Latest Oliver Twist News


Oliver Twist Heading To Tv

12th February 2013

Charles Dickens' beloved tale Oliver Twist is set to be reimagined for the small screen.The new project is being written by Cole Haddon, who is also behind an upcoming Dracula reboot set to hit Tv...

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Ashley Greene To Star In Modern Oliver Twist

15th September 2011

Twilight star Ashley Greene is set to give Charles Dickens' literary classic Oliver Twist a modern makeover in a new movie adaptation.The updated film will focus on a group of cunning street kids who get...

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The Things They Say 20858

21st March 2011

"That place was really dirty. We had mousetraps everywhere because there were mice in the house. I didn't have a real bed. I slept on a blue pull-out couch in my room. We didn't have...

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Fascinating Fact 11103

15th March 2011

A former London workhouse which inspired Charles Dickens to pen Oliver Twist has been given protected status by British government officials. The young DICkens lived doors away from the building.

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Oliver Twist Breaks Dickens Record At Auction

3rd April 2008

An inscribed first-edition copy of OLIVER TWIST has sold at auction for $229,000 (GBP114,500) - setting a new world record for a CHARLES DICKENS book. An anonymous American collector bought the book, which comes inscribed...

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Atkinson To Play Fagin In New Twist

28th March 2008

MR. BEAN is set to pick a pocket or two as the star of a new stage adaptation of CHARLES DICKENS' beloved OLIVER TWIST. British funnyman Rowan Atkinson will take on the role of thief...

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Unique Guinness Photos Unearthed After 60 Years

20th July 2007

A unique photograph of ALEC GUINNESS taking a cigarette break during the filming of OLIVER TWIST has been unearthed. The historic image - along with other unpublished photographs of Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier -...

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Voting Opens For People's Choice

4th September 2006

VOLVER, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and OLIVER TWIST have all been nominated for the European Film Academy's People's Choice Award. The prestigious award allows film fans across Europe to select their favourite film by registering their...

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Wallace + Gromit Destroys Competition At UK Box-office

18th October 2005

WALLACE + GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT shot straight to the top of the UK box-office chart over the weekend (14-16OCT05), taking 13 times more money than its nearest competitor. The claymation sequel...

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Foreman Undaunted By Oliver Reed Role

7th October 2005

OLIVER TWIST actor JAMIE FOREMAN suffered no anxiety about succeeding the revered OLIVER REED in the role of villainous BILL SYKES because he approached the part from a completely different angle. Reed, who gave...

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Polanski Fails To Charm Veteran British Actress

3rd October 2005

Director ROMAN POLANSKI has upset one of Britain's best-loved veteran actresses, LIZ SMITH, who believes the Academy Award winner to be "difficult". Smith, 83, famed for her portrayal of eccentric old women, also thinks...

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Foster Cruises Steadily At The Top Of Us Box Office

3rd October 2005

JODIE FOSTER's latest movie FLIGHTPLAN remains aloft at the US box office, after taking in an extra $15 million (GBP8.3 million) of weekend revenue. SERENITY, a continuation of writer-director JOSS WHEDON's cult TV series...

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Polanski: 'Oliver Twist Is For My Kids'

2nd October 2005

Director ROMAN POLANSKI made his new screen version of OLIVER TWIST as a gift for his two young children. The pair have always been shielded from his usually disturbing work, so by way of...

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Polanski Banned Sweets

28th September 2005

Director ROMAN POLANSKI banned sweets on the set of latest movie OLIVER TWIST, so lead actor BARNEY CLARK looked gaunt enough to play the starving orphan. The 72-year-old film-maker was so desperate for his...

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Polanski Asks Oliver For Oscar

27th September 2005

Director ROMAN POLANSKI has high hopes for his OLIVER TWIST lead BARNEY CLARK - he wants him to win an Academy Award. The lucky 12-year-old was thrilled to land the role alongside Oscar winner...

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Polanski Explains Vanity Fair Legal Action

26th September 2005

Oscar-winning director ROMAN POLANSKI sued Vanity Fair magazine over claims he seduced a woman on the way to his late wife's funeral because he fears his womanising is more famed than his film-making. The...

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Kingsley's Fagin Inspired By Old Photos

26th September 2005

SIR BEN KINGSLEY used a stash of photographs he picked up on the set of SCHINDLER'S LIST in Krakow, Poland, to inspire his makeover as Dickensian Jew FAGIN in ROMAN POLANSKI's OLIVER TWIST. The...

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Kingsley Snubs Polanski Daily

20th September 2005

Oscar-winning actor BEN KINGSLEY left legendary director ROMAN POLANSKI speechless when he pretended not to know the film-maker on the set of the upcoming OLIVER TWIST remake. The GANDHI star prepared for his role...

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False Teeth Trouble For Kingsley

4th September 2005

Veteran actor BEN KINGSLEY had to be rescued from a set of false teeth by controversial director ROMAN POLANSKI, while filming a remake of OLIVER TWIST. The GHANDI Oscar-winner, who was wearing the dentures...

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Polanski: 'I Relate To Twist'

29th August 2005

Maverick director ROMAN POLANSKI is profoundly affected by the title character of OLIVER TWIST, as he suffered a similarly heartbreaking childhood himself. The 72-year-old film-maker, who is remaking the haunting CHARLES DICKENS classic for...

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Polanski Targets Young Audience

29th August 2005

Maverick movie-maker ROMAN POLANSKI is thrilled to be making a new screen version of CHARLES DICKENS book OLIVER TWIST, as he will finally be embracing a younger audience. The 72-year-old ROSEMARY'S BABY director sparked...

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Jackson To Be Defended By Twist Friend

25th January 2005

MICHAEL JACKSON's actor friend MARK LESTER intends to give evidence in defence of the singer at the THRILLER star's forthcoming child trial molestation trial. Lester - famed for his role as OLIVER TWIST...

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Kingsley To Play Fagin

9th May 2004

BEN KINGSLEY is the latest star to portray CHARLES DICKENS' infamous crook FAGIN in ROMAN POLANSKI's upcoming adaptation of OLIVER TWIST. RON MOODY, RICHARD DREYFUSS, GEORGE C SCOTT, ALEC GUINNESS and LON CHANEY are...

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Roman Polanski To Film Oliver Twist

9th September 2003

OSCAR-winning director ROMAN POLANSKI's passion for using dark subject matter in his movies is taking a backseat for his latest project - a feature version of CHARLES DICKENS' classic OLIVER TWIST. The exiled movie-maker...

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Belly Button Piercing Swings It For Keira

28th July 2003

Rising British talent KEIRA KNIGHTLEY claims her belly button piercing won her a role in upcoming film LOVE ACTUALLY. The 18-year-old actress had her belly pierced when she was just 12 - because her...

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Stahl Set To Play Hooker In Oliver Twist Adaptation

18th July 2003

NICK STAHL will follow up his role as JOHN CONNOR in T3: RISE OF THE MACHINES as a male prostitute in a contemporary twist on CHARLES DICKENS' OLIVER TWIST. The IN THE BEDROOM star...

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