Peaky Blinders writer plans £100m film studio in Midlands

Steven Knight says the 40-acre site near Birmingham will help the UK meet high demand from production companiesAfter creating the Bafta-winning gangster drama Peaky Blinders, which unveils season five...

Behold, the naked Pharaoh: singing Philip Glass’s Akhnaten

You need more than a good voice to sing the countertenor role of the sun-worshipping Egyptian leader. But it’s changed my lifePicture the audience naked.” The popular...

The European film festival survival guide

Whether it’s Cannes, Venice or Berlin, here’s how to stay one step ahead of the crowds – ideally in a pair of comfortable shoesDo your homework

Badgers, piles of coke and Zac Efron: why Hollywood gets club culture wrong

The life of the DJ is often presented as a utopia on screen. Can Idris Elba’s new show Turn Up Charlie buck the trend?Vacant-looking women in bikini...

Jan-Michael Vincent: Airwolf and Big Wednesday actor dies, aged 73

Actor known for string of roles in 1970s and 80s died in February but not revealed until nowActor Jan-Michael Vincent, best known for his role as a pilot...

Plane carrying Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox makes emergency landing: report

A private jet carrying Jennifer Aniston was forced to make an emergency landing on Friday, according to multiple outlets.The actress was reportedly on a flight headed to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico when her...

Fleabag series two review – she’s back … and she’s taking aim at God

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s audacious comedy returns with a family dinner from hell, a brawl and a hot, smoking priest. We should have knownIf you are a Fleabag devotee,...

Kim Kardashian: ‘I would love to hire formerly incarcerated people’

Kim Kardashian said she’s working to take on more cases involving harsh prison sentences, but wants to take it a step further by employing former inmates in her businesses.

Days Gone and Last of Us 2: the video games predicting the end of...

Two anticipated PlayStation games make different post-apocalyptic pitches: hordes of virus-infected undead walking, or romance in a pitiless, violent world. Pick your pandemic …Who knows what could...

Bowie biopic Stardust ‘won’t have any of dad’s music’ says son

Duncan Jones says family has not approved film, but instead proposes Neil Gaiman projectDavid Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, has said that producers of a proposed biopic about the musician...

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