AMANDA Redman is urging Brits to help the one in six kids worldwide who do not attend school. The actress has fronted a video highlighting the difference education can make to deprived children. The Good Karma Hospital star’s campaign seeks to transform the lives of youngsters across Asia. In a major boost, the UK government has vowed to match donations up to £2m until the end of July. Amanda, set to return to Sri Lanka to star as Dr Lydia Fonseca in the fourth series of the hit ITV medical drama, told of her deep connection with Asia, where her mum was born and she grew up. The 63-year-old told The Sun: “The past year has been challenging for us all, confronting many millions with tragedy and loss. Children here in the UK have missed months of school and it’s been hard for them to keep up with lessons at home, even with ‘Zoom’. “This loss of learning, caused by Covid-19, has forced me to reflect on the children I met in Nepal following the earthquake in 2015. “I … [Read more...] about Actress Amanda Redman is urging Brits to support her campaign to help kids across the world who miss out on school
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Well, it wasn't quite the 'new Battle of Trafalgar', as one over-excited combatant claimed, was it? With French fishing boats ramming British ones, and crews screaming obscenities at each other that they could not understand, the escalating dispute over the fishing rights between Britain and France yesterday more closely resembled a pantomime. And the anti-British 'baddie' leading that charge in a calculated display of support for his countrymen? Step forward French President Emmanuel Macron , who ordered two military patrol boats to Jersey on Thursday for a face-off against a pair of Royal Navy gunboats. Mercifully, the latter sent the French fishermen scurrying back home yesterday afternoon, preventing an all-out war. But the damage has been done and judging by Macron's past antics, it certainly won't be the last incident. Under huge pressure in France for his mishandling of the pandemic, this popinjay statesman has in recent months been using his hatred of Brexit as a … [Read more...] about So how many more times can my President make a fool of himself, asks French-Algerian academic NABILA RAMDANI
THE BBC's Small Axe leads the way at the 2021 Bafta TV Awards with a massive 15 nominations. The gritty Steve McQueen drama is closely followed by Netflix's The Crown who has 10 nods, and Sex Education who has been nominated in six categories. What are the Bafta TV Award nominations 2021? Drama Series Gangs Of London - Gareth Evans, Matt Flannery, Thomas Benski, Jane Featherstone, Lucas Ochoa, Hugh Warren - Pulse Films, Sister/Sky Atlantic I Hate Suzie - Lucy Prebble, Billie Piper , Andrea Dewsbery, Julie Gardner, Georgi Banks-Davies, Anthony Neilson - Bad Wolf/Sky Atlantic Save Me Too - Simon Heath, Jessica Sykes, Lennie James, Lizzie Rusbridger, Coky Giedroyc, Jim Loach - World Productions/Sky Atlantic The Crown - Peter Morgan, Suzanne Mackie, Michael Casey, Oona O’beirn, Andy Stebbing, Martin Harrison - Left Bank Pictures In Association With Sony Pictures Television/Netflix Leading Actor John Boyega Small Axe - Turbine Studios, Lammas Park /BBC … [Read more...] about Bafta TV Award nominations 2021: Full list revealed including Small Axe, The Crown and Eastenders
ACTOR Rafe Spall is firm proof that performance talent runs in the blood after he followed in the footsteps of his Hollywood star dad Timothy. The dad-of-two relishes family life with wife Elize du Toit just as much as his time on-screen, here's what we know about the west Londoner. Who is Rafe Spall and how old is he? Rafe Spall is a British actor born in Camberwell, London, in 1983. The 37-year-old always had his sights set on following his father Timothy's footsteps into the acting world. After failing to secure good grades at school, he quit and joined the National Youth Theatre. Who is Rafe Spall's famous dad Timothy? Rafe is rightly proud of papa Spall, Timothy, who is a veteran actor and presenter. Timothy, 63, first found fame in TV drama Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, following a host of theatre roles. He went on to become a well-known face in everything from Disney movie Enchanted to Harry Potter films and the rathermore darker flick, Sweeney Todd: The Demon … [Read more...] about Who is The Salisbury Poisonings star Rafe Spall and who’s his dad Timothy?