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Roma Downey On 'Son Of God': 'We Had Something Very Special'

June 4th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
Roma Downey On 'Son Of God': 'We Had Something Very Special'
As we prepare to celebrate Father's Day, Fox Home Entertainment has released Son of God, the feature film telling the story of Jesus which was adapted from the hit miniseries The Bible. Last week, BFTV spoke with Son of God producer and star Roma Downey to discuss the transition from miniseries to film, working professionally with her husband Mark Burnett, and how they are building on their success with future inspirational projects.

How was Son of God pulled together from the epic ten hours of The Bible? "It began while we were filming the Bible series," Roma - who stars in the movie as M...
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20 Extremely Religious Celebrities

March 30th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
20 Extremely Religious Celebrities
Candace Cameron Bure of "Full House" fame and her brother Kirk Cameron ("Growing Pains") are very religious. As Kirk became an outspoken Christian evangelist and actor, Cameron also became more public with her faith in the late 1990s, writing for Christian websites, speaking at churches, and endorsing Christian organizations, businesses and charities.

And the actress says her belief in Christianity helped her battle bulimia.

She told Yahoo! in December 2013, "I turned to food for comfort and had to find a different source, 'cause clearly it wasn't a healthy way to deal with things. So tha...
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'Son Of God' Is The First Of Many Bible-Based Films In 2014

February 28th, 2014 7:53pm EST
Son of God
Actress Roma Downey and her producer husband Mark Burnett have taken the success of their 2013 History Channel miniseries "The Bible" and spun off a feature film focusing on the life of Jesus Christ with Son of God, which opens in theaters today.

The couple produced the film, which stars Diogo Morgado reprising the role of Jesus from the miniseries, and are expecting it to reach millions of viewers just like their miniseries, which over 100 million people watched.

"I feel that each step of the way, we've just heard a whisper in our hearts," Downey told Carole Mikita of Utah's KSL.com.

"F...
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Sequel To Mark Burnett's Hit Miniseries 'The Bible' Heading To NBC

July 2nd, 2013 2:12pm EDT
The Bible
Mark Burnett's hugely successful History Channel epic miniseries The Bible is getting a sequel.

NBC confirmed on Monday that the TV producer has signed a deal to bring "A.D.: Beyond The Bible" to the network after outbidding the History Channel for the rights to the planned sequel.

The series will take place following the death of Jesus Christ and chronicle the beginnings of Christianity.

"I followed the development process of The Bible closely with Mark and knew that the story was far from over after Christ's crucifixion," said Bob Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment.

"In fact, w...
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History Channel's 'The Bible' Producers Call Satan's Resemblance To Barack Obama 'Utter Nonsense'

March 18th, 2013 10:27pm EDT
Mohamen Mehdi Ouazzani as Satan
The History Channel's 10-hour miniseries The Bible came under fire Monday morning because Moroccan actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni, who was introduced as Satan in the series' third episode Sunday night, happens to look a little bit like U.S. President Barack Obama.

The internet buzzed over the resemblance of the Devil and the President after conservative pundit Glenn Beck tweeted, "Anyone else think the Devil in #TheBible Sunday on HIstory Channel looks exactly like That Guy?" ("That Guy" being Obama -- Beck has vowed not to say his name in 2013.)

But now the History Channel and the hit seri...
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Roma Downey Stars In Epic Mini-Series 'The Bible'

February 19th, 2013 9:29am EST
The Bible
Roma Downey and her reality TV executive husband Mark Burnett worked together to bring the greatest story ever told to the small screen.
 
"The Apprentice" and "Survivor" mastermind is the producer of the upcoming 10-hour "The Bible." Downey will play Jesus' mother Mary in the mini-series, and Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado will portray Jesus Christ.
 
Burnett is aware he might not be the person that people think of when it comes to epic religious TV projects, but he understands the importance of dramas like "The Bible."
 
He says, "I am certain that if you took Survivor, The Voice, Shark T...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 6

May 6th, 2007 3:00am EDT
George Clooney
Happy Birthday to Slovenian model Melania Knauss (1970), late "National Lampoon's European Vacation" actress Dana Hill (1964; d. 1996), "Good Night, And Good Luck" star George Clooney (1961), "Touched By An Angel" star Roma Downey (1960), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair (1953), "Babylon 5" actor Michael O'Hare (1952), singer Mary MacGregor (1948), rock and roll singer Bob Seger (1945), country singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore (1945), storied boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (1937), baseball legend Willie Mays (1931), film legend Orson Welles (1915; d. 1985), Italian actor Rudolph Va...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 6

May 6th, 2006 3:00am EDT
George Clooney
Happy Birthday to Slovenian model Melania Knauss (1970), late "National Lampoon's European Vacation" actress Dana Hill (1964; d. 1996), "Good Night, And Good Luck" star George Clooney (1961), "Touched By An Angel" star Roma Downey (1960), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair (1953), "Babylon 5" actor Michael O'Hare (1952), singer Mary MacGregor (1948), rock and roll singer Bob Seger (1945), country singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore (1945), storied boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (1937), baseball legend Willie Mays (1931), film legend Orson Welles (1915; d. 1985), Italian actor Rudolph Va...
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