Matilda Battersby

Matilda Battersby is Digital Arts Editor for The Independent. She writes arts breaking news, features, music and theatre reviews and lifestyle pieces.

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Could Ed Sheeran conquer the Seven Kingdoms? He could easily pass for a Greyjoy like Alfie Allen's character (right)

Ed Sheeran could become the most unlikely star of Game Of Thrones

Just thinking out loud but I'd love to appear in the HBO show...

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone set to star in musical La La Land

Miles Teller and Emma Watson had been intended for Damien Chazelle’s script

Florence Welch from Florence + the Machine

Florence Welch breaks foot leaping offstage at Coachella

She sustained injury while interacting with the crowd at the California festival

Unity with her father, Stanley Spencer (c.1933)

Stanley Spencer's daughter, Unity, on life amid the most bizarre domestic soap opera in British art history

Unity has written a jaw-dropping book about her life - repressive families, depression, conmen lovers and all

The show suffers from its own appeal, being so good as to create an appetite in its viewers that is difficult to sate in a ten episode series

Game of Thrones, season 5 episode 1 - TV review: Blood and gore aplenty - but where is the meat?

**Warning review contains spoilers** ‘The Wars to Come’ is an unsatisfying taste of future Thrones goodness

Bard act to follow: Shakespeare

Fake Shakespeare play Double Falsehood 'is genuine' after all

New claims that work discovered 300 years ago was actually written by the Bard

Jimmy Fallon may have got more than he bargained for from Madonna

Madge proves herself Queen of Parody singing ‘B**** I'm Madonna’ on Jimmy Fallon

Bling, hip thrusts...Madonna wasn't taking herself too seriously while performing her new single (we think)

Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul, season one finale review: 'B' is for 'better' than Breaking Bad

*WARNING this review contains spoilers* We're gunning for clean cut Jimmy to become the bent attorney we know and love

Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner), Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson)

Poldark gets second series as BBC confirms Aidan Turner to return as Cornish hero Ross

Ross and Demelza will continue to cheer up our Sunday nights

Twin Peaks cast make suitably quirky appeal to David Lynch to return

The iconic director claims he hasn't been offered enough money to direct the third series

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On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
Big knickers are back: Thongs ain't what they used to be

Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

On living in London, Sonic Youth and musical memoirs
In full bloom

In full bloom

Floral print womenswear
From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific
In this the person to restore our trust in the banks?

In this the person to restore our trust in the banks?

Dame Colette Bowe - interview
When do the creative juices dry up?

When do the creative juices dry up?

David Lodge thinks he knows
The 'Cher moment' happening across fashion just now

Fashion's Cher moment

Ageing beauty will always be more classy than all that booty
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination

Health fears over school cancer jab

Shock new Freedom of Information figures show how thousands of girls have suffered serious symptoms after routine HPV injection
Fifa President Sepp Blatter warns his opponents: 'I forgive everyone, but I don't forget'

'I forgive everyone, but I don't forget'

Fifa president Sepp Blatter issues defiant warning to opponents
Extreme summer temperatures will soon cause deaths of up to 1,700 more Britons a year, says government report

Weather warning

Extreme summer temperatures will soon cause deaths of up to 1,700 more Britons a year, says government report
LSD: Speaking to volunteer users of the drug as trials get underway to see if it cures depression and addiction

High hopes for LSD

Meet the volunteer users helping to see if it cures depression and addiction
German soldier who died fighting for UK in Battle of Waterloo should be removed from museum display and given dignified funeral, say historians

Saving Private Brandt

A Belgian museum's display of the skeleton of a soldier killed at Waterloo prompts calls for him to be given a dignified funeral