Venice Film Festival, latest news and photos

Romance blossoms in Venice for Downton's Michelle Dockery

Strolling along, hand-in-hand with her new beau in the Venice sunshine, contented looking Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery is worlds away from her unlucky-in-love on screen character Lady Mary.In the...

'Benvenuto!': Hollywood stars jet in to Venice for festival

With less than 24 hours to go until the Venice Festival throws open its doors, film stars from around the world are descending upon the historic city. Blonde bombshells Naomi...

La Dolce Vita: Vintage moments from the Venice Film Festival

Away from the formality of the Oscars and the goldfish bowl that is Cannes, the Venice Film Festival offers A-listers a chance to let their hair down.The often tense relationship...

Fine food, boat chases and autograph stampedes: inside Gwyneth's diary

Gwyneth Paltrow has just returned from hob-nobbing with fellow stars at the Venice Film Festival, where she launched her new film Contagion.And the Hollywood beauty was keen to share the...

'King Colin' holds court with beautiful Livia

"Watching two middle-aged men in a room talking, slowly becoming friends, is not exactly a pitch you put out there if you want a film to tear it up at...

Selma Blair joins the yummy mummy brigade by taking baby Arthur on tour

Selma Blair neatly solves the dilemma of every working mum by taking her new baby with her to press junkets. While the Dark Horse actress talked up her movie and...

Gwyneth pretty in pink Prada as she joins Matt Damon to unveil star-studded thriller

Gwyneth Paltrow's winning streak on the red carpet continues. The actress hit the Venice Film Festival on Saturday evening wearing a blush pink Prada gown with an organza bow detail.She...

Al Pacino exudes vitality on the red carpet with his beautiful young girlfriend

Smiling broadly and with a beautiful woman on his arm, Al Pacino looked thrilled to be at the Venice Film Festival.The actor was being honoured with the Jaeger LeCoultre Glory...

Kate Winslet shows off killer curves in sexy Posh dress

These days no red carpet event is complete without at least one Victoria Beckham creation. At the Venice film festival, the honour fell to Kate Winslet, who was on bombshell...

Madonna gives Wallis Simpson a modern interpretation

Sweeping into the Venice Film Festival, complete with a glamorous Forties-inspired wardrobe, it was clear Madonna was channelling Wallis Simpson, the two-time divorcee who rocked the British monarchy and is...

Relaxed after her break with Brahim, Madonna sweeps into glam Italian cine fest

It's clear that her Riviera holiday with her young love Brahim Zaibat has done Madonna the world of good.The famously driven superstar took a few days to chill with him...

Sensational Cindy looks stunning in scarlet as Venice Film Festival gets underway

More than 20 years after she first stepped onto a catwalk, Cindy Crawford still knows how to steal the show. The Illinois-born beauty looked sensational as she hit the red...

The single life is plain sailing for gorgeous George in Venice

His smile says it all – Hollywood's hottest bachelor is content without a first mate. George Clooney, who split with Elisabetta Canalis in June, looked content as he arrived in...

Golden girl Michelle Williams makes an über-glam return to the red carpet

She's understandably kept a low profile in the last few years. But whenever Michelle Williams takes the spotlight, her ethereal beauty and resilient spirit shine through. The actress was quite...

How Natalie avoided Tinseltown drama to become a poster girl for the new generation

As we have seen this week, growing up in the glare of the Hollywood lights can be a tricky business. Not for Natalie Portman. While many peers struggle with the...

Stars say 'buon giorno' to Venice

A host of A-listers have descended upon the historic city ahead of its annual film festival...



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