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Roger Michell, acclaimed film and stage director, dies aged 65

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Roger Michell, the much-admired director of films including Notting Hill, Venus and My Cousin Rachel, has died. A statement from Michell’s publicist confirmed the news, saying: “It is with great sadness that the famil...

BBC director general welcomes proposals for ‘distinctly British’ content

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The BBC’s director general has embraced the idea of requiring broadcasters to produce “distinctly British” content, after losing British talent to deep-pocketed streaming services. The likes of Netflix have invested e...

BBC director of news criticises furore over Jess Brammar appointment

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The BBC’s director of news has defended its impartiality and criticised abuse directed at a journalist whose appointment to run the BBC’s rolling news channels was confirmed on Wednesday. Jess Brammar, the former edit...

FBI director faces new scrutiny over investigation of Brett Kavanaugh

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The FBI director, Chris Wray, is facing new scrutiny of the bureau’s handling of its 2018 background investigation of Brett Kavanaugh, including its claim that the FBI lacked the authority to conduct a further investi...

Renowned opera director Graham Vick dies from Covid complications aged 67

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Sir Graham Vick, the internationally acclaimed opera director, has died from complications of Covid-19, at the age of 67. The news was announced by Birmingham Opera Company, of which he was artistic director. He made...

‘A woman wanting to make films was a joke’: Márta Mészáros, pioneering Hungarian director

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Márta Mészáros, the pioneering Hungarian film-maker who turns 90 in September, has always looked young for her age. When she wanted to study film in her home country in the late 1940s, she was told: “We don’t need any...

Film director Robert Downey Sr dies at 85

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Robert Downey Sr, the director best known for 1969 satire Putney Swope, has died at the age of 85. The film-maker had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s for more than five years and died in his sleep at home in New York...

‘Her body is her business card’: Sweat director Magnus von Horn on the world of online influencers

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Magnus von Horn makes a confession few film-makers would admit to: “Some of the things I saw on social media were more moving than what I saw in the cinema.” Cinema and social media are currently the best of enemies: ...

Black Lives Matter co-founder to step down as foundation’s executive director

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A co-founder of Black Lives Matter announced Thursday that she is stepping down as the executive director of the movement’s foundation following what she has called a smear campaign from a far-right group and recent c...

Billie Piper: From vulnerable teen pop star to director of an ‘anti-romcom’

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Billie Piper has occupied a near continual, if shifting, position in the public imagination for almost a quarter of a century. That’s a notable achievement by any reckoning of a performer’s career, but it’s also rathe...

Ex-BBC director general Lord Hall resigns as National Gallery chair

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The former BBC director general Lord Hall has resigned as chairman of the National Gallery saying continuing in the role “would be a distraction to an institution I care deeply about”. More details soon…

Katy Rudd: the high-flying director who can’t resist a risk

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Everyone wanted to be involved in the plays staged at Katy Rudd’s secondary school in Surrey. It is what fired up her love of theatre. Had it not been for the dynamism of the drama department at St Bede’s comprehensiv...

Young Vic to livestream all future productions, says artistic director

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The Young Vic plans to livestream all of its future productions, its artistic director has said, insisting theatre can never go back to being something that can only be experienced by physically being there. Kwame Kwe...

‘The situation in India can happen anywhere,’ says WHO Europe director – video

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said the kind of struggle India was having against a devastating resurgence in Covid cases could happen anywhere in the world, during a briefing on Thursday.Hans Kluge, the WHO regi...

Mayfair 101 director behind failed Dunk Island redevelopment banned for 20 years

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The high-profile fund manager behind failed plans to redevelop Queensland’s Dunk Island and nearby Mission Beach, James Mawhinney, has been handed a 20-year ban from offering financial products by the federal court. T...

Richard Rush, Oscar-nominated director of The Stunt Man, dies aged 91

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Richard Rush, the Oscar-nominated director of Freebie and the Bean and The Stunt Man, has died aged 91, reportedly of natural causes. His wife Claudia confirmed the news, saying: “To those who were privileged to know ...

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