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Kevin Spacey to reprise Clarence Darrow role in one-man show

March 18th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Kevin Spacey
Actor Kevin Spacey is heading back to the London stage to reprise a character he first portrayed over two decades ago in TV movie Darrow.

The House of Cards star will play pioneering 19th century American lawyer Clarence Darrow in a one-man play at The Old Vic venue, marking his 10th anniversary as the theatre's artistic director.

Spacey also tackled the role of Darrow in a 2009 Old Vic revival of Inherit The Wind.

A statement issued by the actor reads: "I am thrilled to be returning to The Old Vic stage, for the first time performing in the round, such an exciting transformation of our ...

Kristin Scott Thomas Quits Movie Career

February 3rd, 2014 1:49pm EST
Kristin Scott Thomas Quits Movie Career
British actress Kristin Scott Thomas has quit films after becoming bored of working onscreen for 30 years.

The 53 year old star, who has garnered acclaim for roles in films such as The English Patient and Four Weddings and a Funeral, has been juggling a dual career in English and French language movies for several decades, and now she's finally had enough of being in front of the camera.

Scott Thomas reveals she came to the realisation she wanted to focus on stage work last September.

Speaking to Britain's Guardian Weekend magazine, she says, "I just suddenly thought, I cannot cope with ...

Ryan Gosling devised horrific death for movie mum

September 2nd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling is to blame for killing off his movie mum Kristin Scott Thomas in new film Only God Forgives because he dreamed up a bizarre ending for her mean character - and director Nick Cassavetes loved it.

When the trio started making the film, it wasn't clear if The English Patient star's nagging Crystal would live or die at the end of the movie. Cassavetes was open to ideas and when Gosling suggested a sick death, the director added it to the script.

The actor recalls, "Nick said, 'I think she should die. What do you want to do? When you see your dead ma, do you want to cry, laugh? W...

Comedian Jimmy Fallon challenges Prince to ping-pong clash

July 14th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Jimmy Fallon
U.S. comedian Jimmy Fallon has challenged Prince to a table tennis match after the pop superstar changed his mind about a paddle-off with the late night show host earlier this year (13).

The funnyman was thrilled when his one-time musical guest's handlers told him that the Purple Rain singer was to take him on at ping-pong because Fallon was convinced he could beat the star.

Recalling his near-clash with Prince on his Late Night show on Friday (12Jul13), when the singer's Under the Cherry Moon co-star Kristin Scott Thomas was his guest, Fallon said, "(His people) called and go, 'Prince wa...

Trailer Talk: Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Could Be This Summer's Next Big Blockbuster & More

June 4th, 2012 1:02pm EDT
Arriving in theaters this week are Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated sci-fi vehicle “Prometheus,” the silly computer animated sequel “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” the coming-of-age comedy “Lola Versus,” the indie time travel comedy “Safety Not Guaranteed,” the period piece drama “Bel Ami,” the family relationship dramedy “Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding,” and Todd Solondz’s drama “Dark Horse.”

Unfortunately my pick from last week, “Snow White and the Huntsman,” was plagued by bad acting, lackluster action scenes, and farfetched concepts even for a fairy tale. Not only was it diff...

Christina Ricci Wears A Slinky Sequined Gown At 'Bel Ami' Premiere

February 17th, 2012 3:07pm EST
Christina Riccci
Christina Ricci looked amazing at the Berlinale International Film Festival "Bel Ami" Premiere in Germany today. The "Pan Am" actress wore a slinky silver sequined floor-length gown.

Earlier in the day the actress wore a cute short blue dress with black tights (see pics on the following pages).

In her new film, Robert Pattinson plays a destitute young soldier who plots to gain power by seducing the mistresses of the city's most influential men. Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott Thomas also star.

Check Out 'Sarah's Key' On DVD & Blu-ray Nov. 22

November 20th, 2011 7:10am EST
Sarah's Key
A tragic and shameful moment in French history continues to have consequences in the present day in "Sarah's Key," the screen adaptation of the novel by Tatiana de Rosnay.

Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas) is an American writer living in Paris with her husband, Bertrand (Frederic Pierrot), an architect who is restoring a block of apartments in Paris owned by his family. Julia learns that Bertrand's family obtained the building through less than honorable means; the original owners were Jews who were forced to sell in the wake of the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942, when the Nazi-affi...

Emma Watson, Keira Knightley & Kate Middleton Among Best Dressed Brits

November 2nd, 2011 9:16am EDT
Emma Watson
Supermodel Kate Moss and actresses Emma Watson and Keira Knightley have been feted for their good fashion sense after topping Britain's 2011 "Best Dressed List."

