Magazine article Screen International

It's a Zoo around Here

Magazine article Screen International

It's a Zoo around Here

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Animals take their place on the red carpet this year.Uggie

When Michel Hazanavicius was interviewed on BBC Breakfast a few weeks back, he seemed to get annoyed at the number of questions about Uggie, the canine co-star of awards contender The Artist. With so much else to talk about - the filmmaking process, his inspirations, and the human actors for starters - it seemed almost a little rude that the dog stole the show.

Well, Hazanavicius better look away now because the pooch is now making his own solo media appearances. The nine-year-old Jack Russell has a WEEK of London media appearances planned including stints on The Graham Norton Show and Newsround. He's already done a photo shoot with The Hollywood Reporter and been on a US media tour, after winning the Palm Dog in Cannes. He's even Tweeting for chrissakes (@Uggie_TheArtist).War Horse

The animal kingdom will also be well represented on the red carpet for DreamWorks' UK premiere of Spielberg's War Horse, as one of the 14 horses who played Joey joins the celebrations. …

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