Colin Firth

Elton John Lined Up For Cameo in "The Secret Service" Film

Sir Elton John is being cast for a cameo role in Matthew Vaughn’s new comic book adaptation of ‘The Secret Service’, in a bid to turn it into a franchise.

The singer would feature as a hardman bashing bad guys in a huge fight scene.

A source told the Sun that the film is going to be a big British movie so Matthew wants to include some iconic British stars.

Brit star Colin Firth has already signed up to play the uncle of the main character – a young tearaway who is recruited by Colin into spy school.

Sir Michael Caine will also be starring, playing a veteran agent.

The original comics by Mark Millar will features cameos by stars like Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill and renowned director Ridley Scott.

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Annie Lennox Marries For Third Time

Annie Lennox has wed for the third time.

The singer, who once declared she’d never re-marry, exchanged vows with South African gynecologist and philanthropist Mitch Besser during a boat party on the River Thames on Saturday.

A spokeswoman for the star has confirmed the nuptials, stating the couple wed “in a private ceremony with friends and family present”.

Oscar winner Colin Firth was among the guests.

Lennox met Besser in 2009 at a fundraiser for his Mothers2Mothers AIDS charity, when the doctor was still married to his now ex-wife Debra.

The singer’s grown-up daughters Lola and Tali were among the bridesmaids at the wedding.

The star split from their father, record producer Uri Fruchtmann, in 2000. They were married for 12 years.

Colin Firth Lands Stoker Role in First Film Since Oscar Glory

British actor Colin Firth is set to sink his teeth into a vampire role in his first film since winning an Oscar last month (Feb11).

The star has signed on to play a bloodsucker in the movie Stoker, alongside Nicole Kidman and Alice in Wonderland actress Mia Wasikowska, according to Britain’s The Daily Mail.
The new role is remarkably different from the actor’s most recent performance in The King’s Speech, in which he played stuttering royal King George VI.
Screenwriter Wentworth Miller reveals the title of the movie is a nod to Bram Stoker’s film Dracula.
He says, “It’s got a lot of elements of the Dracula mythology in its story… It’s not a vampire story. It’s not about vampires at least with the teeth and the desire to suck your blood but it is a thriller and it is about an individual who preys on the innocent.”

Oscar Night Ruled By ‘The King’s Speech’

“The King’s Speech” entered the biggest night in Hollywood as the clear front-runner to win top honors and did not stumble at the 83rd Academy Awards, nabbing four wins out of 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Colin Firth and Best Director for Tom Hooper.

“Inception” ended up roping in four wins as well, one better than “The Social Network,” which lost out in all the major categories after beginning awards season as a potential dominant Oscar presence yet losing momentum over the past month. The evening, in fact, unfolded without a single upset in the major categories, from Melissa Leo’s (“The Fighter”) early Supporting Actress win to the Best Picture triumph for “King’s Speech.”

Firth could have begun penning his Best Actor acceptance speech months ago. When he finally got the chance late in the night, he began, “I have a feeling my career has just peaked” and ended, again self-deprecatingly, “And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some impulses I have to attend to backstage.” Read more>>

Colin Firth Not Happy With Curse-free King’s Speech

Oscars champion Colin Firth is baffled by American film bosses’ plans to release a curse-free version of The King’s Speech – because he doesn’t know any viewer who has been offended by the movie’s colourful script.

In the film, which won the British star the Best Actor Academy Award at Sunday’s ceremony, Firth’s stuttering monarch George VI is seen learning to overcome his speech issues by pronouncing rude words.

Officials at the Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings board recently gave producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein permission to release a new family-friendly version alongside the existing R-rated version in cinemas at the same time.

But Firth has slammed the move – insisting the film should not be changed as the swear words aren’t used in a “vicious” way.

He tells the Associated Press, “I don’t take this stuff lightly, but in the context of this film, it could not be more edifying, more appropriate. It’s not vicious, it’s not an insult or it’s not in any of the contexts which might offend people.

“Really, it’s about a man who’s trying to free himself through the use of certain words. I still haven’t met the person who would object, so I think the film should stand as it is.” 

SAG Awards Continue Bale, Portman Winning Streak

The Hollywood awards season continues to trek along, and on Sunday night (January 30), the performers honored their leading lights at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. In an evening of few upsets, 2011 awards-season darlings like Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Colin Firth and Melissa Leo continued to cement their status as names to watch along the road to Oscar.

Bale was joined onstage by real-life inspiration Dicky Eklund when he scored Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for “The Fighter.” Bale also dished out advice to aspiring actors, saying that it helps that he finds people fascinating, but added, “Bumping into Mark Wahlberg ain’t bad.”Read more>>

Taye Diggs, Tina Fey, Dennis Haysbert, Susan Sarandon, Donald Sutherland to Present at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Scott Bakula is Set To Open Screen Actors Guils Awards With  a Toast
Taye Diggs, Tina Fey, Dennis Haysbert, Susan Sarandon and Donald Sutherland will be presenters at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R), Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today.
They join a growing roster of actors who will honor their colleagues at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards that already includes Amy Adams, Alec Baldwin, Jason Bateman, Scott Bakula, Annette Bening, Jeff Bridges, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Conway, Rosario Dawson, Josh Duhamel, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, Andrew Garfield, Jon Hamm, Armie Hammer, Angie Harmon, Nicole Kidman, Mila Kunis, Eva Longoria, Cory Monteith, Amy Poehler, Natalie Portman, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Geoffrey Rush, Hilary Swank, Justin Timberlake, Sofia Vergara, Mark Wahlberg, Betty White, Robin Wright and SAG President Ken Howard.
The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) ceremony will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 at 8 p.m. (ET), 7 p.m. (CT), 6 p.m. (MT) and 5 p.m. (PT) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. An encore presentation will air on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET) 9 p.m. (CT), 8 p.m. (MT) and 7 p.m. (PT). Prior to the televised ceremony, the SAG Honors for television and film stunt ensembles will be announced during the live and webcasts from the red carpet which begin at 6 p.m. (ET)/3 p.m. (PT).