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Friday 29 March 2013
Richard Griffiths, who has died aged 65, was a character actor with a touch of genius about him. He often played borderline creepy types - the camp uncle, the school teacher with amorous designs on his pupils - but he brought such humour and pathos to these roles that you always rooted for him.
'My beloved Uncle Monty': Tributes pour in for Withnail And I actor Richard Griffiths following death at 65
Friday 29 March 2013
Born in North Yorkshire, Griffiths was famous for his roles in the Harry Potter series, Withnail And I, and The History Boys
Friday 01 March 2013
The Shard might have only transformed London's skyline last year, and its viewing platform only opened to the public a fortnight ago, but it has already been featured (and shattered, in fact) in an episode of Doctor Who.
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Love is in the air for the stars of the Doctor Who Christmas Day special.
Saturday 12 May 2012
My parents were... understandably worried when I told them that I wanted to be a professional actor, because in Swaziland, where I grew up, there was no prospect of earning a living doing that.
Friday 30 March 2012
A Spall victory
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.
Saturday 06 August 2011
Who knew that the actor Paul McGann has signed the Official Secrets Act? More to the point, who knows why? The Act may be renowned for keeping some pretty trivial things secret, such as the number of Rich Tea biscuits consumed at the MoD, but really, what could McGann of all people possibly know that would place the realm in mortal peril?
Friday 29 July 2011
Thursday 28 July 2011
Thursday 24 February 2011
It was used as the backdrop for one of the most recognisable scenes in the cult film Withnail and I. Now The Mother Black Cap, where the characters played by Richard E Grant and Paul McGann were accused of being "perfumed ponces", has been knocked down to make way for flats.
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.
Friday 17 December 2010
Sunday 31 January 2010
- 1 Pope Francis: Being an atheist is alright as long as you do good
- 2 'He was always smiling': Lee Rigby named as Woolwich victim
- 3 'Sickening, deluded and unforgivable': Horrific attack brings terror to London’s streets
- 4 'Something passed underneath us, quite close': Airbus A320 has close encounter with UFO
- 5 Lord of the Sings: Sir Christopher Lee, 91, to release heavy metal album
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