Thirty years after the Yorkshire Ripper's reign of terror was finally brought to an end, fears over a new serial killer returned yesterday to haunt the city of Bradford.
The new generation of British actresses know each other, and many have appeared in the same films and TV dramas. James Mottram reports on a remarkable flowering of fresh talent
This breezy tale of two American tourists (Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall) who have their hormones and preconceptions shaken by two Spanish artists (Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz) is the return to form Woody Allen fans had given up hoping for.
The rock musical that has drawn stars including Bono and Bruce Springsteen to the stalls is taking its success into the West End later this month.
Acclaimed in America, but British awards ignore director and star of 'Happy Go Lucky'
Slumdog Millionaire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button each received 11 nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards today.
On paper, 24-year-old VV Brown certainly has the makings of a star – beauty, a big voice and, crucially, the backing of a major record label. Add to that her penchant for retro-soul and success on a huge scale seems a foregone conclusion.
Last May, at the Cannes press conference for Woody Allen's new film, all the talk was of Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson, until journalists started to ask, "Who's the English actress?" That actress is Rebecca Hall, and she comprehensively steals the show in Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She plays an uptight American abroad, and her spiky performance has earned her a nomination in the forthcoming Golden Globes. Cannes exposure was a heady experience for 26-year-old Hall, but it wasn't her first screen success. She made her film debut in the 2006 Britcom Starter for 10, then made a strong impression in The Prestige.
His smouldering looks and on-screen presence usually do the talking. But this time it is what the Oscar-winning Spanish actor Javier Bardem has said that has landed him in trouble with his compatriots.
In the past two years Rebecca Hall has appeared in a host of successful films. And earlier this year she fulfilled a lifetime ambition by starring in a Woody Allen production.
Director's latest film features his trademark wit – and a kiss between Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz