BAFTA award winning actress Geraldine McEwan has died aged 82.
She is perhaps best known for playing Miss Marple in an ITV adaptation. She also starred in ‘Oranges are not the only Fruit’ and played the witch in ‘Robin Hood Prince of Thieves‘ (check out what happened the rest of that cast here).
Geraldine has two children, Claudia and Greg, with her late husband Hugh Cruttwell.
Oscar-winning ‘Cabaret’ star Joel Grey has publicly revealed that he’s gay for the first time. He was previously married to actress Jo Wilder for 24 years and their daughter, ‘Dirty Dancing’ star Jennifer Grey supports her dad. She says, “The more people are free to own their true nature and can hopefully come closer to love and accept themselves as they really are, no matter what age, no matter how long it takes, to finally be free of the lies or half truths, it is freedom.”
It has finally been confirmed that Michael Fassbender will play the lead in Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic. Seth Rogen and Kate Winslet also star in the movie which has seen a few casting shake-ups with the lead role was previously linked to Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale.
Colin Firth will play tragic amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst in a new biopic. He tried to cheat during a round-the-world boat race in 1968 but got lost, went mad, and jumped overboard.
Emma Watson will play Belle in a live-action version of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
She confirmed the new on Facebook and said, “I’m finally able to tell you … that I will be playing Belle in Disney’s new live-action Beauty and the Beast! It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I’ll get to dance to ‘Be Our Guest’ and sing ‘Something There.’ My six year old self is on the ceiling — heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can’t wait for you to see it.”
The new version of the 1991 hit follows live-action versions of Disney classics such as ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ (‘Maleficent’), ‘Cinderella’, and an upcoming take on ‘The Jungle Book’.
Check out how Disney films compare to the dark fairytales that inspired them HERE
‘Heathers’ (1988) was an early ancestor to ‘Mean Girls’, but with shoulder-pads, hairspray, and a pitch-black homicidal humour. It followed the reluctantly popular Veronica and her psychotic boyfriend JD as they kill off several classmates and make their deaths look like suicide. Funny, eh?
It also featured some truly bizarre slices of dialogue which have no doubt played a hand in turning the initial box-office disappointment into a massive cult favourite. Check out the ‘chainsaw’ line at 53 seconds.
So what happened the cast? Find out after the jump!
I’ve decided to put together a weekly list of things that have really got on my wick. This week is the MoneySuperMarket.com bum, ‘Birdman’, the fact I can’t see ‘Paddington’, and celebs being rude to me in my dreams…
1 John and Olivia had seven children in ‘The Waltons’, what was the eldest called?
2 Robert Englund has played the same character in eight movies from 1984 to 2006, what was the character name?
3 Which of the four ‘Sex and the City’ stars once played Joey’s date on ‘Friends’? (Note: Their names are Kim Catrrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis)
4 It apparently was the “next stop” but what was the name of the motel in Warren G & Nate Dogg’s hate 1994 hit ‘Regulate’?
5 There are four Walt Disney animated films with one word titles that aren’t also character names – ‘Dinosaur’ (2000), ‘Frozen’ (2013) … what are the other two? (Note: Not counting any Pixar or Disney-Pixar films)
Answers after the jump! Please let me know how you do at@showbizgeek