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SINCE THE early 1980s, when he starred in Another Country and Dance with a Stranger, Rupert Everett's career had appeared to be running in neutral - until, that is, he stole My Best Friend's Wedding (8pm Sky Premier, right) from under Julia Roberts' nose. In PJ Hogan's entertaining, if throwaway, box- office smash comedy, Roberts plays a restaurant critic who realises she wants her ex (Dermot Mulroney) back the moment he announces he is getting married. So, in an attempt to make her former boyfriend and now best mate jealous, Roberts recruits her gay editor chum (Everett) as a pretend fiance.

Kenneth Branagh, currently working on a musical version of Love's Labour's Lost, stuck to acting in Oliver Parker's well-made version of Othello (8pm FilmFour). Branagh makes a fine Iago opposite Laurence Fishburne's volcanic Moor.