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Kylie Minogue wants to be a Bond girl

March 21st, 2014 5:20am EDT
Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue wants to be a Bond girl.
The 45-year-old singer would love to appear as Daniel Craig's love interest in a future installment of the James Bond film series, although she knows she would have to do it soon as she's not getting any younger.
She said: "I would be the oldest bond girl but of course it would be amazing."
The 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' hitmaker would follow in the footsteps of actresses including Halle Berry, Naomie Harris and Gemma Arterton if she locked lips with the famous spy character, and claims she would love to do more acting.
She added to the Daily Star ...

Nelson Mandela's daughters insisted film premiere should go on after father's death

January 9th, 2014 3:20am EST
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela's daughters insisted the royal premiere of their father's biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom should continue after learning the human rights icon had died.

Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge were watching the movie with stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris and members of Mandela's family in London in early December (13) when news of Mandela's passing broke.

Harris, who plays Mandela's former wife Winnie in the film, recalls, "We're watching the movie and half way through I get a tap and someone says, 'Come outside'.

"Idris and I and the producers, we all ...

Harvey Weinstein receives unplanned award at Capri, Hollywood Film Festival

December 31st, 2013 3:10am EST
Harvey Weinstein
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein became an unexpected honouree at the 18th Capri, Hollywood Film Festival as he received a surprise award at the event.

Weinstein attended the premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which he executive produced, at the festival in Capri, Italy and was stunned to hear his name called to receive an unscheduled award at the subsequent prizegiving ceremony.

Festival founder Pascal Vicedomini dubbed the superproducer "Mr. Oscar," and welcomed Weinstein on stage to accept the prize.

Weinstein, who was stunned to be put on the spot, joked, "What Pascal doesn't rea...

Naomie Harris: Mandela role took me to dark places

December 6th, 2013 10:20am EST
Naomie Harris
Naomie Harris says playing Nelson Mandela's wife Winnie in 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' took her to "some really dark places".
The 37-year-old actress was emotionally affected by some of the scenes in the new biopic about the late South African leader - who passed away yesterday (12.05.13) - and particularly found it tough to portray Winnie being dragged away from her daughters, Zenani and Zindzi, in 1969 and detained at Pretoria Central Prison.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the UK royal premiere of the movie in London's Leicester Square yesterday, she said: "I think for me the most chall...

Kate Middleton, Naomie Harris Attend Mandela Movie Premiere, Learn Of Icon's Death At Screening

December 6th, 2013 10:00am EST
Kate Middleton & Prince William
Kate Middleton and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, attended the Royal Film Performance of "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" premiere in London on Thurseday.

The prince paid his respects to Mandela after learning of the civil rights icon's death after the screening. He said, "We are just reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man Nelson Mandela was, and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family right now."

The film is based on Mandela's biography and focuses on his early life, coming of age, education and the 27 years he spent in prison before becoming president of South A...

Stars pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

December 5th, 2013 6:20pm EST
Idris Elba
Stars have rushed to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela after he passed away today (05.12.13).
The South African activist and former President died aged 95 at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa, surrounded by his family.
Mandela was for millions a symbol of hope and freedom for his battle to overcome apartheid in South Africa and win equal rights for black people, which saw him jailed between 1962 and 1990.
Just hours before his passing a Royal Premiere was held in London for the film 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', based on Mandela's 1994 autobiography, starring Idris Elba as the politic...

Idris Elba tried to capture Mandela's aura

December 5th, 2013 5:20pm EST
Idris Elba
Idris Elba tried to capture Nelson Mandela's "aura" when filming 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'.
The star thoroughly researched his role as the South African civil rights activist and former president - who was imprisoned between 1962 and 1990 for his beliefs - and says his acting was helped by understanding the gravitas he is held in.
Speaking at the UK Royal Premiere of the movie, tonight (05.12.13), he told BANG Showbiz: "I was more of a journalist than an actor when I first got the role [as Mandela]. I didn't know as much as I'd like to about him, there is so much to learn.

