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Recent James Bond Films Have Been Geared Towards Asian Audiences, Says John Cleese

By Jack de Aguilar | 24th June 2014

John Cleese, who played James Bond’s gadget man Q in 2002’s Die Another Day, has claimed that filmmakers are more interested in the Britsh Spy’s action sequences than the witty one-liners and quintessentially British themes...

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Here's Why Kevin Spacey Absolutely Must Be The Next Bond Villain

By Sophie Miskiw | 9th June 2014

Kevin Spacey fans were sincerely disappointed to hear that the actor wouldn’t be appearing as the villain in the next James Bond movie, which is due to be released in 2015. Spacey explained to BBC...

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Kevin Spacey Won't Be Next Bond Villain. But Wow, That Would've Been Good

By Jack de Aguilar | 9th June 2014

It’s hard to call this sad news when it was never news to begin with, but Kevin Spacey won’t be terrorising agent 007 in the next James Bond movie. The House of Cards confirmed as...

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'12 Years A Slave' Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Set For Bond Villain Role

By Michael West | 7th April 2014

The Oscar-nominated star of 12 Years A Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor, is likely to become the next James Bond villain, according to Variety. The trade magazine says the British star is the top name on producers'...

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'King Lear' At The National: Is Simon Russell Beale Britain's Finest Actor?

By Michael West | 24th January 2014

Simon Russell Beale turns in an arguably career best performance in Sam Mendes' latest production at the National Theatre, King Lear.Beale plays Lear as a hunched, thuggish leader - similar to the way in which...

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Kate Winslet Slams Pregnancy Critics

3rd January 2014

Kate Winslet has blasted her pregnancy critics.The 'Labor Day' actress - who welcomed baby Bear with her husband Ned Rocknroll in December - was outraged to discover the public deemed her ''irresponsible'' for having three...

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Kate Winslet & Ned Rocknroll Name Their Son Bear Winslet, Representative Confirms

By Elinor Cosgrave | 24th December 2013

Kate Winslet is keeping celebrity tradition this Christmas by naming her child something almost as wild as the weather we are currently experiencing.Kate Winslet in October at the UK premiere of Labor Day with the...

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Forget Sam Mendes, Rufus Norris Is New Director Of The National Theatre

By Michael West | 15th October 2013

Rufus Norris has been named the new director of the National Theatre after previously serving as an associate director. He will take over from Sir Nicholas Hytner in April 2015.Trained as an actor, Norris has...

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'Solo' Author William Boyd Touts Daniel Day-lewis For James Bond

By Michael West | 25th September 2013

British novelist William Boyd launched the latest James Bond novel at London's Dorchester Hotel on Wednesday (September 25, 2013). The book, called Solo, sees a 45-year-old Bond travel to worn-torn Africa in the late 1960s.William...

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It's Only 'Rocknroll' But Kate Winslet Will Never Take Her Husband's Name

By Joe Wilde | 19th September 2013

Rather than do things the old fashioned way, Kate Winslet has decided that she will keep hold of her last name rather than go by her husband's surname from here on in. Probably a wise...

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Michelle Williams To Star In 'Cabaret' On Broadway Debut

By Lauren James | 5th September 2013

Actress Michelle Williams will make her broadway debut in a production of the world famous musical Cabaret next April reports BBC News. The Brokeback Mountain actress will play the lead female character Sally Bowles and...

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Michelle Williams Joins Cabaret For Broadway Debut

By Elinor Cosgrave | 5th September 2013

Michelle Williams will star in a Broadway production of the musical Cabaret as seductive and troubled singer Sally Bowles. The production will mark William's Broadway debut.Michelle Williams at the L.A. premiere of Oz the Great...

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Would Irony Be A Step Back For Daniel Craig And James Bond?

By Michael West | 29th August 2013

Daniel Craig says he's hoping to restore some of James Bond's traditional sense of irony in his next outing as 007, which reteams the actor with Skyfall director Sam Mendes.Craig, who's previous outing as the...

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'The Hollow Crown': Shakespeare 4-Play Miniseries Out Soon On Dvd

By Lauren James | 9th August 2013

Shown last summer on BBC2, the spectacular, four-part, historical drama series, The Hollow Crown will be available to buy on DVD and to digitally download at the end of this month. The episodes began being...

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British Films Kick In 15% To International Box Office - Down 2%

By Jack de Aguilar | 23rd July 2013

The phenomenal success of Skyfall – Britain’s highest grossing film of all time - couldn’t stop a slump that saw the U.K’s contribution to the global box office fall 2% to 15%. It seems James...

