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Chiwetel Ejiofor Reveals His Biggest Hurdle In Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil

Chiwetel Ejiofor found it ''hard'' to act in front of a wind machine in 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil'.The 42-year-old actor plays the leading male fairy Conall in the Disney sequel admitted he found it a...

Chiwetel Ejiofor To Star In Infinite

Chiwetel Ejiofor is set to star in 'Infinite'.The 42-year-old actor has joined the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Dylan O'Brien, and Sophie Cookson in the upcoming action-thriller flick, which is being directed by Antoine Fuqua for...

Chiwetel Ejiofor Joins The Old Guard

Chiwetel Ejiofor has joined the cast of 'The Old Guard'.The '12 Years a Slave' actor is the latest actor to join the film adaptation of a five-issue comic book series of the same name about...

Chiwetel Ejiofor's Careful Choices

Chiwetel Ejiofor makes more ''careful choices'' now after experiencing the ''fragility of life''.The '12 Years A Slave' star tragically lost his father in a car crash when Chiwetel was just 11-years-old and he admits it...

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil Release Brought Forward By Seven Months

The 'Maleficent' sequel has been brought forward by seven months and will be called 'Mistress of Evil'. The follow-up to the live-action Sleeping Beauty villain spin-off will now hit cinemas in October 2019, rather than...

Chiwetel Ejiofor 'Confident' The Lion King Reboot Will Be 'Special'

Chiwetel Ejiofor is ''quietly confident'' the 'Lion King' reboot is going to be ''special''. The 41-year-old actor admits it feels ''amazing'' to be part of the upcoming Disney remake in which he voices villainous lion...

Daniel Kuluuya To Chair Jury At 2018 British Independent Film Awards

Daniel Kaluuya will chair the emerging talent jury at the 2018 British Independent Film Awards.The 29-year-old actor - who appeared in various television roles before he made his breakthrough in 2017 in horror film 'Get...

Chiwetel Ejiofor's The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind To Premiere On Netflix

Chiwetel Ejiofor's directorial debut 'The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind' will premiere on Netflix.The streaming service has picked up the global rights to the British movie - which is based on the book of the...

Robert Lindsay Joins Maleficent Ii?

Robert Lindsay has joined the cast of 'Maleficent II'. The 68-year-old actor - who is best known in the UK for playing Ben Harper in the sitcom 'My Family' - has reportedly jumped on board...

Beyonce Set To Re-record Lion King Songs

Beyonce is set to re-record some of the hit songs from 'The Lion King'.The 36-year-old 'Halo' hitmaker joined the cast of the upcoming live-action remake of the Disney animated classic as Nala - the love...

Beyoncé Confirms Lion King Role

Beyoncé has confirmed she will voice Nala in 'The Lion King'.The 'Formation' hitmaker is set to join the cast of the Disney live-action remake alongside Donald Glover - who will voice Simba - and Chiwetel...

Idris Elba's Movie Therapy

Idris Elba found making 'The Mountain Between Us' an ''interesting therapy session''.The 45-year-old actor - who has two children Isan, 16, and Winston, three, from past relationships - spent a lot of time filming in...

Alfre Woodard And John Kani To Star In The Lion King

Alfre Woodard and John Kani have joined the cast of 'The Lion King'.Woodard, 64, will play Simba's mother Sarabi and Kani, 73, will be taking on the role of the wise baboon Rafiki, who advises...

Chiwetel Ejiofor To Voice Scar In 'The Lion King' Re-boot?

It looks like the forthcoming 'Lion King' re-make may have finally found its Scar. The new CG-animated movie is rumoured to be taking on Chiwetel Ejiofor as the voice of this iconic Disney villain, joining...

Chiwetel Ejiofor In Talks To Play Scar In The Lion King Reboot

Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to play Scar in the live-action remake of 'The Lion King'.Disney are rebooting the beloved 1994 animated movie with 'Jungle Book' filmmaker Jon Favreau helming the project and now the...

