Just like last year, 2018 has seen a lot of movie-star transformations, with more and more thespians allowing themselves to spend hours in the prosthetic chair to receive massive makeovers in the hope of an Oscar nomination (we’re sure Gary Oldman getting one for his unrecognisable turn as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour didn’t help).Click through the gallery for our picks for the most shocking actor transformations of 2018.Read more15 biggest movie transformations of 2017The actors who went unrecognisable in 2016Hollywood’s most notable deaths of 2018
Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, and Dakota Fanning will join the already A-list laden cast, which will tell the story of the Sharon Tate murders at the hands of Charles Manson.
Damian Lewis is in final negotiations to join the cast of Ocean’s Eight, the all-female spinoff of Ocean’s Eleven starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway. Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, and Sarah Paulson are also on board with Gary Ross directing.
This week saw actor Damian Lewis speak at the 50th anniversary of Acland Burghley School in Camden, London - but not to the pleasure of all present. Former students of the state school protested to Lewis’ appearance, as the actor was himself educated at Eton. Starting a petition on the matter, signatories remarked that Lewis represented a system of ‘privilege and inequality’ which they deemed to run contrary to the principles of Acland Burghley School.
Former pupils of a London comprehensive school have started a petition to stop actor Damian Lewis from opening its 50th anniversary celebrations. Some of the alumni from the Acland Burghley School in Camden, near to where Lewis lives, think that the Eton-educated star is a ‘wholly inappropriate’ figure to perform the task because of his background. Rachel Cohen, who attended the school in the 80s and is now a lecturer in sociology at City University in London, is behind the petition, which so far has almost 100 signatures.
Idris Elba may have declared recently that he “can’t talk” about James Bond anymore, but another oft-mentioned potential successor to Daniel Craig remains happy to do so.
Tom Hardy, hotly tipped as a potential successor to Daniel Craig in the role of James Bond, has at last commented on the rumours. But, being Tom Hardy, his response is far from what we might expect. - Could Tom Hardy be the new Bond? - Elba Responds To ‘Too Street For Bond’ Comments - New SPECTRE Poster Homages Connery In an interview with MTV, the 37-year old London-born actor confirmed that he was a fan of the Bond movies: “Of course I am, yeah. Totally, absolutely.”