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Will Sam Mendes Replace Nicholas Hytner At The National Theatre?

By Michael West | 11th April 2013

Nicholas Hytner, the director of the National Theatre, will step down from his role in 2015, paving the way for a new era at London's biggest theatre company. However, there was no scandal, disappointing figures...

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Skyfall Producers Still Confident Of Sam Mendes Bond Return

By Contributor | 26th March 2013

Sam Mendes made it pretty clear that he was done with the James Bond franchise for the foreseeable future, in wake of Skyfall’s success, but the producers of the biggest critical and commercial smash the...

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Dame Helen Mirren Hints At Sam Mendes Sexism At Empire Awards

By Contributor | 25th March 2013

Dame Helen Mirren doesn’t indulge herself in any sort of beef too often, so when she does you tend to listen, as it’s normally based on some pretty solid foundations. So what, then, of her...

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Listen Up America: Chinese Box-office Grows 37% To $2.7 Billion

By Michael West | 22nd March 2013

Box-office revenue in China reached a massive $2.7 billion in 2012, far more than expected and up some 37 per cent on the previous year. The MPAA's annual report confirmed that China has overtaken Japan...

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Mgm To Announce James Bond 24 Director Soon, Could It Be Guy Ritchie?

By Michael West | 20th March 2013

MGM say it will announce the director of the new James Bond movie in the near future, but confirmed the film is some three years away, at least. We already know that it will not...

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Bond 24: Follow Up To Skyfall Expected Within Three Years

By Jack de Aguilar | 20th March 2013

James Bond fans, stand to attention; a new movie has been all but confirmed, and will be ready in the next three years, MGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Barber explained.“We are very excited...

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Despite South Bank Award, Skyfall Producers Still Reeling At Sam Mendes Snub

By Contributor | 13th March 2013

Sam Mendes decision not to direct the sequel to James Bond film Skyfall has reportedly shocked the franchise’s producers, with Michael G Wilson admitting “We’re devastated.”Mendes and Bond star Daniel Craig together combined to make...

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After Weeks Of Teasing, Sam Mendes Rules Himself Out Of Bond 24

By Jack de Aguilar | 7th March 2013

The success of Skyfall was phenomenal. It broke records by becoming the highest grossing movie in England, and has been hailed the ‘best Bond ever’. No wonder, then, the director Sam Mendes has been courted...

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A Week In News: Carrie Fisher Is Princess Leia, Kate Middleton Having A Girl, Harrison Ford Joins Anchorman 2!

By Michael West | 6th March 2013

Carrie Strikes Back: Great news for Star Wars fans this week, with Carrie Fisher confirming that she'll reprise her role as Princess Leia in J.J. Abrams' forthcoming movie Star Wars Episode 7. Fisher, 56, joked...

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Sam Mendes Won't Be Directing Bond 24

By Contributor | 6th March 2013

With Skyfall crossing the $1.1 billion mark at the global box office recently, the James Bond franchise has a huge amount of thanks to give director Sam Mendes and star Daniel Craig – however, they’re...

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Oscars 2013: Skyfall And Zero Dark Thirty Is First Tied Vote Since 1968

By Michael West | 25th February 2013

Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty and Sam Mendes's Skyfall tied the Oscar for Sound Editing on Sunday evening (February 24, 2013) - the first dead heat at the famous awards show since 1968, when Katherine...

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Oscars 2013: Dame Shirley Bassey Stuns Academy Awards With 'Goldfinger'

By Michael West | 25th February 2013

Halle Berry introduced a celebration of fifty years of James Bond on-screen at the Oscars 2013 on Sunday night (February 24, 2013). The former Bond girl - wearing a stunning Versace dress - spoke briefly...

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Alternate Oscars: Paul Thomas Anderson Wins! Leonardo Di Caprio Wins! Daniel Craig Wins!

By Michael West | 21st February 2013

Imagine for a minute an alternate Academy Awards. An Oscars ceremony that decided against rewarding biopics, inaccurate thrillers and lightweight sort-of-indie flicks mainly directed by David O'Russell. This Sunday (February 24, 2013), a rather predictable...

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Ben Whishaw Hints At Bond Filming Date

19th February 2013

Ben Whishaw has hinted filming for the 24th James Bond movie will kick off early 2014.The 32-year-old actor - who plays high-tech boffin Q in the spy franchise - let slip the gang would be...

