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ITV's 'The Nightly Show' Slammed By Viewers On First Night


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The knives were out on social media for ITV’s brand new ‘The Nightly Show’ when it made its debut last night, with viewers branding the late night talk show “dire” and “awful”.

Fronted by David Walliams and boasting a mixture of topical comedy and celebrity interviews based on the traditional American late night chat show format, ‘The Nightly Show’ airs every weekday at 10pm, with ITV pushing the news back until 10:30pm.

However, despite initial viewing figures of nearly three million, representing a success in terms of the ratings, the reaction on Twitter was such that one wonders what lies in the store for the show on its second night on Tuesday.

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David Walliams Accused Of Casual Racism After Michael McIntyre Joke


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David Walliams has been accused of ‘casual racism’ following a sketch about comedian Michael McIntyre which aired during 'The 88th Royal Variety Performance' on ITV last night.

In the sketch a young Asian boy was brought out to play McIntyre, as Walliams read from a fake children’s book about the history of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.

David WalliamsNot everyone was laughing during David Walliams’ Royal Variety sketch

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David Walliams To Host Debut Edition Of ITV's 'The Nightly Show'


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David Walliams has been announced as the first host of ITV’s brand new series ‘The Nightly Show’, launching early next year.

Walliams will host the first week of shows, with the presenter then changing every week for its eight week run, the Names of the other hosts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

David WalliamsDavid Walliams will be the first host of ITV’s ‘The Nightly Show’

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David Walliams Will Host The 2016 Royal Variety Performance


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‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge David Walliams has been announced as the host of this year’s Royal Variety Performance next month.

The likes of Emeli Sande, Sting and Robbie Williams are among the acts who will be performing in front of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall at the Hammersmith Apollo on December 6th, which will be telecast on ITV.

David WalliamsDavid Walliams will host the Royal Variety Performance this year

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David Walliams To Host One-Off Christmas Special Of 'Blankety Blank'


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David Walliams is set to be the host of a one-off Christmas special of legendary game show ‘Blankety Blank’, it has been confirmed.

The show – an adaptation of American game show ‘Match Game’ – first aired in Britain in 1979 with Sir Terry Wogan as host, who fronted it until 1983. In 1984, Les Dawson took over for its second stint until 1990.

It returned in 1997 with Paul O’Grady’s alter-ego Lily Savage presenting, a format which survived two separate stints, the first until 1999 and then again from 2001 to 2002, when it was cancelled for good by ITV.

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Kate Beckinsale Denies Romance With "Dear Friend" David Walliams In The Best Possible Way


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Actress Kate Beckinsale had a hilarious response to rumours that she was dating comedian David Walliams. Beckinsale and Walliams have been friends for years, but after photos appeared of them looking cosy during a night out on Friday, some wondered if their friendship might have turned into something more.

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Friends And Co-Stars Pay Tribute To Caroline Aherne


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Tributes have poured in for Caroline Aherne, who sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 52, after a long battle with cancer. A TV fixture throughout the nineties, Aherne will be best remembered for her Mrs Merton character and sitcom ‘The Royle Family’, which she starred in and co-wrote with Craig Cash.

the Royale FamilyCaroline Aherne with Craig Cash, Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnson and Ralf Little in ‘The Royle Family’.

Speaking to The Mirror, Ricky Tomlinson who played her father Jim on ‘The Royle Family’ said: “She was absolutely wonderful and amazing to work for. Kind, funny, witty. A true professional and one of the most generous people I ever worked with.”

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Magician Richard Jones Wins 'Britain's Got Talent Final'


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Magician Richard Jones has been crowned this year’s winner of ‘Britain's Got Talent’ after a close final. The 25-year-old army bandsman impressed viewers and the judges on Saturday night (May 28th) with a military-themed trick featuring an army veteran.

Simon Cowell‘Britain's Got Talent’ judge Simon Cowell.

"I can't believe it. Thank you so much to everyone who voted. I want to thank my family, I want to thank Fergus, I want to thank the Magic Circle and the whole community,” Jones said after winning. "They've been absolutely fantastic and everyone's been so supportive. Thank you to everyone here and everyone at home watching. It means the world to me.”

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David Walliams' Mum Fills In For Simon Cowell On Tonight's 'Britain's Got Talent'


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On tonight’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ viewers will see an unexpected face on the judging panel in place of Simon Cowell, David Walliams’ mum Kathleen. Kathleen stepped into the music mogul’s shoes during the London auditions after Cowell failed to turn up on time.

