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Freida Pinto won't work with Dev Patel again

6 Jul 2014

Film gossip

Freida Pinto doesn't want to work with Dev Patel again. The 29-year-old Indian beauty and the 24-year-old British actor fell in love on the set of their 2008 movie, 'Slumdog Millionaire,' but aren't interested in appearing on screen together ever…

Gerard Butler wants Danny Boyle work

13 Apr 2013

Film gossip

Gerard Butler wants to make a film with Danny Boyle. The 'Olympus Has Fallen' actor is a huge fan of the Oscar-winning 'Slumdog Millionaire' filmmaker and would love to appear in one of his movies because the director isn't afraid to take…

Danny Boyle: My film plots are 'the same'

3 Apr 2013

Film gossip

Danny Boyle says 'Slumdog Millionaire' and '127 Hours' are "the same film". The 'Trainspotting' director admits his latest efforts, including his most recent production, 'Trance', all bear striking resemblances to each other because they feature…

DVD Box sets of work by Terence Rattigan, Andrei Tarkovsky and Danny Boyle

21 Jun 2011

Abbas Kiarostami and David Leland collections also released in June

If you are still buying DVDs in these straightened, downloaded times then you are going to want a bit of bang for your buck. Box sets are the way forward and late June and July are surprisingly full of intriguing new releases. The Terence Rattigan…

The Worst Best Picture Oscar winners

17 Feb 2010

1: Driving Miss Daisy (1989) On-set sexual tension between stars Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy was covered over on film by a sopping wet flannel of sentimentality. 2: Braveheart (1995) Gibson pillages history for his preferred narratives of…

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Natalie Merchant, The Chieftains and Ry Cooder set for Celtic Connection 2010

30 Oct 2009

Celtic Connections launched with a suitable level of expectation this fortnight – and it doesn’t look set to disappoint. Comprising 1500 artists, 300 concerts, ceilidhs, talks, workshops, free events and late-night sessions, the programme of events will…


23 Jul 20094 stars

Danish Dogme pack leader Lars Von Trier conjures up a slice of unbridled and unpleasant pantheistic horror that’s underlined by themes of grief and guilt. When middle class couple Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe’s son dies in a freak accident…

Freida Pinto denies Dev romance

24 Feb 2009

Celebrity Gossip

Freida Pinto has denied she is dating her 'Slumdog Millionaire' co-star Dev Patel. The stunning actress insists rumours she is romancing Dev are false, branding the 18-year-old actor a "little boy". When asked if the pair are dating, Freida, 24…

Slumdog Millionaire triumphs at Oscars

23 Feb 2009

Celebrity Gossip

'Slumdog Millionaire' won an incredible eight Academy Awards last night (22.02.09). The movie scooped the coveted Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay prizes, while Danny Boyle was named Best Director at the ceremony, held at Los Angeles' Kodak…

Sharon Stone's Slumdog crush

10 Feb 2009

Celebrity Gossip

Sharon Stone has a crush on teenage 'Slumdog Millionaire' star Dev Patel. 'Basic Instinct' star Sharon reportedly spent two days pursuing the 18-year-old actor during the BAFTA Awards weekend (08.02.09) in London - much to his astonishment. Dev…

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Slumdog wins big at BAFTAs

9 Feb 2009

Celebrity Gossip

'Slumdog Millionaire' won seven awards at last night's BAFTAs (08.02.09). The rags-to-riches tale was named Best Film and Best Adapted Screenplay, while Danny Boyle was honoured as Best Director. It also won prizes for music, cinematography…

Profile - Dev Patel

22 Jan 2009

Name Dev Patel Born London. April 1990 Background Raised in Harrow, Dev turned to drama when his exuberance got him into trouble at school. He was a natural, performing in a school production of Twelth Night. Indeed, drama was the only subject…

Slumdog Millionaire

8 Jan 20094 stars

ROMANCE/DRAMA Adapted by Simon Beaufoy from Vikas Swarup’s novel Q&A this winning story of a Mumbai street urchin (Skins’ Dev Patel) who makes it to the final round of India’s version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? might well be the film that…

Preview 2009 - Danny Boyle

8 Jan 2009

It’s not uncommon for the films that turn out to be the best of any given year to have been released at the beginning of that year. Think of Lust, Caution, No Country for Old Men, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Juno and There Will be Blood – all…

Boyle tipped for Oscar win for Slumdog Millionaire

11 Dec 2008

Adopted as one of our local heroes, Danny Boyle helped put Scotland on the Cool Britannia map with his witty, stark portrayal of heroin addicts in 1996 film, Trainspotting. Now, with such well-received silver screen successes as The Beach and 28 Days…