Post Tagged with: "Dame"

Meryl Streep and Dame Judi Dench speak out about Harvey Weinstein

October 9, 2017 11:11 am0 comments
Meryl Streep and Dame Judi Dench speak out about Harvey Weinstein

Meryl Streep has spoken out against producer Harvey Weinstein in the wake of the sexual harassment claims that saw him being fired by his own company. In a statement first published by the Huffington Post, the star said she was “appalled” by the “disgraceful” news. She went on to praise […]

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Dame Kiri Te Kanawa 'won't sing in public again'

September 13, 2017 12:25 am0 comments
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa 'won't sing in public again'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, one of opera’s most celebrated stars, has told the BBC she will never sing in public again. Dame Kiri, 73, said she stopped performing a year ago, but had not announced her retirement until now. “I don’t want to […]

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Dame Vera Lynn's secrets for a long life

March 20, 2017 5:00 am0 comments
Dame Vera Lynn's secrets for a long life

A pair of Spitfires will fly over the white cliffs of Dover to celebrate Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday on Monday. Known as the World War Two “forces’ sweetheart”, Dame Vera’s photograph has also been projected onto the cliffs. Asked for her advice on how to live a long life, […]

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Adrian Cheng & Dame Vivienne Westwood’s New Exhibition Fuses Art with Eco-Sensitive Fashion

February 7, 2017 12:33 am0 comments
Adrian Cheng & Dame Vivienne Westwood’s New Exhibition Fuses Art with Eco-Sensitive Fashion

Photos Credit: K11 Art Foundation Adrian Cheng, the young Chinese cultural entrepreneur, melds East and West so well: he was born in China, completed his higher education at Harvard, comes from a well-established family, and is under 40. His goals involve creating branded spaces, called K11 Art Malls, for young […]

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Dame Shirley Bassey 'couldn't sing' after death of daughter

December 22, 2016 11:38 pm0 comments
Dame Shirley Bassey 'couldn't sing' after death of daughter

Dame Shirley Bassey has revealed that her daughter’s death 30 years ago left her unable to sing for six months. In a TV special to mark her upcoming 80th birthday, the Welsh singer said she had quickly returned to performing “after a week of being alone”. “I walked on the […]

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Dame Zaha Hadid's Brit Awards statuette design unveiled

November 30, 2016 10:39 pm0 comments
Dame Zaha Hadid's Brit Awards statuette design unveiled

Next year’s Brit Awards statuette, which was designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid, has been unveiled. The British-Iraqi architect started work on the project three months before she died in March. Five different statues have been revealed, but only one – a depiction of Britannia with her hips to […]

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Child sex abuse inquiry: Dame Lowell Goddard must explain resignation, say MPs

October 15, 2016 10:55 am0 comments
Child sex abuse inquiry: Dame Lowell Goddard must explain resignation, say MPs

MPs have asked the former head of the child sex abuse inquiry to explain her departure amid concerns the government was aware of misconduct claims. Dame Lowell Goddard quit in August but denied a report on Friday alleging misconduct and racism against her. The most senior civil servant in the […]

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Daisy Ridley and Dame Judi Dench on board for Murder on the Orient Express

September 30, 2016 6:22 pm0 comments
Daisy Ridley and Dame Judi Dench on board for Murder on the Orient Express

Dame Judi Dench and Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley form part of Sir Kenneth Branagh’s starry cast in his new film of Murder on the Orient Express. Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Pena and Sir Derek Jacobi will also have roles in the latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1934 mystery […]

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Rio Paralympics 2016: Dame Sarah Storey leads GB medal haul

September 9, 2016 5:08 am0 comments

Media playback is not supported on this device All the gold medal-winning action and best moments from day one of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Available to UK users only. You can listen to extensive coverage of the Paralympics on BBC Radio 5 live and watch it on […]

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Dame Helen Mirren to appear in Fast and Furious 8

June 16, 2016 11:36 am0 comments
Dame Helen Mirren to appear in Fast and Furious 8

Dame Helen Mirren has revealed she is to appear in the eighth instalment of the Fast and the Furious franchise. The British actress told Elle magazine she had accepted the role on condition she is allowed to do her own driving. “I said, ‘I’ll be in it, but only if […]

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