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Teal, spicy cough and bachelor’s handbag: the contenders for Macquarie Dictionary’s 2022 word of the year

Covid, Australian politics and online culture are dominant influences on this year’s shortlist

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Published 2022-11-21 06:44:43


Carry On star Leslie Phillips dies at 98

Veteran actor, known for his catchphrases such as ‘ding dong’, spent 80 years in the spotlight

• Peter Bradshaw on Leslie Phillips: master of raffish comedy and immortal catchphrases Continue reading...

Published 2022-11-8 12:52:13


Angela Lansbury: actor's most notable roles from Jessica Fletcher to Mrs Potts – video

The actor , best known as Jessica Fletcher in the TV series Murder, She Wrote and for numerous film and theatre roles, has died aged 96.

She died in her sleep on Tuesday, just five days before her 97th birthday, her family announced. A statement said: ‘The children of Dame Angela Lansbury are sad to announce that their mother died peacefully in her sleep at home in Los Angeles at 1.30am, Tuesday 11 October 2022’Angela Lansbury, star of TV, film and theatre, dies aged 96Angela Lansbury: the sweet, scene-stealing grande dame of our screens for 75 years Continue reading...

Published 2022-10-11 22:24:18


Sacheen Littlefeather, who declined Marlon Brando’s Oscar, dies aged 75 – video

The Native American actor and activist who declined Brando’s Oscar for The Godfather has died aged 75, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced in a tweet on Sunday. Littlefeather had breast cancer.

The Hollywood Reporter cited a statement from her caretaker that said she died at noon on Sunday at home in the northern California city of Novato, surrounded by loved onesSacheen Littlefeather, actor and activist who declined Marlon Brando’s Oscar, dies aged 75 Continue reading...

Published 2022-10-3 14:22:36


Jean-Luc Godard, giant of the French New Wave, dies at 91

The radical director of Breathless and Alphaville, and who was a key figure in the French Nouvelle Vague, has died

Peter Bradshaw on Godard: a genius who tore up rule book without troubling to read it Continue reading...

Published 2022-09-13 08:17:21


‘Lack of consent’: push for Australian film classifications to note ‘concerning’ scenes

Campaign for new movie rating launched after affirmative consent laws passed in NSW and Victoria

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Published 2022-09-6 17:30:26


Gary Gaines, coach at heart of Friday Night Lights, dies aged 73

Gaines was central figure in Buzz Bissinger’s bestselling book Billy Bob Thornton played Gaines in 2004 movie adaptation Continue reading...

Published 2022-08-23 11:30:01


Actor Anne Heche dies a week after car crash

The 53-year-old star of films including Donnie Brasco, Catfight and the remake of Psycho, did not regain consciousness after a car crash on 5 August

Peter Bradshaw on Heche: a little too smart for HollywoodGallery: a life in pictures Continue reading...

Published 2022-08-12 17:40:58


A look back at Raymond Briggs' most famous illustrations – video obituary

The writer and illustrator Raymond Briggs has died aged 88. In his extraordinary, decades-long career he created staples of British culture such as The Snowman, for which he is best known globally, inseparably associating him with Christmas, when an animated adaptation of his book would often air. 

Briggs was awarded a CBE for services to literature. Francesca Dow, the managing director of Penguin Random House children’s books, said: 'He leaves an extraordinary legacy, and a big hole'Snowman author Raymond Briggs dies aged 88‘We’ll still be watching in 50 years’: how Raymond Briggs’s The Snowman changed Christmas Continue reading...

Published 2022-08-10 12:45:14


Raymond Briggs, creator of The Snowman, dies aged 88 – video

The writer and illustrator Raymond Briggs has died aged 88. In his extraordinary, decades-long career he created staples of British culture such as The Snowman, for which he is best known globally, inseparably associating him with Christmas, when an animated adaptation of his book would often air. 

Briggs was awarded a CBE for services to literature. Francesca Dow, the managing director of Penguin Random House children’s books, said: 'He leaves an extraordinary legacy, and a big hole'Snowman author Raymond Briggs dies aged 88‘We’ll still be watching in 50 years’: how Raymond Briggs’s The Snowman changed Christmas Continue reading...

Published 2022-08-10 12:45:14


Olivia Newton-John, star of Grease, dies aged 73

Pop star best known for her role in the film musical devoted her later life to activism in support of cancer research

Olivia Newton-John was that rare thing: a wonderfully unselfconscious starShare your tributes here Continue reading...

