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London — British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles include Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” franchise and Hans Gruber in “Die Hard,” will discuss his craft and career in an onstage interview at BAFTA.
The April 15 event is part of BAFTA’s “A Life in Pictures” series of talks, which have included David Fincher, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep and Quentin Tarantino. Recordings of previous events in the series are available here.
Rickman began his acting career in theater, where his credits include a Tony nomination for his performance in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.” His feature film debut came in the 1988 alongside Bruce Willis in “Die Hard.” Since then he has appeared in more than 40 films, including the Harry Potter series, “Sweeney Todd” and “Love Actually.”
Rickman was awarded a BAFTA in 1992 for his role as the Sheriff of Nottingham in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. »
- Leo Barraclough
Veteran British actor, who recently directed his second feature A Little Chaos, to give on stage interview in London.
Actor Alan Rickman is to discuss his craft and career at a ‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures’ event in London on April 15.
The event, to be held at BAFTA’s HQ in London’s Piccadilly, is the latest in a series of onstage interviews in which some of the film world’s leading talent share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their craft.
The series has hosted such figures as Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Jim Broadbent, David Fincher, Tom Hanks, Ethan Hawke, Dustin Hoffman, Helen Mirren, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Quentin Tarantino, Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone.
Rickman began his acting career in theatre, where his credits include a Tony nomination for his performance in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
His feature film debut came in 1988 alongside Bruce Willis in [link »
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Back on March 13, BBC aired a six hour telethon to raise money for Comic Relief. The telethon raisied over 78 million pounds and after thirty years, celebrities celebrated raising over 1 billion pounds. Along with documentary shorts highlighting the charities supported, humorous sketches and musical numbers were shown. Comic Relief was started by writer Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill) and comedian Lenny Henry to raise support for families starving in Ethiopia.
To the surprise of everyone, Orlando Bloom (Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean) made an appearance to kiss David Walliams (Little Britain) to help break a world record in “Most Kisses Received in 30 Seconds.” Popular sketches brought back Mr. Bean, the Vicar of Dibley, and Little Britain (featuring Stephen Hawking). Parodies of The Four Yorkshiremen, James Bond (featuring Daniel Craig and Roger Moore), and One Direction were featured. Liam Gallagher of the original Shameless was also named a national treasure. »
- Michelle Leibowitz
When the second part of the franchise The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was announced, it was a big surprise for Tina Desai and the entire team attached with the film. As Tina reveals in an exclusive interview with glamsham.com that how the entire team of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel used to take it as a joke and how thrilled they were to come back once again. She also talked about making the likes of Judi Dench, Richard Gere and others dance on Indian tunes, the overwhelming response to the second part world over and much more. Here are the excerpts of the conversation:
How has been the response like to the second part of The Best Excotic Marigold Hotel?
It's got terrific response abroad. It's no. 1 for three weeks in UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada and it was also no. 1 in the Us also. So, now I am waiting »
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 »
Red Nose Day is coming to the U.S. NBC will introduce Americans to the long-time U.K. charity tradition with a three-hour live telethon on May 21.
Variety reports Christina Aguilera, Jon Hamm, and Sienna Miller have already begun promoting the New York-based event, which will feature comedy sketches, standup sets, musical performances and celebrity appearances.
Launched 30 years ago by Love Actually and Bridget Jones’ Diary director Richard Curtis, the drive raises money for various charities and attempts to raise public awareness about the plight of underprivileged people living throughout the world. The U.S. effort will donate proceeds to 12 charities that help young people in the U.S., Africa, Asia, and Latin American, including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Vaccine Alliance, Children’s Health Fund, and United Way.
As in the U.K., people will be encouraged to buy red clown noses to don on May 21 to show solidarity with the cause. »
- A.R. Wilson
NBC will close out the 2014-15 regular season on May 21 with a three-hour live telethon that marks the arrival in the U.S. of the Red Nose Day charity drive that has become a U.K. institution.
The Peacock is planning a star-packed telecast featuring standup and sketch comedy segments, musical performances and various celebrity appearances. The special will originate from New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom.
Red Nose Day was launched in 1985 by director Richard Curtis, of “Love Actually” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary” fame. The goal was to raise money for a range of worthy causes and also generate awareness among the public of the struggles of underprivileged people around the world.
