October 24 2014 Latest news:
Since he last graced these pages in the suspenseful aftermath of Sherlock’s second series, the snowballing success of the BBC drama has seen Mark Gatiss become one of the most coveted minds in television.
A group of men crossing England from coast to coast doesn’t exactly sound like a barrel of laughs, but a new British film manages to be both big-hearted and very funny.
‘I never set out to do any acting at all, but it kind of came my way really and now I think I like it more than magic.” Ali Cook, who made it onto our TV screens as a critically acclaimed magician and comedian, is starring in a new summer thriller The Anomaly, directed by and starring Noel Clarke.
The inspiration for Amma Asante’s latest movie Belle sprang from an 18th century portrait that once hung in Kenwood House.
On my way into East Finchley’s Phoenix Cinema, a man handed me a leaflet demanding No More Austerity; once inside the doors, the small foyer was packed with people, there wasn’t even any space on the stairs.
When George Weisz took the lead in bringing a film to screen about the first female rabbi, little did he realise what a family collaboration it would become.
Emma Thompson was quoted recently as saying she doesn’t pick her film roles with awards in mind. That much is evident from her latest movie The Love Punch, one of those jolly Brit rom-coms in which the actors seem to be having more fun than the audience.
For 18 months, Ian Long has been running a popular Friday cinema club at West Hampstead Community Centre in Dornfell Street. Here he writes about the club which usually adds interest by inviting directors, writers or actors involved in the film along to talk to the audience.
Denis Lawson was the first of the new faces to join New Tricks, the BBC’s long-running cop show. Compared to Dennis Waterman, Nicholas Lyndhurst or the man he replaced, James Bolam, Lawson seems to have drifted to the top of the British thespian fraternity without ever landing that defining role.
A boutique arts festival of words and music runs in Hampstead next month. The small but perfectly formed programme of events takes place at St John’s Downshire Hill and Burgh House, in New End Square, from November 1 to 22.
With an Evita revival running in the West End, there seems a trend for musicals about despotic, spendthrift self-styled women-of-the-people who married international leaders.
Award winning sculptor and artist Jane McAdam Freud is the daughter of artist Lucian Freud and great-grand-daughter of Sigmund Freud.
Her exhibition Dance of Disapproval War Works runs at the London Jewish Cultural Centre until November 10 and includes works created while she was artist in residence at the Freud Museum in 2005/6. She talks to Features Editor Bridget Galton about art, family and legacy.
The London Lions are the only professional basketball team in the capital, based at the state-of-the-art Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.