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New Mum Keisha To Reteam With Whale Rider Director

24th May 2007

New mum KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES and her WHALE RIDER director, NIKI CARO, are to team up again for a fantasy romance set in the 19th century. Caro will direct the teenager in The Vintner's Tale after...

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Lockerbie Disaster To Be Made Into A Movie

9th April 2007

The 1998 Lockerbie bombing, which killed 259 passengers on board a Pan Am flight and 11 townspeople when the plane exploded over the Scottish village, is to be made into a movie. New Zealand director...

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Penguins, 007 + Denzel Keep Jesus Off The Top

4th December 2006

The penguins, JAMES BOND and DENZEL WASHINGTON have kept JESUS from the top of the US box office after newly-released religious epic THE NATIVITY STORY seriously under-performed in its first weekend. Despite becoming the...

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Pregnant Teen Star Pulls Out Of Premiere

27th November 2006

LATEST: KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES, the teenage star of a film about the Nativity, has missed its Vatican premiere because she is expecting a baby with her 19-year-old partner. On Friday (24NOV06) POPE BENEDICT XVI turned down...

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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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Whale Rider Teen Star Expecting First Child

6th October 2006

Oscar-nominated actress KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES and her boyfriend BRADLEY HULL are expecting their first child together. Castle-Hughes, 16, played a young Maori girl in the film WHALE RIDER, which earned her an Oscar nomination in 2004....

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Castle-hughes To Play Virginal Role

17th March 2006

KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES is set to play the lead role in NATIVITY, a new film which will explore the life of THE VIRGIN MARY before the birth of JESUS CHRIST. The film will follow Mary and...

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Oscar Nominee Castle-hughes Wins Star Wars Role

16th March 2004

WHALE RIDER actress KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES has signed a deal to play a pivotal role in the final STAR WARS prequel, according to film industry insiders. The OSCAR-nominated 14-year-old - who is the youngest actress...

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Celebrities Driving Green To Oscars

27th February 2004

A host of celebrities including DIANE KEATON, ROBIN WILLIAMS, TIM ROBBINS and SUSAN SARANDON are ditching their limousines in favour of driving to the OSCARS in alternative fuel vehicles. The stars plan to attend...

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Castle-hughes' Crush On Bloom And Depp

15th February 2004

OSCAR-nominated teen actress KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES has a huge crush on screen heart-throbs ORLANDO BLOOM and JOHNNY DEPP. The 13-year-old New Zealand native, who has been nominated for a Best Actress ACADEMY AWARD for her...

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Castle-hughes Starstruck At Oscar Luncheon

11th February 2004

Teenage OSCAR-nominee KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES was starstruck by the dozens of a-listers surrounding her at the ACADEMY AWARD nominee's luncheon on Tuesday (10FEB04). The 13-year-old New Zealander is up against DIANE KEATON, SAMANTHA MORTON, NAOMI...

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Melissa Gilbert Critical Of Child Stars

29th January 2004

Former LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE star MELISSA GILBERT is highly critical of child actors - despite having been one herself. The actress, who serves as president of America's SCREEN ACTORS GUILD, admits she...

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Castle-hughes Slept Through Oscars Excitement

29th January 2004

Actress KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES chose the best way possible to mark her OSCAR nomination yesterday (27JAN04) - she went back to sleep. The 13-year-old New Zealander earned a Best Actress nod for her role in...

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Castle-hughes To Drop Movies For Teaching

28th January 2004

Actress KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES plans to ditch acting to become a teacher, despite becoming the youngest Best Actress nominee in OSCARS history yesterday (27JAN04). The 13-year-old New Zealander, a devout Morman, impressed ACADEMY AWARD voters...

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Return Of The King Is The Critics Choice

11th January 2004

Epic LORD OF THE RINGS finale THE RETURN OF THE KING has been named the Best Film at this year's (04) CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS. The PETER JACKSON-directed blockbuster claimed four gongs at the prestigious...

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Civil Rights Award For Bend It Like Beckham?

8th January 2004

Hit movie BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM has been nominated for the Best Film of 2003, by an American black civil rights group. THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP) has placed the...

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Whale Rider Dominates Kiwi Film Awards

14th November 2003

Acclaimed New Zealand movie WHALE RIDER dominates the list of nominees for the upcoming KIWI FILM AWARDS, snapping up nods in 14 of the 15 categories. NIKI CARO (corr) is up for director and...

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Antwone Fisher Among Humanitas Honours

11th July 2003

Sciptwriter ANTWONE FISHER and WHALE RIDER director NIKI CARO were among those honoured with HUMANITAS awards yesterday (10JUL03) for contributions to film and television. Antwone won a $25,000 (GBP15,600) prize at the Los Angeles...

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