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Skyfall Wins Big Twice At The Evening Standard Awards

By Lorna Greville  | 5th February 2013

Skyfall is one of the biggest films to ever come out of Britain, and James Bond is one of its most iconic characters. It's fitting, then, for it to win plenty of awards, especially given...

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Why Does Adele Feel Like Meryl Streep Today, Exactly?

By Hayley Avron | 10th January 2013

Adele’s going to be getting a few sly looks from Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes next time they’re in the same room together, we reckon. Skyfall hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons today,...

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Bafta 2013: Judi Dench Recognised At Last, Skyfall Looms Large In Nominations

By Hayley Avron | 9th January 2013

Judi Dench has finally found BAFTA recognition for her role as M in the James Bond movies. This year, the latest Bond movie, directed by British director Sam Mendes has received no fewer than eight...

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Oscars Set To Mark 50th Anniversary Of James Bond; Skyfall Nomination Beckons?

By Contributor | 4th January 2013

The signs are all pointing to it - surely Skyfall is going to become the first James Bond film to be nominated for the best picture award at the Oscars? Yesterday it was reported that...

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A Week In News: Kardashian Pregnant, Bieber Puts His Foot Down, Gerard Departs To Russia!

By Michael West | 3rd January 2013

Kim and Kanye Have Kompany! It's the news we were all 'kind of' expecting, but Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have finally announced they are to have their first child together. Great news for the...

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Skyfall Producers Guild Of America Awards Nomination Heralds Possible Oscars Fortune

By Contributor | 3rd January 2013

Skyfall’s Producers Guild of America award nomination for the top prize at the ceremony could be a great indicator for the James Bond film’s chances at the Oscars, with the 007 flick already breaking new...

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Skyfall Takes $1 Billion Despite Racking Up 35 Gaffes!

By Michael West | 2nd January 2013

Skyfall, Sam Mendes' critically acclaimed James Bond movie, has taken more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The latest film is now the most successful film in British box-office history, though it remains...

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Skyfall Gives Bond 50th Birthday £100m Accolade

By Lorna Greville  | 31st December 2012

Almost everyone loved Skyfall. Critics and audiences alike were enthralled by the plot and characters, and the collaboration between Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig has been lauded. In many ways, therefore, it's no surprise that...

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James Bond Wanted: Skyfall Style Job Appears On Official Government Website

By Michael West | 26th November 2012

Think of yourself as the next Daniel Craig? Inspired by James Bond's crime-fighting efforts in Sam Mendes' Skyfall? Well then it's probably time to ditch the day job and apply for the role of "target...

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Where Does James Bond Go After Skyfall?

By Lorna Greville  | 22nd November 2012

If Skyfall figures so far are to be believed, this 23rd instalment in the franchise is looking to be the most successful Bond film to date. The Daily Mail speculates that once it's released in...

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Twilight Breaking Dawn Ends Skyfall's Box Office Domination

By Michael West | 22nd November 2012

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 debuted with massive global ticket sales of $341 million, proving the franchise is most certainly ending on a high. The vampire movie - starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen...

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Daniel Craig On Board For The Next Bond; Will Sam Mendes Be Next?

By Contributor | 21st November 2012

With Daniel Craig signing on for another couple of films, James Bond fans are now crossing their fingers that director Sam Mendes will also be staying on to continue the pair’s phenomenal success with the...

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Could Sam Mendes Direct The Next James Bond?

By Jack de Aguilar | 20th November 2012

The success of Skyfall has been huge, both critically and commercially, with excellent performances on its opening weekend both in the U.K and the U.S. Given the warm reception of the 23rd Bond, portrayed by...

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Box Office Roundup: Twilight Breaking Dawn Inflicts Killer Bite To Bond

By Michael West | 19th November 2012

The cinema cash registers saw plenty of action this weekend, with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 taking a massive $199.6 million from 9,950 locations across 54 markets. To put that into context: its...

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Skyfall Continues To Impress: Best Ever Bond Opening In Us & Canada

By Hayley Avron | 12th November 2012

It will be of little surprise to many that Skyfall topped the US box office this week but the staggering box office returns will still raise a few eyebrows. The latest movie in the legendary...

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We Can't Have A Bald James Bond! Daniel Craig Told That Losing His Hair Could See Him Losing His Job

By Joe Wilde | 10th November 2012

James Bond star Daniel Craig has been warned that his hair loss is starting to become a major concern for network executives, who have warned the actor that he needs to curb his hair loss...

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