The actor Emma Thompson has spoken out this week in favour of gender-blind casting, admitting her particular desire to play the role of Sherlock Holmes.
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Tuesday 28 February 2012
And the winner is... Yes, after the Oscars, who can doubt that the brothers Weinstein, Harvey and his younger sibling Bob, are back on top in Hollywood? The Weinstein Company distributed The Artist in the US, and orchestrated its campaign to win Best Picture, and that wasn't the only one of the firm's movies taking plaudits.
Monday 27 February 2012
What was clear last night is that the Oscars are now a surprise-free zone. By the time the statuettes are dished out on a Sunday night in late February, there have been so many other awards ceremonies already that it is already ordained what will win.
Sunday 26 February 2012
Who really deserves to win and who was disgracefully left off the shortlist?
Friday 24 February 2012
A coroner today opened Australia's fourth inquest into the most notorious and bitterly controversial legal drama in the nation's history: the 1980 death of a nine-week-old baby whose parents say was taken by a dingo from her tent in the Australian Outback.
Friday 20 January 2012
Silent film The Artist swept the board tonight when it won three awards at the London Film Critics' Circle awards.
Saturday 07 January 2012
For the first time, the British public can see in graphic detail on cinema screens throughout the country why the woman they elected three times as Prime Minister was unceremoniously bundled out of office by her fellow Conservative MPs.
Friday 06 January 2012
David Cameron today stepped in to the row over the Iron Lady, claiming the film should have been made "another day".
Sunday 01 January 2012
Friday 30 December 2011
The actress' preparation for the role of Margaret Thatcher was cut short, but she was still able to identify with the divisive leader, says Clemency Burton-Hill
Wednesday 16 November 2011
Monday 22 August 2011
The idea that a former prime minister should simply shut up would once have been considered absurd
Sunday 17 July 2011
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Two-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep has been transformed for her role as former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher - complete with the Iron Lady's trademark hairdo.
Thursday 20 January 2011
Meryl Streep turned up to watch Prime Minister's Questions at Britain's Houses of Parliament yesterday to research for a film role.
Thursday 20 January 2011
Meryl Streep's down there." "Meryl Streep? What, literally? Where?"
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