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The soldier with a secret talent – ballet

[ad_1] Image copyright Rosie Kay Dance Company Twenty-two-year-old Alex Smith is a serving soldier in the British Army who nearly went into a very different profession - ballet. For two years he kept his talents a secret from his fellow soldiers.Trooper Alex Smith of the Queen's Dragoon Guards is wearing his uniform and he's ready for duty. But today, unusually, he's in a theatre.Alex is appearing in a contemporary dance
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The sound-editor mum up for an Oscar

[ad_1] Image caption Nina Hartstone has spent more than 25 years working in the film business At home, Nina Hartstone juggles caring for three children, co-chairing the PTA and feeding the cat. At work, she's a Bafta-winning sound-editor who is off to Hollywood to see if she can add an Oscar to her collection of awards for her work on music biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Dressing up in a grand gown,
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Oscars 2019: All awards will be shown live after backlash

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Roger Deakins (r), who won his first Oscar for cinematography last year after 14 nominations, criticised the initial decision The organisers of the Oscars have reversed an earlier decision to hand out four awards during ad breaks after facing a major backlash.The presentations for live action short, cinematography, editing and make-up and hair were to be streamed online in an effort to shorten
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Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in Downfall, dies aged 77

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ganz was well-known in German-language cinema and theatre Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in the 2004 film Downfall, has died aged 77.The Swiss actor died at home in Zurich on Friday night, his management said.Ganz was well-known in German-language cinema and theatre and also had roles in English-language films including The Reader and The Manchurian Candidate.His most famous role, however, was as Adolf Hitler
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Surviving R Kelly makers: ‘This isn’t where the story ends’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images When the documentary Surviving R Kelly premiered in New York in December, the screening room had to be evacuated because of an anonymous gun threat.For Jesse Daniels, one of the documentary series' executive producers, that "was a big wake-up call... that this was very serious".In the audience were some of the women interviewed for the series, who have accused R Kelly of sexual and physical
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Meet The Favourite’s Bafta-winning working mums

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Alice Felton [L] and Fiona Crombie: Bafta winners, friends and working mothers One of the most touching moments at this year's Baftas was when Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton accepted the award for best production design for The Favourite. They dedicated it to "every woman and working mother who keeps it together and makes it happen". The best friends met on the 2015 film
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Jussie Smollett: Brothers held over ‘attack’ on Empire actor

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Chicago police have arrested two brothers in connection with the alleged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett. The US TV star needed hospital treatment last month after a suspected racist and homophobic attack.Police said on Friday they were questioning two Nigerian brothers for a second day. The men had worked as Empire extras, sometimes going to the gym with the actor, their lawyer said.Jussie Smollett