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A Glorious Opening Night for Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical

28 June 2015 11:08 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The critically acclaimed five star West End production, Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical, opened to a packed house last night at London’s Phoenix Theatre Amongst the audience were familiar faces including Omid Djalili,Naughty boy, Madhu & Sulaiman from Signature, Anita Anand, Nihal, Adil Ray, Vanessa Feltz, Graham Norton, Juliet Stevenson, Lily Collins, Indira Verma and Manish Bhasin.

Adapted by Gurinder Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges from the 2002 smash hit film of the same name, Bend it Like Beckham: The Musical follows Jess, a talented young football player torn between following in the footsteps of her hero David Beckham, or living up to family expectations of university, career and marriage.

Scored by Howard Goodall (Love Story, The Hired Man) with the collaboration of pioneer of the British Bhangra sound, composer and performer Kuljit Bhamra and lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Love Never Dies »

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Bend It Like Beckham The Musical review

26 June 2015 1:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Bend It Like Beckham The Musical review: Gurinder Chadha brings her 2002 movie to the West End stage in a new production at the Phoenix Theatre in London. Bend It Like Beckham The Musical review

Bend It Like Beckham The Musical review

It was a film that was the sleeper hit of 2002, opening to pretty much universal acclaim and a very healthy box-office of $76 million worldwide. It was also the film that launched the career of Keira Knightley, propelling her to the international stage and celebrity. Now, 13 years on and Gurinder Chadha’s Bend It Like Beckham makes it to the London stage. Featuring music by Howard Goodall, lyrics by Charles Hart, and a book by Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges, Bend It Like Beckham The Musical has its world premiere in the West End’s legendary Phoenix Theatre.

Set in Southall and its surrounding areas, Bend It Like Beckham The »

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Bend It Like Beckham musical review: She shoots, she scores!

25 June 2015 2:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The task of transforming a popular movie into a stage musical is a tough challenge that has brought successes (Billy Elliot), and disappointments (Made in Dagenham), so Gurinder Chadha's idea of bringing her 2002 film Bend It Like Beckham to the West End was an intriguing one.

The majority of the feel and the plot of the original film remains in the musical. Set in suburban west London, it focuses on Jess, who worships David Beckham and has a desire to play football that doesn't fit in with her Punjabi Indian parents' plans.

She secretly plays for her local women's football team and soon falls in love with coach Joe, which creates a difficult love triangle with her best friend Jules, a role which helped transform Keira Knightley into an international star.

The film's musical leaning lends itself well for a musical adaptation, and composer Howard Goodall and lyricist Charles Hart »

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Keep off the pitch: why football makes bad art

24 June 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Why do so few football transfers to stage and screen hit the back of the net? With Patrick Marber’s new changing-room drama at the National Theatre and Bend It Like Beckham in the West End, we wave a red card

For the next three months Patrick Marber’s new play The Red Lion is in rep at the National Theatre. The good news, for those familiar with the football-drama mini-genre, is that it doesn’t actually have any football in it. This is a promising start. If history tells us anything about the bold, brave, apparently irresistible folly of trying to create a coherent piece of dramatic art based around football, keeping the football itself to a bare minimum is a very sound first principle.

Related: Bend It Like Beckham review – footie musical is a game of two halves

Despite natural tension and an endless roster of heroes and villains, »

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Bend It Like Beckham now on FilmOn

22 June 2015 7:02 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Do you love “Bend It Like Beckham”? The instant classic film has been entertaining audiences for years now, and if you still haven’t seen the film, catch up on what you’ve missed in BBC Three’s airing of “Bend It Like Beckham,” which is also available for free through FilmOn. “Bend It Like Beckham” is the story of a girl whose love for football comes into contact with her family’s hopes for her future. Here’s more about the film. “['Bend It Like Beckham' is] the comic tale of a young Asian woman who joins the local semi-professional football team but opts not to tell her traditionalist family, who want her to  [ Read More ]

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The Callow Way – Why Football And Film Don’t Mix

14 June 2015 2:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week, Neil Calloway looks at why soccer movies tend to bomb at the box office…

The timing could not have been better; name recognition could not have been higher, it was the perfect time to release a film about an organisation that dominated the headlines for the past few weeks. It doesn’t always work out like that, though, and United Passions, the film telling the story of FIFA, made a miserly $918 dollars during its opening weekend. That’s not a typo. That’s nine hundred and eighteen dollars. Turns out there is such a thing as bad publicity.

