Dakota Fanning

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Dakota Fanning's important movie

8 Apr 2018

Film gossip

Dakota Fanning thinks 'The Bell Jar' is an "important story" to tell. The 24-year-old actress will portray Esther Greenwood and her battle with depression in Kirsten Dunst's upcoming adaptation of Sylvia Plath's classic novel and she thinks the movie…


25 Sep 20172 stars

Absurdly brutal western from Martin Koolhoven, enlivened by an engaging Dakota Fanning

Female suffering fuels Dutch writer-director Martin Koolhoven's relentlessly brutal and weirdly flat western, set at the end of the 19th century. Dakota Fanning stars as Liz, a young woman who is stalked mercilessly by an evil reverend (Guy Pearce). The…

Dakota Fanning: I loved playing a bad-ass

18 Jul 2017

Film gossip

Dakota Fanning relished playing a "bad-ass" in 'Zygote'. The 23-year-old actress stars as one of two lone survivors forced to fight for their lives in the Neill Blomkamp-directed sci-fi movie and has admitted to enjoying her on-screen role in the…

Dakota Fanning found filming Brimstone 'challenging'

30 Mar 2017

Film gossip

Dakota Fanning found filming 'Brimstone' "challenging". The 23-year-old actress plays the role of mute woman Liv in the western film alongside Guy Pearce and Kit Harington, and although the star was scripted as being a silent woman after having her…

Dakota Fanning makes switch from movies to TV's The Alienist

16 Jan 2017

Film gossip

Dakota Fanning is making a switch to TV with a role in 'The Alienist'. The 22-year-old actress is taking a break from her movie career to star in her first major television series. Fanning will appear alongside Luke Evans and Daniel Bruhl in the…

American Pastoral

7 Nov 20164 stars

Ewan McGregor impresses in front of and behind the camera as he takes on the Philip Roth novel

Ewan McGregor makes his directorial debut with this ambitious attempt to bring Philip Roth's 1997 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the big screen. The first of two Roth adaptations to hit UK cinemas in November – the second being James Schamus's…

Dakota Fanning was rejected for jobs

3 Oct 2016

Film gossip

Dakota Fanning used to get turned down for jobs because she was "different looking". Despite starring in some of the world's biggest films since she was six, the 22-year-old actress admits she had to deal with a lot of rejections when it came to…

Effie Gray

7 Oct 20143 stars

Victorian biopic featuring Dakota Fanning alongside screenwriter Emma Thompson

Delayed by two years due to legal wranglings surrounding Emma Thompson's screenplay, director Richard Laxton's period piece focuses on the early life of Euphemia 'Effie' Gray (Dakota Fanning), a young Scottish woman who marries older art critic John…

Dakota Fanning hated 'precocious' tag

14 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Dakota Fanning hated being called "precocious" when she was a child actress. The 20-year-old starlet has admitted that she really disliked being labelled by film critics when she growing up in the spotlight. Dakota - who has starred in over 35…

Dakota Fanning: actors are under pressure

9 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Dakota Fanning thinks actors are under pressure to act like models. The 20-year-old star has admitted she feels nervous on the set of fashion photo shoots, despite having fronted several Marc Jacob's perfume campaigns in 2007. Talking to Lucky…

Dakota Fanning cast in American Pastoral

7 Aug 2014

Film gossip

Dakota Fanning is to appear in a film adaptation of Philip Roth's prize-winning novel 'American Pastoral'. The exciting new film will feature Ewan McGregor and Jennifer Connelly, as well as Fanning, who has just been added to the impressive cast…

Dakota Fanning loses identity in character

5 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Dakota Fanning doesn't feel like herself while filming for long periods as the same character. The 20-year-old star insists she finds it difficult to maintain her own identity while acting because she begins to think like her alter-ego would.

Night Moves

3 Mar 20144 stars

US indie director Kelly Reichardt explores the impact of an act of eco-terrorism

Night Moves is easily Kelly Reichardt's most conventional film to date in terms of its narrative structure and skilful accretion of suspense. Yet this apparent simple approach only serves to accentuate the film's multifaceted and subtle exploration of…

Theo James, Dakota Fanning for Franny

26 Sep 2013

Film gossip

Theo James and Dakota Fanning are in talks for independent drama 'Franny'. The 'Divergent' actor and 'Twilight' actress will join Richard Gere in the new film about an older gentleman who wedges himself into the lives of a young couple. Director…

Dakota Fanning to star in The Last of Robin Hood

24 Jan 2013

Film gossip

Dakota Fanning has landed the female lead in 'The Last of Robin Hood'. The 18-year-old beauty will star as teenage actress Beverly Aadland opposite Kevin Kline in the biopic based on the life of screen-swashbuckler Errol Flynn. Kevin, 65, will…

Now is Good

11 Sep 20121 star

A great performance from Dakota Fanning fails to save this shallow look at terminal illness

After emerging as a child actress in Man on Fire and War of the Worlds, Dakota Fanning came of age in The Runaways and Now is Good, Ol Parker's adaptation of Jenny Downham’s novel Before I Die. With short blond hair and a gaunt appearance, Fanning's…

The Runaways

7 Sep 20103 stars

(15) 106min For all its rock’n’roll rebellion and punk power, there’s something quite conventional about music promo director Floria Sigismondi’s biopic about The Runaways, the ’70s all-girl group that gave the world the Joan Jett. Perhaps it’s that…

Insecure actress Dakota Fanning

30 Aug 2010

Celebrity Gossip

Dakota Fanning feels insecure in her career. The 16-year-old actress - who shot to fame aged just seven in'I Am Sam' - never wants to stop appearing in movies, but knows she can't take anything for granted. She said: "I know this is what I want to…

Dakota Fanning's comfortable Kristen kiss

30 Aug 2010

Celebrity Gossip

Dakota Fanning found kissing Kristen Stewart "comfortable". The 16-year-old actress locks lips with the 'Twilight Saga' star in their new movie 'The Runaways' - in which they play rockers Cherie Currie and Joan Jett respectively - and despite it…

'Crazy' rock chick Dakota Fanning

27 Aug 2009

Celebrity Gossip

Dakota Fanning will "blow the minds" of her fans when she plays a rock chick. The 15-year-old actress appears alongside Kristen Stewart in Joan Jett biopic 'The Runaways' and their co-star Scout Taylor-Compton insists their hard work in mastering…


30 Apr 20094 stars

(PG) 100min ANIMATION/FANTASY Although The Nightmare Before Christmas reflected the gothic imagination of Tim Burton, much of the charm was down to the directorial skills of Henry Selick, whose latest film Coraline places him alongside Nick Park as a…

Also Released - Film

27 Nov 2008

Four Christmases (12A) 88min ••• Another year, another Christmas comedy starring Vince Vaughn. This time he’s teamed up with Reese Witherspoon for a likeably silly comedy about divorced parents and the pressure of yuletide family gatherings. It’s…

Dakota Fanning's movie defence

24 Nov 2008

Celebrity Gossip

Dakota Fanning has defended her rape scene in upcoming movie 'Hounddog'. The 14-year-old actress is unfazed by the controversy and wouldn't comment on calls for her mother to be jailed on child pornography charges because she allowed Dakota to appear…

Charlotte's Web

29 Jan 20073 stars

(U) 96min

As a farmyard community story, EB White’s much loved kids story fits somewhere between cutesy fantasy Babe and Orwell’s bleak political parable Animal Farm, with cheery talking animals sugar-coating a bittersweet finale that touches on practical matters…