May 17, 2001 |
Charlotte Rampling is in fine spirits on a sunny afternoon as she relaxes in her suite at the Bel Age Hotel. The veteran actress of such films as "The Damned," "The Night Porter" and "The Verdict" has flown to L.A. from her home in Paris for one day to chat up her latest film, "Under the Sand," which opens Friday in Los Angeles. Then she was heading off to the Cannes Film Festival, to host the awards ceremony this weekend. At 55, Rampling is every bit as beautiful as she was 30 years ago.
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July 4, 2009 |
Godfrey Rampling, 100, who was believed to be Britain's oldest Olympian and who won gold in the 4x400-meter relay at the 1936 Berlin Games, died in his sleep June 20 at a nursing home in Bushey, England. He was the father of actress Charlotte Rampling. The Olympian ran the second leg of the 1936 relay with teammates Fred Wolff, Bill Roberts and Arthur Brown, beating the U.S. and German teams. At the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Rampling had been on the British team that took the silver medal in the 4x400 relay.
April 5, 2002 |
When you're reading Chekhov, author-illustrator Edward Gorey once said, you wonder why you read anyone else. Michael Cacoyannis' new film of the great Russian writer's final masterpiece, "The Cherry Orchard," illustrates what Gorey was talking about. Something of a one-man band (writer, director, producer, co-editor), Cacoyannis is best known for the 1963 film "Zorba the Greek" as well as his passionate restagings of the Euripides trio of "Electra," "Iphigenia" and "The Trojan Women."
May 18, 2001 |
At the start of Francois Ozon's astute and penetrating "Under the Sand," an affluent, sophisticated Parisian couple, Marie and Jean Drillon (Charlotte Rampling and Bruno Cremer), are in their elegant apartment packing for a vacation. Soon they are on their way to the Landes region of southwestern France, where they will be staying in a spacious residence, not far from a splendid beach. They swiftly settle in and head for the beach the next day.
July 2, 2003 |
Whenever Charlotte Rampling narrows her sly cat eyes in a movie, it's always a surprise that anyone walks away unscathed. Famous for her haughty cheekbones and a body that directors love to film unclothed, the British actress has built a screen persona playing intimidating, outwardly unattainable women.
April 13, 1986
Speaking of "Angel Heart," Mick Jagger will write some songs for it. The Alan Parker film is shooting in NYC with Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke and Charlotte Rampling. Set in the '50s, the mystery thriller includes Harlem street scenes. But it wasn't the Harlem connection that brought Jagger into the project, said a spokeswoman, in reference to the Rolling Stones' new hit, "Harlem Shuffle." "Just a coincidence," said the rep.