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The Pianist Composer Wojciech Kilar Dies At 81

29th December 2013

The Pianist composer Wojciech Kilar has died, aged 81.The classical musician passed away on Sunday (29Dec13) in his hometown of Katowice, Poland following a long illness. Kilar began his career writing symphonies and concertos,...

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Adrien Brody Suffered Depression After The Pianist

8th July 2012

Actor Adrien Brody became "seriously depressed" after filming hit 2002 war movie The Pianist as the project was so "all-consuming".The star won rave reviews for playing a Jewish Polish man trying to escape the Holocaust...

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Lea Michele's Singing Criticised By Her Parents

9th January 2011

Lea Michele's parents told her she couldn't sing.The 24-year-old actress - best known for playing Rachel Berry in US musical drama series 'Glee' - insists her career in performing did not come as a result...

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Fox Is Pregnant

30th May 2010

THE PIANIST star EMILIA FOX is pregnant with her first child.The British actress is expecting a baby with her charity campaigner boyfriend Jeremy Gilley - three years after suffering a miscarriage with her ex-husband, Mad...

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The Pianist Hero Honoured In Berlin

20th June 2009

A German army officer who found international fame in ROMAN POLANSKI's 2002 film THE PIANIST has been honoured by Jews in Berlin, Germany.Capt. Wilhelm Hosenfeld saved the life of Jewish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman during the...

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Lipman To Marry

18th March 2007

British actress MAUREEN LIPMAN is engaged again - three years after the death of her writer husband JACK ROSENTHAL. THE PIANIST star - whose late husband died of cancer in 2004 - is to marry...

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Polanski To Direct Pricey 'Pompeii'

3rd February 2007

Oscar-winning director ROMAN POLANSKI is set to bring ROBERT HARRIS' bestseller POMPEII to the big screen. The dramatic thriller is set against the backdrop of Mt Vesuvius just before and during its eruption. The movie's...

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Brody Loves Cars More Than Women

24th November 2006

Oscar-winning actor ADRIEN BRODY spends more time working on classic cars than romancing his legions of female fans. THE PIANIST star, 33, has developed a passion for racing since splitting up from longtime girlfriend MICHELLE...

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Polanski To Play Cop In Rush Hour 3

28th October 2006

Movie maker ROMAN POLANSKI is set to step out from behind the camera to play a French cop in the latest RUSH HOUR film. The part marks THE PIANIST director's first Hollywood acting appearance since...

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Carter Too Jewish For Jewish Role

24th October 2006

British actress HELENA BONHAM CARTER stunned director PAUL WEILAND with her Jewish accent on the set of their new movie SIXTY SIX and even had to be asked to tone down her impersonation The...

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Polanski Stages Dance Of The Vampires In Berlin

12th October 2006

Oscar-winning director ROMAN POLANSKI has brought his musical DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES to Berlin, Germany. The ROSEMARY'S BABY movie-maker, 73, started rehearsals for the play yesterday (11OCT06) in the German capital, after presenting the cast...

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Brody's Bid To Blend In

8th December 2005

ADRIEN BRODY was so intent on going unnoticed after winning an Oscar in 2003, he went out the following day wearing a wig and neck brace. The actor picked up the coveted award for...

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Brody To Play Tragic Bullfighter

18th November 2005

Oscar winner ADRIEN BRODY will soon be able to add bullfighting to his impressive resume after signing up to play legendary matador MANUEL RODRIGUEZ in a new movie. The actor, who famously starved himself...

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Brody:'Poverty Gave Me Acting Integrity'

3rd November 2005

Oscar-winner ADRIEN BRODY owes his success to his poor upbringing, because it taught him credibility is more important than money. THE PIANIST actor grew up in Queens, New York City, but is grateful for...

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Schindler's List Producer's Conviction Upheld

21st October 2005

Polish movie mogul LEW RYWIN, who co-produced SCHINDLER'S LIST and THE PIANIST, has had his conviction on bribery charges upheld by Poland's supreme court, ending a gruelling three-year case which toppled the country's former Prime...

