Michael Douglas broke down in tears while talking about his recent bout of throat cancer during a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Wednesday 18 July 2012
A book penned by a TV actress turned author and scholar has won the first award handed out by an educational charity dedicated to the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.
Friday 13 July 2012
Long-running West End show Chicago - which has featured an array of star names - is to close after nearly 15 years.
Lay The Favourite, Stephen Frears, 83 mins (15)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Timur Bekmambetov, 100 mins (15)
Silent Souls, Alexsei Fedorchenko, 74 mins (15)
Sunday 24 June 2012
The President prepares to make some savage cuts
Rock of Ages, Adam Shankman, 125 mins (12A)
Polisse, Maiwenn, 127 mins (15)
A Royal Affair, Nicolaj Arcei, 128 mins, 15)
Sunday 17 June 2012
What happens when Tom wigs out? Not much sex, no drugs and naff-all rock'n'roll
Sunday 17 April 2011
Are you already depressed by the wedding fever, the dress speculation, the Wills 'n' Kate dolls, the Mills & Boon tie-in books, the crowds of otherwise sane people waving Union flag bunting as another perfectly nice-seeming girl is led to the slaughter? Well, just be grateful that the royal couple are not expecting to be paid for getting married. Prince William and Kate Middleton have asked that anyone thinking of buying them a wedding gift should give the money to a charity instead. For 35 per cent of Britain's other engaged couples, though, cash or vouchers is what they want.
Saturday 16 April 2011
She is blessed with charm, beauty and artistic credibility – but now the actress has shown courage in revealing a hidden illness
Thursday 14 April 2011
Catherine Zeta-Jones has checked into a clinic with depression after supporting her husband, Michael Douglas, in his fight against cancer.
Monday 28 February 2011
Perhaps I was a touch premature writing what a treat it was to delve into the readers’ letters...
Friday 21 January 2011
I felt like a soft-boiled egg, a dissected frog, a jellied blob of sea anemone pecked by the cruel beaks of seabirds": Jane Shilling's memoir is an exuberant epitaph on youth, a girlie chat, an album of memories and reflections on identity, memory, the ageing female body and that other woman over there in the mirror who is not myself. Just cannot be. And is. Je est un autre. The book is a lovely, easy read: Shilling's style, dashingly cavalier and artfully artless, bubbles with wit and brio. Never was a lament less lugubrious.
Tuesday 04 January 2011
Friday 22 October 2010
Quatuor Ebène seem the string quartet most likely to take on the mantle of the Kronos Quartet, not least for their ability to accommodate jazz and pop influences.
Friday 22 October 2010
Tuesday 17 August 2010
Michael Douglas has a tumour in his throat and will undergo radiation and chemotherapy.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
Those lucky enough to have secured themselves a ticket for the Stephen Sondheim Prom – one of the first and fastest to sell out – did so knowing that the great American composer was planning to turn up to take a bow.
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