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Thandie Newton: Telling my children about Star Wars role was sweet as a nut

Thandie Newton: Telling my children about Star Wars role was sweet as a nut

Thandie Newton has said it was “sweet as a nut” to tell her children that she had landed a role in Star Wars spin-off film Solo. The actress, who is known for roles in TV series including Line Of Duty and Westworld, and films such as Crash and Mission: Impossible 2, said her children are largely uninterested in or are […]

Shirley Ballas: I never had a spat with Brendan Cole

Shirley Ballas: I never had a spat with Brendan Cole

Strictly Come Dancing’s Shirley Ballas has addressed her so-called row with Brendan Cole, insisting the pair “never had a spat”. The 57-year-old head judge and the professional dancer appeared to clash on air during the last series of the One show over his tango with Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins. Speaking on ITV’s Loose Women, Ballas said: “I never had […]

Liam Neeson ‘in talks‘ to star opposite Chris Hemsworth in Men in Black spin-off

Liam Neeson ‘in talks‘ to star opposite Chris Hemsworth in Men in Black spin-off

While he‘s best known for a series of hard-hitting action flicks in recent years, it looks like Liam Neeson may be flexing his comedic muscles for a new role. Variety reports that the Northern Irish actor is in talks to star opposite Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in the new Men in Black spin off. The original movie, released in […]

Channel 4 offers free airtime for ads challenging sexist portrayal of women

Channel 4 offers free airtime for ads challenging sexist portrayal of women

Channel 4 is offering £1 million of free airtime for an advertising campaign which challenges the “stereotypes, objectification and sexualisation of women”. Brands and agencies have been asked to come up with ideas which challenge the portrayal of women in adverts. The announcement comes after Channel 4’s gender pay gap was revealed to be more than 10% above the national average, despite […]

Andrew Scott joins Old Vic’s 200th birthday celebrations

Andrew Scott joins Old Vic’s 200th birthday celebrations

Sherlock star Andrew Scott is reprising one of his early stage roles to mark the bicentenary of The Old Vic. Scott first performed in Sea Wall, penned by The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time playwright Simon Stephens, at the Bush Theatre in 2008. STOP what you are doing and clear your plans from 18 – 30 June, because […]

Sir Rod Stewart rocks up in Rome with fur-lined loafers

Sir Rod Stewart rocks up in Rome with fur-lined loafers

Rocker Sir Rod Stewart unveiled some fancy footwear when he went to see the Pope. The star, 73, and wife Penny Lancaster, 47, attended a general audience with Pope Francis, at St Peter’s Square in the Vatican. He donned a floral shirt and – peeping out from under his intricately patterned trousers – designer, fur-lined loafers. Loose Women panellist Lancaster […]

BFI scheme offers young people trainee positions on Star Wars film

BFI scheme offers young people trainee positions on Star Wars film

Thirty trainees will be offered jobs on the next Star Wars film as part of a programme that gives young people from under-represented backgrounds the chance to work in the industry. The BFI (British Film Institute) and Lucasfilm announced the the next round of the BFI Film Academy Future Skills programme at a special presentation of Solo: A Star Wars […]