Bill Nighy

Hope for Myanmar: From Sweatshop to High Street

Bill Nighy | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Bill Nighy

Imagine being too scared to ask for a bathroom break at work. Or working in 38 degree heat without safe drinking water. Or being locked in, forced to live in fear of fires or other accidents. On a recent trip to Myanmar, I spoke to Su Su Hlaing, a young woman for whom this was a daily reality. Su Su Hlaing told me that when she was young, she dreamt of being a teacher. But when the recent economic problems started, she had to find a job in the garment factories to support her family. I met her in their dormitory room where she lives and sleeps in what can only be described as slum-like conditions.

'Don't Panic!'... But Fans Not Happy With 'Dad's Army' Film Trailer

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

We got our first glimpse of the new 'Dad's Army' film earlier this week - but, despite a stellar cast, it seems not everyone is happy with the idea of...

Catherine Zeta Jones Smoulders In First 'Dad's Army' Trailer

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

The first trailer for 'Dad's Army' has arrived, and first glance suggests it's very much a chip off the old, much-loved block. Bill Nighy, Toby Jo...

Caroline Frost

How Dev Patel's Worldview Was Built On His Mother's Job | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Dev Patel calls elderly people “the most valuable members of our society” and wishes we paid more attention to caring for them properly. Read ...

'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

What happens if you mix classic British sitcom Waiting For God with Slumdog Millionaire? You get a bittersweet comedy with a Bollywood feel, aka The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Caroline Frost

Bill Nighy Reveals His Greatest Fear Was Killing Dame Judi | Caroline Frost | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Bill Nighy reveals his biggest fear was “killing the national treasure that is Dame Judi” on the set of their latest film. Bill, who co-stars ...

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: An Emotional Reunion At The Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

After its blitz at the box office two years ago, fans will be delighted that the guests are checking back in at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (or ‘...

Richard Gere Lets Himself Go In New 'Second Best Exotic Marigold' Trailer

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

The first 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' film warmed hearts (and many a studio exec's wallet) when it appeared two years ago, bursting onto cinema scree...

Catherine Zeta Jones To Star In 'Dad's Army' Film. Yes, Really.

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

The cast of the big screen adaptation of the classic BBC sitcom 'Dad's Army' has been announced and is set to star some big names, including Catherine...

Why We Should All Be Proud Of Pride: The Film

Lisa Higgins | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lisa Higgins

After the screening, held in a swanky cinema at London's Barbican centre, a world away from a Welsh pit mine, various friends of Mark Ashton stood up to thank Warchus for portraying the events in such a truthful way, some of them weeping, they were so proud.

Who Were The Real People Behind 'Pride'?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

As cinema-goers laugh, cry and cheer in equal measure while they're watching 'Pride', in UK cinemas from today, they might think the story too far-fet...

Why Admire an Actor?

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Megan Brownrigg

The BAFTAs have just been dished out, leaving a level playing field ready to be mown up and mole-hilled by the favourites of next year. So what makes a good actor?

Prestigious Drama School Teacher Spanked Male Students And Asked One To Call Him Daddy'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The professor at a prestigious drama school which counts Bill Nighy among its alumni "spanked male students and asked one to call him daddy," during p...

This Re-Make Is Doomed - And Not Even Bill Nighy Can Save It

James Ruddick | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Ruddick

This year's big news from the British film industry is now out. One of Britain's most popular TV comedies, Dad's Army, is to be revived on the big screen, in a home-grown production starring major box-office stars Bill Nighy and Toby Jones.

Education, Education, Education and War: Kaiser Chiefs New Album First Listen

Josephine | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

Last night I decided to listen to Education, Education, Education & War, the new album by Kaiser Chiefs... I haven't done that in ages, just listened to an album all the way through, without doing anything else at the same time. No texting, no cooking, no reading, just listening.

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: 'Salting The Battlefield' - Johnny Worricker Comes Home For Battle | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Salting the Battlefield' was the last in David Hare's Worricker Trilogy, bringing Bill Nighy's dapper MI5 agent back home for the final showdown with...

Selfie Awareness

Nimrod Kamer | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Tech
Nimrod Kamer

Selfies are a pre-twerk-meme developed last year, it is a voyeuristic way of exposing one's self in different twists and crotches. It isn't a game as there are austere rules and regulations for doing one (a selfie).

EXCLUSIVE: 'This Film Contains The Music That Means The Most To Me'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Music and a Richard Curtis rom-com go together like... a horse and carriage. Think Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant hanging out in 'Notting Hill' and ...

Caroline Frost

Bill Nighy Reveals His 'Wake-Up Call' | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Bill Nighy has revealed that starring in Richard Curtis's forthcoming rom-com 'About Time' has served as a wake-up call to him - to stop and savour. ...

About Time, at Somerset House

Janet Awe | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Janet Awe

Somerset House's (SH) Film 4 season got off to a flying start last night (Thursday, 8 August). Over the years, they've always managed to snag at least...

Caroline Frost

Peter Capaldi As Doctor Who Makes Perfect Sense, Explains Bill Nighy | Caroline Frost | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Peter Capaldi playing Doctor Who "makes perfect sense", according to actor Bill Nighy. The popular actor, who previously appeared in an episode of...

'We Got Lucky, They Didn't' - Is It Really as Simple as Comic Relief Would Have Us Believe?

Richard Moran | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Moran

At the end of the film Nighy tries to explain the situation by stating "we got lucky, they didn't, it's kind of that simple". It isn't that simple though, and explanations such a this force people to rely on a logic of bad fortune to explain why people are forced to live in these conditions.

Cameron Relief... Please!

Neil Scott | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Scott

Does Comic Relief and other celeb driven telethons "upstream?" Do they find the source of the flood and turn off the tap or are they ego driven mop up jobs?

People Power Gets the G8 to Address the Land Rush Scandal

Ben Phillips | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Phillips

Every six days land the size of London is bought and sold - often by people who have never even visited it, sometimes in an online click-and-buy. Some of those who take over the land will grow crops - often for biofuels rather than for food and, when for food, often for export rather than for locals.

Megan Piper: A Rising Star in London's Art World

Jason Holmes | Posted 11.02.2013 | Home
Jason Holmes

Megan Piper, 28, is an Islington girl, born and bred, and has been a gallerist since June 2012. 'I had a pop-up exhibition in May of last year which was the first exhibition I put on,' she tells me.