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Sam Mendes Launches Fund To Support Theatre Workers

Sir Sam Mendes has launched a fund geared towards providing financial support to theatre workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.The fund has been established with a a £500,000 donation from Netflix, and is being aimed at...

Niki Caro To Direct Beautiful Ruins

Niki Caro is to direct 'Beautiful Ruins'.Variety report that the 'Mulan' filmmaker is to helm the romantic drama for Amblin Partners.Sam Mendes will serve as a producer on the film for his Neal Street Productions...

Mark Strong To Host Krakenory

Hollywood star Mark Strong is to become the latest celebrity host new weekly online reading series 'Krakenory'.The 56-year-old actor - whose filmography includes 'Shazam!', '1917', 'The Imitation Game' and the 'Kingsman' franchise - has teamed...

Sam Mendes Drops Out Of Disney's Live-action 'Pinocchio'; Could He Return To Bond?

Disney are making some big waves lately with the live-action revivals and adaptations of some of their most beloved classic tales. We've seen the likes of 'Cinderella', 'The Jungle Book' and 'Beauty and the Beast'...

Is $150 Million Enough To Get Daniel Craig To Return For Two More 'Bond' Movies?

While the rumour mill on who will be the next James Bond keeps on turning, fans will be happy to hear that all might not be lost with Daniel Craig. According to reports, the actor...

Sam Mendes Reportedly In Talks With Disney To Direct 'James And The Giant Peach'

After the recent movie adaptation of The BFG by Steven Spielberg, which was released in cinemas to huge acclaim but a slightly underwhelming commercial reaction, another big name director in the shape of Sam Mendes...

The Story Of How Daniel Craig's Favourite Gloves Nearly Ruined 'Skyfall'

Daniel Craig’s love for a new pair of gloves allegedly nearly cost Bond producers millions during the editing of Skyfall, as they presented a major continuity error. Film critic Charlie Lyne has shared a story...

Emilia Clarke Says She'd Like To Play Bond With Leonardo Dicaprio As Her 'Bond Boy'

Emilia Clarke is currently thrilling fans in the sixth season of ‘Game of Thrones’, but the 29-year-old actress also has her sights set on another franchise. Speaking to the Daily Star, Clarke revealed she’d like...

Bookies Suspend Betting On Next Bond As Tom Hiddleston Becomes Frontrunner

A bookmakers has suspended betting on who will be the next James Bond, after an influx of bets on ‘ The Night Manager’ star Tom Hiddleston between Friday and Saturday made him the 2-1 favourite....

Sam Mendes On Why He Agreed To Return To Direct 'Spectre'

With Spectre set to pull in a vast amount of revenue, possibly record-setting, at the UK box office this weekend, director Sam Mendes has spoken about what motivated him to return to direct another James...

Stars And Royals Turn Out For The World Premiere Of 'Spectre' In London [Photos]

The world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' was a Royal affair last night (October 26th 2015), as the red carpet played host to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Prince William...

"The Cockiest Email In The World" Landed Sam Smith The Chance To Sing 'Spectre' Theme

Sam Smith has revealed that all it took to land the chance to sing the new Bond theme was, "the cockiest email in the world". Sitting down with director Sam Mendes and producer Barbara Broccoli...

Andrew Scott Danced With Joy Over Spectre Role

The actor has joined the cast of the famed franchise as Max Denbigh, the head of the Centre for National Security, and he admits receiving the call to meet director Sam Mendes before...

Daniel Craig: I Loved Flirting With Moneypenny

Daniel Craig loved flirting with Miss Moneypenny in 'Spectre'.The 47-year-old star - who's reprised the role of the secret agent for the new Sam Mendes-directed movie - has revealed how much he relished his on-screen...

Daniel Craig Would 'Rather Slash Wrists' Than Do Another James Bond Movie

Daniel Craig has joked he would ''rather slash his wrists'' than do another James Bond movie. The 'SPECTRE' star, 47, has portrayed the legendary MI6 agent for nearly a decade and has admitted he now...

