It's fight or flight for Hathaway

Redditch Advertiser: It's fight or flight for Hathaway

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Despite a triumphant awards season, Anne Hathaway's overexposure led to a vitriolic attack from the world's media last year. Now, she's emerged from the shadows ready for the spotlight once more, as Susan Griffin discovers.

Collette's down but not out

Redditch Advertiser: Collette's down but not out

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

She has talent in spades, but it's her likeability that makes Toni Collette most stand out. As her latest movie, A Long Way Down, is released, the Australian actress tells Keeley Bolger about parenthood, stage fright and why she's pleased she didn't jack it all in.

Aaron Paul: Welcome to the fast lane

Redditch Advertiser: Aaron Paul: Welcome to the fast lane

7:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

Following his award-winning turn as drug dealer Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul's career is really revving up. Shereen Low catches up with the American actor and finds out why he's now completely addicted to fast cars.

A Fiennes romance

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6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Kristin Scott Thomas teams up with old pal Ralph Fiennes in The Invisible Woman, which tells the story of Charles Dickens' affair with a young actress. She tells Jeananne Craig why being cast as 'the mother' wasn't all bad - and why director Fiennes was a "terrible bully".

Frost fires up the dance floor

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6:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

Nobody puts Nick Frost in the corner... The funny sidekick takes centre stage in new dance comedy Cuban Fury, and he's as proud as punch, Shereen Low discovers.

'I'll fight for life'

Redditch Advertiser: 'I'll fight for life'

6:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

Once the go-to guy for fluffy romcoms, Matthew McConaughey is now one of the most exciting actors in Hollywood - with an Oscar nomination to boot. He tells Susan Griffin all about his toughest role to date.

Branagh's out of the Shadows

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7:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

Working with Sir Kenneth Branagh's a childhood dream come true for Keira Knightley. And the appreciation's mutual, the duo tell Albertina Lloyd, as they promote action thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

A Streep for all seasons

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6:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

With her 18th Oscar nomination, Meryl Streep's hit the record books - but it hasn't come easy. The actress tells Shereen Low why playing a bitter cancer-stricken sufferer in August: Osage County was one of her most challenging roles to date.

Taking Carey of showbusiness

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6:00am Saturday 25th January 2014

Carey Mulligan's rise to fame has been nothing short of meteoric. As her next sure-fire smash hits screens, the modest star tells Keeley Bolger about 'nerve-racking' singing scenes, her career wish list and why she's not about to move to Hollywood any time soon

An officer meets a gentleman

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6:00am Saturday 18th January 2014

As Colin Firth brings Eric Lomax's courageous true story to the big screen, the Oscar-winning actor tells Sophie Herdman about meeting The Railway Man writer before his death, how he couldn't help falling in love with trains and why he doesn't feel very British.

Elba's long walk to stardom

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6:00am Saturday 11th January 2014

It's not just awards panels who've been impressed by Idris Elba's portrayal of Nelson Mandela in the new big-screen biopic - Mandela's family, and even the late statesman himself, gave it the thumbs up. The Luther star tells Shereen Low why it was a dream role.

Released on Bale

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6:00am Saturday 4th January 2014

A man dedicated to disappearing into his characters, Christian Bale is once again unrecognisable on screen. The actor talks to Susan Griffin about reuniting with the man who led him to Oscar glory.

Will's Ferrell ways

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6:00am Saturday 28th December 2013

Ron Burgundy is back, and he's as inappropriate and cringe-inducing as ever. Anchorman star Will Ferrell talks improv and inspiration with Susan Griffin.

Something to be smaug about

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6:00am Saturday 21st December 2013

Nothing beats a brilliantly-executed bedtime story, but growing up to play one of the characters from that story comes close. Ditching his Sherlock coat for dragon scales in the new Hobbit film, Benedict Cumberbatch tells Keeley Bolger why landing the role is the best thank you he could have given his dad.

From Potter to poet

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11:22am Thursday 19th December 2013

He may have hung up his wizard's cloak, but when it comes to landing roles, Daniel Radcliffe still has the magic touch. The young star tells Sophie Herdman about stripping down, bulking up and proving the critics wrong.

Thompson exposes her 'inner prickly pear'

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6:00am Saturday 7th December 2013

As Mary Poppins fans are about to discover, the author who created her was a cantankerous grump - and Emma Thompson had a blast letting her rude side rip for the role. Shereen Low reports.

Pfeiffer's family affair

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6:00am Saturday 30th November 2013

She's no stranger to mobster movies, but Michelle Pfeiffer's latest brush with the law is more comic crime capers than hardcore gangs. Keeley Bolger meets a down-to-earth star with a no-nonsense attitude to fame.

