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7th March 2014

Actors Michael Crawford and Penelope Keith received top honours at Windsor Castle in England on Friday (07Mar14). The Phantom of the Opera star was appointed a Commander of the British Empire (Cbe) in recognition of...

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15th October 2012

Singer/actor Michael Crawford will be heard and not seen onstage at the Theatre Royal Windsor in England this Christmas (12) after recording the voice of The Giant for pantomime Jack & the Beanstalk. The festive...

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Michael Crawford Revives Phantom Hit With Susan Boyle

9th October 2012

Michael Crawford has reworked his The Music Of The Night hit from Phantom Of The Opera for a new duet with Susan Boyle.The Scottish singing sensation asked the actor to join her in the studio...

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Michael Crawford Enjoying Anonymity In New Zealand

12th March 2012

Veteran British entertainer Michael Crawford is enjoying a new life of anonymity after moving to New Zealand.The Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em actor, 70, left his native U.K. five years ago after he was diagnosed...

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Crawford Celebrates 70th Birthday With Wizard Of Oz Co-stars

20th January 2012

Veteran British actor Michael Crawford celebrated his 70th birthday in style on Thursday (19Jan12) as his The Wizard Of Oz co-stars threw a party to mark the milestone.Crawford is currently starring as the wizard in...

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Michael Crawford Became Fifth Beatle During Spanish Trip

27th December 2011

Actor/singer Michael Crawford became an honorary member of the Beatles during one magical summer sharing a house in Spain with John Lennon.The Phantom of the Opera star became friends with the musician on the set...

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The Things They Say 23747

13th December 2011

"I didn't see the movie. It would have hurt too much. I was just so in love with what we did and what we created that I couldn't see it." Michael Crawford has never seen...

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The Things They Say 23744

13th December 2011

"I'd love to see Hugh Jackman do it. It has to be someone very physically fit that could do it. I mean, I did it when I was 40 to 43." Michael Crawford on who...

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Crawford Triumphs Over Disease To Make West End Comeback

8th February 2011

Musical star MICHAEL CRAWFORD has told how he overcame chronic fatigue syndrome to make his comeback in ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's WIZARD OF OZ revamp.The British singer/actor returned to London's West End in the new production...

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Crawford Signs Up For Lloyd Webber's Wizard Of Oz

25th September 2010

MICHAEL CRAWFORD, the king of the musicals, is set for a West End return - in ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's WIZARD OF OZ revamp.The Phantom of the Opera and Barnum superstar will join the cast of...

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Fascinating Fact 8564

30th December 2009

Singer and thespian MICHAEL CRAWFORD has written the foreword to children's book The Bravehearts of Bluebell Woods. Sales from the book, which is released next month (Jan10), will benefit the Bluebell Wood's Children's Hospice in...

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Three Phantoms For Lloyd Webber

29th December 2008

Andrew Lloyd Webber has confirmed a sequel to hit musical The Phantom of the Opera and expressed hope of an unprecedented opening night across three continents.Phantom, which first opened 22 years ago with Michael Crawford...

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Frank Spencer To Hit Us Screens

18th October 2007

One of British TV's best loved comedy characters is to return to the small screen across the pond.Frank Spencer, star of the 1970s sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, will return in a pilot for...

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Manilow Called Dion And John For Career Advice

17th April 2006

Singer BARRY MANILOW was terrified of having a regular show in Las Vegas, Nevada - until he called CELINE DION and SIR ELTON JOHN. The star was considering a long running contract playing at...

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Poppins Defeats Producers In Olivier Nominations

21st January 2005

London musical MARY POPPINS has beaten THE PRODUCERS to land the most nominations for Britain's prestigious LAURENCE OLIVIER AWARDS. The West End production of the classic JULIE ANDREWS movie has been awarded nine nominations...

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Backers Worried About Crawford's Publicity Shyness

20th August 2004

London theatre bosses are sweating ahead of MICHAEL CRAWFORD's return to the West End next month (SEP04) - because the star is refusing to promote the musical. The PHANTOM OF THE OPERA actor will...

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Crawford Comes Home

29th February 2004

Veteran showman MICHAEL CRAWFORD is returning to his roots on the London stage in a new ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER musical, after an 18-year absence. Crawford - who was the original lead in hit West...

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Michael Crawford Missed Producers

26th September 2003

British musical theatre legend MICHAEL CRAWFORD is bitterly disappointed after missing out on the lead in a new stage version of THE PRODUCERS. The thespian had been hoping to star in the London production...

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Schumacher: I'm Not To Blame For Phantom Role

21st August 2003

A row has broken out between ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, producer JOEL SCHUMACHER and fans of MICHAEL CRAWFORD over the decision to cast GERARD BUTLER in the film version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA....

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