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Jackson offers chance to visit ‘Hobbit’ sets


December 26th, 2011 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
London Dec 26 (IANS) Director Peter Jackson is offering fans an opportunity to visit the sets of "The Hobbit" in New Zealand to raise money for charity.The filmmaker is currently ... Read more...

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Ian McKellen buys historic pub


October 1st, 2011 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) "Lord of the Rings" actor Sir Ian McKellen has bought a historic pub which is said to have helped inspire author Charles Dickens.The Hollywood actor is ... Read more...

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McKellen wants pantomime comeback


August 26th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Veteran actor Sir Ian McKellen has revealed that he would like to star in another pantomime following his celebrated turn in "Aladdin"."I would like to do ... Read more...

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New Zealand PM Key nervous to face Warne


March 9th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar.9 (ANI): New Zealand Prime Minister John Key claims that he will be nervous while facing legendary leg spinner Shane Warne in the 'Fill the Basin for Christchurch' charity Twenty20 ... Read more...

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Fans storm to buy Royal Shakespeare Company costumes


February 14th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): Thousands of people queued up for hours to buy the Royal Shakespeare Company costumes, which have been put on sale at its rehearsal rooms in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.The 15,000 ... Read more...

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Royal Shakespeare Company to sell thousands of costumes


January 16th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.16 (ANI): The Royal Shakespeare Company is to sell thousands of its costumes worn by actors, including David Tennant and Sir Ian McKellen. Over 10,000 items will go on sale ... Read more...

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McKellen considered quitting ‘The Hobbit’


January 14th, 2011 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Sir Ian McKellen considered turning down his part in "The Hobbit" after beginning to question whether he wanted to make such a huge movie commitment at the age ... Read more...

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Is David Tennant going to star in The Hobbit?


January 12th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are reports on the Internet and elsewhere that former “Doctor Who” star, David Tennant may be joining the cast of the movie “The Hobbit”.Unlike ... Read more...

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Sir Ian McKellen is all set to act in ‘The Hobbit’


January 11th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sir Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis are reported to have signed their parts of the contract that essentially confirms that they will be appearing in the ... Read more...

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Ian McKellen to reprise his role as wizard Gandalf in new Hobbit films


January 11th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 11 (ANI): Actor Ian McKellen is apparently set to return as the wizard Gandalf in upcoming Hobbit movies.According to the Hollywood Reporter, McKellen's role in next two Hobbit films ... Read more...

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Actor Elijah Wood To Do A Cameo In “The Hobbit”


January 9th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Fans of Elijah Wood will once again get to see him in the role of Frodo Baggins in the upcoming movie named "The Hobbit". The Hollywood ... Read more...

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Judi Dench voted greatest stage star


December 17th, 2010 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Dame Judi Dench, the actress who has played James Bond's boss in the hit film franchise, has been voted the greatest stage star in a poll.The actress, who ... Read more...

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Orlando Bloom to star in ‘The Hobbit’


December 10th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Orlando Bloom is reportedly set to reprise the role of Legolas in the forthcoming "Lord of the Rings" prequel "The Hobbit".The British actor has reportedly ... Read more...

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Will Sir Ian Mckellen be seen in ‘The Hobbit’?


November 29th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): Sir Ian Mckellen may appear in 'The Hobbit' following an update of his professional website.The star has updated his personal website implying he has joined 'The Hobbit'.The British ... Read more...

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Hollywood Actors Support Australian Boycott of ‘The Hobbit’


September 27th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After the Australian Actor’s Union asked their members to boycott the new movie, ‘The Hobbit’, Hollywood actors Sir Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, and Hugo Weaving were all in ... Read more...

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Diminutive Actors For ‘Hobbit’ Sought


September 27th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Peter Jackson has already started to go round with the objective of finalizing diminutive actors for the film ‘Hobbit’ in spite of not being ... Read more...

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The International Federation of Actors Calls For An International Boycott Of “The Hobbit”


September 27th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Hobbit" is a planned two part film which is yet to be produced. The executive producer and the ... Read more...

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Cash-driven actors ruining Brit theatre, says Sir Ian McKellen


September 27th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 27 (ANI): British drama is witnessing a steep decline because of actors who are working in theatre for the love of money, and not acting, said Sir Ian McKellen."Once someone ... Read more...

