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Mike Tyson Eyes Shakespearean Role

17th November 2014

Mike Tyson hopes to broaden his acting repertoire by starring in a Tv version of William Shakespeare's Othello.The boxing icon has previously made cameo appearances in The Hangover franchise and Scary Movie 5, but he...

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Mark Harmon Developing Tv Series About A Young William Shakespeare

28th October 2014

Actor Mark Harmon is developing a Tv series based on William Shakespeare as a young man.The Ncis star will serve as a producer on Shakespeare's Sisters, which will centre on the young Bard as he...

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Stars To Study Shakespeare In New Tv Show

20th August 2014

Morgan Freeman, Kim Cattrall and Joseph Fiennes are among the stars who have signed up to study the works of William Shakespeare in a new documentary series.The show, titled My Shakespeare, will feature celebrity hosts...

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Tony Awards 2014: What We Know About The Award Ceremony So Far

By Elinor Cosgrave | 8th June 2014

The Tony Awards always promises to be a night of drama, stirring songs and as many celebrities as it is physically possible to pack into the Radio City Music Hall, New York. As it's always...

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Gory New Titus Andronicus Production Leaving Fans Sick

5th May 2014

A new production of William Shakespeare's gruesome play Titus Andronicus left theatre fans fainting in the aisles when it debuted last week (ends04May14).The production from director Lucy Bailey shocked audiences when it was first put...

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Tim Robbins Taking William Shakespeare Play To China

29th April 2014

Actor Tim Robbins is heading to China with his Los Angeles theatre group to perform William Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Night's Dream in Beijing and Shanghai.The Shawshank Redemption star will direct the Actors' Gang production...

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With 'Hamlet', Benedict Cumberbatch Could Become Stage Great

By Michael West | 26th March 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to play Hamlet on the London stage next year, in what could become the making of the quintessentially British actor. The 37-year-old will star in William Shakespeare's classic tragedy at the...

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Kevin Spacey To Release Film Of Global Richard Iii Project

3rd March 2014

Kevin Spacey's global trip performing an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Richard Iii is to be released on film.The House of Cards star portrayed the villainous king in a London theatre production of Shakespeare's play two...

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Marion Cotillard Struggles With William Shakespeare For Macbeth Role

7th January 2014

French actress Marion Cotillard was shocked to be offered a leading role in a new big screen adaptation of Macbeth because she struggled to understand William Shakespeare's classic text.The La Vie en Rose star will...

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Ethan Hawke's Macbeth Savaged By Critics

22nd November 2013

Actor Ethan Hawke has felt the wrath of America's theatre critics - they have savaged his turn as William Shakespeare's tragic king Macbeth on the New York stage.The Training Day star tackles the gruelling role...

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Ben Kingsley Warns Schools To Promote William Shakespeare

22nd October 2013

Hollywood actor Sir Ben Kingsley is worried students are no longer interested in the works of William Shakespeare because they do not get the chance to see his plays performed.The Gandhi star insists more needs...

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Hailee Steinfeld Believes In Love

8th October 2013

Hailee Steinfeld believes in love at first sight.The 'Romeo & Juliet' actress has revealed she is a true romantic at heart.The 16-year-old Oscar-nominee told People magazine: ''It's easy to see someone and think they're a...

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Hailee Steinfeld On 'Awkward' Kissing Scenes

9th September 2013

Hailee Steinfeld finds kissing scenes ''awkward''.The 'Romeo and Juliet' actress stars opposite Douglas Booth in the new adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, and she admitted both dying and locking lips on screen were challenging...

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Julian Fellowes Outrages Critics By Rewriting William Shakespeare

2nd September 2013

Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes has been criticised for altering the words of William Shakespeare.The creator of hit British drama Downton Abbey came under fire when he was accused of rewriting lines in his adaptation of...

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Fascinating Fact: 3799597

5th August 2013

Actor Ed Harris is set to star alongside Ethan Hawke in a modern-day film adaption of William Shakespeare's play Cymbeline. The A Beautiful Mind star will play King Cymbeline in the movie, which begins principal...

