She said: 'Another big factor in my decision to take a break from Corrie is the impending arrival of my grandson. I’m looking forward to having more time to spend with him and Emilie after he's born this summer.' … [Read more...] about Doctors turns 20: How the medical soap gave the likes of Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, GoT star Emilia Clarke and The Crown’s Claire Foy their first acting break during two decades on the BBC
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Old rival Madonna made the list too, with the host focusing on a nude video the singer posted where she discussed the coronavirus outbreak in a bath surrounded by candles - saying he imagined the cost of them could feed an NHS worker for six months. … [Read more...] about Piers Morgan names and shames 20 ‘idiot’ stars including Sam Smith and Taylor Swift in epic coronavirus takedown
It’s not that Where Eagles Dare was a family favourite, one we all sat down to watch together. My mother never much cared for action films; my dad fancied himself a bit of an arthouse buff – the films I recall watching with my family were the old seasons that BBC Two used to show: Hitchcock, Chabrol, Malle and so on. (I just tried thinking of sitting in the living room with my whole family, and the film that sprang to mind was Lacombe, Lucien. Pretentious, moi?) Maybe I loved Where Eagles Dare because it was mine, my solitary pleasure. … [Read more...] about My favourite film aged 12: Where Eagles Dare
Irony of Fate (Russia) It seems improbable that Soviet Russia produced much self-satire, let alone that a piece of it could become the national talisman. But 1976’s Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! – a two-part television special produced by the state film company Mosfilm that has been the country’s New Year’s Eve viewing fix ever since – is exactly that. It takes flight on a dart cheekily aimed at bland regime architecture: a drunken Moscow man mistakenly boards a plane to Leningrad, where he gets a taxi to an identical building in an identically named street – and meets the love of his life. Apparently, this kind of gentle satire was fairly common in the late Soviet era (although the film was belatedly banned under Gorbachev, supposedly for promoting drunkenness). Director Eldar Ryazanov’s lyrical delicacy prioritised people over ideology, ensuring that the film – watched by three-quarters of the population on its first broadcast … [Read more...] about From The Great Escape to Sholay: what makes a film a national favourite?