It is the Beckham construction to which we are bidding farewell
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Sunday 21 February 2010
Sunday 07 February 2010
Once upon a time, actors used to act and sportsmen played sport. We knew where we were. Very occasionally, as in the case of C Aubrey Smith, who captained England at cricket (once) before tucking his bat under his arm and heading off to Hollywood, appearing in such classics as 'Rebecca' and 'The Prisoner of Zenda', someone jumped the dividing line, but that was very much the exception.
Saturday 06 February 2010
Wednesday 27 January 2010
Wednesday 27 January 2010
Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona is currently appearing on the theatre stage in Paris.
Tuesday 26 January 2010
Saturday 02 January 2010
Thursday 13 August 2009
The film Dead Man Running, executively produced by Rio Ferdinand and Ashley Cole, was given a first screening last night.
Friday 26 June 2009
One of the underground gems of the comedy circuit, Laughterinodd places, is doing an Eric Cantona/ Harper Lee/The Office and calling it a day in its prime. As the name suggests, it is a comedy night in unorthodox venues, such as a launderette, an art gallery, a charity shop and even a comedy critic's living room. Robin Ince, Josie Long and Tim Key are among the comics who have performed at Laughterinoddplaces shows since it visited Newington Library, south-east London in October 2006. And its finale at the Museum of London (its third visit to the museum) on 2 July features some of the circuit's biggest names – Richard Herring, Perrier Award winner Will Adamsdale, Simon Munnery and Long.
Friday 12 June 2009
Friday 05 June 2009
The lights of Old Trafford were left on to celebrate the return of the footballing cult hero Eric Cantona in his new incarnation as movie star.
The well-groomed Manchester United legend, fresh from Cannes, was back in town to attend the UK premiere of his new movie, Looking for Eric.
Cantona was flanked by his two brothers, Jean-Marie and Joel, at the glitzy after-party, which was held at The Lowry Centre, Salford, just a stone's throw from his old stomping ground.
Guests included the film's director Ken Loach and his wife Lesley Ashton, who munched on typical northern fare, such as miniature Yorkshire puddings.
A giant cookie decorated with the image of Cantona's number 7 shirt, baked by a local cake shop, also did the rounds. Cantona, 42, who stars as himself in the comedy, has also featured recently in the low-budget movie French Film.
He spent most of the time at the party graciously signing autographs, having already been mobbed at the shopping centre as he went into the premiere.
Also at the party were the film's writer, Paul Laverty, Looking for Eric star Steve Evets, who plays the postman and football fan who receives life-coaching from Cantona, as well as other cast members, including Lucy-Jo Hudson and the Shameless star Gerard Kearns.
Cast members from Hollyoaks queued up excitedly to have their photograph taken with the footballer-turned-actor who happily wandered around before heading into Manchester to enjoy a late-night curry at one of his favourite local restaurants.
Friday 22 May 2009
Thursday 21 May 2009
Brangelina aside, no one is getting bigger star treatment at the Cannes Film Festival than Eric Cantona.
Monday 04 May 2009
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- 5 Farewell, Shameless. Your heirs have work to do
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