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12 Years A Slave Leads London Critics' Circle Nominations

17th December 2013

'12 Years a Slave' leads the 2014 London Critics' Circle Film Awards nominations.The Steve McQueen-directed slavery era drama has received nine nominations at the annual awards ceremony - which will take place in London on...

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J.j. Abrams Eyes D.v. Devincentis To Write Armstrong Biopic

3rd December 2013

J.J. Abrams is eyeing D.V. DeVincentis to write his Lance Armstrong biopic.The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' director and Paramount Pictures are set to produce a movie based on New York Times journalist Juliet Macur's book...

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Bafta Bound, But Could 'Philomena' Feature At The Oscars?

By Michael West | 1st November 2013

Don't laugh. We're serious. Stephen Frears' new movie Philomena, based on the investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, could well figure in the behemoth that is the American movie awards season following stunning reviews...

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Critics Agree, 'Philomena' Is A "Serious" Comedy That Needs To Be Seen

By Joe Wilde | 1st November 2013

Philomena stars Judi Dench as Philomena Lee in the movie adaptation of Martin Sixsmith's 2009 novel The Lost Children of Philomena Lee. Co-starring Steve Coogan as Sixsmith, the film is an emotionally moving and shocking...

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First Look: Ben Foster As Lance Armstrong, What Do We Think? [Picture]

By Michael West | 23rd October 2013

The first look at Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong in Stephen Frears's untitled biopic has rolled out online, showing the young American actor tearing through a likely French street in his recognisable Postal Service colours.Ben...

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Steve Coogan Loves Imitating James Bond

17th October 2013

Steve Coogan still enjoys impersonating James Bond.The 'Philomena' actor, who spoofed 007 in his 2011 movie 'The Trip,' provided some light entertainment for his co-stars, including Dame Judi Dench, on the set of the new...

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Ben Foster, Chris O'dowd Confirmed For Lance Armstrong Biopic

16th October 2013

Ben Foster and Chris O'Dowd will star in a biopic about Lance Armstrong.The 32-year-old actor - who was first linked to play the disgraced cyclist in July - has officially signed on for the lead...

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Dame Judi Dench Will Haunt Next Bond Film

11th October 2013

Dame Judi Dench has joked she'll haunt the next James Bond film.The 78-year-old actress' character M - who she played for six years - was killed off in the last 007 movie 'Skyfall' after she...

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Stephen Frears Urges Pope To Watch His Movie

2nd September 2013

British director Stephen Frears is urging Pope Francis to watch his film condemning the Catholic Church's adoption policy.Philomena, directed by Frears, tells the story of Irish babies who were sold for $1,558 (£1,000) to American...

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The Dramatic Side Of Steve Coogan In 'Philomena'

By Jack de Aguilar | 2nd September 2013

Steve Coogan is known for his seminal character: Alan Partridge. He even mocked the disparity of popularity between his work with a live show entitled ‘Steve Coogan Live - As Alan Partridge And Other Less...

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Bradley Cooper Eyes Another Lance Armstrong Biopic

19th August 2013

Bradley Cooper is in talks to produce and star in Lance Armstrong biopic 'Red Blooded American'.The Oscar-nominated 'Silver Linings Playbook' actor is being linked to Warner Bros.' new project which will be directed by Jay...

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Ben Foster To Play Lance Armstrong In New Biopic

29th July 2013

Ben Foster is in talks to play Lance Armstrong in a biopic by Stephen Frears.The 32-year-old actor looks set to star as the disgraced cyclist in the film which will focus on the seven-time Tour...

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Ben Foster Lined-up To Play Lance Armstrong In Movie Biopic

By Joe Wilde | 28th July 2013

Ben Foster has emerged as the number one candidate to take on the role as Lance Armstrong in the upcoming biopic about the seven-time Tour de France winner who was stripped of his titles in...

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Venice Film Festival Announces Lineup

25th July 2013

The Venice Film Festival announced today (Thursday) that Gravity, a 3D thriller from director Alfonso Cuaron, will open its 70th edition on August 28 and that Thierry Ragobert's Amazonia, also in 3D, will close it...

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First Look At Judi Dench And Steve Coogan In 'Philomena' [Picture]

By Elinor Cosgrave | 16th July 2013

Stephen Frears' new film Philomena stars Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. The first picture of the film was released yesterday (Monday 16th July) and shows the two British actors in an evidently emotional scene....

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Cannes Jury Deliberations Will Be 'Heated'

15th May 2013

Stephen Frears says the Cannes Film Festival jury's deliberations are ''heated''.The filmmaker headed the prestigious award ceremony's panel of jurors in 2007 - when the top Palme d'Or prize went to Romanian film '4 Months,...

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Dark Rooms, Bans And Bolshy Women: How The Cannes Jury Choose The Palme D'or Winner

By Michael West | 15th May 2013

What it's like to sit on the jury at the Cannes Film Festival and have the power to present the director of the very best movie with the prestigious Palme d'Or? This year, Steven Spielberg,...

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Dominic West Among Stars Fighting To Save London Hospital

25th February 2013

Actor Dominic West, singer Annie Lennox and director Stephen Frears are among the stars who have joined the fight to save a north London hospital from cut backs.The stars have all criticised plans to close...

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Hot Tickets! This Weekend’S Us Movie Releases: Hyde Park On Hudson, Playing For Keeps, Lay The Favorite, Bad Kids Go To Hell

By Hayley Avron | 7th December 2012

Kind of a disappointing showing this week folks, best hold on for those Christmas heartwarmers, or, if you’re one of the 56 people left on the globe that haven’t seen Skyfall, that’s probably still showing…Hyde...

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Jean Paul Gaultier Wants Galliano Return

30th August 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier thinks John Galliano needs to ''come back'' to fashion.The French designer hopes the disgraced former Dior head - who was caught making anti-Semitic marks on a number of occasions while drunk -...

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John Hurt Honoured At Evening Standard British Film Awards

7th February 2012

John Hurt won the Alexander Walker Special Award for Contribution to Cinema at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards last night (06.02.12).The 72-year-old actor was honoured with the special prize for his four-decade career...

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Catherine Zeta-jones Joins Side Effects

25th January 2012

Catherine Zeta-Jones has signed up to star in 'Side Effects'. The 'Chicago' actress will join Jude Law, Channing Tatum and Blake Lively in the movie, written by Scott Z. Burns and to be directed about...

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Stephen Frears' The Hit Remake Dreams Realised

15th December 2011

The Queen director Stephen Frears' dreams have come true - he has been asked to direct the Hollywood remake of his cult 1984 movie The Hit.The British moviemaker told WENN about plans to revamp the...

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Fascinating Fact 12528

10th December 2011

Moviemaker Stephen Frears' son Will has followed in his famous father's footsteps by directing a short film. Will Frears oversaw the clip as a recruitment drive for the U.K.'s prestigious Cambridge University.

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Rebecca Hall Hounded Stephen Frears For Audition

1st November 2011

British actress Rebecca Hall hounded director Stephen Frears for the role of a tenacious stripper in Lay Of The Favourite, after learning he had his mind set on an American to play the part.The Prestige...

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Stephen Frears To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

4th October 2011

The Queen director Stephen Frears is to be honoured with the European Film Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award.The filmmaker was selected by officials for his "outstanding and dedicated body of work" and he will pick up...

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Vince Vaughn Joins Gambling Comedy

6th May 2011

Vince Vaughn has joined the cast of 'Lay The Favorite'. The 'Break-Up' star will star alongside Bruce Willis, Justin Timberlake and Catherine Zeta -Jones in the Stephen Frears directed gambling comedy drama. It is based...

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Catherine Zeta Jones To Lay The Favorite?

4th March 2011

Catherine Zeta Jones is in talks to play Bruce Willis' wife in new movie 'Lay The Favorite' The Welsh actress - who recently received a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for...

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Stephen Frears' Comedy Love

19th October 2010

Stephen Frears made 'Tamara Drewe' for people to laugh.The British director - whose 2006 movie 'The Queen' led Dame Helen Mirren to pick up the Best Actress Oscar - wanted to make a humorous film,...

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No Maguire Advice For Andrew Garfield

14th October 2010

Andrew Garfield hasn't received any advice about 'Spider-Man' from Tobey Maguire. The British star - who has replaced the Hollywood hunk in the 'Spider-Man' franchise playing a younger Peter Parker for a forthcoming prequel -...

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