Naomie Harris, Gillian Anderson Sizzle At Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards

November 6th, 2013 5:00pm EST
Naomie Harris
It was a star studded evening at the Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards in London on Tuesday. Naomie Harris ("Skyfall," "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom") looked sultry in a sexy red and black dress with a peek-a-boo decolletage.

She won the award for "British Actress" at the event.

Gillian Anderson won the "Television Icon" award, while Australian Cate Blanchett received the "International Actress" accolade.

Mick Jagger's designer girlfriend L'Wren Scott who claimed the Tastemaker Award, while Colin Firth's wife Livia, picked up the "Green Award" for her environmental efforts in the...

Chelsea Handler mocks Reese Witherspoon's drunken arrest

October 22nd, 2013 12:20pm EDT
Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler mocked Reese Witherspoon's drunken arrest last night (10.21.13).
The chat show host took the opportunity to tease her good friend as she presented the 'Legally Blonde' actress with an award at the ELLE Women In Hollywood 2013 ceremony, joking about her infamous disorderly conduct arrest video.
The footage, which leaked online in April, saw Reese verbally insult a policeman who arrested her husband Jim Toth on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Chelsea said: "Personally, as a true friend, my favorite project of hers was an overlooked short fil...

Reese Witherspoon, Naya Rivera & More Standouts At The ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards

October 22nd, 2013 11:00am EDT
Naya Rivera
It was ladies night at the ELLE 20th annual Women in Hollywood celebration in Los Angeles at the Four Seasons Hotel on Monday.

The magazine held the soiree to honor stars including Reese Witherspoon, Melissa McCarthy, Marion Cotillard, Naomie Harris, Shailene Woodley, and director Nancy Meyers.

The stars paid tribute to each other during the event. Chelsea Handler recalled how Witherspoon helped her land a movie role, while McCarthy said one of her inspirations was Kathy Bates.

"Glee" star Naya Rivera was one of the fashion standouts in a white jumpsuit with mesh sleeves and a plunging n...

Melissa McCarthy's ELLE Magazine Cover -- What's The Big Deal?

October 18th, 2013 6:04pm EDT
Melissa McCarthy
Call us clairvoyant, but last week when we first saw the six new covers of November's issue of ELLE magazine -- the 'Women In Hollywood' issue -- we had a hunch that people would soon be freaking out over Melissa McCarthy's cover.

The new issue features six different covers, including Reese Witherspoon in a little black cocktail dress; up-and-comer Shailene Woodley showing some leg in a swimsuit; Naomie Harris in a long, midriff-baring black dress; a close-up of Penelope Cruz's beautiful face; Marion Cotillard in a sports bra... and Melissa McCarthy with wind-swept hair in a heavy coat.


Idris Elba and Naomie Harris to receive Breakthrough in Film Award

September 4th, 2013 8:31pm EDT
Naomie Harris
Actors Idris Elba and Naomie Harris are set to receive The Hollywood Reporter's inaugural Breakthrough in Film Awards at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Elba and Harris, who portray Nelson and Winnie Mandela in new film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, will be feted at the Thompson Hotel on Sunday (08Sep13).

Janice Min, editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter, says, "The Hollywood Reporter Breakthrough in Film Awards highlights the incredible work of emerging talent. We are thrilled to recognise Idris Elba and Naomie Harris for their roles in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedo...

Fan Bingbing braves downpour to receive award at Cannes

May 19th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Fan Bingbing
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing was the toast of the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (18May13) as she was named The Hollywood Reporter's International Artist of the Year.

The star of X-Men: Days of Future Past didn't let a downpour keep her from attending a special cocktail party thrown in her honour during the French coastal town's annual festival.

Bingbing mingled with stars including actress Paz Vega and Bond girl Naomie Harris before accepting the prestigious prize, which recognises an up-and-coming "global celebrity whose work has the power to affect entertainment around the world".


New 'Skyfall' Trailer Features James Bond Back From The Dead

August 1st, 2012 8:20am EDT
The second trailer for James Bond film "Skyfall" has arrived. It shows 007 (Daniel Craig) getting shot and apparentely killed in a mission gone wrong. Naturally, he doesn't actually die. Instead he fakes his death, similar to Sean Connery's 007 in "You Only Live Twice."

