BAZ BAMIGBOYE: It’s the best of British for Alan Bennett’s black comedy 

National treasures Dame Judi Dench and Sir Derek Jacobi will star in a new film based on a play by another legend, Alan Bennett. The playwright’s last work, hospital drama Allelujah!, has been adapted by Heidi Thomas, creator of the BBC‘s award-winning period drama Call The Midwife. Thomas, the brains behind the BBC1 series set … Read more

Baz Luhrmann reveals the Australian actor who almost got Ewan McGregor’s role in Moulin Rouge 

Baz Luhrmann reveals the Australian actor who almost got Ewan McGregor’s role in Moulin Rouge By J. Peterson For Daily Mail Australia Published: 06:36 BST, 6 May 2021 | Updated: 06:36 BST, 6 May 2021 Moulin Rouge is arguably one of the most iconic musical movies of all time. And now Baz Luhrman, who wrote and … Read more

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Alexandra Burke and her amazing technicolor dreamcoat 

Chart-topping singer Alexandra Burke, who has carved out a career as a stage star, has been picked to play the Narrator in the musical Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Her casting marks her London Palladium debut. But more significantly, it is the first time a black performer has taken on the role: a sort … Read more

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Mamma Mia 3? I do, I do, I do, declares Cher! 

Cher wants to be in the Mamma Mia 3 movie — sharing a duet with Meryl Streep. The stars, who’ve been friends since they made Silkwood in 1983, played mother and daughter in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again three years ago. Just to clarify: Cher (74) played Ruby Sheridan — mother of 71-year-old Streep’s … Read more

Baz Luhrmann shares a heartbreaking tribute to Romeo + Juliet choirboy Quindon Tarver

‘A beautiful soul has passed’: Baz Luhrmann shares a heartbreaking tribute to Romeo + Juliet choirboy Quindon Tarver following his shock death aged 38 By Mary Mrad For Daily Mail Australia Published: 02:39 BST, 8 April 2021 | Updated: 02:45 BST, 8 April 2021 Baz Luhrmann has shared a heartbreaking tribute to Romeo + Juliet actor … Read more

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Maria Bakalova reveals why she fled the country

Maria Bakalova is no joke. She’s the real deal. The 24-year-old from the Black Sea coastal city of Burgas, in Bulgaria, has emerged as a rising star, thanks to her breakout performance in the movie Borat 2. Bakalova plays Tutar, teenage daughter of Kazakhstan’s most infamous son, Borat Sagdiyev — the delicious comic creation of … Read more

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: The truth about the lost hero of the White Helmets 

Emma Winberg wants stars ‘who are passionate about the truth’ to portray her and her late husband James Le Mesurier in a television drama being developed about the couple and their work with Syria Civil Defence, better known as the White Helmets. ‘There are so many wonderful actors out there,’ Winberg told me from her … Read more

Austin Butler exits his QLD apartment after wrapping filming for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic

Elvis has left the building! Austin Butler struggles with his large load of luggage as he leaves Queensland after wrapping filming on Baz Luhrmann’s Presley biopic By Abi Moustafa For Daily Mail Australia Published: 07:19 GMT, 19 March 2021 | Updated: 08:37 GMT, 19 March 2021 Austin Butler has been in Australia last year to … Read more

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Hamlet comes of age as Sir Ian McKellen, 81, signs up to play the Dane

Ian McKellen, the last of the great theatrical knights still performing centre stage, revealed he’s fighting fit and ready to take on the role of Hamlet — 50 years after he first played the youthful Dane. ‘I do Pilates three times a week, and I have a trainer twice a week — all long distance … Read more

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Mamma Mia! Here they go again… Abba-themed stage show returns for limited run 

Fans of Abba have been ‘blue since the day we parted’ from the mother of all popular musicals, Mamma Mia! But — here we go again — take heart, because the show is returning, for a limited run, in the 100-acre grounds of one of the country’s grandest stately homes. Judy Craymer, the brains behind … Read more