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Brighton's Great Escape Festival Completes Massive 10th Anniversary Line-up

The Great Escape Festival is set to return to Brighton for its 10th anniversary, bringing with it yet another year of remarkable up and coming bands. The final 150 acts have now been announced, and...

Steve Mcqueen's Great Escape Named Best Motorcycle Movie Moment

Steve Mcqueen's thrilling chase sequence in The Great Escape has been voted the best motorbike scene in movie history.The Hollywood star's character is chased by Nazis in the 1963 war film, stealing a motocycle and...

The Great Escape Festival 2014: Which Bands Shone Brightest?

Brighton's Great Escape Festival took place over the weekend and, as the UK's largest street festival, gave music fans a very enjoyable weekend as it does every year. Over 400 acts played, giving the punters...

Whosampled's First Ever 'Samplethon' Set For Great Escape Festival 2014

WhoSampled.com, a website that explores the DNA of music by discovering direct connections among thousands of songs across multiple genres, will host the first ever 'Samplethon' at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton on Saturday...

Last Great Escape Hero Dies

One of the men who helped inspire STEVE MCQUEEN classic THE GREAT ESCAPE has died at the age of 97.Jack Harrison, who survived the Great Escape plot by Allied prisoners in a World War Two...

Mcqueen To Be Honoured In Slater

Late movie icon STEVE MCQUEEN has landed an annual holiday in his native Slater, Missouri. THE GREAT ESCAPE legend will be remembered every March, on his birthday (24MAR), thanks to a new ruling by officials...

Miller Picks Steve Mcqueen Wardrobe For Prison Break

PRISON BREAK hunk WENTWORTH MILLER will be paying tribute to his acting hero STEVE MCQUEEN in the new season of the hit TV drama by copying the acting legend's distinctive wardrobe. The British-born actor's character...

Mcqueen's Antique Ambitions

Late Hollywood icon STEVE MCQUEEN secretly harboured ambitions to run an antique emporium. THE GREAT ESCAPE star, who died of lung disease in 1980, aged 50, was reportedly desperate to ditch his Tinseltown career for...

Mcqueen's Belongings To Be Auctioned

Hundreds of personal possessions belonging to the late actor STEVE MCQUEEN will be auctioned off this November (06), 25 years after his death. The legendary star of classics such as THE GREAT ESCAPE, BULLITT and...

Garner Honoured With Statue

A bronze statue of veteran actor JAMES GARNER was unveiled in his hometown of Norman, Oklahoma, on Friday (21APR06). The 77-year-old ROCKFORD FILES star, who attended the unveiling ceremony with his wife LOIS and their...

Prince Harry Imitates Steve Mcqueen

British Royal PRINCE HARRY had expressed his love of motorcycles by posing as legendary actor STEVE MCQUEEN in a photo-shoot to celebrate his 21st birthday (15SEP05). The royal rebel leaned over his motorbike to...

Attenborough: 'Working With Mcqueen Was Tough'

British movie mogul RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH cites working with STEVE McQUEEN in movie classic THE GREAT ESCAPE as one of the toughest challenges he has ever faced - because the late movie great was so demanding....

Mcqueen Quit The Great Escape

STEVE McQUEEN walked away from movie classic THE GREAT ESCAPE over fears he was being upstaged by JAMES GARNER. The late icon quit the film for two weeks and only returned when director JOHN...

The Shawshank Redemption Tops Movie Poll

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION has been voted the best movie never to win the Best Picture ACADEMY AWARD. In a survey of 6,000 film experts conducted by British film guide the RADIO TIMES GUIDE TO...

Great Escape Composer Dies

THE GREAT ESCAPE music composer ELMER BERNSTEIN has died in his sleep at the age of 82. After enjoying a 50-year career, which included composing the music for films THE TEN COMMANDMENTS and...

Gallagher Mistaken For Rival Albarn

OASIS singer-songwriter NOEL GALLAGHER is fuming after a fan mistook him for musical nemesis BLUR singer DAMON ALBARN. The two bands have been bitter chart rivals since they released albums (WHAT'S THE STORY) MORNING...

Star Wars Voted Favourite Film Of All Time

STAR WARS has been crowned the best men's film of all time - beating THE GODFATHER and PULP FICTION. The GEORGE LUCAS 1977 sci-fi classic has topped a poll of more than 14,000...

Conti Blasts Pal's Gay Slurs

OSCAR winner TOM CONTI has blasted claims late acting pal GORDON JACKSON was secretly gay. In a new biography of star SIR ALEC GUINNESS, playwright SIMON GRAY claims THE GREAT ESCAPE actor was picked...

Blur Disappointed By Album Reaction

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES is disappointed his group's new album failed to set the charts alight - because he thinks it's their best work ever. THINK TANK - Blur's seventh album - was warmly...

Charles Bronson Dies

Legendary actor CHARLES BRONSON has died at the age of 81 after losing his battle with pneumonia. The Hollywood veteran - star of films such as THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN and the DEATH WISH series...

Steve Mcqueen Resurrected For Computer Game

Hollywood legend STEVE McQUEEN has been digitally recreated for a computer game based on one of his most popular films, THE GREAT ESCAPE. Publishers SCI GAMES say the software, to be launched at the...

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