Judi Dench

Will Dame Judi Dench ever grow up?

Dame Judi Dench is one of the stars of the latest Murder on the Orient Express. She talks to Michele Manelis. Have you been on the Orient Express? No …

New Zealand News

9 Books to Read If You’re Obsessed With the Royals

Can’t wait for your favorite royal family of four to become five? Here are nine great reads about the British monarchy to tide you over until the …

Royal Family

TV tonight: ‘Once Upon a Time’ has Cinderella in dire danger

TV picks for Friday, Oct. 20<p>WATCH THIS:<p><b>“Once Upon a Time” (8 p.m., ABC):</b> When Cinderella finds herself staring danger in the eye, she receives help …

TV

Depp, Dench and Kenneth Branagh: Behind the scenes of the star-studded Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie ‘had always been allergic’ to cinema adaptations of her books, her husband Max Mallowan was quoted as saying. ‘She didn’t like her characters to be portrayed on book covers either,’ says James Prichard, her great-grandson.<p>Christie, who wrote 66 detective novels between 1920 and …

Trains

Judi Dench: Ali Fazal is the younger version of Johnny Depp

Victoria and Abdul may have received mixed reviews upon its release last month, but Dame Judi Dench holds the film close to her heart. The beautiful …

Hollywood

Master Impersonator Tracey Ullman Makes Her Own Version of ‘Saturday Night Live’

There’s only one woman who can convincingly play a musical Angela Merkel, a humorous Theresa May, a naughty Camilla Parker-Bowles, a dancing Maggie …

TV

9 fall movies that may be hurt by the Harvey Weinstein fallout

The Harvey Weinstein scandal is one of the biggest controversies to ever hit Hollywood, and its ripples will be felt for a long time to come.<p>While the storied studio head was fired from his own company after dozens of accusations of sexual harassment and assault came out in the press, the …

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The Graham Norton Show reveals next all-star lineup featuring Murder on the Orient Express stars

Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer and Josh Gad are all hitting Graham's sofa.<p><i>The Graham Norton Show</i> has announced its upcoming all-star …

Movies

Box Office: How Netflix And HBO Are Killing The Oscars

Focus Features’ <i>Victoria and Abdul</i> is something of a rarity. The Stephen Frears-directed drama concerns on the (mostly) true story of a controversial friendship between 68-year-old Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young Indian Muslim servant brought to England to …

Movies

Nominate your silver screen star for the Churchill Awards, honouring over-65s

Previous winners include Dame June Whitfield, Dame Helen Mirren, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Roger Moore. Who would you add to the list?<p>The Churchill Awards, now in their sixth year, celebrate the achievements of people aged 65 and above across all walks of British life, from superstars to local heroes.<p>…

Churchill

Women and men across the globe share their stories of sexual assault with #MeToo hashtag

Women and men who have been sexually assaulted or harassed are using the #MeToo hashtag to show the world how widespread the issue is.<p>Victims came …

Feminism

Victoria and Abdul actor Ali Fazal: Political leanings of my characters are not in my hands

By: IANS | Mumbai |<p>Ali Fazal said that he has formed life long friendship with his ‘Victoria & Abdul’ co-star Judi Dench.<p>Ali, who is shooting for …

Alyssa Milano Kicks Off #MeToo Crusade for Victims of Sexual Harassment

"Charmed" actress hopes movement "might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem"<p>Alyssa Milano started the social media movement #MeToo Sunday afternoon to shed light on the widespread problem of sexual assault, harassment and rape.<p>The crusade Sunday began when she tweeted a note from a …

Feminism

Victoria & Abdul: Why the Queen's firm, and often controversial, friendships were her redeeming feature

<b>By Sharanya Gopinathan</b><p><i>Victoria & Abdul</i> focuses on the (mostly) true story of the warm friendship between 68-year-old Queen Victoria (Judi Dench), and …

