"Uneasy wedlock". That's how PL Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins, described the two weeks she spent on the Disney lot in Burbank in 1961, during which Walt Disney attempted to prize the screen rights to her beloved creation from her vice-like grip. Those two weeks have now become a movie, Saving Mr Banks, which is directed by John Lee Hancock, starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, and brought to us by none other than Walt Disney Studios, which threw open their lot for filming, relaxed their hawk-like copyright control to allow songs from the original movie, and dug up a small woodland mammal last seen cavorting through Sleeping Beauty's forest, which clings to Emma Thompson's head throughout the entirety of the new film. … [Read more...] about Can Tom Hanks rescue Walt Disney from Saving Mr Banks?
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More from Northumberland Paul Gascoigne says he wanted to 'save' Raoul Moat when he joined search for killer 30-tonne sperm whale dies after beaching in Northumberland Boy, 3, and driver hurt after car overturns and hits house in Northumberland UK weather: Despite heatwave, this summer was one of the wettest for 100 years Largest bat colony found in 18th century 'party house' in Northumberland Sparks from bullets start grassland blazes at firing range … [Read more...] about Boat runs aground after saving dolphin photographer
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Professor Whitty said the key was for scientists to now work out what could ‘delay’ or ‘flatten’ the outbreak. He added: ‘Everybody knows that the kinds of things you consider are reducing mass gatherings, school closures which may or may not be appropriate for this type of virus. We don’t know yet, we need to find that out. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus sweeps into every corner of Britain: Wales gets its first case and two travellers who returned from Iran are hospitalised in London as UK confirms six cases in 24 hours
Mrs McHardy told TV doctor Hilary Jones during ITV's Lorraine that they were supposed to be enjoying a four-day sunshine break to celebrate a birthday but have now been told they will need to stay in Tenerife for at least 14 days. … [Read more...] about 50 British tourists are being RELEASED from Tenerife coronavirus hotel… while remaining 118 are told they have to stay in quarantine