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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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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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Film Extra: The Wall

The Wall. (12A) Directed by Julian Roman Polster. Starring Martina Gedeck. Released July In German with subtitles. 108 mins ***

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Film Extra: A Field in England

A Field in England. (15.) Directed by Ben Wheatley. Starring Reece Shearsmith, Peter Ferdinando, Ryan Pope, Richard Glover, Michael Smiley and Julian Barrett. Black and white. 90 mins ***

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Robert Pereno reflects on his childhood in The Promoter

Could film at last bring fame to 80s hellraiser Robert Pereno?

You won’t have heard of Robert Pereno. So extensive is his network, you’ll almost certainly have mutual friends, but his name will probably mean nothing to you. For, despite obsessively pursuing every artistic endeavour under the sun, he has consistently fallen short of becoming a household name.

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby. Picture: Warner Bros.

Review: The Great Gatsby

Flora Drury goes to see Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, and finds there is a lot more to like than she was expecting.

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Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch boldly goes where no role has taken him before

It wasn’t just the final frontier the South End Green actor had to contend with in the latest Star Trek movie, it was also the weight

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Education See all

Esther Rantzen, who is an Sarum Hall old girl, opens the pupils' new playhouse. Picture: Nigel Sutton

ChildLine’s Esther Rantzen opens Wendy house at her old school in Belsize Park

ChildLine founder Esther Rantzen was the guest of honour at the official opening of a new playhouse at her old Belsize Park school.

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Heritage See all

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Brad Pitt, Archibald Knox and the bidding war at a Hampstead auction house

A Hampstead auction house was abuzz with excitement as a furious bidding war saw a prized lot sell for 10 times its estimate.

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Obituaries See all

Mike Read has passed away

Highgate Society president pays tribute to ex-treasurer and golf lover Mike Read

Mike Read, who died this month aged 79, was a very active member of a number of Highgate organisations and well known in the village.

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Competitions See all

You could win two members tickets and a three course lunch at Royal Windsor Horse Show 2014.

Win two members tickets and a three course lunch at Royal Windsor Horse Show

As far as venues in the South East go, it’s up there with the most spectacular and it won’t be long before the gates of Windsor Castle are thrown open.

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