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Sophie Okonedo Criticises Lack Of Black Roles In British Productions

Sophie Okonedo has called on filmmakers in her native Britain to create more roles for black actors because the lack of opportunity has forced her to seek the majority of her employment in America.The Hotel...

Denzel Washington Faced Hecklers On Broadway

Hollywood actor Denzel Washington faced regular heckling from the audience while he was performing in A Raisin In The Sun on Broadway, according to his co-star Sophie Okonedo.The British actress, who won a Tony Award...

Bryan Cranston Wins First Tony Award

Bryan Cranston has won a Tony Award for his Broadway debut.The 'Breaking Bad' star picked up Best Lead Actor in a Play for his role as former President Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's 'All...

Sophie Okonedo Added To Denzel Washington Play

Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo is set to make her Broadway debut opposite heavyweights Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll in the revival of Lorraine Hansberry's acclaimed play A Raisin In The Sun.The Hotel Rwanda star and...

Zoe Kravitz To Join 1000 A.e.?

Zoe Kravitz is in talks to join '1000 A.E.'. The 'X-Men: First Class' actress is in negotiations to play Will Smith's daughter in the sci-fi action adventure set on an earth that is no longer...

Okonedo Shamed At Buckingham Palace Ceremony

British actress SOPHIE OKONEDO was left red-faced during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace after dropping her Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal in front of PRINCE CHARLES.The Hotel Rwanda star was presented with the...

Anderson & Okonedo Boycotting Botswana Diamonds

GILLIAN ANDERSON and SOPHIE OKONEDO are among the film stars boycotting diamonds from Botswana as part of protest about the treatment of a local tribe.Joanna Lumley, actor Mark Rylance and children's author Quentin Blake are...

Zeta-jones & Okonedo Land Queen's Honours

Actresses CATHERINE ZETA-JONES and SOPHIE OKONEDO have been named in British Royal QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Birthday Honours List.The Welsh beauty has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) while the...

Okonedo To Star In Doctor Who?

Actress SOPHIE OKONEDO is set to make a cameo in the new series of DOCTOR WHO, according to reports.The Hotel Rwanda star is said to have already filmed her scenes as mysterious character Liz Ten...

Okonedo Chose Family Over Hollywood

SOPHIE OKONEDO turned down a string of high-profile roles following her Oscar nominated turn in HOTEL RWANDA - because she refused to uproot her family from London to live in Hollywood.The Brit star was nominated...

Cash Hungry Sophie Okonedo

Sophie Okonedo will appear in "sh***y movies" if she gets paid enough.The 'Secret Life of Bees' actress prefers starring in serious films with strong storylines, but admits money is a factor when she chooses roles.She...

Okonedo's Skin Rules Paff Film Competition

SOPHIE OKONEDO's new movie SKIN has triumphed at the 17th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival Film Competition, scoring two major prizes. The drama, based on the true story of a black woman born to...

Okonedo Terrified To Sing For Latifah, Keys And Hudson

Actress SOPHIE OKONEDO suffered terrible on-set nerves when she realised she'd have to sing for QUEEN LATIFAH, ALICIA KEYS and JENNIFER HUDSON. The Hotel Rwanda star teamed up with the singers in new film The...

Silverstone 'Loves' Nighy

ALICIA SILVERSTONE has developed a crush on her STORMBREAKER co-star BILL NIGHY, insisting she "really loves" him. The CLUELESS actress was thrilled when she was cast in the spy movie, because she knew hunky EWAN...

Pike Auctions Off Date For Theatre

Former BOND girl ROSAMUND PIKE raised $14,000 (GBP8,000) for London's Royal Court Theatre last night (26APR06) by offering a lucky bidders an exclusive date at auction. Stars including Oscar-nominee SOPHIE OKONEDO also attended the lavish...

Asian Tsunami Coming To Big Screen

HBO Films and BBC Two are joining forces to make TSUNAMI, an ensemble drama about the tidal wave that devastated the Andaman Coast in Thailand in December 2004. The film will star TIM ROTH, CHIWETEL...

Tsunami Tv Movie

A star-studded cast including TIM ROTH, SOPHIE OKONEDO and TONI COLLETTE have signed up to star in a new TV movie about the tsunami that devastated the Indian Ocean coastline in December 2004. The two-part...

Mos Def And Okonedo To Play Ex-lovers

Rapper MOS DEF and Oscar nominee SOPHIE OKONEDO are in talks to play Black Panther activists in a quirky new romantic drama. The pair will play former lovers trying to work together on African-American rights...

Mcgregor Earns Minimum Wage For Latest Role

EWAN McGREGOR is being paid just $510 (GBP285) a week for playing a gay man in his latest movie. The Scottish actor, whose last film THE ISLAND cost $122 million (GBP67.9 million) to make,...

Okonedo Stunned By Hotel Response

English actress SOPHIE OKONEDO was stunned by the acclaim and awards garnered by African drama HOTEL RWANDA, because she thought the movie would be a "small art-house film". The London-born star, 36, was nominated...

Okonedo Returns To Humble Roots

HOTEL RWANDA actress SOPHIE OKONEDO returned to her humble stage roots, just months after she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress OSCAR for her role in the hit film. The rising star recently...

Hotel Rwanda Director Revisits Genocide Setting

HOTEL RWANDA director TERRY GEORGE has pledged to use the OSCAR-nominated movie's popularity to help raise money for the survivors of the troubled African nation's 1994 genocide. George was present when thousands of survivors...

Okonedo Staggered By Cruise Praise

British actress SOPHIE OKONEDO almost fainted when TOM CRUISE praised her performance in HOTEL RWANDA. The MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE hunk approached Okonedo - who lost out to CATE BLANCHETT in the Best Supporting Actress category...

Okonedo Has Yet To Watch Oscar Rivals' Movies

OSCAR nominee SOPHIE OKONEDO has found it awkward meeting her fellow Best Actress contenders in the run-up to Sunday's (27FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS - because she hasn't seen any of their movies. British Okonedo, who...

Staunton Anxious Over Oscar Expectations

IMELDA STAUNTON is unsure about the expected etiquette at this year's (27FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS ceremony after organisers changed the show's format. The VERA DRAKE star now will be required to take to the stage...

Okonedo's Oscar Nod Gets Her Thrown Out Of Gallery

British actress SOPHIE OKONEDO celebrated so loudly when she learned she'd been nominated for an OSCAR, she ended up being thrown out of an art gallery. Okonedo was inside an art gallery in...

Hotel Rwanda Star Overwhelmed By Media

HOTEL RWANDA star SOPHIE OKONEDO was reduced to silence when questions relating to the film's bleak depiction of genocide in Africa were fired at her during a press conference - because she'd only prepared responses...

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