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Michelle Williams relaxes with musicals

April 1st, 2014 6:20am EDT
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Michelle Williams finds singing and dancing "like meditation".
The 33-year-old actress found filming a musical number for 'My Week with Marilyn' stopped her worrying about her performance and she was delighted to be asked to play Sally Bowles in a Broadway revival of 'Cabaret' as she knew she'd be able to experience the same freedom again.
She said: "Singing and dancing take you out of your head--you're too busy doing too many other things to be thinking, How am I doing? You're just doing. It's like meditation.
"When 'Cabaret' came along, with these gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous songs -- th...
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Steve Coogan loves imitating James Bond

October 16th, 2013 9:20pm EDT
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Steve Coogan still enjoys impersonating James Bond.
The 'Philomena' actor, who spoofed 007 in his 2011 movie 'The Trip,' provided some light entertainment for his co-stars, including Dame Judi Dench, on the set of the new drama by imitating the suave secret agent between scenes.
Speaking at a special screening of the film at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square for the 57th annual BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday night (10.16.13), the 48-year-old comedian exclusively told BANG Showbiz that he made sure there were plenty of funny moments on the set.
He said: "I just did a lot of imperso...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Coriolanus'

May 31st, 2012 11:00am EDT
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Shakespeare meets modern day warfare? Actor turned director Ralph Fiennes takes on the Shakespeare classic "Coriolanus," now available on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. The battle of the bard begins below!

Title: "Coriolanus"

Grade: 2

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox

Director: Ralph Fiennes

Rating: R

Runtime: 124 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay/The Weinstein Company

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: Ralph Fiennes movie adaptation of Shakespeare’s play sports a stellar cast, high body count and some stylish vi...
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Check Out 'Coriolanus' On Blu-ray & DVD May 29

May 27th, 2012 6:44am EDT
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Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut, "Coriolanus," scripted by John Logan, updates one of William Shakespeare's more difficult plays without sacrificing the Bard's original dialogue.

Set in modern times, the movie stars Fiennes as the title character, a fierce General able to fight Rome's most dreaded enemies as well as quell civil unrest from a lack of food. When politicians convince Coriolanus to become a political leader, his natural fierceness and lack of political instincts lead to him being disgraced by other politicians and eventually forced to leave Rome after being branded a ...
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'Camelot' Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary With Blu-Ray Debut On April 24

April 20th, 2012 6:50am EDT
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Joshua Logan directs "Camelot," the lavish version of the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe Broadway success with Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, and Franco Nero in the lead roles originally portrayed on Broadway by Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, and Robert Goulet.

The musical, based on T.H. White's "The Once and Future King," chronicles the legend of King Arthur (Harris) and his tortured love affair with his queen Guenevere (Redgrave). Arthur first encounters Guenevere, on the day of their wedding, in the enchanted forest surrounding Camelot. After the wedding, Arthur's bliss at his ...
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Martin Scorsese To Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship Award

January 4th, 2012 10:54am EST
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Director Martin Scorsese will be honored with the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Academy Fellowship at the annual prize giving next month.

The Taxi Driver and Raging Bull legend will be presented with the Academy's highest accolade in recognition of his contribution to the film industry - and the 69 year old is thrilled with the award.

He says, "It is a great honor to be recognized by the British Academy and to join the ranks of such an esteemed group of industry colleagues and friends."

BAFTA boss Tim Corrie adds, "Martin Scorsese is a legend in his l...
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'Tyrannosaur' Wins Big at British Independent Film Awards

December 5th, 2011 1:03pm EST
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Last night at the British Independent Film Awards in London, actor/ director Paddy Considine's feature, "Tyrannosaur," lived up to its name, taking home several trophies, including the top prize for Best Film.

The brutal drama, which tells the story of a widower trying to conquer his crippling anger, also nabbed Best Debut Director (Paddy Considine) and Best Actress (Olivia Colman). Not too shabby for Considine's first time behind the lens.

Other standout winners included "Senna," for Best Documentary, Lynne Ramsay, for Best Director ("We Need to Talk About Kevin"), Richard Ayoade for Be...
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Two Jews' Review 'Anonymous' And Battle Over This Political Thriller (Video)

October 25th, 2011 11:00am EDT
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Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin-Schwartz: Yes 'Anonymous' is a political thriller, but it's one that is set in the past, 400 years ago to be precise.

The film, directed by Roland Emmerich and written by John Orloff (took him 15 drafts to get it right) supports the premise that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, (Rhys Ifans)a prominent aristocrat, was the real author of the works attributed to William Shakespeare. Sounds dull? Believe me, it's anything but.

