Fans clamour for actor to become Richard III, This is Leicestershire

This is Leicestershire talks about a fan movement supporting Richard’s much talked-of and hoped for production of Richard III and quotes Richard from an article for Leicester Mercury’s More magazine,

“Richard III, now that’s a play. I was named after him. My father’s a historical fanatic about his character and I’ve inherited that enthusiasm, but I know by the time I get the chance I’ll be too old and too tall to play the role.

“I’d somehow like to realise that part of history.”

‘Hobbit’ to hit billion dollar B.O. by March, Variety

According to Variety, today, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set to reach $1 billion worldwide by March. Making it the 15th film to reach that mark alongside films such as Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Titanic, the Dark Knight and Avatar.

“The New Line-Warner Bros. tentpole hit $921 million on Monday, with $288.7 million domestic and $632.2 international after a sixth weekend total of $21 million.”