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The Wicker Man and Lord of the Rings star follows collaborator Tim Burton in being handed the prestigious BFI honour

Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath performing last month

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Chart-topping metallers Black Sabbath crowned their comeback with a double win at a top rock awards event.

Neil Gaiman’s fantasy comes into its own on radio

Radio review: Neverwhere - Let me introduce you to the Earl of Earl's Court

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Pagan players ready to set stage on fire

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The Wicker Man: The pagan players are ready to set the stage on fire

A new play based on The Wicker Man features a novel take on the cult film

Sharp making 'The Four Feathers'

Don Sharp: Film director who made his mark with 'Kiss of the Vampire'

He gave depth to the characters that was often missing in other productions by Hammer

Jimmy Sangster: Writer and director who scripted Hammer Horror's most iconic films

"I went to see Dracula...ready to poke gentle fun at it. I came away revolted and outraged."

DVD: The Resident (15)

When doctor Juliet stumbles upon a cheap but stunning loft apartment in Brooklyn, it seems too good to be true. As she looks to overcome a painful break-up, she finds herself being drawn towards her charming landlord who slowly reveals a darker side.

The Resident (15)

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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.

US politician resigns over sexy photos

A married US lawmaker who cultivated a family-values voting record in Congress resigned after a gossip website reported that he sent a shirtless photo of himself flexing his muscles to a woman he met on the Craigslist website.

Brian Viner: Why is film awash with honours?

Sir Christopher Lee, 88 years old and still 6ft 5ins in his slippers, is to be presented on Sunday with a Bafta Fellowship, the greatest honour the British film industry can bestow. This is splendid news, an overdue accolade for a man who, it is generally accepted, has appeared in more films than anyone alive, and rarely gets the recognition he deserves for being king of the franchises, the only common denominator between the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Star Wars films, the Bond movies and of course the Hammer horrors.

Sir Christopher Lee honoured for a lifetime of haunting roles

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.

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