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Universal Shows Love To U.k.'S Lovefilm

30th May 2012

Amazon's LoveFilm, which is competing against Netflix in the U.K. to provide low-cost movie rentals online, announced today (Wednesday) that it has struck an exclusive deal with Universal Pictures for dozens of films for its...

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Adopts English Accent From Emma Thompson

16th May 2012

Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal has confessed the English accent she turns on for film roles is a perfect imitation of her Nanny Mcphee co-star Emma Thompson.The Secretary star has often had to grasp a foreign accent...

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Keira Knightley Inspired By Thompson To Beat Dyslexia

31st January 2012

Keira Knightley overcame dyslexia by reading a screenplay by Emma Thompson.The 26-year-old actress suffers from the learning disability - which affects sufferers ability to read - and when she was growing up it was having...

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Dennis Quaid Set For Expecting

19th July 2011

Dennis Quaid has joined the cast of 'What to Expect When You're Expecting'. The 'Footloose' star will play Ramsey, a man who discovers his lover played by Brooklyn Decker is pregnant with twins at the...

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Emma Thompson To Write Annie

24th June 2011

Emma Thompson has been approached to write the script for a remake of 'Annie' starring Willow Smith. The British actress - who wrote the screenplays for 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Nanny McPhee' - is in...

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Cameron Diaz Set For Expecting

6th May 2011

Cameron Diaz is in talks to join the cast of 'What to Expect When You're Expecting'. The 'Bad Teacher' star has reportedly been lined up to take on a role of a weight-loss instructor who...

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Maggie Gyllenhaal's Co-star Fear

20th September 2010

Maggie Gyllenhaal was nervous about working with Dame Maggie Smith on 'Nanny McPhee Returns'.The Oscar-nominated actress confesses she had heard "really scary" stories about the British actress, but admits they got on well after they...

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Audiences Give The American A One-finger Salute

7th September 2010

Suggesting that word-of-mouth may be highly overrated when it comes to predicting a movie's success, the George Clooney movie The American performed well above expectations over the four-day Labor Day weekend despite polls indicating that...

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The American Claims Victory On Labor Day

6th September 2010

Although Fox's Machete took an early lead at the box office on Friday, Focus Features's The American cut it down on Saturday and Sunday to wind up as the weekend winner, according to studio estimates....

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Takers Takes First

31st August 2010

Fewer moviegoers turned up at theaters on Sunday than the studios had expected -- and far fewer decided to take in The Last Exorcism . While the movie opened strongly on Friday, well ahead of...

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Low-budget Flicks Make Impressive Debuts

30th August 2010

Far exceeding analysts' expectations, Lionsgate's The Last Exorcism topped the weekend box office with $21.3 million, according to studio estimates. The film, which cost just $2 million to produce (the studio reportedly acquired it for...

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The Things They Say 17735

19th August 2010

"You've got this wig, which is quite hot... Then a mouth full of teeth... Then a fat suit which crushes your ribs, layers of skirts and jackets... I have to take everything off and get...

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Thompson Features In Clash Of The Titans As Nanny Mcphee

9th August 2010

Actress EMMA THOMPSON is an uncredited star of action epic CLASH OF THE TITANS after filming began while she was on set dressed in her NANNY MCPHEE costume.The Oscar winner was shooting the third installment...

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Thompson Looked To Magic Roundabout For Nanny Inspiration

29th March 2010

EMMA THOMPSON vowed to use adult humour in the NANNY MCPHEE movies as a tribute to her late father's quirky children's show THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT.The British actress adapted the Nanny MCPhee stories from Christianna Brand's...

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The Things They Say 15886

24th March 2010

"I don't think I could have done this film if I wasn't a mother." MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL accepted her role in the new NANNY MCPHEE movie because of her young daughter, RAMONA.

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Thompson's Mcphee Set To Cast Another Spell Over Hollywood

15th April 2009

EMMA THOMPSON will be getting up to her old tricks in a sequel to hit 2006 family film NANNY MCPHEE. The Oscar winner will star, produce and write the screenplay for Nanny MCPhee & the Big...

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Wallace And Gromit Up For Double Bafta

24th October 2006

British animated characters WALLACE and GROMIT could do the BAFTA double at the upcoming (26NOV06) Children's British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards (BAFTA) after their movie THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT earned a...

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Jones To Make Everybody's Fine

20th March 2006

British film-maker KIRK JONES has agreed to direct an adaptation of 1990s road-trip drama STANNO TUTTI BENE, called EVERYBODY'S FINE. Jones, who first made a name for himself with his award-winning Absolut Vodka TV adverts...

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Thompson Credits Writing Success To Late Dad's Lucky Pen

4th March 2006

EMMA THOMPSON owes her writing successes to a "magic pen" her late father bought her when she was a child. The actress, who won an Oscar for her SENSE AND SENSIBILITY adapted screenplay and acclaim...

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Firth Lies To Sons About Job

28th February 2006

British actor COLIN FIRTH tells his two young sons he works with cranes and machinery - because it sounds more manly than acting. The BRIDGET JONES' DIARY star, who has two children, LUCA, four,...

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Stranger Stalks To Top Of Us Box Office

6th February 2006

Teen horror movie WHEN A STRANGER CALLS has slashed its way to the top of the US box office, making $22 million (GBP12.22 million) in its opening weekend. The thriller, about a young babysitter...

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Thompson Hated Her Dowdy Feminist Look

30th January 2006

EMMA THOMPSON regrets taking feminism to the extreme when she was younger - because she always dressed terribly. The British actress has been wowing Hollywood with her sexy new look as she promotes new...

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Big Momma Wrestles Nanny Mcphee To The Top Of The Us Box Office

30th January 2006

Comedian MARTIN LAWRENCE's chubby alter-ego, BIG MOMMA, beat EMMA THOMPSON's ugly NANNY McPHEE in a battle of the family films at the US box office this weekend. Lawrence's BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE sequel stormed to...

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Thompson In Pie-throwing Fracas

25th January 2006

Actress EMMA THOMPSON sparked a pie-throwing melee during her appearance on US talk show LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN last night (24JAN06) when she hurled a creamy dessert at the veteran host. The...

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Thompson Delighted Men Are Sobbing About Mcphee

24th January 2006

British actress EMMA THOMPSON is thrilled her new movie reduced grown men to tears - because she always dreamed of touching the hearts of fathers. The SENSE AND SENSIBILITY star wrote and starred in...

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Firth And Thompson Struggled With Furry Co-stars

20th January 2006

Actor COLIN FIRTH and co-star EMMA THOMPSON didn't have the easiest time getting along with their furry co-stars while filming family movie NANNY McPHEE. The pair realised the saying 'never work with children or...

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Wallace And Gromit Don't Budge In UK Box Office

26th October 2005

The animated adventures of WALLACE AND GROMIT has out-classed competition from both EMMA THOMPSON's NANNY McPHEE and TIM BURTON's CORPSE BRIDE to cling on to top position at the UK box office....

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Kelly Macdonald Intimidated By Hollywood

17th October 2005

TRAINSPOTTING actress KELLY MacDONALD is struck by a severe case of nerves every time she auditions for Hollywood roles. The 29-year-old star has an impressive playlist of over 20 films, including GOSFORD PARK, FINDING...

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Thompson Took Nanny Mcphee Inspiration From Childhood

12th October 2005

British actress EMMA THOMPSON took the inspiration for her role in NANNY McPHEE from her childhood, because she and her siblings were cared for by a series of au pairs. And the Academy Award...

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Thompson Loved Getting Ugly

10th October 2005

EMMA THOMPSON loved uglying up for her role in new movie NANNY McPHEE and found it a relief from always having to look glamorous. The OSCAR-winner plays a nanny with magical powers in the...

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