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Daniel Radcliffe Wants To Direct

6th August 2014

Daniel Radcliffe wants to try his hand at directing. The 25-year-old actor would like to try sitting behind the camera, rather than in front, at some point in his career as he's developed a flare...

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Emma Watson Says Harry Potter Was Tough For Directors

24th March 2014

Emma Watson says 'Harry Potter' was a ''huge burden'' for its directors.The actress played Hermione Granger in the wizard saga, and she admitted the filmmakers across the series - Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell...

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Mike Newell: Reykjavik Is Triumph Of Human Spirit

23rd November 2012

Mike Newell thinks 'Reykjavik' is a ''triumph of the human spirit''.The director - best known for helming 'Four Weddings And A Funeral' - is excited about his upcoming historical drama about the end of the...

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Mike Newell: Prince Of Persia Was 'Wrong'

19th November 2012

Mike Newell admits his 'Prince of Persia' film was ''wrong''.The director - best known for 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' and 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' - expressed frustration at Hollywood's obsession with...

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Helena Bonham Carter's 'Overboard' Great Expectations Gear

6th October 2012

Helena Bonham Carter went ''overboard'' with her 'Great Expectations' costume.The 46-year-old actress portrays eccentric jilted bride Miss Havisham in the forthcoming adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel and was excited to have input into the...

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Ben Affleck's Argo To Feature At Bfi London Film Festival

5th September 2012

Ben Affleck's 'Argo' will feature at the BFI London Film Festival next month. The political drama - which the 40-year-old actor stars in and directs - is part of the programme of movies unveiled today...

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Michael Douglas To Play Ronald Reagan

30th August 2012

Michael Douglas is set to play former US president Ronald Reagan in a new movie.The Oscar-winning actor - who is a huge supporter of the Democrat party - is in talks to portray the Republican...

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Newell Forgot Four Weddings Star Chancellor

17th February 2012

British actress Anna Chancellor was left red-faced when she bumped into Four Weddings And A Funeral director Mike Newell, because he failed to recognise her.Fans of the huge hit movie will remember Chancellor as Duckface,...

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Jeremy Irvine 'Terrified' On War Horse

10th January 2012

Jeremy Irvine admits he was "terrified" on the set of 'War Horse'. The actor plays the leading role of Albert in Steven Spielberg's World War I epic, and he reveals that as his first major...

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Ralph Fiennes To Star In Invisible Woman

15th July 2011

Ralph Fiennes is set to direct 'The Invisible Woman'.The 'Harry Potter' actor has met with a number of actresses to discuss the titular role in the movie, which tells the story of Charles Dickens' secret...

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Helena Bonham Carter For Great Expectations Role?

15th April 2011

Helena Bonham Carter is in negotiations to star as Miss Havisham in a movie version of Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations'. The British actress - who was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Elizabeth...

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Andrew Garfield Among Rising Star Nominees

10th January 2011

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are among the five nominees for the Orange Rising Star Award at this year's BAFTAs. The 'Spider-Man' stars are joined by Gemma Arterton, Tom Hardy and Aaron Johnson on the...

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Andrew Garfield Among Rising Star Nominees

10th January 2011

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are among the five nominees for the Orange Rising Star Award at this year's BAFTAs. The 'Spider-Man' stars are joined by Gemma Arterton, Tom Hardy and Aaron Johnson on the...

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Scarlett Johansson's Zombie Role?

18th October 2010

Scarlett Johansson is top choice to play Elizabeth Bennett in 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'.The 'Iron Man 2' actress is being lined up to take the leading role in the film following Natalie Portman detachment...

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Sign Language Wins Virgin Media Shorts Prize

6th October 2010

'Sign Language' has been named the winner of the Virgin Media Shorts prize 2010. A celebrity panel including actress Thandie Newton and director Mike Newell selected the movie - by Northamptonshire-born Oscar Sharp - to...

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Perfect Prince Jake Gyllenhaal

15th September 2010

Jake Gyllenhaal is a "terrific prince". Jordan Mechner - who worked as a writer on 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' featuring Jake as Prince Dastan - confesses the hunky actor was perfect for...

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Fascinating Fact 1026

17th February 2006

Spanish movie star JAVIER BARDEM has landed the lead role in the movie adaptation of acclaimed GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ novel LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA. The romantic drama, a publishing sensation when it was...

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The Things They Say 636

21st November 2005

"He showed me some pictures he had done... and I guess the little kid in me that likes to dress up and be bad just went, 'Yeah, I want to do it,' because it looked...

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Radcliffe Is Britain's Wealthiest Teenager

21st November 2005

HARRY POTTER star DANIEL RADCLIFFE has been calculated Britain's richest teenager. Radcliffe, who shot to stardom at the age of 11 after starring in JK ROWLING's first magical wizard movie HARRY POTTER AND THE...

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Newell Directed Potter Stars As Adults

18th November 2005

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE director MIKE NEWELL is convinced the improved standard of acting in the new film is because he is the first director to treat the teenage stars like real...

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Newell: 'My Harry Potter Is Best'

17th November 2005

British director MIKE NEWELL predicts the latest HARRY POTTER movie will be hailed as the best yet, because he has filled it with English eccentricity. The film-maker, who worked on HARRY POTTER AND THE...

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Newell Clashes With Producers Over Potter Financing

25th October 2005

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE director MIKE NEWELL is keen to make more movies about the teenage wizard, despite slamming executives who refused to give him enough money for lavish scenes. The...

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Newell: 'Children Are Violent And Corrupt'

31st July 2005

Director MIKE NEWELL is using his forthcoming movie HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE to vent his seething mistrust of children. The 63-year-old film-maker is determined to obliterate any sense of false innocence...

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Four Weddings Director Honoured

29th June 2005

FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL director MIKE NEWELL is to be honoured by the British Academy of Film + Television Arts/Los Angeles (BAFTA/LA) for artistic excellence. The movie maker, who is also behind the...

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Potter Stars Should Keep Their Roles

28th October 2004

The lead actors in the HARRY POTTER movies will survive to the end of the series, according to departing director ALFONSO CUARON. DAVID HEYMAN, who produces the fantasy adaptations of JK ROWLING's smash hit...

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Cocker To Play Potter Music

21st October 2004

Former PULP star JARVIS COCKER will lend his musical magic to the latest HARRY POTTER movie - he's signed up to score the soundtrack. The charismatic singer - famous for flashing his backside at...

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Fiennes Is Voldemort

5th August 2004

OSCAR-nominated RALPH FIENNES has won the highly sought-after role as HARRY POTTER's nemesis LORD VOLDEMORT in the fourth film in the blockbuster series. The SCHINDLER'S LIST actor will play the evil wizard - who...

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Potter Director Rejects Producer's Pleas To Replace Stars

26th May 2004

LATEST: HARRY POTTER director ALFONSO CUARON is refusing to replace the franchise's teenage stars in the next film - despite producer DAVID HEYMAN's concerns about them looking too old. Cuaron - who helmed the...

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Malkovich Signs For Potter Iv

29th April 2004

Hollywood star JOHN MALKOVICH has landed a starring role in the next HARRY POTTER movie, playing evil LORD VOLDEMORT. The DANGEROUS LIAISONS actor's daughters AMANDINE, 13 and LOWRIE, 12 - huge fans of the...

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Winslet For Fourth Potter Movie

23rd March 2004

English rose KATE WINSLET is in talks to star in the fourth HARRY POTTER movie - as a French wizard. The TITANIC star, 29, has been asked to play FLEUR DELACOUR in the film...

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