In fairness, the film was only released on ten screens, but a screen average of just over $90 does not bode well for a film that cost somewhere between $25 and $32 million dollars, with FIFA itself putting up around $17 million of the budget. On a limited release elsewhere in the world (as well as FIFA, »

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First look at the ‘Bend It By Beckham’ musical, now previewing in London

28 May 2015 12:10 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We strive to cover as many theatre productions as physically possible here at Thn, and love it when one comes our way that ties into film at the same time. Sure we’ve had some duds over the years, but there are also the gems that come our way too (we’re thinking Dirty Dancing, Billy Elliot and the brilliant Once to name a few).

Now in previews but officially opening in a couple of weeks is the stage version of Gurinder Chadha’s rather brilliant Bend It Like Beckham, which is probably most famous as being Keira Knightley’s break-out movie.

The production officially opens at the end of June, and we hope to bring you a full review in the weeks leading up to the big opening night on the 24th, but for now here’s a very special, first-look at the cast in the musical.

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12 forgotten hosts of the biggest TV shows from Brian Dunkleman to Daisy Donovan

12 May 2015 9:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

American Idol was announced to be coming to an end after 15 seasons yesterday (May 12), but did you know that Ryan Seacrest used to have a co-host?

Brian Dunkleman hosted the Fox competition's first season alongside Ryan Seacrest, before the latter took sole control. History has not been kind to poor old Brian since, with Fox TV CEO Dana Walden joking about a possible reunion for the pair.

"Where is Brian Dunkleman? If you give me his number, I will call and invite him," she joked, though Dunkleman gave as good as he got last night:

I knew American Idol would never last without me #Cancelled

— brian dunkleman (@briandunkleman) May 11, 2015

To honour Dunkleman, we have collected a few hosts of massive shows that you may have cruelly forgotten, starting with the man himself.

1. Brian Dunkleman (American Idol)

The comedian co-hosted the Fox series with Ryan Seacrest for its first season, which »

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Jamie Campbell Bower: 'The Mortal Instruments axe is disappointing'

1 May 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jamie Campbell Bower has echoed the thoughts of fans who were disappointed that a sequel to The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will not be made.

The British actor played Jace Wayland opposite Lily Collins in the 2013 adaptation of Cassandra Clare's book, with plans for a series of sequels to follow.

However, the series was scrapped after the film didn't perform as well as expected, making over $90 million worldwide. It was initially marketed to become the next successful 'young adult' movie series, following Twilight, The Hunger Games and Divergent.

Campbell Bower told Digital Spy that he was sad to hear the movie series had been scrapped, but that he enjoyed making the film.

"Of course I was disappointed, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't," he said. "We were greenlit for movie two. I think placement, timing, all sorts of different factors led to [that decision]. We did well, but we didn't do supremely well. »

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Jamie Campbell Bower: 'Bend It Like Beckham on stage is a different monster'

30 April 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jamie Campbell Bower made his first big impression when appearing in the movie adaptation of musical Sweeney Todd in 2007.

Eight years and several big Hollywood films later, he's finally making his West End debut in the upcoming musical version of Bend It Like Beckham as musician and football coach Joe.

Digital Spy chatted with the actor about nerves, football skills and swapping Hollywood for the West End.

Bend it Like Beckham: Where are the cast of the 2002 box office hit now?

The original film has become a cult favourite. Were you a fan?

