Sex, death, money... Cronenberg takes R-Patz for a spin
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Wednesday 11 April 2012
The British film and television production industry is dominated by the middle-classes who “hoard” opportunities and benefit from family ties, new research has found.
Friday 02 September 2011
Friday 17 June 2011
Friday 04 March 2011
Tuesday 15 February 2011
The actress Maxine Peake has attacked what she believes is the continuing class snobbery within the television industry.
Sunday 18 July 2010
Friday 18 June 2010
In the land of the dispossessed, belonging is king. Feeling loved is the antidote to the trauma of abandonment, the Holy Grail sought by Lauren Socha in Samantha Morton's The Unloved, a semi-biographical tale of children in care.
Friday 23 April 2010
May she rot in hell the headlines screamed when Myra Hindley died in November 2002. Yet even the prospect that the Moors Murderess is now enduring eternal damnation in the firey pit doesn't seem to have caused the memory of her and her crimes to burn any less fiercely in the public imagination. Since her death, there have been several 'personal' accounts published, purporting to reveal what she was really like (often by those who scarcely knew her), two prize-winning TV dramas starring Maxine Peake and Samantha Morton, and now there is Carol Ann Lee's biography. Hindley, it seems, continues to intrigue us from beyond the grave every bit as much as she did during her long incarceration for her part, alongside her lover Ian Brady, in the murder of five youngsters in and around Manchester between 1963 and 1966.
Friday 19 February 2010
First shown on Channel 4 last year, this drama about an 11-year-old girl who ends up in a care home has the grit of lived experience.
Sunday 07 February 2010
Monday 18 January 2010
Artist Fiona Banner has been invited to create an installation for Tate Britain, eight years after plastering the gallery's space with a vivid description of a pornographic film.
Wednesday 16 September 2009
Tuesday 01 September 2009
Musician and actor Goldie paid tribute today to the social workers who helped him as a young man as he backed a national campaign to improve the image of the profession and attract more people to it.
Tuesday 01 September 2009
A number of big-name actors – including the Oscar-nominated Samantha Morton – have lent their support to a government campaign to recruit more than 5,000 new social workers.
Friday 29 May 2009
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
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