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Over the past 20 years Ewan McGregor has transformed from young rebel hero to suave leading man. Now he is starring in Juan Antonio Bayona's new film as the father of a family caught in the 2004 Thai tsunami
Six months ago, Ewan McGregor strolled incognito down the Croisette at the tail end of the Cannes film festival. He was dressed in bright white, with a beard, shades and a wide-brimmed hat pulled down to the eyebrows. In the hubbub of the Cote D'Azur's garishly dressed, he somehow melted into the crowd. Intent, or accident? "I wasn't in disguise," he says, taking slight umbrage at the suggestion. "I'd just been given a really nice hat. So I thought I'd wear it. I think if you put a cap and a pair of shades on in an airport, of course everyone's gonna look at you. But I'm not worried about it. I »
- Damon Wise
Eunice Gayson (Sylvia Trench in Dr. No & From Russia With Love) & Shane Rimmer (Captain Carter in The Spy Who Loved Me & The voice of Scott Tracy in Thunderbirds) will be appearing at The Beaulieu National Motor Museum on Saturday 6th October 2012. Eunice will be signing the limited edition version of her new autobiography The First Lady Of Bond (not available in the shops) whilst Shane will be signing his autobiography (book & audio cd) From Thunderbirds to Pterodactyls. They will be joined by veteran stunt man Paul Weston.
For more information please visit: http://www.beaulieu.co.uk/news/book-signing-2012
Beaulieu Press Release:
Eunice Gayson who played James Bond’s girlfriend Sylvia Trench in both Dr No and From Russia With Love, will be at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, on Saturday, 6th October, to sign copies of her autobiography, The First Lady Of Bond, the inside story of an original »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Ewan McGregor, who recently turned 40 and became a father for the fourth time, says that he fondly remembers his days of being a maniac on the booze.The Perth-born Scot had parents who were both teachers. He was allowed to leave school early to pursue his ambitions of being an actor like his uncle Denis Lawson.McGregor moved to London in his teens to study drama at Guildhall. He was signed up to appear in Dennis Potter.s Lipstick On Your Collar while he was there. It brought him to the attention of Danny Boyle, who cast him in Shallow Grave and later Trainspotting.Released in 1996, Trainspotting transformed him into a poster boy of the Britpop era..It was unbelievable to feel part of it. I used to hang out a bit with Oasis, and Damon Albarn was always knocking about somewhere or other, and like a fan I felt part of it. »
"The cosmos is also within us, we're made of star stuff … " Before Prof Brian Cox started looking up into the skies, it was the job of Dr Carl Sagan to blow people's minds with the massive scale of everything. Arguably the interstellar equal to David Attenborough's Life On Earth, Sagan's engaging, thoughtful delivery throughout this 13-part journey into outer space is still as captivating as it was in 1980.
Podcast: If There Is Hell Below
This excellent new music podcast is now over 80 episodes old. The self-deprecating badinage of your hosts Callum and Rob ("I could say that's a mash-up but that would make me a twat") is reminiscent of Adam & Joe, were the Black Squadron allowed to drop Jaekim's re-edits of the Monks and the Stepkids, or Lilacs & Champagne's imagined Italian sleazecore soundtracks, all while good-naturedly poking fun at 6Music, NME and … well the whole record industry. »
- Richard Vine, Martin Horsfield
4 items from 2012
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