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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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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee