dies at the age of 96
Hepburn, the famously gravel voiced, feisty and stylish
actress, died last night at the age of 96. Hepburn,
who had been in ill health for some years, passed away at her
home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. She had suffered from
of the actor, Cynthia McFadden, said she died surrounded by
family. "It's been a sad day, but a celebration of her
life as well," she said. The
actor won an unrivalled four academy awards during her
prolific career spanning more than 50 years. She was nominated
for Oscars 12 times, a record that stood until Meryl Streep
overtook her in 2003. Her
Oscars were for Morning Glory in 1933, Guess Who's Coming to
Dinner in 1967, A Lion in Winter in 1968 and On Golden Pond in
The Queen had an
historic meeting with Vladimir Putin on Tuesday during
president's trip to the UK - the first official Russian visit
to Britain in 129 years. It was an occasion greeted by an
impressive display of pomp and pageantry.
Italian screen icon
Gina Lollobrigida is the talk of the town in Moscow, where she
is showing a collection of her artistic works. The 75-year-old
has just opened a new exhibit of 38 sculptures, made from
bronze, stone and marble.
Lola said that most of the pieces were inspired by characters
she created in her films. Her creations are being displayed at
the Italian pavilion at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts,
before moving on to Venice and Paris.
While the performer is best known for her movie roles, her
career as an artist goes back even further than her screen
stardom. Lola's first artistic efforts were made as a young
child, when she drew and sold caricatures to help make money
for her impoverished family. She later studied at the Academy
of Fine Arts before deciding on a career as an actress.
And it's not just Moscow's art lovers who are enjoying Lola's
visit, as she is also taking part in the city's 25th
International Film Festival. She presented a retrospective of
her films at the Moscow Cinema House at the weekend. And
organisers showed their appreciation for her support by
arranging for top Russian actors to give a live performance of
excerpts from her musical Notre Dame de Paris.
Former Iranian Star
Behrouz Vossoughi is making his comeback on our screens this
year with British actress Vanessa Redgrave in a film entitled
"The Keeper" aka "Omar" he will be cast
either in the role Nizam Al Mulk or Khayyam. Vanessa
Redgrave as "Miss Sangorski" directed by Iranian
Kayvan Mashayekh and co-produced with American Actress' and
Producers Belle Avery and Diane Baker ( "Marnie"
directed by Alfred Hitchcocks,and Rudolph Mat駳
"300 Spartans" )It is not yet sure wheather or not
the film is an "avant garde" movie or the famous
Epic story based on Amin Maloufs bestseller "Samarkand".
photo courtesy (Behrouz Vossoughi and Vanessa Redgrave). (D.K.)
Hillary, pictured here
during a recent Larry King interview, was paid $8 million for
The most expected
Epic film of the Century based on Alexander the Great with
Leonardo Di Caprio will be shot in Australia due to fears
after the terrorist threats and attacks in Morroco. The Latter
country is one of the major places which in latter years
has attracted Hollywood and European film studios for
such films like "The Gladiator" or "Asterix
and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra", Oliver Stone is also
filming s story on Alexander starring Colin Farrel and
Anthony Hopkins and it will probably be in my opinion a much
better adaptation given the director's talent and personal
filmography ( Wall Street, Platton, JFK, Nixon ). Nevertheless
this website is about the film made with Di Caprio and
Nicole Kidman. Who will be cast as Persian King
Darius III is still a mystery and whether or not his role will
be as important is not sure yet, as for the Persians we shall
Peck, shown with Audrey Hepburn in the film "Roman
Holiday," has died. Peck, the lanky, handsome movie star
whose long career included such classics as ``Roman Holiday,''
``Spellbound'' and his Academy Award winner, ``To Kill a
Mockingbird,'' was 87. Click PLAY below the image to learn more
about Gregory Peck- D.K.
Actor Hugh Jackman
will portray Persian King Cyrus the Great-D.K.
Price William turned 21 in June