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British Film To Kick Off Venice Film Festival

29th August 2007

Atonement, the British film starring Keira Knightley, is to kick off the Venice Film Festival this evening.Stars and critics will attend the opening ceremony of the glamorous festival in the Palazzo del Cinema which is...

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Burton's Ex Ordered To Revise Lawsuit

23rd August 2007

Moviemaker TIM BURTON has won the first round of a court battle with his ex-girlfriend - a judge has ordered she revise her suit. Actress Lisa Marie Smith, who has appeared in a string of...

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Bonham Carter Pregnant

9th August 2007

Actress Helena Bonham Carter and her partner Tim Burton have announced they are expecting their second child.Bonham Carter's representative told People: "[They] are very happy to be expecting their second child later this year."The pair...

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Bonham Carter Is Pregnant

8th August 2007

Actress HELENA BONHAM CARTER is expecting her second child with her director boyfriend TIM BURTON. The couple already has a three-year-old son, Billy Raymond Burton. Their new baby is due in December (07). Bonham Carter's...

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Tarantino To Serve Up Spaghetti Westerns

26th July 2007

Cult film director Quentin Tarantino will present a number of Spaghetti Westerns in a special area at the Venice film festival.Over 30 of the low-budget movies will be shown, which Tarantino said would recognise some...

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Hoffman Missed Out On Wonka

29th June 2007

Movie star DUSTIN HOFFMAN has revealed he fought JOHNNY DEPP for the role of WILLY WONKA in director TIM BURTON's movie adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie + The Chocolate Factory. The 69-year-old Tootsie star tells...

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Burton Leaves Ripley

19th June 2007

Director TIM BURTON has walked away from new movie RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT, according to reports. The film has been beset with problems since it was first conceived, with cast changes and shooting schedules...

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Peter Kay 'Inspiration' To Young

18th June 2007

Peter Kay has featured above Jane Austen and Leonardo da Vinci in a survey of inspirational artists among 18 to 25-year-olds.The Bolton-born comedian was second only to Walt Disney on the list of top inspirations...

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Burton Bringing Manson/von Teese Relationship To The Big Screen?

28th May 2007

Director TIM BURTON is so fascinated by MARILYN MANSON's relationship with his estranged wife DITA VON TEESE, he is planning to turn the failed marriage into a movie. Burton is reportedly in talks with the...

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Lee Cut From Sweeney Todd

26th May 2007

Horror movie icon CHRISTOPHER LEE has been cut out of another major movie - director TIM BURTON has axed the actor's role as a ghost in SWEENEY TODD. Lee raged when his character Saruman was...

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Musical Star Depp: 'I Can't Sing'

21st May 2007

JOHNNY DEPP has called TIM BURTON crazy for casting him in new movie musical SWEENEY TODD, because the heartthrob star can't sing. Depp is currently filming his role as the 'Demon Barber of Fleet Street'...

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Bohnam-carter Irritates Husband Burton On Set

15th May 2007

British actress HELENA BONHAM-CARTER finds it tough working alongside her director/husband TIM BURTON - because she can't stop offering him filmmaking advice. The couple are working on a big screen adaptation of Sweeney Todd together...

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Bonham-carter Planned To 'Divorce' Burton Over Movie Role

14th May 2007

British actress HELENA BONHAM-CARTER insists she would have "divorced" boyfriend TIM BURTON if he hadn't cast her in his latest movie. The star battled against 40 other actresses to land a part in the Burton-directed...

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Depp's Daughter Had E.coli Virus

23rd March 2007

LATEST: JOHNNY DEPP's daughter LILY-ROSE was lucky to survive a battle with the deadly E.coli virus, according to reports. The seven-year-old was hospitalised in London earlier this month (MAR07) suffering a mystery illness. It was...

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Burton To Receive Top Honour At Venice Film Festival

22nd March 2007

TIM BURTON is to be honoured at the Venice International Film Festival later this year (07), for his contributions to the movie industry. The BATMAN director will receive the lifetime achievement award at the Italian...