Craig's Bond re-enters the spy game when a villain attacks British agency MI6 in an attempt to get at M, Bond's boss played by Judi Dench.

The latest 007 trailer features some new faces, including Ralph Fiennes as M's eventual replacement, Ben Whishaw, a young gadget savy master Q. There's also villain Silva, played by a b...

Bond Girl Naomie Harris Underwent Gun Training For 'Skyfall' Role

March 30th, 2012 11:33am EDT
Naomie Harris
Actress Naomie Harris has spent two months in gun training for her role as a tough new Bond girl.

Harris spent weeks on a shooting range learning to fire guns to play special agent Eve in new movie Skyfall, in which Daniel Craig reprises his role as 007.

In a new video diary showcasing her progress, Harris can be seen working with experts as she gets to grips with a variety of weapons.

She says, "Eve is a field agent. She's very capable. She kind of sees herself as Bond's equal. She's not, but that's how she sees herself. I've been training for two months now. I've mainly been doing g...

Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley & Helena Bonham Carter Make Top British Female Power Players List

March 8th, 2012 11:06pm EST
Kate Winslet
Actresses Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Helena Bonham Carter and Tilda Swinton have been named among Britain's top 50 female power players in a new list compiled to mark International Women's Day.

Officials from the U.K.'s Women in Film and TV organization have created a countdown of the country's biggest and brightest talents to celebrate the ladies who have made an impact on the entertainment industry.

Other celebrities to make the cut include actresses Maggie Smith, Carey Mulligan, Naomie Harris and Miranda Hart, while The Iron Lady director Phyllida Lloyd, Wuthering Heights filmmaker...

New Bond Girl Berenice Marlohe Looks Red Hot At 'Skyfall' Photocall

November 3rd, 2011 10:30am EDT
Berenice Marlohe
Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, and Berenice Marlohe attended the photocall for "Skyfall," the 23rd James Bond movie, in London today. The film's official title was released at the event.

Berenice is a French actress who has starred primarily on TV shows in her native country.

Film execs recently scrapped plans to shoot a high-action train sequence in India. They chose to film the scenes in South Africa after negotiations fell through.

"Skyfall" also stars Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, and Albert Finney. The film is set for release in November 2013.


Ashley Greene: 'I Would Love To Be A Bond Girl'

October 7th, 2011 8:26am EDT
Ashley Greene
Actress Ashley Greene is desperate to be a Bond girl.

The actress, who plays vampire Alice Cullen in the Twilight franchise, wants a role opposite Daniel Craig's superspy in a 007 film.

She says, "I would love to be a Bond girl. I love action films because I have kind of dabbled in that a little bit now with Twilight, and the characters are always really strong but have a little twist to them. They are just such cool characters to play."

However, she might have to wait a while - British actress Naomie Harris will reportedly play the coveted lead female role in the upcoming 23rd Bond f...

Naomie Harris Is Moneypenny In Upcoming 'Bond' Movie

July 8th, 2011 10:45am EDT
She's fought zombies in "28 Days Later" and pirates in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," but Naomie Harris' latest role pits her against her greatest opponent yet: seduction.

The 34-year-old actress has been cast as M's assistant, Moneypenny, the object of Bond's flirtatious advances, in Sam Mendes' upcoming "Bond 23" (via IndieWire).

The iconic character, which has appeared in 20 previous Bond films and two TV specials, has been played in the past by actresses Lois Maxwell, Caroline Bliss, Samantha Bond, Barbara Bouchet, and Pamela Salem.

While Moneypenny has not appeared i...

Naomie Harris to Play James Bond's New Sexy Sidekick?

June 9th, 2011 1:58pm EDT
Naomie Harris
In 2012, James Bond will return to the big screen with a new adventure and a new Bond girl. Daniel Craig has had his fair share of leading ladies such as Eva Green and Gemma Arterton, and now we can add Naomie Harris to the list. The British actress has been offered a role in the highly anticipated 23rd Bond movie.

Eon Productions is the home of the James Bond franchise and one of their spokespeople recently confirmed that Naomie Harris is in contention for a role in the latest sequel. A source close to the actress has taken the story a step further by claiming she’s already been offered...

