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24th October 2013

Russell Brand has bought Laurence Olivier's first house in Los Angeles. The property, designed by noted architect Roy Selden Price in 1926, originally went on the market in 2010 with a £2.5 million (£1.7 million)...

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Vivien Leigh's Love Letters To Laurence Olivier Set For London V&a Show

By Michael West | 15th August 2013

Love letters from Vivien Leigh to Laurence Olivier, her husband from 1940-61, will be exhibited as part of a new show at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. The V&A announced Wednesday that it had acquired...

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Exhibition Of Never-before-seen Artefacts From Oscar Winner Vivien Leigh's Life To Go On Show At V&a

By Victoria Pavlova | 14th August 2013

London’s world famous Victoria and Albert Museum will soon play host to a unique exhibition of letters from Vivien Leigh’s personal archive. The Gone With The Wind actress is one of the icons of the...

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Laurence Olivier Condemns Co-stars In Bitter Tapes

12th August 2013

Sir Laurence Olivier's stinging criticism of co-stars including Marilyn Monroe, Joan Fontaine and Kirk Douglas has been revealed in tapes he made for the autobiography he never wrote.The acting legend's audio tapes have been uncovered...

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Sir Anthony Hopkins Was Sir Laurence Olivier's Understudy

19th July 2013

Sir Anthony Hopkins once served as Sir Laurence Olivier's understudy in a 1960s production of The Dance Of Death.The Hamlet star fell ill with appendicitis during the run at London's National Theatre and Hopkins was...

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Orson Welles' Hollywood Rants Unveiled In Newly Released Tapes

1st July 2013

Orson Welles' true feelings about his fellow Hollywood stars and directors have been laid bare in newly released audiotapes, in which he brands Sir Laurence Olivier "stupid" and James Stewart a "bad actor".The Citizen Kane...

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Tiresome!? Alec Guinness Left Deeply Unimpressed By Sir Laurence Olivier

8th February 2013

The Oscar-winning actor Alec Guinness was left deeply unimpressed by Sir Laurence Olivier's performance in Oedipus Rex, generally considered to be one of the finest turns of his career. However, Sir Alec, known for his...

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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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Herbt Lom Dies Aged 95

27th September 2012

Herbert Lom has died aged 95. The veteran actor - who was best known for playing Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus in the 'Pink Panther' film franchise - passed away peacefully in his sleep today (27.09.12),...

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The Oscars Attract In British 'Hopeful' Actors In Hollywood

25th February 2012

The Oscars are sure to be the focal point of many a conversation this weekend. However this will primarily be down to the fact that many British actors are tipped for success at the Oscars...

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John Hurt Honoured For Outstanding Contribution To British Cinema

27th January 2012

John Hurt is to receive the Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema Award at the BaftAs in February.The seventy two year old actor is well known for his roles as John Merrick in The Elephant Man...

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Meryl Streep 'Honoured' At Oscar Nomination

25th January 2012

Meryl Streep is "honoured" to be up for Best Actress at this year's Academy Awards. The two-time Oscar-winning actress - who has now been nominated for 17 Academy Awards - is "touched deeply" after being...

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Kenneth Branagh's Worries Over Laurence Olivier Role

22nd December 2011

Kenneth Branagh felt apprehensive about playing Laurence Olivier in My Week With Marilyn as he anticipated "inevitable knockings" tackling the role of an "unsurpassable" actor.The Harry Potter star has received critical acclaim for his portrayal...

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Kenneth Branagh Inspired By Laurence Olivier's Note

17th December 2011

Kenneth Branagh felt inspired to play Laurence Olivier in new film My Week With Marilyn thanks to a letter the acting legend sent him when he was a 20-year-old wannabe.Branagh, who has received a Golden...

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Michelle Williams Sets Hearts Racing As Marilyn Monroe

25th November 2011

Michelle Williams is once again winning plaudits - this time for her turn as one of Hollywood's most iconic screen stars, Marilyn Monroe. Williams, 24, has already been nominated for two Academy Awards, but critics...

