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I'm So Excited! Shines At Art Houses

1st July 2013

On a per-theater basis, the top earner of the weekend was not any of the $100-million blockbusters. It was director Pedro Almodóvar's comedy I'm So Excited!, which debuted with $105,000 in five theaters -- or...

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Showtime's 'The Borgias' Will Come To An End After Third Season

By Joe Wilde | 6th June 2013

Showtime's hit historical drama The Borgias will be brought to an end when the current third season finishes later this month. When the current season comes to an end on June 16, the Jeremy Irons-staring...

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Gemma Arterton: Byzantium Is Not Twilight

1st June 2013

Gemma Arterton insists 'Byzantium' is not another 'Twilight'.The actress assures her new movie, despite being a vampire thriller, isn't like the hit franchise which focused on a romance between a blood-sucker and a human.Gemma said:...

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Neil Jordan: Byzantium Has 'Dirty Realism'

31st May 2013

Neil Jordan sees an element of ''dirty realism'' in 'Byzantium'.The Irish director's new film sees actresses Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton play a supernatural mother and daughter, Eleanor and Clara, on the run in a...

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Irish Director Neil Jordan Knocked Down By Bus

20th April 2013

Oscar-winning filmmaker Neil Jordan was hospitalised on Friday (19Apr13) after he appeared to be clipped by the side of a bus in Dublin, Ireland.The Irish director was standing on the corner of a sidewalk near...

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Israeli Director Wins Top Tokyo Film Fest Prize (Second Time)

1st November 2010

Israeli director Nir Bergman has won the top prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival for the second time with his film Intimate Grammar , based on Book of Intimate Grammar , by Israeli novelist...

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Jordan Not Surprised About Farrell's New Romance

3rd September 2009

Moviemaker NEIL JORDAN is far from surprised COLIN FARRELL and ALICJA BACHLEDA-CURUS, the stars of his new movie ONDINE, have become a real-life couple - because their chemistry onset was electric.Irish actor Farrell plays a...

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Fascinating Fact 5335

19th May 2008

Irish actor COLIN FARRELL is set to team up with Oscar winner MARION COTILLARD in director NEIL JORDAN's quirky new drama ONDINE. The film is scheduled to begin shooting in Ireland later this year (08)....

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Director Wright Resented The End Of The Affair

10th August 2007

Director JOE WRIGHT has slammed NEIL JORDAN for his adaptation of THE END OF THE AFFAIR. The 35-year-old director "resented" the filmmaker for his 1999 adaptation of Graham Greene's novel - as he believes Jordan...

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Murphy Triumphs At Irish Film And Television Awards

12th February 2007

CILLIAN MURPHY has triumphed at the Irish Film and Television Awards, winning the award for Best Actor. The star scooped the accolade for at the ceremony in Dublin, Ireland on Friday (09FEB07) for his role...

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Cruz Takes Best Actress At Efa

3rd December 2006

PENELOPE CRUZ walked away with the Best Actress title at the European Film Awards in Warsaw, Poland, last night (02DEC06), winning over judges with her performance in Spanish film VOLVER. The PEDRO ALMODOVAR-directed comedy drama...

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Ken Loach Leads Efa Nominations

4th November 2006

British director KEN LOACH's THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY will lead the way at the European Film Awards next month (DEC06) after landing five nominations. The film, which won the Palme d'Or at the...

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Jordan Shelves Borgia Biopic

13th February 2006

NEIL JORDAN has pulled out making proposed movie BORGIA - even though COLIN FARRELL and SCARLET JOHANNSON were lined up to star. The real-life story based around Rome, Italy's most notorious family was set...

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Murphy's Cross-dressing Success

16th January 2006

BATMAN BEGINS actor CILLIAN MURPHY sought cross-dressing tips from BAD EDUCATION actor GAEL GARCIA BERNAL as he prepared for his role in BREAKFAST WITH PLUTO. The Irish actor is up for a Golden Globe...

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Thatcher's Style Inspired Transvestite Film

9th January 2006

Director NEIL JORDAN has taken tips from an unusual style icon for his new movie about a transsexual - former British Prime Minister MARGARET THATCHER. The film-maker says he dressed actor CILLIAN MURPHY...

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Murphy Makes A Pretty Girl

17th November 2005

BATMAN BEGINS star CILLIAN MURPHY found playing a transvestite in his new movie enlightening, and he discovered an attractive feminine side. The Irish actor plays 1960s cabaret artist PATRICK 'KITTEN' BRADEN alongside LIAM NEESON...

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Johansson Goes Back In Time To Play Borgia Beauty

3rd November 2005

SCARLETT JOHANSSON is going back in time again to play historical beauty LUCRETIA BORGIA in a long-awaited film about the famous 15th century family. The NEIL JORDAN movie was originally set to go before...

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Neeson Plans Another Political Biopic

20th December 2004

Actor LIAM NEESON is desperate to bring another important figure in Northern Ireland's history to the big screen, following his turn in 1996 movie MICHAEL COLLINS. The towering screen star portrayed the controversial Irish...

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Jordan Marries Longterm Partner

15th July 2004

OSCAR-winning director NEIL JORDAN has married his longterm girlfriend BRENDA RAWN in a low-key ceremony in Dublin, Ireland. THE CRYING GAME film-maker's nuptials sparked the local press into a frenzy when rumours broke that...

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Bono + The Edge To Tackle Spider-man Musical

8th July 2004

U2 stars BONO and THE EDGE are in negotiations to pen tunes for a planned SPIDER-MAN Broadway, New York, musical. Fellow Irishman NEIL JORDAN is onboard to write the story and acclaimed THE LION...

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Caine: Whitaker Best Cockney

18th September 2003

The world's most famous Cockney SIR MICHAEL CAINE has paid tribute to FOREST WHITAKER for delivering the best London accent he's ever heard on film from a foreigner. Movie veteran Caine was staggered when...

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Another Odysseus As Bardem Goes To War

18th April 2003

Spanish movie star JAVIER BARDEM is to set sail as ODYSSEUS as Hollywood turns its attentions to classical heroes. With movies about ALEXANDER THE GREAT, HANNIBAL, HELEN OF TROY and ACHILLES in the works,...

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