Alice In Wonderland

Artichoke serves up Alice in Wonderland

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: Animator and Disney mainstay across five decades

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.

King's Speech rules the Baftas with historic seven awards

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.

It's Grimm in Hollywood

In keeping with the economic mood, fairy tales are inspiring a crop of distinctly dark new films

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Sci-fi film edited in a bedroom is a Bafta nominee

It had no formal script, was shot on a shoestring budget, and edited using off-the-shelf software. The fact that sci-fi film Monsters got made at all is rather impressive. Now the film takes its place among the nominees for this year's Baftas, announced yesterday, rounding off a miraculous year for its creator.

Helena Bonham Carter: In all the best circles

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 for King's Speech in Oscars race

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.