Royal Family

Movie Review: "Victoria and Abdul" (2017)

Image Source<p><b>Movie</b>: "Victoria and Abdul"<p><b>Director</b>: Stephen Frears <b><br>Year</b>: 2017 <b><br>Rating</b>: PG-13 <b><br>Running Time</b>: 1 hour, 52 minutes<p><i>An Indian peasant rises to</i> …

Movies

Women and Weinstein: The blame-game must end here

As more and more women come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, we wring our hands again: how can we put an end to systemic gendered abuses of power, for good?<p>A few guys on Twitter had a brilliant idea. Maybe <i>this</i> was the time to …

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‘Black-ish’ star scammed by con artist — and now her character will be, too

Black-ish<p><b>Tuesday, 9 p.m., ABC</b><p>On this week’s episode of the ABC sitcom “Black-ish,” habitually scheming matriarch Ruby (played by Jenifer Lewis) gets …

TV

Goldman explores Weinstein stake options as board faces scrutiny

Goldman Sachs is exploring options for its small stake in The Weinstein Company and some of the film studio’s projects are in jeopardy as the fallout …

Film (UK)

Victoria and Abdul movie review: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal in an elegant looking, but passable film

In a tide of ‘passable’ movies, the films with the most potential but the least end value seem to hurt the most. <i>Victoria and Abdul</i> is unfortunately …

TV this week: ‘Good Behavior’ returns; ‘The Voice’ battle rounds

<b>Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Oct. 15-21</b><p><b>DON’T MISS:</b> “Good Behavior” — Life on the run can be so messy … and dangerous. As Season 2 of this seductive …

TV

The Queen Mother of All Handbags

The Characteristics<p>Launer, a British purveyor of leather goods, earned its Royal Warrant in 1968 after Elizabeth II started carrying its handbags. …

Business

Ewan McGregor: Harvey Weinstein getting his 'just desserts'

Ewan McGregor has labelled Harvey Weinstein a "bully" over allegations of sexual abuse against a number of women.<p>The Trainspotting actor revealed he …

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein, Victim-Blaming, and the Blind Eye

I once compared Harvey Weinstein to a mobster. I was covering an amfAR event in which Weinstein was being honored for <i>Women’s Wear Daily</i> last February …

Harvey Weinstein

Daisy Ridley listens to "I'll Make a Man Out of You" from "Mulan" to pump herself up for action sequences

Daisy Ridley — aka Rey aka the most charming and badass potential Jedi we’ve ever seen — is at it again. The stately actress sat down with <i>Vogue</i> for …

Star Wars

Victoria & Abdul is a human story about two people from totally different strata: Ali Fazal

Over his nine years in Bollywood, Ali Fazal’s career has witnessed an interesting trajectory. There's been the commercial blockbuster (<i>3 Idiots</i>), …

Terry Crews reveals he was sexually assaulted by Hollywood executive after Harevy Weinstein allegations gave him PTSD

US actor Terry Crews has claimed he was groped by an unnamed US executive, in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations.<p>The Expendables star, 49, …

Terry Crews

These are the subtle things you might not have realised can be sexual harassment in the workplace

Sexual misconduct in the workplace is once more a hot topic, especially in light of Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein being dismissed from his …

Feminism

Film review: Victoria & Abdul – royal friendship drama, starring Judi Dench as the queen, offers a casual look at British colonialism

<b>3/5 stars</b><p>A middlebrow look at the close relationship between Britain’s Queen Victoria and a male Indian servant, this sumptuously photographed biopic …

Royal Family

Harvey Weinstein and the naked truth about Hollywood

Why do men have to be so profoundly, predictably disappointing? We read about the terrible crisis of masculinity now faced by youths, so hidebound by …

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein is not an aberration

See something. Say nothing.<p>Yes, it’s great that famed producer Harvey Weinstein was outed in a New York Times investigation after decades of alleged …

Harvey Weinstein