Various designers and editors from the U.K.'s Harper's Bazaar magazine have recognized the top 20 most stylish celebrities in the country and Moss, "Harry Potter" star Watson, "Pirates of the Caribbean" beauty Knightley, and singer Florence Welch have all made the cut.

British royal, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge was also selected for her modern elegance alongside Stella McCartney, who recently hit the headlines for designi...

Review/Interview: A Little Layered Ludivine Makes 'Love Crime' A Must See

September 2nd, 2011 12:45pm EDT
Love Crime photo
It’s often said that the worse the antagonist of a film is, especially in a revenge picture, the better the movie. Though it would appear in the effective French import "Love Crime" that quite the opposite is true. There is a decent enough baddie here to push the innocent envelope, but it’s the multi-faceted victim who provides the work that would truly be the crime to miss.

Young and naïve assistant Isabelle is a hard working up and comer who is taken under the wing of senior executive Christine. At first Isabelle is happy to learn and carry the bulk of the workload under the teaching ...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Captain America: The First Avenger,' 'Friends With Benefits' & More

July 18th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
This Week in Movies Captain America: The First Avenger
I was incredibly happy last week that the final Harry Potter chapter “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” did not disappoint. It’s a thrilling conclusion that does not waste a minute of screen time. If you haven’t already, definitely check out my review (it’s free of spoilers I promise).

In the week following the release of “Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” you’ll have the opportunity to see the Marvel epic “Captain America: The First Avenger,” the Justin Timberlake/Mila Kunis romcom “Friends with Benefits,” the science fiction drama “Another Earth,” the Holocaust related drama “Sara...

LA Film Fest 2011 Interview - Actress Ludivine Sagnier On Getting Away With A 'Love Crime'

June 28th, 2011 12:15pm EDT
Love Crime photo
When it comes to both sex appeal and charisma in film, nobody is more exciting than French actress Ludivine Sagnier. From her turn as a sexy siren with a mysterious past in "Swimming Pool" to portraying the lady love of crazed criminal Vincent Cassel in the "Mesrine" films, Sagnier has already made more than thirty films in her still rising career. Her latest is a French thriller titled "Love Crime" (which played in the International Showcase section of the LA Film Fest 2011!) and has Sagnier playing a pushed-over-the-edge assistant to mean maniacal boss Kristin Scott Thomas. Not only is...

Quentin Tarantino To Receive Special Prize At Cesar Awards

January 22nd, 2011 9:30am EST
Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino will be the guest of honor at the Cesar Awards in France next month when he will be honoured for his career achievements.

The "Pulp Fiction" moviemaker, whose filmography also includes the "Kill Bill" franchise and "Reservoir Dogs," will be hailed "a great international artist" at the 2011 event in Paris.

News of the French recognition comes one week after Tarantino was celebrated at the Critics' Choice Awards for his ability to marry music and film on the big screen.

Meanwhile, Algerian film "Of Gods and Men" will be the main contender at France's equivalent of the Osc...

Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Don't Come Together Over 'Nowhere Boy'

October 6th, 2010 2:21pm EDT
"Nowhere Boy" is the extraordinary story of John Lennon's childhood. The film is directed by Sam Taylor Wood and written by Matt Greenhaugh. The cast, except for Kristin Scott Thomas are mostly unknown this side of the globe. But they all do an excellent job. Aaron Johnson plays John Lennon, Sam Bell portrays a young George Harrison and Thomas Sangstein gives a killer performance as a teenage Paul McCartney.

"Nowhere Boy" takes us on a fascinating journey through Lennon's teenage years. We see all the pain that inspired him to write some of his greatest songs.. He rides his...

Kristin Scott Thomas Likes Filiming In France, Says UK Is Ageist

May 30th, 2010 9:00am EDT
Kristin Scott Thomas prefers making films in France because she's convinced movie bosses in her native Britain are too "terrified" to cast older women in leading roles.

The English Patient star was born in Cornwall, England but has gained French nationality since moving to the country when she was a teenager.

And the 50 year old admits she has become disillusioned with the British film industry, where mature actresses are snubbed in favor of younger stars.

Scott Thomas tells Easy Living magazine, "I think it's because England tends to follow America so strongly or they're making fi...

Robert Pattinson Films 'Bel Ami' In Hungary (Pics)

April 6th, 2010 11:43am EDT
Robert Pattinson
"Twilight" star Robert Pattinson was spotted filming "Bel Ami" in Budapest, Hungary, today. We just love his old-fashioned garb, don't you?

The movie, which is based on Maupassant's novel also titled "Bel Ami," centers on a young man's corrupt rise to one of the most successful men in Paris, most of which he achieves by manipulating a series of powerful, intelligent, and wealthy mistresses.

