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Dean Stockwell: cult indie character actor who refused to fit in

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Dean Stockwell was the child actor in numberless studio movies of the 1940s, who arguably never quite got over that brutal apprenticeship, especially as the system soon saw that audiences loved it when he cried. Stock...

The UK’s reliance on gas imports leaves us open to unpredictable prices

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Each autumn, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the energy regulator Ofgem present a statutory security of supply report to parliament. Last December, the department concluded that ...

Roger Michell: a quiet genius still hitting his stride

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Roger Michell was the TV and movie director who had a midas touch with actors and with a particular type of English material: witty, literate, poignant and romantic. Michell was a master at directing anything on the c...

Holly Bradshaw takes unexpected Olympic pole vault bronze for Team GB

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Great Britain’s Holly Bradshaw won a surprise bronze medal in the Olympic pole vault competition behind the United States’ gold medal winner Katie Nageotte and Anzhelika Sidorova. Bradshaw, 29, the British record hold...

Cannes makes up for lost time with a thrilling auteur-packed lineup

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So, after its unprecedented break last year, Cannes is back, like Euro 2020, although this is, of course, a whole new set of fixtures. Last year’s notionally selected films were simply allowed out on to the world’s st...

Oscars 2021: no real upsets but Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland triumph is a wonderful coup

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So this strangest of years was matched with the strangest of Oscar ceremonies, a weirdly subdued and anticlimactic affair with an ending that had people more discombobulated than the final episode of The Sopranos. No ...

Rocks on! The Baftas’ diversity push has been brilliantly vindicated

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The Bafta nominations seem this year to have answered two perennial objections: that they are not diverse enough and – perhaps paradoxically – not British enough. Four out of the six best director nominees are women: ...

Holly Bradshaw glad to be back after lost prize money and ‘living like a hermit’

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It has, to put it mildly, not been the smoothest buildup for Britain’s strongest gold medal contender at the European Indoor Championships this weekend. Not only have quarantine regulations forced the pole vaulter Hol...