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Channel 4 Will 'Provoke' Viewers With Ramadan Coverage

By Elinor Cosgrave | 2nd July 2013

Channel 4 will deliberately 'provoke viewers' by sounding a live call to prayer over the Ramadan period (which begins on Tuesday 9th July). They hope it will educate bigoted viewers who associate Islam with terrorism....

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Actress Aghdashloo Refuses To Return To Iran

11th August 2008

Iranian-born actress SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO has vowed never to quit the U.S. to return home - because she would endure severe scrutiny for her movie-making. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 star, 56, left Iran...

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Shohreh Grateful For Support As She Fled Iran

23rd December 2006

HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG star SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO will always cherish the support of her mother and ex-husband when she first decided to leave her native Iran - because neither tried to stop her. Aghdashloo...

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The Things They Say 3633

20th December 2006

"My parents took me very seriously. I was such a serious child that they took me to a psychologist when I was 12 - they were concerned because I wasn't laughing or smiling." Iranian-born actress...

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Ashamed Father Made Aghdashloo Change Her Name

20th December 2006

Oscar nominee SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO was forced to adopt her husband's family name when she started acting in her native Iran, because her father was ashamed of her chosen profession. The HOUSE OF SAND + FOG...

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Aghdashloo's Elizabeth Inspired By Grandmother

20th December 2006

Oscar nominee SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO based her portrayal of SAINT ELIZABETH in THE NATIVITY STORY on her kind-hearted grandmother. The Iranian actress admits there was very little written about her Biblical character - the mother of...

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Pope Will Not Attend Nativity Screening

24th November 2006

LATEST: POPE BENEDICT XVI has turned down an invitation to attend the premiere of new movie THE NATIVITY STORY on Sunday (26NOV06), even though it will be screened in The Vatican. Sixteen-year-old WHALE RIDER actress...

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Nativity Story To Wow Vatican Audience

10th November 2006

Upcoming religious epic THE NATIVITY STORY has been given a major boost - it will be the first movie to premiere at The Vatican in Rome, Italy. The film, which follows the story of the...

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Fonda Returns To Broadway

18th April 2006

Actress JANE FONDA will return to the Broadway, New York, stage for one night only with a reading of EVE ENSLER's NECESSARY TARGETS. The performance will kick off a two-week performance festival in June (06)...

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Fascinating Fact 102

30th August 2005

Iranian Oscar nominee SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO has signed on to star in BRETT RATNER's upcoming X-MEN 3 movie. The HOUSE OF SAND + FOG star will play mutant DR CECILIA REYES, who has the power to...

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Clooney Honoured By Hollywood

27th June 2005

Hollywood heart-throb GEORGE CLOONEY was celebrated at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Saturday night with a career retrospective. Guests including SAM ROCKWELL, VIRGINIA MADSEN, SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO, ALLISON JANNEY and Clooney's OCEAN'S ELEVEN co-star...

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Aghdashloo Had Never Heard Of 24 When She Landed Role

23rd March 2005

HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG star SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO had never even heard of hit TV show 24 before she was offered a role in it. The Iranian actress, 52, plays the matriarch of a...

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Shohreh Feared Poison Scene Would Drive Daughter's Friends Away

24th February 2005

THE HOUSE OF SAND + FOG star SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO feared she'd drive away her teenage daughter's friends after they saw her poisoning her son's daughter in an episode of hit drama 24. Playing a...

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Aghdashloo: 'Most Terrorists Are Muslim'

25th January 2005

OSCAR-nominated actress SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO has courted controversy by declaring that "99 per cent" of the world's terrorists are Muslim. THE HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG beauty, a native of Iran, is currently starring in...

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