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Ready Player One director Steven Spielberg on Hollywood's 'watershed' moment

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 03:33:18 GMT

Steven Spielberg reckons Hollywood is currently having a 'watershed' moment, whilst promoting his futuristic film Ready Player One.

Cate Blanchett meets Rohingya child refugees

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:44:47 GMT

Actor Cate Blanchett has been to visit Rohingya child refugees in camps at risk of mudslides.

Katie Boyle's 60-year career

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:16:55 GMT

Despite once saying she was famous for being famous, Katie Boyle would spend more than half a century in the public eye.

Singer Courtney Marie Andrews says mental health inspired her latest album

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:12:21 GMT

Country folk singer Courtney Marie Andrews on the inspiration behind her latest album.

Former Beatle Ringo Starr: I'll wear my medal at breakfast

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:04:13 GMT

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr receives his knighthood for services to music.

Academic says women risk being branded 'career rapees'

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:02:42 GMT

Academic says women risk being branded 'career rapees' and still face abuse.

John McEnroe paid more than Martina Navratilova by BBC

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 01:02:01 GMT

Martina Navratilova told BBC Panorama that the corporation has to "do better".

What did Texans make of the British bands at SXSW?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:15:47 GMT

Every year, new British bands travel to Texas for the SXSW festival. How did this year's hopefuls fare?

Dorset orchestra forms 'first ensemble of disabled musicians'

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:38:16 GMT

The musicians hope to show that disabled people can and should be more involved in classical music.

'I swapped my rifle for a sewing machine'

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:29:35 GMT

This former infantry soldier left the British Army to pursue his passion for fashion and is now a designer in London.

'It was like WW2 swept through our house'

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:25:04 GMT

A man whose father killed his mother is among three writers who tell how poetry has helped them cope.

The Silent Child producers go back to school

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:00:58 GMT

Oscar-winning filmmakers Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton show off their award for the Silent Child to schoolchildren in Birmingham.

'Elsa' from Frozen rescues police van

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:56:07 GMT

He gave it a good push then let it go.

African women 'inspire comic book heroes'

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:14:02 GMT

You've heard of Wonder Woman and Black Panther, but what about Queen Amina and Ireti Moremi?

Wrinkle In Time director: 'No one in films looked like me'

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:24:23 GMT

Ava DuVernay explains why her film about a girl's quest to find her father "loves a wider audience".

Rudimental play surprise gig on a truck

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:14:58 GMT

Pop group Rudimental surprised fans in the centre of London by playing a pop-up show on the back of a truck.

Noel Edmonds 'humbled' by suicide attempt response

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:33:07 GMT

TV star Noel Edmonds says he tried to take his own life after being the victim of fraud.

Givenchy: His most famous designs, from Hepburn to Kardashian

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:47:27 GMT

Some of Givenchy's most iconic designs through the decades, after he dies at the age of 91.

Watch five of Ken Dodd's best gags

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:03:52 GMT

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Visual effects behind Thor: Ragnarok

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:07:47 GMT

Click talks to Alexis Wajsbrot, the visual effects supervisor for Thor: Ragnarok.

Frozen music: The festival with ice instruments

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 00:14:08 GMT

The BBC Travel Show visits the festival which has ice drums, ice horns and even an ice didgeridoo.

Susan Sarandon: Casting couch won't go away

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:03:05 GMT

Actress Susan Sarandon says the casting couch will never go away in Hollywood.

Stacey Dooley: The women who inspire me

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:36:15 GMT

On International Women’s Day Stacey Dooley says she was inspired by the Yazidi women she met in Iraq.

What drove Milly Thomas to write a play about suicide?

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 03:27:15 GMT

Playwright Milly Thomas explains why she wanted to create a play about suicide.

Legendary comedian Sir Ken Dodd has died aged 90

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 05:55:45 GMT

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Norwich student artist uses junk plastic to make artwork

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 10:24:30 GMT

Norwich art student Jessica Mae Gower uses her spare time to recycle plastic to make art.

Grime through time: A brief history of one of the UK's biggest music genres

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 05:09:20 GMT

These are the moments that helped make grime one of the biggest music genres to come out of the UK.

Tomb Raider star: 'It's all very positive' because of feminist movement

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 03:57:43 GMT

Alicia Vikander, who plays Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider, says women's circumstances are improving in film.

Watch Frances McDormand's Oscar being taken

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:31:23 GMT

A Governor's Ball guest took Frances McDormand's Oscar and posted a video on social media.

