Risking jail and Church ire, Russian priests condemn Ukraine conflict
Since Russia launched its military action on February 24, only a handful of priests from the Russian Orthodox Church led by Moscow Patriarch Kirill -- which counts some 150 million believers across the world -- have spoken out openly against the Kremlin's military campaign. Among them, Father Georgy Edelshtein, 89, says there is no doubt that "Russia is the agressor, and Ukraine the victim." His friend, Father Ioann Burdin has been fined for his sermons on the matter and has left active service, thinking about whether to stay in the Church as he faces a three-year prison sentence for a repeat offence.news.yahoo.com
At ‘Macbeth,' Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga on the unspoken word
APTOPIX "Macbeth" Broadway Opening Actors Daniel Craig, left, and Ruth Negga attend the "Macbeth" Broadway opening night at the Longacre Theatre on Thursday, April 28, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) (Evan Agostini)NEW YORK — (AP) — The most commonly held taboo in the arts is uttering the word “Macbeth” inside a theater. Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga don't buy it. “I have my own superstitions about all sorts of things, but not particularly about this,” said Craig, who plays the Scottish anti-hero. Like Craig, she admits to being superstitious, just not about saying the name of the play inside the theater.wftv.com
Coronavirus: Daniel Craig tests positive for COVID-19
Daniel Craig Daniel Craig attends the Royal Film Performance of "Spectre" at Royal Albert Hall on October 26, 2015, in London, England. The actor tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, forcing the cancelation of two 'Macbeth' performances on Broadway. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage) (Samir Hussein/WireImage via Getty Images)NEW YORK — A pair of Saturday performances of “Macbeth” on Broadway were canceled after star Daniel Craig tested positive for COVID-19. PERFORMANCE UPDATE FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 2Today’s matinee and evening performance of MACBETH are cancelled due to Daniel Craig just testing positive for COVID this afternoon. Craig also appeared in the 2009 production of “A Steady Rain” and a 2013 revival of “Betrayal,” People reported.wftv.com
COVID-19 temporarily stops Daniel Craig's return to Broadway
Theater Daniel Craig FILE - Actor Daniel Craig attends The Opportunity Network's 11th Annual Night of Opportunity Gala at Cipriani Wall Street, Monday, April 9, 2018 in New York. Daniel Craig’s return to Broadway in a new version of “Macbeth” has been temporarily halted after the actor contracted COVID-19. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) (Evan Agostini)NEW YORK — (AP) — Could it be the curse of the Scottish play? Daniel Craig's return to Broadway in a new version of “Macbeth” has been temporarily halted after the actor contracted COVID-19. Craig stars in a revival of Williams Shakespeare's tragedy, with Ruth Negga making her Broadway debut playing Lady Macbeth.wftv.com
Britney, Bennifer, Beatles and Broadway: Pop culture in 2021
YE - Pop Culture Moments FILE - Britney Spears supporters celebrate the ruling that ends the pop singer's conservatorship on Nov. 12, 2021, in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles judge ended the conservatorship that has controlled Spears' life and money for nearly 14 years. And here’s our annual, highly subjective trip down pop culture memory lane:JANUARYOn Inauguration Day, a star is born, and we're not talking about an elected official. A judge upholds — for now — the conservatorship governing BRITNEY SPEARS, as a new documentary, "Framing Britney Spears," shines light on the troubling case. And it's BRITNEY's time: a judge finally terminates the conservatorship that controlled the pop singer's life for nearly 14 years.wftv.com
Craig’s final Bond takes $56 million at domestic box office
After over 18 months of pandemic delays, “No Time to Die” opened on target. The final James Bond film of the Daniel Craig era grossed $56 million from 4,407 North American theaters, according to studio estimates on Sunday, to easily take the first-place spot. It didn’t break any pandemic or 007 records, but it didn’t fall significantly short either and is in fact the fourth-best opening in the 25-film series. Bond has always had an older audience which is typically less inclined to rush out for the first weekend. In fact, the best Bond opening ever didn’t even crack $100 million.wftv.com
Actor Daniel Craig donates $13K to dads’ suicide awareness walk
