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Actor Hospitalised After Fight Scene With Sir Kenneth Branagh Goes Wrong

13th July 2013

An actor appearing alongside Sir Kenneth Branagh in a U.K. production of Macbeth was hospitalised on Wednesday night (10Jul13) after a fight scene went wrong.The unnamed man sustained an injury while acting out a sword...

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Kenneth Branagh Takes It Too Far, Injuring Fellow Macbeth Cast Member

By Jack de Aguilar | 12th July 2013

Oh Kenneth Branagh, you get so deep into your roles, you’ve forgotten what’s real and what’s acting! The 52-year-old actor managed to injure one of the cast of Macbeth in a choreographed fight scene, by...

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Kenneth Branagh Tipped To Take Over Kevin Spacey's Theatre Job

12th July 2013

British actor/director Kenneth Branagh has been tipped to take over from Kevin Spacey as the artistic director of a celebrated London theatre company after the Oscar winner steps down in 2015.Spacey's successful tenure as artistic...

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Disney To Produce Live Action Jungle Book

10th July 2013

Disney is developing a live action adaptation of 'The Jungle Book'.The family-friendly movie studio has hired screenwriter Justin Marks - who penned the studio's upcoming reboot of '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' - to write...

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Stellan Skarsgard Set For Cinderella

9th July 2013

Stellan Skarsgard is set to star in 'Cinderella'. The 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' actor is in talks to join Disney's live-action version of the classic fairytale - which will be directed by Kenneth Branagh...

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Stellan Skarsgard To Join Cinderella Cast - Report

9th July 2013

Mamma Mia! star Stellan Skarsgard is close to signing on to Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella blockbuster, joining a cast that features Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter.The Scandinavian star is in talks to play the king's...

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Kenneth Branagh Wins Over Critics With Stage Return

8th July 2013

Sir Kenneth Branagh has won a slew of five star reviews for his stage comeback in Macbeth.The actor has returned to the theatre for the first time in five years with the title role in...

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Sir Kenneth Branagh Brings Manchester To A Standstill With 'Macbeth'

By Michael West | 8th July 2013

Sir Kenneth Branagh cemented his reputation as one of Britain's finest actors with a debut performance as Macbeth, at a 281-capacity deconsecrated church in Manchester for the city's international festival. The mud-bath stage ran the...

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Idris Elba Worried About 'Terrible' Us Accent

26th June 2013

Idris Elba worried about his ''terrible'' American accent.The 'Pacific Rim' actor was relieved to learn he could retain his British accent in the new Hollywood blockbuster directed by Guillmero del Toro, because he can't quite...

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Helena Bonham Carter Joins Cinderella

21st June 2013

Helena Bonham Carter has joined the cast of 'Cinderella'.The 'Lone Ranger' actress has landed a role in another Disney movie, this time signing on to play Cinderella's fairy godmother in Kenneth Branagh's new take on...

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Helena Bonham Carter To Play Fairy Godmother In Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella

21st June 2013

Helena Bonham Carter is set to reunite with her ex-boyfriend Kenneth Branagh as the Fairy Godmother in a new movie version of classic fairytale Cinderella.Branagh will direct the live-action fantasy, which will feature Cate Blanchett...

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Downton Abbey Star In Talks To Play Cinderella's Ugly Sister

13th June 2013

Downton Abbey star Sophie Mcshera is reportedly in talks to play one of Cinderella's ugly sisters in Kenneth Branagh's star-studded movie adaptation of the classic fairytale.Lily James and Cate Blanchett have already been cast as...

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Cinderella Casts An Evil Stepsister

11th June 2013

Holliday Grainger will play an evil stepsister in 'Cinderella'.The 'Great Expectations' actress has landed a supporting role in Disney's upcoming re-imagining of the classic fairytale, playing one of the titular character's mean spirited sisters, according...

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Game Of Thrones' Richard Madden Is Cinderella's Prince Charming

10th May 2013

Richard Madden has landed the role of Prince Charming in 'Cinderella'.The 'Game of Thrones' actor has signed on for the lead-role in Disney's live action adaptation of the classic fairytale, directed by actor and filmmaker...

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Disney's Cinderella Finds Prince Charming

9th May 2013

Richard Madden will play Prince Charming in Disney's 'Cinderella'.The actor - best known for his role as Robb Stark in hit fantasy drama 'Game of Thrones' - has landed the lead male role in director...