Published 2022-08-8 19:40:25


Tributes flow for Olivia Newton-John after Australian star’s death

John Travolta, Kylie Minogue, Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese and more have shared their tributes to the actor and singer

Share your tributes in the comments belowOlivia Newton-John: a life and career in picturesOlivia Newton-John was that rare thing: a wonderfully unselfconscious star Continue reading...

Published 2022-08-8 22:44:25


Quidditch changes name to quadball after JK Rowling’s trans statements

Governing bodies have also cited commercial reasonsSport was developed from game in Harry Potter series Continue reading...

Published 2022-07-20 14:11:39


Whoopi Goldberg joins international backlash over Sydney Morning Herald’s treatment of Rebel Wilson

Editor Bevan Shields has now accepted full responsibility for the paper’s coverage and apologised for the delay in acknowledging mistakes were made

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Published 2022-06-14 07:40:09


Johnny Depp's account of severing finger is inconsistent says surgeon – video

A surgeon who has testified in the defamation trial of Johnny Depp and  says Depp's claim that he lost the tip of his finger during a domestic fight with Heard could not have happened in the way he recounted.

Speaking at the court in Fairfax county, Virginia, Richard Moore said Depp’s description was unlikely, in large part because his fingernail remained intact. Moore, who did not treat Depp, said the fingernail was exposed – as Depp described the palm-down placement of his hand – and would have been damagedSurgeon casts doubt on Johnny Depp’s account of how he severed finger Continue reading...

Published 2022-05-24 07:48:02


Taika Waititi portrait wins packing room prize at 2022 Archibalds

New Zealand-born artist Claus Stangl wins prize decided by gallery staff with painting of Academy Award-winning director

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Published 2022-05-5 03:01:51


Oscars 2022: Will Smith not facing charges for slapping Chris Rock, says LAPD, as Academy releases statement – as it happened

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‘Violence instead of words’: Will Smith condemned for hitting Chris RockCoda wins best picture at dramatic Oscars ceremony – full storyThe full list of winnersThe best looks on the red carpet – in pictures Continue reading...

Published 2022-03-28 11:29:00


Oscars 2022: Coda triumphs while Will Smith attacks Chris Rock onstage

The drama picked up three major awards, including best picture, while best actor winner Will Smith had a viral confrontation

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Published 2022-03-28 03:42:13


Chest in show: Timothée Chalamet gives 2022’s Oscar red carpet its biggest fashion moment

What does it take to make an Oscars’ suit stand out? Choose any colour other than black (or lose your shirt)

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Published 2022-03-28 04:19:37


Oscars 2022: a historic night for women – overshadowed by male violence

If Jane Campion becomes the third woman ever to win best director but Will Smith slaps Chris Rock, did it really happen?

Oscars wrap: Coda triumphs while Will Smith attacks Chris Rock onstageAll the winners and nominees from the 94th Academy Awards Continue reading...

Published 2022-03-28 05:50:50


Oscars key moments: emotions run high at 2022 Academy Awards – video

The 2022 Oscars ceremony went off script in a dramatic way as Will Smith walked on stage and slapped comedian  for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. Moments later Smith gave a teary acceptance speech and apologised for his outburst after winning the best actor award for his role as Richard Williams, the father of tennis champions Venus and , in King Richard. ‘Love will make you do crazy things,' Smith said.

Troy Kotsur made history as the first deaf man to win an Oscar for his role in Coda, while West Side Story's Ariana DeBose won the best supporting actress award. Jessica Chastain won best lead actress for her role in The Eyes of Tammy Faye and delivered a powerful acceptance speech lamenting attacks on the LGBTQ community. ‘For any of you out there who do in fact feel hopeless or alone I just want you to know that you are unconditionally loved for the uniqueness that is you,' she saidWill Smith wins best actor Oscar for King RichardThe slap, the fallout and a little dog: standout 2022 Oscars memes and reactionsHistoric wins, Will Smith’s punch and silk pyjamas: Oscars 2022– in ...

Published 2022-03-28 06:15:41


Will Smith not facing charges for slapping Chris Rock, says LAPD, as Academy releases statement – Oscars 2022 live!

Family drama Coda won best picture at a ceremony that was overshadowed by Will Smith attacking Chris Rock

• Coda wins best picture at dramatic Oscars ceremony – full story• The full list of winners• The best looks on the red carpet – in pictures Continue reading...

