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Ex-MP Charlie Elphicke jailed for sexual assault now claiming universal credit

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The disgraced former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke has said he is in a “very difficult and embarrassed position” of being on universal credit and unable to pay £35,000 following his sentence for sexually assaulting...

‘People who knew him … didn’t really know him’: who was the real Charlie Chaplin?

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When a normal person ascends to the firmament of fame, their sense of identity is split in two. The self-perception they’ve developed over their life up to that point – the ‘true’ self, allowed to emerge in intimate m...

I made a film that’s designed to be lost – and that’s not so different from Netflix

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For as long as there have been films, there have been lost films. Tens if not hundreds of thousands of them – and not just unloved obscurities but key works by Hitchcock, Ozu and Warhol, all left to decay in their can...

Attack of the Hollywood Cliches! Charlie Brooker and Rob Lowe churn out a shoddy tropefest

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I have long made peace with the fact that I will never figure Netflix out. Maybe that is the point: Netflix, like the shining face of God, is not ever meant to be fully understood, just watched in awe from afar. But w...

Charlie and Lola author Lauren Child says children’s books should be taken seriously

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Charlie and Lola creator Lauren Child is calling for attitudes towards children’s books to change, criticising the “lazy” assumption that “creating work with children in mind is easier or less demanding”. The former c...

Daniel Craig has given us ‘woke’ James Bond, says Charlie Higson

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He’s the brooding bad boy who drives luxury cars, jumps through windows and wrestles on top of moving trains, all while having an array of beautiful women on his arm. But the one thing James Bond has never been is “wo...

Charlie Brooker: ‘Succession made me furious with envy’

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In 2000, a relatively unknown video games journalist called Charlie Brooker took over as the Guardian Guide’s TV reviewer. His Screen Burn columns were like nothing else in British media before or since. Passionate an...

Charlie Watts showed us how a man could be – cool, modest and always classy

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I was fortunate enough to meet Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones drummer who died on Tuesday, interviewing him in 2000 for one of his beloved jazz projects. In the interview, I managed to call George Harrison “the bas...

Charlie Watts: a rock’n’roll legend whose true love was jazz

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Everyone knew that Charlie Watts’s heart was always in jazz. Even when he grew his hair long and put on hippie garb while the Rolling Stones were going through their Satanic Majesties period, underneath he was still t...

Charlie Watts: Rolling Stones drummer dies at age 80 – video obituary

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Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones drummer who propelled the band’s sound for nearly 60 years, has died at age 80.Earlier this month, it was announced that Watts was to miss the band’s forthcoming US tour as he recover...

Charlie Watts: the calm, brilliant eye of the Rolling Stones’ rock’n’roll storm

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By any standards, Charlie Watts was an unlikely candidate for rock stardom. He was quiet, drily funny and unfailingly modest, characteristics theoretically better suited to his initial profession as a graphic designer...

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies aged 80

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Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones drummer who propelled the band’s sound for nearly 60 years, has died aged 80. A statement from his London publicist, Bernard Doherty, to the PA news agency said: “It is with immense s...

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts likely to miss US tour to recover from procedure

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Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts appears likely to miss the band’s upcoming US tour to allow him to recover from an unspecified medical procedure. A spokesperson for the musician said on Wednesday night that the p...

TV tonight: Charlie Brooks stars in a new suburban thriller

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EastEnders’ Charlie Brooks takes the lead in this four-part suburban thriller, showing nightly until Thursday. Struggling to keep their marriage alive, Anna (Brooks) and her Australian husband, Jake (Brett Tucker), d...

Batley teacher suspended after showing Charlie Hebdo image can return

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A teacher who ignited protests at a school in West Yorkshire after using a controversial image of the prophet Muhammad in class has been cleared of causing deliberate offence and told he can have his job back. The tea...

Charlie Higson: ‘Vic Reeves Big Night Out is the funniest show I’ve ever seen’

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I was absolutely blown away by Vic Reeves Big Night Out, live. It was the most original, funny and inventive show I’d ever seen. Nobody else was doing anything like it. A new show every week – songs, special guests, g...

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