David WalliamsDavid Walliams’ mum appears as a judge tonight on ‘BGT’.

After Cowell failed to appear Walliams told the audience: “We really need someone to fill that seat. Actually my mother is here today and she’s going to be Simon Cowell if she doesn’t mind. Come on mum! You’re all right, you’re out the house, you’re enjoying yourself. She doesn’t know what day it is.”

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David Walliams Apologises To Children After Discovering His Fan Mail Has Been Stolen


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David Walliams has apologised to his young readers for for not responding to their fan mail after discovering his post had been stolen. The comedian turned children author revealed on twitter that he’d been informed by police he was the victim of mail theft and has asked young fans to write to him again.

David WalliamsDavid Walliams’ fan letters have been targeted by mail thieves.

On twitter Walliams wrote: “The @metpoliceuk just told me my post was stolen, including a large box of letters from children that had been sent via @HarperCollins. So I apologise if you sent a letter & have not received a reply as I do endeavour to reply to everyone. If in doubt please write again.”

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Carmen Electra Reveals All About Guest Judging Stint On 'Britain's Got Talent'


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US star Carmen Electra has spoken about her short-lived stint as a judge on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in 2012. Electra appeared as a judge during the show’s London auditions, filling in for Amanda Holden during her maternity leave.

Carmen ElectraCarmen Electra has spoken about her 2012 guest stint on 'BGT'.

Electra didn't exactly endear herself to ‘BGT’ fans during her guest spot and the 43-year-old was reportedly heckled by audience members during filming. But speaking at a charity event in Los Angeles earlier this week Electra said she loved her time on the show, especially sitting next to Simon Cowell.

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Simon Cowell Says Things Get 'Very Naughty' Backstage At 'Britain's Got Talent'


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Simon Cowell has said he and his fellow judges on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams, would never work again if people knew how ‘naughty’ they are backstage. The music mogul said that while the team enjoy having a laugh on stage and on screen, backstage the humour can get very x-rated.

Simon CowellSimon Cowell says things can get very naughty backstage at ‘BGT’.

Speaking to The Mirror, Cowell said: “I’m not even going there, seriously. It’s bad! Very naughty. We’d never work again if it went out. That’s how we say goodbye to Got Talent – ‘And this is what we didn’t broadcast…’”

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One Direction, Emma Watson And Orlando Bloom Among The Stars Bringing Some Comic Relief For Biennial 'Red Nose Day' Event


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Emma Watson, Orlando Bloom, Daniel Craig and One Direction were among the stars doing something funny for money last night, as 'Red Nose Day' took over the BBC to raise money for Comic Relief. The charity, which is now in its 30th year reached its goal of taking its overall total over the billion pound mark on Friday, after raising £78m by the end of the live broadcast.

Emma WatsonEmma Watson made a surprise appearance during Red Nose Day

Kicking off the proceedings, Rowan Atkinson returned as Mr Bean in his first full new sketch in eight years as the character attended a funeral in a small village church. Of course things never go smoothly for the tweed wearing silent star and by the time he already disrupted the service (to the point of knocking over the coffin) Bean realised he was in fact at the wrong funeral.

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Elton John And David Furnish Finally Tie The Knot


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Elton John and his long-time civil partner David Furnish have finally taken advantage of the UK's recent equality developments by becoming officially married in a ceremony on Sunday (December 21st 2014).

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Elton John and David Furnish wed following new legislation

One of the world's most beloved same-sex couples can now call each other 'husband' following legal proceedings at the weekend, thanks to a reform in the UK over same-sex marriage earlier this year. The rock legend has been in a relationship with filmmaker Furnish for more than twenty years, and in a civil partnership for nine. 

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A Week In Movies: Hudson Wows New York, Planes And Pudsey Premiere, Plus New Trailers For Cave, Knightley And Witherspoon


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Zach Braff & Kate Hudson at the Wish I Was Here premiere

A sleek and sexy Kate Hudson wowed the red carpet at the New York premiere of her new film Wish I Was Here. She was accompanied on the night by director-cowriter-star Zach Braff as well as costars Donald Faison, Ashley Greene and Joey King. The film is about a 35-year-old man trying to figure out his life, career and family. Look through the full premiere gallery here.

