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‘I’m in awe’: trans actor Yasmin Finney on joining Doctor Who

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Yasmin Finney is not at home. Instead, the 18-year-old Mancunian is holed up in a drab-looking hotel room. Is she in London for Tardis-related reasons, perhaps? “Well,” says Finney, stifling a smile and looking around...

‘Every guy was hitting on me’: actor Rosie Perez on Botox, boxing – and the casting couch

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Rosie Perez apologises for sounding a little hoarse – it’s partly because of a cold, but mainly because she spent Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, screaming for Amanda Serrano during her historic bout against ...

Two Doctors, and a trans actor playing Rose? How Russell T Davies is mixing things up in the Tardis all over again

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Name: Rose Tyler. Age: 18. Appearance: Yeah, about that … What do you mean? Everyone knows what Rose looks like. You’re going to say she looks like Billie Piper, aren’t you? Well, yes. Because Piper played Rose on Doc...

Succession actor James Cromwell glues hand to Starbucks counter in Peta protest – video

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James Cromwell has glued his hand to a Starbucks counter during a Peta protest in New York City, calling for the coffee chain to stop charging extra for vegan milks. The Succession and Babe actor and Oscar nominee, wh...

Director of new Bob Marley movie casts actor with no musical training

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He was the king of reggae, a giant of Jamaican music whose life was cut short in 1981, aged just 36. Now Bob Marley is to be celebrated on the big screen with a film that will be shot in London and Jamaica this autumn...

Veteran actor Kenneth Tsang dies in Hong Kong Covid quarantine hotel

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The veteran Hong Kong actor Kenneth Tsang has died in a Covid-19 quarantine hotel in the city. Tsang was best known internationally for his action roles in the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day, John Woo’s The Kill...

Actor Liz Carr calls for mask-only theatre performances

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Separate performances reserved for those who want to wear masks or socially distance should be held in theatres, the actor Liz Carr has suggested. The Silent Witness star was concerned that theatres were becoming inac...

Estelle Harris, Seinfeld and Toy Story actor, dies at 93

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Estelle Harris, who hollered her way into TV history as George Costanza’s short-fused mother on Seinfeld and voiced Mrs Potato Head in the Toy Story franchise, has died. She was 93. As middle-class matron Estelle Cost...

Jada Pinkett Smith: actor and wife of Will Smith has long been in line of fire

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The Oscars are always searching for a viral moment, and in 2022 they found it with a vengeance. When Will Smith mounted the stage to attack presenter Chris Rock, it was apparently motivated by Rock’s joke at his wife ...

Will Smith wins best actor Oscar for King Richard

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Will Smith has won the Oscar for best actor at the 94th Academy Awards, currently under way at the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles. Smith won the prize for his role as Richard Williams, father of tennis champions Venus a...

Troy Kotsur wins best supporting actor Oscar for Coda

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Troy Kotsur has won the Oscar for best supporting actor at the 94th Academy Awards, currently under way at the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles. Kotsur won the prize for his role as fisherman Frank Rossi in Coda, the deaf...

Heard v Depp: dueling defamation claims embroil actor and her ex in court battle

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In December 2018, actor Amber Heard published a column in the Washington Post that was a clarion call for providing more support to women who speak about domestic violence. Heard, now 35, described personal experience...

Judge terminates former actor Amanda Bynes’s nine-year conservatorship

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A judge terminated Amanda Bynes’ conservatorship on Tuesday, ending the legal arrangement that has given the former actor’s mother control of her estate and personal affairs for nearly a decade. The 35-year-old filed ...

Meet Renate Reinsve, the Norwegian actor stealing Hollywood’s heart

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What does it mean to be an adult woman today? Is it an age or a stage? Parenthood, a steady partner, a career or a home of one’s own? Julie, the central character in The Worst Person in the World, shimmies through her...

Oscar-winning actor William Hurt dies aged 71

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Oscar-winning actor William Hurt, star of Kiss of the Spider Woman and Body Heat, has died aged 71. Deadline reported an announcement by Hurt’s son Will: “It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourns the passi...

Actor Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail for lying to police about fake hate crime

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Actor Jussie Smollett has been sentenced to 30 months of probation, including 150 days of jail time, and ordered to pay restitution for his conviction of lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack that he or...

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