Published 2022-03-28 09:01:33


'Life is unbelievable': Guardian documentary The Black Cop wins Bafta for best short film – video

Guardian documentary The Black Cop has won best short film at the 2022 Bafta awards. The lead subject of the film Gamal 'G' Turawa broke down in tears when he was asked what it meant to have to his story recognised. 'Life is unbelievable', he said. The film is an intimate portrait of Turawa who is an ex-Metropolitan police officer and explores his memories of racially profiling and harassing black people and homophobia in his early career. Director Cherish Oteka said that although the documentary is British, the story has global relevance.

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Published 2022-03-14 01:13:21


Jane Campion calls actor Sam Elliott ‘sexist’ for criticizing Power of the Dog

Film-maker: ‘I’m sorry, he was being a little bit of a B-I-T-C-H’Interview: Jane Campion on The Power of the Dog Continue reading...

Published 2022-03-13 15:31:43


Oscar nominations 2022: The Power of the Dog leads the pack

Jane Campion’s repressed western up for 12 prizes at 94th Academy Awards, with Dune scoring 10 nominations and Belfast and West Side Story both bagging seven

• Peter Bradshaw: Oscar nominations triumph confirms The Power of the Dog’s classic status Continue reading...

Published 2022-02-8 13:50:01


Oscars nominations 2022: the full list

From Belfast to The Power of the Dog, all the nominations for the 94th Academy Awards, which take place on 27 March

• Oscar nominations 2022: The Power of the Dog leads the pack• Peter Bradshaw: Oscar nominations triumph confirms The Power of the Dog’s classic status Continue reading...

Published 2022-02-8 14:01:40


Alec Baldwin says he is complying with Rust shooting investigation

Actor posts Instagram message about warrant for phoneCinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in set incident Continue reading...

Published 2022-01-8 23:00:51


Sidney Poitier, Black acting pioneer, dies aged 94

The first Black person to win a best actor Oscar gave a string of groundbreaking performances on screen that helped combat social prejudice

Sidney Poitier: a life in picturesA natural film star who quietly pioneered a revolution | Peter Bradshaw Continue reading...

Published 2022-01-7 15:27:30


Sidney Poitier's most memorable roles, from To Sir, with Love to In the Heat of the Night – video

The actor, whose groundbreaking work in the 1950s and 60s paved the way for generations of black film stars, has died aged 94. 

Poitier, who was born in Miami but raised in the Bahamas, was the first black winner of the best actor Oscar, for his role in Lilies of the Field. He was a pioneering black presence in mainstream Hollywood cinema.  His death was announced on Friday by Fred Mitchell, the minister of foreign affairs of the BahamasSidney Poitier, Black acting pioneer, dies aged 94 Continue reading...

Published 2022-01-7 18:18:23


Peter Bogdanovich, acclaimed writer-director, dies at 82

The Oscar-nominated film-maker, known for The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon, has died of natural causes

Peter Bogdanovich: a loving cineaste and fearless genius of cinemaPeter Bogdanovich: a life in pictures Continue reading...

Published 2022-01-6 18:05:22


Golden Globe nominations 2022: Belfast and The Power of the Dog lead the pack

Kenneth Branagh’s autobiographical drama and Jane Campion’s tense western both score seven nominations

• Full list of nominations• Peter Bradshaw: Golden Globes tries to do better as Lady Gaga brings the outrage Continue reading...

Published 2021-12-13 15:12:07


Rebel Wilson says team questioned her fitness journey – video

Rebel Wilson, one of Hollywood’s top comedy actors, has said her own team were opposed to her losing weight because she was ‘earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl’.

The Australian actor, 41, spoke about her health and fitness journey in a BBC interview‘Funny fat girl’: Rebel Wilson says her team were against her losing weight Continue reading...

Published 2021-12-7 21:51:33


Antony Sher, celebrated actor on stage and screen, dies aged 72

His vivid and moving performances, including an Olivier award-winning Richard III, made Sher one of the world’s most respected theatre actors

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Published 2021-12-3 12:54:11


David Gulpilil obituary: Walkabout star a ‘consummate actor’ who helped reinvent Australian film

Actor had key roles in Storm Boy, The Last Wave and worked with Rolf de Heer in The Tracker, Ten Canoes and Charlie’s Country

David Gulpilil, a titanic force in Australian cinema, dies after lung cancer diagnosis Continue reading...

