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The Almeida Wins Big At The Olivier Awards 2014

15 April 2014 5:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Almeida Theatre was one of the big winners on Sunday night as the theatre scooped eight awards through West End transfers Chimerica and Ghosts at The Oliver Awards 2014.

Chimerica pulled off five awards including Best New Play and Best Director for Lyndsey Turner while Lesley Manville was named Best Actress for her role in Ghosts, which also won Best Revival and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Jack Lowden.

The Best New Musical went to new hit The Book of Mormon which also took the Best Actor award for Gavin Creel. However, when it came to classic favourites, it was Les Misérables which won the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award as voted for by the public, proving the show still delivers after all these years.

There were fourteen live performances on the night including Abba’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus who reunited as part of a show finale »

- Amanda Keats

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The HeyUGuys Interviews: The Olivier Awards

14 April 2014 3:38 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Gemma Arterton and Stephen Mangan hosted the 2014 Olivier Awards yesterday evening, and it was a fine night for London’s theatre community.

The worlds of film and theatre are extremely close with many of the guests and nominees returning to the Royal Opera House a couple of months after the BAFTA awards took place here. Likewise success in one medium often translates to the other with a staggering fifteen years of Mamma Mia! being celebrated at the awards, and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (from Oscar winner Sam Mendes no less) takes its place high on the agenda

It’s The Book of Mormon which is likely to continue its awards success, it made a huge splash last year and has been a hot ticket ever since. We were at the awards last night to interview the nominees and guests, Stefan Pape and Colin Hart were on the carpet grabbing whom they could. »

- Jon Lyus

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Endeavour, The Crimson Field

13 April 2014 3:19 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Endeavour: ITV, 8pm

This week's case concerns a murder of a woman in her own home, a lady strangled with a pair of stockings - the third such incident in recent weeks. Oxford City police are on edge and under a thick fog, as they take an interest in a local department store. Di Thursday reveals a skeleton in his closet, when an Italian lady working in the hosiery department recognises him as "Fredo".

No married woman is safe, and there are more emotional struggles for Morse and Thursday as they narrow down the suspects. Colin Dexter, the author of the Morse novels, makes a cameo appearance.

Dirty Weekenders in France with Richard E Grant: Channel 4, 8pm

Richard E Grant explores his love for spending weekends scouring France for old antiques. He harbours an "insatiable desire for beaten-up old stuff", and often takes weekends away in France, »

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Miptv: Red Arrow Sells Dustin Hoffman, Judi Dench Film ‘Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot’ to Germany

8 April 2014 4:24 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cannes — Red Arrow Intl. has sold family movie “Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot,” which stars Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman, to German broadcaster Ard.

Hoffman plays a retired bachelor, Mr. Hoppy, who harbors a secret passion for his neighbor, the lovely Mrs. Silver (Dench). Unfortunately she lavishes all her affection on Alfie, her pet tortoise.

Dahl’s story has been adapted by Richard Curtis (“Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Love Actually”) and Paul Mayhew-Archer. Endor Prods.’ Hilary Bevan Jones (“The Escape Artist”) is producing; Dearbhla Walsh (“Little Dorrit”) directs. It is set to begin shooting in May.

The project was commissioned by the BBC.

Dahl’s books, which include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Matilda,” have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.

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- Leo Barraclough

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Engagement to Amber Heard wasn't a 'shotgun affair', says Johnny Depp

4 April 2014 11:07 PM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

New York, April 5: Johnny Depp has slammed the rumours that he proposed Amber Heard because she was pregnant and said that it wasn't a "shotgun affair".

The 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' star told NBC's "Today" show that Heard is a wonderful girl, who is sharp as a tack, wonderful, Southern belle and sweet as can be and good for him, the New York Post reported.

