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Hairspray Best New Musical At Laurence Olivier Awards

10th March 2008

Hairspray was the big winner at last night's Laurence Olivier awards after claiming victories in four of the 11 categories it was nominated in.Callow actress Leanne Jones was named best actress in a musical for...

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Record Noms For Hairspray

7th February 2008

West End musical Hairspray has earned a record 11 nominations for the Laurence Olivier awards.The 60s-set hit has beaten the previous record of nine nods for a single production in one year, shared by Carousel...

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Record Award Noms For Hairspray

7th February 2008

West End musical Hairspray has earned a record 11 nominations for the Laurence Olivier awards.The 60s-set hit has beaten the previous record of nine nods for a single production in one year, shared by Carousel...

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Library Gets Pinter Collection

12th December 2007

The British Library has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning writer and playwright Harold Pinter.A collection of more than 150 boxes containing letters, manuscripts, scrapbooks, emails and photographs belonging to Pinter has been purchased by...

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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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The Things They Say 5856

15th October 2007

"If you think about it, in all his best film roles, he has a putty nose or a wig or moustache. He used to say, 'I can't bloody act with my own face.'" MICHAEL CAINE...

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Stars Attend Olivier Tribute

24th September 2007

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH, DAME MAGGIE SMITH and SIR ANTHONY SHER have paid tribute to late acting great SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER, on what would have been his 100th birthday. Lord Olivier's widow Dame Joan Plowright also attended...

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Olivier The Secret Agent?

16th July 2007

British thespian SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER was an English spy during World War II, a new biography claims. Author Michael Munn alleges the Hamlet star was recruited by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to win...

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The Things They Say 4746

25th May 2007

He was a cheeky imp. While I'd be doing my soliloquy as Edmund, he'd be standing behind the Stonehenge set making faces. I thought 'That's Lord Olivier - the greatest actor of the 20th century...

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Fascinating Fact 3270

22nd May 2007

London's Westminster Abbey will today (22May07) play host to a private memorial service for legendary thespian SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER. He was born 100 years ago....

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Cannes To Celebrate Olivier Birth Centenary

11th May 2007

Cannes Film Festival is to celebrate 100 years since the birth of SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER by screening a trilogy of his three Shakespearean epics. Baron Olivier produced, directed and starred in Henry V, Hamlet and...

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Olivier Set For London Theatre Honour

8th May 2007

Late British acting legend SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER will be honoured this month (May07) with a statue at the Royal National Theatre in London. On 22 May (07), it will be 100 years since the thespian's...

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Plowright's Failing Sight Cost Her Royal Role

20th February 2007

Actress DAME JOAN PLOWRIGHT missed out on a leading role in the Oscar-nominated movie THE QUEEN, because of her failing eyesight. Plowright, the widow of screen legend SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER, was due to play the...

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Curtain Falls For London's Theatre Museum

8th January 2007

London's legendary Theatre Museum has closed down after 20 years because of lack of finances to fund a major refurbishment. Its owner, the Victoria + Albert Museum, decided to shut its doors to the public...

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Branagh, Caine + Law Team Up For Sleuth Remake

6th January 2007

KENNETH BRANAGH will direct MICHAEL CAINE and JUDE LAW in the remake of classic movie SLEUTH. Caine, who played MILO TINDLE in the 1972 thriller will play co-star LAURENCE OLIVIER's part in the remake -...

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Witherspoon To Star In Bunny Lake Remake

7th December 2006

Oscar winner REESE WITHERSPOON is set to star in the remake of director OTTO PREMINGER's classic thriller BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING. The 1965 film surrounds the events that occur after a woman reports that her...

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Jacobi: 'Real Fame Is Being Anonymous'

17th November 2006

Veteran English actor SIR DEREK JACOBI has blasted celebrities who go out their way to be recognised, insisting real fame is being known for your work, not who you are. Jacobi is rarely troubled by...

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Blessed Slams Theatre

25th October 2006

Veteran actor BRIAN BLESSED has blasted the state of contemporary theatre as "boring" and is shunning the stage until the quality of acting improves The AS YOU LIKE IT star, 69, fell in love...

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Hasselhoff Eyes Shakespeare

22nd September 2006

DAVID HASSELHOFF is desperate to prove he's more than just a TV and pop star - by trying his hand at a WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE play. The former BAYWATCH hunk believes he has what it takes...

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50 Year-old Olivier Recording Finally Released

15th September 2006

A lost audio tape featuring the late SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER starring in theatrical production THE ENTERTAINER has been discovered nearly 50 years after it was made. The footage was recorded at London's Palace Theatre in...

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Branagh To Remake Sleuth With Caine And Law

7th September 2006

KENNETH BRANAGH will direct the remake of SLEUTH featuring fellow British stars JUDE LAW and MICHAEL CAINE. This is the second time ANTHONY SHAFFER's play is getting made into a movie and the second time...

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Olivier's Widow Clashes With Son

3rd September 2006

LATEST: SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER's widow DAME JOAN PLOWRIGHT has angered the late actor's son by publicly refusing to deny her husband's purported bisexuality. Last week (27AUG06) Olivier's third wife was asked on BBC Radio 4's...

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Film Great Glenn Ford Dead At 90

31st August 2006

Glenn Ford, who appeared in his first film in 1939 and his last in 1991, making 82 films between those years, has died in Beverly Hills at age 90. Some of his films are regarded...

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Olivier Had 'Demons', Says Widow Answering Gay Question

28th August 2006

SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER's widow DAME JOAN PLOWRIGHT dodged a question about the late actor's rumoured homosexual affairs yesterday (27AUG06) by simply recalling he had "demons". Plowright was asked on BBC Radio 4's DESERT ISLAND DISCS...

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Olivier Widow Denies Affair

27th August 2006

SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER's widow DAME JOAN PLOWRIGHT insists she did not begin her relationship with the legendary actor while he was married to actress VIVIEN LEIGH. Plowright met and fell in love with Olivier in...

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Ratner To Remake Boys From Brazil

10th August 2006

Movie maker BRETT RATNER has signed up to revamp cult 1978 thriller THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL. The original film, based on IRA LEVIN's novel of the same name, starred LAURENCE OLIVIER and GREGORY PECK, and...

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Caine And Law To Team Up

4th July 2006

Screen veteran SIR MICHAEL CAINE is planning to team up with JUDE LAW to remake classic 1972 movie SLEUTH. Caine played the lead in the original 1966 version of ALFIE - a role reprised by...

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Olivier And Leigh's House For Sale

22nd May 2006

Late acting couple SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER and VIVIEN LEIGH's English country home is up for sale. The imposing Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire was the scene of many blazing rows between the tempestuous screen stars. The...

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Actors Campaign For London Theatre Museum

22nd March 2006

DAME JUDI DENCH, DAME DIANA RIGG and VANESSA REDGRAVE are among the actors calling for London's Victoria And Albert Theatre Museum to remain open. The museum, which houses a collection of stage costumes including SIR...

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