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Hugo Blick's new conspiracy thriller, The Shadow Line, promises to be a classic of the genre, says Gerard Gilbert
'I once refused a scholarship at the Royal Ballet, so there was quite a frisson going back'
"La bête" is a beast and a fool in French, and it's one of the puzzles in Matthew Warchus's colourfully inflated, Broadway-bound revival of this 1991, 17th-century oddity that you never really know to whom the title refers: the actor, the writer or the patron. These are the three protagonists in a stylish, one-off rhyming text by American playwright David Hirson, and they are played by Mark Rylance, David Hyde Pierce and Joanna Lumley.
MoD papers from 2007 reveal questions over relocation charges paid by veterans
Prime Minister Gordon Brown told Gurkha campaigner Joanna Lumley today he was "sorry" over comments made about her by a Government minister.
Minister attacks campaigner's 'silence' as inquiry is launched into donations solicited in Nepal
In recent years Joanna Lumley has been more often found in the corridors of Westminster than on the boards of the West End. However, this summer she will return to the London stage for the first time in 15 years to star in a revival of the historical comedy, La Bête.
Joanna Lumley's de facto state visit to Nepal continued yesterday as the star of Absolutely Fabulous had tea with the President, gave the Prime Minister a scarf and greeted yet more thankful Gurkhas with their traditional war cry "Ayo Gurkhali!" ("The Gurkhas are coming")
For months they have followed her every move with rapt attention from the other side of the world, but today the Gurkhas of Nepal finally got to meet a woman that many of them have come to regard as a goddess.
Among the Gurkha villages scattered across the foothills of the Himalayas they call her the "daughter of Nepal".
It is the celebrity endorsement that all the major political parties would have loved to receive. But Joanna Lumley, who shamed ministers into granting immigration rights to Gurkha veterans, has given her backing in next week's European elections to the Greens.
With her triumphant espousal of the Gurkhas' cause, a much-loved actress has added political clout to her very English brand of charm
For more than a quarter of a century, Bob Spiers proved a master of directing intelligently written, madcap television sitcoms that proved groundbreaking and far removed from the mainstream of television comedy.
Actress Joanna Lumley stood alongside hundreds of Gurkhas today to campaign for justice.
A triumphant end to her long battle to allow Gurkhas to settle in Britain