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Polanski Stunned By Oscar Audience

26th September 2005

Fugitive director ROMAN POLANSKI was astounded to receive a standing ovation when he won the Best Director Academy Award for THE PIANIST in 2003. Forced to watch the ceremony from a Paris hotel room,...

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Kutcher Demands Brody's Oscar

1st August 2005

ASHTON KUTCHER is demanding ADRIEN BRODY's Academy Award, after successfully fooling the actor on his hit prank show PUNK'D. While many critics felt that Brody deserved his 2003 accolade for his efforts in THE...

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Brody's Soldier Pal Injured In Action

15th March 2005

The childhood pal ADRIEN BRODY name-checked in his 2002 OSCARS acceptance speech has been injured in Iraq. The actor turned TOMMY ZAROBINSKI (corr) into an overnight celebrity when he paid tribute to the soldier...

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Oscar No Guarantee For Brody

4th February 2005

American actor ADRIEN BRODY still has to compete with lesser-known actors for film roles, despite winning an OSCAR for his performance in THE PIANIST. The Hollywood star admits his honour at 2002's ACADEMY AWARDS...

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Watts Devastated At Death Of King Kong Star

12th August 2004

NAOMI WATTS is devastated about the death of veteran actress FAY WRAY - because she never got to discuss reprising the 30s star's famous KING KONG role. The 35-year-old Australian actress - who...

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Brody's Parents Reject Lavish Gifts

21st July 2004

OSCAR-winning actor ADRIEN BRODY is eager to shower his parents with lavish gifts since his movie success - but they're refusing his gestures. Brody picked up the coveted best actor ACADEMY AWARD last year...

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Spacey Jets To Germany For Darin Nightclub Scenes

12th July 2004

KEVIN SPACEY shot all the nightclub scenes in his upcoming BOBBY DARIN biopic BEYOND THE SEA in Berlin, Germany, because he couldn't find authentic venues in Los Angeles and New York. The OSCAR winner...

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Brody Collects Sacked Mother

22nd June 2004

OSCAR-winning actor ADRIEN BRODY rushed to console his mother at the offices of New York paper THE VILLAGE VOICE last week (ends18JUN04), after she was made redundant. The kind-hearted star of THE PIANIST hurried...

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Streisand Writer Dies Of Cancer

31st May 2004

YENTL writer JACK ROSENTHAL has died at the age of 72. The BAFTA-winning writer - the husband of THE PIANIST actress MAUREEN LIPMAN - died in a London hospital on Saturday (29MAY03) after...

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Oscars To Be Moved Again

8th March 2004

OSCAR bosses want to move the ACADEMY AWARDS to an even earlier date next year (05) - angering supporters of more independent-minded cinema. JOE ROTH, the Oscars' executive producer, has voiced his wishes to...

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Iranian Pianist Hopeful To Sue 'Racist' Agency

5th January 2004

An Iranian actor planning to audition for 2003 OSCAR winner THE PIANIST is suing a British based talent agency who told him to stick to roles as "kebab shop owners or terrorists". ALAN MARNI,...

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Polanski Seeks All-brit Cast For Oliver Twist

18th December 2003

OSCAR-winning director ROMAN POLANSKI is seeking a British-only cast for his new version of CHARLES DICKENS's OLIVER TWIST - because he wants the movie to be as realistic as possible. THE PIANIST filmmaker wants...

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Emilia Fox's New Relationship

15th December 2003

THE PIANIST actress EMILIA FOX has embarked on a new romance - with late RICHARD HARRIS's son JARED. The English stars are currently acting alongside each other in the West End production of LES...

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Pianist Producer Trial Begins

2nd December 2003

The co-producer of OSCAR winning films THE PIANIST and SCHINDLER'S LIST solicited a $17.5 million (GBP10.2 million) bribe on behalf of the Polish Prime Minister, a Polish court heard today (02DEC03). Prosecutor KATARZYNA KWIATKOWSKA...

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Polanski Puts Libel Action On Hold

30th October 2003

LATEST: OSCAR winning director ROMAN POLANSKI has been forced to temporarily halt his legal action against American magazine VANITY FAIR, following London's HIGH COURT decision to reject his request to deliver evidence via videolink....

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