Entertainment Daily: Nigel Hawthorne - Obit of British comedy actor who died today of a heart attack.
TAPE: EF01/0886 IN_TIME: 14:15:55 DURATION: 2:56 SOURCES: APTN/LWT/Film Four RESTRICTIONS: No re-use/re-sale of film/video/tv clips without clearance DATELINE: Various file - see script for details SHOTLIST APTN footage 1. Nigel Hawthorne on set of Madness of King George - File 1994 2. Cutaway 3. Nigel Hawthorne acts in scene on set of Madness of King George - File 1994 4. Sot Nigel Hawthorne - on set of Madness of King George - File 1994: " What isn't in dispute is the fact that he was old and not mad , and that is very much what we subscribe to in the film, it is, he was maltreated or insanity an it was a terrible treatment in those days, he was blistered and he was bled and he was out in a restraining chair and a straight jacket and very much treated as if he was in bedlam. " 5. Nigel Hawthorne acts in scene on set of Madness of King George - File 1994 6. Nigel Hawthorne arrives for Premiere of Clandestine Marriage - File 1999 7. Nigel Hawthorne puts hands in cement at Clandestine Marriage Prem - File 1999 London Weekend Television (LWT) footage 8. Julie Walters announces award - April 1996: "And the winner is the very gorgeous Nigel Hawthorne. " 9. Nigel Hawthorne collects Best Actor award for Madness of King George - April, 1996 Film Four 10. Clip - The Madness of King George. MADNESS OF KING GEORGE STAR DIES SIR NIGEL HAWTHORNE, the Oscar nominated star of 'The Madness of King George' died this morning aged 72. (26 December 2001) The actor's agent Ken McReddie said the star died from a heart attack at 9.30 am GMT, at his Hertfordshire home. He had been fighting cancer for 18 months and had just come out of hospital, where he had been undergoing a course of chemotherapy. Mr McReddie, who had been Sir Nigel's agent for 30 years, said the treatment had been going well and the heart attack was unexpected. He added Sir Nigel died peacefully at home with his partner Trevor Bentham and a friend. McReddie said "He was a brilliant actor and a wonderful friend. I feel very sad and extremely cut up." Sir Nigel was one of Britain's most respected actors. He was a classical actor equally at home on stage or screen, and with sharp comedy as Shakespearean leads. It was once said of him that he spent the first 20 years of his distinguished career being ignored and the rest of it being discovered. He first achieved worldwide fame as the suave but scheming civil servant Sir Humphrey in the television hit 'Yes Minister'. Five series of the hugely popular comedy were made, and the show, together with its sequel 'Yes Prime Minister', was shown in more than 50 countries. But it was his performance in the big screen version of 'The Madness of King George' that transformed him into a film star, and earned him an Oscar nomination. Nigel Barnard Hawthorne was born in Coventry on April 5, 1929, and was taken by his family to live in Cape Town, South Africa when he was 2 years old. A stern upbringing and brutal schooling left Hawthorne lonely and lacking in confidence. He remained notoriously insecure throughout his life. His father disapproved of Hawthorne's chosen career of acting, but the youngster pushed on, appearing in a Cape Town theatre production in his first professional role in April 1950. He decided British theatre was his next move, and went to England in 1951 with just £12 (Sterling) in his pocket. Unfortunately he faced a long struggle and little luck getting parts. He eventually returned to South Africa in 1957, where he finally found recognition. In the 1960s he came back to England, to better fortune, working at the Royal Court and then with the Joan Littlewood Company's tour of 'Oh What a Lovely War!'. Roles including a two line part in an early episode of television's 'Dad's Army' and major stage roles like Shakespeare's Falstaff and Macbeth earned Hawthorne a growing reputation as a talented character actor. In 1977, writers Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn gave him the role of Sir Humphrey Appleby in their new political TV sitcom 'Yes, Minister', playing opposite Paul Eddington and Derek Foulds. It became Margaret Thatcher's favourite programme, and together with 'Yes, Prime Minister' won him a CBE and five BAFTA awards. They were honours hard won - the actor took medication to cope with the stress of filming the comedy in front of a studio audience. His successes that followed included weighty roles on both West End and Broadway stages, and yet more acclaim. He won Tony Award for his part in the stage version of 'Shadowlands' in 1991, and an Olivier Award for the theatre production of 'The Madness of George III' in 1992. While