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"It's fantastic doing both in the same year." HELEN MIRREN on playing British royals QUEEN ELIZABETH I and QUEEN ELIZABETH II on screen in 2006.

Mirren Denies 'Cheap Shot' At The Queen

DAME HELEN MIRREN has slammed criticisms a bedroom scene in her controversial new movie is a "cheap shot" at British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II. The PRIME SUSPECT star plays the royal in upcoming film THE...

Mirren Was Destined To Play The Queen

Actress HELEN MIRREN is convinced she was destined to play QUEEN ELIZABETH II on screen - because she used to look like the British monarch's late sister PRINCESS MARGARET. The PRIME SUSPECT star plays the...

Mirren Begs Royal Pardon For Queen Role

DAME HELEN MIRREN is concerned her performance as British royal QUEEN ELIZABETH II in her latest movie may have offended the monarch. The actress, who stars in THE QUEEN, depicts the monarch's emotional turmoil following...

History-based Movies To Premiere At Venice Film Festival

Movies based on historical events will take front and center at this year's Venice Film Festival -- and the stars that appear in them will be on hand for the screenings, festival officials indicated today...

Raunchy Royal Play Opens To Controversy

A new stage production in which British royal PRINCE CHARLES' wife CAMILLA, DUCHESS OF CORNWALL has affairs with his father and son opened to controversy in London last night (20JUL06). A RIGHT ROYAL FARCE is...

Fergie Tests London's Beefeaters With Sexy New Video

THE BLACK EYED PEAS star FERGIE is putting London's solemn-faced beefeaters to the test by rubbing them up the right way in her new solo video. The sexy singer shot the video for LONDON BRIDGE...

Parfitt's Pride At Meeting Queen

STATUS QUO rocker RICK PARFITT was proud to meet British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II, even though she had no idea who he was. The SWEET CAROLINE guitarist recalls the Queen was so amazed when she...

Princess Anne Attacked

British royal PRINCESS ANNE escaped unhurt after a crazed fan tried to smash her head with a metal bowl. QUEEN ELIZABETH II's daughter was on a charity date in the Fijian capital of Suva and...

Ramsay Late For Obe Date With The Queen

Celebrity chef GORDON RAMSAY has been appointed Officer Of The Order Of The British Empire (OBE) from QUEEN ELIZABETH II - but almost missed the prize giving when his plane was delayed. The foul-mouthed kitchen...

Trombonist Don Lusher Dies

British jazz trombonist DON LUSHER has died at the age of 82. The star of the TED HEATH JAZZ BAND passed away earlier today (05JUN06). During a 60-year career, Lusher was twice the President Of...

Royal Jewels On Ebay

Jewellery belonging to late British royal PRINCESS MARGARET has been put up for sale on internet auction site eBay. A pair of 18-carat gold earrings which belonged to Margaret, the sister of UK monarch QUEEN...

Mirren Honoured To Be Given Damehood

DAME HELEN MIRREN nearly turned down her damehood from QUEEN ELIZABETH II because accepting the honour went against her beliefs. The 60-year-old actress eventually agreed and is relieved she didn't let her political leanings sway...

Midge Ure To Receive Second Degree

MIDGE URE is to be made an honorary Doctor of Music by Scotland's University of Edinburgh. It will be the Live Aid and Live 8 organiser's second such honour - last year (05) he was...

Soul Star Slams Winner

British soul singer BEVERLEY KNIGHT has slammed director MICHAEL WINNER as "arrogant" for turning down an honour from QUEEN ELIZABETH II. DEATH WISH film-maker Winner was made an Officer of the Order of the British...

Dance Collects Obe

Veteran actor CHARLES DANCE received an Order Of The British Empire (OBE) from QUEEN ELIZABETH II yesterday (16JUN06). The GOSFORD PARK star was one of several film-makers to be honoured in the monarch's 80th birthday...

Kelly Osbourne Told To Mind Her Royal Manners

Reality TV star KELLY OSBOURNE has been told she will have to curb her bad language after being invited to star in a royal theatre production in honour of British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II's 80th...

Newton-john Breaks Missing Boyfriend Silence

Actress and singer OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN has spoken out for the first time over speculation her missing boyfriend may have faked his own death. The GREASE star said she'd be "thrilled" if rumours PATRICK MCDERMOTT has...

Newton-john Honoured By Queen Elizabeth

Actress and singer OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN has been honoured by QUEEN ELIZABETH II for her lifelong services to the entertainment industry. The British-born Australian actress and singer, 57, was appointed an Officer in the Order of...

Horned Vivienne Westwood Becomes A Dame

Fashion legend VIVIENNE WESTWOOD surprised British royal PRINCE CHARLES yesterday (09JUN06), when he made her a Dame Commander of the British Empire while sporting silver horns. Westwood, who masterminded punk rock trends, denied anything satanic...

Winner's Toilet Turnaround

LATEST: Director MICHAEL WINNER invited a cleaner to tea yesterday (30MAY06) to make up for snubbing an honour from British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II because it's "what you get if you clean toilets well". The...

Winner Turns Down Obe

British director MICHAEL WINNER has turned down an honour from QUEEN ELIZABETH II because it's "what you get if you clean toilets". The DEATH WISH film-maker was selected for an Officer of the Order of...

Mccartney Designs Fake Bearskin Hats For Queen's Guards

Designer STELLA MCCARTNEY has designed a fake alternative to the bearskin hats worn by QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Royal Guards. The designs have been made in conjunction with animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment...

Pink Writes To British Queen Over Fur Hats

Pop punk PINK is urging British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II to withdraw fur busby hats from the uniform of her royal guards. The STUPID GIRLS singer, 26, has been an avid supporter of animal rights...

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...

Bhaskar: 'My Obe's Going On Ebay'

NOTTING HILL star SANJEEV BHASKAR was awarded an Order Of The British Empire (OBE) by QUEEN ELIZABETH II yesterday (10MAY06) - and he joked he would put it straight on internet auction site eBAY. Bhaskar,...

Howard Accepts Westminster Abbey Ban

Movie-maker RON HOWARD accepts the British royal family had no choice but to ban him from filming THE DA VINCI CODE scenes at Westminster Abbey in London - because they couldn't afford the controversy. The...

Princess Michael Sparks Affair Rumours

British royal PRINCESS MICHAEL of Kent has plunged the UK monarchy into fresh controversy after being photographed holding hands with a Russian millionaire during a secret holiday in Venice, Italy. The 61-year-old, who is...

Fascinating Fact 1417

British royal PRINCE CHARLES today (21APR06) marked his mother QUEEN ELIZABETH II's 80th birthday by publicly thanking her for the "many wonderful qualities she has brought to almost an entire lifetime of service and dedication".

Queen Surrounded By Birthday Love

British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II is celebrating her 80th birthday today (21APR06), and she has spoken of her joy at receiving thousands of cards and messages from all over the globe. The Queen was sent...

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