The actor shot to superstardom playing hunky vampire Edward Cullen in the bloodsucking franchise and has spoken out about how the intense interest in his life makes him uncomfortable.

He insists he fe...

Robert Pattinson 'Disturbed' By Uma Thurman Sex Scenes

February 8th, 2010 8:57am EST
Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson is dreading his sex scenes with Uma Thurman in upcoming movie Bel Ami - insisting the shoot will be "kind of disturbing." The Twilight hunk plays journalist Georges Duroy, who climbs the social ladder by sleeping with a series of prominent women.

The shoot will involve stripping off with numerous beautiful actresses including Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas - and Pattinson admits he's nervous about getting naked with Thurman.

He says, "The sex scenes with Uma are kind of disturbing. Her character kind of uses sex as a weapon and my character thinks like an...

Robert Pattinson To Have 'Rough & Ravenous' Sex Scene With Kristen Scott Thomas

January 22nd, 2010 8:23am EST
Robert Pattinson
Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson is set to test his sex symbol status in upcoming movie "Bel Ami" - his character enjoys racy romps with Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Life & Style has obtained a copy of the script, which leaves little to the imagination.

Pattinson, who plays journalist Georges Duroy in the film, climbs the social ladder by sleeping with a series of prominent women.

One of his sex encounters is a fiery romp with Ricci, another is a quickie with Thurman's Madeleine, while Brit Scott Thomas' romp in the film is described by the publication as "r...

This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

May 18th, 2009 9:25am EDT
Terminator Salvation
The first three weeks of the summer movie season started out a bit slow, but from here the momentum really starts to build. There's a spike in the number of movies premiering with six coming out this week, two of which are sequels. One of those sequels is a movie I've been anticipating since I heard it was in development. Hint: it involves giant robots, and it's not "Transformers 2."

Opening in cinemas this week are "Terminator Salvation," "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," "Dance Flick," "Easy Virtue," "The Girlfriend Experience," and "The Boys: The Sherman Brothers...

Jessica Biel Faked It For 'Easy Virtue'

May 12th, 2009 9:00am EDT
Easy Virtue
Jessica Biel was secretly glad to learn she couldn't ride a motorcycle in a movie fox hunt on the set of Easy Virtue because she detests bloodsports.

Insurance bosses refused to allow the actress to actually ride in the hoax hunt - alongside horses and hounds - and so she had to ride a stationary bike for her close-ups as her double took off across rural England.

Biel reveals, "We faked it. I was shot in close-up sitting on a stationary bike and then they had a double ride. They didn't get the insurance for me to ride the bike, which happens all the time. I never really get to do ...

Rhys Ifans To Play A Wizard In 'Harry Potter' Film

March 30th, 2009 10:45am EDT
Rhys Ifans
Rhys Ifans is preparing to cast a little magic in the upcoming Harry Potter movie after landing a role as a wizard in the film franchise's next installment.

Welsh star Ifans will play kooky wizard Xenophilius Lovegood in the forthcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.

Ifans joins the ranks of British actors - including Helena Bonham Carter, Gary Oldman, Emma Thompson, Kristin Scott Thomas and Ralph Fiennes - who have all starred in the big screen adaptations of J.K. Rowling's hit children's books.

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Kate Winslet Nominated Twice For Best Actress At BAFTAs

January 15th, 2009 12:29pm EST
Kate Winslet
Two-time Golden Globe winner Kate Winslet is set for more glory - she is nominated twice in the best actress category at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs).

The Titanic star has been given the nod for her performances in Revolutionary Road and The Reader.

Winslet will go up against fellow Brit Kristin Scott Thomas for her role in I've Loved You Too Long, Angelina Jolie for The Changeling, and Meryl Streep for Doubt.

British director Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire - which scooped four Golden Globes this year - has been nominated in eleven catego...

Is Anne Hathaway Already A Golden Globe Winner?

January 9th, 2009 9:13am EST
Anne Hathaway
A clerical error could have spoiled one of the Golden Globes biggest surprises and given actress Anne Hathaway every reason to start celebrating early.

On its official website on Thursday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association - which runs the awards show - listed all the nominees, but there was a star next to Hathaway's name in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama category.

The HFPA is refusing to comment on what the star means, but it suggests that Hathaway could be golden come Sunday when the awards are handed out. Her performance in Rachel Getting ...

2009 Early Oscar Nomination Predictions

December 23rd, 2008 12:10pm EST
The Dark Knight
The first major precursor award nominations were handed out this morning as the Screen Actors Guild revealed their 15th set of nominations.

