Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley

Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji; (Gujarati:કૃષ્ણા પંડિત ભાનજી); 31 December 1943) is a British actor. He has won an Oscar, BAFTA, ... More »Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji; (Gujarati:કૃષ્ણા પંડિત ભાનજી); 31 December 1943) is a British actor. He has won an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards in his career. He is known for starring as Mohandas Gandhi in the film Gandhi in 1982, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He is also known for his performances in the films Schindler's List (1993), Sexy Beast (2000) and House of Sand and Fog (2003). Kingsley was born Krishna Pandit Bhanji in Snainton, North Yorkshire, England, the son of Anna Lyna Mary (née Goodman), an actress and model, and Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, a medical doctor. Kingsley's father, born in Kenya, is of Gujarati Indian descent; Kingsley's paternal grandfather was a spice trader who had moved from India to Zanzibar, where Kingsley's father lived until moving to England at the age of 14. Kingsley's mother, born out of wedlock, was "loath to speak of her background". Kingsley's maternal grandfather was believed... [ Wikipedia ]

Resea: 'Iron Man 3', xito de taquilla irnico y 'dulcemente calibrado'

La arrogancia y el narcisismo de Stark regresan a atormentarlo en la forma del despechado empresario Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) y del imponente creador del terror que se hace llamar El Mandarín (Ben Kingsley), que es una mezcla entre Osama bin Laden y Fu Manchú. Sin embargo, con el ...

Rip-roaring 'Iron Man 3' even better than 'Avengers'

Topical villain The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) is the head of a terrorist cell who are detonating bombs across America. By taking over the TV airwaves, The Mandarin spreads fear across the nation, bringing the country to its knees. When Stark’s former bodyguard and friend, Happy (Jon ...

'Talk Of The Nation' Memories: Interview That Made Us Blush : This Is NPR : NPR

"Linda Wertheimer guest-hosted and actor Sir Ben Kingsley was the guest. " “ The only talk nexus for intellectually curious voices and national conversations worth having together, TOTN was also the unofficial mentor of local talk shows across the nation. Other shows may air in TOTN's ...

Sir Ben Kingsley backs campaign to stop EU turning off Britain's theatre lights over fears it will '...

PUBLISHED: 18:09 EST, 1 June 2013 | UPDATED: 18:09 EST, 1 June 2013 Actor Sir Ben Kingsley is backing a campaign to stop Brussels pulling the plug on Britain’s theatre lights. The star of Gandhi, Iron Man and Schindler’s List has joined the fight to save playhouses from tough new EU ...

In 'Iron Man 3,' Ben Kingsley Never Took His Eyes Off Robert Downey Jr.

In 'Iron Man 3,' Ben Kingsley Never Took His Eyes Off Robert Downey Jr. 'You have to anticipate and joy in the movements and twists and turns,' Kingsley tells MTV News of his cinematic sparring partner. If there's one thing Robert Downey Jr. does best as Tony Stark, it's ...

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‘Iron Man 3′: Ben Kingsley Stayed In ‘The Box’ With Robert Downey Jr.

" Some actors might find going toe-to-toe with the Downey in his element intimidating, but not Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley. No, the two of them hit it off magnificently. Kingsley talked to MTV News about working with Downey. "Robert never strays off dialogue," says ...

Ben Kingsley Talks ‘Iron Man 3′s’ Tender Side

Casting Sir Ben Kingsley as Iron Man's greatest foe, the Mandarin, added a much-desired level of gravitas to " Iron Man 3. " You want someone capable of going head-to-head against Robert Downey Jr. in the first Marvel film after last summer's "The Avengers"? You go with an Oscar winner. ...

Ben Kingsley, 'Iron Man 3' Star, On The Challenges Of Playing The Mandarin

Put it this way: Ben Kingsley is the second Oscar-winning, knighted actor to play a substantial role in a Marvel movie. (Sir Anthony Hopkins, in "Thor," was the first. ) Even so, this particular bit of casting still invites some curiosity: Just how is Sir Ben Kingsley going to ...

