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West End Shows Cancelled As Snow Cripples London

2nd February 2009

Several plays and musicals in London's West End have been cancelled after heavy snowfall in the capital.Performances of the new production of Oliver!, as well as big-budget musicals including Avenue Q and Jersey Boys have...

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Fascinating Fact 6435

25th November 2008

The cast of legendary British TV series BLACKADDER will reunite for a one-off documentary special this Christmas (08). BLACKADDER RIDES AGAIN will be shown on U.K. TV channel BBC1 and will feature interviews with star...

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Williams And Rivers Perform For Prince's Birthday

13th November 2008

Comedy legends ROBIN WILLIAMS, JOAN RIVERS and ROWAN ATKINSON performed a thrilling show on Wednesday (12Nov08) to celebrate British royal PRINCE CHARLES' 60th birthday. Monty Python legend John Cleese and the actor at the centre...

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The Things They Say 10088

3rd November 2008

"I find it frustrating that, apart from FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, I have yet to be involved in a film of which I am totally proud." MR BEAN star ROWAN ATKINSON is not impressed...

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Robin Williams Returns To UK Stage For Royal Show

1st October 2008

Robin Williams is to perform on the British stage for the first time in 25 years as part of a show to mark the Prince of Wales' 60th birthday.The Good Will Hunting star and stand-up...

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Jodie 'Starstruck' Over Working With Rowan Atkinson

3rd June 2008

Jodie Prenger has talked of her excitement at the prospect of working alongside Rowan Atkinson in Sir Cameron Mackintosh's Oliver! revival.The I'd Do Anything winner claimed the role of Nancy in Saturday night's final and...

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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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Rowan Atkinson To Play Fagin On The West End

27th March 2008

British comedian ROWAN ATKINSON has signed up to play bad guy Fagin in the new West End production of OLIVER!Best known for his roles in BLACKADDER and MR BEAN, Atkinson will star alongside the winners...

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Mr. Bean In Car Accident

24th December 2007

Funnyman ROWAN ATKINSON escaped without citation after reversing his rented SUV into a parked car during a Christmas trip to Aspen, Colorado last week (20Dec07). The Mr. Bean star was trying to park himself when...

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Atkinson Blasts Gay Hate Law

12th November 2007

British funnyman ROWAN ATKINSON warns the U.K. government's plans to outlaw homophobic bullying will destroy comedy. The Mr Bean comedian fears the proposed law, intended to make homophobic slurs a criminal offence, will lead to...

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Potter Producer Tackles Paddington Bear

14th September 2007

HARRY POTTER producer DAVID HEYMAN has teamed up with MR. BEAN'S HOLIDAY screenwriter HAMISH MCCOLL to bring PADDINGTON BEAR back to life. The pair is working on a live action movie based on Michael Bond's...

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Superbad Reigns Over Box Office For Second Week

28th August 2007

As is customary at the end of August, the box office lost steam over the weekend, with the top film, Superbad, hanging on to first place for the second week in a row with only...

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Box Office: Not Super Bad But Not Super Good, Either.

27th August 2007

The summer box office is believed to have inched past the $4-billion mark over the weekend, thereby surpassing the record of $3.95 billion set in 2004. (Last year's total was $3.63 billion.) It occurred over...

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Superbad, The Superhero?

24th August 2007

Five films are opening wide this weekend but none is expected to unseat Superbad from the top of the box office. The Judd Apatow comedy is expected to gross about $18-22 million, according to analyst,...

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Atkinson Pours Doubt On Another Bean Movie

21st August 2007

British comedian ROWAN ATKINSON insists he's unlikely to star in another MR. BEAN movie, because he want to return to the franchise any more often than once per decade. The 52-year-old recently starred in sequel...

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Fascinating Fact 3284

24th May 2007

British funnyman ROWAN ATKINSON has splashed out $1 million (GBP500,000) on a D-Type Jaguar to add to his classic car collection. He already boasts an Aston Martin Virage, a Lancia Integrale, a Lancia Stratos and...

