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Articles Tagged 'Arthur'

Russell Brand’s ‘Arthur’ Leaves You Wanting Moore

There’s a new Arthur on screen and the sole advantage he has over his earlier, equally tipsy namesake is height. Yes, sorry to say, but watching a miscast Russell Brand strain to be funny in a sluggish remake of Arthur, the classic comedy about a frequently inebriated millionaire (opening Friday), only serves to underscore how […]

WATCH: Dame Helen Mirren Breaks New Ground with ‘Arthur’

Dame Helen Mirren sees her role in the remake of Arthur, in which she co-stars opposite Russell Brand, as a career departure. The 65-year-old actress told me, “I did it because I’ve never done a big full-out comedy before.” As she explains, plenty of her past film roles have been comedic, but she’s never done […]

WATCH: Russell Brand Reveals His Royal Wedding Plans

Russell Brand has been enthusiastically fielding questions about the royal wedding while promoting the forthcoming remake of the 1981 romantic comedy classic Arthur, in which he stars. Jokingly, he told me: “I’ll be watching it from beneath the floorboards in Westminster Abbey — and have a jolly good look at the proceedings.” During an interview […]

Helen Mirren Explains Why Ladies Love Russell Brand

Dame Helen Mirren has done an absolutely great interview with The Guardian‘s Ryan Gilbey, in which she offers some wisdom about aging. “…There’s a scary moment when you realize you’re no longer the youngest person in the room. Especially if you’ve been a successful young person. That’s followed, of course, by the realization that you’re […]

WATCH: Trailer for ‘Arthur,’ Starring Russell Brand and Helen Mirren

Russell Brand is clearly competing with Ricky Gervais for the title of “Outrageous British Funnyman Most Likely to Be Everywhere at Any Given Point.” This week, the trailer for the computer-animated Hop, in which Russell voices a teenage rabbit, was released. And the comedian is also prepping to laff it up as host of Saturday […]