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Coen Brothers To Revise Cold War Script

21st May 2014

The Coen Brothers will revise the script of Tom Hanks' upcoming Cold War film.Joel and Ethan Coen have been enlisted to re-write the so far untitled DreamWorks project, which has already confirmed Steven Spielberg as...

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Steven Spielberg To Adapt Roald Dahl's 'The Bfg', 'Robopocalypse' Sidelined?

By Lauren James | 28th April 2014

Break out the frobscottle and snozzcumbers! Steven Spielberg has picked The BFG as his next big movie project. The Oscar-winning Lincoln director will adapt Roald Dahl's much-loved children's fantasy tale of giants and dreams into...

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Steven Spielberg To Direct The Bfg

28th April 2014

Steven Spielberg will direct the screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'The BFG'. The 67-year-old filmmaker is set to helm the picture which follows a little girl who leads the titular big, friendly giant and the...

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Steven Spielberg To Direct Film Adaptation Of The Bfg

27th April 2014

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is set adapt Roald Dahl's classic children's book The Bfg for the big screen in a new live-action movie.The director will reunite with E.T. the Extra Terrestrial screenwriter Melissa Mathison to tackle...

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Fascinating Fact: 3734894

26th June 2013

Uma Thurman, Sarah Jessica Parker, her husband Matthew Broderick, and Glee's Matthew Morrison were among the stars who headed to London's West End theatre district on Tuesday (25Jun13) for the premiere of Sam Mendes' stage...

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Roald Dahl Named Favourite Children's Author

2nd April 2013

Roald Dahl has seen off competition from famed Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling to be named the world's best-loved children's author.The late writer, who created classics including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and The...

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Sophie Dahl And Jamie Cullum Welcome Second Daughter

7th March 2013

Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum have welcomed a baby girl.The model-and-author gave birth to Margot Cullum - her second daughter with her jazz musician husband - on Monday (04.03.13) and the proud dad revealed the...

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Danny Devito Wants To Cast Rising Star Actress

24th February 2013

Danny DeVito is looking for the right young actress to star in his new movie.The 'Twins' actor - who wrote, directed and starred in the big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book, 'Matilda'...

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David Walliams Grabs Third Nomination For Roald Dahl Funny Prize

By Michael West | 20th September 2012

Funny man David Walliams has completed a hat trick of sorts, after his third shortlist appearance for the Roald Dahl funny prize was announced, reports The Guardian. He has become one of the fastest-selling...

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Fascinating Fact 13254

17th April 2012

Funnyman David Walliams will narrate Roald Dahl's much loved books for a new British TV special about the famed children's author.

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Alfred Hitchcock And Roald Dahl Turned Down Queen's Honours

26th January 2012

Legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, author Roald Dahl and artist Lucian Freud are among the famous faces who have previously rejected honours from British monarch Queen Elizabeth Ii.The Queen presents her list of honourees twice every...

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The Bfg To Become Live Action Movie

28th September 2011

Roald Dahl's children's book 'The BFG' is set to be turned into a live-action movie. Dreamworks has reportedly got the rights to the film, which is set to be produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank...

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Dahl Sparks Outrage Over Shed Appeal

14th September 2011

Millionaire model Sophie Dahl is facing a backlash from her novelist grandfather Roald Dahl's fans after appealing for $800,000 (£500,000) to save his writing shed.The British beauty, married to jazz star Jamie Cullum, took to...

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Anderson Went Back To Dahl's Hideaway Hut To Pen Script

4th November 2009

Moviemaker WES ANDERSON penned the script for his FANTASTIC MR. FOX movie adaptation in the same shed ROALD DAHL used as a writing den.The director sought out the Dahl family's Gipsy House estate in Great...

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Fascinating Fact 7743

28th July 2009

The world premiere of WES ANDERSON's ambitious movie adaptation of ROALD DAHL's children's book FANTASTIC MR. FOX will open this year's (Oct09) London Film Festival. The movie features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep...

