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Lynn Redgrave Laid To Rest

May 9th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
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...

Bill Condon To Direct 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn'

April 28th, 2010 1:48pm EDT
Bill Condon
Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Academy Award winner Bill Condon will direct "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn," based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s "Twilight" series.

Meyer said, "I'm so thrilled that Bill wants to work with us. I think he's going to be a great fit, and I'm excited to see what he does with the material."

“I'm very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book - and we're hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience," said Bill Condon.

"The Twil...

Ian McKellen Says Playing King Lear More Nerve-Racking Than Movie Roles As Gandalf, Magneto

July 18th, 2007 1:34pm EDT
Ian McKellen
SINGAPORE (AP) - Ian McKellen says playing the title character in William Shakespeare's ''King Lear'' is more nerve-racking than his recent Hollywood film roles.

Singapore is the first stop on the Royal Shakespeare Company's international tour of ''King Lear'' and ''The Seagull'' by Anton Chekhov.

'''King Lear,' I've been seeing all my life. I mean, the great actors of my lifetime ... to join their company, as it were, by playing a part that's challenged them, is one of the great joys of being an actor who does the classics,'' the 68-year-old actor said Wednesday at a briefing. ''...

Ian McKellen To Receive Golden Bear Award

February 8th, 2006 2:29pm EST
Ian McKellen
British actor Ian McKellen will be presented with a lifetime achievement award at the Berlin Film Festival this month. The 66-year-old Lord of the Rings star will collect the Golden Bear Award, honoring his career in film, television and theatre, at the German event.

Widely considered one of the leading British actors of his generation, McKellen has had a rich and varied career encompassing the stage, screen, and television. A renowned stage actor in his native Britain for decades, McKellen was not familiar to most American audiences until the '90s, when he began popping up in a number...

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