Love Actually Finally Gets Its Sequel

'Love Actually' finally got its hotly-anticipated sequel on Friday evening (24.03.17).The cast of the iconic Richard Curtis film - which was released in 2003 - reunited to raise money for Comic Relief as fans got...

Mads Mikkelsen: Villains Aren't Always Dark

Mads Mikkelsen thinks villains aren't always dark characters.The 50-year-old actor has played a string of murderous psychopaths, such as Kaecilius in 'Doctor Strange,' super-villain Le Chiffe in 'Casino Royale' and cannibal doctor Hannibal Lecter in...

Doctor Strange Becomes Marvel's Biggest Solo Movie

'Doctor Strange' has become Marvel's biggest solo movie. The superhero film - which features Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role - has grossed $616 million worldwide, surpassing 2008 movie Iron Man's $585 million, to become...

Benedict Cumberbatch: Doctor Strange Got Me Fit For My Family

Benedict Cumberbatch used his role as 'Doctor Strange' to get in shape for his wife.The 40-year-old actor stars as the titular mystical superhero in the new Marvel movie and had to get in great shape...

Rachel Mcadams: 'Benedict Cumberbatch Is A Real Life Doctor Strange'

The two star alongside each other in Marvel's latest big screen adventure, with Benedict taking on the title role and Rachel playing his love interest, Christine Palmer. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikkelsen co-star.It's...

Tilda Swinton Praises Marvel Studios For Diverse Doctor Strange Film

Tilda Swinton has praised Marvel Studios for encouraging diversity by casting her in 'Doctor Strange'.The 55-year-old actress portrays The Ancient One in the superhero movie who is responsible for teaching injured surgeon Stephen Strange (Benedict...

Tilda Swinton: 'My Casting In Doctor Strange Is Promoting Diversity'

Officials at Marvel Studios came under fire when the Caucasian actress was first cast as Doctor Stephen Strange's mentor, a comic book character from Tibet. Swinton tried to clear up the controversy...

Chiwetel Ejiofor's 'Tough' Doctor Strange Shoot

Chiwetel Ejiofor has admitted that making 'Doctor Strange' was ''tough''. The 39-year-old actor stars as Baron Mordo in the Marvel movie, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikkelsen and while he loved...

Chiwetel Ejiofor In Talks To Join Mary Magdalene Film

Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix have already signed on to play Mary and Jesus, respectively, in Garth Davis' film, described as an "authentic and humanistic portrait" of one of the most enigmatic and...

Benedict Cumberbatch Leads Stars Urging Britain To Stay In The Eu

More than 250 figures from the U.K.'s creative arts industries signed the appeal asking people to vote to remain in the 28 member political and economic union when Britain holds a referendum on...

Marvel Veteran Gave Notes On Doctor Strange Script

Produced by Marvel Studios and Walt Disney, Doctor Strange tells the story of Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a neurosurgeon who after a horrific car accident discovers a hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. The...

Chiwetel Ejiofor: 'I'm Striving For Bigger Things'

The British actor hit the big time after starring in Oscar-winning movie 12 Years a Slave and has since landed roles in films such as The Martian and Secret in Their Eyes. Despite having such...

Julia Roberts: 'Kids Prefer My Meatloaf To My Movies'

The 48-year-old actress is known for her incredibly varied movie career, with films such as Pretty Women, Erin Brockovich and August: Osage County under her belt. Julia and her cinematographer husband Danny Moder once tried...

Anthony Mackie: 'I Thought Director Lied About Kate Winslet's Part In Triple 9'

The stars are joined by an A-list ensemble cast, with Aaron Paul, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck and Chiwetel Ejiofor also featuring. Director John Hillcoat helms the heist flick, about a gang of criminals hired by...

Chiwetel Ejiofor: 'Being Gay Is Harder Than Being Black In Hollywood'

The industry has been accused of a lack of diversity following the 2016 Academy Awards nominations, where no African-American actor or director was nominated for a top honour for the second year in a row,...

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