Donation: Actor Daniel Craig has donated more than $13,000 to three fathers whose charity walk is raising awareness for suicide. (Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)Actor Daniel Craig has donated more than $13,000 to three fathers who are embarking on a 300-mile walk to raise funds for a suicide prevention charity. >> Read more trending newsCraig, appearing as James Bond in “No Time to Die,” donated the cash to the men, who established “Three Dads Walking” after their daughters took their own lives, the BBC reported. Andy Airey, Mike Palmer and Tim Owen began walking Saturday, traveling between their United Kingdom homes in Cumbria, Manchester and Norfolk, the network reported. The three men have raised nearly $70,000 for the charity, which provides support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, ITV reported.wftv.com
Daniel Craig on bidding Bond goodbye in 'No Time to Die'
Britain No Time To Die World Premiere Daniel Craig poses for photographers upon arrival for the World premiere of the new film from the James Bond franchise 'No Time To Die', in London Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Once derisively labeled "Blond Bond," Craig turned out to be a smash success. But in a Bond world," says Craig, who won't play Hamlet but Macbeth — a play about the perils of ambition — on Broadway next year. With that came pledges that Bond films will always first be released in theaters. “I will admire from afar.”In the meantime, once-rigid power structures within the Bond world have been partly dismantled from the inside.wftv.com
Daniel Craig & Lashana Lynch Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions
'No Time to Die' stars Daniel Craig and Lashana Lynch answer the web's most searched questions about themselves and James Bond. How many James Bond movies is Daniel Craig in? How old is Lashana Lynch? How many languages does Daniel speak? Does Lashana know martial arts? Daniel and Lashana answer all these questions and much more! 'No Time to Die' is in theaters October 8th.news.yahoo.com
From 007 to Macbeth: Daniel Craig plots return to Broadway
Craig will return to Broadway in the fall 2022 as Macbeth with Negga making her Broadway debut playing Lady Macbeth. “Macbeth” will play the Lyceum Theatre starting March 29, 2022 with an opening set for April 28. Craig will return to Broadway in 2022 as Macbeth in a revival of Williams Shakespeare's tragedy, with Ruth Negga making her Broadway debut playing Lady Macbeth. Craig also starred opposite Hugh Jackman in 2009's “A Steady Rain.” Gold directed Craig in a 2016 off-Broadway production of “Othello” alongside David Oyelowo. It will mark the second high-profile “Macbeth” after Joel Coen’s Shakespeare adaptation “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.wftv.com
In ‘No Time to Die,’ Daniel Craig’s James Bond Goes Out With a Whimper
MGMNothing can truly kill James Bond, but the COVID-19 pandemic certainly tried, delaying the release of No Time to Die—the MI6 agent’s 25th official feature-film outing—by a year and a half. In an unexpected twist, Bond’s latest boasts a trace of timely resonance, courtesy of a story that hinges on a nefarious plot to infect the world with a lethal contagion. What’s most surprising about Daniel Craig’s fifth and final go-round as 007, however, is its general lack of urgency or excitement. A wornews.yahoo.com
Royals join cast of new Bond film for glitzy London premiere
Britain No Time To Die World Premiere Daniel Craig poses for photographers upon arrival for the World premiere of the new film from the James Bond franchise 'No Time To Die', in London Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) (Matt Dunham)LONDON — (AP) — Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux and the cast of new Bond film “No Time to Die" walked the red carpet Tuesday in London for the movie's world premiere, a glittering event attended by Prince Charles, Prince William and their spouses. But we have and I’m just happy that we’re here and we can celebrate with everybody,” he said. I’m really happy.”Craig, 53, has played the suave secret agent in five movies, beginning with “Casino Royale” in 2006. The film will be released in U.K. cinemas on Sept.30.wftv.com
Royals join cast of new Bond film for glitzy London premiere
Britain’s royals have joined Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux and the cast of No Time to Die” on the red carpet for the new Bond film’s world premiere, a glittering event that marked the movie’s release after multiple delays caused by the pandemic.