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Depp's Film 'On Hold' For Sick Daughter

13th March 2007

Filming of Johnny Depp's latest movie has been put on hold until his daughter has recovered from her illness.According to the Sun newspaper, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor has vowed not to return to...

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Depp's Daughter 'Improving'

9th March 2007

Johnny Depp's daughter is said to be showing signs of improvement after being treated in a London hospital.Details of Lily-Rose's condition have remained sketchy as Depp and his partner Vanessa Paradis have sought to maintain...

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Cage's Debt To Comic Books

7th March 2007

Hollywood fanboy NICOLAS CAGE was desperate to star in comic book adaptation GHOST RIDER - because he learned to read using graphic novels. The actor saw the project as his opportunity to repay a debt...

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Burton And Bonham Carter's Boy Lands Second Cameo

1st March 2007

The son of director TIM BURTON and actress HELENA BONHAM CARTER will make his second cameo appearance in his father's next movie - at the tender age of three. BILLY RAY BURTON, who can briefly...

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Devito: 'A Monkey Nearly Castrated Me!'

18th January 2007

Hollywood star DANNY DeVITO was nearly castrated on the set of 1992 movie BATMAN RETURNS after being attacked by a monkey. The funnyman appeared in the TIM BURTON-directed movie opposite MICHAEL KEATON's BATMAN as THE...

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Irish Unknown To Star Opposite Depp In Sweeney Todd

3rd January 2007

An unknown Irish actress has landed the dream role of JOHANNA opposite JOHNNY DEPP in TIM BURTON's star-studded musical SWEENEY TODD. Scottish Academy of Music and Drama student JAYNE WISENER will play the ingenue in...

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Burton Sued By Former Girlfriend Marie For 'Fraud'

28th December 2006

Director TIM BURTON fraudulently stripped his former girlfriend LISA MARIE of her right to palimony, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday (27DEC06) by the model. Marie claims Burton, her lawyer and her friends conspired to...

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Ripley Film Resurrected For Carrey

18th December 2006

LATEST: Comedian JIM CARREY's latest film, RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT, is back on track after being postponed earlier this year (06), because of a budget blowout. Filmmakers have hired STEVE OEDEKERK to overhaul the...

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Burton Defends Cohen's Singing Ability

18th December 2006

LATEST: TIM BURTON has hailed SACHA BARON COHEN's singing ability in the face of media reports suggesting his songs have been cut from the forthcoming SWEENEY TODD movie. The BORAT and ALI G creator plays...

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Cohen's Singing Dumped From Sweeney Todd

14th December 2006

British funnyman SACHA BARON COHEN's singing has reportedly been cut from TIM BURTON's forthcoming SWEENEY TODD movie, because it's so bad. The BORAT and ALI G creator plays SIGNOR ADOLFO PIRELLI - the arch-rival of...

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Rickman Joins Sweeney Todd Cast

11th December 2006

Beloved British 'bad guy' ALAN RICKMAN is set to play the villain again after signing up for a role in TIM BURTON's movie adaptation of SWEENEY TODD. The thespian will play JUDGE TURPIN in the...

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Cohen's Sweeney Todd Role Not Confirmed

28th November 2006

Director TIM BURTON has slammed reports SACHA BARON COHEN has signed up to star in upcoming film SWEENEY TODD, insisting talks with the BORAT funnyman are far from concluded. Earlier this month (NOV06), media outlets...

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Burton Beats The Bullies

23rd November 2006

Film-maker TIM BURTON "exorcised demons" by basing movie characters on his own childhood enemies. The director found it therapeutic to cast clueless jocks in BEETLEJUICE becuase it reminded him of his own school bullies. Burton...

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Cohen Lands Sweeney Todd Role

16th November 2006

British funnyman SACHA BARON COHEN is set to get dramatic after landing a coveted villain role in TIM BURTON's SWEENEY TODD film. The BORAT star will play barber PIRELLI opposite JOHNNY DEPP and Burton's partner...

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Burton: 'Living In London Is Like Being In A Hammer Film'

14th November 2006

Film-maker TIM BURTON loves his adopted hometown of London because its streets remind him of vintage British horror films. Burton grew up in Los Angeles but now lives in the UK's capital city with his...

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