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Title Of New James Bond Movie: 'Devil May Care'?

By Lauren James | 14th July 2013

The Sun's Bizarre has reported that the new James Bond movie, and follow-on from this year's enormously successful Skyfall, will be titled Devil May Care after Sebastian Faulk's 2008 novel which was written to celebrate...

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James Bond 24 Will Be Named Devil May Care

13th July 2013

The next 'James Bond' movie will be called 'Devil May Care'.The sequel to last year's 'Skyfall' will see Daniel Craig return as the fictional British spy, while director Sam Mendes has confirmed his return to...

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A Week In Movies: The World's End Premieres, Mendes Returns To Bond, Oldboy Teases

By Rich Cline | 12th July 2013

This week's big world premiere was in London for The World's End, where Simon Pegg and Nick Frost walked a blue carpet alongside costars Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine and Rosamund Pike. The apocalyptic pub crawl...

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Sam Mendes Signs For ‘Bond 24,’ Though John Logan’S Return Is Key

By Michael West | 12th July 2013

James Bond fans received the news they’d be waiting for on Thursday – Sam Mendes would be returning for the twenty-fourth 007 movie, following the huge success of Skyfall.Given his theatre commitments, it was assumed...

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Sam Mendes Will Direct Daniel Craig In 24th James Bond Film

By Elinor Cosgrave | 12th July 2013

Director Sam Mendes will be directing the next James Bond movie. The film is due to be released in 2015. The Skyfall director will work with Daniel Craig, who will be reprising his role as...

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Will Sam Mendes Be Able To Replicate Skyfall's Success?

By Jack de Aguilar | 11th July 2013

The news that Sam Mendes – who helmed the most successful Bond of all time – is returning for the 24th incarnation of 007 will come as a huge relief for fans of the franchise....

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'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: The Musical' Premieres Followed By A Star-studded After-party [Pictures]

By Elinor Cosgrave | 26th June 2013

The opening night of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Musical turned out to be a star studded occasion. The after party pictures show the turnout of celebrities in support of director Sam Mendes, who...

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Musical Debuts In West End

By Lauren James | 26th June 2013

When Sam Mendes first decided to adapt Roald Dahl's 49 year-old best loved children's book about an eccentric chocolate maker and one very lucky little boy, he hadn't anticipated the scale or scope of his...

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'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: The Musical', Directed By Sam Mendes, Will Open Tonight

By Elinor Cosgrave | 25th June 2013

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Musical has been re-envisioned by Sam Mendes and will open its doors to the public for the first time this evening at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.For those of...

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Harry Potter Vs. James Bond? Daniel Radcliffe Wants To Be Bond Villain

By Elinor Cosgrave | 19th June 2013

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe claims he is aware of his slight stature and said, as reported in The Sun, that he was "never going to be cast to play a Bruce Willis character in...

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Kate Winslet, 37, Pregnant With A Miniature Rocknroller

By Michael West | 5th June 2013

Oscar winning actress Kate Winslet is pregnant with her first child to husband Ned Rocknroll. The 37-year-old will become a mother for the third time - she is also a parent to 12-year-old Mia with...

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Penelope Cruz Cast As Oldest Bond Girl At 40?

By Michael West | 3rd June 2013

Penelope Cruz has been cast as the next Bond girl and is set to appear in the next installment, which will most likely be directed again by Sam Mendes, after 2012's Skyfall success.With planned filming...

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A Week In News: Amanda Bynes Arrested, Beyonce's Slapped, Bieber In Trouble Again

By Michael West | 29th May 2013

Bynes Behind Bars? The troubling saga that is Amanda Bynes versus the NYPD took a disturbing turn this week after the actress was arrested at her New York apartment for drug related offenses. After getting...

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Sam Mendes Returning To Direct New 'James Bond' Movie In 2014

By Michael West | 29th May 2013

Sam Mendes has made a U-turn on his decision to bow out of the James Bond franchise after helming the $1.1 billion Skyfall movie, considered one of the best 007 films in the series. Mendes...

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Has Christopher Nolan Been Chosen To Direct The Next Bond Movie?

By Joe Wilde | 17th May 2013

According to a report published in the Daily Mail today (May 17), British director Christopher Nolan is being eyed up by MGM executives as the man they want to direct the next James Bond film....

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