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Bafta Award To Honour Minghella

11th April 2008

Late director ANTHONY MINGHELLA is to be honoured with a special BAFTA Award created in his name, according to British filmmaker LORD RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH. Just three weeks after his untimely death, Minghella's peers at the...

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The Bourne Ultimatum Named Brits' Favourite Film Of 2007

29th February 2008

The Bourne Ultimatum has won the final accolade of the award season in being named Britons' favourite film of the year.The action sequel took the people's choice prize at the Richard Attenborough film awards after...

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Attenborough's Identity Issues

12th February 2008

British actor-turned-director LORD RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH basks in the attention he receives at movie awards ceremonies - because he's always mistaken for his brother outside the film industry. The 84-year-old Jurassic Park star is frequently accosted...

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Atonement Wins Big At Baftas

11th February 2008

British film Atonement took the best film prize at the Bafta awards ceremony on Sunday.Joe Wright's adaptation of the Ian McEwan bestseller defeated tough competition from the likes of No Country For Old Men and...

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Four Gongs For Atonement At Richard Attenborough Film Awards

31st January 2008

Oscar-nominated British movie Atonement has won four prizes at the Richard Attenborough film awards.Adding to its haul of Golden Globes, the period drama won film of the year, with director Joe Wright taking the best...

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Attenborough Desperate For Harry Potter Role

30th January 2008

British actor-turned-director LORD RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH regrets he was never offered a part in the HARRY POTTER films - despite his desperate attempts to be involved. The star saw the movie franchise as a global showcase...

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Harry Potter Author Jk Rowling Honoured At South Bank Awards

30th January 2008

JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series of novels, has been honoured with an outstanding achievement prize at the South Bank Show awards.Rowling joins the illustrious company of the award's previous recipients, including Tom...

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Attenborough Tops Santa Poll

10th December 2007

Legendary British actor Richard Attenborough has topped a poll of filmgoers' favourite on-screen Father Christmas.Attenborough beat other rosy-cheeked, loveable Santas for his role in the 1994 remake of the classic Christmas feel-good movie Miracle on...

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Attenborough Tips Soccer Star For Movie Fame

23rd October 2007

Acting legend SIR RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH is tipping England soccer captain JOHN TERRY to become a movie star after he retires from the sport - dubbing him 'the next Arnold Schwarzenegger'. Attenborough is the life vice...

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Stars Attend Olivier Tribute

24th September 2007

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH, DAME MAGGIE SMITH and SIR ANTHONY SHER have paid tribute to late acting great SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER, on what would have been his 100th birthday. Lord Olivier's widow Dame Joan Plowright also attended...

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Attenborough To Headline Toronto Film Festival

23rd August 2007

Oscar-winning actor/director RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH's new movie will be premiered at the Toronto Film Festival next month (Sep07). Closing The Ring is directed and produced by 83-year-old Lord Attenborough and stars Shirley MACLaine, Christopher Plummer and...

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Attenborough Rubbishes Spitting Image Portrayal

4th March 2007

British director SIR RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH has rubbished claims he cried uncontrollably when movie GANDHI received a haul of Oscars in the early 1980s. The JURASSIC PARK filmmaker won the Best Director gong at the 1982...

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Attenborough Wins Icon Award

17th December 2006

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH was named Britain's Greatest Living Icon yesterday (16DEC06) after viewers voted for the British naturalist on the BBC's THE CULTURE SHOW. The veteran broadcaster beat former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY and former...

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Webber And Attenborough Pay Tribute To Arnold

24th September 2006

LATEST: Acclaimed cellist JULIAN LLOYD WEBBER and director/actor RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH are among the first stars to pay tribute to late British composer SIR MALCOLM ARNOLD, who died in hospital following a chest infection. Arnold, who...

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Legendary Cinematographer Nykvist Dead At 83

21st September 2006

Oscar-winning cinematographer Sven Nykvist, best known for his collaborations with Ingmar Bergman, died Wednesday in Stockholm, his son told the Associated Press. He was 83 "He was called 'the master of light' because of the...

