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.

The winners of Empire's world's sexiest movies stars poll: Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson

British actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson beat Ryan Gosling and Jennifer Lawrence to be named world's sexiest film stars

British talents beat American stars in Empire poll of 50,000 film fans

Natalie Portman has attacked the way Hollywood presents women

Natalie Portman attacks Hollywood's 'macho' women characters

The actress says real women can be 'weak' and 'vulnerable'

Gillian Anderson to play Blanche DuBois in Young Vic production

X-Files star Gillian Anderson is returning to the London stage to play Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire.

Jennifer Lawrence is one of Hollywood's most in-demand actresses

Jennifer Lawrence teams up with Hunger Games director for East of Eden: Is Oscar number two a formality?

Lawrence also set to appear in adaptation of Hannah Kent's Burial Rites

Nicole Kidman could be ruled out of this year's Oscar race

Has Nicole Kidman been ruled out of the Best Actress Oscar race?

The Weinstein Company pushes back the release of Grace of Monaco

Bryan Cranston at the 2013 Emmy Awards

Indyplus - Emmy Awards 2013: List of winners in full

Breaking Bad won its first gong for Outstanding Drama Series, while Downton Abbey missed out in 10 categories

5 Best Gifs from the Emmys

The five best moments from the Emmy Awards - in GIFs

Video: The career of Vivien Leigh

With a retrospective of actress Vivien Leigh's career showing at the BFI Southbank in London next month, watch the videos below to see trailers for two of her most famous films:

Vivien Leigh

Gone with the wind? No, it haunted her for life

Vivien Leigh was a fragile superstar who always struggled with her most famous role, says Geoffrey Macnab

Marcus du Sautoy to make theatre debut in new play about the universe

The play will deal with 'an unconventional love story about variable X and Y'

Luisa Bradshaw-White has been cast in EastEnders

From Holby City to Walford: Luisa Bradshaw-White heads for EastEnders

Former Holby City star Luisa Bradshaw-White is to join the cast of EastEnders - playing the cheeky sister of hard-nosed Shirley Carter.

Lily Collins who is apparently the most

Lily Collins ousts Emma Watson as the most 'dangerous' celebrity online

She is perhaps better known for a string of film appearances, not to mention being the daughter of Phil Collins.

Cate Blanchett will be at the London premiere of Blue Jasmine tonight

Cate Blanchett to walk the red carpet at London premiere of Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine

Oscar winner Cate Blanchett will walk the red carpet tonight at the UK premiere of her new film Blue Jasmine.

The cast of Mrs Brown's Boys arrive at the TV Choice Awards

TV Choice Awards 2013: List of winners in full

The TV Choice Award 2013 winners in full:

Olivia Colman arrives at the TV Choice Awards 2013. The actress was nominated for her role in Broadchurch.

TV Choice Awards 2013 - Battle of the Doctors: David Tennant beats Matt Smith to best actor

Doctor Who and Broachurch won two awards each

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Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs:

Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
Lyricist Richard Thomas shares his 11-step recipe for creating a hit West End musical

11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
10 best tablets

The world in your pocket: 10 best tablets

They’re thin, they’re light, you can use them for work on the move or keeping entertained
Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain