LONDON (Reuters) – British actress Helen Mirren had no trouble transforming herself from monarch to menacing creature for the new “Monsters, Inc.” animated movie, but said she’s not so frightening in real life.
The 67-year-old veteran of stage and screen made headlines last month when she stormed out of a London theatre dressed as Queen Elizabeth to berate a group of drummers playing noisily outside in an expletive-riddled tirade. She later apologized.
LONDON (Reuters) – British comic novelist Tom Sharpe, known for his “Wilt” series about a harassed and hen-pecked university lecturer, has died aged 85, his publisher said on Thursday.
The London-born author, whose last and 16th novel “The Wilt Inheritance” was published in 2010, died in Spain where he had a home in the north-eastern coastal town of Llafranc.
LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) – British comic novelist Tom
Sharpe, known for his “Wilt” series about a harrassed and
hen-pecked university lecturer, has died aged 85, his publisher
said on Thursday.
The London-born author, whose last and 16th novel “The Wilt
Inheritance” was published in 2010, died in Spain where he had a
home in the northeastern coastal town of Llafranc.
LONDON (Reuters) – With the 11th Doctor Who quitting the Tardis, fans of the popular sci-fi television series are debating whether it is time for a woman to step into the well-travelled shoes.
Matt Smith’s decision to quit the popular BBC TV series after a 50th anniversary show in November and a Christmas special has sparked speculation of a 21st century makeover for the doctor, who has battled Daleks and Cyberman since 1963.
CANNES, May 26 (Reuters) – An emotional lesbian love story
by French director Abdellatif Kechiche won the top prize at the
2013 Cannes festival on Sunday, ending 12 packed days of
premieres, celebrity appearances, rain and dramatic jewellery
“La Vie d’Adele – Chapitre 1 & 2″ (Blue is the Warmest
Colour) was chosen from a field of 20 films full of sex,
violence and anguish vying for the Palme d’Or, one of the most
coveted film awards after the Oscars.
CANNES (Reuters) – A documentary using small clay figures to tell the story of how Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh’s family perished under the Khmer Rouge regime won the top prize in the second most important competition at the Cannes film festival on Saturday.
“L’Image Manquante” (The Missing Picture) was among the 18 films that premiered in the Un Certain Regard category that was set up to encourage emerging and innovative filmmakers and run alongside the main competition at the world’s top film festival.
CANNES, May 26 (Reuters) – The 2013 Cannes festival wraps up
with a cliffhanger ending on Sunday, with uncertainty
surrounding which film will be declared best picture after a
12-day frenzy of premieres, celebrities, rain and dramatic
Twenty films packed with sex, violence and emotional anguish
are vying at the world’s biggest cinema showcase for the Palme
d’Or, one of the most coveted film awards after the Oscars.
CANNES, May 24 (Reuters) – Actors and directors gathered for
the world’s leading movie showcase in Cannes this week said
television was increasingly luring top talent and should no
longer be seen as artistically inferior to the big screen.
TV series like “The Wire,” “Homeland”, “Mad Men,” “The
Sopranos” and “Game of Thrones”, which have won critical and
commercial success, were cited for breaking down the division
between movies and TV, giving audiences innovative viewing.
CANNES (Reuters) – A trip to space with Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio raised 1.2 million euros ($1.5 million) for charity at a glitzy fundraiser at the Cannes film festival on Thursday.
At the 20th annual event organized by amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, DiCaprio emerged as the mystery guest to accompany the winner on a Virgin Galactic flight into space.
CANNES, May 23 (Reuters) – Veteran comedian-actor Jerry
Lewis plays a dramatic role in his first movie in 18 years, “Max
Rose”, which is premiering at the Cannes film festival, but
showed on Thursday he had lost none of his talent for playing
Lewis, 87, laughed his way through a news conference at the
world’s top cinema showcase with non-stop one-liners about how
much he was paid for “Max Rose”, his career’s ups and downs and
his former partner Dean Martin, who died in 1995.