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Doctor Who: River Song teaming with Paul McGann for Big Finish

29 June 2015 12:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Alex Kingston’s River Song will join Paul McGann’s 8th Doctor for a new audio adventure with Big Finish. Also, Churchill is back...

Exciting news here – the rumoured return for River Song to Doctor Who has been confirmed, but not in the way you might expect. Alex Kingston’s character won’t be teaming up with Peter Capaldi on TV, but instead joining Paul McGann in the audio world of Big Finish.

River will join the eighth Doctor, as well as his companions Liv (Nicola Walker) and Helen (Hattie Morahan) for Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 2. Seeing as this Doctor hasn’t met River yet (David Tennant’s version, in Silence In The Library, was the first to meet her), River will have to help him without revealing too much about herself.

“The idea of River meeting previous Doctors was actually proposed by Steven Moffat,” producer David Richardson said. »

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Veteran Actor John Hurt Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer

17 June 2015 6:19 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Seventy-five-year-old veteran actor John Hurt has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. "I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team," Hurt said in a statement. "I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments and will shortly be recording Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (one of life's small ironies!) for BBC Radio 4." Hurt hasn't slowed down at all in his 70s: He was in Bong Joon-ho's dystopic thriller Snowpiercer, and most recently was filming The History of Love as well as the new Tarzan film. You'll also see him on (British) TV in the six-part crime series The Last Panthers alongside Samantha Morton. Unfortunately, this probably means another hiccup for Terry Gilliam's white whale project, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, in which Hurt is set to play the Man from La Mancha. We wish you a speedy recovery, »

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John Hurt Diagnosed With Early Stage Pancreatic Cancer

17 June 2015 5:25 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

John Hurt revealed via his website on Tuesday, June 16, that he was diagnosed recently with cancer. The veteran actor, 75, is currently undergoing treatment, but expects to continue working. "I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement," he wrote on his Tumblr. "I have recently been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer." Hurt went on to say he was "more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the [...] »

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‘The Elephant Man’ Actor John Hurt Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer

16 June 2015 6:25 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

British actor John Hurt revealed Tuesday he is battling pancreatic cancer. The 75-year-old Oscar nominee, who is best known for his role in 1980’s “The Elephant Man” and more recently as wand-maker Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter franchise, said he is undergoing treatment but that his doctors are providing a positive prognosis. “I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team,” Hurt said, according to BBC News. “I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments and will shortly be recording ‘Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell’ (one of life’s small ironies! »

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Maisie Williams Had the Best Reaction to the Game of Thrones Finale

16 June 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Find out what Maisie Williams said about the Game of Thrones finale - Us Weekly John Hurt reveals his recent pancreatic cancer diagnosis - HuffPost Celebrity Here's what Bradley Cooper is working on next - Lainey Gossip See the first image from Janet Jackson's world tour - Dlisted Ashton Kutcher praises Rumer Willis for a surprising reason - Et Could this man be the next James Bond star? - JustJared Hilary Duff steps out after her new album release - Hollywood Tuna Will Angelina Jolie sign on for the Maleficent sequel? - Pink Is the New Blog Karrueche Tran shows off her gorgeous bikini body - The Superficial »

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Sir John Hurt Diagnosed With Cancer

16 June 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Philip Bates is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Sad news today, as Sir John Hurt has revealed he’s been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. However, the actor said he remains optimistic and dedicated to his work. He told the Press Association: “I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make...

The post Sir John Hurt Diagnosed With Cancer appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

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John Hurt Battling Pancreatic Cancer

16 June 2015 12:11 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

He’s probably been your favorite character more times than you know.  Always a fan favorite, John Hurt‘s top 10 performances were compiled in a video below.Now it is revealed that the veteran British actor known for playing the Elephant Man and Caligula was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  His publicist gave the information to People.The actor is reportedly “optimistic” about his prognosis. In a statement to People, Hurt, 75, said: “I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement. I have recently been diagnosed with […] »

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Sir John Hurt Reveals Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis, Is "More Than Optimistic About a Satisfactory Outcome"

16 June 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sir John Hurt is battling early stage pancreatic cancer. The 75-year-old veteran actor revealed his diagnosis Tuesday, telling the Press Association, "I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement. I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team." "I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments," he added, "and will shortly be recording Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (one of life's small ironies!) for BBC Radio 4." Story developing »

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John Hurt reveals cancer diagnosis by Jennie Kermode - 2015-06-16 16:22:14

16 June 2015 8:22 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

John Hurt at the London premiere of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. BFI South Bank, Tuesday 13th September 2011 Photo: Sam Hughes

Sir John Hurt, recently knighted for his services to drama, revealed today that he has been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. He is undergoing treatment, says he is optimistic about it, and intends to continue working.

Celebrated for his work in films like The Elephant Man, Midnight Express and Alien, the 75 year old actor recently appeared alongside Dways 'The Rock' Johnson in Hercules and is currently filming The History Of Love with Gemma Arterton and Derek Jacobi. He spoke with us last year about his lengthy career and the fun he had on the set of Snowpiercer.

Pancreatic cancer affects around 9,000 people in the UK every year. The most obvious early symptom is pain in the abdomen, but many people have no symptoms at all until the diseases has »

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John Hurt 'more than optimistic' as he reveals pancreatic cancer diagnosis

16 June 2015 7:09 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor says disease is in its early stages and is undergoing treatment while continuing to focus on his work

Sir John Hurt, whose film credits include The Naked Civil Servant, The Elephant Man and the Harry Potter films, has disclosed he has cancer but is “more than optimistic” about his future.

The 75-year-old actor, who intends to keep on working, said: “I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement.

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John Hurt is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer: 'I am more than optimistic about my outcome'

16 June 2015 6:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sir John Hurt has confirmed that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

The British movie icon - best known for roles in Alien and The Elephant Man - has said that he will continue working despite the recent diagnosis.

"I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement," he told Pa.

"I have recently been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team.

He added: "I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments and will shortly be recording Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (one of life's small ironies!) for BBC Radio 4."

Hurt won Oscar nominations for his roles in The Elephant Man and Midnight Express, and was awarded with a knighthood last year.

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Exclusive trailer: The Last Panthers

15 June 2015 8:16 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

A first look at the new jewel heist thriller on Sky Atlantic starring Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim and John Hurt

Filmed in London, Marseille, Belgrade and Montenegro, the trilingual thriller (English, French and Serbian) follows a diamond heist across Europe, where “a shadowy alliance of gangsters and ‘banksters’ now rules”. With Samantha Morton as Naomi, a British loss adjuster charged with recovering the stolen diamonds, John Hurt as her boss Tom and Tahar Rahim as French-Algerian policeman Khalil.

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New Projects: Joe Carnahan circles ‘Bad Boys 3′

11 June 2015 6:29 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Unless you’re talking about Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters or Toy Story 3, it’s usually not a good sign to hear of a sequel to a long retired franchise, least of all from a new, upstart director (just ask Jurassic World). This week however a director started a project that might even be an improvement on the original.

Deadline exclusively reported Joe Carnahan’s (The Grey) possible involvement in Bad Boys 3. David Guggenheim (Safe House) penned a screenplay for the sequel to Michael Bay’s 1995 and 2003 films, and the studio is hoping to move negotiations along quickly, as they plan to approach both Will Smith and Martin Lawrence to return.

We talked recently about Brad Pitt‘s involvement on a new project just bought by Netflix, but their top competitor Amazon has signed another major name: Terry Gilliam. Indiewire spoke with the cult director and Monty Python alum, »

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Terry Gilliam Is Tilting At Windmills Again, This Time With Amazon Money

11 June 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Terry Gilliam's abortive attempts to make his big screen riff on Cervantes' famous novel are well documented in the wonderful film, Lost in La Mancha. But at various film Q&As and other settings, people have been asking the director for years if he would ever attempt it again. And Gilliam has always been forthcoming that he would, some day return to making The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.And that day is apparently here, in an interview with Indiewire, Gilliam has indicated that Amazon is ponying up the cash and giving him the artistic freedom he desires. The film is to shoot in 2016 with John Hurt in the leading role, with a theatrical release followed by an Amazon-only streaming release.The article quotes Gilliam as saying, "Amazon...

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Terry Gilliam's troubled Don Quixote project back on track thanks to new Amazon deal

11 June 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Terry Gilliam's famously troubled Don Quixote project finally looks to be back on track, after the director signed a deal with Amazon Studios.

Once finished, the film will now receive a theatrical release before being streamed on Amazon.

Speaking to Indiewire about the Amazon deal - which was signed last month, but with no details of what was involved known before now - Gilliam said: "I'm intrigued by their way of doing it. They go into the cinemas first and then a month or two afterwards they go into streaming."

He added: "I think that's good because you get a chance to see it on the big screen, and yet I know that more people have seen my films on DVD than they have in the cinemas and that's the reality of life now."

Speaking about the benefits of working with Amazon, Gilliam said: "Amazon and the like are »

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Benedict Cumberbatch to receive Cbe at Queen's birthday honors

11 June 2015 6:02 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Benedict Cumberbatch is to receive a Cbe at the Queen's birthday honors on Saturday. The '12 Years a Slave' actor will reportedly be given the award, which is one rank below a knighthood, for his services to drama despite being just 38 years old. A source said: ''Benedict is clearly very talented but a Cbe is normally for those coming towards the end of their careers.'' And although private and government nominations are ruled upon by a selection committee, some believe Benedict - who is expecting his first child with wife Sophie Hunter - is lucky to be recognised at such a young age. An insider told The Sun newspaper: ''It's not a though he's a veteran actor such as John Hurt, who didn't get the Cbe until he was 64.'' The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star is thought to have been told about the honour a number »

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Gilliam's Amazon Deal Includes "Don Quixote"

11 June 2015 2:29 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Terry Gilliam has confirmed that his long-gestating dream project, "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote," is a part of his not long ago announced deal with Amazon Studios who will distribute in the United States. Filming aims to begin early next year

Jack O'Connell and John Hurt are currently slated for the lead roles in which O'Connell plays a jaundiced freelance commercials director who heads to Spain for a shoot where he encounters a mysterious gypsy (Hurt). Of the deal with Amazon, Gilliam says:

"I'm intrigued by their way of doing it. They go into the cinemas first and then a month or two afterwards they go into streaming. And I think that's good because you get a chance to see it on the big screen, and yet I know that more people have seen my films on DVD than they have in the cinemas and that's the reality of life now. »

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Terry Gilliam Reveals Amazon Deal Includes 'Don Quixote' and Possible Mini-Series

10 June 2015 10:34 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It was about a month ago when it was quietly revealed Terry Gilliam signed a deal with Amazon to have his latest project housed by the streaming service company. It wasn't official at the time, but it seemed more likely than not the project in question would be his long, long, long, long in development The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, and, indeed, the U.S. distribution and partial funding of the film is in the cards. But there may be more than that involvement, it seems. Talking with The Playlist ahead of the Criterion Collection release of The Fisher King, Gilliam continued to talk about the project which has stuck with him despite many failed starts all these years. "It's my madness," he proclaimed with a laugh. And while past history hasn't been in its favor, plans at the moment are to shoot in early 2016, with Jack O'Connell (Unbroken »

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Terry Gilliam’s Amazon Deal Includes Don Quixote, Possibly Defective Detective Mini-Series

10 June 2015 7:36 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Alright, everybody. For the next few days, at least, avoid black cats as best you can, step around any ladders you might come upon, and if you spill salt, be sure to throw some over your shoulder. The Playlist reports that the recently announced Amazon Studios deal to bring Terry Gilliam on to produce, write, and direct original content for them includes that most infamous of troubled productions: Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. You may also know this as that movie that produced an acclaimed documentary, Lost in La Mancha, focused solely on how hopeless the production was when Gilliam last tried to create his would-be masterwork, which, at the time, had wrangled none other than Johnny Depp. The current incarnation will feature John Hurt as Quixote with Jack O'Connell, of Unbroken, Starred Up, and this year's excellent '71, as the secondary lead. According to Gilliam, the way »

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Dark Horse Entertainment Chief Mike Richardson: ‘We’ve Never Really Tried to Fit Inside That Marvel Box’

10 June 2015 6:45 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Dark Horse Comics has spawned cult favorite comics-to-film properties like “Hellboy,” “Sin City,” early Jim Carrey vehicle “The Mask,” “Timecop,” “Mystery Men,” “American Splendor” and more under the production arm of the company, Dark Horse Entertainment, led by company founder Mike Richardson. The company, along with Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow, is producing live-action version of “Tarzan” starring Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Djimon Hounsou and John Hurt. The movie is slated for a July 2016 release. And on TV, Dark Horse’s “Dark Matter” premieres on Friday on the Syfy Channel. The series follows a group »

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