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Helen Mirren says streaming is bad for cinema

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Dame Helen will shortly be seen in road movie The Leisure Seeker Dame Helen Mirren has said the rise of watching films on streaming services at home is “devastating” for people who want to make films for the big screen. “It’s devastating for people like my husband, film directors, because […]

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W1A actor Alex Beckett dies aged 35

Image caption Beckett (left) appeared in both W1A and Twenty Twelve The actor Alex Beckett – who played Barney Lumsden from Perfect Curve in BBC comedy W1A – has died suddenly, his agent has confirmed. Beckett, 35, was also known for his theatre work and had been starring in The Way of the World at […]

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Spike Lee KKK film to premiere at Cannes

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Spike Lee (right) presented Jordan Peele with an award at last month’s Independent Spirit Awards A Spike Lee film about the Ku Klux Klan, produced by Get Out’s Jordan Peele, will screen in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. BlacKkKlansman, starring John David Washington – son of Denzel – […]