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Steven Spielberg Casts Mark Rylance As Bfg In Roald Dahl Adaptation

By Michael West | 28th October 2014

Steven Spielberg has settled on the two-time Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance to play the titular role in The BFG. Published in 1982, the Roald Dahl book told the story of a young girl, the...

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Mark Rylance To Star In The Bfg

28th October 2014

Mark Rylance is to play the title character in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of 'The BFG'.The 67-year-old filmmaker said he was ''honoured'' the Brit had accepted the opportunity to star in the much-anticipated film, which is...

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Mark Rylance Cast In Title Role Of Steven Spielberg's The Bfg Adaptation

28th October 2014

English thespian Mark Rylance has been cast in the title role of Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Bfg.The Other Boleyn Girl star will re-team with the Lincoln director in the film, which will...

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Mark Rylance Picks Up First 2014 Tony Award

9th June 2014

British thespian Mark Rylance has beaten Twelfth Night castmates Stephen Fry and Paul Chahidi to pick up the first Tony Award at Sunday night's (08Jun14) ceremony in New York.The actor has scored his third Tony...

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Luke Treadaway Upsets The Odds To Win Best Actor Olivier Award [Photos]

By Michael West | 29th April 2013

Luke Treadaway, the British actor often dubbed a 'rising star' in the industry, won best actor at a glitzy Olivier Awards ceremony in London on Sunday (April 28, 2013). The National Theatre's adaptation of Mark...

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James Mcavoy Predicts Theatre Awards Loss

22nd April 2013

James Mcavoy is convinced he has no hope of winning a prize at Britain's upcoming Olivier Awards as fellow nominee Mark Rylance is unbeatable as "the best actor in the world".The Scottish star has been...

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Dame Helen Mirren Nominated For Olivier Award

26th March 2013

Dame Helen Mirren has been nominated for a prestigious Olivier Award.The 67-year-old actress is in the running for Best Actress at next month's annual British theatre awards for her role as the queen in the...

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Mark Rylance Talks To Late Stepdaughter

7th January 2013

British actor Mark Rylance holds imaginary conversations with his late stepdaughter as he grieves her death.The theatre star pulled out of a planned performance at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics in July (12)...

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Mark Rylance Calls For Remembrance Day Poppy Change

3rd January 2013

British actor Mark Rylance has called for red poppies to be replaced with white flowers as a symbol of peace for Remembrance Day.The scarlet blooms have been used since 1920 in Commonwealth countries to commemorate...

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Mark Rylance Out Of Olympics Ceremony After Daughter's Death

6th July 2012

Mark Rylance, the multiple award winning British actor, has pulled out of the Olympics opening ceremony following the shock death of his step-daughter, 28-year-old Nataasha van Kampen, reports the UK's Guardian newspaper.The actor had been...

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Mark Rylance Quits Olympics Ceremony After Death Of Step-daughter

6th July 2012

The actor Mark Rylance has cancelled his involvement in the Olympics opening ceremony, following the sudden death of his 28 year-old step-daughter, Nataasha van Kampen, Bbc News reports today. Rylance was scheduled to read a...

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Mark Rylance's Stepdaughter Dies

6th July 2012

Actor Mark Rylance has bowed out of the opening ceremony of the London Olympics after his stepdaughter's sudden death.The star was to recite a passage from William Shakespeare's play The Tempest at the launch of...

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Catherine Zeta-jones Makes A Return To The Stage

14th June 2011

Catherine Zeta-Jones made a return to the stage at last night's (13.06.11) Tony Awards.The 'Chicago' star - who was making her first high-profile appearance at the event since undergoing treatment for Bipolar II disorder -...

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Catherine Zeta-jones Steps Out At Tony Awards

13th June 2011

Catherine Zeta-Jones made a return to the stage at the Tony Awards last night (13.06.11).The actress made her first high-profile public appearance since undergoing treatment for Bipolar II disorder - which is known as manic...

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Tony Awards Dominated By South Park Duo

13th June 2011

Last night's Tony Awards saw South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone win nine honours for their satirical musical 'The Book of Mormon'. The critically acclaimed and often controversial production dominated the Tony Awards,...

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Kristin Scott Thomas' Pattinson Love

8th July 2010

Kristin Scott Thomas thinks Robert Pattinson is "sweet". The British actress worked alongside the 'Twilight' hunk on upcoming drama 'Bel Ami', and she admits he was a great acting partner.Asked if she was involved in...

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62nd Tony Awards Nominees Announced

14th May 2008

The list of the nominees for the 62nd Tony Awards has been announced. They include Tom Stoppard for best play and playwright for "Rock and Roll".Laurence Fishburne, Rufus Sewell, Patrick Stewart and Mark Rylance are...

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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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Doctor Who Leads Bafta Tv Winners

8th May 2006

Cult TV show DOCTOR WHO swept the board and took home three prestigious accolades at this year's (06) BAFTA Television Awards - Britain's answer to the Emmys. The show, which currently stars British actor DAVID...

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Bleak House Leads Bafta Tv Nominations

27th March 2006

Hollywood stars GILLIAN ANDERSON, BERNARD HILL and RUFUS SEWELL are among the top nominees for this year's (06) BAFTA Television Awards - Britain's answer to the Emmys. THE X-FILES actress Anderson is nominated in the...

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Rylance Thrilled With New Shakespeare Mystery Book

19th October 2005

British thespian MARK RYLANCE was so taken by a new book disputing the authenticity of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's plays, he agreed to pen the foreword. Rylance, the artistic director of The Globe Theatre in London,...

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Pacino In Awe Of Shakespearean Brits

19th November 2004

Hollywood legend AL PACINO is in awe of British actors, because they are naturally better at portraying SHAKESPEAREAN characters. The OSCAR winner plays SHYLOCK in a new movie adaptation of The Bard's MERCHANT OF...

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