Sir Anthony Hopkins took the film lead for 'Shadowlands', the title role in the big screen adaptation of 'The Madness of King George' was always Hawthorne's part. His stage portrayal of the inspiring but insane monarch led scriptwriter Alan Bennett to insist the film role went to Hawthorne, for which he won a Best Actor BAFTA in 1996. He won another BAFTA in 1997 for his performance in TV's 'The Fragile Heart'. In 1999, he was awarded a knighthood in the New Year's Honours List, and played King Lear for the Royal Shakespeare Company - his first invitation to appear at Stratford despite 20 years of auditions. The star was "outed" as a homosexual by American newspapers in the run-up to his 1995 Oscars appearance. He lived quietly in a 15th century Hertfordshire manor house with his "partner" of 20 years Trevor Bentham, a theatre manager and screenwriter. Increased tabloid attention focused on the relationship, disturbing Hawthorne intensely. Early in 2000, Hawthorne's doctor discovered he had a malignant tumour in his pancreas which needed an urgent operation. He was told that had it not been discovered when it was, he would probably have died within a few days. Critics have begun to pay tribute to the star following the news of his death, saying for an actor equally at home in comedy and tragedy, he brought depth and humanity to both. CLEARANCE DETAILS Madness of King George Hallmark Home Entertainment
NIGEL HAWTHORNE
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Nigel Hawthorne
Interview
WOLVES V VILLA
Item title reads - Villa v. Wolves. Semi-final. <br/> <br/>Hawthorns (West Bromwich Albion football ground), Midlands. <br/> <br/>L/S as Aston Villa football team captain Saward tosses the coin, Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Slater wins the toss. M/S crowd cheering. M/S just after the kick off with Villa carrying the attack to the Wolves' half, the ball comes over and Stewart of Wolves clears it away. Various shots as Wolves start an attack. Mason passes the ball out to the right wing. C/U man in bowler hat cheering. M/S Wolves nearing the Villa goal, Peter Broadbent with the passes ball to left wing. M/S as Deeley of Wolves has a shot at goal but goalkeeper Nigel Sims saves it. L/S Wolves coming back on the attack. M/S of Flowers with the ball, he passes it to the right wing who shoots it towards the goal. C/U boys cheering. <br/> <br/>L/S Villa goalie Sims punching the ball out, it goes to Deeley of Wolves who shoots scoring goal. M/S players congratulating each other. M/S crowds cheering at half time. Villa attempt to take the ball out of their half but lose it to Wolves. M/S Mannion of Wolves coming in on the right, he has a shot at goal but it is deflected by Dugdale of Villa. L/S Wolves still with the ball, Mannion takes it down towards the Villa goal, he passes it on and another Wolves player has a shot at goal, L/S Sims diving to the left, the ball goes past the post.
1995 Sir Nigel Hawthorne interview
PREMIUM RATE FOOTAGE - 67th Annual Academy Awards - 1995 - Arrivals - Shrine Auditorium - Hollywood - Oscars - red carpet - celebrities - movie stars - actors - actresses - nominees - glamour - Holly Hunter - crowd - interview with Sir Nigel Hawthorne - Best Actor nominee
An association restores a mine hole: the Hawthorne Ridge crater
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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: ENT2-CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE
TAPE_NUMBER: EN9948 IN_TIME: 10:43:56 LENGTH: 04:47 SOURCES: APTN/UNIVERSAL PICTURES RESTRICTIONS: No re-use/re-sale of film/video clips without clearance, No access Internet FEED: SCRIPT: xfa Story: A Clandestine Marriage premiere Date: 29 November 1999 Location: London Acclaimed actor Sir NIGEL HAWTHORNE and glamour queen JOAN COLLINS star in a new period comedy, 'THE CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE', which had its British premiere in London last night. Joan Collins said on arrival at the premiere that she had not seen the film before and was excited to see the end result. "I am quite nervous, actually. I hate seeing myself." Hogarth's England of 1776 is the setting, and the film centres around the intended merging of two families - the Sterlings and Oglebys. The first has new money but no class, and the latter are country aristocrats with class but no money. Their need for each other is absolute - but of course, the merging of the two houses is complicated and fraught with difficulty. The story begins with 'the clandestine marriage' between Lovewell (PAUL NICHOLLS) clerk to the autocratic Mr Sterling, and the pregnant Fanny (NATASHA LITTLE), daughter of Mr Sterling. They are forced to keep