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‘Olivier was jealous of me’: TV drama pioneer Derek Granger at 100

On his centenary, the veteran producer recalls adding punch to Coronation Street, bringing Brideshead to the screen and his ‘turbulent’ relationship with one of the acting world’s greatsThere are more than 22,000 centenarians in the UK, and on 23 April there will be a sprightly addition to their number: Derek Granger, a former Granada TV […]

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Ian Holm, Shakespearean Actor Who Played Bilbo Baggins, Dies at 88

Ian Holm, the classically trained Shakespearean actor best known to film audiences for his performances in films including the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” movies, “Chariots of Fire” and “Alien,” has died. He was 88.A rep for the actor has said Holm died in hospital on Friday morning. The actor had been battling Parkinson’s […]

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Geoffrey Rush defamation case: News Corp appeal to claim judge was ‘biased’

Federal court judge called Daily Telegraph’s report on actor ‘sensationalist journalism of the worst kind’ and ordered $850,000 compensationSydney newspaper the Daily Telegraph is appealing the decision in the high-profile defamation case brought against it by Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush.In April federal court justice Michael Wigney ordered News Corp to pay more than $850,000 – […]

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Geoffrey Rush Defamation Case: News Corp Tabloid Alleges Actor Behaved Like A ‘Pervert’

Court documents filed by the Sydney Daily Telegraph claim that actor Geoffrey Rush behaved like a “pervert” and engaged in “sexually predatory behaviour” during a 2015 theater production. Oscar-winner Rush is suing the Telegraph’s publisher News Corp over articles about allegations he behaved inappropriately towards actress Eryn Jean Norvill during a Sydney Theatre Company production […]

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‘King Lear’ Trailer: Anthony Hopkins Brings the Doomed King Back to the Screen for BBC

Nothing can come of nothing, but much can come of Shakespeare. Anthony Hopkins plays the doomed monarch in the latest adaptation of “King Lear,” which comes to BBC Two tomorrow before Amazon brings it to this side of the pond. “Iris” and “Notes on a Scandal” helmer adapted and directed. Watch the trailer below.Here’s the […]

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