Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Colin Firth to Take On Henry Higgins in Broadway Revival of MY FAIR LADY?

BROADWAY WORLD
by Caryn Robbins
May 27, 2015



Reports of an upcoming Broadway revival of MY FAIR LADY from James Nederlander Sr continue to surface and according to Page Six of the New York Post, the lead role has already been cast.

The Post quotes Nederlander Sr.: "New generations never saw it. Colin Firth is already set. The female isn't cast yet."



Asked if Firth, who showed off his singing abilities in the big screen adaptation of Broadway's Mamma Mia!, has the vocal chops to pull off the role of Henry Higgins, the 93-year-old theater owner and producer quipped, "Rex Harrison didn't either. And everyone wants to see Colin Firth."


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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Eddie Redmayne to Star in THE FIFTH BEATLE Movie?

DAILY MAIL
By BAZ BAMIGBOYE FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 18:56 EST, 21 May 2015 | UPDATED: 18:56 EST, 21 May 2015



Eddie Redmayne has emerged as one of several actors being considered to portray Beatles manager Brian Epstein in a film called The Fifth Beatle, based on Vivek J. Tiwary’s graphic novel.

The movie will show how Epstein took the Beatles from Liverpool and turned them into a sensation. The producers include Simon Cowell and Los Angeles-based Brit Stuart Ford, who runs the IM Global film company.



Ford said he has a very specific idea for a director, who will be announced soon, but he cautioned that no casting has been done yet. He did confirm, though, that Redmayne was ‘on the list’.



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Friday, May 22, 2015

Richard Armitage Hannibal season 3: First look at Francis Dolarhyde (video)

DIGITAL SPY
By Ben LeeFriday, May 22 2015, 8:22am EDT

Richard Armitage

 A new Hannibal trailer has given the first look at Francis Dolarhyde.

Richard Armitage plays the serial killer known as The Tooth Fairy in the NBC drama, which returns to TV next month.


"I didn't know about him until I received the information from everyone else, who gasped and said, 'Oh, you're playing the Red Dragon', and I sort of said, 'I don't really know what it means'," Armitage says in the promo.

"And then I went in search of the book and found out what it really meant."

The trailer also provides rather spoilery glimpses at Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and Bedelia du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) in Europe.


Read more: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/s225/hannibal/news/a648807/hannibal-season-3-first-look-at-richard-armitage-as-francis-dolarhyde.html#ixzz3av5w6NDZ 
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Pride and Prejudice is 20: Here’s 10 reasons why mortal men will never match up to Colin Firth’s Mr Darcy

Ross McG for Metro.co.uk
Friday 22 May 2015 12:42 pm



Pride and Prejudice is 20 years old.

Yes, everyone’s favourite author from the 1990s, Jane Austen, penned her modern classic novel two decades ago, inspiring Helen Fielding to write her 1996 bestseller, Bridget Jones’s Diary, a year later.
Hang on, that’s not right.

Pride and Prejudice was, of course, published in 1813, but if you say the two ‘P’ words to anyone these days, the first thing that comes into their head is an image of Colin Firth dripping wet in a white shirt.

The six-part BBC adaptation of Austen’s novel, broadcast in 1995, was a phenomenon, like the furore over that buff guy from Poldark’s abs multiplied by a thousand.

While the show itself was splendid and Jennifer Ehle was the definitive on-screen Elizabeth Bennet, P&P soared because of Colin Firth’s portrayal of Mr Darcy.

There is no way puny mortal men can ever match up to him. Here are the reasons why.


1. His wet white shirt

It looks like the kind of thing your grandad wore in bed. A normal bloke would look like a giant baby in it, but not Colin Firth, whose one-man wet T-shirt contest echoes through the ages.



2. His name

Mr Darcy isn’t just called Mr Darcy, you know. Like us, he has a first name too. But unlike us, it isn’t Colin or Phil or Dave or something equally unlikely to wow members of the opposite sex, or any sex: it’s only flipping Fitzwilliam. There’s no way us norms can match a guy with a name like that.

3. His hair

If George Best’s and Michael Hutchence’s hair follicles went out for a drink, stumbled back to a hotel room together and fumbled around for a few hours, they might just produce Firth’s Darcy thatch. That barnet is a thing of beauty.



4. His sideburns

Today’s hipsters are morons, obviously.

But chief among their many foibles is their preference for full beard. Full beard does not make grown women and men swoon.

Mr Darcy knows this, opting to display his facial hair in a more subtle manner. Crucially, his burns are bushy but not too bushy. Get sideboards wrong and you end up looking like an angry farmer.

Get them right, and you could have some Darcy magic. Except you can’t. Cos you’re not 1995 Colin Firth.



6. His steed

The dude has a horse! How can an average guy compete with that?


Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2015/05/22/pride-and-prejudice-is-20-heres-10-reasons-why-mortal-men-will-never-match-up-to-colin-firths-mr-darcy-5209867/#ixzz3auy4syCU


J.K. Rowling and the Buffness of Longbottom

BBC AMERICA
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on May 22nd, 2015

Matthew Lewis on the cover of Attitude Magazine (Pic: Attitude Media Ltd)
Matthew Lewis on the cover of Attitude Magazine (Pic: Attitude Media Ltd)

J.K. Rowling does make the internet a fun place to be sometimes.

We all know that Matthew Lewis, the podgy and gawky boy who played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter movies, has grown into a handsome and muscular young man. This is one of those transformations that you’d be tempted to call ‘magical,’ if that didn’t belittle all the hard work involved.



Nevertheless, when Matthew appeared on the cover of Attitude magazine this week in a pose that left almost nothing to the imagination (above the waist, at least), it proved to be a startling moment, not least for the woman who created his character in the first place.

Matthew Lewis

J.K. Rowling ✔@jk_rowling
.@Mattdavelewis Not as bad as watching Dan in Equus, but close. Warn me next time, for God's sake. https://twitter.com/AttitudeMag/status/601317745788059648 …
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