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Actors unions tell members to avoid new Hobbit movies


September 27th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 27 (ANI): Global actors' unions have advised their members to avoid taking roles in the new Hobbit movies amid a row over pay.Cate Blanchett, Sir Ian McKellen and Andy ... Read more...

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McKellen bemoans declining standards of British theatre


September 27th, 2010 - 8:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Veteran actor Sir Ian McKellen feels that the standard of British drama is deteriorating because young actors are motivated by fame and money rather than by love for ... Read more...

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Julia Roberts honoured with Lifetime Achievement award


September 21st, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 21 (ANI): Julia Roberts received a Lifetime Achievement award at a film festival in Spain.The 'Erin Brockovich' star was the guest of honour at the San Sebastian International Film ... Read more...

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Despite Delays, Sir Ian McKellen To Return as Gandalf in Hobbit Films


September 14th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sir Ian McKellen was asked back in 2008 to return to the “Lord of the Rings” films by Guillermo del Toro, and he agreed. In July of 2010, ... Read more...

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Julia Roberts to be honoured with acting award in Spain


August 17th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 17 (ANI): Julia Roberts is set to receive a prestigious acting award at an upcoming film festival in Spain.The 'Pretty Woman' star has enjoyed a lengthy movie career dating ... Read more...

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San Sebastian to Honor Julia Roberts


August 16th, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 16, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Julia Roberts, who was once the highest paid Hollywood actress, is going to be awarded for her illustrious movie career at the San Sebastian film festival. ... Read more...

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Sir Ian McKellen may bid adieu to his role in ‘The Hobbit’


July 8th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sir Ian McKellen may quit his role in the movie "The Hobbit".Ian Mckellen has enacted the character of Gandalf in the movie. The ace actor ... Read more...

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Ian Mckellen - Not In ‘The Hobbit’?


July 8th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 8, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): There’s news buzzing in and around the Hollywood film circle regarding Sir Ian McKellen, who might just quit playing the role of Gandalf ... Read more...

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Ian McKellen May Opt Out Of “The Hobbit” For Production Delays


July 8th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Los Angeles, July 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Will Sir Ian McKellen play the role of Gandalf in "The Hobbit" no more? If the latest reports are to be believed then he ... Read more...

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Ian McKellen may quit ‘The Hobbit’


July 6th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Sir Ian McKellen has revealed that he may quit the role of Gandalf in 'The Hobbit'.The actor said he wants to focus on other plays following his work ... Read more...

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‘The Hobbit’ is on track: Sir Ian Mckellen


June 15th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15(ANI): Sir Ian Mckellen has said that the shooting of the troubled 'Lord of the rings' prequel 'The Hobbit' is expected to start later this year (10).Fans were left in ... Read more...

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Sir Patrick Stewart Is The Latest Knight Of Britain


June 3rd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Actor Sir Patrick Stewart has been given the title of a knight.As the 69-year-old attained knighthood from the British Queen at Buckingham Palace, Stewart ... Read more...

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Del Toro not directing ‘The Hobbit’


May 31st, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 31 (IANS) Guillermo del Toro has stepped down from the director's chair of "The Hobbit" and says it was the hardest decision of his life. "In light of ongoing ... Read more...

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Ian McKellen’s zombie drama in Cannes


May 14th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) Veteran actor Ian McKellen is starring in a low-budget British zombie costume drama, which will be showcased at the Cannes Film Festival. The actor is a narrator and one ... Read more...

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When a passer-by mistook Sir Ian McKellen for a tramp


May 7th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): A passer-by mistook Sir Ian McKellen for a tramp and gave him a dollar.The Lord of The Rings star, whose latest venture is 'Waiting for Godot', was taking ... Read more...

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Peter Jackson rubbishes Hobbit production troubles rumors


April 21st, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson has rubbished claims of his upcoming film 'The Hobbit' being delayed due to production problems.Jackson has said that the project is ... Read more...

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Sir Ian McKellen collaborates with Scissor Sisters for new track


April 16th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 16 (ANI): 'The Lord Of The Rings' star Sir Ian McKellen has teamed up with Scissor Sisters for their new album Night Work.According to The Sun, the 70-year-old actor ... Read more...

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