Marcia Wallace had enjoyed a respectable career as a comic actress for two decades before she became the voice of Bart Simpson's cynical and world-weary fourth-grade teacher Edna Krabappel and found worldwide fame among the denizens of Springfield. The sarcastic, chain-smoking, gruff-voiced educationist finally found love in the unlikely arms of the Simpsons' god-fearing neighbour Ned Flanders.
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Wednesday 25 September 2013
Fox wins the rights to Gotham, a new show from the creator of The Mentalist
Film review: Now You See Me starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman and Woody Harrelson
Friday 05 July 2013
Louis Leterrier, 115mins. Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Mélanie Laurent (12A)
Wednesday 08 May 2013
James Holmes, the former PhD-student accused of killing 12 people in Colorado when he opened fire in a cinema during a midnight screening of Batman, intends to plead not guilty by reason of insanity, his lawyers have said.
Sunday 02 December 2012
1901 The year that Queen Victoria died – signalling the end of her eponymous era. This Christmas, however, the festive spirit of the Victorian period lives on at Saltwell Park in Gateshead, which has been transformed by the after-dark arts experience, Enchanted Parks. Visitors can see illuminated installations such as "Glimpses of Victoriana", costumed characters and trees that respond when given a hug. Evenings 5-9 December. Tickets £6. Newcastlegateshead.com
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Early years in Liverpool gave him the perfect voice for John Lennon in the animated ‘Yellow Submarine’ film
Saturday 13 October 2012
St Paul's Cathedral in London yesterday hosted a memorial to Vidal Sassoon, the London-born pioneer of the "bob" hairstyle which epitomised the Swinging Sixties.
Thursday 27 September 2012
From folding up the streets of Paris in Inception to making a magical world fit for a boy wizard in the Harry Potter series, British special effects designers know how to bewitch cinemagoers.
Saturday 18 August 2012
The 1975 movie Jaws can be in people's thoughts when they are paddling out to sea on a lilo. But you don't have to go all the way to a holiday resort for a bit of terror. Next month the Thames will have its own in the form of a shark-fin gliding through the water, before a screening of the fully restored blockbuster.
Monday 13 August 2012
Studio estimates say latest film in the Bourne series took $40.3m (£25.7m) in its opening weekend
Thursday 26 July 2012
Christian Bale, the British star of the Batman films, visited survivors of the Colorado cinema shooting on Tuesday, and thanked medical staff and police officers who responded to the attack that killed 12 people and injured 58 others.
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Citizens rush to arm themselves as public paranoia sparks incidents in other states
- 3 UK chef creates world's most expensive ready meal - a fish pie costing £314
- 4 Food poverty in UK has reached level of 'public health emergency', warn experts
- 5 I’m sure Kate Moss doesn't care about posing for Playboy. But I do