Articles Tagged 'Roald Dahl'

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WATCH: Meet the Giants in New ‘BFG’ Trailer

You may already be a huge fan of Roald Dahl’s The BFG (stands for Big Friendly Giant) and have a picture of what the giants look like in your head. But, of course, director Steven Spielberg has his own ideas, too. We’ve had a quick glimpse of a giant’s hand in the teaser trailer for Disney’s […]

Isaac Newton

5 British Geniuses That Deserve a Biopic

There’s a knack to making a truly gripping biopic of the life of a scientist. It’s not enough to show them hard at work and illustrate the key breakthroughs and lightbulb moments; there have to be other factors at play, other stories to tell. So, while British science is well served with people of huge […]

Worlds Greatest Living Illustrators Auction First Editions For Charity

PHOTOS: Britain’s Greatest Living Illustrators’ Annotated First Editions Up for Auction

Sotheby’s auction house in London, England, has put a selection of annotated first edition books on display with illustrations from Peggy Fortnum, Raymond Briggs, Quentin Blake, Judith Kerr, and Terry Gilliam, just to name a handful of contributors. The charity auction, First Editions: Redrawn, asks some of Britain’s most beloved illustrators (and a few authors) “to […]

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Scrumdiddlyumptious: Mark Rylance is the BFG

Let’s not squiff-squiddle around, this is no time for gobblefunking. There’s a new, live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book The BFG, directed by Steven Speilberg, and he has cast one of Britain’s mightiest thespian talents in the lead role. Mark Rylance—winner of the Olivier Award twice and the Tony three times—will play the […]

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Brit Binge Watching: Five Roald Dahl Adaptations Available Online

The anniversary of British author Roald Dahl‘s birthday is on Saturday, September 13, which also marks Roald Dahl Day. The entire month of September is filled with celebrations like Oompa Loompa Skydiving Day, which you can read about here. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory being published. What better way to […]

Fiona Shaw as Aunt Petunia Dursley in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Five Terrible British Mums for Mother’s Day

Note: none of these mums are real. All British mums are wonderful, especially mine. Mind you, the British Mothering Sunday was back in March so we can afford to be a little barbed without the risk of being sent to bed early. Hopefully. And let’s face it, this list would be just as damning if […]

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Steven Spielberg to Direct Film Adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The BFG’

Welsh author Roald Dahl’s children’s book The BFG, which stands for Big Friendly Giant, is being made into a feature film with Steven Spielberg confirmed to direct, reports BBC News. The story revolves around a little girl named Sophie who befriends a big-hearted giant. The giant’s large ears allow him to hear dreams, which he […]

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