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Atkinson To Star In Dickens Revamp

2nd May 2007

Funnyman ROWAN ATKINSON is to reteam with his Johnny English director PETER HOWITT to revamp Charles DICkens' David Copperfield. The movie pals have secured a $30 million (GBP15 million) budget for the project, which is...

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Wild Hogs Tops UK Box Office

18th April 2007

John Travolta's motorbike comedy Wild Hogs has topped the UK box office, knocking Mr Bean's Holiday down to second position.Data from Screen International shows that Wild Hogs took 1.69 million over the weekend, including previews,...

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Return Of Blackadder

11th April 2007

English actor ROWAN ATKINSON wants to revive his favourite character BLACKADDER, but is skeptical his co-writers BEN ELTON and RICHARD CURTIS will not be interested. Atkinson played EDMUND BLACKADDER, an English royal and government employee...

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Atkinson Tops Comedy List

10th April 2007

ROWAN ATKINSON'S comedy character MR BEAN has been named Britain's favourite funnyman of all time. The accident-prone creation of Atkinson topped a Windows Live Space poll with 15 per cent of the vote, while his...

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Gates Plans Movie Career

9th April 2007

British pop singer GARETH GATES insists he could be a movie star like his idols BRUCE WILLIS and ROWAN ATKINSON because they both overcame speech impediments to carve successful film careers. The ANYONE OF US...

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Mr Bean's Holiday Rules Holiday Box Office

3rd April 2007

MR BEAN'S HOLIDAY went straight to the top of the UK box office over the weekend (31MAR-01APR07), taking GBP4.5 million ($8.7 million) over the beginning of the Easter holidays. The comedy, starring ROWAN ATKINSON as...

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Mr. Bean Sweeps Overseas Box Office

2nd April 2007

Mr. Bean's Holiday, Rowan Atkinson's latest addition to the Mr. Bean franchise, trounced competition overseas to take in $33.3 million in 26 countries. The film earned $12.8 million in the U.K. alone in just 512...

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Atkinson Laughs Once Every Five Years

29th March 2007

British comedian ROWAN ATKINSON claims to laugh out loud an average of once every five years. The MR BEAN star also admits he feels no enjoyment from hearing an audience laugh at his jokes. He...

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Atkinson Says Goodbye To Mr Bean

27th March 2007

English funnyman ROWAN ATKINSON is saying goodbye to his MR BEAN character forever. Atkinson, 52, first introduced the bumbling, clumsy loner in the 1990 TV series, Mr Bean, and brought his character to the big...

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Atkinson Injures Shoulder By Nazi Salute

27th March 2007

British comedian ROWAN ATKINSON injured his shoulder after over-practicing a Nazi salute for his latest movie MR. BEAN'S HOLIDAY. The actor suffered pain for months as a result. He says, "I did it with such...

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Atkinson Hates Making Movies

21st March 2007

MR BEAN star ROWAN ATKINSON hates making movies, because the experience makes him anxious and insecure. The comedy actor claims the process of filmmaking brings out the worst in him and leaves him stressed and...

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Atkinson To Send Up Bin Laden

17th March 2007

British funnyman ROWAN ATKINSON is planning to star in a comedy sketch about the world's most-wanted man, OSAMA BIN LADEN. The MR. BEAN star finds the idea of the highly educated terrorist living in caves...

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Actor Chris Langham Denies Sex Charges

16th February 2007

Award-winning actor Chris Langham has pleaded not guilty to child sex charges.Langham, best known for his role in The Thick of It, appeared at Maidstone Crown Court charged with one count of serious sexual assault...

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French Considered Romancing Atkinson

17th August 2006

British funnywoman DAWN FRENCH considered seducing MR BEAN star ROWAN ATKINSON, because she wanted to marry someone just as funny as her. THE VICAR OF DIBLEY actress' attention was finally diverted away from Atkinson in...

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