When 20th Century Fox greenlit the first X-Men movie, it was taking a leap into the unknown – and it was doing so on a tight budget. Simon Brew digs into the story…
The cast of Lord of the Rings are back together, and transporting themselves back to the days of hairy feet and second breakfasts.
The 74-year-old Oscar-winning actress sent money to a caller who told her she had won a prize.
Robyn Malcom, who portrayed Morwen in The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, believes that Gandalf should be female in Amazon's TV show.
The first trailer for Tom Hooper's movie version of the musical 'Cats' emerged earlier this month, and it really didn't go down very well.
The director of The Good Liar spills the beans on his upcoming literary adaptation starring two of Britain's greatest exports.
Taylor Swift has opened up about her upcoming performance in Cats, explaining that she will be covered in digital fur for the film.
The stars have lined up for Tom Hooper's movie adaptation of 'Cats', and shooting has now come to an end on the musical film.
McKellen had equated Spacey and Singer's abuse allegations to their sexualities, he has now apologised.
During a podcast interview, Ian McKellen opened up about the Bryan Singer and Kevin Spacey allegations, two people he has worked with before.
The openly gay actor shared his disappointment at the lack of diversity both in the Harry Potter prequel and in Hollywood.
Amazon's "Lord of the Rings" television series could get a very familiar face if McKellen has his way.
Readers may recall that the initial trailer for the film released earlier this year was a teaser in the truest sense of the word, showing us only brief glimpses around the Beast’s enchanted mansion, a few lines of dialogue, and a partial reveal of Emma Watson’s face as Belle, behind the pivotal rose. Secondly, we have what appears to be a re-enactment of the famed ‘Gaston’ inn scene – and we would assume the big-looking fellow in red with his back to the camera is Luke Evans as Gaston himself, possibly with Josh Gad as Le Fou in front of him. ‘Beauty and the Beast’ will also feature Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts, Kevin Kline as Belle’s father, and Dan Stevens as the Beast.
According to the Daily Mail, the 77-year-old ‘Lord of the Rings’ actor turned down the chance to officiate a wedding as Gandalf… despite a $1.5 million paycheck. Of course, Sir Ian McKellen is no stranger to officiating weddings – he qualified as a ‘celebrant’ back in 2013 in order to conduct the civil wedding of his long-time pal, Sir Patrick Stewart, and fiancée Sunny Ozell.
British acting legend Sir Ian McKellan has shown his support for diversity at the Academy Awards… but says it’s not just black actors who are affected. During an interview with Sky News, the 76-year-old actor explained that he has ‘sympathy’ for black actors, but that gay actors are also being ‘disregarded’. Of course, the lack of diversity in Hollywood has been highlighted recently after the official Oscar nominations were announced… revealing that there were no black (or ethnic minority) actors in any of the top categories.
It has been 14 long years since the Fellowship first formed and over a decade since the One Ring was destroyed in Mount Doom. How have the cast of ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ trilogy fared in a post-Tolkien world? Perhaps conscious he was gifted the role most likely to typecast him (à la Mark Hamill), Elijah Wood has done a pretty good job of kicking against his Hobbity image.
Two of the biggest movie franchises of the 2000s, ‘X-Men’ and ‘Lord of the Rings,’ very nearly lost one of their key players - all because of one Tom Cruise movie. It’s fairly well-known that ‘Mission: Impossible II’ robbed the original ‘X-Men’ of one of its intended stars, as Dougray Scott - who starred opposite Cruise as villain Sean Ambrose - was the first choice to play Wolverine, until shooting overran on the John Woo-directed spy sequel, forcing him to relinquish the role to Hugh Jackman. McKellen tells People, “I got offered a part in Mission: Impossible II with Tom Cruise, but they wouldn’t let me see the whole script because I might have spilled the beans.