Whether you agree with the premise or not, 'Anonymous' is an exciting, sexy, suspenseful, exquisitely acted and intriguing fi...
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Vanessa Redgrave Has Pneumonia Scare

September 11th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
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Veteran actress Vanessa Redgrave was recently under doctors' orders to rest amid fears she was suffering pneumonia.

The star is preparing to bring her Broadway production of Driving Miss Daisy to London's West End later this month, but she has been forced to slow down rehearsals for the sake of her health.

But despite suffering a hacking cough, Redgrave is refusing to give up her favourite vice - cigarettes.

In an interview with Britain's The Guardian newspaper during which she lights up, the actress reveals, "Oh, write about it (the smoking) if you want. But it sets a bad example, and ...
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Labor Dispute Over Tony Awards Settled

June 11th, 2011 12:30pm EDT
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The 2011 Tony Awards will go ahead in New York without the threat of picketing after show producers and members of a stagehands' union settled a labor dispute on Friday.

Nominated stars including Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Ellen Barkin and Edie Falco are all expected to walk the red carpet at Sunday's glitzy event at The Beacon Theatre, while performers include Daniel Radcliffe and U2 rockers Bono and The Edge with the Spider-Man musical cast.

Representatives for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees had vowed to stage a noisy protest outside the venue to demonstrate ...
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Christopher Lee Expects Tears At His BAFTA Honor

February 13th, 2011 10:51am EST
Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee will have tissues on hand when he receives a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Academy Fellowship on Sunday, insisting there will be "tears on the night."

The Hammer Horror and Lord of the Rings legend will pick up the Academy's highest accolade for his contributions to the British film industry.

The 88-year-old actor admits he's touched to be recognized, and doubts he will be able to hold back his emotions at the BAFTA Awards ceremony in London.

He tells The Sunday Telegraph's Seven magazine, "It means a lot to me because it is a pat on the back from th...
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Oldies But Goodies: Stars Who Haven't Lost Their Touch

May 19th, 2010 9:10am EDT
Oldies But Goodies Stars Who Havent Lost Their Touch
Betty White kicked ass last weekend on Saturday Night Live showing her fans that she still has it at the rip old age of 88 and a half. Her Mother's Day episode reached its largest TV audience in 18 months and it was no surprise considering she had an entire Facebook fan page devoted to her. After her top viewed Snickers commercail that aired on Superbowl Sunday, fans built a Facebook page to encourage the actress and NBC to host Saturday Night Live- and it worked.

Betty is an Emmy-award winning actress best known for her roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rosew Nylund...
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'Iron Man 2' Beats 'Robin Hood' At Box Office

May 17th, 2010 8:51am EDT
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"Iron Man 2" has fought off all competition at the box office for a second weekend, boasting new earnings of $53 million.

The sequel to the 2008 hit, starring Robert Downey, Jr. as the comic book superhero, was number one at movie theatres across America at the weekend, sending its week-long total soaring to nearly $212.2 million.

Ridley Scott's epic "Robin Hood," starring Russell Crowe as the legendary British outlaw and Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian, settled for second place with $37.1 million on its debut weekend.

Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave's romantic comedy "Letters to Juli...
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Elton John Dedicates Song To Vanessa Redgrave

May 16th, 2010 9:00am EDT
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Elton John showed his support for grieving actress Vanessa Redgrave at a concert in New York on Thursday night - dedicating a song to the star after she lost her daughter, brother and sister in a matter of months.

The 73 year old has faced a series of personal tragedies in recent months - her daughter Natasha Richardson died last year following a skiing accident, and the grief was compounded by the tragic deaths of her brother Corin, who passed away in April, and her sister Lynn, who lost her battle with breast cancer earlier this month.

Redgrave turned out to support Sting's eco-f...
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Amanda Seyfried Looks Like A Watercolor Painting At The 'Letters To Juliet' Premiere

May 12th, 2010 12:24pm EDT
Amanda Seyfried
We adore the blue frock Amanda Seyfried wore last night in Los Angeles at the "Letters To Juliet" premiere. She wore an RM by Roland Mouret "Morgan" dress that features iridescent blue fan sequins. Do you like it as much as we do?

In the film, Amanda plays an American girl who discovers a love letter that changes her life. The setting is Verona, Italy - the city where Romeo and Juliet first met. In Verona, there's a wall where the lovelorn leave notes, hoping that Juliet will answer their inquiries about love.

