Hywel Bennett, star of television and film, dies aged 73

Hywel Bennett, star of television and film, dies aged 73

Actor Hywel Bennett, known for his roles in Shelley and EastEnders, has died aged 73, his agent has confirmed. The Carmathenshire-born actor’s roles included 1960s films The Family Way, with Hayley and John Mills, and The Virgin Soldiers, with Lynn Redgrave. But it was in the long-running sitcom Shelley that he made his name. Bennett – whose other television roles included Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Pennies from Heaven – played the title role in…

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6 Gorgeous U.K. Wedding Venues from Film and Television

Jul. 26th, 2017 The U.K. is one of the most historically rich destinations in the world, from the castles of Scotland to the iconic country estates dotted around the English countryside, each with their own fascinating story to tell and plethora of famous ex-residents. So varied and culturally significant are these buildings that visitors from all over the globe frequently visit the UK simply to tour some of these stunning locations, from commercial ventures like…

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James Bond 25: New film announced – but where's Daniel Craig?

James Bond 25: New film announced – but where's Daniel Craig?

The 25th official James Bond film will be released in November 2019, producers have confirmed. The currently-untitled movie will be written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who worked on the last six films. But it has not yet been announced whether Daniel Craig will return to play Bond for the fifth time. The BBC understands the actor has not yet signed a contract, but The New York Times reports his return to the role…

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Van Dyke apology: Were there worse UK accents on film?

Van Dyke apology: Were there worse UK accents on film?

US actor Dick Van Dyke has apologised for what he called his “atrocious Cockney accent” in Mary Poppins, more than half a century after he played Bert the chimney sweep in the 1964 film. But the peculiarities of UK accents seem notoriously hard for foreign actors to master – so who also stands out for their bad British delivery? 1. Dick Van Dyke – Bert, Mary Poppins (1964) Van Dyke, who is from the US…

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New Netflix film about anorexia divides eating disorder activists

New Netflix film about anorexia divides eating disorder activists

A new Netflix film, which tells the story of a woman suffering from anorexia, is dividing opinion. To The Bone comes out on Friday and follows 20-year-old Ellen as she’s sent to an unconventional treatment centre. Some charities are worried it will “glamorise” the eating disorder. But the film’s director Marti Noxon, who overcame anorexia herself, says she wants it to act as a “conversation starter about an issue that is too often clouded by…

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Spreading cancer caught on film

Spreading cancer caught on film

Media playback is unsupported on your device The way in which every single cancer cell spreads around the body has been captured in videos by a team in Japan. The normal body tissues show up as green, while the cancer comes out as intense red spots. The team, at the University of Tokyo and the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center, says the technology will help explain the deadly process. The research is on mice so far,…

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Film critic Barry Norman dies

Film critic Barry Norman dies

Film critic Barry Norman has died aged 83, his family says. The journalist and former BBC presenter died in his sleep on Friday night. A statement from his daughters, Samantha and Emma, called him “remarkable”, adding: “He had a great life, a wonderful marriage and an enviable career.” Norman hosted BBC One’s “Film…” show between 1972 and 1998 – its longest running host – as well as writing for the Daily Mail and the Guardian….

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9 stars who turned down great film roles

9 stars who turned down great film roles

John Lithgow as The Joker? It’s not as crackpot as it appears, as the star of The Crown was once in the frame to play the comic book supervillain. Correction: The lanky 71-year-old was actually tapped to play Batman’s cackling nemesis TWICE – first in a Joe Dante movie that never got made, and again in Tim Burton’s 1989 blockbuster. “My worst audition was for Tim Burton for Batman,” Lithgow revealed ahead of this year’s…

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