the marriage secret - but when they return to Fanny's family estate, the new bride must fight off the unwanted attentions of a Lord Ogleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his son Sir John, (pledged to marry Fanny's sister, Betsey); as well as deal with the anger of a jealous sister and furious aunt , Mrs Heidelberg (Joan Collins). Sir John secretly strikes a deal with Sterling (Timothy Spall) to exchange one daughter for the other . But the infamous Mrs Heidelberg refuses to countenance such an idea and the planned marriage of Sir John and Betsey goes ahead - but not before the secret marriage of Fanny and Lovewell is revealed during a pageant before the the real wedding. Director CHRISTOPHER MILES says the story, based on the 18th century play by George Coleman and actor David Garrick, has as much relevance today as two centuries ago. "It's about greed, it's about passion, it's about stocks and shares, it's about success and failure, and of course the main thing - it's about love". Sir Nigel agrees that the interaction and mutual dependence between the so-called nouveau riche and fading aristocracy was "a perennial theme". He says "It is very much a sort of story written in the 18th century which also has great echoes in the present day." The film marks the return to the big screen for UK legend Joan Collins. The actress says she was desperate to play the part of Mrs Heidelberg after seeing the stage version. "When an actress reaches 35 or 40 in this game, the babe parts aren't there anymore, so you've got to start looking at other things". Sir Nigel Hawthorne first played the role of Lord Ogleby in the West End version of the play. "In an age where we're making Mansfield Park and all these costume flicks, with enormous sincerity and seriousness, it's lovely to have something which is quite racy and naughty" says the actor. "But at the same time, it maintains the characteristics of the sort of thing we do best in this country, which is drama". Sir Nigel describes his character as "a dirty old man. He is faded aristocracy. He has got an eye for the young girls and he makes an error of judgment." Hot young British actor PAUL NICHOLLS makes his cinematic debut in 'A Clandestine Marriage'. A veteran of British TV, the young actor is often touted as the British version of Leonard di Caprio - and certainly commands the same levels of attention from his young British female fans. The film also features TOM HOLLANDER as Sir John and EMMA CHAMBERS ('Notting Hill', 'Four Weddings and a Funeral') as Betsey. Miss Collins, whose movie 'Jealousy and Hate', which she wrote herself, is currently in pre-production in Hollywood, confirmed that she had to wear false teeth for her part in the film. Both she and Sir Nigel were associate producers for the production which ran into financial difficulties and which would have floundered without the help of the two actors. Director Christopher Miles said: "We ran out of money towards the end but we were saved by Nigel and Joan. They put their hands in their pockets and were very generous." The film's release date is December 3. Acclaimed actor Sir Nigel Hawthorne also made a big impression on London's West End, having his handprints immortalised for bronze plaques. He joined a host of celebrities in the Leicester Square Handprints venture, Britain's answer to Hollywood's golden stars. He posed for photos as he had his hands moulded and joked that he was stuck because he had been made to wait too long and the plaster cast had set. Hawthorne's extensive movie credits include 'The Winslow Boy', 'Amistad', 'Twelfth Night', and 'The Madness of King George'. He is also an accomplished stage actor, and in 1992, received the Olivier Award for his George III in Alan Bennett's hit stage play The Madness of George III. Joan Collins' movie career has spanned nearly forty years. She is perhaps best known for her starring roles in 'The Bitch', 'The Stud', and her TV portrayal of Alexis in the long-running US soap opera 'Dynasty'. She also stars in the upcoming Flintstones movie 'Viva Rock Vegas'. For further information contact UNIVERSAL PICTURES (00 1 818 777 1000). SHOTLIST: CLIP 'CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE' ; WS CINEMA AND PAN TO WAITING CROWD ; JOAN COLLINS ARRIVAL ; PAN PRESS TO COLLINS ; SOT COLLINS ; SARAH MILES AND DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER MILES ARRIVAL ; SOT MILES (ON FUNDING PROBLEMS) ; CLIP FILM ; ARRIVAL EMMA CHAMBERS ; SOT CHAMBERS ; ARRIVAL NIGEL HAWTHORNE ; SOT HAWTHORNE ; CLIP FILM ; CU HANDS IN CEMENT ; PULL OUT HAWTHORNE SETS HANDS IN CEMENT ; CA PRESS ; SOT HAWTHORNE (ON GETTING FUNDING FOR FILM) ; CLIP FILM ?
"the madness of the king..."
