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Helen Mirren Wins First Tony Award For The Audience

The Queen star returned to her most famous role for a stint on stage in London in 2013, and she reprised the part in March (15) for the Broadway launch of the Peter...

The Audience To Be Rewritten After U.k. Election

The show, starring Dame Helen Mirren, recently transferred to Broadway, and actress Kristin Scott Thomas stepped into the Oscar winner's shoes to play Queen Elizabeth II in the West End version. Morgan...

Sacha Baron-cohen 'Didn't Fit As Freddie Mercury'

Sacha Baron-Cohen wasn't cast as Freddie Mercury because he wasn't ''at heart an actor''. Roger Taylor, who played the drums in the iconic band Queen, has revealed he opted against casting the 'Borat' actor...

Helen Mirren's 'Fabulous' Workout

Helen Mirren always puts on ''fabulous'' clothes before working out. The 69-year-old actress has revealed she likes to take it easy when she exercises but insists looking good while she does so helps her to...

Helen Mirren Brings The Queen To Broadway In Speculative Drama 'The Audience' [Photos]

Dame Helen Mirren returns as Queen Elizabeth II as she brings her hit West End political play 'The Audience' over the pond to Broadway; and, without exaggeration, once again proves to be the most convincing...

Netflix Confirms New Royal Drama 'The Crown', By Peter Morgan

Netflix has confirmed that it will make an epic royal drama series called The Crown, written by Peter Morgan. The man behind the Oscar winning The Queen will team up with Billy Elliot's Stephen Daldry...

Kristin Scott Thomas To Play The Queen In Revival Of 'The Audience'

Kristin Scott Thomas has been confirmed to play The Queen in a revival of Peter Morgan's classic stage play The Audience. The Oscar-nominated actress, 54 - one of the world's finest - will play the...

Peter Morgan And Ang Lee Working On New Muhammad Ali Movie

Award-winning British screenwriter Peter Morgan is working on a film with director Ang Lee about Muhammad Ali's infamous fights with Joe Frazier.The two boxers fought several historic bouts in the 1970s, and the film will...

Freddie Mercury Biopic Is 'Very Much Alive'

The team behind the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic insist the film is ''very much alive'' despite Sacha Baron Cohen exiting the lead role.Screenwriter Peter Morgan, who penned the script for the film, recently indicated the...

Bradley Cooper To Star In Steven Spielberg's 'American Sniper'

Bradley Cooper has joined Steven Spielberg's 'American Sniper'.The 'Limitless' star will star in the award-winning director's next film, which will follow the book 'American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in US Military...

Bradley Cooper To Star In Spielberg's American Sniper

Bradley Cooper is to star in Steven Spielberg's 'American Sniper'.The 'Silver Linings Playbook' actor has signed up to the 'Lincoln' director's next project based on the book 'American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal...

Helen Mirren Wins Acting Quadfecta

Helen Mirren had already won acting's trifecta -- best actress trophies at America's Academy Awards, Britain's BAFTAs, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s Golden Globes. Now, she has become the first actress to win the...

Ron Howard's 'Rush' Focuses On James Hunt, Niki Lauda Rivalry (Trailer & Pictures)

Chris Hemsworth As James Hunt and Daniel Brühl as Niki Lauda in RushFollowing the relatively disappointing 'The Dilemma', Oscar wining director Ron Howard is back with his latest movie 'Rush', an biographical flick about the...

Freddie Mercury Biopic To Be Released In 2014

A Freddie Mercury biopic will be released in early 2014. Brian May confirmed filming for the motion picture - which will tell the story of the late Queen singer's formative years leading up to the...

Helen Mirren Dusting Off Her Crown To Play ‘The Queen’ Once More

Helen Mirren is set to reprise her career-defining role as ‘The Queen’ for a new stage-play directed by Stephen Daldry. The British star – who scooped an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II...

Dame Helen Mirren To Reprise Her Role As The Queen In New Play

Dame Helen Mirren is to reprise the role that won her a much-coveted Oscar award by playing Elizabeth II in a new play by Peter Morgan called The Audience. Morgan wrote the script for The...

British Actress Helen Mirren Set For A Return To The Throne

Helen Mirren will be returning to her role as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, it has emerged, when the veteran actress will grace the stage at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End for a...

Peter Morgan Considers Writing Hugh Hefner Biopic

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Peter Morgan has met with Playboy boss Hugh Hefner as he considers penning the script for movie mogul Jerry Weintraub's new biopic about the publisher.Morgan, who received acclaim for his The Queen and...

Anthony Hopkins Doesn't Pursue Roles

Sir Anthony Hopkins never ''pursues'' interesting movie roles.The veteran actor can soon be seen playing legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock in 'Hitchcock' and though the part was initially offered to him several years ago, he didn't...

Anthony Hopkins Doesn't Pursue Roles

Sir Anthony Hopkins never ''pursues'' interesting movie roles.The veteran actor can soon be seen playing legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock in 'Hitchcock' and though the part was initially offered to him several years ago, he didn't...

Bradley Cooper To Make Navy Seal Movie

Bradley Cooper is set to star in 'American Sniper'.The 'Hangover' actor is to produce the movie - based on the autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle - through his March 1 company and is also...

Ron Howard: Rush Will Make People Love Formula 1

Ron Howard is going to make people "fall in love" with Formula 1 racing with his new movie 'Rush'.The director has made a film about the worldwide racing tournament which centres on the rivalry between...

Peter Morgan's Reluctant Cameo In New Movie

Screenwriter Peter Morgan was keen to have his cameo in new movie 360 axed, because he hated his experience in front of the camera.Jude Law and Rachel Weisz star in the romantic drama and Morgan...

Solace For Anthony Hopkins?

Sir Anthony Hopkins is set to star in new thriller 'Solace'.The 73-year-old actor is in final discussions with New Line Cinema to take on the role of clairvoyant Dr. John Clancy who is enlisted by...

360 To Open London Film Festival

Fernando Meirelles' '360' will open this year's London Film Festival. Rachel Weisz, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Jude Law star in the story - written by Peter Morgan ('The Queen') - about the interconnected love lives...

Chris Hemsworth To Play F1 Driver James Hunt?

Chris Hemsworth will play British Formula One driver James Hunt in his next movie.The 'Thor' actor is in talks to play 1970s racing driver James in 'Rush', which will document the story of his rivalry...

Ron Howard To Direct Formula 1 Movie 'Rush'

Ron Howard, the acclaimed American filmmaker, is reportedly set to direct the Formula 1 movie 'Rush'. Ron Howard will get behind the camera for the project which tells of the 1970's rivalry between the late...

Paul Greengrass To Join A Captain's Duty?

Paul Greengrass is in talks to direct pirate movie 'A Captain's Duty'. The 'Green Zone' filmmaker would work with Tom Hanks on the real-life project about merchant-vessel sailor Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by...

Sacha Baron Cohen Is Perfect Choice To Play Mercury

Sacha Baron Cohen is the perfect choice to play Freddie Mercury onscreen, according to Brian May. Although the Queen guitarist is apprehensive about a biopic of the band's legendary lead singer - who died from...

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