Published 2021-11-29 19:23:51


David Gulpilil, a titanic force in Australian cinema, dies after lung cancer diagnosis

The Indigenous actor, who was in his late 60s when he died, helped shape the history of Australian film

David Gulpilil obituary: Walkabout star a ‘consummate actor’ who helped reinvent Australian film Continue reading...

Published 2021-11-29 20:03:01


Remembering David Dalaithngu: A look back at some of his most iconic performances – video

David Dalaithngu, actor, dancer and Australian cultural icon, is credited with helping reinvent Australian film. His role in Walkabout (1971) contributed to the end of blackface being used in Australian cinema. Dalaithngu had a string of successful roles in the 1970s and 80s including in Storm Boy (1976) and Crocodile Dundee (1986). His longest creative collaboration was with director Rolf de Heer, with whom he worked for more than 15 years. Together they crafted The Tracker (2002) for which Dalaithngu won an Aactar award, Ten Canoes (2006) and Charlie’s Country (2014) for which Dalaithngu won best actor in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section.

Walkabout (1971) Max L. Raab Productions & Si Litvinoff Film Production. Storm Boy (1976) Ambience Entertainment production. Crocodile Dundee (1986) Paramount Pictures Studios. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) Rumbalara Films, Olsen Levy & Showtime Australia. Charlie’s Country (2014) Adelaide Film Festival & Bula'bula Arts Aboriginal. My Name is Gulpilil (2021) Vertigo Productions Continue reading...

Published 2021-11-30 00:47:39


Remembering David Dalaithngu: a look back at some of his most iconic performances – video

David Dalaithngu, actor, dancer and Australian cultural icon, is credited with helping to reinvent Australian film. His role in Walkabout (1971) contributed to the end of blackface being used in Australian cinema. Dalaithngu had a string of successful roles in the 1970s and 80s including in Storm Boy (1976) and Crocodile Dundee (1986). His longest creative collaboration was with director Rolf de Heer, with whom he worked for more than 15 years. Together they crafted The Tracker (2002) for which Dalaithngu won an Aactar award, Ten Canoes (2006) and Charlie’s Country (2014) for which Dalaithngu won best actor in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section

David Dalaithngu obituary: Walkabout star a ‘consummate actor’ who helped reinvent Australian filmWalkabout, Max L Raab Productions & Si Litvinoff Film Production. Storm Boy, Ambience Entertainment production. Crocodile Dundee, Paramount Pictures Studios. Rabbit-Proof Fence, Rumbalara Films, Olsen Levy & Showtime Australia. Charlie’s Country, Adelaide film festival & Bula'bula Arts Aboriginal. My Name Is Gulpilil, Vertigo Productions Continue reading...

Published 2021-11-30 00:47:39


Matthew McConaughey says he will not run for Texas governor

Actor, 52: ‘A path I’m choosing not to take at this moment’Beto and the Spanish name game in the Texas governor race Continue reading...

Published 2021-11-29 12:23:43


David Dalaithngu obituary: Walkabout star a ‘consummate actor’ who helped reinvent Australian film

Dalaithngu had key roles in Storm Boy, The Last Wave and worked with Rolf de Heer in The Tracker, Ten Canoes and Charlie’s Country

David Dalaithngu, a titanic force in Australian cinema, dies after lung cancer diagnosis Continue reading...

Published 2021-11-29 19:23:51


David Dalaithngu, a titanic force in Australian cinema, dies after lung cancer diagnosis

The Indigenous actor, who was in his late 60s when he died, helped shape the history of Australian film

David Dalaithngu obituary: Walkabout star a ‘consummate actor’ who helped reinvent Australian film Continue reading...

Published 2021-11-29 20:03:01


Remembering Dean Stockwell: Blue Velvet and Quantum Leap actor dies aged 85 – video obituary

Dean Stockwell, the former child star who became a key figure in the Hollywood counter-culture and enjoyed late success in popular TV shows, has died aged 85.

Stockwell won an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor for his role as a mafia boss in Jonathan Demme’s 1988 comedy, Married to the Mob. He also starred alongside Scott Bakula in time travel series Quantum Leap, which ran until 1993, and for which he won three Emmy awards and a Golden GlobeA life in pictures: Dean Stockwell Continue reading...

