Anne Hathaway to Star in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland


Continuing to emerge as one of Hollywood’s most engaging talents, Anne Hathaway shot to stardom starring opposite Meryl Streep in the hit “The Devil Wears Prada.” She starred in Garry Marshall’s anticipated sequel, “The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement.” Starring opposite Julie Andrews, Hathaway reprised her role as Princess Mia Thermopolis. Of Hathaway, Marshall says, “The multi-talented Hathaway is a combination of Julia Roberts, Audrey Hepburn and Judy Garland.”

As the earlier stars of Hollwood’s so called Golden Era, who were generally more talented than today’s actors, by being trained by the studios in all forms of the arts, Ms. Hathaway exemplifies the Golden Era as an accomplished dancer who studied at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Additionally, she is a first soprano and has performed in two concerts at Carnegie Hall. She also works on stage.

Ms. Hathaway can currently be seen in the Fox hit romantic comedy “Bride Wars” with Kate Hudson directed by Gary Winick. Ms. Hathaway just signed on to star in two films; "The Opposite of Love" for 20th Century Fox, based on the bestselling debut novel by Julie Buxbaum and the romantic comedy “Fiance.” Anne Hathaway recently completed production on the highly anticipated “Alice in Wonderland” with auteur great Tim Burton (BeetleJuice, Sleepy Hollow, Edward Scissorhands) directing. She will play the White Queen, and Johnny Depp, the Mad Hatter. The film will use a combination of live action and performance-capture technology to tell the surreal Lewis Carroll story.

In addition to Ms. Hathaway’s many film credits, she traveled to Cambodia in January 2005 on behalf of the documentary, “A Moment in the World,” organized by Angelina Jolie. The project placed roughly twenty five participants in various locations on a specific day, each instructed to videotape their surroundings at the same specific, moment in time.

Ms. Hathaway’s theater credits include, The Lincoln Center Encore series presentation of “Carnival,” for which she won the prestigious 57th Annual Clarence Derwent Award; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s workshop of, “Woman in White;” and, “Forever Your Child.”

One of Hollywood’s most photogenic beauties, Anne Hathaway recently signed a deal as the new face of Lancome. Anne Hathaway will be the force of elegance and sensuality for the new advertising campaign by the cosmetics giant for their lovely new fragrance “Magnifique.”

© The Hollywood Sentinel, 2009, with special thanks to the office of publicity of Anne Hathaway.