In Los Angeles, Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Hal Holbrook, Erik Estrada and Brad Garrett were on hand for the premiere of their new animated film Planes: Fire & Rescue, which was held to benefit the L.A. Fire Department. Also in attendance were musicians Kesha, Ludacris and country singer Brad Paisley. Watch the trailer for Planes: Fire & Rescue here.

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Tributes Flood In For The Late Peter O'Toole


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The acting great Peter O'Toole has tragically passed away after lossing a long battle with illness. The actor passed away in hospital on Saturday, 14 December, having retired from acting a little over a year prior to his unfortunate passing. He was 81-years-old.

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Peter O'Toole: 1932 - 2013

"Oh what terrible news. Farewell Peter O'Toole. I had the honour of directing him in a scene. Monster, scholar, lover of life, genius …" tweeted Stephen Fry in response to the sad passing. Comic David Walliam also had fond memories of the late acting great, tweeting, "Matt (Lucas) & I had drinks with Peter O'Toole in LA a few years ago. He was hugely entertaining. The greatest company. A legend on screen and off."

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Jude Law As 'Henry V' Is (Probably) The Best Acting Performance Of 2013


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The latest stage version of William Shakespeare's historic epic Henry V is currently playing to packed-out audiences at the Noel Coward Theatre on London's West End, with critics being particularly taken by lead man Jude Law, who portrays the embattled monarch in Michael Grandage's take on the show.

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Jude Law is being roundly praised for his depiction of Henry V

The last instalment of the Michael Grandage Company’s season on the West End, it may also be the best too, thanks largely to the star performance from its lead performer. After a successful 15-month season, consisting of five plays each performed at the Noel Coward Theatre, Henry V marks the end of Grandage's triumphant run, but he couldn't have ended things on higher note. Whilst praise has been distributed to the direction and stage design for the show, it is Law's lead performance that has captured critics and audiences alike, as the Dom Hemingway actor continues his good run of form as a critically acclaimed acting talent.

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Helen Mirren's 'The Audience' Queen Performance Wins Standard Award


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Dame Helen Mirren has once again been lauded for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, this time for her turn in West End production, The Audience. The 68 year-old star was named best actress at the 59th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the weekend's awards ceremony.

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Helen Mirren Is The London Evening Standard's Best Actress.

However, Mirren was reluctant to hog all the praise to herself, telling reporters that she felt that the Queen was also deserving. "I did feel very much that the response to the play was as much a response to that person, that extraordinary woman, as it was to my performance," she said, via BBC News.

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Sheridan Smith "Beguiling," David Walliams "Smarmy" In 'Midsummer Night's Dream'


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Michael Grandage's updated take on William Shakespeare's centuries old comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, has finally premiered at London's Noel Coward theatre. Set in the 60s, the psychedelic and confusing aspects of the play work well with the bright costumes, joint smoking and dress up games; the fairies are reimagined as a group of stoner, free-loving hippies with actress Sheridan Smith as Titania at the helm.

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Sheridan Smith's Shakespearean Performance Is A Delight.

The story, written in the 16th century, follows the exploits of four young Athenian lovers who become embroiled in a romantic mismatching after they enter the woodland realm of a civilisation of mischievous and meddling fairies.

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Simon Cowell Proud To Have Baby On The Way & Friends Say He'll Be A Great Dad


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Simon Cowell, for those of you living under a rock for the past few weeks, is set to become a father for the first time following a secret romance with a married woman, Lauren Silverman. In spite of the controversy surrounding the conception of the child, Simon has since declared his pride and delight at finally becoming a father, and according to friends, he'll be a great dad when the time comes round.

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Lauren got pregnant with Simon's baby in May this year

David Walliams recently spoke to the UK's Daily Mirror to discuss his budding bromance with Simon, stating that he was one of the first people to learn about his love child earlier this year when TV's Mr Nasty confided with him back in May. Walliams told the paper, "I had this incredible information but it was a private thing, which I had to respect."

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'Justin And The Knights Of Valour' Attempts To Break A Crowded Marketplace [Trailer + Pictures]


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It’s been a pretty solid year for animated features so far; Wreck it Ralph, Despicable Me 2 and Monsters University all performed solidly with the critics and in the box office. But it hasn’t been all plain sailing – films like Turbo and Escape From Planet Earth haven’t gone down too well.

