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Abigail Breslin made her name playing a quirky beauty pageant wannabe. Now she's starring in sci-fi films, kidnap dramas and family sagas with Meryl Streep. James Mottram meets her
'Hannibal Lecter is the happiest man I've played'
One warm, still evening in mid-July I picked the first peas, the first cucumber and the first courgette. My husband was away sailing in the Shetlands. The booty was mine, all mine. I made fat batons of the cucumber and ate them, dipped in hummus, as I sat outside shelling the peas. In the fading light, the rooks sailed in overhead, hundreds of them, chattering, clattering, making for their roost in the alder trees below the house.
Hollywood star Keira Knightley says she felt guilty and began to doubt herself because of her casting in so many period films.
At the end of Blam! the audience catapulted themselves to their feet as one and applauded wildly in a riotous standing ovation. Every festival has one totally unexpected hit and at Edinburgh 2013 it is Blam!.
Amol Rajan finds near-perfection at a brunch-and-dinner establishment in Islington
Author Jane Austen replaces Charles Darwin after Bank of England faced criticism for its decision to replace Elizabeth Fry on the £5 note with Sir Winston Churchill
Deus Ex: The Fall
Liam Neeson is close to agreeing a $20 million deal to star in Taken 3, according to reports.
Chairman admits club are seeking a left-back
Sam Mendes said just months ago that he was putting 007 on ice to focus on theatre. But now it seems that the Skyfall director was just being coy, as Sony Pictures and MGM have reportedly started talks for him to return and direct Daniel Craig in the next instalment of the James Bond franchise.
Godot misses another appointment
Iron Man has outgunned the entire Avengers crew in China.
First Netflix created its own on-demand drama series, now Amazon-owned LoveFilm is piloting 14 would-be shows. Are we watching the future?
Very little schmaltz on Time Out's 101 ten best romantic films