Influential British theatre and film director Peter Brook has died at the age of 97, according to reports in French media. Brook won multiple awards including Tonys and Emmys during his 70-year career and worked with stars including Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud and Adrian Lester. The Le Monde newspaper said he died in Paris on Saturday. Brook's publisher, Nick Hern Books, paid tribute to him, saying he "leaves behind an incredible artistic legacy". Born in Chiswick, west London, in 1925 to Lithuanian Jewish parents, he attended Westminster School followed by Oxford University. Advertisement His first production was of Dr Faustus in 1943 at the Torch Theatre in London . He made waves during his time as director of productions at the Royal Opera House between 1947 and 1950, where he staged an experimental version of Richard Strauss's Salome with sets by Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali. More on Theatre Cinderella … [Read more...] about Peter Brook: Influential British theatre and film director who worked with Sir Lawrence Olivier dies at 97
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Curry Houses have long been a staple of British food culture, and it's an industry that employs 100,000 people and generates £4.2bn in annual revenue. However, not all curries are created equal. We all have a favourite establishment for that Friday night Bhuna, but where in the North East can you find the perfect paneer? Before Mrs Beeton and her book of homely recipes, Hannah Glasse 's 1747 'The Art of Cookery Made Plain' took the English-speaking world by storm - especially with the first inclusion of a "curry" within a book of British recipes . This makes the nation's favourite dish about as old and as British as putting jelly in trifle, and it's all thanks to North East Hexham-native Hannah. So, 250 years on, how do the region's curry houses match up to their long history? Tell us your favourite curry house in the North East in the comments With plenty of well-loved and highly-reviewed restaurants hailing from the Indian subcontinent, like Whitley Bay's … [Read more...] about Where is the best curry house in the North East? Have your say!
“If your jewellery isn’t made in New Zealand, there’s no way of knowing where your gold was mined,” said Ash Hilton from Good Gold and Ash Hilton Jewellery. The United States, UK, Canada and Japan are moving to ban imports of Russian gold in a bid to hamper the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine, but New Zealand has not signalled it will follow suit. A spokesperson for Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said New Zealand was aware of the plan, and was looking at all options to further pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime, and cut off its financial system from international markets. But for buyers who want to avoid inadvertently buying jewellery made from Russian gold, things are tricky because many jewellers do not disclose the ultimate sources of the gold in their bling. READ MORE: Would you pay $17,499 for a lab-created diamond? Queenstown man selling Central Otago gold mine claim for $80,000 Old rings become treasure as gold rally revives scrap recycling … [Read more...] about Buy locally-made jewellery to avoid Russian conflict gold
THE RUSSIAN Grand Prix is in serious doubt after Russian forces invaded Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine after a surprise statement on TV. Formula One are now monitoring the situation after Ukraine that "Putin has launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine". An F1 spokesperson said: "Formula 1 is closely watching the very fluid developments like many others and at this time has no further comment on the race scheduled for September. "We will continue to monitor the situation very closely." Speaking the day before the invasion, Russian F1 driver Nikita Mazepin said he expected the race in Sochi to go ahead. Speaking on Wednesday, he said: "From the understanding that we’ve had with Formula 1 the race is going ahead. And you will surely see me there. “I have always been a big supporter of sport without politics." Most read in Sport CHICK THIS OUT Wimbledon fans' shock at eye-watering cost of a pint and … [Read more...] about Russian Grand Prix in serious doubt after Ukraine invasion with F1 ‘closely watching’ conflict
The Heartstopper cast were already our fave people, but watching them dance in front of anti-LGBTQ+ protestors at London Pride will make you love them even more. Thousands of LGBTQ+ people and allies have taken to the streets of the capital today to mark the 50th Pride in London, donning their brightest colours and expressing themselves in the boldest ways. Sadly, a group of protestors also decided to show up, waving signs with anti-gay messages on, trying to prevent the community from celebrating. But, the people of London were not prepared for the protestors to dull their sparkle, as one youngster approached the elderly men at the railings and tried to grab his sign. As he did this, I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston blasted over the speakers, with the cast of Netflix’s Heartstopper enjoying a joyous boogie and flipping off the protestors. It truly was a sight to behold, as Joe Locke (who plays Charlie Spring) and Sebastian ‘Bash’ Croft (Ben Hope) … [Read more...] about Heartstopper cast playfully torment anti-LGBTQ+ protestors by dancing and blowing kisses at London Pride
Meghan Markle's half-sister Samantha wanted $1,500 from a radio station to discuss the royal family earlier this week. In an email conversation between The Domenick Nati Show and Samantha, obtained by Newsweek , the duchess's sister wanted $1,500 for a phone interview that would be played on the radio. "I would do it for you for 1500," she wrote on Thursday, noting that her minimum is usually "much higher." "But I would only do it if I'm not being set up by a shock jock who wants to be rude and slam the phone down because I worked in radio I am good with comebacks so I don't want to embarrass the host," Samantha added. "If it's a straightforward interview that's cool." Following the exchange, The Domenick Nati Show refused to pay the large fee and ended their request. After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married at Windsor Castle in May, the show reached out to Samantha through Facebook for an interview to discuss her newlywed sibling but she did not respond until this … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle’s half-sister Samantha wants $1,500 per radio appearance to talk about the royals
Earthquake hazard and risk: Explanation of what it means Sign up HERE for science breakthroughs in health, business and more that matter 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 The first quake hit southern Iran , which had a magnitude of 6.1, in the early hours of Saturday morning. Two later quakes, one with a magnitude of up to 6.3 followed, state media reported. A total of four separate earthquakes were recorded near the southern port city of Bandar-e Lengeh. Related articles Putin's horror deadline to Bulgaria UK signs 'landmark' deal with New Zealand Mehrdad Hassanzadeh, the head of emergency management in Hormozgan province on Iran’s Gulf coast, told state TV earlier: “Rescue work has been … [Read more...] about Iran earthquake: Five dead as horror 6.3 magnitude quake strikes – 49 others injured
Steph McGovern in the press room at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018 (Image: Ian West/PA Archive/PA Images) Sign up for FREE for the latest news from the world of showbiz 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 Chatty and friendly are the order of the day, something that pervades her successful daily Packed Lunch on Channel 4. And yet, the world might never have got to know her. "I come from Middlesbrough and I went to a college that was very much focused on the needs of the local area which is rooted in heavy industry," she explains. "We spent a lot of time getting input from companies like British Steel and ICI. I was pretty good at science so I saw my future in engineering." Related articles BBC's Naga Munchetty … [Read more...] about What Donald Trump said that made TV talkshow host Steph McGovern laugh
Escape to the château: Dick and Angel say their kids aren't spoilt 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 James Strawbridge has occasionally appeared on Escape to the Chateau whenever his dad Dick Strawbridge is in need of a helping hand. The celebrity chef is not only passionate about food but sustainable living, photography and his loved ones. Express.co.uk has everything there is to know about James Strawbridge's personal life. Related articles Susanna Reid shuts down GMB Remainer in fiery Brexit row Denise Welch sparks outrage after rant about NHS strikes James and his dad Dick have previously worked closely together on … [Read more...] about James Strawbridge children: Is the Escape to the Chateau star a dad?
Adele halts Hyde Park show to help fans Sign up for FREE for the latest news from the world of showbiz 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 Superstar Adele halted her British Summer Time concert at Hyde Park today after she became aware of a fan in need of attention. In footage circulating on social media, the Hello hitmaker, 34, could be heard starting the theme tune from James Bond hit Skyfall before promptly stopping the song to call for security to help the concert goer. Related articles 'Queen!' Beyonce strips naked and rides horse for 'Renaissance' Kate Bush's £2.5m home hangs off cliff and risks falling into the sea Stop, stop, stop, security! Adele In the clip, the star could be … [Read more...] about Adele stops Hyde Park concert mid-song as she calls for security to help fan in distress