Justin and the Knights of ValourCan Justin, voiced by Highmore, learn the ways of the Knight?

There was a time when all animated films were basically the best films ever: Ratatouille, Finding Nemo, Toy Story(s), Up – but now there seems to be room for some pretty average efforts. Striking up some cute characters with big eyes, pitting them against a baddie and creating a weird little fella for comic relief just doesn’t cut it anymore.

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Justin and the Knights of Valour Trailer


Justin is an average boy with big dreams living in a Kingdom where the Queen has enlisted lawyers instead of knights. However, Justin wants more than anything in the world to become one the latter, just like his deceased grandfather Sir Roland. He must embark on a quest to train to become the best knight he can and on the way meets his three mentors, Blucher, Legantir and Braulio, a wacky wizard named Melquiades and the very beautiful Talia. Sooner than he'd hoped, he finds his first challenge; Sir Heraclio and his sidekick Sota are attempting to raise an army to defeat the Kingdom, leaving Heraclio crowned king. Justin must protect the Kingdom he was brought up in and, in doing so, purloin his grandfather's old sword from Heraclio's clutches.

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Kate Beckinsale Unveils Plaque For Father Richard In Nottinghamshire Village


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Kate Beckinsale was accompanied by her mother, Judy Loe, and her husband, director Len Wiseman, in a Chilwell ceremony that saw the A-list Hollywood actress pay a visit to her late father's hometown for a very special ceremony. Actor Richard Beckinsale, who passed away age 31 in 1979 from a heart attack, is known for his comedy roles as Lennie Godber in the BBC's Porridge and Alan Moore in ITV's Rising Damp. He attended College House Junior School in Chilwell, in the 1950s, which is where his commemorative blue plague has been placed.

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Kate Beckinsale's Father, Richard, Starred In UK Comedy Rising Damp.

Mark North, College House Junior School's head teacher, spoke of the school's excitement to host such a unique occasion to remember an accomplished ex-pupil: "It's a real honour for the school to be a part of this special occasion, dedicated to the memory of Richard Beckinsale. It was a once in a lifetime experience for us all. We are honoured to have hosted such distinguished guests.We place a high priority on the performing arts in school, and hope that pupils will continue to be inspired by Richard's career for many years to come."

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The Look Of Love Review


Very Good

Michael Winterbottom vividly recreates swinging 1960s London in this biopic about one of Soho's most notorious figures. It's a lively and attention-grabbing film, but the cast and filmmakers never create a character we can identify with or care about, which leaves the film feeling a bit meaningless. And even if we're interested in the history, we are never able to feel the emotions.

As he did for Winterbottom in 24 Hour Party People, Steve Coogan plays a colourful real-life figure, this time Paul Raymond, also known as the King of Soho. Raymond made his fortune through strip clubs and lap-dancing venues, then expanded into publishing men's magazines before purchasing large swathes of property in London's artiest district. But his marriage to Jean (Friel) was strained by his rampant womanising, including a long-term relationship with actress-model Fiona Richmond (Egerton). And the main woman in Paul's life was his daughter Debbie (Poots), who was in line to inherit his fortune when she died of a heroin overdose in 1992.

The film is framed with Debbie's funeral, showing Raymond at his lowest point. But then, even when he was living the high life, his self-obsession casts a heavy shadow. Everyone in this story is just as lost in their own addictions. And it's sad to see Raymond himself never able to move on from his own early years, amassing a £1 billion fortune, which he left to Debbie's children when he died in 2008. Coogan bravely never tries to get us to sympathise with Raymond, delivering a focussed performance that's darkly bittersweet. Poots adeptly captures Debbie's inability to see her own talents as she falls into a whirlwind of drug abuse. And Friel and Egerton get the most engaging roles as woman thrown aside along the way.

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Paul Raymond became the wealthiest man in the UK when he opened the country's first strip club, the Raymond Revue bar, after starting out his nightlife career as a mind-reader cabaret performer. When the bar became highly successful among gentlemen everywhere, his risqué empire only grew into various men's magazines including 'Men's Only', 'Razzle' and 'Mayfair' not to mention spawning various new clubs across the entertainment district of London, Soho, earning him the nickname 'King of Soho'. Though, while loved and admired by thousands, he was also scorned in other circles and even his family began to suffer from the effects of his billion pound industry. His marriage to one of his strippers, Jean, did not meet an amicable end as he embarked on a whirlwind affair with a younger star, and his previously close bond with his daughter Debbie whom he loved more than anything in the world, was broken after her sudden death at the tender age of 36. This is the story of the triumphs and turmoil of Britain's richest man.

