Though she's "colour-blind" with casting, she doesn't think Elba's the man for the job.
The role of James Bond in any upcoming movies based on the secret service spy is something that's been hotly rumoured to be any number of actors, with Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston and Aidan Turner amongst those at the front of the pack. Of course, there's every chance that Daniel Craig could make his return for yet another outing as 007, but previous comments he's made - such as his preference to slitting his wrist than play Bond again - would suggest he's done with the character.
Joanna Lumley doesn't think Idris Elba should be Bond
Now, Elba has been rumoured to take on the role for quite some time. Back in 2015 however, controversy was struck up by author Anthony Horowitz - who has written several Bond novels in his time - when he suggested Elba was "too street" to play Bond. He later apologised for his "poor" choice of words.
'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' stylist wanted Edina Monsoon to have four camel toes - where the material around the crotch rises in an unflattering way into every crevice.
'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' stylist wanted Edina Monsoon's to have four camel toes.
The costume designer Rebecca Hale has admitted she wanted Edina's (Jennifer Saunders) character to have a ''fourth camel hoof'' caused by an ill-fitting pair of trousers that are hitched up too high they gather around the crotch area, but decided against the idea because she wanted to ''tone down'' her eccentric fashion sense.
Speaking to Fashionista.com about her wardrobe choices for the comedy duo, she said: ''And the trousers will always have a camel hoof.
The two grandmothers say they were just enjoying the film when a cinema manager asked them to leave.
Two grandmothers, who describe themselves as the real-life Eddie and Patsy, have claimed they were thrown out of a screening of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie for laughing too much. Cindy Amass and Jacqueline Cox told The Mirror that staff at Islington’s Vue cinema told them to "laugh on the inside” or get out.
Two women say they were ejected from Ab Fab: The Movie for laughing too much.
"The film is so funny, obviously that's why we went,” Cindy said. "I had a heart attack and Jacqui's daughter bought us the tickets, as I'm like her aunt and she wanted to do a nice thing for me. I hadn't been out for over a year and I was really looking forward to it. It was an early showing at 6pm so there wasn't many people in the cinema.”
Edina and Patsy can crack open the bolly, as the ‘Ab Fab’ movie scores at the UK box office.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie brought in the big numbers at the UK box office over its opening weekend, taking £4.02 million. The numbers mean the film has managed the biggest U.K. opening of any British film since the last Bond outing, Spectre back in October.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie has taken £4.02 million in its opening weekend.
Speaking about the film’s success, Cameron Saunders, UK Managing Director, Twentieth Century Fox, said: “We are thrilled that audiences have embraced Edina and Patsy’s big screen debut - it is a testament to Jennifer, Joanna and the talented team behind the film who really are absolutely fabulous.”
Nearly 25 years after the sitcom debuted, Edina and Patsy arrive on the big screen to continue their drunken antics, although without the usual enthusiastic laugh-track everything feels eerily muted. Thankfully, there's still a lot of fun to be had, including well-aimed jabs at celebrity culture. Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are still hilarious in their signature roles. And it's hard to get too worried about the limp plot when every scene is packed with amusing cameo appearances.
With her PR agency fading and her money spent on expanding her home, Edina (Saunders) discovers that her credit cards are "broken" and her champagne fridge is empty. So she and her pal Patsy (Lumley) set out to make some cash. After failing to sell her memoirs, Edina sets out to woo Kate Moss as a client. But this goes spectacularly wrong when Kate ends up falling off a balcony into the Thames. Now under investigation, Eddie and Pats flee to the South of France to find Patsy's wealthy ex (Barry Humphreys). They're chased by a detective (Robert Webb), who's the boyfriend of Edina's daughter Saffron (Julia Sawalha), whose teen daughter (Indeharna Donaldson-Holness) has run off with them.
Written by Saunders, the script is very loose, bouncing around without much focus before a series of impatient, nonsensical conclusions. Basically, it's little more than a flimsy framework that includes brief scenes for series regulars (including Jane Horrock's airhead assistant, June Whitfield's dotty mum, Celia Imrie's rival PR and Kathy Burke's bulldog editor), plus a few new characters like Chris Colfer's stylist. All of these people have their moments, but never quite emerge as much more than comedy sketch figures. On the other hand, the big-screen format allows Saunders and Lumley to give Edina and Patsy a bit of surprising emotional depth amid the usual slapstick nuttiness.
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Everyone's a fan of Ab Fab including Benedict Cumberbatch!
After running for six seasons over 21 years, from 1992 to 2013, the classic British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous arrives on the big screen in a flurry of champagne and cameos. Originally a short sketch on the French & Saunders show, the enduring characters have had a rather patchy ride, with some episodes funnier than others.
It was a year and a half ago that writer-star Jennifer Saunders was challenged by Dawn French to make the movie. "We were doing our New Year's show on Radio 2", Saunders says, "And Dawn said, 'What are you doing in the next year?' I said, 'I'm going to write the Ab Fab film.' She said, 'Alright. And if you don't, you have to pay me ten thousand pounds!' And I said, 'Okay.' It was the greatest incentive I ever had. I probably wouldn't have done it without that bet."
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The reviews are in for Lumley and Saunders' Ab Fab film.
The title 'Absolutely Fabulous' has turned out to be a bit of an over-statement for this movie according to the latest reviews, but generally it has wound up to be an enjoyable affair for fans of the TV show; quite a feat given that the majority of the cast aren't actually actors.
Absolutely Fabulous or absolutely vacuous?
Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are back as Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone in 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie'. There's no denying that this duo is no less entertaining than they originally were in the television series, but the same can't be said for the other stars of the show. According to the Metro, the comedy was 'dampened by giving too much screen time to famous people who struggle to play themselves convincingly', while the Guardian agreed that it 'becomes less funny with every syllable that Stella [McCartney] is allowed to say' and described Kate Moss' performance as 'uncompromisingly wooden'.
Continue reading: Has 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' Lived Up To Its Name?
Kylie has covered Bob Dylan’s ‘This Wheel's On Fire’ for the upcoming comedy.
The upcoming Absolutely Fabulous movie has just got a lot more fabulous, as Kylie Minogue has revealed she’ll be singing the film’s theme tune. Kylie will cover Bob Dylan’s 'This Wheel’s On Fire' for the film’s soundtrack, which will be released on July 1st.
The Ab Fab movie hits cinemas on July 1st.
But for eager fans Kylie’s cover is already available to pre-order on download. ‘This Wheel's On Fire’ has always been the show’s theme and was covered by Julie Driscoll and Adrian Edmondson for the sitcom.
This could be the pair's biggest failing yet.
Yes, sweetie darling, the new trailer for 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' directed by Mandie Fletcher is finally here with some brilliant one-liners, and Edina and Patsy's biggest crisis yet. Let's hope they have enough champagne and cigarettes to get them through this fiasco.
The stars turn out in droves for 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie'
Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders return as the shameless fashion followers we loved in the original TV series, Patsy and Edina respectively, along with Julia Sawalha as Edina's strait-laced grown-up daughter Saffron.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites the pairing of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley on screen in this new comedy film that has been adapted from the television series Absolutely Fabulous. The film sees the characters of Edina and Patsy continuing to live their lavish London lifestyle partying and drinking until at one party they find themselves involved in a major incident involving the model Kate Moss. This leaves the pair being pursued by the paparazzi relentlessly and caught up in a media storm that surrounds this scandal.
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From Kate Moss to Tinie Tempah, the Ab Fab movie will be packed with celebrities.
The upcoming Absolutely Fabulous movie looks set to be one of the most celebrity filled films of all time, with around 60 famous faces set to make a cameo appearance. The film, which hits UK cinemas on July 1st, will feature Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley reprising their TV roles as fashionable friends Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone.
The Ab Fab movie will be filled with celebrity cameos from around 60 famous faces.
Among the fashionable names already announced are Kate Moss, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jerry Hall, Poppy Delevingne, Sadie Frost, Stella McCartney, Suki Waterhouse, Daisy Lowe and Alexa Chung.
Continue reading: 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' Set To Feature 60 Celeb Cameos
Lumley is currently filming 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie'.
Joanna Lumley has been given a lifetime achievement award at the Women In Film and TV Awards at a ceremony in London.
The 69 year old star, who is currently filming the big screen adaptation of her much-loved comedy ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ alongside Jennifer Saunders, was awarded the EON Lifetime Achievement Award a smart ceremony in London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel on Thursday night (December 3rd), which was hosted by presenter and politician Sandi Toksvig. Her award was given to her by none other than Saunders herself.
Joanna Lumley won the EON Lifetime Achievement award at the WFTV Awards
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With a shiny Lifetime Achievement Award proudly atop her mantlepiece, Joanna Lumley has decide to give back even more by delivering some rather fabulous (you might even say absolutely fabulous) new about the big screen adaption of the hit comedy series Absolutely Fabulous.
Speaking behind the scenes at the NTAs Lumley, who plays Patsy - the drink-addled, chain smoking magazine editor, let us in on some of her future plans, which most definitely include her taking up her role as Patsy for any future Ab Fab projects, including the long awaited movie adaption. Although the idea of a musical film version of the show seemed quizzical to the veteran actress, she lamented that she'd be down for it no matter what, saying, "I'm obviously up for that. I'm obviously a very good singer," before adding, "Nobody's going to play Patsy when I'm alive! I do mean that, I do mean that darling, because it could get savage."
Lumley hasn't been all cheer and musicals of late though, and has heeded a very appropriate warning to 'laddish' women who are giving her over-the-top Patsy character a run for her money. Earlier this week, speaking to The Mirror, Lumley warned women of the dangers of the binge drinking culture gripping Britain at the moment, not just on their health but on their overall safety and how they are perceived. he admitted her own detest of the character she plays on the BBC show and discussed her despair at seeing hordes of scantily clad women being “sick in the gutter” across town and city centres at night. She issued this warning to the main offenders, saying: “Don’t look like trash, don’t get drunk, don’t be sick down your front, don’t break your heels and stagger about in the wrong clothes at midnight. This is bad. It’s not me being a snob. It’s not me being an old woman talking to young women. It’s just standard practice for how our species should behave.”
After playing a debauched character in Absolutely Fabulous, Joanna Lumley is keen to ensure young girls don't put themselves at risk by emulating some of her on-screen behaviour.
"I promise you it is better to look after yourself properly, which means behave properly, be polite, be on time, dress properly - I don't mean dully - but don't be sick in the gutter at midnight in a silly dress with no money to get a taxi home, because somebody will take advantage of you, either they'll rape you, or they'll knock you on the head or they'll rob you," she explained to The Daily Mail.
"Don't look like trash, don't get drunk, don't be sick down your front, don't break your heels and stagger about in the wrong clothes at midnight. This is bad."
Continue reading: Heed Joanna Lumley's Words, Girls
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