Tommy Robredo celebrates his unlikely victory

Tommy hits high notes with another comeback

Robredo pulls off third successive recovery from two-sets down to reach the quarter-finals

Song for Marion
UK release date: 08/02/2013
Terence Stamp plays Arthur, the grumpy old man to Vanessa Redgrave’s enthusiastic-but-dying Marion, in this British quasi-musical comedy-drama. In order to please his wife, Arthur joins the choir and, in doing so, loses some of his bitterness. Some critics said songs such as Motorhead’s drown out what could be a poignant family drama.

Golden oldies! More roles for mature actors

Producers are scrambling to make 'gran-coms' for older audiences

Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman finds a new calling

The Oscar-winning actor has conquered his own fear of failure and, finally, got round to directing a movie. He talks to James Mottram

Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones at the Kennedy Center awards

Led Zeppelin get a whole lotta love from President Barack Obama

They may have been sitting down in their tuxes rather than tearing across the stage in their flares, but in the words of Barack Obama: “Guys who are not completely youthful can still rock.”

Nicole Kidman becomes the centre of attention in Cannes yesterday at the premier of The Paperboy

First Night: Paperboy, Cannes Film Festival

Kidman sparkles and Efron comes of age, but they can't save this jumpy crime drama

Dustin Hoffman helps jogger in Hyde Park after heart attack

A jogger who suffered a cardiac arrest was saved after Hollywood veteran Dustin Hoffman went to his aid.

Dustin Hoffman produces and stars in the HBO drama 'Luck'

Dustin Hoffman laments golden age of film

Movie legend Dustin Hoffman has lamented the end of Hollywood's golden age, criticising the industry for focusing on profits instead of making quality films.

The Weekend's Viewing: Homeland, Sun, Channel 4
Luck, Sat, Sky Atlantic

It's always heartening when a drama finds a way to hint at backstory without having someone just sit down and dictate the character notes at you.

Luck, Sky Atlantic, Saturday
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, Channel 4, Tuesday

Even Dustin Hoffman fails to prevent this often unintelligible horse-racing story from being dull

Patrick Makau, who broke Haile Gebrselassie's world marathon record in Berlin last September

World record holder Makau leads Kenyan Marathon men

Against the breathtaking backdrop of the Great Rift Valley, with hawks circling above, Dave Bedford, the joint race director of the Virgin London Marathon, yesterday unveiled the six Kenyans who will feature in the elite men's field on 23 April.

The right side of the tracks: Dustin Hoffman stars in HBO's 'Luck'

The old favourites who keep on riding their Luck

HBO's new drama features the oldest cast on television. It's a must-see, says Sarah Hughes

The Sketch: MPs enjoyed an edifying apology – it even included the uncommon term 'sorry'

What with PMQs, a ministerial and a personal statement from the principal, we had triple Fox and a dash of tonic. PMQs. Labour want to create the impression of a large conspiracy of secret right-wing donors buying favours and selling backstage influence.

DVD: Barney's Version (15)

Paul Giamatti excels in this heartfelt and bold adaptation of Mordecai Richler's fictional memoir.

DVD: Meet The Parents: Little Fockers (12)

Meet the Parents had zip and some decent visual gags; Meet the Fockers wasn't as funny, but always watchable; this third slice of in-law bickering is obnoxiously dull.

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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
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New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
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The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

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A crime that reveals London's dark heart

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Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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