News Danny Dyer ‘proud’ he’s helped young gay men come out

The new star heaped praise upon the touching EastEnders storyline his character Mick Carter has been part of

The Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists (U) / Wrath of the Titans (12A) (4/5, 2/5)

Voices: Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton, Brian Blessed

Streedance 2 3D (PG)

Starring: Tom Conti, Falk Hentschel, Sofia Boutella

DVD: The Thing (15)

John Carpenter's horror didn't need remaking – it was just about perfect – so instead Matthijs van Heijningen Jr has plumped for making a prequel to the 1982 gem, with middling results.

DVD: Happy Feet Two (U)

Mumble the tap-dancing penguin and his Antarctica pals return for this lazy, confusing sequel.

DVD: 50/50

This well-judged comedy-drama stars Joseph Gordon Levitt (500 Days of Summer, Inception) as a young radio producer diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

The Kid With a Bike, Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 86 mins (12A)

You want a simple, moving tale, beautifully told? Bring on the Belgians
The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games (12A)

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Appropriate Adults scoops two Royal Television Society awards

Appropriate Adults Dominic West and Emily Watson have each carried off a Royal Television Society award for their performances in the drama about the killer Fred West.

Dennis Waterman and Rula Lenska in 1992

Fury as Dennis Waterman admits: I'm a wife-beater

Actor 'trivialising domestic violence' after TV confession he punched Rula Lenska

A night to remember

Expectations are high for ITV's new drama 'Titanic'. Gerard Gilbert talks to Julian Fellowes and the cast
All aboard...

Titanic: A night to remember

Expectations are high for ITV's new drama, Titanic. Gerard Gilbert talks to writer Julian Fellowes and the cast

Reining champion: Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell in 'Steptoe and Son'

At long last, the tale of Steptoe and daughter

Susannah Corbett has written a revealing biography of her father

The Independent’s Charlie Cooper, right, learns Original Pronunciation Shakespeare with actor Ben Crystal

'Tuh beh oar nat tuh beh?' That was the question

This radically different pronunciation is, according to a new scholarly recording of Shakespeare's works, much closer to the way the line would have been spoken

David Cameron with President Obama at Downing Street last year

Now, Old Etonians are storming the White House

'Homeland' star is just one OE invited to dine with the President

DVD: My Week with Marilyn (15)

"Trying to teach Marilyn how to act is like trying to teach Urdu to a badger," rages Laurence Olivier in Simon Curtis's frivolous drama about the brief relationship between third assistant director Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) on the set of Olivier's stinker The Prince and the Showgirl.

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