Craig says no decision on more Bond

Craig says no decision on more Bond

Spectre: Daniel Craig says no decision on more Bond 22 October 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Reuters Image caption Spectre is Daniel Craig’s fourth stint as 007 Daniel Craig has said he has not made any decisions about whether he will carry on playing James Bond. The actor, on his fourth outing as 007 in Spectre, had told Time Out magazine that he would “rather slash [his] wrists” than make a…

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Five star reviews greet new Bond movie

Five star reviews greet new Bond movie

Spectre: Five star reviews greet new Bond movie 22 October 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright MGM/Columbia/Eon Image caption Daniel Craig makes his fourth big-screen appearance as Bond in the eagerly awaited film Critics have given the new James Bond film an enthusiastic welcome, with one saluting it as “pure action mayhem”. Spectre, The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw continued in his five-star review, is “terrifically exciting, spectacular [and] uproariously entertaining”. The Times said…

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Chris Rock to host 2016 Oscars

Chris Rock to host 2016 Oscars

Chris Rock to host 2016 Oscars 21 October 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chris Rock last presented the Oscars in 2005 Chris Rock is returning to host next year’s Oscars ceremony, its producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin have announced. The actor and comedian previously hosted the 77th annual Academy Awards in 2005, when the reception to his opening monologue and some controversial jokes was mixed. “I’m…

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Fans 'left weeping' as 1D cancel show

Fans 'left weeping' as 1D cancel show

One Direction cancel Belfast concert as Liam Payne falls ill 20 October 2015 From the section Northern Ireland Image copyright PA Image caption Liam Payne (L) and his band mates sold out three shows in Belfast One Direction have cancelled a Belfast concert at the last minute after band member Liam Payne became sick and could not go on stage. They had been due to play the first of three gigs at the SSE Arena…

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Walking Dead star's play to hit Broadway

Walking Dead star's play to hit Broadway

Walking Dead star’s play hits Broadway with Lupita Nyong’o 20 October 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lupita Nyong’o’s (left) role in Eclipsed by Danai Gurira (right) marks her stage debut Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is to star on Broadway in Eclipsed, a play written by Walking Dead actress Danai Gurira, according to reports. Eclipsed is a hard-hitting drama about women captured and raped by a Liberian rebel…

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Frenzied reaction to Star Wars trailer

Frenzied reaction to Star Wars trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Frenzied social media reaction to trailer 20 October 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright DISNEY/LUCASFILM Image caption The film is set for released this Christmas The final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has debuted online and has been met with considerable acclaim. The film, the seventh in the series, reunites original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. They are joined by British newcomers…

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Oyelowo and Craig to star in Othello

Oyelowo and Craig to star in Othello

David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig to star in Othello 19 October 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright PA/Getty Images Image caption Both David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig have a long list of theatre credits to their names British stars David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig are to star together in an Off Broadway production of Shakespeare’s Othello next autumn. The James Bond actor will star as Iago in the play staged by the…

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Bond music is 'delicate' balance

Bond music is 'delicate' balance

Thomas Newman says scoring Bond films is ‘delicate’ balance By Mark Savage Music reporter 19 October 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Sony Pictures Bond composer Thomas Newman says movie scores should be unobtrusive, otherwise they upset the balance of the film. “The experience of a film is immersive and music is supposed to underline and help that experience,” he told BBC Radio 3’s In Tune. “If you notice it, maybe its…

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