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Branagh Leads British Academy Tv Awards

24th March 2009

KENNETH BRANAGH is hoping for victory at this year's (09) British Academy Television Awards after receiving his first nomination as a producer for his series WALLANDER. Branagh, who also stars as the eponymous police inspector in...

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Cate Blanchett Named Best Onscreen Monarch

6th March 2009

Australian actress Cate Blanchett has been voted the best royal in film for her portrayal of English monarch Elizabeth I, in a new poll.The Oscar winner narrowly defeated Dame Helen Mirren's portrayal of Elizabeth II...

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Samuel L Jackson To Unleash Fury In Iron Man 2

26th February 2009

Samuel L Jackson has joined the growing cast of superhero sequel Iron Man 2 as spy Nick Fury, it has been confirmed.The Pulp Fiction star made a cameo as former war hero Fury in the...

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Tennant's Hamlet Return Wins Event Of The Year

16th February 2009

David Tennant's return to the London stage after back surgery has been named the theatre event of the year.The Doctor Who actor was forced to withdraw from the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) production of Hamlet...

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Branagh Confirms Thor Rumours

22nd December 2008

British actor KENNETH BRANAGH has confirmed he is to direct new comic book movie THOR. The star - more famous for his roles onstage - has completed negotiations with Marvel bosses to helm the film,...

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Stars Fight Over Illegal Downloads

16th December 2008

Hollywood heavyweights including actor KENNETH BRANAGH and director RICHARD CURTIS are among the stars urging the British government to take action over illegal internet downloads. Branagh, Notting Hill moviemaker Curtis, and screenwriter Lynda La Plante...

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Spacey And Branagh Go Head-to-head In London Theatre Awards

4th November 2008

Actor/director KEVIN SPACEY will fight it out with KENNETH BRANAGH for the Best Actor prize at London's 2008 Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The American Beauty star is nominated for his role in the West End...

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Branagh Clears Schedule To Take On Thor

15th October 2008

Shakespearean actor KENNETH BRANAGH has stepped down as director of upcoming West End play HAMLET to take on the big-screen adaptation of Marvel comic THOR. The English star, who helmed and starred in the 1996...

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Kenneth Branagh Withdraws From Jude Law's Hamlet

15th October 2008

Jude Law will still play the Dane but for a different director after Kenneth Branagh pulled out of an upcoming production of Hamlet.Branagh was to direct the Shakespeare play as part of the Donmar Warehouse's...

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Branagh In Talks To Direct Comic Book Movie

29th September 2008

Shakespearean star KENNETH BRANAGH is the surprise favourite to direct the next big Marvel comic book movie THOR. The British actor - more famous for his roles onstage - is negotiating with Marvel bosses over...

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Branagh In Talks To Direct Marvel Comics Movie Thor

29th September 2008

Kenneth Branagh has been announced as the surprise choice to direct comic book adaptation Thor for Marvel Studios.The comic first appeared in 1962 and tells of Donald Blake, a disabled medical student who, after a...

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Free Theatre Tickets For Young Adults In New Initiative

23rd September 2008

A new government-funded scheme will offer free tickets to young adults for shows at up to 95 publicly-funded theatres, it has been announced.Eighteen- to 26-year-olds will be able to take advantage of free tickets -...

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Rave Reviews For Kenneth Branagh's West End Return

18th September 2008

Kenneth Branagh's first performance on the London stage in five years has already been heralded as the "performance of the year".The actor takes the lead role in a revival of Anton Chekhov's Ivanov and earned...

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Branagh Bids Farewell To Smallest Cinema In Britain

19th February 2008

Filmmaker KENNETH BRANAGH is making an artistic pilgrimage to a backyard in Wales - so he can wave goodbye to Britain's smallest cinema. The Hamlet director is travelling to the town of Gorseinon to mark...

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Branagh, Ifans And Jones Set For Richard Curtis Project

19th February 2008

Kenneth Branagh and Rhys Ifans have been confirmed as stars of the new Richard Curtis comedy The Boat That Rocked.The British pair will be joined by American actress January Jones, working for Curtis for the...

