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Robert Pattinson Ate Live Maggots For Lost City Deleted Scene

Robert Pattinson ate live maggots for his role in 'The Lost City of Z' - but his stomach-churning feat was all for nothing as the scene was cut.The 30-year-old British actor plays Corporal Henry Costin...

Cobie Smulders Books Broadway Debut

The actress will join Kevin Kline in the forthcoming production, a comedy partly based on Coward's own life. Kline will star as the arrogant Garry Essendine, with Smulders taking on the role...

Nicole Kidman Hopes Her New Play Helps Fight Gender Inequality

In the new production, the Oscar-winning actress stars as Rosalind Franklin, a molecular biologist who played an important role in identifying the structure of DNA, but whose contribution went relatively unacknowledged, while her...

Patrick Wolf To Score Noel Coward Biopic

British singer Patrick Wolf has been tapped to score an upcoming Noel Coward biopic.Glee star Chris Colfer is set to play the gay playwright in Noel, a film which will focus on Coward's early years...

Chris Colfer To Play Noel Coward In Biopic

Glee star Chris Colfer is set to play gay playwright Noel Coward in an upcoming biopic.The Golden Globe winner is set to portray a younger version of the acclaimed writer, composer and director in a...

Angela Lansbury To Make West End Comeback At 88

Angela Lansbury is returning to London's West End for the first time in 39 years to revive her role in Noel Coward's comedy play Blithe Spirit.The 88 year old will play eccentric psychic Madame Arcati...

NoëL Coward's 'Private Lives' Hits The West End

Described as a 'comedy of manners' - a play that satirises different echelons of the social ladder - Noël Coward's 1930 three-act play centres on Elyot (Toby Stephens) and Amanda (Anna Chancellor) who have been...

Jude Law 'Addicted' To Breaking Bad

Jude Law is ''addicted'' to 'Breaking Bad'.The 40-year-old actor is obsessed with the US TV drama - about a high school chemistry teacher-turned-crystal meth producer - and can't wait to find out how it ends.He...

David Walliams To Star In 'Sexual' Shakespeare Production

David Walliams has landed his dream Shakespeare role, according to a Daily Mail report today (June 15, 2012). The Little Britain comedian will be playing the role of Bottom in a production of A Midsummer...

Colin Firth To Star In Oscar Wilde Biopic

Colin Firth will star in Oscar Wilde biopic 'The Happy Prince'. The 'King's Speech' actor will portray the legendary Irish writer's friend and confidant Reginald ''Reggie'' Turner, with Rupert Everett lined up for the role...

Cynthia Nixon To Star In Broadway Play Wit

Cynthia Nixon is to star in new Broadway production of 'Wit'.The 'Sex and the City' star will portray Dr Vivian Bearing, a university professor of English who is dying from ovarian cancer and reflects on...

Cattrall To Take Private Lives To Broadway

Sex & The City star Kim Cattrall is to revive her role as Amanda in Noel Coward's Private Lives for a Broadway run.The actress will team up with fellow Canadian Paul Gross for the comedy,...

Will Young Returning To The Stage

Will Young is re-launching his stage career.The 32-year-old singer - who made his stage debut in Noel Coward's 'The Vortex' in 2007 in Manchester, North West England - has been "in discussions" about treading the...

Broadway Dims Lights For Elizabeth Taylor

New York's Broadway lights will be dimmed in tribute to Dame Elizabeth Taylor tonight (25.03.11). Theatre marquees will see their lights turned down at 8pm local time - the traditional curtains-up time for shows -...

Lansbury Returns To Broadway

British actress ANGELA LANSBURY is set to return to the New York stage in an upcoming Broadway revival of NOEL COWARD's comedy play BLITHE SPIRIT. Lansbury, 82, will star as eccentric psychic Madame Arcati opposite...

Young Vows To Continue Acting Career

British pop star WILL YOUNG has vowed to continue his acting career after receiving rave reviews for his appearance in a NOEL COWARD play. The singer - who shot to fame after winning reality show...

Lost Noel Coward Play Discovered

A lost play written by the legendary NOEL COWARD has been discovered in the British Library. The one-act play was discovered by academics researching a book on the playwright who died in 1973. Comedy The...

Musical Maestro Gray Dead At 79

Tony Award nominee TIMOTHY GRAY has died in Florida, aged 79. The Chicago, Illinois native co-wrote hit Broadway musical HIGH SPIRITS, which was based on NOEL COWARD's comedy BLITHE SPIRIT, with HUGH MARTIN. He received...

Spacey And Dench Honoured For Stage Roles

Hollywood star-turned-theatre director KEVIN SPACEY has seen his commitment to London's West End recognised after being named the Best Stage Actor at the Theatregoers' Choice Awards for the second year running. The Old Vic's artistic...

Young Thanks Hoskins For Stage Career

British pop singer WILL YOUNG has actor BOB HOSKINS to thank for his new stage career, because it was the portly UNLEASHED star who told him to try his hand at theatre. Young, 27, first...

Curtain Falls For London's Theatre Museum

London's legendary Theatre Museum has closed down after 20 years because of lack of finances to fund a major refurbishment. Its owner, the Victoria + Albert Museum, decided to shut its doors to the public...

Coward Home Up For Sale

The former home of iconic British actor and playwright NOEL COWARD is up for sale. The house, in Blue Harbour, Port Maria, Jamaica, often played host to CHARLIE CHAPLIN and AUDREY HEPBURN, and was bought...

Young: 'Being Gay Helps Acting'

British singer WILL YOUNG is convinced discovering he was gay as a youngster is helping his fledgling acting career, because he studied everything around him rather than just girls. The EVERGREEN star appeared in hit...

Stritch To Pay Stage Tribute To Coward

Comedienne ELAINE STRITCH is embarking on a one-woman stage tribute to NOEL COWARD - at the age of 81. The beloved TWO'S COMPANY star will tread the boards in London in December (06) before transferring...

Young Takes Lead Theatre Role

British singer/actor WILL YOUNG has landed the lead role in a theatre production of a NOEL COWARD play. Young, who shot to fame when he won British TV talent contest POP IDOL in 2001, will...

Princess Margaret's Wedding Gifts Sold Off

The son of late British royal PRINCESS MARGARET is under fire for planning to auction off his mother's prized wedding gifts next month (JUN06). VISCOUNT LINLEY is keen to raise at least $140,000 (GBP76,000) from...

Dench's Oscar Jetsetting

Oscar nominee DAME JUDI DENCH flew straight from the Bahamas set of the new JAMES BOND film to attend the Academy Awards last night (05MAR06). The veteran actress then had to jet straight back to...

Coward's Gay Lover Payn Is Dead

NOEL COWARD's long-term lover GRAHAM PAYN has died. He was 87. Stage and film actor Payn, who had struggled with poor health for several years, was legendary writer/actor's partner for almost 30 years until...

Dietrich Poetry Discovered

Poems written by late screen goddess MARLENE DIETRICH during the final years of her life have been discovered by her only child MARIA RIVA. Dietrich, who died aged 90 in 1992, famously ended her...

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