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Academy urged to recognise Serkis work


December 30th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Actor James Franco has urged the voters of Academy Awards to seriously consider his "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" co-star Andy Serkis for a ... 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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Filming of much-delayed ‘The Hobbit’ finally begins


March 21st, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 21 (ANI): After years of delays, director Peter Jackson has finally called 'lights, camera, action' on 'The Hobbit'.Filming for the much-anticipated prequel to the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy finally ... Read more...

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Sir Christopher Lee To Recceive BAFTA Honor


February 10th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Notable actor Christopher Lee, who has Guinness book world record for most film acting roles will be rewarded with prestigious BAFTA Fellowship at the Academy Film ... Read more...

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Peter Jackson’s Surgery To Delay Filming Of “The Hobbit”


January 28th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "The Hobbit" which was all set to start its shooting from the middle of February will now be delayed after film-maker Sir Peter Jackson was recently ... Read more...

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Orlando Bloom to earn more than a million dollars for ‘Hobbit’ cameo


January 11th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): Orlando Bloom will receive more than a million dollars for a two-minute cameo in an upcoming flick 'The Hobbit'.The Lord Of The Rings star will reprise his ... Read more...

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It’s official: Elijah Wood is starring in ‘The Hobbit’


January 10th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 10 (ANI): Elijah Wood will revisit his role as Frodo in the upcoming big screen version of 'The Hobbit' despite his character not featuring in the book by J.R.R. ... Read more...

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‘Lord of the Rings’ star Billy Boyd ties the knot


December 30th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): Billy Boyd, best known as Pippin the Hobbit in 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, exchanged vows with his long-time sweetheart Ali McKinnon in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday.Rather than ... Read more...

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Orlando Bloom: The Latest ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ Member To Enter ‘The Hobbit’


December 9th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
It was only a few weeks ago that Australian actress Cate Blanchett announced that she will reprise her role of Galadriel for ‘The Hobbit’ and now there are talks of Orlando ... Read more...

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Cate Blanchett joins ‘The Hobbit’ cast


December 9th, 2010 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Australian actress Cate Blanchett has been signed for a role in director Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy epic "The Hobbit".She will play the role ... Read more...

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Hobbit movie will be filmed in New Zealand despite row, says Andy Serkis


October 26th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Amid the controversy surrounding 'The Hobbit' movie, 'Gollum' actor Andy Serkis has said that he's sure the film will be shot in New Zealand."I'm sure The Hobbit will ... Read more...

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NZ tourism experts fear loss of ‘Hobbit’ films


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 23 (ANI): New Zealand's tourism would bear losses in millions if 'Hobbit' films are not filmed here, says a tourism expert.Simon Milne of the Auckland University of Technology's Tourism Research ... Read more...

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‘The Hobbit’ to finally start filming in February 2011


October 19th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Finally a date for the filming of the much anticipated film “The Hobbit” has been announced. There have been several delays in the commencement of the ... Read more...

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“The Hobbit”: The Most Expensive Film Till Date


October 12th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 12, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Move over “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “The Hobbit” is here to take your place. If reports are to be believed, the total estimated budget of the ... Read more...

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‘The Hobbit’ could become most expensive movie of all time


October 11th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 11 (ANI): The film adaptation of 'The Hobbit' is set to become the most expensive movie ever.The Hollywood blockbuster - a prequel to 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy and ... Read more...

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‘Curse of The Hobbit’ strikes again as fire destroys workshop set


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 02 (ANI): One more curse has been added to the list of setbacks dubbed "the Curse of The Hobbit"-a workshop set, which was to be used for Sir Peter Jackson's ... Read more...

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Peter Jackson blasts Oz Union calling for global actor boycott of ‘Hobbit’ film


October 1st, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Oct 1(ANI): 'The Hobbit' producer Sir Peter Jackson has come out swinging against the Australian union calling for a world actors boycott of the New Zealand film.Defending the record of his ... 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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Lord of The Rings loses No.1 spot in ‘Top 100 books’ list


September 8th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sept 8 (ANI): JRR Tolkein's 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy has lost its top spot on the latest list of Whitcoulls Top 100 books, dethroned by Larsson's Millenium trilogy.The new series ... Read more...