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Branagh To Star As War Hero

24th January 2008

Kenneth Branagh is to play war hero Colonel Tim Collins in a new series of BBC dramas, it has been announced.The actor will star in the last episode of 10 Days to War, a series...

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Branagh To Play Revered Swedish Cop In New Film Series

14th January 2008

KENNETH BRANAGH is set to bring literary cop KURT WALLANDER to life in a new BBC TV film series adaptation of HENNING MANKELL's bestselling crime novels. The actor/director will play the Swedish detective in three...

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Bond Girl's Crush On Branagh

20th December 2007

BOND girl CATERINA MURINO has a secret crush on bearded British filmmaker KENNETH BRANAGH. The Italian beauty, who stars in the forthcoming James Bond movie, admits she goes wild for Branagh's English charm and intellect,...

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Thompson: 'I Was Wrong To Wed Branagh'

29th November 2007

Oscar-winner EMMA THOMPSON regrets marrying her ex-husband KENNETH BRANAGH - and insists the union would have been avoided had the couple visited a marriage guidance counsellor. The Sense And Sensibility actress divorced Branagh in 1994...

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Sleuth Remake Offends Writer's Children

20th November 2007

The daughters of SLEUTH writer ANTHONY SHAFFER have criticised the remake of the 1970s movie of the same name - for failing to involve them in the new KENNETH BRANAGH adaptation. The original film starred...

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Caine: It's Tough For Jude

19th November 2007

Sir Michael Caine has admitted that while he admires Jude Law's talent he does not envy the tabloid pressure faced by his Sleuth co-star.Caine and Law star opposite each other in the new movie, with...

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Law Happy To Tackle Hamlet Critics With Branagh At His Side

15th October 2007

LATEST: JUDE LAW will double up with his SLEUTH director KENNETH BRANAGH in the forthcoming West End production of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's HAMLET - the filmmaker will take charge of the play. Law admits knowing he...

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Branagh: 'Law Is Like The Beatles'

14th October 2007

Working with JUDE LAW is like teaming up with the BEATLES, according to director KENNETH BRANAGH - because women swoon in his presence. Branagh felt sure his sister-in-law would be one person who would be...

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Caine On Toilet Watch At Film Premieres

12th October 2007

KENNETH BRANAGH has urged cinemagoers checking out a SIR MICHAEL CAINE film to visit the toilet before the opening credits - because the veteran actor hates it when anyone leaves their seat during one of...

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German Official Apologises For Trying To Ban Cruise

9th October 2007

British filmmaker KENNETH BRANAGH has revealed the German official who initially wanted TOM CRUISE banned from shooting in his country has apologised to the actor. The unnamed German told Cruise he had misinterpreted the plot...

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The Things They Say 5787

5th October 2007

"I'm not good in small spaces and whenever I go into an elevator I keep my fingers crossed. It's not my idea of fun." Actor/director KENNETH BRANAGH hates riding in an elevator....

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Branagh Overlooks Alfie Line In Sleuth

4th October 2007

KENNETH BRANAGH felt stupid when he realised he'd included MICHAEL CAINE's most famous ALFIE line in his new film without noticing. Caine utters "What's it all about?" during a tense scene in new thriller Sleuth,...

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Top Filmmakers Battle It Out For Venice's Golden Lion

27th July 2007

Filmmakers KENNETH BRANAGH, ANG LEE, KEN LOACH and WES ANDERSON are among the directors who will battle it out for the top prize at the Venice Film Festival later this year (07). Branagh's remake of...

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Tarantino To Serve Up Spaghetti Westerns

26th July 2007

Cult film director Quentin Tarantino will present a number of Spaghetti Westerns in a special area at the Venice film festival.Over 30 of the low-budget movies will be shown, which Tarantino said would recognise some...

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Branagh Reunites With Kline For Another Shakespeare Saga

29th June 2007

KENNETH BRANAGH is to reunite with his WILD WILD WEST co-star KEVIN KLINE for another WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE movie adaptation. Kline has joined Bryce Dallas Howard, Janet MCTeer and Alfred Molina as part of the cast...

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