SYD Little rose to fame as one-half of one of TV's most popular comedy double acts of the 70s as Little and Large. The comedian turned waiter has now signed up to appear on The Real Marigold Hotel but how old is the showbiz legend and when was he on Celebrity MasterChef? Here's the lowdown... Who is Syd Little? Syd Little was born Cyril Mead on December 19, 1942, and is best known as one half of TV double act Little and Large. Prior to his TV fame, the 75-year-old worked as an interior designer before touring Manchester pubs as a singer and guitarist. He has two children with wife Sheree and the two currently co-run the Steamer pub in his hometown of Fleetwood. In 2015, he took part in BBC's Celebrity MasterChef but he was eliminated after the third round. Who are Little and Large? While performing guitar at a club one night Syd's friend Eddie McGinnis joined him on stage for a chorus of singing and comedy. What spawned was one of TV's most successful double … [Read more...] about Who is Syd Little? Real Marigold Hotel cast member for series 3, comedian from Little and Large and former Celebrity MasterChef contestant
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THE Real Marigold Hotel series three will see nine older celebrities head to India. But where did they film and where did they stay? Here’s what we know… Where is The Real Marigold Hotel filmed? The third series of The Real Marigold Hotel has been filmed in Udaipur, India. The second series was filmed in Kochi, while the first was in Jaipur. There has also been The Real Marigold on Tour, which has visited Florida, Kyoto, Chengdu, Havana, Reykjavik and Chiang Mai. Where is Udaipur? Udaipur, known as the City of Lakes, can be found in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The city is located in the southern part of Rajasthan, just near to the Gujarat border. It is surrounded by Aravali Range, which separates it from Thar Desert and it has the stunning backdrop of Lake Pichola. It is almost exactly in the middle of Mumbai and Delhi. Can I stay in the hotel? This year the stars are staying in an old haveli. A haveli is a traditional townhouse or mansion in India, which usually … [Read more...] about Where is The Real Marigold Hotel filmed, where is Udaipur and can I stay in the hotel?
Tom Hanks’ weepie Forrest Gump was yesterday named our favourite feelgood film, thanks to its charming story of unrequited love and friendship over the decades. The nationwide poll, part of the Must See #FilmWithFeels campaign, also placed 1985’s Back To the Future second, with just two films from the last decade in the top 10 – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Beauty and the Beast . But is Oscar-winner Tom’s dimwitted Forrest really the first man Brits turn to for a pick-me-up? While many agree, others don’t – so here’s my list of the best 50 feelgood films of all time... 1. Groundhog Day (1993) In this comic masterpiece Bill Murray’s weatherman has to live the same day over and over until he learns to be a better person. Andie McDowell plays his straight man in the romcom you can watch again and again. 2. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds make ’em laugh and laugh in the … [Read more...] about Top 50 feelgood movies to lift your spirits as Forrest Gump wins nationwide vote
Unlike a box of chocolates, it seems you know what you’re going to get with Forrest Gump – a great movie to make you happy. The Oscar winner starring Tom Hanks has been voted the best feelgood film. The 1994 movie follows Forrest through the decades as he takes part in some of history’s biggest moments. It is the bittersweet love story that captured the hearts, as well as the legendary line: “My mom always said ‘life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get’.” Second in the poll was 1985 time travel hit Back to the Future, starring Michael J Fox. Third was 1964 Disney musical Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews. Happiness expert Dr Cliff Arnall said: “Life can feel pretty overwhelming for many when work, exams and family pressures fill head space. Taking the time to watch an uplifting film is one of the easiest ways of escaping from all of that. “Giving ourselves permission to switch off our … [Read more...] about Bittersweet 1994 love story voted UK’s favourite feelgood film
TEN years after the original film, Mamma Mia is coming back this summer with a bang for the sequel. So who's in the cast this time? When's it out and what's the plot? Here's all you need to know... When will the film be out in the UK? Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is released in UK cinemas on July 20, 2018. In Mid-December 2017, the production team had announced they had wrapped on the film, and the first trailer was released December 21. The second trailer, embedded below, was released on 25 January 2018. The age rating for the film is PG-13 in the US which means it's likely a 12A in the UK. What will Mamma Mia 2 be about? In Mamma Mia 2, Sophie (played by Amanda Seyfried), returns to her childhood home pregnant and single. With the help of her mother Donna's childhood friends, she is told the story of how her own mum prepared for a life with a daughter in a series of flashbacks. It will also go into more depth about the tricky situation Donna (played by Meryl Streep and, in flashback, … [Read more...] about When is Mamma Mia 2 released? Here We Go Again UK release date, trailer, cast and plot