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Sacha Baron Cohen Leaves Freddie Mercury Movie As Attention Turns To Depp

By Michael West | 23rd July 2013

Sacha Baron Cohen has left the movie biopic of iconic Queen frontman Freddie Mercury after a disagreement over the direction of the project. Cohen - who bears a dramatic resemblance to the singer - had...

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Oscars 2013 – Les Miserables Cast Sang For Their Roles In The Film

By Jack de Aguilar | 23rd February 2013

Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe are all well-respected actors, who’ve carved out hugely successful careers. But that didn’t mean they got a free pass into Les Miserables – no – they had to audition,...

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Are The 2013 Baftas Unpredictable? Strong Contenders Make It Tough To Judge

By Lorna Greville  | 10th February 2013

Film awards outcomes are difficult to predict. Year on year the judging panel changes and the tastes of both the public and the film critique elite evolve. Sometimes winners will be a curve ball, and...

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A Week In Movies Feat: Academy Snub For Bigelow, Django Scores Five Oscar And 5 Bafta Nominations And Robot & Frank Trailer Delights

By Staff Writer | 11th January 2013

Academy Snub For Bigelow, Django Scores Five Oscar And 5 Bafta Nominations And Robot & Frank Trailer DelightsThe big movie news this week, of course, was the announcement of this year's Oscar nominations, to...

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Daniel Craig, Ben Affleck And The Les Miserables Cast Warm Up For The Oscars At The National Board Of Review Awards (Pictures)

By Contributor | 9th January 2013

Two of last year's main men inDaniel Craig [Left] and Ben Affleck [Right],both of whom could be on for big things this awards seasonThe National Board Of Review Awards took place last night (January 8,...

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The Hobbit Rakes In $600m And Django Unchained To Be Tarantino's Biggest Movie Yet

By Lorna Greville  | 31st December 2012

As the results pour in for the movie takings over the festive period, it looks as though three movies have truly surpassed themselves. The Hobbit took $32m over the weekend, bringing its world wide gross...

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Les Miserables Well On The Way Towards Oscar Success

By Victoria Pavlova | 22nd December 2012

With awards seasons fast approaching it seems almost certain now that Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Les Miserables will nab several Oscar nominations, if not a couple of the coveted awards.Best Picture maybe? Is it too...

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Tom Hooper's Les Miserables: Making Something New Out Of The Old

By Lorna Greville  | 21st December 2012

There is always some enormous risk in remaking well loved stories, be they originally films, plays, television series or literature. There will always be hype and there will always be people who prefer the original,...

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Jokers! Hugh Jackman And Russell Crowe Fool Around At Les Miserables Premiere Down Under

By Michael West | 21st December 2012

Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe entertained the crowds at the Les Miserables premiere in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday (December 20, 2012), laughing and joking while also pretending to race each other down the red-carpet! Tom...

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Has Tom Hooper Soiled 'Les Miserables' With Bad Direction?

By Michael West | 20th December 2012

Les Miserables may well score a plethora of Oscars at the Academy Awards in February, though it won't be on the back of critical acclaim. Sure, the movie has received its fair share of strong...

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Hugh Jackman Stalked Tom Hooper To Land Les Miserables Role

By Contributor | 17th December 2012

When Tom Hooper started casting for the film adaptation of Les Miserables, he didn’t exactly have to go searching hard for people who might be interested in appearing in the movie – in fact he...

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Les Miserables Becomes Oscar Favourite After Golden Globe Nods

By Michael West | 14th December 2012

Les Miserables has become the favourite to win Best Picture at the Oscars after being nominated for four prizes at the Golden Globes - a key barometer for the Academy Awards. Lead stars Hugh Jackman...

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Tom Hooper On Les Miserables Golden Globe Nominations: "I'm So Proud"

By Jack de Aguilar | 13th December 2012

Les Miserables was always going to be a tricky film to handle. Adored by so many in its musical format, to translate it to the screen represented a huge task for director Tom Hooper. But,...

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Pictures: Anne Hathaway And Amanda Seyfried's Outfits The Talking Point Of The New York Les Miserables Premiere

By Contributor | 11th December 2012

After a more conservative look at the London premiere last week, Anne Hathaway set tongues wagging with this racey numberProps to the main stars of Les Miserables, they're putting in the effort on the film's...

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A Week In Movies Feat: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty, Tom Hooper, Les Miserables, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, Martin Freeman And More!

By Staff Writer | 7th December 2012

Awards season kicked off in earnest this week with two major critical bodies - New York Critics and the National Board of Review - both naming the Osama bin Laden raid thriller Zero Dark Thirty...

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Pictures: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman And Les Miserables Stars Turn Out In Force For London Premiere

By Contributor | 6th December 2012

The entire cast of Les Miserables in Leicester Square, LondonGiven that all it needed was for the bulk of the cast to turn up to make it a truly star-studded premiere, it was no surprise...

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No Lip-syncing Here: Anne Hathaway Forced To Sing Live For Les Miserables

By Hayley Avron | 28th November 2012

Anne Hathaway and her fellow cast members in Les Miserables were forced to sing live, MTV News have reported. They spoke to the movie’s director, Tom Hooper, who explained that it was of the utmost...

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Silver Linings Playbook? Argo? Lincoln? Your Oscars Cheat Sheet For Best Picture!

By Michael West | 27th November 2012

David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook - a stunning dark comedy starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper - appears to have hijacked the Oscars race. Russell was tipped for a golden statuette with The Fighter,...

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Les Miserables Film Given First Screening

By Contributor | 26th November 2012

It’s been a long time since a movie musical challenged for an Oscar, yet with the predictions and rumors starting to fly round there are suggestions that one could be in the reckoning to take...

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‘Les Miserables’ To Battle Tarantino’S Django Unchained On Christmas Day

By Jack de Aguilar | 18th September 2012

Looks like Universal Pictures mean business. The studio has pushed the release of ‘Les Miserables’ from December 14, to December 25. Interestingly, the decision was made after Universal got the final cut from director Tom...

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