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Tom Hooper: 'Cats Trailer Backlash Caught Me By Surprise'

Tom Hooper has responded to the backlash to the 'Cats' trailer.The trailer was released in the summer and caused viewers to react with disdain, describing it as ''horrifying'' and ''insane'' but the backlash caught director...

Nicole Scherzinger Was Upset She Wasn't Considered For Cats

Nicole Scherzinger was ''devastated'' she wasn't considered for a role in 'Cats'.The former Pussycat Dolls singer - who played Grizabella during the show's West End run back in 2014 - was ''really upset'' that she...

Kristin Scott Thomas To Be Honoured At Bifas

Kristin Scott Thomas will receive a special honour at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs).The 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' star will receive the Richard Harris Award for her outstanding contribution to British film. The...

Miriam Margolyes Is Scared Of Dame Maggie Smith

Miriam Margolyes ''f***ing scared'' of Dame Maggie Smith.The 'Harry Potter' actress joked her former co-star - who appeared as Professor McGonagall in the big screen wizarding saga - is ''quite something'', but still heaped praise...

Taylor Swift And Andrew Lloyd Webber Write New Song For Cats Film

Taylor Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber have teamed up to write a new song for the 'Cats' movie. The 29-year-old singer, who is starring as Bombalurina in the forthcoming film version of Andrew's famous musical,...

Dawn French And Jennifer Saunders Join Death On The Nile

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders have joined the cast of 'Death on the Nile'. The British comedy duo - famous for their television sketch show 'French and Saunders' - will appear in the murder mystery...

Dame Judi Dench Won't Retire

Dame Judi Dench will never retire.The 84-year-old actress revealed that she will never quit acting because there is nothing else she would rather be doing and acting gives her the freedom and the opportunity to...

Cats Star Idris Elba Confused By Plot

Idris Elba doesn't know what the plot of 'Cats' is, despite starring in the movie.The 46-year-old actor plays Macavity in the upcoming big screen blockbuster, which is a live-action adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic...

Dame Judi Dench Backs New Dementia Care Campaign

Dame Judi Dench is backing a new dementia care campaign. The 84-year-old actress - who became familiar with the devastating disease, which causes a decline in memory and makes it difficult to complete everyday activities,...

'Brave' Dame Judi Dench Admitted Daughter To Rehab In 2001

Dame Judi Dench ''bravely'' put her daughter Finty Williams into rehab in 2001. Finty, 46 - who is the only daughter of Dench and the late Michael Williams - admitted that she turned to...

Thousands Of Computer Experts Add Fur To Cats Film

Thousands of computer analysts were hired to work on Tom Hooper's 'Cats' movie to apply ''digital fur'' to the actors who play the feline characters.The live-action adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic 1981 stage musical...

Dwayne Johnson Backing Idris Elba For Bond

Dwayne Johnson thinks Idris Elba would be a ''great'' James Bond.The 47-year-old actor is backing his 'Hobbs & Shaw' co-star to take over from Daniel Craig in the iconic role and admitted they spent time...

Annette Bening In Talks To Star In Death On The Nile

Annette Bening is in talks to star in 'Death on the Nile'. The 61-year-old actress is in discussions to take on a leading role in the latest adaptation of English novelist Agatha Christie's work by...

Dame Judi Dench Can No Longer Drive

Dame Judi Dench would ''kill somebody'' if she got behind the wheel of a car.The 84-year-old actress suffers from macular degeneration - which is a medical condition which can result in blurred or no vision...

Dame Judi Dench Defends Work By Kevin Spacey And Harvey Weinstein

Dame Judi Dench says people ''cannot deny talent'', and slammed those who have boycotted work by Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein in the wake of the sexual misconduct against them.The 84-year-old actress has previously condemned...

Dame Judi Dench Slams 'Cruel' Dog Meat Festival

Dame Judi Dench has backed a campaign to stop China's Yulin Dog Meat Festival.The 'Skyfall' actress has lent her support to a petition which is calling for an end to the event - which was...

Leslie Mann Joins Blithe Spirit

Leslie Mann is set to star in 'Blithe Spirit'. The 47-year-old actress has joined the re-imagining of Noel Coward's hit comedy stage play alongside Dame Judi Dench, 'Downton Abbey' star Dan Stevens, 36, and 'Confessions...

Caroline Munro: Judi Dench Is The Most Iconic Bond Girl

Caroline Munro says ''the most iconic Bond girl'' is Dame Judi Dench.The 70-year-old actress portrayed Naomi in 1977's 'The Spy Who Loved Me' alongside the late Sir Roger Moore, and Munro believes that in the...

Taylor Swift Spent Four Months At 'Cat School'

Taylor Swift spent ''four months'' at cat school preparing for her role in the 'Cats' movie.The 29-year-old singer plays the flirty feline Bombalurina in the live-action adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic stage musical, and...

Jo Whiley Caught Gardening In Her Underwear By Delivery Driver

Jo Whiley was caught gardening in her underwear by a delivery driver. The 53-year-old BBC radio DJ had a very ''embarrassing exchange'' when the lost driver wandered into her garden to find her wearing gloves...

Judi Dench To Star In Blithe Spirit

Dame Judi Dench is set to star in 'Blithe Spirit'. The 84-year-old actress has joined the re-imagining of Noel Coward's hit comedy stage play alongside 'Downton Abbey' star Dan Stevens, 36, and 'Confessions of a...

Dame Judi Dench Glad She Was 'Naive' About Playing Bond's M

Dame Judi Dench is glad she was ''naive'' about playing M in the James Bond franchise.The 84-year-old actress - who played the MI6 chief in seven films before her character met her end in 2012's...

Taylor Swift Went To 'Cat School' For Film Role

Taylor Swift went to ''cat school'' for her role in the upcoming 'Cats' film.The 29-year-old singer will play the flirty feline Bombalurina in the live-action adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic stage musical, which also...

Tom Hughes Praises Dame Judi Dench

Tom Hughes found it a ''real pleasure'' getting to spend time with Dame Judi Dench on 'Red Joan'.The legendary actress portrays Joan Stanley, who was arrested by the British Secret Service for being a traitor...

Dame Judi Dench Won't Watch Herself On Screen

Dame Judi Dench refuses to watch herself on screen.The legendary actress doesn't like to see her on-screen performances because she gets ''irritated'' by her acting and what she feels she could have done better.She said:...

Dame Judi Dench's Late Husband Convinced Her To Play M

Dame Judi Dench says her husband convinced her to play M in the James Bond franchise so he could ''live with a Bond woman''. The 84-year-old actress portrayed the MI6 chief in seven 007 films...

Samson Kayo Joins Idris Elba In Mouse Guard

Samson Kayo will join Idris Elba in 'Mouse Guard'.The 'Youngers' star will join the 'Luther' actor as well as Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster in Fox's adaptation of the popular Boom! Studios comic, which is...

Dame Judi Dench Wants Idris Elba To Play Bond

Dame Judi Dench thinks Idris Elba would be a ''brilliant'' James Bond. The 84-year-old actress - who played MI6 chief 'M' in seven Bond films before her character met her end in 2012's 'Skyfall' -...

Dame Judi Dench Fears Being Out Of Work

Dame Judi Dench never turns down a role as she fears she'll never be offered a job again. The Oscar-winning actress has admitted that, despite an illustrious career in film and theatre which spans over...

Olivia Colman Is The New Judi Dench

Olivia Colman has been praised as the ''Judi Dench of this generation'' by Charles Dance.The 45-year-old actress recently scooped the Best Actress Oscar for her role in 'The Favourite' and her co-star in 'The Crown'...

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