSELL back onto British reality TV show CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER after he quit the programme - but producers refused. CRIMES OF PASSION director Russell quit the...

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Sayer Quits Big Brother Over Underpants

12th January 2007

Veteran pop star LEO SAYER has sensationally walked out of UK reality show CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER because producers would not give him clean underpants. The singer announced to housemates he was quitting the programme's London...

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Ken Russell Quits Reality Show

8th January 2007

Veteran filmmaker KEN RUSSELL has walked out of British reality TV show CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER following an argument with a fellow contestant. The CRIMES OF PASSION director decided to quit the programme's London compound yesterday...

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Sayer 'Killed' On Internet Encyclopedia

5th January 2007

Veteran singer LEO SAYER has been dramatically 'killed off' by a fan penning his entry on online encyclopedia site Wikipedia. The 1970s pop star entered UK reality TV show CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER, alongside film director...

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Ken Russell Flashes Ex-miss Great Britain

4th January 2007

Veteran filmmaker KEN RUSSELL flashed his genitalia at disgraced former Miss Great Britain DANIELLE LLOYD within hours of entering reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother last night (03JAN07). The 79-year-old Oscar nominee and three time...

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Jackson 5 Star Enters British Big Brother House

4th January 2007

MICHAEL JACKSON's brother JERMAINE stunned British TV viewers when he was announced as the first of 11 contestants to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house last night (03JAN06). The former JACKSON 5 star promised the...

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Geller Tips Depp To Play Him In Biopic

9th June 2006

Paranormalist URI GELLER has tipped CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY star JOHNNY DEPP to play him in a future biopic. The celebrity spoon-bender has already been immortalised in KEN RUSSELL's twisted 1996 movie MINDBENDER, in...

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Russell Was Prepared To Die For Wife

13th April 2006

British director KEN RUSSELL was prepared to take his own life in the fire at his country home last week (03APR06), after believing his wife ELIZE had already perished in the inferno. The Oscar-nominated movie-maker...

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Russell Thought Wife Was Burning To Death In House

4th April 2006

LATEST: Film director KEN RUSSELL thought his wife ELIZE was burning to death in their country home on Monday (03APR06) and rushed into the blaze to rescue her. The English film-maker, whose 16th century cottage...

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Russell Heckles Comedy Duo

28th January 2005

Film-maker KEN RUSSELL was disgusted when English comedy duo DAVID WALLIAMS and MATT LUCAS were honoured at Britain's SOUTH BANK SHOW AWARDS last night (27JAN05) - because they mock overweight people. THE DEVILS director...

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Director Russell Catches Deadly Superbug

17th September 2004

British director KEN RUSSELL is infected with the deadly MRSA superbug, which was discovered after he visited a hospital with back pains. The TOMMY film-maker, 77, collapsed yesterday (16SEP04) and was rushed to...

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Russell Slams 'Scumbag' Gibson

28th April 2004

Flamboyant British filmmaker KEN RUSSELL has launched a scathing attack on MEL GIBSON's THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST - calling the controversial director a "scumbag". The WOMEN IN LOVE star believes the film about...

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The Who To Perform Tommy At Cancer Shows

21st January 2004

Legendary band THE WHO are to thrill fans with a performance of their rock opera TOMMY to raise funds for a British children's charity. The series of fundraising events at London's ROYAL ALBERT HALL...

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