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19th February 2013

"He was a national treasure, a great actor and a wonderful man. He was greatly loved and he will be deeply missed." Actor/director Sir Kenneth Branagh adds his tribute to Richard Briers, who died aged...

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The Good Life: Legendary Tv Actor Richard Briers Dies Aged 79

By Michael West | 18th February 2013

Legendary television actor Richard Briers, who played the enduring Tom in BBC comedy The Good Life, has died at the age of 79. The actor, who also starred in Ever Decreasing Circles, Monarch of the...

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Kate Winslet And Kenneth Branagh Drop Out Of War Film

8th February 2013

Kate Winslet's planned reunion with her Hamlet co-star Kenneth Branagh has been called off after they both dropped out of an upcoming World War Ii movie.The Titanic actress, who appeared with Branagh in a 1996...

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Kenneth Branagh To Direct Cinderella?

1st February 2013

Kenneth Branagh is reportedly in talks to direct 'Cinderella'.The actor and 'Thor' director has been linked to Disney's latest remake of the classic fairytale just weeks after original director, Mark Romanek, departed from the project.The...

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Kenneth Branagh To Direct Cinderella - Report

1st February 2013

Kenneth Branagh has become Cinderella's fairy godfather after reportedly replacing Mark Romanek as the director of a new blockbuster about the girl with the glass slippers.Disney bosses have asked the Brit to take over the...

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Floating Skulls At Their Ready: James Mcavoy To Take On Macbeth In New West End Production

By Joe Wilde | 8th December 2012

James McAvoy can add future King of Scotland to his resumé when he takes to the West End stage early next year for a new production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, run by director Jamie Lloyd.The updated...

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Chris Hemsworth: Thor 2 Will Be 'Organic'

2nd December 2012

Chris Hemsworth says 'Thor 2' will have a more ''organic'' feel to it.The 29-year-old actor admits Alan Taylor's fresh take on the sequel to the 2011 blockbuster about a powerful warrior cast out of the...

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Jude Law And Michael Gambon Set For Bifa Honours

22nd November 2012

Jude Law and Sir Michael Gambon will be honoured at the British Independent Film Awards.The 'Alfie' actor is set to pick up the Variety Award for helping the British film industry gain international notoriety, while...

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Kenneth Branagh To Return To Stage As Shakespeare's Macbeth

15th November 2012

Newly-knighted actor/director Kenneth Branagh is heading back to the stage to make his debut as Macbeth.The Thor director, who became a Sir last week (ends09Nov12), will play Shakespeare's tragic king as part of next year's...

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Kenneth Branagh Honoured By The Queen: Thats Sir Kenneth Now

By Joe Wilde | 11th November 2012

Kenneth Branagh was honoured by the Queen at Buckingham Palace earlier this week, receiving his knighthood from the royal following his awarding of the title during her birthday honours list in June this year.The actor,...

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Kenneth Branagh Declares Knighthood As The Icing On The Cake To A Great Year

By Joe Wilde | 10th November 2012

Yesterday (Nov 9), Kenneth Branagh was officially made Sir Kenneth Branagh, with the actor declaring the day to be the pinnacle of "one hell of a year."The actor, who first bowed before the Queen after...

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Arise Sir Kenneth: Kenneth Branagh Knighted By The Queen At Buckingham Palace

By Joe Wilde | 9th November 2012

Actor/writer/director and all round renaissance-man Kenneth Branagh received his knighthood today at Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II, having been told of his accolade following the announcement of Queen's birthday honours in June this year.Sir...

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Kenneth Branagh's Pride Over Knighthood

9th November 2012

British actor/director Sir Kenneth Branagh has hailed Queen Elizabeth Ii's leadership after he was knighted by the monarch on Friday (09Nov12).The Oscar-nominated star was named as a recipient of the high-ranking award in the Queen's...

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Kenneth Branagh? That's Sir Kenneth Branagh To You!

By Michael West | 9th November 2012

Kenneth Branagh has received his knighthood from the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to drama and the community of Northern Ireland. The Oscar-nominated actor, director and screenwriter, is best known for his Shakespearean works...

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Kevin Costen Set For Spy Flick

3rd October 2012

Kevin Costner is set to star in a new secret service thriller.The 'Dances With Wolves' actor has been confirmed to play the lead in 'This Means War' director McG's upcoming fast-paced action film - until...