What’s an 'Inclusion Rider'? The creator explains

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 04:49:18 GMT

Frances McDormand confused viewers with these words at the Oscars - the 'inclusion rider' creator explains what it means.

The Oscar-winning special effects of Blade Runner 2049

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:14:58 GMT

Click meets one of the people responsible for the movie's award winning special effects.

The man who won an Oscar AND a jet ski

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 13:33:53 GMT

Mike Bridges took home an Oscar for costume design AND a jet ski for shortest speech on Sunday night.

'Maisie is the face of change'

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 23:10:54 GMT

Gilson Sly is a very proud father. His daughter Maisie stars in the Oscar winning film The Silent Child.

Watch highlights from the Oscars red carpet

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 03:34:46 GMT

See the stars as they walked the red carpet for the 2018 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.

Turning unwanted objects into mosaic art

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:04:35 GMT

Art teacher Caroline Jariwala talks mosaics and why she doesn't grade her students.

Ed Sheeran's message for Sussex mum with ovarian cancer

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 19:50:14 GMT

Kelly Dimmock was sent a message from the singer after finding out she has ovarian cancer.

Oscars 2018: Highlights from the ceremony

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:07:44 GMT

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Oscars 2018: Gary Oldman on Best Actor win for Darkest Hour

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:31:33 GMT

The British actor thanked his mum after his Oscar win for playing Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

Oscars 2018: Roger Deakins and Daniel Kaluuya

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 09:04:37 GMT

Roger Deakins on his Oscar win - at the 14th attempt.

The Silent Child filmmakers on Oscars win

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:04:00 GMT

Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton won an Oscar for The Silent Child, which tells the story of a girl who struggles to communicate.

Big in Asia: The woman showing plus-size can be beautiful

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:26:42 GMT

Wang Chi is a plus-size social media celebrity in Taiwan, but she's taking on a new challenge.

Is life different for women in post-Weinstein Hollywood?

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 18:28:28 GMT

Heather Graham on how difficult is it to be a female filmmaker in Hollywood.

Gary Oldman: 'It's a moment in the sun'

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 08:41:55 GMT

Gary Oldman is up for the best actor Oscar for the role of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

Meet the real-life Three Billboards mother

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 00:19:42 GMT

Meet the mother who put up billboards to find her missing daughter, in a story that reflects the Oscar-nominated film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Oscars: How Hollywood's stars approach the Academy Awards

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 03:41:50 GMT

Ahead of Hollywood's biggest night, the stars give their guide to Oscar etiquette.

Oscars 2018: How to make every nominee a winner

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 05:46:49 GMT

Celebs walking the red carpet can expect plenty of perks, from $2m rings to a DNA profile kit.

Six, deaf and going to the Oscars

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 01:46:46 GMT

Maisie Sly is enjoying her trip to Hollywood before the awards ceremony on Sunday.

The Oscar best picture contenders, in 45 seconds

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 02:20:33 GMT

A quick guide to the films up for best picture at the Oscars 2018.

Mark Hamill: Pub quiz Jedi

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 08:14:27 GMT

Why the Star Wars actor is the pub quiz team member you never knew you needed.

Kimberly Wyatt: Pussycat Dolls reunion 'now or never'

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 06:40:03 GMT

Former band member Kimberly Wyatt says "conversations are being held" about reuniting.

#OscarsSoWhite tweeter on race and change

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 03:17:12 GMT

Three years ago April Reign was a regular filmgoer - now, she has helped make Hollywood history.

Birmingham comedian creates own 'Nike' advert

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 17:05:06 GMT

Actor and comedian 'Sideman' created his own version of the Nike London advert to showcase Midlands talent.

Girls braving the cold to meet 5 Seconds of Summer

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 10:26:46 GMT

Girls describe waiting 12 hours to see Australian boyband 5 Seconds of Summer.

Why is Wrinkle in Time a film for the moment?

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:04:19 GMT

Hollywood's first black female director explains why Disney's Wrinkle in Time has captured the spirit of the moment.

Skins: The TV show with an A-list alumni

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:01:49 GMT

One hit E4 show of the 2000s has produced a string of Oscar nominees and A-list stars.

How to speak like Black Panther

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:12:28 GMT

The official language of fictional Wakanda is isiXhosa - also spoken in parts of South Africa.

How broke the Superorganism oven?

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:58:15 GMT

Superorganism's Orono and Harry on their debut album, 'non-stop pop production house' and the mystery of who broke the oven.

Strong Island: Transgender director's historic Oscar nomination

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 23:20:11 GMT

A deeply personal documentary about the murder of the director's brother is heading to the Oscars.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi visual effects revealed

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:06:10 GMT

Click meets the Oscar nominated visual effects team behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Simon Thomas to son: 'I'm afraid mummy’s died'

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:27:21 GMT

Sky Sports anchor Simon Thomas says telling his son about his wife’s death was "horrendous".

The moment our interview with Karen Gillan came to a crashing halt

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 01:06:26 GMT

We had a little camera fail during our interview with former Dr Who star Karen Gillan as she promoted her new movie.

Daniel Battsek: ‘Weinstein's staff were damaged mentally’

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:27:21 GMT

The former president of Miramax Films says staff working for the disgraced film producer were left "damaged, mentally".

Morecambe and Wise: Rescuing a 'lost' film

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 02:02:48 GMT

An old Morecambe and Wise film from 1968 has been restored using a groundbreaking new technique.

Sridevi 'paved way for Bollywood women'

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 09:34:05 GMT

Tributes are paid to Indian superstar Sridevi Kapoor, who has died of a heart attack aged 54.

'If You Were Me' TV show youngsters reunited after 48 years

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:01:40 GMT

The early 1970s BBC television programme "If You Were Me" took children on cultural exchanges around the world.

Vicar of Dibley's Alice Tinker: 'I can't believe it's not butter'

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:53:11 GMT

A memorable moment from the popular BBC sitcom Vicar of Dibley, with Emma Chambers as Alice Tinker, and Dawn French.

Sridevi Kapoor fans pay tribute to 'great actress'

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 13:42:56 GMT

The Bollywood superstar featured in almost 300 films over five decades.

Matt the cartoonist: A day in the life

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:44:47 GMT

Cartoonist Matt speaks about his typical day, as he celebrates 30 years at the Telegraph.

DC Comics exhibition comes to 02 Arena in London

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:47:06 GMT

Rare props and costumes from superhero films are on show until September.

Hair to stay: Australians celebrate the mullet

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 19:40:34 GMT

Fans of the mullet gather at an inaugural festival, celebrating the instantly recognisable haircut.

Tracey Emin: 'A lot of men have changed' towards women

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:30:58 GMT

The artist says a younger generation of men would find it "unbelievable" to be abusive towards women.

Brit Awards 2018 in two minutes: Stormzy and Dua Lipa win big

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:29:55 GMT

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Brits stars react to white roses movement

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:21:08 GMT

Paloma Faith was among those asked about the symbol of solidarity with victims of harassment and abuse.

Will Ed Sheeran play at royal wedding?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:19:29 GMT

The singer responds to reports that he's performing at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

Dua Lipa: 'More female artists are on the rise'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:29:46 GMT

The singer is the first female artist to get five Brit Award nominations in one year.

Gangster rapper Nissim Black on becoming an Orthodox Jew

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:13:50 GMT

Ex-gangster rapper Nissim Black, or 'D Black', has embraced Orthodox Judaism, changing his music to fit his new lifestyle.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Visual effects revealed

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:23:57 GMT

The visual effects team behind the film has been nominated for an Oscar.

The Queen on the 'frow' at London Fashion Week

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:38:33 GMT

She sat in the front row next to Vogue's Anna Wintour and gave an award to designer Richard Quinn.

Jennifer Lawrence explains Bafta mishap with Joanna Lumley

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:35:51 GMT

The actress says her "rude" comment at the Baftas was "an inside joke that fell flat".

Cheryl: 'I struggled as a teenager'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:44:41 GMT

Singer Cheryl has opened a youth centre in her home town of Newcastle in a joint venture with The Prince's Trust.

Capturing day and night in one image

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:04:15 GMT

Wilkes shoots more than 1,500 images of a scene and then blends them into a single photograph.

Baftas 2018: The winners

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:26:23 GMT

The big Bafta winner this year, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took home five awards.

Jennifer Lawrence: Five times she's spoken out

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:24:56 GMT

She's taking a break from acting to focus on activism, here's a reminder of the causes she supports.

Baftas: What the stars were talking about on the red carpet

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:06:15 GMT

From the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements to the films they made, the stars had a lot to say.

What it's like being a female director in Bollywood

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:21:31 GMT

Gauri Shinde talks about the challenges of working in a male-dominated industry.

Jack Whitehall's five tips for presenting an awards show

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:36:38 GMT

Ahead of presenting the Brit Awards, Jack Whitehall reveals how his preparation is going.

Sheringham Scira Viking Festival

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:33:38 GMT

Hoards of Norse invaders march on the coast to send their leader flaming into Valhalla.