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Cast your minds back to 2002 - a time when Pop Idols didn't need to have The X Factor, Fifty Shades of Grey were just colours on a paint sampler chart and David Beckham was a mere international superstar rather than global megastar.
Bend It Like Beckham, with a modest estimated budget of £3.7 million, opened that same year and became a critical and commercial success - breaking box office records and scoring BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, as well as making household names of many of its stars.
As the cast continues preparing for the West End stage adaptation of Gurinder Chadha's screen hit ahead of previews on May 15, find out what the movie's ensemble cast went on to achieve - including who is coming back for the musical...
Parminder Nagra (Jess Bhamra)
Nominated for Best Newcomer at the Empire Awards on the back of the movie's success, Parminder went »
The song is a tribute to Southall (postcode UB2) and features the cast setting the scene for the show.The accompanying video was shot on the streets of Southall before rehearsals began. The cast spent a day singing, dancing and stopping traffic, and took over one of the most iconic streets in west London.
Chadha said of the filming and the track: “UB2 is where Jess lives, and where I lived. We wanted to get people to start to feel the essence and heart of the music, and the best way was to bring it to life here in the heart of the community.”
London previews begin for the new British musical Bend It Like Beckham on 15 May 2015 with opening night on 24 June 2015.
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The Bridge actor has been cast in the Peacock network’s comedy pilot, playing the titular brat’s father, our sister site Deadline reports.
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Based on the 1990 film starring John Ritter, the single-camera project follows two parents struggling to raise one hellion of a child. Erinn Hayes (Childrens Hospital) previously was cast as the boy’s mother.
In addition to The Bridge, Lillard’s recent TV credits include an arc on »
The Blacklist alumna Parminder Nagra has joined the cast of the ABC drama pilot The Kingmakers. Written and executive produced by Sallie Patrick, Kingmakers, from ABC Studios, centers on Eli, a young man whose sister Julia is found dead during her freshman year at an elite Ivy League university. He adopts a new identity to infiltrate the school and its century-old secret society – consisting of privileged students, ambitious faculty and high-profile alums – in order to… »
A stage adaptation of the 2002 film will open at the Phoenix Theatre in London on June 24, with previews from May 15.
Tickets for Bend It Like Beckham are on sale now. »
Recently, CBS served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "NCIS: Los Angeles" episode 16 of season 6. The episode is entitled, "Expiration Date," and it turns out that we're going to see some very dramatic and tragic stuff take place when poor Sam gets shot up during an attempt to capture a spy, and more! In the new, 16th episode press release: Sam is going to get shot after a mission to intercept a spy goes awry. Press release number 2: When Callen and Sam are tasked with apprehending a spy contracted by the CIA, Sam will get shot and the team will enlist the help of Thapa, the elite Nepali soldier from their past, to help to find the shooter. Also, Kensi and Deeks are going to have their first, official argument. Ernie Reyes, Jr. returns as Thapa and Parminder Nagra guest stars as the spy. Other guest »
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Gurinder Chadha is not prone to false modesty. She is more prone to majestic statements. She throws them down, these lines, with the pleasure and mischief of a child who holds a hand of winning cards. For example: “With Bend It Like Beckham, I actually changed race relations in this country.” Or: ‘‘There are very few people who are Asian, who have the kind of global reach that I have, not just with Asians but with non-Asians. I’ve worked hard for what my name represents, my brand, not just in Britain but around the world.” Sincerity slows her speech. It means you take a moment to listen, consider the words, »
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Gurinder Chadha’s hit film Bend It Like Beckham is being readied for the West End stage and following a host of auditions and workshops, the cast for the highly anticipated stage version Bend It Like Beckham the Musical has been formally announced.
Natalie Dew will play football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women’s football team, and Jamie Campbell Bower as their coach Joe. The three young leads will be supported by some familiar faces, including comedian Ronni Ancona who plays Paula, Jules’s Mum, with Jamal Andréas as Jess’ good friend Tony.
Preeya Kalidas who appeared in the original film as one of the cousins, will take on the role of Pinky, Jess’ sister and Tony Jayawardena andNatasha Jayetileke take on the all important roles of her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra.
Jess needs extra time. She is facing »
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