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Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
'Interstellar' at the Royal Albert Hall earlier this year

Film screenings with orchestras are harking back to a time before talkies

The blockbusting showing of 'Titanic' at the Royal Albert Hall follows The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek and The Godfather

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Psy dances in his hit music video 'Gangnam Style'

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Ivor Novello awards 2015: In the age of multiple credits, it's tricky to know who wrote what

The greatest pop hits have often been crafted by anonymous teams

Lou Reed distorted the truth about his upbringing, and since his death in 2013, biographers and memoirists have added to the myths

Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

Lou Reed distorted the truth about his upbringing and, since his death in 2013, people have only added to the myths. Merrill Reed Weiner, a family therapist and sister of the musician, aims to set the medical record straight

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Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction perform on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on August 4, 2015 in New York City.

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Chvrches lead singer Lauren Mayberry in the band's new video 'Leave a Trace'

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NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton

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