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Director Richard Eyre made Companion of Honour by Amber Wilkinson - 2016-12-31 10:46:18

Rylance as Rudloph Abel in Bridge Of Spies Photo: Amblin Entertainment Notes On A Scandal director Sir Richard Eyre has been made a Companion of Honour for services to drama in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.

The list also saw The Bfg and Bridge Of Spies star Mark Rylance receive a knighthood and James Bond actress Naomie Harris receive an OBE.

Eyre, 73, who was knighted in 1997, has forged a career across theatre, television and film, with screen credits also including Stage Beauty and upcoming Emma Thompson starrer The Children Act. He received his honour for "services to drama".

Rylance, who has also had a fruitful career on both stage and screen, most recently won an Oscar for his performance in Spielberg's Cold War thriller and will appear in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk next year.

Harris, 40, who is best known for her role as Miss Moneypenny alongside Daniel Craig in the James Bond franchise,
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Claire Danes Says Dating Billy Crudup After He Left Pregnant Mary Louise Parker Was ''Scary'' and ''Really Hard''

Claire Danes Says Dating Billy Crudup After He Left Pregnant Mary Louise Parker Was ''Scary'' and ''Really Hard''
More than a decade ago, Billy Crudup left his seven-month pregnant girlfriend Mary Louise Parker, to date his Stage Beauty co-star Claire Danes. The romance made headlines (to say the least) but no one was more overwhelmed by the media's coverage than the Homeland actress herself. "That was a scary thing…That was really hard," she explained during an SiriusXM interview with Howard Stern when asked how she handled the criticism from the public over the 2003 revelation. "But it's okay, I went through it." She continued, "I was just in love with him and needed to explore that and I was 24…I didn't quite know what those consequences would...
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Claire Danes Reveals If She Regrets Billy Crudup Leaving Pregnant Mary-Louise Parker For Her

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Claire Danes is coming clean! The "Homeland" star opened up about her infamous relationship with "Almost Famous" star, Billy Crudup, while chatting with Howard Stern on Monday. While Danes made a ton of headlines after Billy left left his then-pregnant partner, Mary Louise Parker, for her ... she doesn't exactly sound like she regrets it. "That was a scary thing," the actress said about their controversial relationship. "That was really hard. I didn’t know how to not do that." It was in 2003 the actor called it quits with the "Weeds" star to date Danes -- Billy and Mary had been together for 8 years prior and Parker was seven months pregnant with their first child. "I was just in love with him," Danes revealed. "And needed to explore that and I was 24... I didn’t quite know what those consequences would be." The former flames first met on the set of their film,
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Top Ten Oscar Theater Movies Or (The Unexpected Hook of Birdman)

For the concerns in some quarters that Birdman might be too cerebral or idiosyncratic for Oscar, I offer thisfoolproof rebuttal: It's about the theater!

Oscar has a long history of mad love for theater movies from early musicals which were often about vaudeville through biopics about theater giants and on to today's more playful genre hybrids. Even when the Academy doesn't fully commit to its latest greasepaint and footlights suitor, it will often give him a quick kiss in the form of a nomination or three.  Some examples: To Be Or Not To Be (1942 & 1983), Being Julia (2004), Mrs Henderson Presents (2005), The Producers (1967), 42nd Street (1934), and The Bandwagon (1953). While it's true there are exceptions that they completely ignore (Stage Beauty, Waiting for Guffman, Opening Night) it's a subject matter that appeals to showbiz people and showbiz people like congratulating their own.

Oscar's 10 Favorite Theater Movies

Why didn't you include Cabaret, Black Swan or Chicago in this list?
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Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher To Script Wwi Tale ‘Megiddo’ For Warner Bros, Weimaraner

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Playwright-scribe Jeffrey Hatcher has been set to script Megiddo, the Wwi tale that Warner Bros is developing with Weimaraner Republic Pictures, the new producing shingle from longtime Warner Bros exec Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem. The film is an epic adventure set against the Sinai Campaign of World War I and is based on a treatment by Leshem, who’ll produce with Harris. Greg Ostrin is executive producer. Courtenay Valenti and Racheline Benveniste are steering for the studio.

Related: Ex-wb Exec Lynn Harris Launches Weimaraner With Husband Matti Leshem

Hatcher, who wrote the play Compleat Female Stage Beauty and its feature transfer, most recently scripted Mr. Holmes, which just wrapped production with director Bill Condon and Ian McKellen. Hatcher is repped by Anonymous Content and Paradigm
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'Mr. Holmes' Starring Ian McKellan Lands at Miramax

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'Mr. Holmes' Starring Ian McKellan Lands at Miramax
Global film and television studio Miramax announced today that it has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Mr. Holmes and will partner with Roadside Attractions on domestic theatrical distribution of the film. Directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Kinsey), Mr. Holmes stars Academy Award nominees Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings franchise, X-Men franchise) and Laura Linney (Kinsey, You Can Count on Me, The Savages).

The film, based on the novel "A Slight Trick of the Mind" by Mitch Cullin and adapted for the screen by Jeffrey Hatcher (The Duchess, Casanova, Stage Beauty), is currently in post-production.

Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., Chairman of Miramax, had this to say in his statement.

"Mr. Holmes is a smart, exciting film that has attracted the highest caliber director, cast and producers, and it is a perfect fit for Miramax. We are very pleased to acquire U.S.
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Alice Eve Engaged To Financier Alex Cowper-Smith

Actress Alice Eve has recently become engaged to her high school sweetheart, financier Alex Cowper-Smith.

Alice Eve Engaged

Eve’s reps confirmed her engagement to Cowper-Smith to People on Thursday.

Eve and Cowper-Smith first dated when they were both in high school at London’s Westminster School but eventually split. Aspiring actress Eve went on to college at Oxford, where she struck up a romance with poet Adam O’Riodan, whom she split from in 2012.

Eve has also been linked to her 1:30 Train co-star Chris Evans. The actors were spotted out on a dinner date in New York City in December 2013, but neither party confirmed that they were dating.

It’s unknown when exactly Eve and her former flame reunited.

At the start of her career, Eve appeared in a number of projects in her native England. Her earliest credit is for playing Martha Guthrie in the 2004 Stephen Hawking biopic Hawking,
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First Image of Ian McKellen in Bill Condon’s ‘Mr. Holmes,’ Further Cast Revealed

First Image of Ian McKellen in Bill Condon’s ‘Mr. Holmes,’ Further Cast Revealed
Bill Condon’s “Mr. Holmes” has started to shoot, with additional cast announced, and the first image released of Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes at the age of 93.

The movie, which will shoot for seven weeks on location in London and on the south coast of England, also stars Laura Linney as Holmes’ housekeeper, Mrs. Munro.

Additional cast announced Thursday includes Hattie Morahan (“The Golden Compass,” “The Bank Job”), Patrick Kennedy (“War Horse,” “Atonement”), Hiroyuki Sanada (“The Wolverine,” “47 Ronin”), Roger Allam (“Tamara Drewe,” “The Book Thief”), Phil Davis (“Vera Drake,” “Notes on a Scandal”), Frances de la Tour (“The History Boys,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”), and Milo Parker (“Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails”), who plays Mrs. Munro’s son.

“Mr. Holmes,” which was formerly known as “A Slight Trick of the Mind,” is based on the novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind” by Mitch Cullin. It has
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Mr Holmes' new cast revealed

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Mr Holmes' new cast revealed
Exclusive: Cast is revealed for Sherlock Holmes film starring Ian McKellen and directed by Bill Condon.

As principal photography begins on a new Sherlock Holmes film starring Ian McKellen, the cast has been revealed as well as a change of name and a first image.

A Slight Trick of the Mind will now be titled Mr Holmes and filming will take place over seven weeks on location in London and on the South Coast of England, according to co-producers AI Film, Archer Gray, See-Saw Films and BBC Films.

McKellen himself tweeted the first image, which shows the actor made up and aged up to play Arthur Conan Doyle’s private detective aged 93.

As previously announced, Bill Condon will direct the film - reuniting him with McKellen after they made Gods and Monsters together in 1998 - and Laura Linney will play his housekeeper Mrs Munro. Linney worked with Condon on Kinsey in 2004 and The Fifth Estate in 2013 as
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Hiroyuki Sanada Joins Sherlock Holmes Drama ‘A Slight Trick Of The Mind’

Hiroyuki Sanada Joins Sherlock Holmes Drama ‘A Slight Trick Of The Mind’
Exclusive: 47 Ronin and The Wolverine star Hiroyuki Sanada has been tapped to join Ian McKellen in A Slight Trick of the Mind, the drama about an aging Sherlock Holmes that Bill Condon is directing this summer in London. Sanada will play Umezaki, a Prickly Ash plant enthusiast who Holmes (McKellen) visits in Japan. He joins McKellen and Laura Linney as Holmes’ housekeeper, who with her young son is regaled with the tale of the unsolved mystery that ended Holmes’ career. Script was adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher (The Duchess, Casanova, Stage Beauty) from Mitch Cullin’s novel. Anne Carey is producing […]
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"Star Trek Into Darkness": Enter Alice Eve

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Take another look at English actress Alice Eve, who played 'Dr. Carol Marcus', in "Star Trek Into Darkness".

In the film Eve is revealed in her underwear before changing into a space suit, as an homage to actress Sigourney Weaver's 'Ripley' character in "Alien":

Alice Eve first appeared in UK TV dramas including BBC's "The Rotters' Club" and "Agatha Christie's Poirot".

Her work also includes the features "Stage Beauty" (2004), "Starter For Nothing" (2006), "Big Nothing" (2006), "She's Out of My League" (2010) and "Sex and the City 2" (2010).

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Alice Eve...
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Ian McKellen to Play Old Sherlock in New Film

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We’ve had Young Sherlock Holmes and now we’re going to have an Old Sherlock, when Ian McKellen portrays a 93-year old version of the great detective in A Slight Trick of the Mind.

Many people have played Arthur Conan Doyle’s timeless British detective over the years, and now we can add Sir Ian McKellen—best known for playing Magneto in the X-Men films and Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies—to that extensive list. McKellen will be reteaming with director Bill Condon for A Slight Trick of the Mind. The last time the 74 year old actor worked with Condon was in Gods and Monsters (1998) where he won critical acclaim playing ailing Frankenstein director James Whale.

The film will be based on author Mitch Cullin's 2006 novel of the same name, which takes place in the sleuth’s final years. The script for A
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Ian McKellen to play Sherlock Holmes in 'A Slight Trick of the Mind'

Ian McKellen to play Sherlock Holmes in 'A Slight Trick of the Mind'
Richard III, Gandalf, Magneto … and now Sherlock Holmes.

Ian McKellen has added Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s uncanny sleuth to his list of literary incarnations, having agreed to play Holmes in director Bill Condon’s upcoming film A Slight Trick of the Mind.

In A Slight Trick of the Mind, the 74-year-old will, obviously, play Holmes in his later years. And this version was not penned by Conan Doyle, but is instead adapted from a 2006 novel by Mitch Cullin.

The story picks up with the detective at age 93, long-ago retired to the rural area of Sussex, where he is haunted
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It's Elementary: Ian McKellen To Play Sherlock Holmes For Director Bill Condon

Ian McKellen and Bill Condon will reunite for A Slight Trick of the Mind, a stand-alone, solo Sherlock Holmes mystery. The premise is that Holmes is an old, musty, retired detective haunted by a case from his youth. With his memory waning -- and no Dr. Watson to assist -- Sherlock must solve his greatest mystery! It's based on a novel by Mitch Cullin. Condon will direct, but the script duties are in the hands of Jeffrey Hatcher (Stage Beauty, Casanova), according to The Hollywood Reporter. McKellen and Condon previously teamed for 1998's Gods and Monsters, in which McKellen played the great (retired) director James Whale. That was a very strong drama that earned Condon an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay, while McKellen was...

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"Star Trek Into Darkness": Enter Alice Eve

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Screenwriter Damon Lindelof has tweeted an 'apology' to fans offended by a revealing scene involving English actress, Alice Eve's character 'Carol Marcus', in "Star Trek Into Darkness".

In the film Eve is revealed in her underwear before changing into a space suit, as an homage to actress Sigourney Weaver's 'Ripley' character in "Alien":

"I copped to the fact that we should have done a better job of not being gratuitous in our representation of a barely clothed actress," tweeted Lindelof. "...what I’m saying is I hear you, I take responsibility and will be more mindful in the future..."

Actress Alice Eve first appeared in UK TV dramas including BBC's "The Rotters' Club" and "Agatha Christie's Poirot".