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Cocker Lands Puppet Role In Fox Film

18th May 2009

Former PULP star JARVIS COCKER is to provide the voice for a puppet in WES ANDERSON's new movie adaptation of beloved ROALD DAHL tale FANTASTIC MR. FOX. The Common People singer joins a cast that includes...

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The Things They Say 9775

6th October 2008

"I worked really, really hard on a Wisconsin accent, because I thought that would be an appropriate badger voice. I did the first couple of scenes in this Wisconsin badger voice, that I thought was...

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Fascinating Fact 5936

5th September 2008

The writer of children's classic CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, ROALD DAHL, worked as a British spy in the U.S. during World War II, according to a new biography about the author called THE IRREGULARS....

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Clooney, Murray + Schwartzman Voice Fantastic Mr. Fox

13th December 2007

GEORGE CLOONEY, BILL MURRAY and JASON SCHWARTZMAN are among the stars who have brought ROALD DAHL's beloved children's tale FANTASTIC MR. FOX to life. The trio has provided the voices for the leading characters in...

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Anderson To Fulfil Childhood Fantastic Mr Fox Dream

12th November 2007

Director WES ANDERSON is on course to fulfil a childhood dream - after getting the green light to make a big-screen version of ROALD DAHL classic, FANTASTIC MR FOX. The Royal Tenenbaums moviemaker was desperate...

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Roberts' Niece To Play Dahl's Daughter

3rd May 2007

JULIA ROBERTS' actress niece EMMA is to play ROALD DAHL's wildchild daughter Lucy in a new movie. The teen star will play a Malibu, California socialite who is sent to a strict English boarding school...

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Dahl Eyes Full-time Writing Career

30th March 2007

British model SOPHIE DAHL wants to ditch the catwalk and become a full-time novelist. Dahl, the granddaughter of legendary children's writer ROALD DAHL, is to release her second novel later this year (07) and dreams...

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Dahl Eyes Full-time Writing Career

30th March 2007

British model SOPHIE DAHL wants to ditch the catwalk and become a full-time novelist. Dahl, the granddaughter of legendary children's writer ROALD DAHL, is to release her second novel later this year (07) and dreams...

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Dahl To Pen Tell-all Food Memoir

22nd March 2007

British model SOPHIE DAHL has agreed to pen a tell-all memoir about her problems with food. Dahl, whose weight dropped from a British size 16 to an 8, has signed a deal with publisher HarperCollins...

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Cunning Anderson Lands Dahl's Fox Tale

27th October 2006

Quirky movie maker WES ANDERSON is set to turn animator after claiming the rights to ROALD DAHL's beloved children's tale FANTASTIC MR FOX. Anderson has adapted the book with pal NOAH BAUMBACH and will direct...

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Theme Park To Open In Amsterdam

30th June 2006

The Netherlands is set to get a theme park celebrating chocolate, inspired by ROALD DAHL's children's book CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Just like Dahl's fictional "chocolate factory" owned by WILLY WONKA, the main part...

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Charlie And Incredibles Win Children's Baftas

28th November 2005

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and THE INCREDIBLES were among the winners at the British Academy Children's Film And Television Awards (Children's BAFTAs) in London last night (27NOV05). TIM BURTON's adaptation of ROALD DAHL's...

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Charlie Beats Bewitched To Top The UK Box Office

23rd August 2005

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY has topped the UK box office for a fourth successive week, leaving NICOLE KIDMAN's new movie BEWITCHED in second place. Bewitched , which also stars WILL FERRELL and SHIRLEY...

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Depp Kiss Made Co-star's Career

11th August 2005

Kissing JOHNNY DEPP in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY made veteran British actress LIZ SMITH's career. The 83-year-old was asked to read for the roles of two grandmas in the movie version of ROALD...

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Burton And Depp's Sweet Success

10th August 2005

TIM BURTON's latest offering CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is still wowing British cinema goers as the country's number one film during it's second week of release and has now totalled $36 million (GBP19.4 million)...

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