"Yeah, of course. For me, it was a point in time when I was growing up. I was either turning a teenager, or had just turned into a teenager, and obviously I was madly in love with Keira Knightley. One of the first movies that she did was a film called The Hole, and this [Bend It Like Beckham] came shortly after that, »

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Juliet Stevenson: 'Bend It Like Beckham was screaming out to be made into a musical'

30 April 2015 5:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Juliet Stevenson is as excited as anyone for the upcoming Bend It Like Beckham musical.

The Truly, Madly, Deeply actress played the mother of Jules (Keira Knightley) in the original 2002 film, which has been adapted for the stage by director Gurinder Chadha.

Stevenson told Digital Spy: "I'm really delighted because it's such a fantastic story, and I can see it lending itself very well to the stage.

"I often think, 'No, that's a bad idea, don't make a musical out of that movie', but Bend It Like Beckham is screaming out to be made into one."

She continued: "There's so much song and dance, and it's such a vibrant story. It's more than just a story, it's got a lot to say about what it is to be a British-Asian and the battle between the two competing cultures. [Chadha] has such a capacity to make that into something joyous and funny. »

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Bonneville, Anderson topline partition drama 'Viceroy’s House'

30 April 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Pathé/Gurinder Chadha partition drama sets cast ahead of shoot.

Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville and The X FilesGillian Anderson are to star in Gurinder Chadha’s upcoming partition drama Viceroy’s House, which is set to shoot in India later this year.

The feature drama will chart the life inside Viceroy’s House, the sumptuous Delhi home of the British rulers of India, and the momentous political decisions that led to the Partition of India in 1947.

For six months in 1947, iconic British statesmen Lord Mountbatten assumed the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people.

Mountbatten lived upstairs together with his wife and daughter, downstairs lived their 5,000 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite took their seats upstairs to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted throughout the House.

Chadha, Deepak Nayar and Paul Ritchie produce the feature backed by Pathé and sold by Pathé International »

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In Pictures: Asian Awards 2015

22 April 2015 8:01 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

It was a night to remember when the fifth annual The Asian Awards took place in London! Not only did the show, hosted by Gok Wan, boast a performance by the Bend It Like Beckham musical, the stars came out…literally!

Shah Rukh Khan was honored for his Outstanding Contribution to cinema,”I am extremely humbled and honoured to receive this award. I say this very often that my stardom belongs to most South East Asians who reside abroad who have made the Indian cinema and me known around the world. I congratulate all the winners at the Asian Awards as well. There is so much talent around Asia and so many achievers, whether is was Dr Amar Bose, the Hinduja Brothers or Zayn Malik. I am glad to have been a part of such a wonderful celebration of hard work by people in difference field but similar passion.”

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9 things we learned at The Asian Awards 2015: Srk, Zayn Malik and more

21 April 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It was a starry night at the 5th Asian Awards courtesy of some of the biggest talents on the planet, who were recognised for setting an unprecedented standard of excellence in their fields of endeavour.

Celebrating Asian success across all walks of life, the event saw the best of stage, screen, sport, music and industry, converge on the lavish setting of the Grosvenor House Hotel, for a night of highly merited back-slapping and champagne-swilling.

Of course, all eyes were on the two star attractions whose rise to fame has been nothing less than stratospheric. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan flew in to personally collect his award, while ex-One Direction bandmate Zayn Malik made his first public appearance since the now infamous split that left Directioners around the world in a state of mourning.

It was difficult to determine who the hoards of fans gathered outside the Park Lane hotel were screaming for, »

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9 things we learned at The Asian Awards 2015

21 April 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It was a starry night at the 5th Asian Awards courtesy of some of the biggest talents on the planet, who were recognised for setting an unprecedented standard of excellence in their fields of endeavour.

Celebrating Asian success across all walks of life, the event saw the best of stage, screen, sport, music and industry, converge on the lavish setting of the Grosvenor House Hotel, for a night of highly merited back-slapping and champagne-swilling.

Of course, all eyes were on the two star attractions whose rise to fame has been nothing less than stratospheric. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan flew in to personally collect his award, while ex-One Direction bandmate Zayn Malik made his first public appearance since the now infamous split that left Directioners around the world in a state of mourning.

