ARTICLES RELATING TO VIOLA DAVIS

Viola Davis opens up about growing up in poverty

2014-10-13 23:00

Viola Davis told a crowd of Hollywood luminaries that her drive to end childhood hunger is fuelled by memories of growing up in "abject poverty".

The Help stars join James Brown biopic

2013-10-02 18:30

The Help stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer will reunite with director Tate Taylor to star in James Brown biopic Get On Up.

Beautiful Creatures

2013-01-21 15:47

Hoping to capitalise on the still-warm corpse of The Twilight Saga, Beautiful Creatures delves into the mystifying world of casters and dark forces - and fails to inspire confidence in its blockbuster franchise aspirations.

And the Oscar winner is... white (mostly)

2012-02-26 17:39

Black actresses Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer are Oscar frontrunners, but the reality is that non-whites remain hugely under-represented at the Academy Awards, a new study says.

The Help

2011-09-07 15:55

A heart-warming film that explores the stories of black women who spent their days cleaning homes and taking care of the children of white families under segregation in America's Deep South.

 

Viola Davis opens up about impoverished childhood and how she used to search bins for food

2014-04-25 19:00

Viola Davis admits she was so ashamed of her childhood because she would jump in rubbish bins to find food and steal from corner shops to cure her hunger.

Prisoners

2013-10-01 10:30

A thriller that takes you on an emotional rollercoaster rather than enthral you with a captivating story line.

Meryl Streep donates $10k to school

2012-02-29 12:03

Meryl Streep has donated $10 000 to Central Falls school on behalf of hometown star Viola Davis.

The Help wins big at SAG Awards

2012-01-30 07:29

The Help, a big-screen drama focusing on race relations in America, has been the big winner at the Screen Actors Guild awards ceremony.

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