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A still from the movie Picture: Alex Melman

‘Bittersweet comedy’ film Downhill proves far from a walk in the park for actor Richard Lumsden

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.

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Ali Cook, starring in The Anomaly

Magician Ali Cook turns spy for Noel Clarke’s The Anomaly

‘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.

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Costumes used in new film Belle will be on display at Kenwood House

How a Kenwood House painting inspired director Amma Asante’s ‘Belle’

The inspiration for Amma Asante’s latest movie Belle sprang from an 18th century portrait that once hung in Kenwood House.

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Ken Loach at Phoenix Cinema

Ken Loach’s rally cry for social justice is as loud as ever

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.

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Rachel Weisz at the premiere for Agora at the Palais de Festival during the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, France.

Rachel Weisz lends voice to father’s film about world’s first female rabbi

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.

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Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, Celia Imrie and Timothy Spall

How Emma Thompson scared James Bond filming The Love Punch

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.

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Conrad Veidt inside his home in Platt's Lane

Hampstead’s ‘London Film’ club puts focus on local episodes of cinematic glory

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.

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Actors Ewan McGregor and his uncle Dennis Lawson arrive at the Odeon, Leicester Square in London for a Gala premiere of 'Little Voice' as part of the 42nd London Film Festival tonight (Thursday).

Sci-fi foray sees Denis Lawson go over to the dark side

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.

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Kevin Spacey leads tributes to theatre pioneer Peter Glenville

Darling of Broadway will be celebrated on his centenary

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Punches are packed in twenty minute Stephen Mangan film

We’re so accustomed to settling in for the 90-plus minutes of a movie that it can be a shock to see how short films pack their punches hard and fast.

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film censorship

Nudity and politics in a century of film censorship

The classification board’s archives unearth some surprising facts

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Actor/Director Femi Oyeniran

Street life is all academic for Kidulthood star Femi Oyeniran

A spokesman for youth culture who studied law, actor Femi Oyeniran has written and directed a new film, It’s a Lot, discovers Alex Bellotti

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Music See all

Gramercy Arms - The Seasons Of Love

Album review: Gramercy Arms - The Seasons Of Love

Considered, refined and varied adult pop from this mongrel NY band.

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Theatre See all

A scene from The Importance Of Being Earnest @ Harold Pinter Theatre. Directed by Lucy Bailey.
(Opening 27-07-14)
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(3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550  Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

Meddled script ensures adaptation of Oscar Wilde classic falls way short

Very importantly, this is not simply a production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece and most perfect of plays.

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Art See all

Scarlet Page with Slash

Photographer Scarlet Page’s Resonators captures everyone from Paul McCartney to her famous Led Zeppelin father

As the daughter of one of the most influential guitarists to ever grace these shores, Scarlet Page is aware that when she became a photographer, certain doors would open themselves more readily to her in the entertainment world.

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