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Alternate Oscars: Paul Thomas Anderson Wins! Leonardo Di Caprio Wins! Daniel Craig Wins!

Imagine for a minute an alternate Academy Awards. An Oscars ceremony that decided against rewarding biopics, inaccurate thrillers and lightweight sort-of-indie flicks mainly directed by David O'Russell. This Sunday (February 24, 2013), a rather predictable...

Dame Maggie Smith: 'I Don't Watch Downton Abbey'

Dame Maggie Smith has never watched 'Downton Abbey'.Although the 78-year-old actress stars as the formidable Dowager Countess Violet Crawley on the show, she admitted she has never tuned in to watch her performance onscreen.Speaking on...

Dustin Hoffmans' Directorial Debut, 'Quartet', How Did He Do?

Double Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman has, at the age of 75, finally switched to directing. While many were surprised it had taken him so long, others were distinctly apprehensive about what Hoffman may offer. As...

Enigmatic Maggie Smith Stays Away From The Golden Globes (Still Wins)

British screen icon Dame Maggie Smith did not attend the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills on Sunday (January 13, 2013) though fended off stiff competition to win Best Supporting Actress in a TV drama. Dame...

A Year Of Surprises? Golden Globes Have No Clear Winner

This year's Golden Globes ceremony takes place tonight (Jan 13), and its categories - much like the categories in most of this years awards - look wide open.At the Golden Globes in particular, it looks...

Tina Fey And Amy Poehler's Golden Globes Drinking Game 2013!

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Golden Globes on Sunday (January 13, 2013) and will no doubt bring a touch of Saturday Night Live to one of Hollywood's glitziest evenings. The close friends decided...

Dame Maggie Smith's Son Changed Name To Lose Family Connection

Dame Maggie Smith's son changed his name when he became an actor because he didn't want to trade on his family connections.Chris Larkin, who was born Christopher Stephens, admits he wanted to distance himself from...

Quartet Is A 'Labrador' Of A Film: Average Reviews For Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut

Very little of the criticism levied at Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, Quartet, are serious. Largely because it's not a particularly serious film. The whole thing is lighthearted fun, behaving like a bit of a playground...

Downton Abbey Season Three: Move Over Maggie, Shirley's Back In Town

Season three of Downton Abbey premieres on PBS this Sunday (January 6, 2013), with the arrival of silver-screen icon Shirley MacLaine. The Oscar and Golden Globe winning actress plays Martha Levinson in the best-loved period...

Christmas Television Recap - Watch The Best British Programmes And Films Again!

2012 was another brilliant year when it came to Christmas on the box. As well as some seminal family movies, both old and new, December's festive comedy, sci-fi and drama TV brought us much cheer...

Season 3 Of Downton Abbey Due In USA – But Has Twitter Spoiled It?

Season 3 of Downton Abbey is about to hit PBS in the USA on Sunday and so far, Michelle Obama has managed to keep her sneak-peek at the new series under her hat but the...

Downton Abbey's Cast Enjoys Golden Globe Nominations

It's not all that rare to find a British television show nominated at the Golden Globes, both The Tudors and Cranford enjoyed their days in the sun in 2008 and 2009, but Americans really do...

That Oscars Buzz Just Got Louder – Lincoln Leads Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations

In the run-up to the Oscars, the movie industry pays special attention to the smaller awards nominations, for indicators as to what to expect at the big event. So far, it’s looking good for Lincoln,...

Downton Abbey Series 3 Finale Pulls In Record Viewing Figures

ITV's flagship period Drama, Dowton Abbey, aired it's season finale last night, and was viewed by a massive 10.7m people, making it easily the highest rated drama of the year, reports The Daily Mail.Sunday night...

Broken Leads British Independent Film Awards Nominations

'Broken' leads the nominations for the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA). The drama movie is up for nine accolades including Best Film, Best Actor for Tim Roth, Best Supporting Actor for Cillian Murphy and Rory...

Stand Up To Cancer, Shoot Your Wife For Cancer, Give Money To Cancer

Shoot your wife for cancer? It may seem a bit extreme, but Dawn Porter and her husband Chris O'Dowd from the IT Crowd, are making the ultimate sacrifice in the name of a good cause....

Julian Fellowes To Pen ‘Downton Abbey’ Prequel?

Julian Fellowes wishes to write a prequel on the main characters in his hit ITV1 show ‘Downton Abbey’ after the last series is aired. The Oscar winning screenwriter, who also wrote the recent ‘Titanic’...

Brits Abroad: Damian Lewis And Maggie Smith Win Big At Emmy Awards 2012

British actor Damian Lewis and screen veteran Maggie Smith were among the winners at the Emmy Awards 2012 in Los Angeles on Sunday evening (September 23, 2012). Lewis – who plays an American soldier in...

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...

Downton Producer: 'Dame Maggie Smith Is Difficult To Work With'

Actress Dame Maggie Smith can be "a handful" on the set of hit British TV series Downton Abbey and is "very difficult" to work with, according to a producer on the period drama.The veteran star...

Judi Dench Reveals She Is Battling Blindness But Is Not Retiring

Judi Dench has revealed that she is going blind and yet refuses to retire. 'James Bond' star Judi Dench is suffering from macular degeneration, a condition which can lead to blindness.The 77-year-old actress now has...

Downton Abbey On Pair With Kim Kardashian In Tv Ratings

Downton Abbey has triumphed over some of the biggest home-grown shows in the USA, according to Reuters, today (February 8, 2012). The first show of the second series of Downton Abbey attracted around 4.2 million...

Downtown Abbey Labelled Historically Inaccurate By Historian Schama

The Golden Globe-winning TV series Downton Abbey has been criticised by the renowned TV historian Simon Schama for its historical inaccuracy. In an article that Schama has written for the New Statesman magazine, he described...

Smith Struggled With Shingles During Cancer Battle

British actress DAME MAGGIE SMITH battled double health woes on the set of the final HARRY POTTER film - as well as fighting cancer she was also struck down with agonising viral infection shingles.The Oscar...

Michael Caine: 'Batman 3 Films In April'

Sir Michael Caine has confirmed 'Batman 3' will begin filming in 2011. The British actor - who has played butler Alfred in the last two Batman instalments of the superhero franchise - revealed plans for...

Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut

Dustin Hoffman is to direct a film. The 72-year-old actor is in the final stages of negotiations to helm 'Quartet', a movie about a retirement home for opera singers in the Home Counties of England....

Smith Struggled With Cancer Diagnosis

DAME MAGGIE SMITH found it hard to believe her cancer diagnosis because she had previously received the all-clear over a suspicious lump.The Harry Potter star underwent chemotherapy for breast cancer in a London hospital last...

Dame Maggie: 'I'm Typecast As An Old Bag'

Veteran actress DAME MAGGIE SMITH hates the way she is typecast because of her age, as she only gets offered parts playing "old bags". The 72-year-old HARRY POTTER star claims she doesn't receive film scripts...

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