The first look at forthcoming David Bowie biopic Stardust has landed online, with British actor and musician Johnny Flynn as the iconic musician.
Emma star Johnny Flynn describes the experience of playing a pre-Ziggy Stardust Bowie as “a whole crazy adventure”.
"The Man Who Fell to Earth" has fallen to CBS All Access. The streaming service has ordered a series based on Walter Tevis' 1963 novel and the 1976 Nicolas Roeg film that starred David Bowie, both of the same name. The series will follow an alien who arrives on earth at a turning point in […]
David Bowie rejected Danny Boyle's proposed biopic, with the director insisting Frank Cottrell-Boyce had written a "wonderful" script.
Duncan Jones, the director son of David Bowie, has called into questions plans for a biopic on his father starring musician-turned-actor Johnny Flynn.
David Bowie has been named a greater entertainer than Charlie Chaplin in a vote by members of the British public.
The first five years of David Bowie's career is to be the focus of a new documentary for the BBC – the third in a trilogy of docs about the Star Man singer. <em>David Bowie: The First Five Years</em> will launch on the British public broadcaster's BBC Two channel in 2019. It follows <em>David Bowie: The Last Five Years</em>, which was acquired by HBO, and <em>David Bowie: Five Years</em> in 2013. All three are produced and directed by Francis Whately. Coming 50 years after the release of <em>Space Oddit…</em>
There was a time when singing and acting went hand-in-hand for movie stars, but nowadays the distinction has become far more clear in Hollywood – though that hasn’t stopped a few singers swap the stage for screen.Lady Gaga is already getting rave reviews for her turn in A Star Is Born, the latest musical remake of the 1937 film but there have been plenty of cases of popstars not transitioned so well when it came to their film debut.Here are eighteen of the best (and worst) singers who tried their hand at acting.READ MOREMovie actors who made terrible directorsIdris Elba: ‘We have a multicultural society. Let’s see some history’ (exclusive)11 most miscast movie roles of all time
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is out this week and boasts another film filled with classic ABBA songs, but not every movie has the luxury of artists giving permission for the use of their music.In fact, there have been several films over the years that have been derailed by singers or estates refusing to let songs be used in biopics about the performer.Here are eight of the most awkward cases.READ MORE31 actors who have played multiple comic book rolesDrew Pearce on brainstorming with Tarantino for ‘Star Trek’Margot Robbie seeks diverse cast for DC spin-off
'Valerian' director Luc Besson tells Yahoo Movies why he had to have late music legend's classic song for a key sequence, and how he was able to get it
'Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock' explores the life and career of Mick Rock, whose photos helped shape perception of rockers like Bowie and Iggy Pop
The short film adaptation of writer/illustrator Raymond Briggs’ picture book ‘The Snowman’ has been a perennial Christmas TV favourite for almost 35 years, and in its earliest broadcasts featured a filmed introduction by none other than David Bowie. Speaking to the BBC on World Book Day earlier this week, Briggs recalled, “I did an introduction to the Snowman film, and the Americans wanted somebody more important than me, quite rightly. Briggs has long voiced mixed feelings about the enduring Christmas classic status of ‘The Snowman,’ admitting he doesn’t much like the holiday, and objecting to the film’s addition of Father Christmas (another character Briggs explored in two picture books) in a bid to make the unforgettable climax – in which the young boy finds the Snowman melted – seem a bit less bleak.
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The 1971 movie version makes Wonka’s psychotic tendencies crystal clear when the cocoa pusher takes the kids on an LSD-inspired boat ride, brainwashing them with images so disturbing that even Guantanamo would consider them 'a bit much’ (for example, a huge insect crawling across someone’s face, see below).
As well as being a musical great and style icon, the late David Bowie was also a brilliant actor. According to director Nic Roeg in his book ‘The World is Ever Changing’, he was initially going to cast a 6’8” doctor he’d met at a dinner party as alien Thomas Newton in this quirky sci-fi, but it didn’t work out.
Ricky Gervais is massive in the Philippines. Well it’s the 1983 debut single of a hot New Wave band called Seona Dancing comprised of a svelte, young Reading native called Ricky and his friend Bill Macrae. Formed by the star during his final year at University College London (UCL), the duo were signed to London Records with hopes of being the next big synth pop hope.