Sophie (Seyfried) is part of a team of volunteers who respond to the letters. W...
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Lynn Redgrave Laid To Rest

May 9th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
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Friends and family of Lynn Redgrave, including her sister Vanessa Redgrave and Liam Neeson, turned out to pay their last respects to the actress at her funeral on Saturday.

The Oscar-nominated Georgy Girl star died at her home in New York last week following a seven-year battle with breast cancer.

Mourners paid their respects to the actress during a private ceremony on Saturday at the First Congregational Church of Kent in Connecticut.

Redgrave was later laid to rest in a wicker coffin covered in spring flowers at St. Peter's Cemetery in Lithgow, New York - the same place her mothe...
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'The Hurt Locker' Wins Big At BAFTAs; Kristen Stewart Wins Popularity Prize

February 22nd, 2010 8:42am EST
Kristen Stewart Looking hot At BAFTAs
The Hurt Locker stole the show at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards on Sunday night - scooping six trophies including Best Film and Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow. The war thriller also won prizes for original screenplay, cinematography, editing, and sound during the ceremony at London's Royal Opera House.

Accepting her award for Best Director, Bigelow said, "What an honor, especially to be in this room filled with so many incredibly talented people that I've admired and been inspired by for decades."

Colin Firth saw off Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Ge...
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Celebrity Offspring That Have Become Successful

September 16th, 2009 10:05am EDT
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Most of the time when privileged sons and daughters of celebrities chose to pursue a career in entertainment, we wince at the idea and criticize their lack of talent. However

, there are some cases where famous offspring are actually thrive in the family business and probably could have succeeded without their recognizable last name. Here are the most successful spawn in the gene pool of famous parents.

Colin Hanks - As the son and look-a-like younger version of dad Tom Hanks, Colin inherited his father's acting skills. He first came onto the scene appearing in Tom's film That Thing You...
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Vanessa Redgrave Withdraws From 'Robin Hood'

May 19th, 2009 9:16am EDT
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Grieving star Vanessa Redgrave has pulled out of forthcoming movie Robin Hood, giving up the role which would have been her first acting job since the tragic death of her daughter Natasha Richardson.

The actress signed on to star in Ridley Scott's blockbuster, alongside Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, just a week after Richardson died from a brain injury following a skiing accident in March.

The acting legend was set to tackle the role of Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, mother of the folklore hero's nemesis Prince John, played by Oscar Isaacs.

But now it would appear Redgrav...
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Joely Richardson Returns To Work After Sister's Death

March 27th, 2009 12:37pm EDT
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Joely Richardson is attempting to recover from the tragic loss of her older sister Natasha by returning to the set of her next project, TV movie The Day Of The Triffids.

Joely, her actress mother Vanessa Redgrave and Natasha's widower Liam Neeson laid the star's body to rest at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Millbrook, New York on Sunday. And on Thursday, Joely, 44, was back in London filming the production, a two-part sci-fi drama based on the novel by John Wyndham.

Richardson plays the lead role opposite Dougray Scott in the series, which also stars her mother Redgrave, who h...
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Vanessa Redgrave Sang 'Edelweiss' At Natasha Richardson's Bedside

March 21st, 2009 10:18am EDT
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Acting legend Vanessa Redgrave sang an emotional rendition of the song she sang at her daughter's first wedding - as Natasha Richardson died on Wednesday, according to British reports.

Shortly before Richardson's husband Liam Neeson made the decision to turn off the life-support machine keeping his wife alive, Redgrave, 72, sang Rodgers & Hammerstein's Edelweiss from The Sound Of Music as she sat by her dying daughter's bed at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital, according to the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

Hours later Richardson, 45, died of internal bleeding following a skiing acciden...
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Lindsay Lohan & Jane Fonda Pay Tribute To Richardson

March 19th, 2009 9:27am EDT
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Lindsay Lohan and Jane Fonda have led the tributes for actress Natasha Richardson, who died after suffering serious head injuries in a skiing accident.

The Maid in Manhattan star, who was married to actor Liam Neeson, was taken to a hospital in Montreal, Canada after the incident on the slopes of Mont Tremblant on Monday. Neeson rushed to her bedside at the Hospital du Sacre-Coeur de Montreal as doctors battled to save her. He flew her to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York on Tuesday, where he was joined by the actress' mother Vanessa Redgrave and close friends and family. She was remove...
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Reports: Natasha Richardson Taken Off Life Support

March 18th, 2009 4:51pm EDT
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Actress Natasha Richardson's life support machine has been switched off, according to veteran gossip columnist Liz Smith.

The 45-year-old Brit has been in critical condition at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York since Tuesday. She was flown there from Montreal, Canada after suffering a skiing accident on Monday.