This marks the end point of the first phase of the Oscar race as many of the critics awards have been handed out and the more reliable industry awards are starting to trickle in.

This is a perfect time to take a look at the locks, likely nominees, longshots and losers of the Oscar season thus far.

Best Picture

The Locks:

Slumdog Millionaire is the most certain nominee in this category after sweeping through the critics awards, p...

Kristen Scott Thomas Changes Mind About Prison Visit

October 25th, 2008 1:00pm EDT
Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas abandoned plans to visit a women's prison to research a new film role, fearing the experience would leave her scarred.

The Brit initially planned to experience life behind bars, to better connect to her imprisoned character in new movie "I've Loved You So Long." But she opted to watch documentaries and read up on the experience from the comfort of her home when the film's director questioned her motives.

She says, "This woman has just come out of prison. My initial instinct was that I must go meet women prisoners because I've never been in a prison in my life....

Made In Connecticut: Filmmakers Turn East Coast State Into Moviemaking Mecca

May 8th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Is Connecticut the new Hollywood? Probably not, but it has become a hotspot for filmmaking. The quaint, colonial towns and Yale's impressive architecture led director Steven Spielberg to direct a portion of his highly anticipated "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" in New Haven. Director Sam Mendes admits that the state is a central character in his latest movie, "Revolutionary Road," starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Sure, the New England state is beautiful in the fall with its crimson leaves, pumpkin patches, and white picket fences. It features beautifu...

'The Golden Compass' Arrives In A Two-Disc DVD Edition April 29

April 27th, 2008 9:00am EDT
The Golden Compass
Embark on a heroic journey to save humanity as The Golden Compass arrives on DVD from New Line Home Entertainment on April 29, 2008. The sweeping family fantasy follows a curious young heroine, Lyra Belacqua, and her quest to protect the coveted Golden Compass – the last of a mystical, powerful device that can unveil the truth, reveal what others wish to hide and even see the future. Lyra's courageous nature and determination to protect the device – and rescue her best friend – open the door to an adventure that will take her over sky and ocean to the wilds of the icy north, where she will ...

Kristin Scott Thomas: 'I Used To Be Envious Of Others' Careers'

June 4th, 2007 12:38pm EDT
Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas used to envy more famous actresses, insisting she frequently missed out on movie roles to 'lesser' contemporaries. The star admits she was bitter about being passed over for lead role after lead role, but is now a firm believer that respect from her acting peers is more important than the trappings of fame.

She says, "I used to be envious of others' careers. I had a sense of injustice. I felt I could do parts 10 times better than some of the actresses who got them. I was envious of their fame too.

"The advantage of fame is that you get offered the best parts...

Celebrity Birthdays, May 24

May 24th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Bob Dylan
Happy Birthday to country singer Billy Gilman (1988), basketball star Tracy "T-Mac" McGrady (1979), rapper Heavy D (1967), "Boogie Nights" star John C. Reilly (1965), "The English Patient" actress Kristin Scott Thomas (1960), country singer Rosanne Cash (1955), "The Da Vinci Code" actor Alfred Molina (1953), "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe" actor Jim Broadbent (1949), actress Priscilla Presley (1945), Lady Marmalade singer Patti LaBelle (1944), "M*A*S*H" actor Gary Burghoff (1943), legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan (1941), and Canadian actor/comedian Tomm...

Celebrity Birthdays, May 24

May 24th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Bob Dylan
Happy Birthday to country singer Billy Gilman (1988), basketball star Tracy "T-Mac" McGrady (1979), rapper Heavy D (1967), "Boogie Nights" star John C. Reilly (1965), "The English Patient" actress Kristin Scott Thomas (1960), country singer Rosanne Cash (1955), "The Da Vinci Code" actor Alfred Molina (1953), "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe" actor Jim Broadbent (1949), actress Priscilla Presley (1945), Lady Marmalade singer Patti LaBelle (1944), "M*A*S*H" actor Gary Burghoff (1943), legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan (1941), and Canadian actor/comedian Tomm...

THINKFilm To Distribute 'Keeping Mum'

May 19th, 2006 10:45am EDT
Patrick Swayze stars in Keeping Mum
THINKFilm has acquired U.S. rights to Keeping Mum, a delightfully mischievous comedy starring Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, and Patrick Swayze. “Keeping Mum” stars Atkinson as an absent-minded vicar of a rural parish who is so distracted by the pressures of his job that he fails to notice his wife's (Thomas) dalliance with her brash golf instructor (Swayze), his daughter's parade of new boyfriends, and his young son's regular trouncing by the school's bullies.

Enter their charming new housekeeper, Grace (Smith), the answer to the family's prayers: a sweet, grey-h...

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