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Actress Helen Mirren to receive European film award

Posted: 25 Sep 2012 06:09 AM PDT

LONDON: British actress Helen Mirren will receive a lifetime achievement award from the European Film Academy when it hands out its annual movie prizes in December, the organisation said on Tuesday.

The 67-year-old, best known for her Oscar-winning portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in "The Queen", will attend the awards ceremony held on December 1 in Malta.

"It was discovering the immense diversity of European film making that gave me an enduring love and respect for the art form," Mirren said in response to the announcement of the European Achievement in World Cinema honour.

"This award is therefore a very meaningful honour," she added in a statement. "I would be proud to be counted as an actor in the European tradition."

Mirren began her film career in the late 1960s, with titles including Michael Powell's "Age of Consent", and established her reputation in 1980 with gangster movie "The Long Good Friday" also starring Bob Hoskins.

She became a well-known figure in Britain for her work on the police television series "Prime Suspect" which also won her a slew of prizes.

In "The Madness of King George" (1994) she played Queen Charlotte, but it was 14 years later, in the part of another queen, Elizabeth II, that she established herself at the very top of her profession.

Her portrayal of the current British monarch won her a best actress Academy Award, and she was nominated for the same award again for "The Last Station".

Mirren will portray the queen on stage in a play written by the script writer of "The Queen", Peter Morgan. "The Audience" opens in London in 2013.- Reuter

Choice location

Posted: 25 Sep 2012 03:04 AM PDT

A Hong Kong filmmaker has picked Malaysia as one of the locations for his upcoming film on Buddha.

HONG Kong filmmaker Dick Lee Kwok Fai has chosen to put Malaysia on the map with the filming of The Buddha, a Mandarin movie, about the life of Siddhartha Buddha, a legendary prince who lived about 2,500 years ago in India. He was said to have founded a major world religion around the 5th century B.C.

Produced at RM7.5mil, the film is expected to be screened internationally on Wesak Day in May next year. It will also have animation effects.

Put your hands together: (Top row, from left) Angeline Tan, Hurricane Hwang, Ven Master Ming-Ji, Dick Lee, Angela Chan and Calvin Yee, alongside (bottom row, from left) Chye Yang, Daniel Wong, Freddy Wong, Elvis Chin and Jacky Kam are involved in the film, The Buddha. Put your hands together: (Top row, from left) Angeline Tan, Hurricane Hwang, Ven Master Ming-Ji, Dick Lee, Angela Chan and Calvin Yee, alongside (bottom row, from left) Chye Yang, Daniel Wong, Freddy Wong, Elvis Chin and Jacky Kam are involved in the film, The Buddha.

The main cast of the movie comprises Ray Lui Leung Wai (who will play Buddha) and Jennifer Tse Ting Ting (Prince Siddhartha Gautama's wife) from Hong Kong and Mickey He Sheng Ming (Prince Siddhartha) from China.

Local stars taking part include Angeline Tan (Queen Maya, Prince Siddhartha's mother) and Angela Chan Mei Ngor (Prince Siddhartha's maternal aunt).

Lee, the director of The Buddha, says: "Filming will begin on Oct 15 in Laos and Malaysia for a month and three weeks in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province in China." He will be collaborating with a Hong Kong company for post-production work.

In Malaysia, location shoots will be at the famous Ipoh Caves in Perak and A Famosa in Malacca, says Lee, the founder of Sharp Focus Productions Sdn Bhd.

Lee, a devout Buddhist, is making this film because he feels that although people pray for blessings in temples, there are still many worshippers who do not understand the story of Buddha. His film about Buddha will be the second one in Mandarin, the first was believed to be made in the 1970s.

Lee says: "I chose to film in Malaysia because of its scenic locations and the multiracial society. This solves the problem of getting cast members who are Chinese and Indians."

Lui, famed for his role as Ting Lik in the 1980 TVB period drama series The Bund, was chosen to portray Buddha because he played Bodhidharma, a Buddhist monk, in Master Of Zen (1999). He was picked because he is a devout Buddhist and has been actively involved in charitable works.

Meanwhile, Tse (Bruce Lee, My Brother) is cast for the role due to her "demure looks and sad eyes".

Film producer Hurricane Hwang, chairman of NSS Centre, a charity organisation in Ipoh, says the centre fully supports the film.

Tan has a challenging scene in the film. She says: "I don't mind acting and singing roles but not dancing. So, can you imagine I have to dance with an elephant! I hope I won't be scared out of my wits."

The dancing with the elephant scene is to re-enact Queen Maya who dreams of dancing with a white elephant before she becomes pregnant. It will be filmed at A Famosa and there will be an animal trainer on standby.

"Perhaps, it's destined that I get to take part in the film," says Tan, who is known for her character Lucy in the local sitcom Pi Mai Pi Mai Tang Tu.