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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE
TAPE_NUMBER: EN9925A IN_TIME: 10:38:49 LENGTH: 03:58 SOURCES: APTN/PORTMAN ENTERTAINMENT RESTRICTIONS: No re-use/re-sale film/video clips without clearance FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: xfa JOAN COLLINS RETURNS IN PERIOD DRAMA Story: The Clandestine Marriage Location: Cannes Date: Recent Hogarth's England of 1776 is the setting for the new comedy 'THE CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE' . Up and coming stars NATASHA LITTLE and PAUL NICHOLLS joined old hand NIGEL HAWTHORNE at the Cannes film festival recently; but fans of Joan Collins , who also stars in the film, were left disappointed when the UK legend failed to show. The film centres around the intended merging of two families - the Sterlings and Oglebys - the first has new money but no class and the latter, country aristocrats with class but no money. Their need for each other is absolute - but of course, the merging of the two houses is complicated and fraught with difficulty. The story begins with 'the clandestine marriage' between Lovewell (Paul Nicholls) clerk to the autocratic Mr Sterling, and the pregnant Fanny (Natasha Little), daughter of Mr Sterling. They are forced to keep the marriage secret - but when they return to Fanny's family estate, the new bride must fight off the unwanted attentions of a Lord Ogleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his son Sir John, (pledged to marry Fanny's sister, Betsey); as well as deal with the anger of a jealous sister and furious aunt , Mrs Heidelberg (Joan Collins). Sir John secretly strikes a deal with Sterling (Timothy Spall) to exchange one daughter for the other . But the infamous Mrs Heidelberg refuses to countenance such an idea and the planned marriage of Sir John and Betsey goes ahead - but not before the secret marriage of Fanny and Lovewell is revealed during a pageant before the the real wedding. Director CHRISTOPHER MILES says the story, based on the 18th century play by George Coleman and actor David garrick, has as much relevance today as two centuries ago. 'It's about greed, it's about passion, it's about stocks and shares, it's about success and failure, and of course the main thing - it's about love'. The film marks the return to the big screen for UK legend Joan Collins. Thje actress says she was desperate to play the part of Mrs Heidelberg after seeing the stage version. 'When an actress reaches 35 or 40 in this game ' says Joan. 'the babe parts arne't there anymore, so you've got to start looking at other things' . Actor Nigel Hawthorne first played the role of Lord Ogleby in the West End version of the play. 'In an age where we're making Mansfield Park and all these costume flicks, with enormous sincerity and seriousness, it's lovely to have something which is quite racy and naughty' says the actor. ' But at the same time, it maintains the characteristics of the sort of thing we do best in this country which is drama'. The film marks the cinematic debut of young hot British actor Paul Nicholls. A veteran of British TV, the young actor is often touted as the 'british' Leonard di Caprio - and certainly commands the same levels of attention from his young British female fans. The film also features TOM HOLLANDER as Sir John and EMMA CHAMBERS as Betsey. For further information contact PORTMAN Entertainment (tel) + 44 171 468 3456 SHOTLIST: CLIP FROM 'CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE' ; SOT TOM HOLLANDER ; CLIP FILM ; SOT NATASHA LITTLE ; CLIP FILM ; SOT NIGEL HAWTHORNE (ON PAUL NICHOLLS) ; SOT PAUL NICHOLLS ; CLIP FILM ?
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: JOAN COLLINS AD
TAPE_NUMBER: EN9925A IN_TIME: 11:29:07 LENGTH: 02:47 SOURCES: VNR RESTRICTIONS: FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: xfa THE BITCH IS BACK Story: Joan Collins advert Location: U.S.A Date: June 1999 JOAN COLLINS, best known as the back-stabbing ALEXIS in DYNASTY and for her steamy roles in movies like THE BITCH, is back on the small screen. However this time the veteran British actress is playing herself, or a variation of herself, in a new advert for a camera. The short promo film has been made by TONY KAYE, the most controversial and outspoken commercial director in Britain. Kaye, who was responsible for stunning, award winning multi-million dollar campaigns for British Airways, is well known for his demanding and outlandish ways. He recently made an unhappy feature film debut in Hollywood with the troubled AMERICAN HISTORY X, the story of a neo-nazi who tries to make amends for his ways. The film received mixed reviews and won an Oscar nomination for its star ED NORTON but Kaye disowned the film, took out full page adverts in newspapers to attack his producers and New Line Cinema which backed the film and tried, unsuccessfully, to have his name removed from the credits. Filming the TV advert for the Olympus camera seemed to have been a happier experience. Collins is having one of the busiest times of her long career. She appeared in a new British period farce, THE CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE' alongside NIGEL HAWTHORNE. The film, which was shown in the recent Cannes film festival, gave Collins a chance to show her funny side, something that was rarely seen in her long running and best known role as resident bitch Alexis in the American TV soap. The film marks the return to the big screen for UK legend Joan Collins. The actress says she was desperate to play the part of socially pretentious Mrs Heidelberg after seeing the stage version. 'When an actress reaches 35 or 40 in this game ' says Joan. 'the babe parts aren't there anymore, so you've got to start looking at other things'. According to marketing director IAN DICKENS, Kaye and Collins developed as special rapport on the set. They needed to if Joan was to agree to do all the energetic and not so glamorous antics for the advert. SHOTLIST: CLIP ADVERT; B-ROLL JOAN COLLINS ON SET; SOT IAN DICKENS, MARKETING DIRECTOR, OLYMPUS; PULL BACK FROM COLLINS ON SET; CU TONY KAYE, DIRECTOR; CLAPPER BOARD; WS ALEX SOLE ON SET; MS ALEX SOLE; CLIP ADVERT; SOT ALEX SOLE (ON WORKING WITH KAYE); COLLINS ON MONITOR; COLLINS LAUGHING WITH CREW; SOT IAN DICKENS (ON KAYE) - OVERLAYED WITH CLIPS FROM AD AND VS B-ROLL; CLIP ADVERT?