No Time to Die: Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Cambridges arrive at James Bond premiere
The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived at the world premiere of the new Bond film No Time To Die, in a rare joint royal engagement on the red carpet.news.yahoo.com
Who will be the next James Bond? Producer says search won’t start until 2022
When will we find out who will be replacing Daniel Craig as James Bond? “He enabled us to explore the emotional life of Bond, to go deeply into the personal complexity of the character.”Actors who portrayed Bond before Craig’s casting included Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan, each with multiple Bond films in their filmography. David Niven played Bond in “Casino Royale” released in 1967, but it is not one of the Bond official films and IMDB considers that film a spoof. Some have suggested that a woman could take over the Bond role, but earlier this year, Broccoli said that “James Bond is a male character. And I’m sort of in denial, I would love for Daniel to continue forever,” Broccoli said, according to Variety.wftv.com
Bond farewell: Daniel Craig delivers emotional goodbye to longtime role, cast, crew
Daniel Craig Daniel Craig attends the Royal Film Performance of "Spectre" at Royal Albert Hall on October 26, 2015, in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage) (Samir Hussein/WireImage via Getty Images)Even international men of mystery get a little misty-eyed from time to time. >> Read more trending newsAn emotional Daniel Craig was caught on camera delivering an impromptu farewell to his cast and crew mates for “No Time to Die,” the long-awaited next installment of the James Bond franchise. Daniel Craig’s farewell speech after wrapping No Time To Die, his last 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 James Bond film. Get yours at https://t.co/GFHQqT10fR pic.twitter.com/R7rqzlecei — James Bond (@007) September 17, 2021©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Q&A: James Bond director Cary Fukunaga on 'No Time to Die'
Film - Fall Preview - No time to Die This mage released by MGM shows director Cary Joji Fukunaga, right, with actor Daniel Craig on the set of the James Bond film "No Time to Die." Fukunaga, the 44-year-old filmmaker of “Beasts of No Nation” and the first season of “True Detective,” took the job directing the 25th Bond film after Danny Boyle dropped out. Fukunaga, the first American to direct a Bond film in the franchise's 58 years, has since moved onto other projects. Fukunaga: I talked about doing Bond films quite a ways back. Fukunaga: If there’s a needle that bent one way or the other based on genre, it’s still categorially a Bond film.wftv.com
Daughter of dying James Bond fan asks to let dad see latest 007 film early
James Bond James Bond (Daniel Craig) in NO TIME TO DIE, an EON Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios film. A daughter is asking the studios to give her terminally ill father a chance to see the film before he dies. (Nicola Dove/epk.tv)James Millar is a huge fan of James Bond. The rooms are filled with items commemorating the James Bond film series. My dad is a lifelong James Bond fan.wftv.com
Netflix lands 'Knives Out' sequels in high-priced deal
FILE - Daniel Craig attends the "Knives Out" photo call on Nov. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. Netflix said Wednesday, March 31, 2021, it has reached a deal for two sequels to Rian Johnson's acclaimed 2019 whodunit, "Knives Out." Johnson will direct with Daniel Craig returning as inspector Benoit Blanc. It also lands Netflix something it has dearly sought: the kind of major film franchises that traditional studios have long depended on. Made for $40 million, “Knives Out” grossed $311.4 million in worldwide ticket sales and landed Johnson an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay.
The Latest: Billie Eilish wins record of the year at Grammys
Billie Eilish arrives at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – The Latest on the Grammy Awards (all times local):8:45 p.m.Billie Eillish has won the Grammy Award for record of the year for the second straight year. Beyoncé broke the record with her victory Sunday night for best R&B performance for “Black Parade,” surpassing the 27 Grammys won by Alison Krauss. DaBaby says he “feels like it’s going to touch everybody.”Ad— Marcela Isaza at the Grammy Awards (@misaza)___3:15 p.m.Brandi Carlile is excited to perform at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, even if there isn’t an audience. “Jojo Rabbit” and the “Joker” soundtrack also won Grammys in the segment of the show that awarded music created for visual media.
James Bond film ‘No Time to Die’ delayed again because of virus
FILE - In this Thursday, Apriil 25, 2019 file photo, actor Daniel Craig poses for photographers during the photo call of the latest installment of the James Bond film franchise, in Oracabessa, Jamaica. Producers of the forthcoming James Bond thriller say the film's release has been delayed again, until the fall of 2021, because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The official 007 Twitter account said late Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 that the 25th installment in the franchise will now open on Oct. 8. The film from director Cary Joji Fukunaga stars Daniel Craig as 007, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas. After the latest Bond delay was announced, Sony said it was pushing back several of its scheduled spring releases.
Sean Connery, a lion of cinema whose roar went beyond Bond
FILE - This March 4, 1992 file photo shows actor Sean Connery during a news conference in Hamburg, Germany. Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. Connery’s Bond became etched as an icon of its era, one increasingly distant from today. It’s a perfect role and performance for Connery, whose best work came when he — this former bodybuilder of unimpeachable force and magnetism — was humbled. That could be because the glint of mischief that accompanied nearly every Connery performance was so present in “The Last Crusade.” Connery always left you feeling if not shaken then very happily stirred.
James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ pushed again, to 2021
The release of the James Bond film “No Time To Die” has been delayed again, this time to 2021, because of the effects of COVID-19 on the theatrical business. “No Time To Die” was originally supposed to open in April 2020 but was pushed back to Nov. 12 in the U.K. and Nov. 20 in the U.S. The Walt Disney Co. last week delayed the planned 2020 releases of a handful of major movies until 2021. They include Marvel’s “Black Widow” and Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story.” Universal delayed “Candyman” to next year. Some major releases are still planned for 2020.