Mel Gibson's absence from the press conference supporting his new film did not stop him dominating proceedings.
It is a poignant film about a man with depression who finds salvation through a beaver glove puppet he takes everywhere and speaks through. More poignant still may be this: its star needs a little salvation himself and, according to the first weekend box office, this isn't the performance that will provide it.
Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Paul Ritter, Mark Strong
Only a few months ago he was considered toxic in Hollywood. Now he is back on the silver screen
Prosecutors have a "strong case" to support filing criminal charges against Mel Gibson for allegedly hitting Oksana Grigorieva.
A movie trailer has arrived, bearing a much-anticipated first look at Mel Gibson's potentially career-saving performance in The Beaver: a family drama about a man who self-cures his crippling depression by talking things through with a beaver-shaped hand puppet.
The bigger they are, the harder they fall – and few Hollywood heroes have landed harder than Mel Gibson. Some observers believe he can claw his way back – if he has the guts. Guy Adams assesses his chances
To the makers of the latest Mad Max film, the harsh outback landscapes around the town of Broken Hill seemed the perfect backdrop for a movie set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
In recent years, Mel Gibson has made anti-Semitic remarks, his marriage has ended, and he has only directed. Now he is back to acting and parenthood. By Gill Pringle
Riches need not be an embarrassment, as Nicky Henderson knows. On the day jump racing emerged from its shutdown, the Lambourn-based trainer added to his stable's formidable armoury in the novice chase division when Mad Max made a most satisfactory start to his career over fences. The giant eight-year-old, 5-6 favourite for the Novices' Chase, put himself right into the Cheltenham equation with a near-perfect display of jumping under Barry Geraghty and some eye-catching changes of gear on ground rendered testing as rain followed melting snow.
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Patrick McGoohan, the creator and star of cult classic The Prisoner, has died aged 80, it was confirmed today.
The Australian actor, writer, producer and director Michael Pate had an enormously prolific career – he was in such demand in 1953 that Columbia Pictures wrote to the director of the film El Alamein, in which he was appearing, asking him to "Please kill Michael Pate before noon". But he is possibly best remembered as the writer, producer and director of the popular film Tim (1979) which gave Mel Gibson, who played a handsome but backward young man who is nurtured by a middle-aged woman (Piper Laurie), his first major opportunity.
Roland Emmerich's junk epic promises an odyssey "into a mythical age of prophecies and gods, when spirits rule the land and mighty mammoths shake the earth" – which sounds like a Spinal Tap concept album but plays more like a junior and less gory version of Apocalypto.
The Australian-born film actor and former Oscar nominee Heath Ledger was found dead in a New York apartment yesterday in what appeared to be a drugs overdose. He was aged 28 and leaves behind a two-year-old daughter.