Robbie Williams

  1. Robbie Williams film to be 'fantastical story'

    A film based on the life and career of Robbie Williams is in development, American entertainment news outlet Deadline is reporting.

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    Michael Gracey, famous for directing musical The Greatest Showman, told the site he had spent hours talking to the former Take That star - originally from Stoke-on-Trent.

    Gracey told the outlet: "As for how we represent Robbie in the film, that bit is top secret. I want to do this in a really original way.

    "It's this fantastical story and I want to represent it in its harsh reality, all the way to these moments of pure fantasy."

    Gracey added Williams' songs would be "re-sung, for the emotion of the moment."

  2. Robbie's 'homecoming show' postponed until next summer

    Robbie Williams's concert at Vale Park on 20 June has been postponed until next summer.

    He'd been calling it his "homecoming show", because he is originally from the Burslem area of Stoke-on-Trent. Tickets sold already can be used for next year's event.

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    In a statement, the singer said it was the organisers who "sensibly decided to postpone the event".

  3. Oatcake shop 'ridiculously busy' after Robbie shout-out

    BBC Radio Stoke

    High Lane Oatcakes in Stoke-on-Trent said the shop has been "ridiculously busy" after Robbie Williams told a press conference he wouldn't have oatcakes from anywhere else.

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    Video caption: Robbie's ‘goosebumps’ about homecoming show

    The musician grew up in Tunstall, about half a mile away from the shop.

    People were queuing out the door when Radio Stoke went to see the shop, which now has a reputation for providing "oatcakes to the stars".

    "His mum always comes in to get them for him," Milly, who works there, said. But only the fruit ones, mind - "he doesn't like the plain ones".

  4. 'Stokie through and through' Robbie ready for homecoming

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    BBC Radio Stoke

    Robbie Williams says his one-off charity show in Stoke-on-Trent next year is about him getting "reacquainted" with his hometown.

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    It will be the first time he’ll have played at the city’s Vale Park stadium, despite growing up nearby.

    The pop star told BBC Radio Stoke he'll appreciate this gig more than his famous Knebworth gig in 2003 and he's very passionate about coming from Stoke-on-Trent.

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  5. In pictures: The Boy In The Dress stage show launches

    A musical of David Walliams's first book, The Boy in The Dress, had its premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon last night.

    David Walliams and Robbie Williams

    The story follows a 12-year-old boy called Dennis, who discovers he likes to wear dresses.

    Friend and fellow X-Factor judge Robbie Williams, who created the songs for the show, joined him at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

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    Boy in the dress production
  6. Port Vale owner hopes local fans will get to see Robbie

    Port Vale owner Carol Shanahan says she hopes local people will get priority when tickets go on sale for Robbie Williams's charity gig at Stoke-on-Trent's Vale Park stadium next year.

    She revealed she'd started the process of getting the necessary licensing permission for "low key" events at the stadium, joking, "you could get no further away from low key than this one."

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    The Robbie Williams - He's Coming Home event will be held in aid of three charities, The Donna Louise Children's Hospice Trust, Unicef UK and The Hubb Foundation.

    The singer announced yesterday that fans who buy his Christmas album will get early access to tickets.

  7. Robbie Williams talks celebrity duets, Christmas and body language

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    Video caption: Charlie Stayt and Robbie Williams meet as Robbie releases a new album
  8. Prince of Darkness to take on Robbie at Christmas?

    Could we have a Christmas clash between two of the biggest musical acts in the West Midlands, Robbie Williams and Ozzy Osborne?

    Robbie's Christmas album The Christmas Present, is due out on 22 November and includes collaborations with Jamie Cullum, Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams and the boxer Tyson Fury.

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    The Prince of Darkness is hitting back with a single of his own, which is available online now and is called Under the Graveyard.

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    Video caption: Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury on getting the call to duet with Robbie Williams

    Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury on getting the call to duet with Robbie Williams

  10. Robbie Williams Christmas album with Tyson Fury

    Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury is to feature on a new Christmas album by Robbie Williams.

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    It's called The Christmas Present and Sir Rod Stewart and Bryan Adams will also contribute to the 28-track double album, which was written in London, Los Angeles and Stoke-on-Trent.