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B-movie Giant Dies

4th August 2006

Acclaimed British B-movie producer MONTY BERMAN has died of natural causes. He was 94. The London-born film-maker was born NESTOR MONTAGUE BERMAN in London's East End in 1912, entering the film industry at the age...

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Honours For Attenborough Brothers

14th July 2006

Movie star SIR RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH and his broadcaster brother SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH have been honoured by their hometown university. Oscar winner Lord Attenborough, 82, and Sir David, 80, received distinguished fellowships from the University of...

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Bogarde's Family Apologise To Attenborough

4th July 2006

SIR RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH has received a written apology from the family of late acting legend SIR DIRK BOGARDE, after Bogarde's grudge against the director was exposed in a series of recently discovered letters. Bogarde, who...

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Attenborough Remembers Tsunami Family Victims

20th June 2006

SIR RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH's wife is helping him cope with the grief of losing his daughter and granddaughter in the Indian Ocean tsunami - because they looked so much like her. Attenborough's daughter JANE, 49, and...

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Bogarde Slammed Attenborough And Gielgud

18th June 2006

Late acting legend SIR DIRK BOGARDE attacked co-stars SIR RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH and SIR JOHN GIELGUD in newly released letters he wrote to film critic friend DILYS POWELL. The film star was particularly critical of actor/director...

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Attenborough Lands Big Names For Romantic Ring Saga

5th May 2006

British movie mogul RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH is gathering an all-star cast together to tell the romantic story of a US pilot who crash-landed in Northern Ireland during World War Two. With his dying breath, the airman...

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Jurassic Park 4 To Begin Shooting Next Year

22nd February 2006

Director STEVEN SPIELBERG will begin filming the fourth installment of JURASSIC PARK next year (07). The MUNICH director is currently getting ready to resurrect the INDIANA JONES franchise with HARRISON FORD later this year...

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Film-maker Guy Green Dies

16th September 2005

Film-maker GUY GREEN has passed away at his Beverly Hills, California, home. He was 91. The British-born Oscar-winner died of heart and kidney failure after falling into a coma, his wife Josephine said....

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Burton's Family Angry He's Missed From List

6th July 2005

The family of late acting legend RICHARD BURTON are furious his name has been omitted from a new poll of Britain's best actors. The poll, conducted for British TV network Five and voted for...

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Family And Friends Pay Tribute To Sir John Mills

30th June 2005

Stars including RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH, DAME JUDI DENCH and SIR MICHAEL CAINE joined SIR JOHN MILLS' family to pay tribute to the accomplished actor at a memorial service held in London today (30JUN05). The RYAN'S...

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Maclaine Teams Up With Attenborough For New English Patient

15th June 2005

Movie veteran SHIRLEY MacLAINE and British director RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH are secretly planning to make a film together. MacLaine fears there are not enough heartfelt films being made in Hollywood, and she and Attenborough are...

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Attenborough: 'Working With Mcqueen Was Tough'

3rd June 2005

British movie mogul RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH cites working with STEVE McQUEEN in movie classic THE GREAT ESCAPE as one of the toughest challenges he has ever faced - because the late movie great was so demanding....

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Mcqueen Quit The Great Escape

2nd June 2005

STEVE McQUEEN walked away from movie classic THE GREAT ESCAPE over fears he was being upstaged by JAMES GARNER. The late icon quit the film for two weeks and only returned when director JOHN...

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Attenborough's Son Rebuilds Tsunami-torn Community

31st May 2005

LORD RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH's son-in-law MICHAEL HOLLAND has set up an initiative to rebuild the Thai community of Khao Lak - after losing his family when the Indian Ocean tsunami devastated the area (26DEC04). Holland's...

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Attenborough Attends Baftas Despite Family Grief

14th February 2005

LORD RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH made his first public appearance at the BAFTA awards since the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster killed his 14-year-old granddaughter. The 81-year-old GANDHI director, whose daughter JANE and her mother-in-law are still...

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