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Stars Take Over London Underground For Remembrance Day

The celebrity voiceovers will urge commuters to make donations to war veterans charities ahead of the Remembrance Day commemorations next month (Nov15). "We are proud to support The Royal British Legion's annual...

Director Herbert Wise Dies

The moviemaker, born Herbert Weisz in Austria, passed away on 5 August (15). His cause of death was not released as WENN went to press. Wise relocated to England aged 14, and...

More Pride For Ian Mckellen

The Lord of The Rings star turned out for the pride parade in the Big Apple on Sunday (29Jun15), serving as grand marshal alongside his longtime friend Sir Derek Jacobi and celebrating the...

Vicious Stars Ian Mckellen & Derek Jacobi Celebrate Gay Marriage Ruling At Pride Parade

The Vicious stars hit the streets just days after the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic marriage equality ruling, which allows gays and lesbians in all 50 states to wed, and the breakthrough was on...

Ian Mckellen And Derek Jacobi Prepare To Serve As Grand Marshals For New York City's Pride Parade

Sir Ian McKellen and his ‘Vicious’ co-star Derek Jacobi will both be serving as grand marshals of New York City's Pride parade this Sunday, just days after the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling. Speaking to...

Sir Ian Mckellen Reveals He Nearly Turned Down His Knighthood

Sir Ian McKellen has revealed he considered turning down his knighthood, because he believes the system is “unfair". The 75 year old was given the honour in 1991 for his services to the performing arts.Sir...

Kenneth Branagh: Lily And Cinderella Have Lovely Hearts

Kenneth Branagh cast Lily James in 'Cinderella' because she has a ''lovely heart'' just like the character.The 54-year-old filmmaker knew the 'Downton Abbey' star would be perfect in the lead role of his reimagining of...

Sir Ian Mckellen Says 'Luck' Has Been Key To Success

Sir Ian McKellen has attributed much of his recent success to ''luck''.The award-winning actor - who was knighted in 1991 for services to the performing arts and was awarded a Freeman of the city of...

Effie Gray: Does It Take Victorian Repression Too Far?

Critics have been divided about the latest British period drama to hit cinemas. Effie Gray is based on a notorious true scandal from the mid-19th century, and most reviews have commented that the buttoned-up approach...

Derek Jacobi Rushed To Hospital After Hotel Fall

Veteran thespian Derek Jacobi was rushed to a hospital in a speed boat after suffering a nasty fall during a holiday in the Maldives.The Gosford Park star was unable to walk when he ruptured tendons...

National Theatre In London Celebrates 50 Years With A Shining Cast And Star-studded Guest List

The National Theatre in London celebrated five decades of quality productions yesterday with the aid of some of the brightest and most experienced stars of UK theatre. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Derek Jacobi,...

Nicole Kidman Is Grace Kelly In 'Grace Of Monaco' [Trailer + Pictures]

Ladies and Gentlemen: welcome another runner in the race for decoration at the Oscars, Nicole Kidman in Grace of Monaco. The Australian actress leads the cast in this biopic surrounding the extravagance, revelry and mystery...

Daniel Day-lewis And Derek Jacobi Were In The Running For Hannibal Lecter

Daniel Day-Lewis and Sir Derek Jacobi both narrowly missed out on landing the role of Hannibal Lecter in Oscar-winning movie The Silence Of The Lambs.Gladiator star Jacobi has revealed he made it to the final...

Bbc Cancels Ben Elton's Sitcom 'The Wright Way'

The BBC has dropped Ben Elton's sitcom The Wright Way. The sitcom ended in May 2013 and the BBC announced yesterday (Wednesday 10th July) that it would not be renewing the comedy for a second...

Sir Ian Mckellen's New Tv Sitcom Panned By Vicious Critics

Sir Ian Mckellen and Sir Derek Jacobi's new sitcom about an elderly gay couple has been branded "lame" and "a let down" in scathing reviews by Tv critics.The veteran actors' new small-screen venture Vicious, about...

Sir Ian Mckellen's Sitcom 'Vicious' May Be Refreshing, But Is It Funny?

Sir Ian McKellen says his new ITV sitcom with theatre legend Sir Derek Jacobi will not be an "expose on gay life," and more of a traditional show such as The Golden Girls. Sir Ian...

The Hobbit Star Sir Ian Mckellan Has Been Battling Cancer But Old Age Is No Hurdle

By the gusto of his performances and larger than life energy in interviews, you'd never guess that star of the stage and screen, Sir Ian McKellan, had been battling prostate cancer for over 6 years....

Stars To Serve At London Restaurant For Charity

Emma Thompson, Sir Derek Jacobi and Imelda Staunton are among the stars who will take on the roles of waiters, bar staff and cloakroom attendants at a famous London restaurant to raise money for charity.Guests...

Derek Jacobi And Anne Reid Impress In Bbc Rom-com Last Tango In Halifax

Last night (November 20, 2012), Last Tango in Halifax debuted on BBC1. Set in Yorkshire, it’s a tale of love between two widows, who were formerly childhood sweethearts (played by Sir Derek Jacobi and Anne...

Sir Ian Mckellen Set For Gay Role In Vicious New Drama

Sir Ian McKellen is going to be teaming up with fellow stalwart actor Sir Derek Jacobi to play a bickering gay couple in a new sitcom going out on British network ITV. According to the...

Sir Ian Mckellen And Derek Jacobi In New Sitcom 'Vicious'

Sir Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, two of Britains best loved, and most talented actors are to be star in a brand new ITV sitcom about an old couple, living together in Covent Garden, called...

Ian Mckellen Heading To Tv In New Sitcom

Sir Ian Mckellen is heading to the small screen in a new Tv sitcom with his longtime friend Sir Derek Jacobi.The actors will team up to appear in new British comedy Vicious Old Queens as...

Sir Jacobi Will Never Retire

Veteran British thespian Sir Derek Jacobi has vowed he will never retire from acting, despite battling "gut-rotting" stage fright before every performance.The King's Speech star, who has appeared on stage, TV and film during his...

Sir Derek Jacobi To Appear In British Soap

Sir Derek Jacobi's dream of featuring on Coronation Street has finally come true - the veteran actor is to appear as an extra in the long-running British soap opera.The British thespian made a trip to...

Jacobi To Return To King Lear Tour After Losing His Voice

Veteran actor SIR DEREK JACOBI will resume his U.K. tour of KING LEAR in Belfast, Northern Ireland after he was forced to bow out of three sold-out performances in Wales over the weekend (25-27Feb11) due...

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...

Jacobi's King Lear Hit By Blackout

Veteran actor SIR DEREK JACOBI's performance in a London production of KING LEAR was cut short on Monday (03Jan11) when a power cut plunged the theatre into darkness.The sold-out Shakespeare play, starring Jacobi as the...

Gandalf Vs Dumbledore - Sir Ian Mckellen Discusses Disagreement With Richard Harris

Legendary thespian and film star, Sir Ian McKellen, came under fire from the late Richard Harris several years ago when he landed the role of the wise but mischievous Gandalf in 'The Lord of the...

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