Daniel Craig: Kanye West Should Play James Bond

Daniel Craig thinks Kanye West should play James Bond.The 'SPECTRE' star has already tipped a woman or a black actor to take on the role of the suave super spy, and after hearing Kanye's name...

Daniel Adegboyega: Spectre Needs To Be Better Than Skyfall

Daniel Adegboyega believes 'SPECTRE' ''has to do better'' than 'Skyfall'.The actor starred as one of villain Silva's mercenary in the 2012 movie but insists the next film has to top it because the Bond franchise...

Watch The Video For Sam Smith's 'Spectre' Theme 'Writing's On The Wall'

The video for Sam Smith’s Spectre theme, ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ has finally dropped, giving 007 fans a look at some more footage from the upcoming film. Released to coincide with Global James Bond Day...

Daniel Craig And Sam Mendes' Easy Communication

Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes can read each other's minds.Having made three films together, including two James Bond movies, the friends revealed they have learned how to finish off each other's thoughts without uttering a...

Kate Winslet Keeps Oscar In Bathroom

Kate Winslet keeps her Oscar award in the bathroom. The 39-year-old actress scooped the trophy for her lead role in 'The Reader' in 2009 and, rather than lock it away in a glass cupboard, she...

Kate Winslet Is 'Proud' Of Private Divorces

Kate Winslet is ''proud'' that ''no one really knows'' why her first and second marriages ended.The 'Divergent' actress, who divorced Jim Threapleton in 2001 after three years of marriage and Sam Mendes in 2010 after...

Naomie Harris: You Can Be A Bond Girl And A Feminist

Naomie Harris thinks you can play a Bond girl and still be a feminist.The 38-year-old actress will reprise her role as Eve Moneypenny in the forthcoming 007 blockbuster 'SPECTRE', and despite the sexism that has...

Lea Seydoux: Spectre Is Political

Lea Seydoux thinks 'Spectre' has ''political'' undertones.The 30-year-old actress - who's been cast in the role of Dr Madeleine Swann in the new Sam Mendes-directed movie - has revealed he on-screen character is the product...

Monica Bellucci Admits Daniel Craig Is 'Sexy'

Monica Bellucci enjoyed kissing Daniel Craig because he's a ''sexy man''.The 50-year-old actress has been cast opposite the Brit in the new James Bond movie 'Spectre' and although she admitted on-screen kisses can be awkward,...

Rebecca Hall Married

Rebecca Hall has got married.The 'Iron Man 3' actress tied the knot with actor Morgan Spector in Saugerties, New York, on Saturday (26.09.15). According to UsMagazine.com, the couple celebrated with stars including David Blaine...

Sam Smith's Bond Song Nerves

Sam Smith is ''s****ing'' himself over the release of his Bond song.The Grammy and BRIT Award winner will unveil his eagerly anticipated anthem 'The Writing's on the Wall' today (25.09.15) - which will serve as...

Daniel Craig Argued With Sam Mendes On Spectre Shoot

The actor has reprised his role as the superspy for a fourth time, marking his second 007 collaboration with Mendes after 2012's Skyfall, and he admits the pair clashed numerous times on-set over...

Noel Gallagher Wants To Write Bond Theme

Noel Gallagher wants to record the James Bond theme.The former Oasis star admitted he would jump at the chance to write and perform the title song to a movie in the spy franchise but doesn't...

Sam Smith Wanted Timeless Bond Song

Sam Smith wants to make songs that are ''timeless''.The 'Stay With Me' hitmaker - who was confirmed as the singer for the 'SPECTRE' theme song - thinks he gave the song entitled 'Writing's On The...

Sam Smith Wrote Bond Theme In 20 Minutes

Sam Smith wrote the new James Bond theme in just 20 minutes. The 23-year-old singer was thrilled to be asked to write the official song for 'SPECTRE', the latest movie in the 007 franchise, and...

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