Cockney hard man turns to TV following roles in notorious film flops
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Sunday 06 January 2013
As the songwriting duo of Rodgers and Hammerstein famously put it, there is nothing like a dame. But there is not now, and never has there ever been, another Dame quite like Helen Mirren.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
The BBC has apologised after an off-screen voice turned the air blue on BBC1's Breakfast show.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
The Queen screenwriter Peter Morgan is in talks to make a film about Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.
Monday 25 June 2012
Blair dismisses spin doctor's war claim
Monday 18 June 2012
Jane Tennison's American reincarnation is criminally old hat, says Sarah Hughes
Men In Black 3, Barry Sonnenfeld, 106 mins (PG)
What to Expect When You're Expecting, Kirk Jones, 110 mins (12A)
Sunday 27 May 2012
What we want from Smith and Jones is ray guns, bug-eyed monsters – and a lot more fun
Wednesday 09 May 2012
Veteran Labour MP and republican Dennis Skinner angered Tory MPs after using the State Opening of Parliament to draw attention to the country's economic difficulties.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
A revival of a drama written in 1977 with “astonishing relevance” to contemporary Britain opened in South London this week. Barrie Keeffe’s Barbarians is a trilogy of plays about disaffected youth amid record youth unemployment.
Saturday 10 March 2012
'I went right off the rails'
Sunday 17 July 2011
Saturday 02 July 2011
Monday 13 June 2011
We all make painful sacrifices for our work, but few half as excruciating as reading The Speech David Miliband Never Gave in its entirety, as I have done to spare you the misery. This is of course the address David would have given in September had he not lost the leadership by a whisker; the tour de force of forensic pyrotechnics which someone – and it seems futile to guess who – leaked at the very moment the Volvo Plot was causing his brother such grief. Don't believe a word, by the way, about David being a sour, embittered grudge-nurser who lives only to replace his ousted sibling. For buried amid all the Blairishly verb-less verities lay one gleaming gem of wisdom. "A family," David would have said, "is a covenant of love." Oh but it is. A scared, unbreakable bond. "A party," he'd have added, "is a covenant of trust." Again, uncommonly true. Where would Labour be today were its senior figures riven by mutual distrust? Yet for all its magnificence, the speech contains one caution for David's admirers. Where Ed's victory address lasted barely 10 minutes, David's, at almost 6,000 words, would have endured an hour at least. Being the Fidel Castro to Ed's pithier Raoul has many charms, but David does seem slightly ill-suited to the soundbite age.
Friday 06 May 2011
Thursday 28 April 2011
"What a waste of Helen Mirren. I hope they paid her loads to make it worthwhile."
Arthur, Jason Winer, 110 mins (12)<br/>TT3D: Closer To The Edge, Richard De Aragues, 103 mins (15)<br/>Pina, Wim Wenders, 103 mins (U)
Sunday 24 April 2011
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
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- 4 Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation