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Elton John won't spoil son

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Gnomeo and Juliet: Exclusive interview with Elton John and David Furnish

Executive producer Elton John and producer David Furnish talk about their new film Gnomeo and Juliet, the greatest love story ever as told by gnomes, starring the voices of Emily Blunt and James McAvoy.

Elton John inspired to succeed by 'uncaring dad'

Sir Elton John says being angry about his father inspired him to become a musician.

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