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The Spike

Top hotel, One Devonshire Gardens, in Glasgow, was the setting for the Bowmore Scottish Screen Awards, held yesterday, the results of which had been publicised on Sunday, by media partners, The Sunday Times Scotland. Collecting the award for Best Film, was Paul...

DRESS TO KILT IN NEW YORK

THE DRESS code is uncompromising: "Collared shirts for men. No trainers, work boots, baggy clothes, hats or men wearing chained jewellery. Dress jeans only. " That would usually rule out everyone up to and including a Village People tribute band. But this week the...

Stiles ‘Burns’ for role

LONDON --- Julia Stiles has joined the cast of ContentFilm Intl.'s "Burns," a biopic of 19th century Scottish poet Robert Burns. Stiles will try on a Scottish accent for the role of Jean Armour, the poet's muse and true love. Gerard Butler ("Phantom of the Opera")...

Full house for a learner Driver

Acting has taken a back seat for Minnie Driver, as next month’s sold-out King Tut’s gig testifies, writes Anna Burnside When Minnie Driver arrives in Glasgow next month to play at the legendary rock venue King Tut’s, there is one face she wants to see in the audience....

The cream of Scottish acting talent

The nominations for the Bowmore Scottish Screen Awards exclusively offer readers of The Sunday Times the chance to vote in Scotland's democratic version of the Oscars. Be sure to cast your vote - and win the opportunity to attend this year's glittering award ceremony...

PHANTOM STAR’S DREAM FLAT IN NY

SCOTS hunk Gerard Butler has bought a huge flat in New York, but can't move in. Since landing the title role in The Phantom Of The Opera the money has been rolling in and Gerard has treated himself to a loft apartment. He told the Razz: 'It's a fantastic space, a big...

A YEAR WITH SAM MANN

MOST STYLISH CELEB: Sienna Miller Not content with snagging the most handsome actor Britain has to offer, the 23-year-old’s film career has got off to a flying start with roles in Layer Cake and Alfie. When it comes to fashion, her unique style has seen her on...

Finally, the Phantom

When Joel Schumacher was first offered the chance to direct a film version of "The Phantom of the Opera," he instinctively jumped at the opportunity. It was 1988, and Schumacher was a near-novice director with just four films - among them "The Incredible Shrinking...

PHANTOM POPS IN TO SCARE HIS FAN CLUB

IMAGINE the joy on the faces of members of the Gerard Butler fan club the other day in New York. There they were meeting up in a pub for a chat about the star and who pops in out the blue but The Phantom of the Opera himself. Apparently Butler had heard about the...

Sideways reasoning for nods

2005 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS Leonardo DiCaprio is flying high and Clint Eastwood came out slugging, but it looks as if Alexander Payne’s Sideways is this year’s Lost in Translation. In announcing their contenders for the 2005 Golden Globes, the 90-odd members of the...

Butler Haunted by Phantom’s Sad, Sexy Singer

NEW YORK--Two years ago, Gerard Butler assumed he was doing well for himself--but things were about to get a lot better. The Scottish actor had taken small roles in films like Timeline and was up for the male lead in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. He had...

GERARD BUTLER IS THE SEXIEST STAR ON THE WEB

THE SCOTTISH ACTOR WILL BE ON CAPRI ON DECEMBER 30 FOR THE GRAND GALA IN HONOR OF "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA," THE UPCOMING OSCAR CONTENDER. Capri (NA), December 9 - Actor Gerard Butler is named the 'Sexiest Man on the Internet.' At 34 years old, he is to be seen in...

WB Official Phantom Gerard Q&A

Fans on the official message board were asked to submit questions on the making of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera to Gerard Butler, who stars as The Phantom. Below are his answers, recorded on November 16, 2004 on a balcony at the Four Seasons Hotel in...

Gerard Butler as The Phantom

"I saw Gerry Butler in Dracula 2000 and he had such incredible screen presence I wanted to meet him," says director Joel Schumacher (Phone Booth). "He's a wonderful actor and I knew he would make a stunning Phantom." Though Dracula 2000 is one of Butler's lesser know...

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