Ben Kingsley

  • Ben Kingsley to voice The Jungle Book's Bagheera June 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: Oscar winning British actor Ben Kingsley has signed on to play loyal panther Bagheera in Jon Favreau's new version of 'The Jungle Book'. The 70-year-old is set to join the cast of Disney's new live-action version of their classic 1967 animation, playing the wise black panther who watches over...
  • 'The Great Gatsby' actor Joel Edgerton joins James Dean biopic 'Life' March 16, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'The Great Gatsby' actor Joel Edgerton has joined the cast of Anton Corbijn's 'Life'. The 39-year-old actor will star alongside Dane DeHaan, Robert Pattinson, Ben Kingsley and Alessandra Mastronardi in the James Dean biopic, reported Variety. The film's script was written by Luke Davies (Candy) and shooting...
  • Ben Kingsley to star with Robert Pattinson in 'James Dean' February 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Oscar winning British actor Ben Kingsley joins Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan in photographer-turned-filmmaker Anton Corbijn's much-anticipated movie 'James Dean'. Italian actress Alessandra Mastronardi will also be part of the project, in which DeHaan will play tragic movie icon James Dean, reports contactmusic.com. The film revolves around a 1955 road...
  • 'Ender's Game' review: It loses the pace before the climax November 2, 2013

    Cast: Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Viola Davis, Nonso Anozie Director: Gavin Hood Rating: 2 out of 5 'Ender's Game' is a hero's journey in the form of a sci-fi fantasy film. Adapted from Orson Scott Card's 1985 book of the same name, the film transports you...
  • 'Iron Man 3' gets a super start in US, Canada May 4, 2013

    New Delhi: International hit 'Iron Man 3' flew into U.S. and Canadian theaters, kicking off Hollywood's summer blockbuster season with $15.6 million in ticket sales late Thursday and early Friday. The superhero sequel from Walt Disney Co's (DIS.N) Marvel studio is expected to finish the weekend with one of the biggest...
  • From Loki to Mandarin: 5 worthy successors of Joker April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Heath Ledger's performance as Joker did wonders for 'The Dark Knight' but it did no good to Christain Bale as the film became Joker's story forever. Hollywood saw such a nuanced and fantastic villain after a long time and this charismatic baddie started a trend of profoundly written...
  • 'Iron Man 3' review: Don't look for an ideological connection April 27, 2013

    Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Ben Kingsley Director: Shane Black 'Iron Man 3' takes its cue from 'The Avengers' rather than 'Iron Man 2', and it turns out to be a smart move. Tony Stark aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) is as witty and...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow: 'Most Beautiful Woman' title is not true April 25, 2013

    Los Angeles: Gwyneth Paltrow says she's thrilled to be picked by People magazine as 'World's Most Beautiful Woman' for 2013 but it's 'obviously not true.' Paltrow questioned her own selection as she walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of 'Iron Man 3' Wednesday night. "It's funny, these things, because it's...
  • Will Ben Kingsley be in India to shoot for 'Avengers 2'? April 24, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Gandhi' fame Oscar award winning British actor Ben Kingsley is likely to come to India in September to shoot a film. A source said: "It is interesting Sir Ben Kingsley will be arriving in India in September to shoot for about 20 days in the capital of West Bengal. Though...
  • 'Iron Man 3' to release in India before the US March 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Superhero film 'Iron Man 3', starring Robert Downey Jr as industrialist Tony Stark aka Iron Man, will hit Indian screens on April 26, a week before it releases in the US. The third film in the series will see Stark embark on a journey of revenge as his world...
  • Watch: 'Iron Man 3' trailer released during Super Bowl February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Robert Downey Jr is back as the superhero in the new installment of 'Iron Man' series. 'Iron Man 3' will see Iron Man fighting with another powerful enemy Mandarin. The film also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Ben Kingsley. Directed by Shane Black, the film is slated...
  • 'Iron Man 3' is not a serious movie: Producer November 28, 2012

    London: Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios president and producer of upcoming superhero film 'Iron Man 3' says the movie is not serious at all. The first teaser trailer for the third instalment was released earlier this year, and was taken by many fans as an indication of the film's darker, more...
  • Actors who played Gandhi with elan on big screen October 2, 2012

    Chennai: Those belonging to the Millennial Generation have learned about the Father of the Nation whose 143rd birth anniversary India celebrates Tuesday either through books or films. Many feel that the visual medium has a greater impact and on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, IANS lists some of the actors who...
  • Friday Release: 'Hugo' arrives in India May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Martin Scorsese's 3D adventure drama 'Hugo' is finally releasing in India. It is based on Brian Selznick's novel by the name 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'. The film is written by John Logan while Johnny Depp has donned the role of one of the producers of the film. The...
  • Masand: 'Shutter Island' is an exciting film June 5, 2010

    Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo Director: Martin Scorsese, From the very opening scene of Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island" the background score pumps up the sense of foreboding, as the ferry carrying US Marshal Teddy Daniels (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) and his partner Chuck (played by Mark Ruffalo) approaches the...
  • Sir Ben Kingsley on Hollywood Walk of Fame May 29, 2010

    London: British actor Sir Ben Kingsley unveiled his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 27. The Oscar-winner, who was knighted in 2002, received the 2,410th star at the ceremony as hundreds of fans turned out to applaud the actor's achievements, contactmusic.com reported. "Dear friends, standing here today amongst you...
  • First Cut: 'Teen Patti' is stylish but loses track March 28, 2010

    There was a time when critics half-heartedly reviewed Hindi remakes of Hollywood films. But now, there are more remakes than original stories in Bollywood. So, one just has to sort of ignore the references to the original and watch the new version as a standalone product. But Leena Yadav's Teen Patti...
  • In ...Patti, Madhavan sports six different looks January 17, 2010

    New Delhi: Actor R Madhavan will for the first time play a character with "grey shades" in Bollywood in Teen Patti. While he is a professor in the forthcoming film, the actor will also be seen sporting "six different avatars" in the thriller that also features Amitabh Bachchan and Hollywood...
  • I like being directed by women: Ben Kingsley December 16, 2009

    Mumbai: Oscar-winning veteran actor Ben Kingsley, who will be seen in Bollywood director Leena Yadav's crime thriller Teen Patti as a narrator, says he loves working with women directors and responds well to them as they see things men miss. "I just did two other films with female directors. I like...
  • Sir Ben hits Delhi in search of producers December 4, 2009

    New Delhi: After visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra, Hollywood superstar Sir Ben Kingsley headed to the Capital in search for producers for his forthcoming project on the Taj. CNN-IBN correspondent Sushant Mehta spoke to the actor about playing a variety of roles over the years ranging from Mahatama Gandhi...
  • Have offered Taj Mahal idea to Ash: Ben Kingsley December 3, 2009

    When one takes Sir Ben Kinglsey's name in India, the first thing that flashes across peoples' eyes is the image of him as Gandhi, in the film of the same name. That is the power of the actor's cinema. Sir Ben Kinglsey is in the country attending the International Film...
  • Ben Kingsley to cast Ash in his magnum opus December 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Hollywood actor Sir Ben Kingsley - who is in Goa to attend the International Film Festival of India - is all set to make his magnum opus Taj Mahal, which is to be produced by his newly established production company, SBK Pictures. And he says that for the...
  • Madhavan says he plays himself in Three Idiots November 12, 2009

    New Delhi: After the horror flick 13B , actor R Madhavan will now be seen along actor Aamir Khan in Rajkumar Hirani's Three Idiots. Madhavan is also shooting for the Amitabh Bachchan , Ben Kinsley starrer Teen Patti. CNN-IBN caught up with Madhavan, who was in the capital to launch a...
  • 'It was wonderful working with Sir Ben Kingsley' May 11, 2009

    The forthcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards held a press conference at their new destination for the awards this year - Macau. The brand ambassador of the IIFA awards Amitabh Bachchan and got talking about IIFA'S new destination and about working with Sir Ben Kingsley. CNN-IBN: To begin with, why...
  • We're from Mumbai, support Mumbai Indians: Big B May 7, 2009

    Ram Gopla Verma's latest flick starring Amitabh Bachchan Rann is already turning heads, courtesy a modified version of the national anthem. Bachchan plays the founder of a 24 hour TV news channel in the film which promises to give viewers an insight to the world of TV journalism. CNN-IBN: Is Rann...
  • Amitabh miffed at rising budget of Teen Patti May 3, 2009

    London: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is miffed with the soaring budget of his latest film Teen Patti and has slammed the crew and unit of the movie. Big B, as he is fondly called, was recently in London filming alongside Sir Ben Kingsley for the film, but apparently wasn't happy to...
  • Big B blogs about Ben Kingsley's dedication April 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan surely keeps up with his blog. This time around he is blogging about working with Hollywood legend Sir Ben Kingsley. The cast and crew of Teen Patti are currently in London and the Big B blogged about his experience of working with Sir Ben Kingsley....
  • India's first Oscar winner walks down memory lane February 20, 2009

    Mumbai: Twenty-seven years ago, she made history when she became the first Indian to win an Oscar. Now, as two other Indians are again within kissing distance of that prized statuette, Bhanu Athaiya walks down nostalgia lane to remember that 1982 day when she won the Oscar for best costume...
  • Masand's Review: Elegy worth watching for the stars February 4, 2009

    Worth watching purely for the performances of its leads, Elegy stars Ben Kingsley as David Kepesh, a 60ish suave college professor who preys on his female students, but only after they've graduated from his class so as to avoid harassment charges. He holds an end-of-term cocktail party, charms young unsuspecting...