The couple, who met on the set of the 'The Rum Diary' in 2011, threw a star-studded engagement party earlier this month. (Ani) »

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From the Big Screen to the West End Stage – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opens in London

3 April 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Taking successful stage productions and bringing them to the big screen has spawned a variety of accolades and success across the years. Oscar winners ranging from Casablanca, to West Side Story, and from My Fair Lady to The Sound of Music, all the way to Chicago – it’s a common stomping ground for filmmakers to explore.

But how about the other way around? To see many of our favourite films re-imagined on the stage is becoming something of a regularity – and with the quite brilliant adaptation of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which has just opened in London’s West End – it seems to be an enlightening, triumphant process, which could well pave the way for many others to appear.

Originally, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a successful comedy feature, directed by Frank Oz and starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin in the lead roles. Now, Jerry Mitchell is at the helm, having »

- Stefan Pape

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Talking Billions and Bubble-Gum Cards With Metropolitan Museum of Art Director Thomas Campbell

25 March 2014 5:05 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

I spend way too much of my time in my office and endless business meetings,” says Thomas Campbell, the preternaturally unassuming director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “so I try to get out a couple of times a day, if I can, and just get down there to the galleries, walk randomly in any direction.” Five years into his job, the British-born 51-year-old still comes off as less the maharaja of the Met than someone who, to his self-deprecating delight, has been given Charlie and the Chocolate Factory–like privileges to sneak around backstage. He has a special key, he tells me on the morning we are scheduled to walk not so randomly about, which is “supposed to open every door in the building,” he says. “Of course, I always discover the door it doesn’t work on is the one that I really need to get through.”Campbell »

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On the trail of a con man

22 March 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Richard John Taylor had no problem attracting investors to his films. After all, he was a senior editor on EastEnders, ran a production company with Louis Theroux and had a lucrative deal with ITV. There was only one problem…

At the end of Tina Renton's book, You Can't Hide, she thanks her friend Richard John Taylor for everything he's done for her. Taylor, a film-maker, had become a saviour of sorts. He had met her through Rape Crisis in August 2011 when she was at her most vulnerable, befriended her, gave her a job as his personal assistant and made her feel worthwhile again.

Renton's story was as inspirational as it was shocking. She had been abused by her stepfather from the age of six. At 14, she told her mother, but her mother said if she went to the police, the family would be left homeless. She threw her partner out of the house, »

- Simon Hattenstone

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On the trail of a con man

22 March 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Richard John Taylor had no problem attracting investors to his films. After all, he was a senior editor on EastEnders, ran a production company with Louis Theroux and had a lucrative deal with ITV. There was only one problem…

At the end of Tina Renton's book, You Can't Hide, she thanks her friend Richard John Taylor for everything he's done for her. Taylor, a film-maker, had become a saviour of sorts. He had met her through Rape Crisis in August 2011 when she was at her most vulnerable, befriended her, gave her a job as his personal assistant and made her feel worthwhile again.

Renton's story was as inspirational as it was shocking. She had been abused by her stepfather from the age of six. At 14, she told her mother, but her mother said if she went to the police, the family would be left homeless. She threw her partner out of the house, »

- Simon Hattenstone

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TV Recap: 'Face Off' Episode 610 - 'What a Dahl'

19 March 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Face Off Episode 610

“What a Dahl”

Original Airdate: 18 March 2014

In This Episode…

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the contestants are each given a briefly described but never seen creature that lives in a jungle, preying on Oompa Loompas. Dahl’s daughter, Lucy Dahl, is the guest judge.

The Creations

Graham created a Snozzwanger with an elephant nose, monster mouth, and eyes that pop through the top of his hat. It carried Oompa skulls on his belt and snozzberries to use as bait.  Lucy said it was “almost freaky how you channeled my dad,” and thought he knocked it out of the park. Glenn said they made the right decision to save him the other week. Ve found it scary and bizarre, like a child’s nightmare.