Sir Ben Kingsley cuts a menacing figure as The Mandarin in newly-released Iron Man 3 featurette

But Sir Ben Kingsley is seen in a whole different light as super-villain The Mandarin in upcoming action movie sequel Iron Man 3. A newly-released featurette of the film shows Kingsley looking menacing, with a long beard and hair tied up on top of his head, as he sits and ponders ...

‘Iron Man 3′: Guy Pearce transforms himself for role (spoilers) Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop

(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times) Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin may be the face on the posters and the focus of the movie trailers, but lurking in the background is Aldrich Killian, another visionary genius like Stark, but one whose circumstances led him down darker paths. Killian, played ...

Celebrities gripped by Great Gatsby-mania at premiere of new ballet

Actors, models and TV personalities, including Sir Ben Kingsley, Eddie Redmayne and Gok Wan turned out for the opening night of the Northern Ballet's take on F Scott Fitzgerald's novel at the Sadler's Wells theatre. It is part of a 1920s craze fanned by Australian director Baz Luhrmann's ...

Ben Kingsley talks 'Iron Man 3,' 'Gandhi' and the mythic archetype

"I used to be a landscape painter," Ben Kingsley says. "Now, I'm more of a portrait artist. " The veteran actor isn't talking about a gentleman's Sunday hobby, but his all-consuming career. When he primarily worked on stage, he says, he worked on the big picture — wide vistas, bold ...

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'Iron Man 3' Villain: Inside The 'Shadow Threat' Of Mandarin

In "Iron Man 3," Sir Ben Kingsley plays the Mandarin, a megalomaniac who calmly delivers philosophical speeches as parts of the world go up in flames. While Kinglsey is no stranger to playing villains, the actor told MTV News that he worked especially hard to get inside both the ...

Ender's Game Still: Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham

The first image of Ben Kingsley from Ender's Game has arrived! Judging by the face tattoo, Kingsley brought in Mike Tyson to do his makeup. Kingsley stars as Mazer Rackham, a military hero in the war against alien attackers. The film follows a group of kids in a Military ...

Review: 'Iron Man 3' smartly reboots the suit midflight

The most interesting thing about this new "Iron Man" is that, far from being slicker than the first two versions, it is unexpectedly — and successfully — darker and more serious than its predecessors, with a cast including top actors like Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley and Rebecca Hall. With ...

'Iron Man 3': Solid, with some cracks in the armor, reviews say

So it goes in his latest outing, "Iron Man 3," which finds Tony Stark ( Robert Downey Jr. ) donning his famous armor to battle the terrorist mastermind the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), this time under the direction of Shane Black ("Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"). While the film is receiving generally ...

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Ben Kingsley takes a villainous turn in 'Iron Man 3'

Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh share more in common than just being actors from the United Kingdom. All three have been knighted, either won or been nominated for an Oscar and are part of comic-book movies. Caine was Alfred in the "Batman" movies; Branagh directed "Thor. ...

Iron Man 3: Ben Kingsley talks about playing The Mandarin

Sir Ben Kingsley, who stars as mysterious terrorist The Mandarin in Iron Man 3, explains how playing a megalomaniac is about having total belief in a twisted ideology, and why superhero stories are only interesting if there's real jeopardy involved. Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy ...

Caine and Kingsley join Eliza Graves

Brit acting heavyweights Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley have signed for the upcoming horror-thriller Eliza Graves. They'll star opposite the previously announced Kate Beckinsale and Jim Sturgess in the Brad Anderson (Session 9, The Call) film, Deadline reports. Loosely based on the Edgar ...

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Ironman 3's king of the screen Movie News Latest Film Reviews & Headlines |The Irish Times

And you’ll never see me coming.” Ben Kingsley, actor, Knight of the Realm and now Marvel Super Villain, is so keen on his new catchphrase, he’s in danger of wearing it out. Kingsley, who is 69, is looking youthfully svelte in a purple sweater, and there’s a boyish glee about the ...

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