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Maggie Gyllenhaal is going to star in a new BBC spy drama

Maggie Gyllenhaal to star in BBC2 spy thriller The Honourable Woman

Oscar-nominated Hollywood actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is to star as a high-flying businesswoman in a new BBC spy thriller.

Willow Smith is said to be planning a comeback

Willow 'Daughter of Will' Smith really is the comeback kid

Attempted comebacks in the entertainment world are frequent, but few get to contemplate one before their 13th birthday. But then, not everyone has had Willow Smith’s early success.

Postcard from... Copenhagen

The Sundance Film Festival is taking place in Park City, Utah

Sundance party-goers shocked by rude antics at lewder-than-expected bash

A prestigious Hollywood agency has had to apologise after a lewder-than-expected party at the Sundance Film Festival shocked its guests.

Also showing: Won't Back Down and Movie 43

Won't Back Down (121 mins, PG)

Country Strong (12A)

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw

First Night: The Graham Norton Show, BBC1

Relief at the BBC as Norton plays it safe in Ross's shoes

Album: Ryan Bingham, Junky Star (Lost Highway)

The scent of mythologisation pervades RB's airspace like some pongy Texan cactus.

Designed for bunion sufferers, adopted by fashion followers

The clip-clop of new footwear trends usually heard marching on the high street as the autumn season approaches is being drowned out by the sturdy shuffle of a shoe designed not to turn heads but to cure bunions.

DVD: Nanny McPhee & the Big Bang, For retail & rental (Universal)

Emma Thompson's magical, hairy-warted nursemaid is back, this time visiting a farm in the 1940s, where Maggie Gyllenhaal is struggling while her husband's at war.

DVD: Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (U)

Did we need a sequel to Emma Thompson's nanny caper? Mary Poppins didn't even get one and it was a spoonful of sugar more inventive than this.

DVD: Crazy Heart (15)

Was Jeff "The Dude" Bridges owed an Oscar? Absolutely. For many exquisite performances, from Starman to The Big Lebowski to Fearless.

DVD: Crazy Heart

Crazy Heart is somewhere between a hardluck and a good-luck story. Jeff Bridges may be a chain-smoking, bourbon-soaked country music has-been, reduced to playing shows in bowling alleys.

Nanny Mcphee and the Big Bang (U)

Second time out for the warty child wrangler with magic powers in her walking stick.

Win tickets to the premiere of 'Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang'

To celebrate the release of Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang, in cinemas on 26th March, we’ve teamed up with Universal to give one lucky winner a chance to win a pair tickets to the UK premiere on 24th March in London.

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