An ebullient, poshly elegant leading lady, Amanda Donohue was seen at her best in "The Lair of the White Worm" (1988), Ken Russell's slice of contemporary Gothic ham. Donohoe won TV audience visibilit...
The Castaway star is adamant Botox injections and facelifts are "perpetuating a lie" by hiding wrinkles, and she's determined to keep it real by shunning anti-ageing treatments.
She tells Britain's The People, "I saw a picture of Sophia Loren and Raquel Welch together and the frightening thing was their faces looked the same as they did 20 years ago.
"I find that truly awful. It's not only weird, it's kind of perpetuating a lie, saying that ageing doesn't happen when it quite clearly does. We should all just get over it and grow old graciously."
Oscar-nominated actress Anne Archer will become the latest Hollywood star to bare all as Mrs. Robinson on stage, reports Reuters. Archer, 53, is the oldest Mrs. Robinson to date, following in the footsteps of Kathleen Turner, Jerry Hall and Amanda Donohoe in the role. Archer was nominated for an Academy Award for her turn as the long-suffering wife in Fatal Attraction. While Mrs. Robinson only shows a bit of stocking in the original 1967 movie, on stage Mrs. Robinson is fully nude for about eight seconds.
Strapping Irish stud Colin Farrell was named the year's best actor for his work in "Tigerland" by the Boston Society of Film Critics on Saturday.
And if that alone does not cause a bit of head scratching, take a look at the heavyweights whom the young upstart has beaten out for the nod: Tom Hanks in "Cast Away," Javier Bardem in "Before Night Falls" and Mark Ruffalo in "You Can Count on Me."
Perhaps just as surprising is actress Ellen Burstyn snagging a best actress win for "Requiem for a Dream." Before this award, some thought of Burstyn as more of a supporting actress contender. Burstyn beat out Julia Roberts ("Erin Brockovich") and Laura Linney ("You Can Count on Me"). The Boston critics handed the best picture award to "Almost Famous," as well as the best director mention to the film's helmer Cameron Crowe, who also shared the best screenplay award with "Wonder Boys" scribe Steven Kloves.
Best supporting actress went to Frances McDormand for her performances in both "Almost Famous" and "Wonder Boys," and best supporting actor belonged to "Best in Show's" Fred Willard as the faux-pas-spilling announcer.
Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" continues to do well with the critics, nabbing best foreign film and best cinematography for Peter Pau.
Along with the Boston Society of Film Critics, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review have all unveiled their top picks for the year.
HEAR ME ROAR: Looks like Cameron Diaz has found her voice. The "Charlie's Angels" actress managed to scare off a pair of thieves rummaging through her Rome hotel room Friday night -- by screaming really loud, The Associated Press says. On their way out, two men dropped two leather jackets and a laptop computer.
BLACK FRIDAY: Stan Lee Media laid off nearly all of its Los Angeles staff on Friday because it was unable to secure new financing, Reuters reports. The company recently has experienced a drastic drop in its stock price.
ANOTHER "GRADUATE" ALUM: English actress Amanda Donohoe ("L.A. Law") will assume the post of Mrs. Robinson in the London stage version of "The Graduate." The play has grossed more than 6 million pounds since it opened in April. Previous Mrs. R's includes Kathleen Turner and Jerry Hall.
Made stage debut with Royal Exchange Theatre (Manchester); appeared in "Cymbeline", "Great Expectations", "The Admirable Crichton"
Replaced Jerry Hall as Mrs Robinson in the London stage production of "The Graduate"
British TV debut in "Game, Set and Match"
Joined TV series, "L.A. Law" as C.J. Lamb during 1990-91 season
Screen acting debut in "Foreign Body"; also costarred in Nicolas Roeg's "Castaway"
Had featured role in "The Madness of King George"
An ebullient, poshly elegant leading lady, Amanda Donohue was seen at her best in "The Lair of the White Worm" (1988), Ken Russell's slice of contemporary Gothic ham. Donohoe won TV audience visibility when she joined the long-running "L.A. Law" during the 1990-91 season as a bisexual character who shared an on screen kiss with a female co-worker. Donohue also scored as a lady-in-waiting who becomes the object of affection of Nigel Hawthorne's monarch in "The Madness of King George" (1994).
together in the late 1970s; she was nicknamed "Mandy Ant"