Her work also includes the features "Stage Beauty" (2004), "Starter For Nothing" (2006) and "Big Nothing" (2006), "She's Out of My League" (2010), "Sex and the City 2" (2010), "The Raven" (2012), "Men In Black 3
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Dead at 65: Harry Potter Actor Famous for Playing Gay Teacher in Stage Hit

British stage, film and television actor Richard Griffiths died yesterday due to complications in the aftermath of heart surgery at Coventry hospital. He was 65 years old. Though best remembered for his performance as Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter flicks, Griffiths was a well-respected name on the British stage, having won a number of awards ( Tony. Laurence Olivier, and Drama Desk awards.) for playing a free-spirited gay teacher -- who likes his male teenage students a tad too much -- in Alan Bennett's play The History Boys. (Pictured above: Griffiths in the film version of The History Boys, co-starring Dominic Cooper.) Griffiths was also a well-regarded movie actor -- though not as a result of his work on the Harry Potter movies. His prestige lay on his work on low-budget, independently made British efforts such as Nicholas Hytner's outstanding film adapation of The History Boys (released in 2006) and
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R.I.P. Richard Griffiths

65-year-old legendary British actor Richard Griffiths has died after complications following heart surgery.

Though widely known for his role as Harry's pompous uncle Vernon Dursley in the "Harry Potter" films, Griffith's career has been one of much acclaim and some stunning films, and shows such as his starring role as Henry Crabbe in the mid-1990s TV series "Pie in the Sky".

Films he has worked on include "Withnail and I," "Gorky Park," "Sleepy Hollow," "The Naked Gun 2 1/2," "Stage Beauty," "Venus," and "Hugo".

He also scored multiple awards for his work on the stage play of "The History Boys," and reprised the role for the film adaptation.
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Taylor Swift Reveals Sexy Toned Butt At Brit Awards

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Work it, girl! When Taylor ripped off the wedding dress and revealed that sexy black lingerie, she lit the Brit Awards stage on fire and we nearly lost our minds! Keep reading to see the all-new, grown up T-Swizzle.

Forget songs, or mock-dressing, or fake accents — this is how you go about getting revenge on an ex. Taylor Swift wowed the audience — and probably a certain One Direction star – with her totally sexy performance of “I Knew You Were Trouble” at the Brit Awards on Feb. 20

Taylor Swift: Naughty & Nice At The Brit Awards

The 23-year-old country and pop star first appeared on stage in a very pretty, very amusing white “wedding” dress. It sent the message that Taylor is a pure, innocent young girl. And then she just totally destroyed that message.

Halfway through the performance, T-Swift ripped off that ethereal dress to reveal a tight black lingerie-style
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Red Carpet Globes Pt 1: Lisbeth is Wednesday

Last week on Red Carpet Convos, Joanna and I were trying on gowns; I borrowed Penelope's (don't judge) and she wore Evan Rachel's. This week Kurt and I gawk at the Golden Globes but alas, there's no word on which of these dresses Joanna would wear.

Nathaniel: Welcome back to Red Carpet Convos, Kurt. This was meant to be a three-way but Joanna had a fashion emergency off stage of some sort. She's here in spirit and promises to return!‬

Kurt: A Wardrobe malfunction, naturally.‬

Nathaniel: ...which very few ladies were actually having on the Globes red carpet. Everyone (well almost everyone) was so put together. Let's start with Best Actresses of Yore.

Miss 2005, Ms 2008, Dame 2006, Double Dipper 1988 & 1991, and Mrs 2002

poll by twiigs.com



Kurt: ‪Reese gets my Lazy Trophy of the evening. ‬Between the dress and that wind-blown hair, she looks like she's shooting Bridesmaids 2...in Chicago.

Nathaniel: ‪Lazy
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Roland Emmerich: Appetite for deconstruction

Why is Roland Emmerich, purveyor of disaster-movie schlock, wading into the debate over the authorship of Shakespeare's plays?

Roland Emmerich knows there's a subtext to the compliment when people tell him they like his new film, Anonymous. "Were my other movies so bad?" asks the Stuttgart-born director in his clipped Teutonic accent. But it's not so much that those other movies were bad – it's that they bore almost no resemblance to reality. In the last 15 years Emmerich has presided over an alien invasion (Independence Day), the trashing of New York (Godzilla) and the end of the world not once but twice (The Day After Tomorrow and 2012). So it comes as quite a surprise that his latest project, though just as rich in CGI, is quite an intelligent, if somewhat broad historical drama that portrays William Shakespeare as a drunk and posits the Earl of Oxford as the true genius of English literature.
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