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Keira Knightley Chose Jack Ryan Due To Thriller Love

20th September 2012

Keira Knightley wanted to star in 'Jack Ryan' because she's ''always loved thrillers''.The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actress is a massive fan of the genre and was desperate to play the titular character's wife Cathy...

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Chris Pine Thinks Jack Ryan Is Unique

3rd September 2012

Chris Pine says 'Jack Ryan' is completely different to other spy movies.The 32-year-old actor stars as the titular hero in the action packed reboot of Tom Clancy's famous franchise and he says his character is...

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Kevin Costner To Star In Jack Ryan

21st August 2012

Kevin Costner has landed a part in new movie 'Jack Ryan.'The 'Bodyguard' actor has agreed to appear in the latest instalment of the thriller franchise, which is being directed by Kenneth Branagh, and The Deal...

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Kenneth Branagh Likes Variety

21st August 2012

Kenneth Branagh thinks it's very important for him to have variety in his acting roles.The actor has taken on many different characters throughout his career and says it's a good thing because he doesn't get...

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Keira Knightley To Star In Jack Ryan

13th August 2012

Keira Knightley is in talks to star in 'Jack Ryan'.The 27-year-old actress will reportedly play the lead female role opposite 'Star Trek' actor Chris Pine in Sir Kenneth Branagh's new chapter of the popular thriller...

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Kevin Costner Lined Up For Two New Movies

7th August 2012

Kevin Costner has been approached to star in two new movies. The 'Hatfields & McCoys' star is top choice for director Kenneth Branagh to star in his Jack Ryan reboot, an origins story based on...

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Kenneth Branagh Remembers Dad With Badly-made Garden Bench

31st July 2012

My Week With Marilyn star Kenneth Branagh has a permanent reminder of his late father in his back garden - a badly made bench.The Thor director's dad was a master craftsman, who found his son's...

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Olympic Openning Ceremony Lives Up To The Hype

28th July 2012

Danny Boyle 's much-hyped Olympic Openning Ceremony lived up to expectations as it delivered awe, laughter and even a very special entrance from Queen Elizabeth Ii.Masterminded by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, the ceremony has a...

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Nicole Kidman Attends 'Amazing' Olympics Opening Ceremony

28th July 2012

Nicole Kidman attended the ''amazing'' London Olympics Opening Ceremony last night (27.07.12).The Australian actress - who was accompanied by husband Keith Urban - couldn't contain her excitement at watching the spectacular show live from the...

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London Olympics Kick Off With Spectacular Star-studded Show

27th July 2012

Director Danny Boyle kicked off the London 2012 Olympic Games on Friday (27Jul12) with a colourful visual spectacular that included appearances by actor Kenneth Branagh, James Bond star Daniel Craig, author J.K. Rowling and Queen...

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Queen Elizabeth's Olympics Helicopter Jump

27th July 2012

Queen Elizabeth showed off her sense of humour by pretending to jump out of a helicopter for the London Olympics Games' Opening Ceremony tonight (27.07.12).The 85-year-old monarch collaborated with Daniel Craig, who was in character...

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Kenneth Branagh Still Coming To Terms With Knighthood After

23rd July 2012

Actor/director Kenneth Branagh fears he will be be the first 'Sir' to be nicked by the sword when the Queen officially knights him.The great Brit is still coming to terms with his latest honour and...

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Kenneth Branagh To Star In Jack Ryan

23rd July 2012

Sir Kenneth Branagh is to star in the forthcoming 'Jack Ryan' reboot.The actor-and-director will play a Russian villain who plots to wreck the US economy opposite Chris Pine as the titular detective in the movie,...

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Kenneth Branagh To Play Villain In Chris Pine's Jack Ryan Movie

20th July 2012

Chris Pine is set to do battle with Kenneth Branagh on the big screen when he takes on the role of action hero Jack Ryan in a new movie.Branagh has already signed up to direct...

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Kate Winslett And Kenneth Branagh Lead The Way In Queens Birthday Honours

17th June 2012

Stars of the silver screen Kate Winslet and Kenneth Branagh are to take the lead at this years honours list for the Queen's birthday, with the acting pair being awarded a CBE and Knighthood respectively....

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