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Steven Spielberg Tips Bfg's Ruby Barnhill To Be A Director

Steven Spielberg supports Ruby Barnhill's dream of becoming a director when she's older.The 12-year-old actress plays the lead role of Sophie in Spielberg's latest film 'The BFG' opposite Mark Rylance as the Big Friendly Giant.Ruby...

Steven Spielberg Rejected To Direct James Bond

Steven Spielberg was rejected to make a James Bond film.The legendary 69-year-old filmmaker offered his services to the British spy series, but was turned down not once but twice.Spielberg was sure after the massive box...

Penelope Wilton Is A First-time Grandmother

The Downton Abbey star's daughter, Alice Massey, gave birth to a daughter, named Ella Rose, earlier this month (Jun16), just weeks after Penelope learned she would be named a dame in Queen Elizabeth...

Downton Abbey Stars Perform Readings At Charity Christmas Carol Concert

Bonneville and Wilton were joined by former co-star Robert Bathurst, Howard's End star Samuel West, About Time actor Tom Hollander and Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas at the festive show. The...

Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton And Jemaine Clement To Star In The Bfg

Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton and Jemaine Clement have been added to the cast of Steven Spielberg's 'The BFG'.The 68-year-old filmmaker - who will co-produce the film adaptation of the Roald Dahl children's story alongside Walt...

Penelope Wilton To Play The Queen In The Bfg Adaptation

The 68 year old, who picked a Best Actress prize at Sunday's (12Apr15) Olivier Awards in London, will join Mark Rylance, newcomer Ruby Barnhill, Rebecca Hall, Jemaine Clement and Bill Hader, among others, in...

Angela Lansbury & The Kinks Musical Are Big Winners At Olivier Awards

The veteran 88-year-old actress picked up her first-ever Olivier Award after a 40-year absence from the London stage, Downton Abbey star Wilton claimed the Best Actress prize for Taken at Midnight, and Sunny...

'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Unites Original Starry Cast With Richard Gere

After The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel earned nearly $140 million on its release in 2012, the all-star cast and crew were keen to reassemble for a sequel. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel hits UK...

Judi Dench Can't Travel Alone Due To Poor Eyesight

Dame Judi Dench can no longer travel alone because her eyesight is so bad.The 80-year-old actress' eyes are failing because she is suffering from dry and wet macular degeneration, with the former causing blurry vision,...

Stars Fight To Save London Theatre

A number of big names from the London arts scene, including Downton Abbey star Penelope Wilton, have joined forces in a bid to save one of the city's theatres from redevelopment.Theatre mogul Sir Richard Eyre,...

'Downton Abbey' Consoles Emmy Loss With 10.5m Tune-in To New Series

Downton Abbey has finally returned to television for a fourth season meaning Sunday nights are once again sorted for fans of the meaty period drama. The ITV1 show failed to scoop any awards, apart from...

Stars Turn Out For Richard Griffiths' Funeral At Shakespeare Church

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Palin and Downton Abbey actress Penelope Wilton were among the celebrities who joined mourners at beloved actor Richard Griffiths' funeral in England on Tuesday (09Apr13).Playwright Alan Bennett also attended...

Tom Felton To Star In Belle

Tom Felton is to star in 'Belle'.The 'Harry Potter' actor's role in Amma Asante's 18th century romance has not been revealed, but he has joined the cast as have Penelope Wilton, James Norton and Sam...

Penelope Wilton Lands Honorary Doctorate

British actress Penelope Wilton landed an honorary degree in her native Scarborough, England on Friday (13Jul12) for her contribution to the arts.The Downton Abbey star found fame in the 1970s and has featured in more...

Downton Abbey Premieres In The Us

'Downton Abbey' has premiered in the US. The television drama - about the running of a huge country mansion in Britain in the early 20th century - which stars Dame Maggie Smith and was created...

Spacey And Donmar Honoured At Evening Standard Awards

Kevin Spacey and the Donmar Warehouse were the major winners at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.The American Beauty star received a special prize for his efforts in reviving London's Old Vic theatre and was commended...

By on 24 November 2008

Record Noms For Hairspray

West End musical Hairspray has earned a record 11 nominations for the Laurence Olivier awards.The 60s-set hit has beaten the previous record of nine nods for a single production in one year, shared by Carousel...

By on 07 February 2008

Record Award Noms For Hairspray

West End musical Hairspray has earned a record 11 nominations for the Laurence Olivier awards.The 60s-set hit has beaten the previous record of nine nods for a single production in one year, shared by Carousel...

By on 07 February 2008

Dr Who Blasts Blair At Christmas

Popular UK family show DOCTOR WHO will launch a veiled attack on British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR this Christmas (25DEC05) by broadcasting an anti-war episode. The long-running sci-fi series will feature an alien invasion...

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