However Robbie then reassured fans: 'The good news is that I don't feel too bad, I've been told that if you can hold your breath for ten seconds and not cough!' … [Read more...] about Robbie Williams reveals he suffered coronavirus symptoms while spending three weeks in isolation away from his family amid COVID-19 pandemic
“You have everyone at $150m, and the strong majority – including one of the big teams – willing to come substantially under $150m,” Brown said. “If we don’t make an aggressive enough budget cap and some people feel they have to top up this year and have no chance of getting it back, then they ask themselves: ‘Why are we in it?’” … [Read more...] about Formula One could lose four teams due to lost income, says McLaren chief
Iphigenia in SplottNT Temporary Space, London I was stupidly late to this party – Gary Owen’s heartbreaking, angry monologue was first seen at the Sherman in Cardiff in 2015 – but better late than never. Owen cunningly draws us into the story of Effie, challenging our assumptions about this hard-drinking, lippy young woman. It’s such a clever, politically engaged piece of writing, staged with stylish minimalism by director Rachel O’Riordan and boasting one of the most scorching performances of the year. Sophie Melville was blistering as the girl who describes herself as a “nasty skank” but turns out to know the real price of austerity and personal sacrifice. Read a full review. … [Read more...] about Lyn Gardner’s top 10 theatre of 2016
Speaking on ABC News television, Obama revealed that he had exchanged letters on the Syrian crisis with Rouhani, a moderate elected in June, and raised the prospect of Iran participation in global diplomacy on Syria if Tehran recognised "that what's happening there is a train wreck that hurts not just Syrians but destabilising the entire region". … [Read more...] about Barack Obama warns Iran that US is still prepared to take military action
Robert Lindsay (The Trial of Tony Blair, 2007) By far the most on-the-nose example of a screen Blair fulfilling the wishes of those who want Tony banged up for war crimes, this TV movie has him pegged as a pompous berk whose complacency is never quite punctured by the visions he keeps witnessing of dead Iraqis. Lindsay, who earlier played Blair in 2005’s “whoops, there go David Blunkett’s trousers” TV romp A Very Social Secretary, is the best thing about this. An awkward mix of righteous fury and light comedy, he’s very funny in the scenes where Blair is a smooth sitcom schemer, then slyly makes it clear that any real human guilt his Blair feels is secondary to his annoyance at the tarnishing of his legacy. … [Read more...] about The Tony awards: who are the best and worst onscreen Blairs?