Jude's lawless new role

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6:00am Saturday 23rd November 2013

Famed for his boyish good looks, Jude Law looks a little rough around the edges in his new movie Dom Hemingway. He tells Sophie Herdman about the joy of being out of his comfort zone and the anti-climax of turning 40

Bullock's out of this world

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6:00am Saturday 16th November 2013

She may be lost in space in Gravity, the new movie already garnering awards buzz, but in real life Sandra Bullock's feet are firmly on the ground. The star tells Susan Griffin how the challenges of filming left her in awe of real astronauts

Bonding with a difference for Dench

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6:00am Saturday 9th November 2013

In her latest role, Dame Judi Dench plays a woman who spent half a century searching for her son after he was sold by nuns. She and the mother she portrays, Philomena Lee, tell Susan Griffin about their emotional journey.

No end to Kingsley's game

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6:00am Saturday 2nd November 2013

With a career spanning more than 45 years, Sir Ben Kingsley is one of the UK's most revered and respected actors. Shereen Low catches up with a legend.

Hanks goes in at the deep end

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6:00am Saturday 26th October 2013

When Captain Richard Phillips was ambushed by pirates, he never expected Forrest Gump to turn up at his door. As Tom Hanks brings the captain's incredible story to life, he tells Susan Griffin how he prepared for what could be an Oscar-winning role.

Lindsay's Parisian affair

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6:00am Saturday 19th October 2013

Lindsay Duncan sticks to what she does best in new movie Le Week-End, playing a strong-willed but utterly engaging woman. The film also sees her 'married' to Jim Broadbent once again. Sophie Herdman discovers the secret behind their je ne sais quoi.

Fletcher proclaims a magical musical

Redditch Advertiser: Fletcher proclaims a magical musical

6:00am Saturday 12th October 2013

It's been dubbed "MacMamma Mia" and Dexter Fletcher agrees it's a fair analogy. As Sunshine On Leith hits the big screen, the actor-turned-director tells Susan Griffin how a certain Scottish duo became the focus of his new film.

Naomi's scary movie

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6:00am Saturday 28th September 2013

It takes a courageous actress to play one of the world's most recognised women, but Naomi Watts has gone for it with gusto in Diana. She tells Keeley Bolger about her anxieties over reviews - and why impressing her mum meant everything.

Ron roars into town

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6:00am Saturday 21st September 2013

The multi-talented Ron Howard could be vying for a couple of gongs at next year's Oscars - his latest film Rush is already creating a buzz. But, as the actor-turned-director tells Susan Griffin, bringing the world of Seventies F1 racing to the big screen was a rough ride.

Just five 'ordinary' guys

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6:00am Saturday 14th September 2013

They're set to be the first billion-dollar boy band in history and have some of the most dedicated fans on the planet. Ahead of their first behind-the-scenes documentary, Sophie Herdman meets the lads behind the hype.

Aniston clings on to her halo

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7:00am Saturday 31st August 2013

FILM - STAR INTERVIEW Previous page | Print article | Download article Film - Star interview - Aniston Aniston clings on to her halo Last update: 23 August 2013 Word count: 1274 Despite playing a stripper for her latest role, Jennifer Aniston still can't seem to shake off that 'good girl' image. But she's not going to let it bother her, as Susan Griffin discovers.

Denzel opts for a light show

Redditch Advertiser: Denzel opts for a light show

7:00am Saturday 24th August 2013

Denzel Washington has deliberately stepped away from heavy drama for his new action comedy 2 Guns. He tells Keeley Bolger why he picked the script - and how he hadn't bargained on a close encounter with a raging bull.

Johnny's hidden depps

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7:00am Saturday 17th August 2013

He went to cowboy school for his latest movie, The Lone Ranger, but that didn't stop him coming a cropper during filming. Movie star, proud dad and all-round nice guy Johnny Depp tells Keeley Bolger why he's always rooted for the sidekick.

No Brucey bonuses with hardman Willis

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7:00am Saturday 10th August 2013

He might be known for his dry one-liners but Bruce Willis takes the term literally in real life, as Susan Griffin discovers during a memorable interview with the Hollywood legend.

Jackman keeps his claws in

Redditch Advertiser: Jackman keeps his claws in

7:00am Saturday 3rd August 2013

His X-Men alter ego may have a dark edge, but nobody has a bad word to say about Hugh Jackman. The Aussie star tells Shereen Low about bulking up to play Wolverine again - and why there are some things an actor shouldn't tell his wife.

Pegg's pub crawl with a twist

Redditch Advertiser: Pegg's pub crawl with a twist

7:00am Saturday 27th July 2013

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are hoping to follow the huge success of Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz with a pub-based sci-fi comedy. The best mates tell Susan Griffin how the idea for the movie became a reality.