Ipoh-born Chan has just completed filming a Chinese telemovie, Go Go Oh My God, for the Chinese New Year. She played Guan Yin, the compassionate Goddess of Mercy.

She is looking forward to her role as Prince Siddharta's aunt and nanny who helped raise the young Buddha when his mother passed away shortly after childbirth.

"I was a bit apprehensive that I might have to shave my head. Much to my relief, Dick Lee assured me that I need not go bald as special effects can be used."

However, Lee says, most of the actors may have to go bald. For the scene of Buddha's passing, real Buddhist monks will be roped in for the location shoot in Laos.

Local actors who are also cast in the film such as Jacky Kam, Calvin Yee, Elvis Chin Mun Wai, Chye Yang and Freddie Wong were also present at the press conference.

Ven Master Ming-Ji, president of Malaysia Buddhist Association for Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, is the film's consultant. He has even declined to play a small part in the film, assuring that he will give his spiritual support.

"I hope the film on the Buddha's life will benefit everyone," he says.

The inside tweet

Posted: 25 Sep 2012 03:00 AM PDT

SOME Hollywood actors gave fans a glimpse into the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, on Twitter.

Heidi Klum (@heidiklum)

It takes endurance to lose 8 times! Go @ProjectRunway. Still an honour to be nominated! #Emmys

Klum also posted a picture of her and her Project Runway colleagues partying away at the Governor's Ball.

Mayim Bialik (@missmayim)

#Emmys forgot to bring a snack ... kinda peckish ... heels are off. Saw Tom hanks. And Nicole Kidman. Wow!

Bialik, a first-time nominee for Best Supporting Actress (comedy) for her role as Dr Amy Farrah Fowler in The Big Bang Theory, was pretty excited about being at the awards. She later tweeted, "I knew it. There's always next year :-)" after the winner for her category was announced.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD)

Omg! Omg! Omg! Omg! Omg! #Emmys

Louis-Dreyfus tweeted this after winning an Emmy for Best Lead Actress (comedy) for her role as vice president Selina Meyer in her latest show, Veep.

Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel)

Ryan Seacrest is super fat in person. #Emmys

The host tweeted a series of hilarious "updates", though most of them were probably fake. He also got actor Tracy Morgan to lie down on the Emmy stage, and then proceeded to tweet "Oh my God – Tracy Morgan just passed out onstage at the Emmys – turn ABC on NOW!", perhaps as a ruse to get people to tune in to the live telecast.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler)

"You're going down"

The Modern Family actor, nominated for a Best Supporting Actor (Comedy) Emmy, was one of the most active twitterers yesterday, posting updates and pictures of his co-stars, his mother, his partner and pretty much everyone else who walked past his way. He also tweeted: "You deserve it! I'm so happy for your #Emmy win @ericstonestreet" to his co-star.

Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet)

Today I'm taking my best friend Paul to the Emmys. He dared me to audition for the first play I ever did at #kstate. #Emmys

Stonestreet, of Modern Family, also posted a picture of Sofia Vergara's sexy behind.

Lena Dunham (@lenadunham)

Didn't @jimmykimmel crush it tonight? The perfect old fashioned host swagger, generous yet saucy. A pleasure to behold!

Dunham, co-creator, writer, director and actress of Girls also posted this reply to the show's producer Judd Apatow, who appeared (on Twitter) to be pretty distraught by his loss: "Where are you!? It's gonna be OK Judd! Your movie comes out soon, you must go on RT @Judd-Apatow: Getting over the hurt."

Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest)

Obsessed with Homeland ... so happy for those guys

The affable host was pretty quiet on Twitter, most probably because he was working on the red carpet with partner-in-crime, Giuliana Rancic.

Josh Groban (@joshgroban)

OK, sorry, had to keep it secret. So much fun!! Happy to sing the 1D to the not-late, great @jimmykimmel. Will miss you everyday. Eventually.

Kimmel and Groban made a fun little skit on stage: A fake "In Memoriam" segment – for the very alive Kimmel – played on screen, with Groban singing One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful. Most hilarious part of the Emmys.

Hugh Bonneville (@hughbon)

Evgenya lost her tweezers and blamed Mario, who denied it & now, all hell's broken loose. I'm perched on the fire escape in a towel. #Emmys

He might play the stoic Earl of Grantham, Robert Crawley, in Downton Abbey, but in real life, Bonneville is a hugely funny guy!

Before heading to the Emmys, Bonneville posted a string of fake tweets about how his stylist Mario and makeup artist Evgenia were fighting with one another, causing him to get dressed and put on his makeup, himself.

He also tweeted: "Evgenya's allergies kicked in because of the pollen & now she's in hospital. Where do I start? #Emmys" –


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