Matt Lucas is to play the twin of comic Harry Hill as the madcap TV Burp star makes his movie debut.
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Thursday 27 December 2012
The Queen of Christmas television?
Wednesday 21 November 2012
The "I Dreamed A Dream" singer wants George Clooney to be in it - and to be played by Julie Walters
Thursday 02 August 2012
E L James's Fifty Shades trilogy has outsold J K Rowling's Harry Potter series on Amazon's UK site. James has sold more than four million copies of her books in print and on Kindle since they went on sale in March, making her the bestselling author of all time at Amazon.co.uk.
Wednesday 20 June 2012
It seems to be open season on the baby-boomer generation in the English theatre at the moment. First we had Love, Love, Love from Mike Bartlett at the Royal Court. Now, in his debut play in the Lyttelton, Stephen Beresford takes a similar, comically sceptical look at the dubious legacy that these folk have bequeathed to their children.
Monday 18 June 2012
Boy magician is being portrayed as the Devil in disguise in Alan Moore's latest graphic novel
Sunday 10 June 2012
When his father (Tom Hanks) is killed on 9/11, a precocious boy sets off around New York in search of people with the surname "Black", believing that one of them will impart a message from his dead dad.
Monday 28 May 2012
Eurocom bringing the adventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione to Microsoft's Kinect peripheral.
Sunday 01 April 2012
Harry Potter stars turned out yesterday at the red carpet opening of a studio tour which gives fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the blockbuster film series.
Tuesday 13 March 2012
Sunshine and warm temperatures come at a price as dry winters result in water shortages
Thursday 08 March 2012
The Greek islands, Portugal and the wider eurozone are disparaged in a new television advertisement promoting domestic tourism.
Thursday 23 February 2012
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has signed a deal to publish her first novel for adults.
Sunday 12 February 2012
Friday 08 July 2011
Julie Walters is on the red carpet at the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Sunday 31 October 2010
I was supposed to go to the filming of The Million Pound Drop last week, the live TV game show in which contestants answer questions to win £1m in cash by placing it on (they hope) the trap door marked with the correct answer. But I missed the show because I didn't get out of work in time. So, in order to slake the thirst of my demons who demand live entertainment wherever possible, I decided to see Billy Elliot: The Musical (inset below) instead.
Thursday 29 July 2010
Willy Russell's scabrous Scousers, Shirley Valentine (Saint Joan of the fitted kitchen units, with all her nosy-neighbour voices) and hairdresser Rita of the Open University, are still going strong after a quarter of a century. They are now as engraved in the national consciousness as Maggie May, resilient streetwalker of the Liverpool docks, or the battling socialist MP Bessie Braddock. This Menier Chocolate Factory transfer, for a summer season at the Trafalgar Studios, presents Russell's two plays in all their wit and vivacity.
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