MAN On Fire is centred around a bodyguard trying to keep a nine-year-old safe when she's kidnapped. The film is filled with action, but is it based on a true story? Is Man On Fire a true story? Man On Fire is not directly based on a true story but does come from a novel of the same name. The film follows ex-CIA operative John Creasy ( Denzel Washington ) as he reluctantly accepts a job as a bodyguard for nine-year-old Pita ( Dakota Fanning ), the daughter of wealthy businessman Samuel Ramos ( Marc Anthony ). Gunman (Jesús Ochoa) kidnaps Pita and Creasy must fight off a succession of corrupt cops and criminals to find the girl. Is Man On Fire based on a book? Man On Fire is based on a book of the same name written by A.J Quinnell which was published in 1980. Despite not being based on a specific event, Quinnell took inspiration from two real-life events. The first was the kidnapping of a Singaporean businessman’s eldest son, who was held for ransom. … [Read more...] about Is Man On Fire a true story?
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“D uck and cover!” a mechanized voice screamed. The ground shook and the window rattled. I rolled from my bed to the floor of my trailer and felt for the armor I’d forgotten in my office. I lay there and sweated and swore. The voice from the loudspeaker urged me to get away from the windows. I was inside a tin can. I crawled to the door. My hand was on the knob when I realized I was naked. The next impact knocked the air conditioner to the floor. I grabbed a light-blue cotton robe and bolted. To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone app. I raced along a row of sandbags, one hand holding the robe closed. The duck-and-cover bunkers were 100 feet away. Another series of explosions, and I hit the rocks. I was lying there, panting, when I saw a bright-yellow bunker tucked behind a row of sandbags and palm trees. I was up, running, full out. My robe fell open and flew out behind me. Another hit. I was 20 feet away. Ten. Five. I crashed into the … [Read more...] about What I Wish I’d Known About Sexual Assault in the Military
July 06, 2022 - 11:51 BST Call the Midwife star Jenny Agutter has opened up about the future of the much-loved BBC period drama… Call the Midwife star Jenny Agutter has opened up about the future of the beloved BBC period drama, revealing that the show's writer Heidi Thomas has said she will "never run out of stories". MORE: Call the Midwife creator reveals huge news amid filming for series 12 Chatting to Lorraine Kelly on her morning show on Wednesday, the actress spoke about how the time period that the show is set in lends itself to new storylines due to the constant social change during the 1960s. Loading the player... WATCH: Call The Midwife star Jenny Agutter is unrecognisable in new film trailer Lorraine remarked: "The thing is, you're never going to run out of stories," prompting Jenny to say: "Fortunately, that's what Heidi Thomas (series writer) said. She said that each year presents new social … [Read more...] about Call the Midwife star Jenny Agutter opens up about future of beloved BBC show
David Harbour says he was 'diagnosed with bipolar disorder' Don't miss the best new TV releases for 2022 and behind the scenes news SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info David, 47, plays mentally unstable Michael in Theresa Rebeck’s West End production alongside Bill Pullman who features as his terminally ill father Daniel. The dark comedy shows the dysfunctional relationship between them both as they navigate through their own problems. Ahead of his stint on stage, the Stranger Things actor opened up about his own bipolar diagnosis. Related articles America’s Got Talent: Simon Cowell's favourite Golden Buzzer moment Why Didn’t They Ask Evans showrunner on ‘exquisite’ lead actress Mad House … [Read more...] about ‘I’ve struggled’ Stranger Things’ Hopper star David Harbour opens up on bipolar diagnosis
July 06, 2022 - 11:02 BST Escape to the Chateau star Angel Strawbridge has teased the release date for the upcoming ninth season - and it's so soon… Escape to the Chateau star Angel Strawbridge has confirmed that there will be another series of the much-loved Channel 4 show - and it's being released sooner than you'd think! MORE: Dick and Angel Strawbridge share rare photo of extended family – but fans are asking same question Chatting in a recent interview on Tuesday, Angel revealed that season nine of the programme will arrive on our screens by the end of the year. Loading the player... WATCH: Escape to the Chateau's Dick and Angel Strawbridge talk family life The mum-of-two was being interviewed by Shannon, a representative from the Cotswolds-based fabric shop, Just Fabrics, when she announced the news but remained tight-lipped about any other information on the new series. Fans were quick to comment on a … [Read more...] about Escape to the Chateau’s Angel Strawbridge teases season 9 release date – and it’s sooner than you think!