How Mirren monstered her fears

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7:00am Saturday 20th July 2013

She's a four-time Oscar nominee and a Dame to boot but, unlike her latest movie character, Helen Mirren really isn't so scary. The star gives Susan Griffin a lesson on life.

Coppola rings the changes

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7:00am Saturday 13th July 2013

Sofia Coppola talks to Shereen Low about the true-to-life inspiration for her new film The Bling Ring, and reveals why she will never act again.

Carell's hugging the heartstrings

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7:00am Saturday 6th July 2013

As he returns as the not-so-villainous Gru in the Despicable Me sequel, Steve Carell tells Shereen Low why he's fine about playing second fiddle to the mighty Minions.

Statham's soft side

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7:00am Saturday 29th June 2013

He may play the tough guy on screen, but Jason Statham is secretly yearning to wear his heart on his sleeve, as Shereen Low discovers

The heart-throb with a heart

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7:00am Saturday 22nd June 2013

Brad Pitt has to save his screen family from flesh-eating zombies in his latest film, World War Z. Shereen Low finds out why, in real life, the actor would risk everything for his nearest and dearest.

Shyamalan has the fright factor

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7:00am Saturday 15th June 2013

The Sixth Sense made M. Night Shyamalan a master of the frightening thriller, but his reputation's been somewhat shaky since. Could helming action sci-fi movie After Earth, a guaranteed hit starring father and son Will and Jaden Smith, turn things around for the director? Sophie Herdman has a sense it might...

Bettany banks on blood

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7:00am Saturday 8th June 2013

He's known for big-budget movies but Paul Bettany decided to downsize for his latest acting adventure. He talks to Susan Griffin about choosing a beautiful yet brutal tale that tore him away from his family

The young blood who's making her mark

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7:00am Saturday 1st June 2013

Teenage actress Saoirse Ronan has spent half her life working and racking up one of Hollywood's hottest CVs. As she sinks her teeth into her latest role as a vampire, she tells Shereen Low why she sometimes feels old before her time.

Leonardo the great

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7:00am Saturday 25th May 2013

He's a three-time Oscar nominee who's about to be seen tackling the "American Hamlet". Leonardo DiCaprio talks to Susan Griffin about playing the iconic Jay Gatsby on the big screen.

Cumberbatch beamed to new heights

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7:00am Saturday 18th May 2013

He may be boldly going where other British actors have gone before by playing one of the summer's most anticipated villains, but Benedict Cumberbatch isn't going to make it a habit, as Shereen Low finds out.

A straight face suits Bana

Redditch Advertiser: A straight face suits Bana

7:00am Saturday 11th May 2013

Hollywood heart-throb Eric Bana has come a long way since his stand-up comedy days and, as he tells Sophie Herdman, it doesn't look like he'll ever go back.

Go-getting Gwyneth

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7:00am Saturday 4th May 2013

Having reprised her role as flame-haired Pepper Potts in Iron Man 3, Gwyneth Paltrow talks to Susan Griffin about getting older, her growing empire and why she considers co-star Robert Downey Jr a wimp.

Bonding with Brosnan

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7:00am Saturday 27th April 2013

A home in paradise, a wonderful wife and a career still going strong - Pierce Brosnan has few complaints. In an exclusive interview from Hawaii, he talks Bond, beaches and beauties with Shereen Low Pierce Brosnan is suave (unarguably), sexy (immensely), successful (hugely). And right now I have his personal phone number - direct to his Hawaiian home.

Eckhart's call to action

Redditch Advertiser: Eckhart's call to action

7:00am Saturday 20th April 2013

Unlike most actors who bemoan life in the limelight, Aaron Eckhart yearns for more. The actors talks to Susan Griffin about his timely new blockbuster and what it may mean for his career.

Good girls go wild

Redditch Advertiser: Good girls go wild

7:00am Saturday 13th April 2013

Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens have shed their Disney image to star in dark new film Spring Breakers. They tell Albertina Lloyd about the crazy Florida shoot - and why they're far more tame in real life By Albertina Lloyd Disney stars falling into disgrace is starting to become almost a rite of passage.

The mesmerising power of Boyle

Redditch Advertiser: The mesmerising power of Boyle

7:00am Saturday 6th April 2013

Danny Boyle is back with a mind-bending tale called Trance, which is released on Wednesday, March 27. The acclaimed filmmaker reveals how directing the movie while creating the Olympics opening ceremony kept him sane, his love of Celtic men and those rumours about a Trainspotting sequel.

McAvoy packs a Punch

Redditch Advertiser: McAvoy packs a Punch

7:00am Saturday 23rd March 2013

James McAvoy stars in Welcome To The Punch, a slick cops and robbers style film released on Friday, March 15. He talks about being picky, returning to X-Men, working with Danny Boyle and causing himself a mischief while starring as Macbeth on stage.






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