April 24 2014 Latest news:
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.
Darling of Broadway will be celebrated on his centenary
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.
The classification board’s archives unearth some surprising facts
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
The Wall. (12A) Directed by Julian Roman Polster. Starring Martina Gedeck. Released July In German with subtitles. 108 mins ***
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 ***
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.
Flora Drury goes to see Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, and finds there is a lot more to like than she was expecting.
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
ChildLine founder Esther Rantzen was the guest of honour at the official opening of a new playhouse at her old Belsize Park school.
A Hampstead auction house was abuzz with excitement as a furious bidding war saw a prized lot sell for 10 times its estimate.
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.
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.