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Hampton Fancher Had Blade Runner Sequel Planned

'Blade Runner' co-writer Hampton Fancher had a sequel script planned a year after the first movie.The original cult film was released in 1982 and now 35 years later Harrison Ford is set to reprise his...

Tom Hiddleston 'Would Reprise The Night Manager Role' For Second Series

The TV miniseries was a huge hit when it aired earlier this year (16), propelling Tom, who played hotel worker turned spy Jonathan Pine, to worldwide fame. There has been much speculation about a second...

Ewan Mcgregor Enjoyed The Human Side Of Our Kind Of Traitor

He has recently said that he thinks James Bond is a boring character. And he's also admitted that he has never read a John le Carre thriller. Until now, that is. Because he's starring in...

Tinker, Tailor Director Thrilled With Firth And Oldman

Tomas Alfredson can't believe the cast he managed to assemble for 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'. The director is thrilled he managed to land the best of British talent including Oscar winner Colin Firth, Gary Oldman,...

Lucky Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman feels "lucky" to be able to play a leading role in 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'. The British actor stars as spy George Smiley in the forthcoming drama adaptation - which also stars Colin...

Colin Firth Says Studios Understimate Audience Intelligence

Colin Firth believes film makers are not giving audiences enough intelligent and thought provoking movies.According to the Guardian the British actor said "I do think there is a tendency to underestimate audiences, I do think...

Gary Oldman The 'Polar Opposite' Of James Bond

Gary Oldman thinks 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' is the "polar opposite" of James Bond.The actor takes the role of espionage specialist George Smiley in the film adaptation of the novel by John le Carre, but...

Anton Corbijn Picks Up Most Wanted Man

Anton Corbijn is working on a film adaptation of 'A Most Wanted Man'.The Dutch director - whose last project was George Clooney thriller 'The American' - will work alongside scriptwriter Andrew Bovell to turn the...

Booker Prize Judges Refuse To Excuse Thriller Author Le Carre

The panel of judges choosing this year's Man Booker International Prize have refused revered British author John Le Carre's request to have his name formally withdrawn from the literary competition.The thriller writer, known for his...

Fiennes, Firth, Oldman And Fassbender Team Up For Spy Thriller

Actors RALPH FIENNES, COLIN FIRTH, GARY OLDMAN and MICHAEL FASSBENDER are teaming up to bring author JOHN LE CARRE's 1974 espionage thriller TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY to the big screen.The four stars have signed on...

Weisz Grateful For Oscar Boost To Constant Gardener

RACHEL WEISZ hopes THE CONSTANT GARDENER's four Oscar nominations will draw more attention to the plight of Africa. The Golden Globe-winner has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the adaptation...

Constant Gardener Wins London Awards

THE CONSTANT GARDENER picked up two trophies at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards on Monday (30JAN06), with RALPH FIENNES being named Best Actor. The movie, adapted from JOHN LE CARRE's best-selling novel,...

Capote And Syriana Tie At Scripter Awards

The writers of CAPOTE and SYRIANA tied at the annual University Of Southern California Scripter Award, which honours the year's best film adaptation of a book, novella or short story. Capote, based on the...

Constant Gardener Tops Brit Film Awards

Thriller THE CONSTANT GARDENER was the big winner at last night's (30NOV05) British Independent Film Awards (BIFA), triumphing in three main categories, including Best Film. The FERNANDO MEIRELLES-directed adaptation of JOHN LE CARRE's best-selling...

Le Carre Delighted With The Constant Gardener

British author JOHN LE CARRE is so delighted with Brazilian director FERNANDO MEIRELLES' big screen version of his book THE CONSTANT GARDENER, he hails it as the only movie adaptation of his work he is...

Constant Gardener Stars Determined To Help Their Kenyan Hosts

The cast and crew of new movie THE CONSTANT GARDENER were so overwhelmed by the poverty endured by their Kenyan hosts, they are doing everything they can to help tribespeople in the west African country....

Mummy Star Not Guilty

THE MUMMY beauty RACHEL WEISZ has hit out at claims the cast and crew on her new movie exploited African poverty. The 34-year old actress instead stresses the humanitarian work undertaken by crew of...

Director Cuts Expensive Scenes For Fiennes/weisz Romance

Movie-maker FERNANDO MEIRELLES cut 50 minutes from RALPH FIENNES' new movie THE CONSTANT GARDENER because he wanted to concentrate on the love story between his lead and co-star RACHEL WEISZ. The CITY OF GOD...

Meirelles Attacks Us Foreign Policy

Brazilian film-maker FERNANDO MEIRELLES is using forthcoming movie THE CONSTANT GARDENER to draw attention to America's monopoly on pharmaceutical products in his home country - and he is determined to have revenge. The big...

Bacall Sets Her Sights On Owen

Hollywood veteran LAUREN BACALL is keen to work with hunky CLIVE OWEN - and has saucily announced she "has her eye on him". The 80-year-old screen star is known for her fondness of British...

Brazilian Director Snubs Moore

Movie beauty DEMI MOORE's hopes of reviving a "serious" acting career have been dashed after CITY OF GOD director FERNANDO MEIRELLES refused to cast her in his latest movie. The Brazilian film-maker is directing...

Winslet Returns To The Big Screen

British superstar KATE WINSLET is making a return to the big screen - and is already the favourite to take the lead in eagerly-anticipated adaptation THE CONSTANT GARDENERS. The TITANIC beauty - who married...

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