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You win an Oscar, your career is set, yes? Not necessarily – it's what you do next that counts, says Geoffrey Macnab
Theatre: I went to see the ENO's 'Tales of Hoffmann'. There's some great singing from everyone. The production was very entertaining and a bit wacky in places, which appeals to me. It's quite a long opera, but Richard Jones's production didn't feel like it. I sat in the dress circle for the very first time – I usually sit in the stalls – and enjoyed champagne in the intervals. I think this production would also appeal to newcomers to opera. It was a worthwhile night out, and nice to be on the other side of the curtain.
Sloths are all the rage but, asks Simon Usborne, what is it about the curious creatures that appeals to us?
Why are sloths the darling of the internet? Simon Usborne studies the science of our obsession with furry animals
I've always loved the idea of playing an inspiring, rabble-rousing teacher I had an amazing teacher at my school called Alastair Langlands, who introduced me to my first love: storytelling. He made language, words and poetry magical, which has stayed with me. It's what attracted me to the role of a drama teacher in [my new film] Hunky Dory.
Silent film The Artist has won six awards including best picture, best actress and best director at France's answer to the Academy Awards.
All film-makers are searching for the secrets of Oscar success. But the formula is pretty straightforward, as Daniel Bettridge explains...
One Day author David Nicholls talks about adaptations, aging characters and having a tough act to follow
It was nearly 10 years ago that I was thinking maybe it was time to calm down a bit and settle down. Then I met Rankin. I got a call from his office saying he was doing his first short [autobiographical] film and he wanted someone to play him, so we met at a bar in Soho.
My parents were... practically strangers when they married. My mother was in love with someone else, and my father couldn't keep his hands off her. Once over the threshold, she became his maid.
Charles 'Bubba' Smith has been found dead at his Los Angeles home.
Patrick Dempsey says the current season of 'Grey's Anatomy' will be "his last".
One of the most lucrative franchises in American television once more revolves around Two and a Half Men, after Ashton Kutcher was hired to replace Charlie Sheen in the sitcom he was fired from in spectacular fashion almost three months ago.
Charlie Sheen's Los Angeles mansion was raided by police last night.
Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realises he wants something else.