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Al Pacino To Return To London Stage

26th September 2014

Al Pacino will return to the London stage after more than 30 years in an adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play Salome.The Scarface actor has starred in the drama twice in the U.S. and a...

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Signed Oscar Wilde Novel Fetches $88,000 At Auction

19th June 2014

A copy of The Importance Of Being Earnest given to a prison governor by author Oscar Wilde has sold for $88,000 (£55,000) at auction.A signed edition of the 1895 play was sent to Major James...

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Colm Meaney To Pose As Oscar Wilde For Budding Artists

13th June 2014

Get Him to the Greek star Colm Meaney is to pose as author Oscar Wilde for a group of budding artists as part of a contest to find the next great portrait painter.The 61-year-old movie...

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Al Pacino To Join Stephen Fry For Salome Double Screening

4th June 2014

Movie great Al Pacino is set to sit down for an interview with British actor Stephen Fry following a special double screening of his two films based on Oscar Wilde's controversial play Salome.The Scarface icon...

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John Galliano Confirmed As Creative Director Of L'etoile

23rd May 2014

John Galliano has been confirmed as L'Etoile's new creative director.The 53-year-old star - who was fired from Dior in 2011 when he was caught on camera making anti-Semitic slurs in a Parisian café -...

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John Galliano Lands Job In Russia

15th May 2014

John Galliano has landed a new job.Dior's former creative director, who was fired in 2011 when he was caught on camera making anti-Semitic slurs at a Paris café, has been offered a position at Russian...

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John Galliano Confirmed To Design Costumes For Stephen Fry

11th December 2013

John Galliano has been confirmed to design the costumes for Stephen Fry's new play.The disgraced fashion icon - who was fired from Christian Dior after a racist slur in a Parisian bar in 2010 -...

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Spider-spider Man Reeve Carney To Play Dorian Gray

27th August 2013

Departing Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark star Reeve Carney is trading the world of comic books for classic literature after signing on to play Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray on Tv.The singer/actor, who also played Taylor...

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Al Pacino Praises 'Prodigy' Jessica Chastain

4th June 2013

Al Pacino thinks Jessica Chastain is a ''prodigy''.The veteran actor was so mind-blown by the then-unknown actress' audition for his film 'Wild Salome' - which is based on Oscar Wilde's play and was years in...

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Rupert Everett Planning Oscar Wilde Biopic

16th May 2013

Actor Rupert Everett is planning to write, direct and star in a new Oscar Wilde biopic chronicling the tragic writer's final years.The Next Best Thing star reveals it's been a passion project of his for...

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Rupert Everett's Acting Struggles

27th October 2012

Rupert Everett admits struggling to book acting jobs felt like ''dying''.The 'My Best Friend's Wedding' star was bitterly disappointed when he failed to secure roles in films and became notorious for his wild ways instead.The...

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Colin Firth Confirmed For Rupert Everett's Oscar Wilde Film

19th September 2012

Colin Firth will take part in Rupert Everett's Oscar Wilde biopic 'The Happy Prince'.Rupert confirmed the Oscar-winning star has agreed to take part in the movie - which he has written and will star in...

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Colin Firth To Star In Oscar Wilde Biopic

22nd May 2012

Colin Firth will star in Oscar Wilde biopic 'The Happy Prince'. The 'King's Speech' actor will portray the legendary Irish writer's friend and confidant Reginald ''Reggie'' Turner, with Rupert Everett lined up for the role...

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Rupert Everett To Direct Oscar Wilde Biopic

21st May 2012

Actor Rupert Everett will make his directorial debut with a biopic about Oscar Wilde.The My Best Friend's Wedding star, who appeared in movie versions of Wilde's plays An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being...

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Fascinating Fact 13402

15th May 2012

British comedy partners Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are bringing Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost tale to life by voicing characters in a new animated film about a haunted country home. Gosford Park star Fry...

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Rupert Everett To Unveil Oscar Wilde's Renovated Tombstone On Death Anniversary

30th November 2011

British actor Rupert Everett is to mark the 111th anniversary of his literary hero Oscar Wilde's death by unveiling a newly-renovated tombstone at the late writer's final resting place in Paris, France on Wednesday morning...

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Ryan Gosling And Eva Mendes Looking Cosy In Paris

28th November 2011

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes were spotted getting close in Paris on Saturday afternoon (26 November, 2011), visiting the cemetery Pere-Lachaise, where the actress has been shooting her new movie Holly Motors.According to the People...

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David And Victoria Beckham Looking For French Home

14th October 2011

David and Victoria Beckham are reportedly house-hunting in France.The 36-year-old soccer star - who is believed to want to finish his playing career with Paris St. Germain - is said to have hired a US...

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Al Pacino Admits Directing Is His Greatest Love

5th September 2011

Al Pacino has admitted that his true love in Hollywood is found behind the camera rather than in front of it.Speaking to UK newspaper The Telegraph the legendary actor said "Once I started, the magic...

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Stephen Fry Joins The Hobbit

19th May 2011

Stephen Fry has joined the cast of 'The Hobbit'. The British star - who is best known as an actor for his role as Victorian writer Oscar Wilde in 1997's 'Wilde' - will play The...

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Liam Gallagher Brands Oasis Not 'Groundbreaking'

9th January 2011

Liam Gallagher says Oasis weren't "groundbreaking".The singer accepts his former band didn't push themselves enough creatively, despite becoming one of the biggest groups in the world before their demise in August 2009, when his guitarist...

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Kate Moss Wants To Be Buried With Jamie

10th November 2010

Kate Moss is planning to buy matching burial plots for herself and her boyfriend.The 36-year-old beauty reportedly dreams of being laid to rest alongside rocker Jamie Hince at the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, France,...

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Stephen Fry Joins Sherlock Holmes 2

27th September 2010

Stephen Fry has been added to the cast of 'Sherlock Holmes 2'. The actor-and-TV presenter will play Sherlock's older brother Mycroft in the Guy Ritchie-directed project. Mycroft appears in four of the original books about...

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Fascinating Fact 6767

4th February 2009

BABYSHAMBLES rocker PETE DOHERTY is to give a talk to students at the prestigious Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland on Friday (04Feb09). He will follow in the footsteps of past speakers, including OSCAR WILDE, DRACULA...

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Seyfried Is A Woman Of No Importance

29th January 2009

MAMMA MIA! star AMANDA SEYFRIED has beaten LINDSAY LOHAN to the lead role in a big-screen adaptation of OSCAR WILDE play A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE. Mean Girls star Lohan was first linked to the part...

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Fascinating Fact 5725

1st August 2008

COLIN FIRTH will join British newcomer BEN BARNES in a new movie adaptation of OSCAR WILDE's classic novel THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. The actor will play LORD HENRY WOTTON, the aristocrat who corrupts Barnes'...

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Fascinating Fact 5336

20th May 2008

British newcomer BEN BARNES is set to head from Narnia to OSCAR WILDE's England for a new movie adaptation of THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. Barnes, who plays the lead in hit new film The...

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Everett Seeks Cash For Wilde Film

17th April 2008

British actor RUPERT EVERETT is seeking a $24 million (GBP12 million) investment to make a film about legendary playwright OSCAR WILDE. The Shrek star has written the script for the movie - which will focus...

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Everett To Write And Star In Wilde Biopic

21st December 2007

British actor RUPERT EVERETT is writing a biopic of the life of OSCAR WILDE - with himself as the lead. The My Best Friend's Wedding star, who became a best-selling author with his 2006 memoirs,...

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Pacino To Release Wilde Movie

27th February 2007

Hollywood veteran AL PACINO will release his OSCAR WILDE inspired movie SALOMAYBE? at the Venice Film Festival in September (07). The $8 million (GBP4.1 million) film, which retraces the infamous writer's life, was shot in...

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