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‘Broke’ Billy Boyd says he earned ‘peanuts’ from ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy


August 21st, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): 'Lord of the Rings' star Billy Boyd has revealed that he's broke and earned 'peanuts' from the 1.8-billion-pound trilogy.Billy, 41, who played Frodo's Pal Peregin 'Pippin' Took, has ... Read more...

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Tom Felton wanted Potter actors to ink their bottoms


June 20th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) "Harry Potter" star Tom Felton says he wanted his co-stars to get identical tattoo on their bottoms after they wrapped up shooting for the eighth and final instalment. Felton, ... Read more...

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Del Toro Is No Longer The Director Of The Hobbit


June 2nd, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 2, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): According to the reports available, Guillermo Del Toro is no longer directing the two movies based on JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit. But ... 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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‘Lord of the Rings’ filmmaker Peter Jackson knighted


April 29th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, Apr 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The ‘Lord of the Rings’ filmmaker Peter Jackson has been knighted. He was honored on Wednesday in New Zealand, and while accepting the honor, he said very ... Read more...

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James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ bags 3 gongs at Empire Awards


March 29th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 29 (ANI): James Cameron's 3D sci-fi saga Avatar bagged three awards at the Empire Film Awards in London.Cameron walked away with the trophy for the best director while ... Read more...

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Hugo Weaving as Red Skull


March 15th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Mar 15 (Pen Men at Work): Australian actor Hugo Weaving best known for portraying the character of agent smith in matrix trilogy will be doing the role of red skull in ... Read more...

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Ghostly incident freaks Jackson out


January 25th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Filmmaker Peter Jackson recently revealed a spooky incident that happened back when he was in his home country, shooting for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He also claims that the ghost ... Read more...

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Lord of the Rings’ director Peter Jackson knighted


January 2nd, 2010 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Peter Jackson, the New Zealand director whose "Lord of the Rings" trilogy won 17 Oscars, will now be known as 'Sir Peter'. He was knighted for what the annual ... Read more...

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Only Fools & Horses Christmas special most viewed TV show of noughties


December 23rd, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 23 (ANI): A festive special of British TV sitcom Only Fools & Horses topped the most-watched list of the noughties.The Christmas special, broadcast by the BBC, was seen by as ... Read more...

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New Zealand happy with Karan Johar taking new movie shoot there


December 20th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Amandeep Kaur Hamilton (New Zealand), Dec 20 (IANS) Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar will shoot his next production venture "I Hate Luv Stories" in Queenstown in January, and a New Zealand official ... Read more...

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‘The Lord of the Rings’ voted best film of decade


December 7th, 2009 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) The "Lord of the Rings" trilogy has been voted as the best movie of the past decade in a magazine poll. Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic ... Read more...

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Peter Jackson says Spielberg’s ‘Tintin’ ‘exists in a very rough state’


November 25th, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): Peter Jackson, who is co-producing Tintin with Steven Spielberg, says the movie is almost made but "exists in a very rough state" at present."Tintin is great. It's made. ... Read more...

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Big B’s amazing dedication for Paa


November 12th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
It is learnt that it used to take three to four hours daily for Amitabh Bachchan's makeup to be done for his film Paa. The prosthetic makeup as we know has ... Read more...

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John Rhys-Davies turns down ‘The Hobbit’ role


November 2nd, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 02 (ANI): Actor John Rhys-Davies has turned down the offer to star in the prequel to the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, 'The Hobbit.'The star, who played grumpy dwarf Gimli ... Read more...

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Peter Jackson says he is driven by fear of failure


August 24th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Aug 24 (ANI): Kiwi filmmaker Peter Jackson has revealed that he is driven by the fear that one of his mega-productions might end up becoming a flop.Jackson, 47, became one of ... Read more...

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