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20 Feet From Stardom singer talks exposure

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20 Feet From Stardom singer talks exposure
Claudia Lennear, a Us soul singer featured in Oscar-nominated documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, returned to the stage at Screen’s latest awards-season event.

The screening was presented with Altitude, who will release in the UK starting March 28, and TWC-Radius, which handles the Us release where it has made $4.8m at the box office and been named the top-grossing doc of 2013.

Interview: Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, RADiUSREVIEW: 20 Feet From Stardom

Morgan Neville’s Oscar-nominated film looks at the work and lives of the world’s best backing singers. It features interviews with the likes of Mick Jagger, Darlene Love, Lisa Fischer, Tata Vega, Bruce Springsteen and Sting.

Lennear told the audience at London’s Covent Garden hotel what she learned from the documentary. “Until I saw this film, I didn’t know that Darlene Love was the voice of The Crystals,” referring to music producer Phil Spector’s uncredited use of Love’s voice on the 1960s
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Ackland: Demi Moore Is Not Very Bright

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Ackland: Demi Moore Is Not Very Bright
Veteran actor Joss Ackland has blasted Passion Of Mind co-star Demi Moore as "not very bright or talented." The 73-year-old star has also lashed out at himself, admitting that most of his work was "awful." Bemoaning the parts offered to him, he says, "I'm so tired of not being able to make a movie without a car chase, or the villain dying twice. It's all exactly the same." Ackland confesses that many of the roles he has undertaken in his 50 year career were just for the money or to settle bets. The 72-year-old says, "I do an awful lot of crap, but if it's not immoral, I don't mind. I'm a workaholic. I was in Mad Dogs And Englishmen, with Liz Hurley, which was God-awful and quite rightly torn to shreds. Then there was Passion Of Mind last year with Demi Moore. Terrible script. Awful, actually, but I needed the money." Ackland also says he "regretted" appearing in Bill And Ted's Bogus Journey, starring Keanu Reeves, and his cameo in a Pet Shop Boys video.

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