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Emma Thompson & Ray Winstone Join Carlyle's Serial Killer Cast

Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone have joined the cast of Trainspotting star Robert Carlyle's directorial debut.The Full Monty star will portray a barber who becomes a serial killer in The Legend Of Barney Thomson, and...

Irvine Welsh Fears Drug Legalisation Will Shift Profits To Chemists

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh is reluctant to back growing calls to legalise narcotics because drug dealers' vast profits would go to pharmaceutical giants instead.Pro-drug campaign groups believe recent moves to decriminalise marijuana in U.S. states...

Irvine Welsh To Write Screenplay For Spring Breakers Sequel

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has signed on to write the screenplay for the Spring Breakers sequel.Director Harmony Korine's racy 2013 movie, starring James Franco as a violent drug dealer, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, was...

Irvine Welsh Given Drugs By Trainspotting Fans

Irvine Welsh was given drugs by fans at book readings after his first novel Trainspotting was turned into a feature film.The author's cult novel, following the antics of a group Scottish drug addicts, was adapted...

Trainspotting Voted Scotland's Favourite Book

Revered author Irvine Welsh is thrilled after his iconic novel Trainspotting was named Scotland's favourite book of the past 50 years.The gritty tome, about heroin addicts living in Edinburgh, was released to huge acclaim in...

Jamie Bell Fulfils Irvine Welsh Ambition

Actor Jamie Bell has harboured a secret lifelong ambition to shoot a movie based on an Irvine Welsh novel after watching gritty, drug-fuelled film Trainspotting as a child.The Brit, who shot to fame as a...

Danny Boyle Hoping To Recruit Original Trainspotting Cast For Sequel

Moviemaker Danny Boyle is negotiating deals to bring the original Trainspotting cast back together for a sequel.The director plans to release the film, Porno, in 2016 to mark the 20th anniversary of his original adaptation...

Ewan Mcgregor Joins August: Osage County

Ewan McGregor has joined the cast of 'August: Osage County'. The Scottish actor will play Julia Roberts' character's husband Bill Fordham in the new black comedy, based on the play by Tracy Letts.Meryl Streep stars...

Slash Pays Tribute To Deep Purple Star Jon Lord

Slash and a host of other stars have paid tribute to the late Deep Purple rocker Jon Lord.The keyboard player and founder of the iconic heavy metal band passed away on Monday (16.07.12) in London...

Ed Sheeran Wants Gritty Role In Trainspotting Prequel

British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran wants to break into acting with a gritty role in a prequel to hit movie Trainspotting.The A Team hitmaker has enjoyed huge success with his debut album +, but admits he...

Trainspotting And Iron Maiden Top Diamond Jubilee Poll

Drug addiction drama Trainspotting and heavy metal stars Iron Maiden have topped a poll to find the cultural highlights of Queen Elizabeth Ii's reign.Danny Boyle's 1996 film, starring Ewan MCGregor as a heroin addict, was...

Britain's National Theater Coming To Your Multiplex

A stage production by Britain's National Theater of director Danny Boyle's version of Frankenstein will be screened in more than 200 U.S. theaters on June 6-7 at 7 00 p.m. local time. It is Boyle's...

Kasabian Hopeful Of Us Success

Kasabian thinks their ''future looks good'' in America.The 'Days Are Forgotten' hitmakers have recently returned to the UK following a US tour and are pleased with the reception they received Stateside, though it was hard...

Mischa Barton Promises 'Beautiful' Noel Video

Mischa Barton says her video with Noel Gallagher is ''really beautiful''.The 26-year-old actress was shooting the promo with the former Oasis guitarist in Los Angeles this week and she is very pleased with the final...

Ewan Mcgregor's 'Many, Many, Many' Pre-marriage Flings

Ewan McGregor admits he slept with ''many, many, many women'' before meeting wife Eve Mavrakis.The 41-year-old 'Trainspotting' star met French production designer Eve, 45, on the set of TV show 'Kavanagh QC' before hitting the...