Published 2021-11-9 16:11:12


Aerial footage shows police presence at scene of Rust film set – video

Aerial footage showed police at the scene of a film set in New Mexico, where a woman was killed and a man injured after the actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm. The Santa Fe sheriff's office said Halyna Hutchins, the director of photography for the film Rust, which Baldwin is producing and starring in, was shot, along with the director Joel Souza. Hutchins was airlifted to hospital, where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel

Alec Baldwin fired prop gun that killed woman on film set of Rust, authorities say Continue reading...

Published 2021-10-22 10:30:09


Alec Baldwin voices ‘shock and sadness’ over shooting death of Halyna Hutchins

Actor accidentally shot and killed cinematographer on film setSome workers reportedly walked off in protest before incident Continue reading...

Published 2021-10-23 01:25:11


Roger Michell – a career in pictures

We look back at some of the key stage and screen productions of the director of Notting Hill,

Peter Bradshaw on Roger MichellMichael Billington: ‘Michell brought the unexpected out of actors’ Continue reading...

Published 2021-09-23 17:59:19


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

The director, who made films including Notting Hill, Enduring Love and My Cousin Rachel, has died

Peter Bradshaw on Michell: a quiet genius still hitting his strideRoger Michell: a career in pictures Continue reading...

Published 2021-09-23 16:15:44


Mission Impossible studio Paramount sues insurers over Covid costs

Film’s makers are accusing insurers of failing to pay out for pandemic-related production shutdowns

Paramount Pictures, the studio behind the Mission Impossible: 7 film, is suing its insurance company, accusing it of failing to cover the costs of a string of Covid-related production stoppages. Related: Tom Cruise’s car stolen while filming in Birmingham Related: Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible 7 production temporarily shut down due to coronavirus case Continue reading...

Published 2021-08-31 16:10:08


Joan Collins’ star-studded home movies to feature in BBC documentary

Biggest names of Hollywood’s golden age appear in footage for British-born actor’s ‘rollercoaster life story’

She is one of the last surviving actors of Hollywood’s ”golden age”. Now Dame Joan Collins has given the BBC unprecedented access to her private home movies for a forthcoming documentary. Dating back decades, the footage features some of the biggest names of the silver screen, from Sammy Davis Jr to Paul Newman, who can be seen relaxing beyond the gaze of their fans and studio cameras. Continue reading...

Published 2021-08-31 10:01:44


Princess Diana film debuts at Venice as film industry aims for return to normality

Festival’s reputation as a predictor of award-winning fare seems set with films from Denis Villeneuve, Jane Campion, Edgar Wright, Paolo Sorrentino and Pedro Almodóvar

Spencer, the much anticipated film about Diana, Princess of Wales, starring Kristen Stewart, is due to receive its world premiere on Friday at the Venice film festival – one of a string of high-profile debuts that the film industry is hoping will herald a return to some sort of normality after 18 months of pandemic. Along with the near-simultaneous Toronto film festival, Venice has traditionally marked the end of the summer blockbuster film season and the arrival of films aiming for critical praise and subsequent awards recognition. Spencer is due to be joined at Venice by Dune, the long-gestating adaptation of Frank Herbert’s mammoth sci-fi novel directed by Denis Villeneuve; ...

Published 2021-08-31 15:33:17


Queen of Denmark hired as set designer on new Netflix film

Queen Margrethe II, the reigning Danish monarch, will add an adaptation of Karen Blixen’s fantasy novel Ehrengard to her two previous screen credits

Queen Margrethe II, reigning monarch of Denmark, is to design the sets for a forthcoming Netflix film adapted from a novel by Karen Blixen, it has been announced. A romantic fantasy set in the fairytale kingdom of Babenhausen, Ehrengard will be directed by Bille August, the veteran Danish director of Pelle the Conqueror (which won both the Palme d’Or and Oscar for best foreign language film in 1988) and The Best Intentions (which won August a second Palme d’Or). Continue reading...

Published 2021-08-31 15:38:02


Ed Asner, who played Lou Grant in two hit shows, dies aged 91

Actor shone in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and spin-offSpell as Screen Actors Guild president ended over liberal viewsEd Asner, a who became a star in middle age as the gruff but lovable newsman Lou Grant, first in the hit comedy The Mary Tyler Moore Show and later in the drama Lou Grant, died on Sunday. He was 91.

Related: Ed Asner obituary Related: Mary Tyler Moore: a true cultural icon who changed the face of television Continue reading...

Published 2021-08-29 18:52:37


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