The Stage Debut Awards: Meet theatre's hottest new stars

September 17, 2017 9:59 pm0 comments
The Stage Debut Awards: Meet theatre's hottest new stars

The first ever Stage Debut Awards took place on Sunday – recognising new talent in the British theatre industry. Amber Riley and John Boyega were both nominated for one of the night’s top prizes, but lost out to the lead actor in Bat Out of Hell. Andrew Polec, the star […]

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Wire star calls for more opportunities for black British actors

September 16, 2017 10:39 pm0 comments
Wire star calls for more opportunities for black British actors

The US star of The Wire has called for more opportunities for black British actors to stop them heading abroad. “They’re going where the work is,” said Clarke Peters, who played detective Lester Freamon in the TV crime drama. “When Britain decides to build up its film industry and compete, […]

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Cult actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

September 15, 2017 11:00 pm0 comments
Cult actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

Actor Harry Dean Stanton, known for his roles in films like The Godfather II, Alien and Cool Hand Luke, has died of natural causes at the age of 91. The Kentucky-born star had a career which spanned more than six decades, appearing in dozens of films, including 1984’s Paris, Texas […]

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Jake Gyllenhaal film slated over amputee casting

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Jake Gyllenhaal film slated over amputee casting

A new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a man who lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombings is under fire for not casting a disabled actor in the role. The Ruderman Family Foundation, which supports people with disabilities, said his casting was proof of “Hollywood’s ongoing systemic discrimination.” “We […]

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Niall Horan: 'One Direction's first gig was a disaster'

September 14, 2017 11:26 pm0 comments
Niall Horan: 'One Direction's first gig was a disaster'

Whatever you do, don’t ask Niall Horan about One Direction’s concert debut. “I never want to talk about that gig again,” grimaces the star. “Worst night of my life. The worst One Direction show ever.” The band were less than a year old when they played the Watford Colosseum in […]

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TV broadcasters 'failing to represent society' says Ofcom report

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TV broadcasters 'failing to represent society' says Ofcom report

Broadcasters are failing to represent society, with a lack of diversity among staff, Ofcom has warned. The broadcasting watchdog says women, ethnic minority groups and disabled people are all under-represented. Its chief executive Sharon White said many of the “shocking” results will “concern the whole industry”. Ofcom’s report looked at […]

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