It was difficult to determine who the hoards of fans gathered outside the Park Lane hotel were screaming for, »

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Exclusive First Performance From Bend It Like Beckham The Musical At Asian Award

21 April 2015 4:09 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The cast of upcoming West End musical Bend It like Beckhamgave a rousing performance of the show’s opening number ‘UB2’ to a star studded audience at last Friday’s Asian Awards.  The evening, hosted by Gok Wan, was attended by icons of the stage and screen including the legendary Shah Rukh Khan, former one direction member Zayn Malik, national treasures Sanjeev Bhasker and Meera Syal.

 

Adapted by Gurinder Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges from the 2002 smash hit film of the same name, Bend it Like Beckham: The Musical follows Jess, a talented young football player torn between following in the footsteps of her hero David Beckham, or living up to family expectations of university, career and marriage.

 

Scored by Howard Goodall (Love Story, The Hired Man) with the collaboration of pioneer of the British Bhangra sound, composer and performer Kuljit Bhamra and lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera, »

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Zayn Malik, Shah Rukh Khan & John Rocha Win at Fifth Annual The Asian Awards

19 April 2015 7:03 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Global music phenomenon, Zayn Malik, Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan, renowned fashion designer John Rocha and cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara were among the big winners at the fifth annual The Asian Awards a global celebration of Pan Asian excellence, on April 17th at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. Fashion icon, Gok Wan hosted The Asian Awards, in Partnership with the British Asian Trust, and saw an exclusive performance from the cast of Gurinder Chadha’s upcoming West End extravaganza, Bend It Like Beckham – The Musical. The event itself dazzled with an array of A-list celebrities, dignitaries and influencers, including Zayn Malik, Mila Kunis, Gary Linekar, the Hinduja Brothers, Naughty Boy and Shah Rukh Khan. Picking up the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, was Zayn Malik, who propelled to stardom with One Direction and is now one of the most influential music artists of our time. Bollywood icon, Shah Rukh Khan »

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Director Atul Malhotra on all things Amar Akbar and Tony

15 April 2015 10:44 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Director Atul Malhotra’s romantic comedy drama Amar Akbar and Tony set in present day multicultural London is getting ready to hit the big screen on Friday April 17th.

Written by Malhotra, Aat tells the tale of a a Sikh, a Muslim and an Irish Catholic who take stock of their lives in the coming-of-age story.

The film explores the predicaments that face its lead trio – Amar (Rez Kempton), whose promising career gets derailed by a turn of events, Tony (Martin Delaney), whose obsession with winning over the Asian woman of his dreams finds him pursuing the wrong woman, while Akbar (Sam Vincenti), an ambitious charmer, tries to manage business, love and friendship with the gift of the gab.

A British Independent film, Amar Akbar & Tony‘s cast offers a mix of some of the coolest talent in the UK including Karen David, Laura Aikman, Nina Wadia, Goldy Notay, Ace Bhatti, »

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Lionsgate UK CEO Zygi Kamasa signs new deal

25 March 2015 6:47 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Executive’s portfolio expanded to CEO of Lionsgate’s European office.

Lionsgate UK CEO Zygi Kamasa has signed a long-term agreement to stay at the company and has taken on the role of CEO of Lionsgate’s European office.

In his expanded role Kamasa will spearhead Lionsgate’s strategic growth initiatives and new business development across Europe, including potential coproduction arrangements, M&A initiatives and entry into new lines of business.

Lionsgate UK recently expanded its distribution slate to include Summit as well as Lionsgate releases (for Summit titles produced after July 2015). 

Lionsgate has also relocated its international sales and distribution headquarters to London.

“Zygi is one of the entrepreneurial executives playing a leadership role in moving Lionsgate forward around the world,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. “He and his team have grown Lionsgate UK into a vibrant and diversified company, and his expanded mandate for Europe underscores our commitment to continue building Lionsgate into a next »

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Bend It Like Beckham: Where are the cast of the 2002 box office hit now?

22 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

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 »

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