News Suchitra Sen retired at the height of her career and became known as ‘the Indian Garbo’

Suchitra Sen was a legendary Indian actress known for her memorable roles in both Bengali-language and Hindi Bollywood films.

A starring role as a scientist in Star Trek Into Darkness will see Alice Eve's career really take off

Alice Eve: Career set for lift-off after starring role in Star Trek Into Darkness

The British actress found fame in the romcom She's Out of My League. But a starring role as a scientist in Star Trek Into Darkness will see her career really take off. James Mottram meets her

Olivia Colman during filming of The Graham Norton Show

Broadchurch star Olivia Colman reveals her wardrobe malfunction ahead of the Baftas

Double Bafta nominee Olivia Colman has already had a dress disaster before getting anywhere near the red carpet.

Tamzin Outhwaite

Former EastEnder Tamzin Outhwaite to join cast of New Tricks

Former EastEnder Tamzin Outhwaite is joining the cast of long-running detective drama New Tricks to replace Amanda Redman.

Nadine Dorries was a contestant on 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!'

Andy McSmith's Diary: After Ukip pain, Tories tread gently around Nadine Dorries

As the Tories absorb the consequences of last week's local election results, some of them have apparently arrived at the brilliant solution that the first thing they must do is be nice to Nadine Dorries.

Video: Dame Helen Mirren explains incident with street drummers

Dame Helen Mirren has admitted being "more Duke of Edinburgh than the Queen" when she scolded a group of street drummers outside a London theatre.

Cameos 'Diamond' Joe Biden is the latest to post a selfie

Diamond Joe Biden, Scranton's finest, strikes again. While our politicians struggle awkwardly with pop culture (think David Cameron hanging with One Direction or Gordon Brown "enjoying" the Arctic Monkeys), the US Vice-President shows us how it's done.

Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn recovering after heart attack

Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn who became a household name as Vera Duckworth has suffered a heart attack, it has been reported.

Booking photo mugshot of Lindsay Lohan, Santa Monica Police Department, California, 19 Mar 2013.

LiLo refuses to lie low: Lindsay Lohan leaves rehab clinic minutes after checking in

Actress Lindsay Lohan is at risk of violating her probation after leaving a rehabilitation clinic minutes after she checked in for alcohol and substance abuse.

Deanna Durbin who has died aged 91

Hollywood 1930s child star Deanna Durbin dies aged 91

Deanna Durbin, a singing child movie star of the 1930s who became one of the world's highest paid actresses before turning her back on stardom, has died at the age of 91.

Fraulein Julie at the Barbican

Theatre review: Fraulein Julie, Barbican, London

In the past year, we have been treated to a slew of high-profile French, South African and home-grown takes on Strindberg's 1888 masterpiece. But it would be a shame if theatregoers felt too Miss Julie-ed out to brave this stunningly left-field version, directed by Katie Mitchell and Leo Mitchell.

Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1992

Rodham: Twilight producers to make Hillary Clinton biopic - Who should play the young former First Lady?

The latest project from the producers behind the Twilight franchise is - in a complete change of direction from teen fantasy - a film about Hillary Clinton’s life.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe tops poll of 'best celebrity curves'

Screen siren Marilyn Monroe has been named as having the best celebrity curves of all time, beating modern pin ups such as Kelly Brook, Christina Hendricks and Kim Kardashian.

Iron Man 3 star Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow brands Iron Man co-star Robert Downey Junior 'a wimp'

Gwyneth Paltrow branded her Iron Man co-star Robert Downey Junior a "wimp" after she donned the superhero suit for their latest film.

Jennifer Aniston at the Call Me Crazy premiere

We won't be there for you: Jennifer Aniston pours cold water on Friends reunion rumours

The rumour mill went into overdrive last night suggesting that our old friends Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, Ross and Rachel might be about to stage a reunion.

Mad Men season six

Don Draper returns: Preview photos from Mad Men season six

Mad Men returns to Sky Atlantic tonight for the premier of series six.

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Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'