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David Walliams' Come Fly With Me Crashes Without Matt Lucas


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The comedy of David Walliams and Matt Lucas largely defined the British scene in the early noughties, with Little Britain and Little Britain USA. Since then, they have also written and starred in Come Fly With Me, which did well commercially, garnering impressive audience ratings. However, Matt Lucas has said that he doesn't want to return for a second series, so it has been run into the ground. 

"I was disappointed - I was hoping to do more because when you've started something like that, one series never seems enough," Walliams said, about Lucas' refuse to return, reports the BBC. 

Since the first series both comics have kept busy, branching out in their careers. Lucas was in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, has appeared on the West End in Les Mis, and is set to be in a Steve Coogan movie The Look of Love later this year. Walliams has written two children's books, as well as being a judge on Britain's Got Talent on ITV1. This Christmas saw one of his books, Mr Stink televised by the BBC. 

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Great Expectations Review


Very Good

Even though Charles Dickens' oft-told story is livened up with a terrific cast and sharp script, it's difficult to see anything terribly new about this BBC-produced version. Especially since it comes less than a year after their previous lavish TV production. But there are plenty of elements in this film that make it worth seeing, as the soap-style plot twists and turns through comedy and romance to its action-thriller climax.

After growing up as an orphan with his blacksmith uncle (Flemyng) and high-strung aunt (Hawkins), Pip (Irvine) is given the chance to live as a London gentleman. He's sure that his anonymous benefactor is the barmy Miss Havisham (Bonham Carter), a broken-hearted hermit he worked for as a child. And since he's still in love with her adopted daughter Estella (Grainger), he decides to use his new position in society to court her. But things don't quite go as expected, and his life takes a surprising turn when scary prison escapee Magwitch (Fiennes) latches onto Pip and begins revealing some surprising connections between all of these people.

This faithful retelling of Dickens' novel is packed with coincidences and revelations, as well as the kind of gleefully thorny rivalries that would be expected on Dallas or Downton Abbey. Overloaded with blackly comical intrigue, it's a compulsively enjoyable film that entertains us on a variety of levels as the story develops. Although director Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) never tries anything too flashy. Which means that despite the high quality, the film is straightforward and perhaps unnecessary.

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Pip is a young orphan who has a chance meeting with a frightening stranger while visiting the graves of his parents; a meeting which was to be the catalyst a series of events that would shape his future. Not long after this experience, an unhinged, jilted spinster called Miss Havisham asks Uncle Pumblechook (the uncle of Pip's brother-in-law with whom he lives) to find a young boy to provide company for her adopted daughter Estella. When Pip is chosen, he becomes a regular visitor of Miss Havisham who manipulates him into falling for the pretty but cold-hearted Estella as he grows older. When he becomes a blacksmith's apprentice at his brother-in-law's shop, he is approached by a lawyer who informs him that he has been left a large sum of money by a mysterious benefactor and must journey to London to become a gentleman. Little does he know of the surprises that lay in store for him as he discovers that he has so many secrets to uncover.

This seminal coming-of-age story serves as one of the most influential pieces of English literature in history. Originally written by one of the greatest novelists of the 19th century Charles Dickens, 'Great Expectations' has been adapted to screen by director Mike Newell ('Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', 'Four Weddings and a Funeral') and screenwriter David Nicholls ('One Day', 'Starter for 10'). It is due to hit UK cinemas from November 30th 2012.

Director: Mike Newell

Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Holliday Grainger, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Flemyng, Sally Hawkins, Ewen Bremner, David Walliams, Jessie Cave, Ralph Ineson, Tamzin Outhwaite & Olly Alexander. .

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100th Royal Variety Performance: David Walliams, One Direction, Girls Aloud And Pudsey The Dog


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Marking a very special year in the Royal Variety Performance, all manner of British and international stars showed up to perform in front of the Queen and Prince Phillip.

Not only is this 100th performance special in its own right, but of course it also coincides with the Queen's Jubilee year. A great year for the British monarchy! Making a very special appearance to amuse the Queen was a One Direction stalker. Although the stalker was arguably more turning up for 1D... and was also not a stalker, but David Walliams dressed in the garb of a teenage girl and spouting adoring words at the lads. "I've got a washing machine and I named it One Direction. You make me so happy." The Walliams Stalker said, "Was your song What Makes You Beautiful written about me? I love you so much. Will you marry me?" They said no.

