British starlets such as Keira Knightley and Emma Watson have risen to the high ranks of Hollywood thanks in part to their beauty, but a leading producer has claimed that when it comes to sex actresses from this side of the Channel are too inhibited compared with the French. Producers sought a smouldering actress to play Dominic Cooper's love interest in The Devil's Double, the recently released film about Saddam Hussein's savage son, Uday.
Daniel Craig would be a "disaster" in a romantic comedy.
Emma Stone needed a stunt double to film a lift scene with Ryan Gosling after she had a panic attack
Rebekah Brooks' name has become synonymous with controversy after the hacking accusations with the News of the World. We take a look at a list of the top ten actresses that would be ideal to play the role of the former editor.
The Manchester International Festival promises a vibrant mix of theatre, performance art and music, says Paul Vallely
Naomie Harris has admitted she has had a "top secret" audition for the next James Bond film.
Trevor Nunn has realised a forty-year dream by at last directing Tom Stoppard’s first masterpiece Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, as the second production of his captivating season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
The actress and comedian Janet Brown was best known for her impersonations of Margaret Thatcher during the 1970s and '80s.
One of the most lucrative franchises in American television once more revolves around Two and a Half Men, after Ashton Kutcher was hired to replace Charlie Sheen in the sitcom he was fired from in spectacular fashion almost three months ago.
Kate Winslet finds it hard to make time for herself without "feeling guilty about it".
As the RSC celebrates its 50th birthday and settles into its new £112m home, Michael Coveney looks back on half a century of trials and triumphs, and wonders what the next 50 years might hold
I was an artist doing an MA in contemporary theatre practice in 1994 when Bobby was invited to hold a five-day masterclass as a visiting tutor. Until then, any time I shared an idea, brows would furrow. During a tutorial with her, I explained I wanted to make a human-sized chocolate log and dress up as an elf and perform around it. She looked at me and without blinking, said, "What are we going to do with all the cake?" It felt great to have an idea endorsed and it set me on the road to following my own path.
Felicia Pearson's criminal past won her a part in the gritty Baltimore drama. Now she's in trouble with the law again
Like Alonso and Gonzalo under Ariel's soporific spell, you may experience "a strange drowsiness" during Julie Taymor's film interpretation of Shakespeare's late play. What kept me awake was Helen Mirren's imperial performance as Prospera (above), gender-flipped from Prospero in the film's boldest coup, and her touching relationship with her daughter Miranda, also beautifully played by Felicity Jones. The switch from masculine to feminine lends the story a deeper sense of reconciliation and forgiveness, though as a spectacle Taymor's film exhausts rather than exhilarates, failing to establish any sense of scale or control. It roars and rages, like a tempest, but aside from Mirren its thunder is mostly fake.
The actress who died on Monday, wasn't just a screen icon. She taught Hollywood to deal with sex.
There was a time when the annual Oscar red carpet was the place to see the world's most extraordinary actors parading ever more outrageous and exuberant designs.