As in the U.K., Red Nose Day will include a retail push to encourage people to buy plastic red clown noses to wear on May 21 as a means of acknowledging the greater need in the world. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Disney demonstrated an uncanny ability to be consistent with live action films based on its animated classics while Liam Neeson had one of the worst opening weekends of the last decade. Cinderella danced into theaters with a strong number one, banking $70 million. That's almost the exact amount Maleficent took in on its opening weekend last May. It's also the highest opening for a movie helmed by Kenneth Branagh, topping the $65 million opening for Thor in 2011. Neeson's latest Run All Night ranked a very distant second place with just $11 million. The painful start is less than half of the worst of the Taken movies and the second lowest for a non-wide-release Neeson movie since 2003's Love Actually (The Next Three Days opened with just $6 million in 2010). For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below: 1.Cinderella (2015) * $70,053,000 Total: $70,053,000 Lw: N Thtrs: 3,845 2.Run All Night * $11,015,000 Total: $11,015,000 Lw: N Thtrs: 3,171 3.Kingsman: The »
Following the brief teaser trailer released in December, and a set of videos introducing the main characters last month, the first full trailer for the upcoming animated series Thunderbirds Are Go! has been released before the series debut this spring on ITV. When disaster strikes and there's no one else to help, International Rescue answers the call! From their secret island base, this family of highly trained responders can reach every corner of the globe - and beyond - in minutes. With their remarkable cutting edge Thunderbird Vehicles, brothers Scott, Virgil, John, Gordon and Alan Tracy along with head of security Kayo and lead engineer Brains pull off amazing feats of heroism. No rescue is too big and no journey too far to save a life. When duty calls, Thunderbirds are go!
Fifty years after its television debut the iconic series is back in production featuring a talented cast led »
Music is a big part of most weddings, and if you've already started planning one, you know there are more than a few decisions to be made. Whether you decide to hire a band or a DJ or provide the wedding's soundtrack with your own iPod, we have a wedding music guide to help you through. Below, you'll find all the major categories for music you'll need to figure out, as well as other parts of the day you may not have thought of yet. Check out the list for guidelines on music you need to think about, whether you're an indie rock bride or a country Western couple. Processional: This is the music that accompanies the walk down the aisle. You'll need to pick a song for your bridesmaids to walk down the aisle to, and then a song for the bride's entrance. There are traditional choices like "Here Comes the Bride, »
Like many of you, I was pretty surprised and more than a little bit delighted when Liam Neeson made the next act in his illustrious career an action packed one. No one expected Taken to be a hit, or as satisfyingly enjoyable as it was, but it signaled a new trajectory for Neeson. That’s been all well and good, but one thing that it’s cost us is his performances in Oscar fare. Since Taken, Neeson has more or less dropped off of the Academy’s radar, with only one upcoming project hopefully set to return him to prestige territory. I like when he kicks ass, like he does in Friday’s new release Run All Night, but I prefer it when he contends for awards. Neeson is a very strong dramatic actor and certainly very solid as an action hero, but it’s the former where he’s really been able to shine. »
- Joey Magidson
Following the success of Taken in 2009, Liam Neeson carved out quite a niche for himself as an older action star. His career certainly careened down this path, with the iconic actor appearing in 9 more action-packed thrillers that includ The A-Team, The Next Three Days, Unknown, The Grey, Battleship, Taken 2, Non-Stop, A Walk Among the Tombstones and Taken 3. Now, on the eve of his latest 'geriaction' movie, as some have dubbed them, Liam Neeson has declared that he will stop making action movies in 2 years, if he is able to make it that far.
Good Morning America caught up with Liam Neeson to chat about this weekend's Run All Night, which may certainly leave some fans with a sense of deja vu, as it once again features the actor running with a gun as he sometimes screams into a cell phone. The 62 year-old confirms that his days as an action star are numbered though, »
Elizabeth Hurley in the hot seat! The star of "The Royals" stopped by "Watch What Happens Live" on Tuesday, and this time it was her turn to play a game of "Plead The Fifth" with Andy Cohen. The host previously treated the 49-year-old's ex, Hugh Grant, to the game last month -- where he asked the actor what the reason for their split was. Now it's the British beauty's turn to tell all! "I know that you watched your friend Hugh Grant on the show, you saw him play "Plead the Fifth", and you might know that when he did we asked him what he thought the reason that your relationship did not work out was," he told the star. "I would like to know why you think it didn't work out." "Well, he remains my best friend to this day, but…I mean, I'd say this if he were sitting here, »
- tooFab Staff
Film and TV producer behind Four Weddings and Notting Hill awarded Honorary Fellowship.
The film and television producer, whose other credits include Lawn Dogs (1997), Love Actually (2003), The Eagle (2011) and 80s series Fraggle Rock, was presented the Fellowship by Nfts director Nik Powell
The presentation took place at the School’s annual Graduation Ceremony held at the BFI Southbank in London.