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Wuthering Heights With Black Heathcliff Premieres In Venice

8th September 2011

A new adaptation of Emily Bront's Wuthering Heights has premiered at the Venice Film Festival, with two black actors playing the role of Heathcliff, the role originally made famous by Laurence Olivier in the 1939...

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Jude Law For Anna Karenina Role?

18th March 2011

Jude Law is in talks to play Aaron Johnson's love rival in 'Anna Karenina'. The 'Sherlock Holmes' star has reportedly been in discussions with director Joe Wright about taking on a role in his proposed...

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Emma Watson Is The New Face Of Lancome

17th February 2011

EMMA WATSON has been unveiled as the new face of the makeup brand Lancome.EMMA WATSON, the British actress and star of the Harry Potter movies, is the new face of Lancome, reports Entertainment Weekly.Watson, who...

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Jude Law To Return To London Stage

14th January 2011

Jude Law has signed up to star in 'Anna Christie' on London's West End. The 'Sherlock Holmes' actor - who won plaudits for his role as Hamlet on stage in the British theatre district and...

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Dench Voted Greatest Stage Star Of All Time

16th December 2010

DAME JUDI DENCH has been hailed as the greatest stage star of all time - ahead of theatre legends LAURENCE OLIVIER and SIR IAN MCKELLEN.The Bond star has worked in theatre since the 1950s and...

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Michelle Williams Being Replaced By Monroe

26th November 2010

Michelle Williams has days when she feels as though Marilyn Monroe is taking over her life.The 30-year-old actress plays the iconic screen star in new movie 'My Week With Marilyn' and she admits the presence...

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Emma Watson Flees After Fire Alarm

30th September 2010

Emma Watson was evacuated from her college dorm after a fire scare on Tuesday (28.09.10). The 'Harry Potter' actress - who has been studying for an English Literature degree at Brown University in America since...

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Emma Watson Negotiates Marilyn Role

24th September 2010

Emma Watson has reportedly lined up her first post 'Harry Potter' role. The 20-year-old actress - who played Hermione Granger in all eight movies based on J.K. Rowling's bestselling books - has landed a part...

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Corin Redgrave Dies Aged 70

6th April 2010

Actor Corin Redgrave has died.The 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' star - a member of the Redgrave acting dynasty - died aged 70 after being taken ill at his home on Sunday (04.04.10), with a...

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Judi Dench Writing Autobiography

10th March 2010

Dame Judi Dench is writing her autobiography.The veteran actress - who has had a career spanning 50 years which has seen her win nine BAFTAs, seven Laurence Olivier Awards, an Oscar, two Golden Globes and...

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Judi Dench Writing Autobiography

10th March 2010

Dame Judi Dench is writing her autobiography.The veteran actress - who has had a career spanning 50 years which has seen her win nine BAFTAs, seven Laurence Olivier Awards, an Oscar, two Golden Globes and...

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Scarlett Johansson Set For Mon-role

1st August 2009

Scarlett Johansson is being lined up to play Marilyn Monroe.The 24-year-old blonde beauty is reportedly at the top of a list of actresses being considered by director Simon Curtis and producer David Parfitt for new...

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Bond Pair Signed Up For Clash Of The Titans

1st April 2009

Bond stars Gemma Arterton and Mads Mikkelsen have been cast in upcoming epic remake Clash of the Titans.British actress Arterton, who played Agent Fields in Quantum of Solace, is to play the demi-goddess Io while...

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Wuthering Heights On The Horizon For Portman

11th April 2008

Natalie Portman is to wander the windy Yorkshire moors in a new movie version of Wuthering Heights, it has been confirmed.The V For Vendetta actress is to star as Catherine Earnshaw in the upcoming Bronte...

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The Things They Say 7563

11th March 2008

"I've been called the LAURENCE OLIVIER of spoofs. I guess that would make Laurence Olivier the LESLIE NIELSEN of SHAKESPEARE." THE NAKED GUN star Leslie Nielsen muses over his reputation.

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