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Eva Green Joins Roman Polanski's Filmmaking Return

The 300: Rise of an Empire star, 36, has signed up to appear in Based on a True Story, Polanski's first project since 2013's Venus In Fur, according to editors at Variety magazine....

Sigourney Weaver To Receive 2016 Donostia Award

Sigourney Weaver will receive the 2016 Donostia Award at the 64th San Sebastian Festival.The 66-year-old actress - who has recently been seen and heard in a couple of high-profile cameos in 'Ghostbusters' and 'Finding Dory'...

Roman Polanski Faces Fresh Extradition Challenge

In October last year (15), Polish officials ruled they would not extradite the Rosemary's Baby moviemaker back to the U.S. following a number of attempts from American authorities to get Polanski back to...

Polish-american Film Producer Gene Gutowski Dies

Gutowski, a Holocaust survivor, died of pneumonia at a hospital in Warsaw on Tuesday (10May16), his son Adam told The Associated Press. The producer collaborated with Roman Polanski on three films in...

Frank Finlay Dead At 89

The Oscar-nominated star of films like Othello and The Three Musketeers passed away on Saturday (30Jan16). A message on his website reads: "We are very saddened to announce that Frank died today...

Roman Polanski's Extradition Case Closed

Polish officials rejected a bid to extradite the Rosemary's Baby moviemaker in October (15) following a lengthy legal battle by American authorities to get him back to the country to face his 1970s...

Roman Polanski 'Relieved' By Polish Judge's Extradition Rejection

The Rosemary's Baby moviemaker fled to his native Europe on the eve of sentencing after he pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor in 1977. Prosecutors have spent years attempting...

Roman Polanski Will Not Be Extradited To The U.s.

American officials have spent years trying to get the Rosemary's Baby moviemaker back to the States to be punished for his 1977 conviction, as he fled the country before he could be sentenced...

Poland Refuses U.s. Extradition Warrant For Roman Polanski

A court in Poland has refused an extradition request by the United States to have film director Roman Polanski transported to America to face sentencing for his sex offence conviction.Judge Dariusz Mazur, of the district...

Roman Polanski To Learn Extradition Ruling Next Month

The Rosemary's Baby filmmaker has been a wanted man by U.S. authorities ever since he fled to Europe in 1978 on the eve of sentencing for having unlawful sex with a minor at...

Roman Polanski Extradition Ruling Date Set

Justice Department officials have been trying to transfer the Rosemary's Baby moviemaker back to America for years after he fled to Europe before he could be sentenced in 1978 for having unlawful sex...

Roman Polanski Honoured At Polish Film Festival

The Rosemary's Baby director was feted with the top Against the Current prize, which recognises filmmakers who have demonstrated artistic independence and carved out a distinctive niche in the industry. Festival organisers...

Roman Polanski's Extradition Hearing Adjourned Until Late May

The Rosemary's Baby moviemaker pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor at a party, but he fled to Europe on the eve of his sentencing in 1978, and American authorities have...

Roman Polanski Testifies At Extradition Hearing

Director Roman Polanski testified in court in Poland on Wednesday (25Feb15) as part of his long-running fight against extradition to the U.S. over his 1977 sex crime conviction.American justice officials have spent years trying to...

Will Roman Polanski Be Extradited For Child Sex Crime Conviction?

Filmmaker Roman Polanski has appeared in a Poland court to testify at a hearing regarding a U.S. request for his extradition over a 1977 child sex crime conviction. Dariusz Mazur, the judge presiding over the...

Roman Polanski Heading To Court To Fight Extradition

Veteran moviemaker Roman Polanski is heading to court in Poland to fight the latest attempt to extradite him to the U.S.The director has agreed to appear at a court in Krakow next week (beg23Feb15) to...

Polish Officials Proceed With Roman Polanski Extradition Request

Prosecutors in Poland have moved forward with a request to extradite director Roman Polanski back to the U.S. so he can be punished for a sex crime conviction.The Rosemary's Baby moviemaker, who was born in...

Roman Polanski Vows To Work With Polish Officials Over Extradition

Director Roman Polanski has promised to help authorities in Poland after they received a request to extradite him back to the U.S. earlier this month (Jan14).American officials have made numerous attempts to get the Rosemary's...

U.s. Officials Send Extradition Request For Roman Polanski

U.S. authorities have made another attempt to extradite director Roman Polanski back to the States to face punishment for his 1970s sex conviction.The Rosemary's Baby moviemaker fled the country for Europe after pleading guilty to...

Judge Denies Roman Polanski's Plea To Have Sex Crime Conviction Dismissed

A California judge has rejected filmmaker Roman Polanski's request to to have his 1977 sex crime conviction dismissed.The Rosemary's Baby director fled America for Europe before he could be sentenced for having unlawful sex with...

Roman Polanski Wants Sex Crime Conviction Dismissed

Lawyers representing director Roman Polanski have filed court documents to have his 1978 sex crime conviction dropped.The Rosemary's Baby director fled America for Europe before he could be sentenced for having unlawful sex with a...

Anjelica Huston Opens Up About Roman Polanski Encounter

Anjelica Huston has recalled the life-changing night Roman Polanski was allegedly caught with an underage lover at the home of her then-boyfriend Jack Nicholson.The Hollywood director fled the U.S. on the eve of his sentencing...

Polish Politicians Blast U.s. Authorities Over Roman Polanski Case

Leading Polish politicians have accused U.S. authorities of "absolute ignorance" by trying to arrest director Roman Polanski at the opening of a Jewish museum last week (ends02Nov14).The Rosemary's Baby filmmaker turned himself in for questioning...

Roman Polanski Walks Free After Questioning In Poland

Polish prosecutors have let director Roman Polanski walk free after questioning him over his sex crime conviction.The reclusive Rosemary's Baby filmmaker fled America for Europe in 1978 before he could be sentenced for having unlawful...

Roman Polanski Axes Film Festival Appearance Amid Protests

Controversial director Roman Polanski has pulled out of a planned trip to a Swiss film festival following a raft of protests over the decision to hand him a lifetime achievement award.The Chinatown moviemaker was due...

Roman Polanski Wants To Return To Poland For New Movie

Director Roman Polanski has reportedly appealed to Polish authorities to grant him permission to return to his native country to make a movie without the threat of extradition to the U.S., where he remains a...

Roman Polanski Writes Foreword To New Book About Tragic Sharon Tate

Director Roman Polanski has revisited the murder of his wife Sharon Tate by penning the introduction for a new book about her life.Actress Tate was just 26 when she and her unborn child were killed...

Roman Polanski Will Never Retire

Roman Polanski doesn't understand why people retire.The 80-year-old director insists he has no plans to give up working anytime soon because his ''passion'' for filmmaking motivates him to continue working.He told Variety.com: ''I never really...

Roman Polanksi Will Never Retire

Roman Polanksi doesn't understand why people retire.The 80-year-old director insists he has no plans to give up working anytime soon because his ''passion'' for filmmaking motivates him to continue working.Polanksi told Variety.com: ''I never really...

Samantha Geimer Didn't Know What Roman Polanski Did Was Wrong

The woman who accused filmmaker Roman Polanski of rape in the 1970s, when she was a teenager, has revealed she didn't know that she was a victim of a sex crime at the time.Samantha Geimer...

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