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The Things They Tweet: 3735538

26th June 2013

"Contrary to some rumors I've been hearing, I'll only be doing 17 more MACbethBroadway perfs Ever!! No London, La, Japan or tours. For realz (sic)." Actor ALaN CUMMING dismisses gossip he is planning to tour...

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Daniel Radcliffe Wants William Shakespeare Role

21st June 2013

British actor Daniel Radcliffe is determined to put his reservations aside to tackle a William Shakespeare play and hopes he will one day land the title role in Hamlet.The Harry Potter star is no stranger...

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Ethan Hawke To Tackle Macbeth On Broadway

14th June 2013

Ethan Hawke is heading back to Broadway to tackle the lead role in William Shakespeare's Macbeth.Fresh from the success of his latest movie The Purge, which topped the U.S. box office last weekend (07-09Jun13), the...

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Matt Damon And Vanessa Redgrave To Take Part In William Shakespeare Reading

4th June 2013

Matt Damon is to tackle the works of William Shakespeare with seasoned thespian Vanessa Redgrave during a night of readings in New York City later this month (Jun13).The pair will read sections of the playwright's...

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Mike Tyson Wants To Play Othello

6th May 2013

Former boxing champ Mike Tyson wants to take his acting ambitions to the next level by tackling the works of William Shakespeare.The ex-fighter has been carving out a career in Tv and film since retiring...

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Alex Kingston To Star Opposite Kenneth Branagh In Macbeth

12th April 2013

Actress Alex Kingston is preparing to tread the boards alongside Kenneth Branagh in a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth.The Er star will tackle the role of Lady MACbeth opposite Branagh as the Scottish...

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Orlando Bloom To Make Broadway Debut In Romeo And Juliet

1st April 2013

Actor Orlando Bloom is set to make his Broadway debut in a modern revival of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy Romeo And Juliet.The Lord of the Rings star will play the male lead, while black actress...

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Billie Joe Armstrong To Tackle Shakespeare Musical

14th March 2013

Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong is heading back to the theatre to pen music for a new Yale Repertory Theater adaptation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.The singer, who co-created Broadway hit American...

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Andrea Riseborough: Men Have Always Dominated Acting

11th March 2013

Andrea Riseborough says acting has always been male-dominated.The 31-year-old star was unfazed by her work on 'Welcome to the Punch' despite being surrounded by men in the cast and explained the industry has been a...

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James Mcavoy Messed Up Lines In Macbeth Performance

5th March 2013

Scottish actor James Mcavoy was left cringing with embarrassment on Monday (04Mar13) after stumbling over his lines during a West End performance of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth.The X-Men: First Class star has been wowing audiences...

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James Mcavoy Injured During Intense Scenes As Macbeth

4th March 2013

James Mcavoy has been undergoing physiotherapy sessions to treat injuries he has sustained while playing Macbeth in a new stage adaptation of William Shakespeare's famous tragedy.The Wanted star stepped into the role of the doomed...

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Fascinating Fact: 3537332

3rd March 2013

Actor and filmmaker Kenneth Branagh is returning to his stage roots and testing theatrical superstitions by performing William Shakespeare's Macbeth in a deconsecrated Manchester, England, church. Eleven years after he played Richard Iii at the...

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The Things They Say: 3522830

25th February 2013

"I'm not orange down there. I've had people ask do I dye my top, but I don't. I don't know why it's orange, but I dig it, I like it." Scottish actor James Mcavoy on...

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James Mcavoy Thrills Critics And Stars With Macbeth Debut

23rd February 2013

Scottish actor James Mcavoy won acclaim from critics and peers alike on Friday night (22Feb13) after debuting his portrayal of Macbeth in a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's most famous tragedy in London's West End.The...

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Jim Broadbent Eyeing William Shakespeare Role

22nd February 2013

Veteran British actor Jim Broadbent is keen to tackle another William Shakespeare play and is on the look-out for an "irresistible" role.The Bridget Jones's Diary star performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company when he was...

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