Jess Denham

Jess Denham reports on Arts and Entertainment for The Independent website.

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Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in 2002's Die Another Day

Pierce Brosnan claims producers will not 'allow' a gay James Bond

Brosnan does not think veteran producer Barbara Broccoli would agree

Friends fan comes up with horribly dark alternative ending to sitcom

It's enough to give us Phoebe-themed nightmares

Nick Grimshaw, Cheryl Fernandez-Visini and Rita Ora

The X Factor 2015: Viewers to decide judges' categories for first time in exciting new twist

Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw join judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Harington stars as Jon Snow in 'Game of Thrones'

Game of Thrones season 6: George RR Martin made showrunners name Jon Snow's mother before letting them adapt books

Dan Benioff and DB Weiss know the truth but fans are still none the wiser

Ed Sheeran on the set for Home And Away

Ed Sheeran on Home and Away: Singer to play 'Little Teddy' and perform 'Thinking Out Loud'

Sheeran's cameo appearance will air in the UK on Channel 5 this winter

21 July 1951 – 11 August 2014. Robin Williams was one of the greatest comic actors of his generation. On television, in Mork and Mindy, and as the star of films such as Good Morning, Vietnam, Mrs Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting, for which he won an Oscar, he brought his special brand of zany comic acting to delighted audiences. “Comedy is acting out optimism,” he once said, with the infectious goofy grin and twinkling eyes that were his trademark – but he had been struggling with depression and had been a patient at an addiction centre.

Iron Maiden dedicate new song 'Tears of a Clown' to Robin Williams

'I ask myself how could he be so depressed when he always seemed to be so happy?'

Lady Chatterley's Lover trailer promises plenty of sex scenes with Richard Madden and Holliday Grainger despite critics branding it 'chaste'

Madden plays Oliver Mellors in the BBC adaptation of DH Lawrence's classic

One Direction are continuing as a four-piece after Zayn Malik quit

One Direction split: The best worst jokes as 1D hiatus rumours swirl

Professor Green and Greg James have been fuelling the gags on social media

Ever wanted to run your own bookshop on holiday? Now's your chance

The Open Book shop in Wigtown is listed on AirBnB for £150 per week

Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has been the teaching profession's favourite teacher

Harry Potter author JK Rowling reveals her favourite fan theory - that Dumbledore represents Death

Elsewhere Rowling has been fielding questions about stage show The Cursed Child

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