Check Out 'Ninja Assassin' On Blu-ray, DVD & Download March 16

March 12th, 2010 7:35am EST
Ninja Assassin
"Ninja Assassin" is an action-packed tale of a skilled assassin who was trained by a mythical secret society, and patiently awaits the day he will avenge the death of his best friend.

Swept off the streets as a young boy, Raizo (Korean pop star Rain) is transformed into an unstoppable killing machine by a secret society known as the Ozunu Clan. The Ozunu Clan is so proficient at keeping their existence a secret that most people think they are only a myth, but the moment Ozuno assassins kill Raizo's friend, their days in the shadows are numbered. In the aftermath of that killing, Raizo man...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Old Dogs,' 'The Road' & More

November 23rd, 2009 9:45am EST
Ninja Assassin
In a change of pace, I have already seen one of the week's upcoming movies ahead of time: "Ninja Assassin." As per my expectations, the film places a lesser emphasis on plot and a higher one on intense action sequences.

While the plot isn't horrendous, many of its aspects are not as well developed as they should have been. The quality of the action starts to make up this, but it's not enough to save the film.

"Ninja Assassin" is a mediocre movie at best. My opinion is that it's not worth wasting your money on seeing in the theater. If you really want to see it, I'd recommend waiti...

Naomie Harris Defends Skinny Starlets

August 14th, 2007 10:19am EDT
Naomie Harris
British actress Naomie Harris has leaped to the defense of her fellow slender stars such as Keira Knightley, insisting their naturally skinny frames are to blame for bogus eating disorder reports.

Harris, who starred alongside Knightley in Pirates Of The Caribbean, says she is often accused of having problems with her weight because people misinterpret her shape.

She says, "Thin women also have an awful time of it. I often have women come up to me and saying, 'You really should put on weight. Are you OK?' It's rude. You feel ostracized. You wouldn't say that to a fat person, but ...

Naomie Harris Was Offered Her 'Pirates' Role On The Spot

May 21st, 2007 1:16pm EDT
Naomie Harris
British actress Naomie Harris impressed movie bosses at her audition for Pirates Of The Caribbean so much, they offered her a role on the spot. The star, who plays Jamaican voodoo princess Tia Dalma in the second and third installments of the swashbuckling series, was an outsider for the part until she met film bosses.

She says, "I didn't know it when I went for the first audition, but the director didn't want me - he wanted an older actress. When I walked in, he said in this rather bored way, 'OK, lets get going - you may have to do this three or four times.' And so I read it once an...

Naomie Harris Nursed By Orlando Bloom

May 8th, 2007 12:37pm EDT
Naomie Harris
Pirates Of The Caribbean actress Naomie Harris has lavished praise on her hunky co-star Orlando Bloom for taking time out of filming to nurse her through a cold. Harris, who has a supporting role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, admits she was star struck on her first day on set, and her dry throat was exacerbated by a bad cold too.

However, thoughtful Bloom instantly put her at ease and even offered a quick remedy for her illness.

Harris tells the New York Daily News, "I caught a cold on the plane over to start filming for my first day. Everyone was there: Geoffrey ...

Opens July 28: Miami Vice

July 26th, 2006 12:49pm EDT

Writer and director Michael Mann updates the groundbreaking television crime series he created in the 1980s with this stylish thriller.

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Cast and Crew:

Colin Farrell - (Sonny Crockett)

Jamie Foxx - (Ricardo Tubbs)

Gong Li - (Isabella)

Pasha D. Lychnikoff

Naomie Harris - (Trudy)

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'Miami Vice' Actress Refused To Do Nude Scene

July 24th, 2006 8:56am EDT
Naomi Harris
Naomie Harris turned down the chance to get naked for a shower scene with Jamie Foxx in Miami Vice because she didn't feel it required her to strip. Instead the actress insisted director Michael Mann hired a body double to shoot the steamy shower scene with Oscar-winner Foxx, who didn't have the same nudity concerns.

She says, "When I arrived to do the scene, he (Foxx) was amazing at calming me down... He was there, buck-naked, and he had tied his nether regions in a little sack with a bow tied around it. But you're seeing a body double in the shower scene... I don't think that's part...

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