But the movie creates a bit of Madame Tussaud’s cinema: the two figures are basically marooned and static, for all that the film tries to find ways moving them around to different locations: car, forest, church, petrol filling station. Two actors gamely play the principals to the best of their (considerable) abilities. Timothy Spall is Paisley, his mouth permanently set in an equine grimace, tombstone-teeth to the fore. Colm Meaney is McGuinness, quick-witted and wiry, but clumsy in his need to bait the old foe. … [Read more...] about The Journey review – Northern Ireland history lesson recast as bromance
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At the event he dodged questions about his future and, in an apparent nod to his anticipated exit, the music accompanying an Instagram video of the event was the Stone Roses hit This Is The One, which contains the lyric: 'I'd like to leave the country'. … [Read more...] about Prince William and Kate are also set to leave the country! Royal couple ‘prepare for visit to Ireland in March’
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In any event, the two lead actors clearly relished their roles. Meaney and Spall both appeared in 2009’s The Damned United, Meaney playing Don Revie to Spall’s Peter Taylor, “but we didn’t really have anything to do together, so it was really like meeting meeting him for the first time”, says the Irishman. “And it was extraordinary. We didn’t have to sit down to discuss how he works or how I work, there was none of that. We just eased into it. And fortunately we got on very well, because we were stuck in the back of that car for prolonged periods, in very close proximity.” … [Read more...] about Colm Meaney on playing Martin McGuinness: ‘He was born into this’
Dishoom, various locations Just the place if you fancy a change from the full English. Part Asian, part Middle Eastern, entirely yum, this quartet of polished brasseries (there’s a fifth branch in Edinburgh) take their inspiration from Mumbai’s Irani cafes. The menu stretches from chargrilled “fire toast” served with pineapple and pink peppercorn jam (£2.70) to keema per eedu (chicken keema with chicken liver and fried eggs, £8.50) and porridge with bananas and medjool dates (£3.90). If you can’t face the day without pig, try the naan rolls stuffed with streaky bacon or Shropshire sausage, plus cream cheese and chilli tomato jam.What to order: Bombay omelette (£6.90) – three eggs with chopped tomato, onion, coriander and green chilli, served with grilled tomato and fire toast. … [Read more...] about The 50 best breakfast places in the UK