Life and Style Rhodri Marsden: the embodiment of irresistible masculinity, obviously

While I was on holiday in Sydney last September, I got into a taxi with a dashboard festooned with five mobile devices, hanging off a variety of mounts, and all presumably providing critical information to the driver.

Georgi Kay has found a leg-up through BBC2's crime drama Top of the Lake

Hey there, Georgi girl: an Aussie songstress acts up

While several of her peers hope to gain recognition via breathy cover versions for saccharine adverts, rising solo artist Georgi Kay (pictured) has found a leg-up through a more credible outlet, BBC2's compelling crime drama Top of the Lake. Not only are a couple of the Australian's sinister tunes set appear in Jane Campion's New Zealand-set mini-series starring Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss, but the musician also secured a minor role.

Cerami in 2009, attending a meeting with Pope Benedict

Vincenzo Cerami Screenwriter best known for co-scripting ‘Life is Beautiful’

Pasolini was his schoolteacher and then his collaborator. ‘I owe everything to him,’ he said

Stewart Lee has claimed that high-profile comedians like Michael McIntyre, Jack Whitehall and Frankie Boyle, use writers to help them create material for their shows

Stewart Lee accuses high-profile comedians Michael McIntrye, Jack Whitehall and Frankie Boyle
of using writers

Comic aims a punch(line) at high-profile fellow stand-ups who use writers

Shadowlands: Johnno (Tom Wright) and Detective Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss) in Top of the Lake

Television review: Top of the Lake - who fancies a trip to the spooky lake?

Jane Campion’s dark new series opened with lovely scenery and a gob-smacking moment

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DVD & Blu-ray review: A Field in England (15)

Ben Wheatley DVD/Blu-ray (86mins)

Coming to a screen near you: New talent

It's never been easier to make a film of your own. But what's the best way to get it seen?

Remember the Brazilian who sold her virginity to the highest bidder? She’s still a virgin.

Losing your virginity is usually more awkward than the Hollywood movies make it out to be.

'He's the don': The Pacific Rim cast have high praise for Guillermo del Toro

'He's the don': Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba pay tribute to director Guillermo del Toro

Video: Del Toro has described the film's themes as 'very dear to me'

Offbeatr aims to democratise porn

Offbeatr: Finally, a chance to fund your own porn film

Want to see a Game of Thrones-style orgy get made? Chip in five quid. Or an X-rated comic book featuring robots? Why not pledge a tenner?

Film review: The Act of Killing (15)

The Act of Killing is without question one of the most horrifying films I've ever seen. No actual blood is shed on screen, but murder, torture and barbaric wrongdoing are imprinted on almost every frame.

Shebby Singh: Club's 'global adviser' likely to be replaced by someone from within football

Blackburn Rovers set to axe 'global adviser' Shebby Singh as club finally gets serious

In the last three months Singh's only presence at the club was his one-week flying visit to sack manager Michael Appleton

Helen Mirren hasn't got the killer instinct for her new film RED 2

Dame Helen Mirren refused to kill anyone in action movie role, because she hates films with random killing

The veteran actress doesn't enjoy watching films containing random killing

The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron

American studio claims it designed London 2012's Olympic cauldron

Thomas Heatherwick won worldwide acclaim when it was unveiled last year

Ian Tomlinson died after he was pushed to the ground at the G20 protests in 2009

Pathologist who botched G20 post-mortem abandons appeal against being struck off

Dr Mohmed 'Freddy' Patel gained notoriety after wrongly concluding that Ian Tomlinson was heart attack victim

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The super-rich now live in their own Elysium - they breathe better air, and eat better food, when they're not making beans on toast for their kids

The super-rich now live in their own Elysium

They breathe better air, eat better food, take better medicine
A generation of dropouts failed by colleges

Dropout generation failed by colleges

£800m a year wasted on students who quit courses before they graduate
Entering civilian life 'can be like going into the jungle' for returning soldiers

Homeless Veterans appeal

Entering civilian life can be like going into the jungle
Sam Taylor-Johnson: Woman on top

Sam Taylor-Johnson: Woman on top

Fifty Shades of Grey director on bringing the hit to the screen
Shazam! Story of the $1bn 'what's that song?' app

Shazam: Story of the $1bn 'what's that song?' app

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch