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Celebrating the heroics of goalie Adrian after winning football’s European Super Cup last week, Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp launched into an impression of Rocky Balboa. The movie boxer, just like the Vietnam veteran John Rambo, is the creation of superstar Sylvester Stallone , who is celebrating 50 years in the movie business this summer. Next month the Hollywood legend , 73, is back on our screens again with Rambo: Last Blood, an incredible 37 years after releasing Rambo: First Blood. And Stallone says the battles he faces in his own life often resemble those Rocky has fought in the ring. “Every time I’ve failed, people had me out for the count, but I always come back,” says the seasoned actor, writer and filmmaker. Despite still feeling punchy with studio executives – who he says cost him £200million in lost earnings – the action hero has made a sizeable £330million fortune. He wrote and starred in Rocky – it made … [Read more...] about Sly Stallone’s rocky road from sleeping rough to Hollywood star
Celebrities including Sir Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry and Sheila Hancock have thrown their weight behind a campaign to have a statue of playwright Joe Orton erected in Leicester. The Joe Orton Statue Appeal launches today, with the hope of raising £100,000 to create the monument, which would be both a symbol of the city’s literary heritage and of its commitment to inclusivity. Although the official launch does not take place until this afternoon, the appeal has already raised nearly £12,000. The appeal has been organised by a group of fans in the city, and and is headed by Orton’s sister, Leonie Orton, and Dr Emma Parker, a leading Orton expert at the University of Leicester. Joe had a working class upbringing on Leicester's Saffron Lane estate, rose to fame and came to embody the youth-driven cultural revolution of swinging London through his writing flair and anarchic wit. The gay icon had a major cultural impact with his dark comedies, including … [Read more...] about Hollywood stars back campaign for Joe Orton statue in Leicester
There was a very special visitor in Port Talbot today, as hometown hero and Hollywood megastar Sir Anthony Hopkins met some of his adoring fans revisited some of his old haunts. Sir Anthony, aged 81, grew up in Wern Road in Margam, and has always kept a strong affection for the area after going on to have huge success in acting, including the portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in the film The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won an Academy Award for best actor. And fans couldn't believe their eyes when they spotted him out and about visiting some of the places which he still holds dear together with his wife Stella. Take a look at the Hannibal Lecter mask that didn't make it into Anthony Hopkins' Oscar-winning movie Shanti Gregory was one of the fans who managed to meet him. "He was lovely, really down to earth," the 32-year-old, of Tal-Y-Wern in Margam said. "I went up to him and said I'd heard he was in the area and he asked me if I was from here too, and I told him I'd lived here all my … [Read more...] about Hollywood star Anthony Hopkins is back in Port Talbot
Budding actors have a chance to star in a new £4,000 feature film, which is supported by Sir Ian McKellen. The Hollywood actor, famed for Gandalf in The Lord Of The Rings, was so impressed with a script by Elmhurst’s Luke Mordue that he posted him a £500 cheque towards the production costs - Luke had already raised over £3,000. Around 20 charcters and 20 crew are needed to help make Fallen Angels, a ‘quite dark’ story following a Halloween prank that goes wrong.Luke, who will be filming around Aylesbury and across Bucks in November, said: “As this is my first feature film and I am new to the business professionally, I am looking for people in the same boat. “People with the talent, who just need the experience to get the foot in the door. There are roles for people of all ages to fill, from 18- 60, so don’t be put off.” For more details visit www.lukemordue.co.uk This is how many points you'll get on your licence for … [Read more...] about Fancy being in a film backed by a Hollywood star?