The Avengers movie has topped the American box office for the second week in a row, taking $1 billion in its first 19 days.
Teen 'death match' film becomes instant success and draws huge audiences on opening weekend
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She has spawned art, films, music and merchandise and now a new exhibition
House of Fraser, £539.10. Upholstered in vintage cigar, full aniline leather, this evocatively distressed chair will add some Cluedo-esque character to any living-room or study. houseoffraser.com
Diners at Elsing Hall in Norfolk might feel they have fallen down a rabbit hole this week as the grounds of the great estate near Derham are transformed into Lewis Carroll’s imaginary world.
Bill Justice, Disney animator and imagineer, worked on such classics as Fantasia, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. In a career spanning five decades, Justice worked on 57 shorts and 19 feature films. Among the memorable characters he animated were the precocious Thumper in Bambi and the mischievous Chip'n'Dale. He also programmed Audio-Animatronics figures for the theme parks.
A picture of the original young Alice
The Downton Abbey effect is being felt at stately homes across Britain as visitors flock to see real-life sets
For one-time stutterer David Seidler, the screenwriter of The King's Speech, it was the night he finally found his voice. His royal drama, telling the story of how King George VI overcame his stammer, picked up an extraordinary seven Baftas last night, suggesting there will be few impediments to the film romping home at the Academy Awards later this month.
In keeping with the economic mood, fairy tales are inspiring a crop of distinctly dark new films
Sir Christopher Lee will receive the prestigious Bafta Fellowship at the academy's film awards on Sunday. In a career as varied as it is long, the 88-year-old is still probably best remembered for his title role in the 1958 film Dracula, one of many Hammer Horror films in which he starred.
British movie The King's Speech is expected to reign at the Baftas after topping the nominations list for the film awards.
She was once a waif-like fixture in costume drama who struggled to impress the critics. Now she has evolved into one of cinema's most intriguing actresses. And then there's the company she keeps...
First blood in the star-studded battle that will eventually end at February's Oscars has been struck by the British film industry, after a home-grown costume drama called The King's Speech topped the shortlist for next month's Golden Globe awards, with nominations in seven categories.
Hergé's comic-book hero is about to enthral a new generation in a Spielberg film. But who was he modelled on? Tony Paterson reports