Chloe had Vermicious Knid, and she had lots of problems along the way. »

- Alyse Wax

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The Olivier Awards 2014 Nominations Announced

10 March 2014 6:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The nominations for The Olivier Awards 2014 were announced today (Monday 10th March) by Nigel Harman and Leigh Zimmerman and there is a great variety of talent being recognised this year for their work in theatre.

New musical Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along lead the nominations for a single production, each receiving seven. Once, The Book Of Mormon and The Scottsboro Boys each receive six. The shortlist for the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award – the only Olivier Award voted for by the public – includes firm favourites Les Miserables, The Phantom Of The Opera, Matilda The Musical and Wicked.

There are also some great film and TV actors included in the nominations this year, with nods for Tom Hiddleston, Jude Law and Judi Dench.The star-studded Olivier Awards 2014 ceremony will take place at the Royal Opera House on Sunday 13th April.

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Daniel Espinosa In Talks To Helm Leonardo DiCaprio In Jo Nesbo’s ‘Blood On Snow’ For Warner Bros

5 March 2014 12:06 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Safe House helmer Daniel Espinosa is in talks with Warner Bros to develop to direct Blood On Snow, which Leonardo DiCaprio is eyeing as a potential star vehicle. This is a two-book series that Norwegian crime novelist Jo Nesbo has written under the pseudonym Tom Johansson. The books, which Knopf will publish in two installments this fall and the following spring, will be produced by Kevin McCormick’s Langley Park (which is bringing Charlie And The Chocolate Factory to Broadway) and DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran’s Appian Way, which is coming off Best Picture nominee The Wolf Of Wall Street. They will now go out to scribes to draft the tale of a hit man who’s forced to go into hiding after he fails on a job and finds himself on the run with his intended target, who unfortunately happens to be his boss’s wife. Landing Espinosa is a coup. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Looking back at big screen Roald Dahl adaptations

1 March 2014 12:56 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Mark Harrison 3 Mar 2014 - 07:02

From James Bond to Willy Wonka, Matilda to The Witches, we chart the big screen work of Roald Dahl...

Roald Dahl has often been referred to as one of the greatest storytellers for children in the 20th century. His books have delighted children for generations, with their dark and inventive sense of humour and their eccentric, dastardly adult characters.

Likewise, his written work for adults has just as much wit and creativity, and over the years, he also worked as a screenwriter on a number of projects, including TV work on Alfred Hitchcock Presents and his own anthology series, Roald Dahl's Tales Of The Unexpected.

Given how it doesn't even take the likes of J.K. Rowling and Stephanie Meyer five years to have their popular works adapted by Hollywood, there has inevitably been an extensive crossover between Dahl's written work and the big screen. »

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20th Century Fox Dedicates Production Building to Richard D. Zanuck

26 February 2014 8:06 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Twentieth Century Fox honored the late Richard D. Zanuck with a building dedication ceremony on Tuesday.

“For those of us that work at Fox — he was family,” said Fox topper Jim Gianopulos. “He was an integral part of our legacy, he was like a pater familias to us.”

Zanuck was known in the industry for producing hits like “Jaws,” Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” He won the Academy Award for “Driving Miss Daisy” in 1989 and was nominated for two other Oscars.

Zanuck was made president of 20th Century Fox at the age of 28, making him the youngest studio chief in Hollywood history. During his eight years as head of studio, Fox amassed 159 Oscar nominations.

“We waited to try and find a building worthy of Dick. We couldn’t, so we built one,” Gianopulos said.

The 15,000 square foot building is the most state-of-the-art movie »

- Nikara Johns

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Game Of Thrones: 19 New Posters Released In Anticipation Of Season 4

26 February 2014 7:44 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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With hardened Game Of Thrones fans counting down the days until the new season premieres on April 6, HBO have taken it upon themselves to release new posters of the cast members in various states of emotion. These states range from ‘serious’ to ‘super-serious,’ and seem to imply that the tone’s just going to get darker. Obviously that’s quite a feat after season three’s end-of-season gut-punchers, but if there’s anyone you can trust to kill off your favourite characters and leave you huddled and weeping in the corner, it’s George R. R. Martin.

So with the launch date etched further into the calendar and non-book readers girding their fragile psyches for whatever grim, long-term psychological torture Grrm has planned, we take a look at the new posters, and at what the expression of each character might hint. Because after all, if you can’t forensically over-analyse on the internet, »

- Edward Owen

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Daniel Radcliffe wins WhatsOnStage best actor award

24 February 2014 7:01 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Former Harry Potter star recognised for performance in The Cripple of Inishmaan while Rupert Grint also wins prize

Michael Grandage rules out second season of West End shows

Former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has won the WhatsOnStage best actor award for his performance in The Cripple of Inishmaan, part of the star-studded Michael Grandage Company season in the West End, which took three other awards including best director for Grandage himself.

Radcliffe's former co-star Rupert Grint won best newcomer for his performance in the revival of the Jez Butterworth play Mojo.

The other big winner was the musical The Book of Mormon, which among four awards won best new musical, beating both Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Light Princess, and best actor in a musical for Gavin Creel.

Helen Mirren was awarded best actress for her role as the Queen in The Audience, which also won best »

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Make-up and Hair Stylists Guild awards honors Johnny Depp

17 February 2014 1:19 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Johannesburg, Feb. 17: The Make-up and Hair Stylists Guild awards recently honoured Johnny Depp with a special award.

The Golden Globe award winner was presented the award for his work in films like 'Edward Scissorhands', 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and 'Alice in Wonderland', News24.com reported.

The 50 year old actor received the award from his long time associate and makeup artist Joel Harlow, who is nominated for an Academy Award this year for makeup in 'The Lone Ranger'.

'The Pirates of the Caribbean' actor said, while accepting the award, that it is a great honor for him.

Depp also praised the work of makeup artists saying that they've helped him find the root of each character that he has. »

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Johnny Depp Honored for Movie Makeup, Jokes “Why Do They Still Give Me Jobs?”

16 February 2014 8:05 AM, PST | GossipCop | See recent GossipCop news »

Johnny Depp was honored at Saturday's Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Awards, where he explained why his movie roles so often involve major transformations. From Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Alice in Wonderland and The Lone Ranger, the actor reflected on his history of going undercover as he received the first-ever Distinguished Artisan Award. See highlights of his speech here! »

- Shari Weiss

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Johnny Depp accepts Muahs Awards accolade: "This is a great honour"

16 February 2014 7:23 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Johnny Depp has described being awarded a prize from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild as a "great honour".

The actor collected the inaugural Distinguished Artisan Award last night (February 15) during a ceremony at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

It was announced last week that Depp would receive the accolade for his work in films such as The Lone Ranger, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands and Alice in Wonderland.

Upon collecting the award, the 50-year-old joked about some of the "ridiculous" roles he has played over the course of his career.

"This is a great honour, but glancing up at the screen I realise what a ridiculous thing I've done," he said. "I mean seriously, why do they still give me jobs?

"I've done a lot of things. I should probably apologise for a few, but I won't."

He continued: "I try something different each time as »

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Oscar Primer: Is ‘The Invisible Woman’ poised to take Best Costume Design?

7 February 2014 10:06 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Terence Johnson

Managing Editor

One of the more predictable categories of any Oscar year is Best Costume Design given that the nominees are weeded out so thoroughly that the best/most showy of the final five is usually locked and loaded for the win. But looking a bit deeper into the category, it’s one of the few places that has nominees that are the sole representation for their film, as is the case with The Invisible Woman this year.

 Yesterday, I wrote about how bad movies in the tech branches have a reasonable shot of nominations due to how voters view these categories. Which brings us to Costume Design, which historically has been a branch that honors all matter of film. Looking at the history of the category, you can see that a single nomination for a film, like The Invisible Woman is incredibly common. But does that »

- Terence Johnson

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