Daniel Craig To Open Olympics As 007?

Daniel Craig will open the 2012 London Olympics as James Bond.The Queen has reportedly asked the 44-year-old 007 actor and 'Trainspotting' director Danny Boyle to shoot a short film to launch the event in July.The...

Ewan Mcgregor: I Was A Maniac On Booze

Ewan McGregor admits he used to be a 'maniac' when drunk.The 'Trainspotting' actor - who turned 40 on Saturday (31.03.12) - hasn't touched alcohol for 12 years but used to love drinking as much as...

Emily Blunt Hooked Ewan Mcgregor's Dog

Emily Blunt accidentally caught Ewan McGregor's dog on a fishing line.The 29-year-old actress was practising using rods with her 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' co-star when she hooked his pet pooch by mistake.She said: ''We...

Jonny Lee Miller Cast In Us Sherlock

Jonny Lee Miller is to play Sherlock Holmes in a new US TV drama. The 'Trainspotting' actor will take on the lead role of the legendary detective in a pilot for US network CBS entitled...

Miller To Play U.s. Tv's Sherlock

Trainspotting star Jonny Lee Miller is to follow in the footsteps of Robert Downey, JR., Benedict Cumberbatch, Basil Rathbone and Rupert Everett after signing on to play Sherlock Holmes in a new U.S. TV drama...

Alan Mcgee Working On Britpop Musical With Welsh

Former music mogul Alan Mcgee is hoping to stage a new West End theatre production telling the story of Britpop alongside Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh.The ex-record label boss, who discovered Oasis, has already started working...

Underworld Musical Directors Of The Olympics

Underworld have been named musical directors of the London 2012 Olympics. The 'Born Slippy' dance duo - Rick Smith and Karl Hyde - have been appointed music directors of the opening ceremony, and will work...

Ewan Mcgregor Is 'In Love' With Danny Boyle

Ewan McGregor is "in love" with director Danny Boyle.The actor worked with the filmmaker on British films 'Shallow Grave' and 'Trainspotting' which kick-started both their careers and led to them to find Hollywood success. Ewan...

Ewan Mcgregor's Trainspotting Moment

Ewan McGregor didn't think it was his "moment" when he made 'Trainspotting'.The 40-year-old actor - who portrayed heroin addict Mark Renton in the 1996 drama, set in Edinburgh, Scotland - admitted while he was thrilled...

James Mcavoy To Appear In Filth

James McAvoy has signed up to star in 'Filth'.The 'Wanted' actor will take on the lead role in the movie adaptation of Irvine Welsh's 1998 novel, with Jamie Bell and Alan Cumming also set to...

Ewan Mcgregor: 'Nudity Can Distract From My Films'

Ewan McGregor says his onscreen nudity can "distract" people from his movies.The 'Trainspotting' actor - who is well known for baring all in films including 'The Pillow Book' and 'Velvet Goldmine - revealed he has...

Marriage Beginner Ewan Mcgregor

Ewan McGregor still feels like a marriage "beginner".The 40-year-old actor tied the knot with production designer Eve Mavrakis - with who he has daughters Clara, 16, Esther, nine, and adopted Jamiyan, also nine - over...

Ewan Mcgregor Hints At Trainspotting Sequel

Ewan McGregor has hinted he may star in a 'Trainspotting' sequel if the script is good enough.The Scottish actor - who shot to fame as heroin addict Renton in the original 1996 movie - says...

Ewan Mcgregor Retiring From Nude Roles

Ewan McGregor is retiring from nude scenes.The Scottish actor - who turns 40 on March 31 - has decided to keep his clothes on in all his future roles because he thinks he is getting...

War Horse Cast Confirmed

The cast for Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' has been announced.The legendary director has picked relative unknown Jeremy Irvine to play lead character Albert in the novel adaptation, with his parents played by 'Trainspotting' star Peter...

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