British actor Jamie Campbell Bower is celebrating after plans to tear down one of his favourite parts of London were ditched. Developers wanted to rejuvenate an area under the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the city's South Bank to make way for shops and restaurants.
The proposal attracted a petition signed by 6,000 opponents - including stars Russell Brand, Damien Hirst and Lauren Laverne - who wanted to preserve the walkway as it is a popular spot for skateboarders, and the plans have now been axed after 17 months of legal battles.
Harry Potter actor Bower was a keen supporter of the Long Live Southbank campaign, and he took to Twitter.com to celebrate the news, writing, "An amazing victory for @Long_Live_SB so happy and proud of the work they've done to protect the space x (sic)."
Bower recently suffered a nasty skating injury to his left arm.
"The guy next to me on my flight is having a rather vivid dream and just flung his arm out and struck me in the chest. I'M GONNA DECK (punch) HIM. swear to god he just grabbed my arm in his sleep. its all a little too much right now." Actor Jamie Campbell Bower had a torrid time on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Sunday (04May14).
"Just had to call an ambulance for some poor chap who got knocked off his motorbike on my way to the airport. He was okay. THINK BIKE!" Harry Potter actor Jamie Campbell Bower was caught up in a traffic drama on Tuesday (29Apr14).
Actress Lily Collins has confirmed rumours she has a new man in her life and insisted the Australian hunk makes her "very happy". The Mirror Mirror star was recently rumoured to have struck up a new romance with actor Thomas Cocquerel and now Collins has revealed they are indeed a couple.
Collins tells Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, "He is gorgeous. And he is making me very happy."
The actress, who is the daughter of musician Phil Collins, previously dated her The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones co-star Jamie Campbell Bower. They split last year (13).
Actress Lily Collins has sparked rumours she is dating Australian actor Thomas Cocquerel after the two were seen out on a date in Los Angeles on Wednesday (05Feb14). Collins, 24, posted a picture of herself along with Cocquerel and actor Samuel Nolan while they were watching the Super Bowl together at the weekend (01-02Feb14), and, on Wednesday, the pair were photographed exiting Craig's restaurant together.
A source tells Us Weekly magazine, "They just started seeing each other. A friend introduced them. It's new. He is an all around great guy. She's happy."
Collins, who is rocker Phil Collins' daughter, previously dated her The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones co-star Jamie Campbell Bower from 2012 to 2013. She was also linked to Zac Efron in 2012 and Taylor Lautner from 2010 to 2011.
British actor Jamie Campbell Bower was admitted to hospital on Sunday (05Jan14) after injuring his eye in a freak accident. The Twilight star took to his Twitter.com account to let his fans know about his hospital trip after damaging the surface of his eyeball while using a facial scrub.
In a series of posts, he writes, "Love a Sunday night in A&E (the hospital's accident and emergency department) due to eye issues. C**k. W**k. A**e. T**s. B**locks. Cheers face scrub... Feels like my right eye has been involved in a God awful pornographic movie. Can't open it without something sticky or crusty making a noise... It ain't conjunctivitis just FYI (for your information). I have gone (and) scratched the surface of my eyeball like an absolute boss. Eye(sic) am a t**."
Twilight star Jamie Campbell Bower is the latest British actor to front a Burberry campaign. The 25 year old appears in the brand's Spring/Summer 2014 advertising drive, following in the footsteps of Sienna Miller, Tom Sturridge and Emma Watson.
British model/actress Kelly Brook launched her own bar in London on Tuesday night (19Nov13). The Great Gatsby-inspired venue, Steam And Rye, has been furnished to look like New York City's Grand Central Station and features a first-class cocktail carriage. Guests at the launch party included Jamelia, Myleene Klass and Jamie Campbell Bower.
Movie executives at German company Constantin Film are moving forward with a sequel to THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES, despite the film's box office failure earlier this year (13). Production for The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes was shelved after the first installment of the franchise underperformed globally, making just over $100 million (£66.6 million) and reportedly failing to break even.
But fans have campaigned for a sequel and now executives have agreed to green light the follow-up, which will start shooting next year (14).
Constantin Film's head of film and TV, Martin Moszkowicz, tells The Hollywood Reporter, "The fan response, from the blogosphere and the thousands of mails we have received, has encouraged us to keep going. It's been overwhelmingly positive, in contrast to some other YA (young adult) titles.
"We are analysing what we did wrong with the first film, particularly with the positioning and marketing, and what changes we have to make. We are working with a great group of people to reposition the franchise (for City of Ashes). The readers of Mortal Instruments are older than you might think. That may have been one issue in our marketing, that we focused too much on a very young audience segment."
Former real-life couple Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower are expected to return for the sequel.
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Break out the Butterbeer and pass around some chocolate frogs, Harry Potter fans: it's time to celebrate. J.K. Rowling has announced that she will work with Warner Bros. on a new film series set in the Wizarding World. (No, it's not that Marauders backstory you've been petitioning for.) Based on the textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the films will follow Newt Scamander, a famed magizoologist and a favorite of Rowling's. The film's script will be written by Rowling herself.
In a statement on her Facebook page, she said, "It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' into a film. I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of 'Fantastic Beasts,' realized by another writer was difficult. Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt. As hard-core Harry Potter fans will know, I liked him so much that I even married his grandson, Rolf, to one of my favourite characters from the Harry Potter series, Luna Lovegood."
Unfortunately, Harry, Ron, and Hermione will not be making an appearance in the series, which will be set seventy years before their time at Hogwarts. The film is "neither a prequel nor a sequel," but rather a way for Rowling to further expand the universe she created. And that expanded universe will take us all the way across the ocean to New York. That's right: the whole thing will kick off in America.
There's no doubt that the films will do well — Potter remains the biggest movie franchise of all time — but it will be interesting to see the fan reaction once all the hysteria dies down. Scamander isn't a particularly well-known character, and there's no telling yet what kind of tone the film will take on, but centering the films around such an obscure character is the best way for Rowling to please both herself and her millions of loyal fans. There's less pressure on her here than there would be with a character who is a fan-favorite, but she still gets to play in her universe, and everyone gets more Potter, so it's a win-win-win.
Now, all that's left for Potterheads to do is wait. Hey, at least you're not in Azkaban.
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