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Articles Tagged 'Dustin Hoffman'

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Dame Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman to Star in Roald Dahl’s ‘Esio Trot’ for BBC

The BBC has announced that Dame Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman are to take the lead roles in an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1990 childrens’ novella Esio Trot. The 90-minute film will be co-written by Richard Curtis, and begin filming in London next Spring for broadcast later in the year. The recently-appointed controller of BBC One, Charlotte Moore, made the casting official […]

If Dame Maggie Smith Were a Sandwich, What Kind Would She Be?

Here at Anglophenia, we are always trying to come up with new lists. Maybe next we should offer “100 Reasons To Love Dame Maggie Smith.” We could start with her wisecrack at a press conference in London on Monday to promote a showing of her latest movie, Quartet, at the BFI London Film Festival. (Quartet […]

WATCH: Maggie Smith in Trailer for Dustin Hoffman-Directed ‘Quartet’

There have always been rumors that Dame Maggie Smith can be a diva, but now she’s going to play one in a new movie. In Quartet, which marks actor Dustin Hoffman’s first credited debut as a film director (he unofficially co-directed 1978’s Straight Time), Smith stars as a retired opera diva who stirs up trouble […]

‘Luck’ Leads ‘Doctor Who’ Star Michael Gambon to HBO

When it comes to luck, Michael Gambon might know a thing or two about it. The British-bred thespian is best known for his portrayal of Albus Dumbledore in the last five Harry Potter films. This Christmas, he’ll appear in the Doctor Who holiday special, Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol. And he’s also landed his first […]