Family members, including her husband Liam Neeson and mother Vanessa Redgrave, have maintained a vigil by her bedside, as various news reports surfaced, suggesting the actress was "brain dead," and being kept alive by a machine.

No official statement has been released, b...
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Movies With Best Ensemble Casts

February 9th, 2009 5:13pm EST
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Sometimes a single actor makes a film, and sometimes too many egos don't fit on the same screen, but when you find a group of talented actors who manage to make it look like they're having the time of their lives, then the audience wants to be a part of the magic. Chemistry can't be faked. Whether He's Just Not That Into You, starring Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Jennifer Connelly, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Connolly, Ginnifer Goodwin, Bradley Cooper, and Scarlett Johansson will be one of those remarkable collaborations remains to be seen. In the meantime, here's a little taste...
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Natasha Richardson Nervous About Broadway One-Off

October 29th, 2008 5:00pm EDT
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British acting mother and daughter duo Vanessa Redgrave and Natasha Richardson are teaming up for a one-off Broadway performance of Stephen Sondheim musical A Little Night Music.

The show - at New York's Nokia theater Times Square for one night only - will include Richardson's rendition of the song "Send in the Clowns."

It is the first time the star will have sung on stage since she performed in Cabaret on Broadway in 1998 - and Richardson admits she is terrified.

She says, "I'm very scared about getting in front of an audience and singing again."

But she is hoping the o...
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Times They Are A-Changin': A Look At How Broadway Producers Use Big Names To Attract Audiences

June 4th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Katie Holmes
With the 12-year run of Jonathan Larson's "RENT" coming to a close this September, the course of Broadway's history will be forever altered as the seventh-longest running show of all-time, and longest current show, will be no more. "RENT" touched a generation, not only introducing youth to musical theater but also actually getting them excited for it.

The play also launched stars as well as attracted them in its later years. Brief performances by Neil Patrick Harris, *NSYNC's Joey Fatone, Melanie 'Sporty Spice' Brown, My So-Called Life's Wilson Cruz or American Idol's Frenchie Davis...
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Oldies But Goodies: Older Stars Who Keep On Acting

April 29th, 2008 12:28pm EDT
Dustin Hoffman
Everyone basically accepts that the entertainment biz is youth oriented. But in spite of the Hollywood bias, there are some older actors who keep at it. Below is a top 10 list of older folks who are still making it in showbiz (and we dare say these actors could teach Hollywood's current young whippersnappers a thing or two about how to have a long career).

10. Ellen Albertini Dow, age 89.

What's that? Her name doesn't ring a bell? Well, trust us, you know who she is. She had to make our list because at almost 90 Ellen is still lining up project after project. With her cute voice, b...
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Joely Richardson Terrified Of The Red Carpet

April 9th, 2008 10:25am EDT
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Daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson is so terrified of walking the red carpet; she turns into a "different person". The actress hates celebrity events so much, she doesn't recognize herself when she sees photos or film footage - and understands why she's often thought of as an "icy" star.

She says, "(It's a common misconception) I'm icy. It's very difficult when there are pictures taken on the red carpet. I find those things so terrifying that another persona just kicks in. I don't recognize myself."

-More 'Icy' Joely Richardson Pictures

(This n...
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Italy To Honor Lindsay Lohan

December 30th, 2007 4:00pm EST
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Lindsay Lohan is to be honored for contribution to the film industry at a festival in Italy. The star will praised for her film roles at the Capri Film Festival on Sunday.

Festival organizer Pascal Vicedomini says, "It is indeed an honor to have Lindsay Lohan at Capri, Hollywood. We are delighted to recognize her talent as a performing artist, as well as her position as an icon in the world of entertainment."

Oscar winners Vanessa Redgrave, Faye Dunaway, Mira Sorvino and Geoffrey Rush are just some of the previous recipients of the honor.

(This news article provided by Wor...
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Brendan Gleeson & Janet McTeer To Play The Churchills

June 21st, 2007 10:46am EDT
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Brendan Gleeson and Janet McTeer will play beloved British leader Winston Churchill and his wife Clemmie is the sequel to award-winning TV biopic The Gathering Storm. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire star Gleeson will take over from Michael Gambon, who played the former Prime Minister in 2002's The Gathering Storm, in Churchill At War.

McTeer will replace Vanessa Redgrave, who portrayed Clemmie in that film. The biopic will focus on what made Churchill a great wartime leader, while putting the Churchill's marriage under the microscope.

Movie mogul brothers Ridley and Tony Sco...
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