Patrick Stewart to be honoured by Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild

Patrick Stewart is to receive a top honour at the 2020 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS) Awards.The British actor, known for his roles in the Star Trek and X-Men franchises, will be bestowed with the Distinguished Artisan Award at the org…

Patrick Stewart is to receive a top honour at the 2020 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS) Awards.

The British actor, known for his roles in the Star Trek and X-Men franchises, will be bestowed with the Distinguished Artisan Award at the organisation’s seventh annual prizegiving in Los Angeles on 11 January.

“Patrick Stewart is a legendary actor whose myriad of characters live in our hearts forever,” said MUAHS president Julie Socash. “He is so deserving of this special recognition spotlighting his award-winning stage and screen performances, and we celebrate his great collaboration with our talented artists.”

Stewart, 79, will be presented with the prestigious prize by Brent Spiner, star of Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Next Generation; James MacKinnon, an Emmy Award-winning make-up and prosthetic artist, and Michael Westmore, the Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning make-up artist and designer of the Star Trek franchise.

Previous recipients of the honour include Melissa McCarthy, Gary Oldman, Johnny Depp, Ryan Murphy, and Guillermo del Toro.

Each year, members of the MUAHS fete the outstanding achievements of both make-up artists and hairstylists in motion pictures, television, commercials, and live theatre.

Previously, officials announced that Thomas R. Burman, Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated make-up artist, and Martin Samuel, Oscar and Emmy-nominated film and celebrity hairstylist, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Stewart will next be seen onscreen reprising his iconic role of Jean-Luc Picard in TV series Star Trek: Picard, which is set to be released in January.

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Patrick Stewart: ‘Millennials should be running the world’

Patrick Stewart hopes his new adventure film The Kid Who Would Be King will inspire young people to become leaders. The actor shares the role of Merlin with 24-year-old Angus Imrie in Joe Cornish’s new cinematic take on the legend of King Arthur. Pat…

Patrick Stewart hopes his new adventure film The Kid Who Would Be King will inspire young people to become leaders.

The actor shares the role of Merlin with 24-year-old Angus Imrie in Joe Cornish’s new cinematic take on the legend of King Arthur.

Patrick was so impressed by Angus and his 14-year-old co-star Louis Ashbourne Serkis, who plays Alex, a young high school student who battles evil after pulling a sword from a stone, he believes his co-stars would do a better job if they were in charge rather than politicians.

“I hear talk now that 14-year-olds should have the vote, and after the experience I’ve had with these young people in this film I would certainly vote for that,” he told Cover Media. “There is too much self-interest in politics, holding on to power, increasing their power, being proved to be right, all those things I despise, and if we had Angus and Louie sitting on the frontbench, I think we might have more hope for the future.”

In the film, Alex gathers together three of his schoolmates and embarks on a quest to emulate King Arthur and save Britain from the evil sorceress Morgana, meaning he must turn from a bullied teen into a heroic leader – a tale Patrick finds an inspiring one.

“I trust the actions of Alex in this story, because he’s a fine individual, beautifully played by Louis, and what I find so appealing about this is that these children continually having to make their own choices and their own decisions,” the 78-year-old explained.

The veteran star has also been moved watching American teenagers take a stand against firearms after school shootings – something that makes him hopeful for the future, as he finds their “generosity” in trying to create a better world to be “remarkable”.

The Kid Who Would Be King’s young cast were a little starstruck by being in the presence of British acting royalty, but Louis, whose father Andy Serkis has starred in Lord of the Rings and Black Panther, said that although meeting such an iconic actor was “nerve-wracking” he was quickly put at ease. The teen also revealed that he had turned to his dad, who accompanied him to a gala screening of the movie on Sunday (03Feb19), for advice whenever he felt “sad” or worried during the film shoot.

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Sam Claflin cast in Charlie’s Angels

Sam Claflin has joined the cast of the Charlie’s Angels reboot.The actor is starring alongside Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska, who will play the famous trio, as well as Elizabeth Banks, who is also directing and producing the project. T…

Sam Claflin has joined the cast of the Charlie’s Angels reboot.

The actor is starring alongside Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska, who will play the famous trio, as well as Elizabeth Banks, who is also directing and producing the project. This will not be the first collaboration between Claflin and the Pitch Perfect star, as the pair previously worked together on three of the four films from The Hunger Games film series, and Elizabeth was delighted to have her former co-star on board.

“Welcome @samclaflin (heart eye emoji) #EffieApproves,” she wrote on Twitter on Tuesday (02Oct18), referring to her Hunger Games character Effie Trinket.

News of the 32-year-old’s casting was first reported by Variety, though the publication shared no details regarding the specific role he is taking on. Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou and Luis Gerardo Mendez have also bagged parts in the movie, which is scheduled for release in September 2019 by Columbia Pictures.

The Charlie’s Angels script comes courtesy of Banks and British screenwriter Jay Bassu – who has recently written the screenplay of Claire Foy’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web which hits cinemas in November (18). Their story is based on an earlier version by Craig Mazin and Semi Chellas, and will reportedly focus on the next generation of Angels working for the mysterious Charlie, following the Charles Townsend Detective Agency’s global expansion, meaning the organisation now provides security and intelligence services to a wide variety of private clients.

Claflin recently played one half of a couple stranded in the Pacific Ocean in Adrift, starring opposite Shailene Woodley, and also landed a role in Australian period thriller The Nightingale. His other projects currently in post-production include British crime thriller The Corrupted with Timothy Spall and Hugh Bonneville, while he is also lending his voice to animated picture Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs.

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The Emoji Movie wins big at Razzies

The Emoji Movie scooped top honours at the Golden Raspberry Awards on Saturday night (03Mar18). The animated movie, which featured the vocal talents of T.J. Miller, Anna Faris, James Corden and Patrick Stewart, landed the dubious gongs for Worst Pictu…

The Emoji Movie scooped top honours at the Golden Raspberry Awards on Saturday night (03Mar18).

The animated movie, which featured the vocal talents of T.J. Miller, Anna Faris, James Corden and Patrick Stewart, landed the dubious gongs for Worst Picture, Worst Screen Combo, Worst Director for Tony Leondis, and Worst Screenplay.

In a statement, Razzies organisers branded the film a talking poop opus, and said “Hollywood’s recycled trash heap attained an all-time high” and saw a “toxic-level lack of originality” in movies in 2017.

Ahead of the awards, organisers said 87 of the top-earning 100 films last year were “sequels, remakes or rip-offs”.

Other winners at the 38th Golden Raspberry Awards included Worst Actor Tom Cruise for The Mummy, Worst Supporting Actress Kim Basinger for Fifty Shades Darker, and Tyler Perry, who landed Worst Actress for playing Madea again in BOO 2!: A Madea Halloween.

The worst supporting actor award was given to Mel Gibson for comedy Daddy’s Home 2.

The tongue-in-cheek awards ceremony is traditionally held in Los Angeles the day before the Academy Awards.

Awards organisers courted controversy this year, as they introduced a special In Memoriam section for those in Hollywood who have been named in sexual misconduct scandals.

Featuring in the video included Harvey Weinstein, Steven Seagal, James Toback, Bill Cosby, Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey, James Franco, Casey Affleck and Russell Simmons, among others.

The famous men have all faced allegations of sexual harassment, misconduct and assault, with even more women and men coming forward since the New York Times expose on film mogul Weinstein in October last year.

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