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A Christmas Carol: The Top 10 Best Re-tellings From 'The Muppets' To 'The Musical'

Of the many Christmas stories that are re-told every year from the Nativity to 'A Visit from St. Nicholas', there's one that strikes a chord in everyone regardless of faith or age. Charles Dickens published...

Ice Cube To Play Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

Ice Cube is to play Scrooge in a modern retelling of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'.The 46-year-old star - who initially found fame as part of the iconic rap group N.W.A. - is to play...

Ron Moody Dies Aged 91

British actor Ron Moody has died aged 91.The star was best known for playing Fagin in the 1968 hit film version of 'Oliver!', for which he was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden...

Ron Moody Dead At 91

Moody, born Ronald Moodnick, passed away in a hospital on Thursday (11Jun15), his family confirmed. The cause of his death was not released as WENN went to press, but his agent said he...

Fiennes Has Great Expectations For The Invisible Woman

With his first directing/acting roles in the William Shakespeare adaptation Coriolanus; Ralph Fiennes now repeats his efforts with The Invisible Woman. The film's dual time-lined narrative explores Felicity Jones' character Nelly Ternen, the true tale...

Felicity Jones' Elaborate Invisible Woman Costumes

Felicity Jones took two hours to get into her costumes for 'The Invisible Woman'.The period drama about Victorian author Charles Dickens' relationship with young actress Nelly Ternan - played by Felicity - has been nominated...

North London Road To Be Named After Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse is set to have a road named after her.There are already a number of tributes being planned to the late singer - who tragically died in July 2011 aged just 27 - and...

Signed Charles Dickens Book Set To Return Home

A signed copy of the timeless Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, is set to return back 'home' to the town that inspired it, The BBC reports. The book has been bought for £27,000 by...

Ben Affleck's Argo To Feature At Bfi London Film Festival

Ben Affleck's 'Argo' will feature at the BFI London Film Festival next month. The political drama - which the 40-year-old actor stars in and directs - is part of the programme of movies unveiled today...

Mischa Barton Is Ready For Doggy Style

Mischa Barton wants to produce a clothing line for dogs. The 26-year-old designer opened her fashion boutique in Spitalfields, east London, earlier this week, and she now wants to create garments for canines to ensure...

Ralph Fiennes To Reunite With Scott Thomas For Dickens Movie

Ralph Fiennes is set to reteam with his The English Patient co-star Kristin Scott Thomas for a new movie about Charles Dickens.The actor will step behind the camera to make The Invisible Woman, an adaptation...

Anderson And Fiennes Entertain British Royals At Dickens Event

Gillian Anderson and Ralph Fiennes entertained Charles, Prince Of Wales and his wife in London on Tuesday (07Feb12) with readings to mark the 200th anniversary of literary legend Charles DICKENS' birth.The prince and Camilla, Duchess...

Prince Charles Marks 200th Birthday Of Charles Dickens

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of celebrated British author Charles Dickens. To mark the event, the Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will be attending the Charles DICkens Museum in Holburn...

Tom Meighan Confident Of Christmas Carol Writing

Kasabian's Tom Meighan thinks he'd write great Christmas Carols. The singer says if he were to pen some festive tracks, they would have a traditional sound to them, in the style of 'White Christmas' hitmaker...

Felicity Jones To Play Charles Dickens' Mistress

Felicity Jones is set to star opposite Ralph Fiennes in a movie about Charles Dickens' mistress. The 'Chalet Girl' actress - who worn the Breakthrough Actor of the Year prize at the Gotham Independent Film...

Gwyneth Paltrow Refurbishing Charles Dickens' Club

Gwyneth Paltrow has been overseeing the renovation of a posh London members' club created by Charles Dickens.The Oscar-winner already mixes acting with motherhood, singing, TV work, cooking and writing - and now she has taken...

Ashley Greene To Star In Modern Oliver Twist

Twilight star Ashley Greene is set to give Charles Dickens' literary classic Oliver Twist a modern makeover in a new movie adaptation.The updated film will focus on a group of cunning street kids who get...

Ashley Greene To Play Olivia Twisted

Ashley Greene is to star in 'Olivia Twisted'.The 'Twilight Saga' actress will take on the lead role in an "ultra modern take" of Charles Dickens' classic book 'Oliver Twist', which, according to Variety, will "combine...

Ian Mckellen Buys 300-Year-old Pub

Sir Ian McKellen is buying a 300-year-old pub.The 'Lord of the Rings' actor is a regular at historic east London drinking establishment The Grapes - which helped inspire 19th century English author Charles Dickens -...

Sir Ian Mckellan Turns Landlord Of London Pub

Sir Ian Mckellan is celebrating after becoming the landlord of a 300-year-old London pub which inspired Charles Dickens.The Lord of the Rings actor is now the proud owner of The Grapes venue in Limehouse, East...

Vinnie Jones Wants Comedy Roles

Vinnie Jones wants to move away from action roles and become a comic actor.The 'X-Men: The Last Stand' star - who became an actor after enjoying a successful career as a soccer player known for...

Hunnam Pines For Dahl

Handsome COLD MOUNTAIN star CHARLIE HUNNAM is still pining over ex-girlfriend, stunning model SOPHIE DAHL. The British actor, 23, enjoyed a brief fling with the curvy blonde last year (03) just before he began...

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