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Fascinating Fact: 3652474

9th May 2013

Game Of Thrones star Richard Madden has landed the coveted role of Prince Charming in Kenneth Branagh's movie adaptation of the classic fairytale Cinderella. The actor, who plays Robb Stark in the cult Tv fantasy...

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A Week In News: Tributes Paid To George Jones, Tyler The Creator Finds Controversy, Lily Collins Goes Zombie-hunting

By Michael West | 2nd May 2013

Why Baby Why: The country music world lost a true legend in the shape of George Jones last week. The musician was dubbed No Show George for his unpredictability throughout his touring career though he...

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Downton Abbey Actress Lily James Takes Cinderella Role

2nd May 2013

Lily James will play 'Cinderella'.The 'Downton Abbey' star is set to portray the iconic princess in Disney's live action adaptation of the traditional fairytale, joining the lines of Cate Blanchett as the princess' evil stepmother.The...

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The Slipper Fits! Lily James Snags Role As Disney's Cinderella: Who Is She?

By Michael West | 1st May 2013

The Downton Abbey actress Lily James has landed the role of Cinderella in Disney's live-action retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy-tale, reports Variety. Kenneth Branagh will direct the project, based on a script by...

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Lily James To Play Cinderella

1st May 2013

Lily James has been cast in 'Cinderella'.The 'Downton Abbey' actress has landed the lead role in Disney's live action adaptation of the classic fairytale story, which will also star Cate Blanchett as Cinderella's evil stepmother,...

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Lily James To Play Cinderella

30th April 2013

The glass shoe fits for Downton Abbey star Lily James - the Brit will play Cinderella in Kenneth Branagh's upcoming movie adaptation of the classic fairytale.The 24 year old, who plays flighty Lady Rose MACClare...

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Lily James Chosen To Play Cinderella In New Disney Flick

By Joe Wilde | 30th April 2013

Lily James, who found fame as Lady Rose MacClare in Downton Abbey, has been chosen by Disney to play Cinderella in their upcoming live-action reboot of the fairy tale. The English beauty has beaten off...

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Alex Kingston Lands Lady Macbeth Role Alongside Kenneth Branagh

By Hayley Avron | 12th April 2013

The actress Alex Kingston has been cast as Lady Macbeth, to star alongside Sir Kenneth Branagh in a new production of the Shakespearian tragedy. The new production of the play will be co-directed with the...

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Alex Kingston To Star Opposite Kenneth Branagh In Macbeth

12th April 2013

Actress Alex Kingston is preparing to tread the boards alongside Kenneth Branagh in a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth.The Er star will tackle the role of Lady MACbeth opposite Branagh as the Scottish...

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The Things They Say: 3588121

5th April 2013

"She said she had often seen these presented, and it was a thrill. She was amazed at how bright and polished it was and also how heavy it was." Sir Kenneth Branagh reveals Queen Elizabeth...

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Queen Elizabeth Ii Lands Honorary Bafta

5th April 2013

Queen Elizabeth Ii was handed an honorary British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) award by newly-knighted Sir Kenneth Branagh on Thursday (04Apr13) in recognition of her support for the industry.The My Week with...

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Keira Knightley Brings 'Depth' To Jack Ryan

4th April 2013

Keira Knightley brings ''depth'' to Kenneth Branagh's 'Jack Ryan'.The British actress stars as Cathy Ryan in the actor and director's upcoming thriller film, alongside Chris Pine as the titular character, and Kenneth knew she would...

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If Emma Watson Isn't Doing 'Fifty Shades Of Grey,' Then Who Is?

By Michael West | 18th March 2013

Emma Watson is officially out of the running to play the submissive Anastasia Steele in Kelly Marcel's adaptation of the S&M novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' Watson - who, of course played Hermione Granger in...

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Slipper Didn't Fit: Emma Watson Passes On Disney's 'Cinderella'

By Michael West | 12th March 2013

Emma Watson has weighed up the pros and cons of Kenneth Branagh's Walt Disney movie 'Cinderella' and determined that now is probably not the time to take another family friends kids movie.Last month, Variety's Marc...

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Emma Watson Turns Down Cinderella

12th March 2013

Emma Watson will not be playing 'Cinderella' in Kenneth Branagh's film.The 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' actress was rumoured to be starring in the 'Thor' director's new adaptation of the classic fairytale earlier this month,...

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