Winners of this year's Britains Got Talent, Ashleigh and her dog Pudsey, were also there to perform for the Queen, reports the Mirror. "I will let the queen do the talking." Ashleigh said about the prospect of meeting the Queen, "If she wants to talk to me I will say something back and just make sure Pudsey is good as well."  Apparently, dog Pudsey is in the process of talks about starring in his own film, but for on the night he was simply content with a cheeseburger reward for all his hard efforts on the day. The whole of the performance will be aired on December 3rd on ITV. 

David Walliams Grabs Third Nomination For Roald Dahl Funny Prize


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Funny man David Walliams has completed a hat trick of sorts, after his third shortlist appearance for the Roald Dahl funny prize was announced, reports The Guardian.

He has become one of the fastest-selling authors in the UK, selling more than 20,000 books a week. His previous works: The Boy in the Dress and Mr Stink – both illustrated by Quentin Blake – were previously recognised by the award, which is named after one of the biggest children’s authors of all time. His competition comes in the form of Frank Cottrell Boyce, Philip Reeve, Josh Lacey, Jamie Thomson who are all nominated alongside Walliams in the 7-14 category. The books are competing for a 2.5k award in each category and the winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on 6 November. The prize is administered by the charity Booktrust.

Mel Giedroyc; the author and Guardian columnist currently sitting on the judging panel had this to say about the awards: “To laugh with a book is a very special kind of laugh indeed … it's an intimate kind of laugh which says 'this is my very own private laugh and it's mine, all mine!' People envy you this laugh, they are deeply curious about it, and they wish the laugh belonged to them too. It's a sheer privilege to tap into some great laughs from some fantastic books."


David Walliams and Lara Stone Friday 11th February 2011 David Walliams and Lara Stone arriving at Scotts restaurant in Mayfair. London, England

David Walliams and Lara Stone

David Walliams and Elton John - David Walliams and Lara Stone London, England - Guests attend Elton John's White Tie and Tiara Ball Thursday 24th June 2010

David Walliams and Elton John

David Walliams and James Corden share a steamy moment on the catwalk - David Walliams and James Corden share a steamy moment on the catwalk London, England - London Fashion Week 2010 - Fashion For Relief - Haiti Thursday 18th February 2010

David Walliams and James Corden Share A Steamy Moment On The Catwalk

David Walliams and Katie Price aka Jordan - David Walliams and Katie Price aka Jordan Los Angeles, California - enjoy lunch Friday 17th July 2009

David Walliams and Katie Price Aka Jordan

David Walliams Tuesday 14th April 2009 dressed casually while out and about London, England

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David Walliams Friday 28th September 2007 David Walliams leaves Automat restaurant at 1.30am with a mystery woman London, England

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David Walliams - David Walliams, London, England - leaving George Michael's 44th birthday party held at the Berkeley Hotel Tuesday 26th June 2007

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David Walliams - Sunday 20th May 2007 at The Natural History Museum London London, England

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David Walliams

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20th August, 1971

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Pudsey The Dog: The Movie Trailer

Pudsey The Dog: The Movie Trailer

Pudsey is tired of living alongside his cooing middle-aged owner and decides to embark on...

Justin and the Knights of Valour Trailer

Justin and the Knights of Valour Trailer

Justin is an average boy with big dreams living in a Kingdom where the Queen...

The Look of Love Movie Review

The Look of Love Movie Review

Michael Winterbottom vividly recreates swinging 1960s London in this biopic about one of Soho's most...

Look Of Love Trailer

Look Of Love Trailer

Paul Raymond became the wealthiest man in the UK when he opened the country's first...

Great Expectations Movie Review

Great Expectations Movie Review

Even though Charles Dickens' oft-told story is livened up with a terrific cast and sharp...

Great Expectations Trailer

Great Expectations Trailer

Pip is a young orphan who has a chance meeting with a frightening stranger while...

Dinner for Schmucks Trailer

Dinner for Schmucks Trailer

Tim loves his job, and he knows that any employee who wishes to climb the...

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Marmaduke Trailer

Marmaduke Trailer

Marmaduke is perhaps the world's most famous Great Dane, he was originally brought to life...

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