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2009-02-03 15:38:03

The British Academy of Film and Television says it plans to bestow its BAFTA Fellowship on U.S. filmmaker Terry Gilliam at the upcoming BAFTA awards ceremony.

2009-01-24 16:58:16

British comedian John Cleese, known for his work with the comedy group Monty Python, is very fit and active at age 69, his girlfriend says. U.S.

2009-01-12 02:00:00

LONDON, January 12 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate a successful first year, Navarone http://www.navarone.com launches a new website this week.

2009-01-08 16:33:32

Quantum of Solace is the top James Bond film of all time at the North American box office after grossing $167.1 million, Columbia Pictures said Thursday. The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures film, which is the 22nd 007 adventure in the franchise and which stars Daniel Craig as the suave British secret agent, surpassed the $167 million grossed domestically by Casino Royale, the previous Bond outing, Jeff Blake, chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, said.

2009-01-08 07:00:00

$167.1 MILLION GROSS IN NORTH AMERICA - AND COUNTING - SURPASSES 'CASINO ROYALE' CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- At the motion picture box office, there is one man who keeps showing that nobody does it better: Bond.

2008-12-09 12:52:23

A recurring back injury forced Scottish actor David Tennant to drop out of Monday's performance of Hamlet in London, the BBC said. The 37-year-old Doctor Who star is playing the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company's sold-out staging of the play at the Novello Theatre.

2008-11-28 21:50:59

British actor Michael Caine revealed the unfilmed ending of his classic heist flick The Italian Job to a crowd at the 2008 Visit London Awards Thursday. The conclusion of the story told in the 1969 movie has been debated for years. The film ends with the gang of thieves left hanging -- literally -- as their bus filled with gold dangles over a precipice and Caine's character Charlie Croker is heard saying: Hang on a minute, lads.

2008-11-21 20:32:50

A first-edition British copy of You Only Live Twice, inscribed by author Ian Fleming to the real James Bond, is going up for auction. Profiles in History said the novel was inscribed by Fleming on the front free endpaper: To the real James Bond from the thief of his identity. Ian Fleming, Feb.

2008-11-14 15:00:16

British actor Daniel Craig, who has starred in many acclaimed arthouse films, says he is amazed by how well his James Bond movies do at the box office.

2008-11-13 09:25:00

By Claudia Puig In Quantum of Solace (**1/2 out of four), the stunts are as muscular and the film as handsome to look at as the hero who so ably pulls them off. But the story linking it all together is thin and weak.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.