Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson and David and Victoria Beckham were among the celebrities who witnessed tennis champ Novak Djokovic defeat Roger Federer to win Britain's Wimbledon Men's title on Sunday (06Jul14). Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Thor star Chris Hemsworth, Orlando Bloom, Kate Beckinsale and director Guy Ritchie were also in the stands at Centre Court as the Serbian sportsman emerged victorious after an epic five-set match, narrowly beating Federer 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 to claim his second Wimbledon trophy.
Jackman shared a Twitter.com photo of himself and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness at the London venue and later congratulated Djokovic on his seventh Grand Slam title, writing, "One of the greatest matches of all time @Wimbledon. Well done @rogerfederer. Superb win and huge congratulations @DjokerNole."
He also uploaded a photo of Djokovic hugging his mentor, former tennis icon Boris Becker, after the match and added, "Epic moment for djokernole, Becker and their entire team. What a day @Wimbledon. One I will never forget."
Other stars watching the game on TV also shared their thoughts online, with British comedian Stephen Fry writing, "How magnificently graceful both players were in defeat and victory. Hurrah for that", and actor John Leguizamo tweeting, "Sorry #federer u (sic) gave it your all my friend! Great game!"
Meanwhile, One Direction singer Liam Payne added, "Congratulations @DjokerNole heard it was a great game can't wait to watch it back have a drunk (drink) on me".
Actresses Kate Walsh and Brooklyn Decker, singer Eliza Doolittle and Bridesmaids star Chris O'Dowd were also among the celebrities tweeting about the championship finals on Sunday.
The long-awaited remake of My Fair Lady has been shelved, according to Emma Thompson. The British actress wrote the screenplay for a reboot of the 1964 musical which starred Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, but the project was hit with numerous delays.
Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan were both linked to the lead role, but rumoured director Danny Boyle reportedly dropped out and production never got off the ground.
Thompson rewrote the script a number of times, but now admits the movie may never make it to the big screen, telling Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "I did a new version of My Fair Lady, which they're not making."
A source adds to the publication, "They ended up with a director, John Madden, but they couldn't find the right Eliza Doolittle, and there were also complex rights issues at play."
Film fans will have the chance to bid for movie memorabilia including a suit worn by John Travolta and a velvet jacket donned by Daniel Craig in an auction at the British Film Institute's inaugural fundraising gala. The event will raise money to preserve and digitalize the BFI National Archive and will feature live music from Eliza Doolittle as well as specially commissioned filmed content from Idris Elba, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Vanessa Redgrave and Martin Scorsese.
Attendees at the event, which takes place in London on 08 October (13), will be able to bid on lots including a replica Formula 1 car from motor racing movie Rush, Bond star Craig's velvet jacket he wore in U.K. TV show Our Friends in the North, Travolta's suit from Face/Off, and signed stills from Sam Taylor-Wood's I Love You More.