Speaking at the ceremony, Kenworthy said: “In my many years of involvement with the Nfts, I’ve been constantly impressed by the passion and commitment of teachers and students alike.
“A school is a protected environment in which to take bold risks, and to fail sometimes in order to learn - yet the Nfts’s student productions have won countless awards, including both of the 2015 BAFTA Short Film Awards »
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“I was quite surprised,” Nighy confessed to Variety on Tuesday night at the New York premiere of “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” at the Ziegfeld Theatre. “Every time I say the words ‘Marigold 2,’ (I think) maybe I’m dreaming. With ‘The Expendables 2,’ I get it, but I didn’t imagine a bunch of old people getting back together sounded like box office dynamo.”
The studio execs behind “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” seem to have made a wise choice in greenlighting a second installment. The sequel, released in the U.K. on Feb. 26, topped the U.K. box office chart, stealing the top spot from “Fifty Shades of Grey” on opening weekend. In the U.S. on Tuesday night, »
- Paul Chi
In "Remember," Glenn (Steven Yeun) said it best when he told the survivors' de facto new leader: "We need to make this work. ... We were almost out there too long." It wasn't new information, of course, but that reality was present in every single one of Team Rick's interactions with the denizens of the Alexandria Safe-Zone. Led by Deanna Monroe (Tovah Feldshuh), their new home was almost too idyllic for any of them to trust. "People out there are always looking for an angle," Rick (Andrew Lincoln) told Deanna. "Looking to play on your weakness. They measure you by what they can take from you. »
- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl
In "Remember," Glenn (Steven Yeun) says it best when he tells their de facto new leader: "We need to make this work. ... We were almost out there too long." It's not new information, of course, but that reality is present in every single one of Team Rick's interactions with the denizens of the Alexandria Safe-Zone. Led by Deanna Monroe (Tovah Feldshuh), their new home is too idyllic for any of them to believe. "People out there are always looking for an angle," Rick (Andrew Lincoln) tells Deanna. "Looking to play on your weakness. They measure you by what they can take from you. »
- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl
Fifty years after its television debut the iconic series is back in production featuring a talented cast led by Rosamund Pike (The World’s End, Gone Girl) as Lady Penelope and David Graham (Thunderbirds 1965) reprising his role as chauffeur and International Rescue agent Parker. Debuting on ITV in 2015 this re-invention of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s much-loved series will be produced using an innovative mix of CGI animation and live-action miniature sets. Unstoppable inventor Brains will be voiced by Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker, Facejacker) whilst Tracy brothers Gordon and John are both played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Love Actually, Game of Thrones). Rasmus Hardiker (Saxondale, Lead Balloon) has been cast as both the youngest and oldest Tracy brothers Alan and Scott. The fifth Tracy brother, Virgil, will be played by David Menkin. Tracy Island matriarch Grandma Tracy is voiced by Sandra Dickinson (Amazing World of Gumball, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the »
Last month, a new photo debuted from ITV's upcoming animated series Thunderbirds Are Go!, which revealed the Tracey Brothers. Today, we have six character videos and yet another new photo which gives us our first look at the new female team member Kayo along with her team. We also have another image which gives us some background information on Kayo, a covert ops specialist and kung fu expert. In addition, we also have a teaser that showcases the world of Thunderbirds Are Go!
Fifty years after its television debut the iconic series is back in production featuring a talented cast led by Rosamund Pike (The World's End, Gone Girl) as Lady Penelope and David Graham (Thunderbirds 1965) reprising his role as chauffeur and International Rescue agent Parker. Debuting on ITV in 2015 this re-invention of Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson's much-loved series will be produced using an innovative mix of CGI animation and live-action miniature sets. »
Hugh Grant's getting extremely candid about his sex life! The "Love Actually" star stopped by Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" on Wednesday, where he played a game of "Plead the Fifth" with host Andy Cohen. Check out the video below to see what Grant said about ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley and how giving up porn has changed his life for the better! The British actor infamously hooked up with a Hollywood prostitute while dating Hurley, but Grant says the two are still very close friends. Hugh also told Cohen that intimacy issues were a big part of why his relationship with the brunette beauty didn't work out. "She's still my best friend," Hugh admitted. "I mean, the sex bit probably fizzled out. But now she is my best friend, my number one person I call in a crisis." The 54-year-old also opened up about his famous "Notting Hill" costar, Julia Roberts »
- tooFab Staff
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