The British actress admires Julian Fellowes after he helped launch her career
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Wednesday 14 November 2012
Tuesday 13 November 2012
Having been so busy on the campaign trail up until last week, you can understand why America’s First Lady Michelle Obama is keen to curl up on the sofa with a decent box set.
Saturday 10 November 2012
'I want to cuddle Boris Johnson'
Thursday 08 November 2012
Rory McIlroy tees off at the Singapore Open today requiring a top-three finish to seal the European money list. Having already claimed that mantle on the PGA Tour, McIlroy would emulate Luke Donald last year in doubling up.
Monday 05 November 2012
Downton Abbey creator would like to introduce black or Asian characters into the period drama set in an English country home.
Monday 05 November 2012
Downton Abbey star Dame Maggie Smith has dismissed reports she was at the centre of a heart scare.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Daphne Slater was just 19 when the critics praised her Juliet at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon.
Meat cleavers at dawn: Imelda Staunton beats Sweeney Todd co-star Michael Ball to theatre awards gong
Monday 29 October 2012
He may have been the demon barber brandishing the cleaver, but Imelda Staunton has been proven stronger than her Sweeney Todd co-star Michael Ball after she beat him to win best performance in a musical at the Theatre Awards UK.
Thursday 11 October 2012
Julie Walters has revealed how she loosened up on the set of her upcoming period film Effie - by demanding a more comfortable corset.
Friday 05 October 2012
“It's death to be understood,” declares Galactia, the 16th century artist-heroine of Scenes from an Execution. But the fact remains that this 1986 play is one of Howard Barker's most accessible and stringently witty works - a searching study of the fraught relationship between artist, patron, critic and political culture.
Monday 20 August 2012
“I’m sick of playing people who have been hit by spades”, laments Marek Larwood in his debut solo show. It’s not clear whether he is offering this slapstick stereotyping as a reason for his permanently startled expression, but there’s little doubt that the 36-year-old has a face for comedy.
Saturday 18 August 2012
TV pick of the week
Thursday 16 August 2012
Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch has launched a verbal tirade against Downton Abbey calling its second series "fucking atrocious".
Friday 20 July 2012
America's love affair with British television drama continues to flourish after a host of UK talent received Emmy nominations, with Downton Abbey leading the charge.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
American viewers couldn't get enough of the class snobbery and grandeur of Downton Abbey. But will the misery of the East End's post-war slums prove quite as appealing when Call The Midwife becomes the latest British drama to cross the Atlantic?
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