The list of winners
FR3 / France 3
Presentation of the film "LA FOLIE DU ROI GEORGES" at the Cannes Film Festival
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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: ENT5-CANNES
TAPE_NUMBER: EN9920 IN_TIME: 10:13:53 LENGTH: 10:00 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: No re-use/re-sale of film/video clips without clearance, No access Internet FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: xfa Story: Cannes Festival Location: Cannes Date: May 13th SEAN CONNERY and CATHERINE ZETA JONES stepped out in Cannes as British stars continue to fly the flag for glamour at a largely Hollywood-free festival. The thriller "ENTRAPMENT" has been selected as the star-studded special screening chosen to brighten the official festival this year. EWAN McGREGOR will also due fly in today, while ALL SAINTS in film-making mode did their best to stop traffic on the Croisette. Last night saw the first of the festival's many parties thrown by stars and producers of "A CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE". The film's star JOAN COLLINS could not be there because she is currently filming a Flintstones movie in Hollywood, but co-stars SIR NIGEL HAWTHORNE, NATASHA LITTLE and PAUL NICHOLLS, former star of British soap opera EastEnders, were in attendance. After a glittering opening night, the jury at Cannes got down to the serious work - viewing the twenty-two movies competing for the coveted Palm D'Or. First to hit the screen on Thursday was "Pola X," the latest offering from French director LEON CARAX. The native contender gets a strong home advantage with a cast featuring favourite French sex symbol CATHERINE DENEUVE and GUILLAUME DEPARDIEU, son of Gerard Depardieu - the country's top actor and a national institution. Expectation in Cannes has been high for the movie which is loosely derived from a story by Herman Melville. Sadly many critics have dismissed the movie as shallow, self-important and incoherent. Guillaume Depardieu is Pierre, a young and celebrated debutant novelist who lives in some patrician style in a chateau with his intensely protective widowed mother (Deneuve). Pierre is engaged to be married to the shy and lovely Lucie, but breaks it off when he meets a woman, Isabelle, who claims to be his forgotten sister, apparently the product of a long-covered-up indiscretion from his diplomat father's past. Pierre falls in love and the pair head off to Paris for a passionate life and end up living in the home of something between a cult and a terrorist training camp. At a news conference, Carax was hopeful that his work would be seen by a wide audience. The film has a high sexual content and the director revealed that he is happier shooting sex scenes than any other type of scene. The screening of "Entrapment" will see Connery and his glamorous co-star ascend the famous red steps of the Palais des Festivals. The film has already topped box office charts in the United States and opens in Britain soon. Connery, fresh from the Scottish elections, plays jewel thief Mac and Zeta Jones is the glamorous insurance investigator sent to trap him - except she has a few scams of her own. Connery's kissing was rated "11-and-a-half out of 10" by his beautiful co-star. Asked how he felt about kissing Miss Zeta Jones for the action thriller, Connery smiled: "It was a tough job, but somebody had to do it." Miss Zeta Jones, 29, wore a stunning lemon sequinned gown for the press conference. It was she who spoke up to answer the criticism that Sean Connery, who is 68, should not be partnered with such a young co-star. "If a relationship works on screen it does. He's Sean Connery, what can you say?" she said. Connery added with mock modesty: "I have had all the cosmetic surgery." Miss Zeta Jones said: "I just hope I have a career as long as Sean Connery's. I have an ambition to be Anne Bancroft in The Graduate." Recently Anthony Banderas's co-star in Zorro, she said: "I have had a great run of kissing men, really, and out of them all, on a scale of one to 10, he's 11-and-a-half." Connery said he wanted her in the film from the beginning. "When I met her in Rome, I knew she was the girl. "She's a tremendous girl. She has a great sense of comedy, and she's not bad looking." A retrospective of his films is being shown at the festival, and he was asked how he felt about always being identified with the role of James Bond. "I can't sleep at night," he said. He rarely went to film festivals, although he visited Cannes privately from time to time, he said. "It is always very much a sounding board for people that make movies to get together en masse and hear something from people who know something about movies - hopefully, you know something about movies," he said. Connery has high hopes for a rejuvenated Scotland with the arrival of a Scottish parliament. And he is backing plans to set up a Scottish studio in conjunction with Pinewood, Shepperton and international film companies. "The problem is that there is no British film industry as such, because it has no infrastructure. It has no foundation; it is not laid in anything and it is mainly American money that makes the movies." Miss Zeta Jones said she was thrilled to be at the South of France festival. "I just saw Catherine Deneuve arriving last night, and I am freaking out to think that I am here too," she said. "She was my icon, I had to pinch myself." She joked that she had been practising the walk up the red-carpeted steps on her staircase at home. "My main aim is to get up there with the dress and the shoes," she said. Ewan McGregor, is due to fly in for the festival today. Shortly to be seen on screens worldwide in The Phantom Menace, he will be promoting a smaller project. "Nora" is a film about the marriage of Irish novelist James Joyce. Tim Roth is in town over the weekend to launch The War Zone, which he has directed. All Saints were presented by former Eurythmic DAVE STEWART, who's directing them in a new movie, "HONEST". Three members from the hit band - NICOLE APPLETON, her sister NATALIE APPLETON and MELANIE BLATT - will star in the edgy black comedy set in London in the late 1960's. The film's scheduled to go into production in summer, and is the brainchild of the musician along with acclaimed writers DICK CLEMENT and IAN LA FRENAIS. The girls - ex SHAZNAY , who is concentrating on writing tracks for their next album, - will star as GERRY, MANDY and JO, three street wise East End sisters who rob 'up west' disguised as men . When one robbery goes spectacularly wrong, the girls are plunged into a fast paced drama with surprising consequences. The girls are following the lead of their rivals THE SPICE GIRLS whose foray into acting 'SPICE WORLD;THE MOVIE' was ridiculed by the critics but netted them a cool few million. All three girls were once pupils at the prestigious Sylvia Young drama school - along with Baby Spice - and have made no secret of their dramatic background. SHOTLIST: AERIAL VIEW OF CANNES ; GVS CARS AND PEOPLE ARRIVING IN CANNES ; ; GVS STREET ENTERTAINER ; GVS ARTIST ; GVS STARLETS ON BEACH ; GVS LAETITIA CASTA IN BOAT P; CASTA WITH PRESS ; TV CREWS INTERVIEWING CLAUDIA SCHIFFER ; SOT GONG LI ; ARRIVALS AT STEPS ; ARRIVAL KRISTEN SCOTT THOMAS ; CA PRESS ; ARRIVAL GUILLAUME DEPARDIEU ; ARRIVAL CATHERINE DENEUVE ; ARRIVAL LOEN CARAX ; CLIP FROM POLA X ; WS PRESS CONFERENCE ; SOT DIRECTOR (FRENCH) CARAX ; SOT GUILLAUME DEPARDIEU ; SOT KATARINA GOLDBEVA ; CLIP FROM FILM ; SOT CARAX ; SOT GUILLAUME DEPARDIEU ; PULL INTO DAVE STEWART ; SOT STEWART ; ALL SAINTS POSE FOR CAMERAS ; CA PRESS ; SOT NATALIE ; SOT NICOLE ; SOT MELANIE ; PULL INTO ENTRAPMENT PRESS CONFERENCE ; CA PRESS ; SOT SEAN CONNERY ; PAN FROM PRESS TO STARS OF CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE ; GVS PARTY ; CLIP FROM FILM ; MS NIGEL HAWTHORNE AT PARTY ; SOT TOM HOLLANDER ; PAN PARTY ; SOT NATASHA LITTLE ; GVS PARTY ?