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Whoopi Goldberg to star in Sister Act: The Musical

Whoopi Goldberg to star in Sister Act: The Musical

Whoopi Goldberg is to appear in ‘Sister Act: The Musical’ next summer – 28 years after starring in the movie that inspired the show. The Oscar-winning actress is returning to the role of Deloris Von Carter, the part she made famous in Emile Ardolino’s 1992 film of the same name, in the London production. The 63-year-old Hollywood star will be joined in the show by ‘Ab... »

Julian Fellowes: Downton Abbey movie was a logistical nightmare

Julian Fellowes: Downton Abbey movie was a logistical nightmare

Julian Fellowes says it was a "logistical nightmare" getting the cast together for the ‘Downton Abbey’ movie. The film sequel to the ITV period drama has seen fan favourites including Lady Mary Talbot (Michelle Dockery), Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville), Edith Pelham, Marchioness of Hexham (Laura Carmichael) and Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (... »

Jim Broadbent to star in A Boy Called Christmas

Jim Broadbent to star in A Boy Called Christmas

Jim Broadbent and Dame Maggie Smith are set to star in Netflix’s ‘A Boy Called Christmas’. The two former ‘Harry Potter’ stars are set to appear on screen together once again, as they’ve both landed roles in the live-action family movie in production with streaming service Netflix, Studiocanal and Blueprint Pictures. The project, which tells the story of Santa C... »

Paul Chuckle to star in new series of The Real Marigold Hotel

Paul Chuckle to star in new series of The Real Marigold Hotel

Paul Chuckle is to star in the upcoming series of ‘The Real Marigold Hotel’. The 71-year-old comedian flew out to India earlier this week with Dragons’ Den’s Duncan Bannatyne and former cricket commentator Henry Blofeld to film a new series of the upcoming BBC show, according to the Daily Mirror newspaper. ‘The Real Marigold Hotel’ follows a group of celebrities... »

Joanne Froggatt: Downton Abbey film gives fans what they want

Joanne Froggatt: Downton Abbey film gives fans what they want

Joanne Froggatt says the ‘Downton Abbey’ movie will be "everything fans want". The 38-year-old actress played lady’s maid Anna Bates in the TV period drama, which ended after six years in 2015, and she is to reprise her role in creator Julian Fellowes’ highly-anticipated movie adaptation. Joanne is remaining tight-lipped on the plot but has assured fans it will be... »

Dame Maggie Smith returning to stage

Dame Maggie Smith returning to stage

Dame Maggie Smith is to return to the stage for the first time in 12 years. The 84-year-old actress will star in one-woman play ‘A German Life,’ which has been written by Christopher Hampton and chronicles the life of Brunhilde Ponsel, the personal secretary of Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels. The production is based on the interviews Brunhilde gave to Austrian filmmakers ... »

Olivia Colman to receive BFI Fellowship

Olivia Colman to receive BFI Fellowship

Olivia Colman is set to receive a BFI Fellowship. The 45-year-old actress will be handed the prestigious accolade at the BFI Chairman’s dinner, hosted by BFI Chair Josh Berger, on March 6 at The Rosewood Hotel, London, where she will be recognised for her contribution to television and film and her distinctive and prodigious acting talents. The star, who has been flooded with Leading Actress... »

Michelle Dockery is a secret DJ

Michelle Dockery is a secret DJ

Michelle Dockery is a DJ. The ‘Downton Abbey’ actress may have made a name for herself playing Lady Mary Crawley in the hit period drama, but acting isn’t her only talent as she willingly jumped on the decks while shooting her Netflix series ‘Godless’ in New Mexico to show her co-stars how well she can mix tracks and create her own beats. Speaking to the Sun newspaper... »

Queen Elizabeth celebrates 100 years of prestigious order

Queen Elizabeth celebrates 100 years of prestigious order

Queen Elizabeth has held a celebration for the centenary of the Order of the Companions of Honour. The 91-year-old monarch was accompanied by her husband Prince Philip as they honoured the prestigious Order – which was set up in 1917 by George V in recognition of service of national importance – in a choral evensong service held at Hampton Court Palace on Tuesday (13.06.17). The royals... »

Laura Carmichael confirms costumes exhibition tour

Laura Carmichael confirms costumes exhibition tour

Laura Carmichael has confirmed costumes and scripts from ‘Downton Abbey’ will be going on tour. The 30-year-old actress played Lady Edith Crawley in the period drama for five years until it finished in 2015 and has now revealed the costumes worn by the cast members will be going on an exhibition tour. Speaking at Parkinson’s UK’s Symfunny No.2 at the Royal Albert Hall, Laur... »

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