Piers Morgan has led celebrity reactions after Rishi Sunak resigned as chancellor and Sajid Javid quit as health secretary. On Tuesday, Mr Sunak said ‘the public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously’, adding ‘I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning.’ In an incendiary letter, Mr Javid said the British people ‘expect integrity from their government’ but voters now believed Mr Johnson’s administration was neither competent nor “acting in the national interest.’ The resignations came as Mr Johnson was forced into a humiliating apology over his handling of the Chris Pincher row after it emerged he had forgotten about being told of previous allegations of ‘inappropriate’ conduct. Mr Pincher quit as deputy chief whip last week following claims that he groped two men at a private members’ club, but Mr Johnson was told about allegations against him as far back as 2019. Reacting to the … [Read more...] about ‘The party’s over’: Piers Morgan and Gary Lineker lead celebrity reactions as Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid resign
July 06, 2022 - 12:33 BST Kelly Clarkson is taking the summer off from her show and in the meantime is becoming an expert in homeware For the first time since she was sixteen, Kelly Clarkson has revealed that she will be taking a much-needed break from The Kelly Clarkson Show to enjoy a lengthy summer rest. MORE: Kelly Clarkson opens up about the impact her divorce had on her career And what better way to spend the summer than taking on new challenges? Kelly has always been a house junkie since establishing her homeware line with Wayfair over two years ago, and for the company's 20th anniversary, she has released yet another immaculate collection. The since you've been gone singer posted a stunning image of the ideal garden set-up for summer on Instagram writing, "Let the patio-party season begin! If you have as many reasons to celebrate as I do (hello @Wayfair 20th Anniversary!!!), my home collection will help keep the … [Read more...] about Kelly Clarkson has reason to celebrate as she shares exciting personal news away from her show
A delegation of Cabinet ministers are set to meet Boris Johnson at No10 as he heads out of a car crash Liaison Committee meeting this evening to tell him to go. 'Men in grey suits' Welsh Secretary Simon Hart, grim-faced Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis are set to tell the Prime Minister he had lost the confidence of his party. The revelation the PM knew about claims against “grope” accused MP Chris Pincher, then promoted him, then “forgot” he’d been told, was the last straw for many MPs. Chancellor Rishi Sunak and health secretary Sajid Javid led the way yesterday for a wave of Tory resignations . The doomed PM has seen dozens of his own MPs quit in 24 hours, including ministers, parliamentary private secretaries and trade envoys. Meanwhile, Tories have discussed changing the rules of no confidence votes - to force the PM out as soon as next week if he opts to squat in No10. In a day of feverish drama at Westminster the … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson leadership LIVE: Cabinet members queue up to tell PM he must quit
Auberon Waugh's death at the age of 61 is more sad than surprising. His immediate heredity wasn't promising - his father died at 62, his mother at 57 - and he suffered from ill-health all his life, partly resulting from severe wounds sustained during National Service at the age of 18. That may, in part, have accounted for the acidic personality which made him the most verbally brutal journalist of his age. Everyone who met him remarked on the contrast between his ferocity in print and his personal geniality, but this was hard to explain to those who didn't know him, especially if they had been on the rough end of his pen. Apart from health, his background shaped his career in one other respect. He spent much of his life trying to escape from the shadow of his father, the greatest English novelist of his age. This provided an obvious weapon for Auberon's enemies. Philip Larkin joked about "my projected series, Talentless Sons of Famous Fathers - Waugh, Amis, Fuller...", and for … [Read more...] about Auberon Waugh
Stacey Solomon is set to return to Celebrity Gogglebox alongside fiancé Joe Swash . The couple - who will tie the knot in their Essex home later this month - have proven to be a huge hit on the celebrity edition of the hit Channel 4 series. Taking to social media yesterday (July 4), Stacey gave fans a glimpse into the show's upcoming episode, as she filmed in her living room. In the clip, 40-year-old Joe was seen sitting on the sofa alongside Stacey's dad Dave, who was looking after the couple's children. The Loose Women star, 32, went on to film the pair before displaying huge black out windows behind her dad. Stacey Solomon has given fans a glimpse into filming Celebrity Gogglebox The pair were joined by Stacey's dad Dave as they filmed Alongside the clip, Stacey wrote: "Now we are filming Gogglebox, they black it all out because it's too bright outside. "Grandad is on pickle watch but right now he's just eating our snacks." The Channel 4 show - … [Read more...] about Stacey Solomon shares sneak peak of Celebrity Gogglebox filming with fiancé Joe Swash