Dir. Peter Jackson; Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, 161mins
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Tuesday 19 June 2012
Author EL James - behind publishing phenomenon Fifty Shades Of Grey - has become the first writer to see three of her books each sell in excess of 100,000 paperback copies in a week.
Friday 16 March 2012
Thursday 09 February 2012
Billy Connolly is going from Big Yin to tiny dwarf to complete the cast of Peter Jackson's movie version of The Hobbit.
Monday 20 June 2011
The former 'Lost' actress has signed on to play a new character, Tauriel, but director Sir Peter Jackson refused to give any further details about the woodland elf.
Friday 03 June 2011
Friday 28 January 2011
Budget blow-outs, an industrial dispute, even a race row have threatened to derail the latest JRR Tolkien blockbuster, The Hobbit. To that list can now be added a perforated ulcer, courtesy of director Sir Peter Jackson, who was taken to hospital in the New Zealand capital, Wellington, on Wednesday.
Thursday 09 December 2010
He is the most exacting and pernickety of actors, Derek Jacobi, which means that his long-awaited Lear will never open the floodgates. But it is most beautifully spoken and detailed. It's also terribly polite.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
Friday 03 December 2010
Where are you now and what can you see? I'm on a train on my way from London to Liverpool and there are English fields flying by the window and the sun is coming out. It's a milky view of an England that doesn't change.
Saturday 20 November 2010
Tuesday 19 October 2010
An influx of familiar faces into Middle Earth is expected after the announcement that filming of The Hobbit will finally begin next February, bringing to an end years of delays.
Monday 27 September 2010
As any proper J R R Tolkein fan knows, it takes bravery, patience, and a little bit of luck to complete a journey to Middle Earth. Peter Jackson certainly boasts the first two, but judging by the fate of his long-running efforts to bring a film version of The Hobbit to the big screen, he's sadly lacking in the third.
Monday 27 September 2010
Britain's reputation for world-class theatre is being jeopardised by declining acting standards, according to Sir Ian McKellen.
Monday 16 August 2010
Simon Callow is a renowned actor, but not Shakespearean. His Orlando was bizarre, his Falstaff (twice) less than great, but he did let rip satisfactorily as Titus Andronicus.
Saturday 05 June 2010
The English actress, Tara Fitzgerald, has spoken out against the popular belief that female performers are faced with fewer work opportunities than males as they get older.
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
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