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Film Review - Half Of A Yellow Sun

Lucy Popescu | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Popescu

Spanning a decade, Half Of A Yellow Sun opens in 1960 with newsreel footage of Nigerians celebrating Independence from Britain. We are then introduced to and follow the fortunes of Olanna (Thandie Newton) and her twin sister Kainene (Anika Noni Rose), the middle-class, well-educated and headstrong daughters of a wealthy Lagos businessman.

The Golden Age of TV Shines on as Winners of the BPG Awards Are Announced

John Plunkett | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
John Plunkett

It was Broadchurch wot won it. One programme has a habit of dominating the Broadcasting Press Guild awards in recent years. Last year it was Tom Stoppard's BBC2 adaptation, Parade's End; the year before that it was the same channel's Tom Hollander sitcom, Rev.

'Broadchurch Too White,' Complains Lenny Henry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Lenny Henry has added his voice to those black stars lamenting the scarcity of good roles available in the UK, with the comedian turned actor naming a...

Olivier Nominations Show How Far Apart Theatre Audiences and Critics Are

Victoria Sadler | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

This week the nominations for the Olivier Awards were announced and as well as the usual controversy over who was (and wasn't) nominated, another interesting observation to be made was the many differences between these nominations, decided by professional panellists, and those of the recent What's On Stage Awards, which are voted for entirely by the public.

Oscars 2014: Can This Year's Acceptance Speeches Top These Cringeworthy Efforts? (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Here come the Oscars - a time to honour talent, to showcase couture, and of course, to take the mickey out of everyone who is more rich and famous tha...

OSCARS 2014: Who Should Win The Award For Best Actor?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

The Oscars are coming! The little gold statuettes are being polished as we speak, ready to be handed out on Sunday evening in Los Angeles. Each day...

Sex Box Loses Out to Gogglebox at BPG Awards

Jake Kanter | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jake Kanter

That's the thing about telly, it tends to get people animated. Take a real stinker for example. Channel 4's provocative coital experiment Sex Box failed to set pulses racing and was described as an "all new low for television". Who could have uttered such a withering remark? Step forward Steph Parker, the star of another of Channel 4's shows - the irresistible, breakout hit Gogglebox.

12 Years a Slave

Sadie Brown | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sadie Brown

On this solo Saturday, after watching Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave', I hurriedly left the theatre fighting back tears with a lump in my throat, numb to the people around me, ran to the toilet locked myself in a cubical and burst into tears.

Children Posing As Golden Globes Celebrities: Bizarre Or Brilliant?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

And the Golden Globe for The Best Golden Globe-Inspired Photo Series goes to... Toddlewood! Toddlewood being "the hottest photography project featu...

OSCARS 2014: '12 Years A Slave', 'Philomena' Lead British Hopes

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

'12 Years A Slave' goes into this year's Oscars as the hot favourite for collective gold, scooping nominations in several of the leading categories, a...

GOLDEN GLOBES: Who Was Snubbed, Who Was Surprised?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

This year's Awards Season is well and truly under way now the Golden Globes have come and gone. It's a far smaller bunch of voters selecting the w...

Film Review: 12 Years a Slave

Victoria Sadler | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Few films will impact you like 12 Years a Slave. It's brutal, tragic and an unflinching account of slavery. But such is the talent through every aspect of this production that the film is also gripping and eminently watchable.

WATCH: Here's The Man They're All Talking About...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

'12 Years A Slave' may only be director Steve McQueen's third feature film, but this heavy-hitting slave about US slavery has taken on all comers and ...

Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor Lead Brits In Impressive Golden Globe Nominations Haul

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

Brits have made their usual impact on the Golden Globe nominations, with Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor each collecting two nods, and 'Downton Abbey'...

Has This Man Just Won The Best Actor Oscar?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

After taking home Best Actor honours at Cannes in May, Bruce Dern's hopes of an Oscar nomination are looking increasingly favourable for his career-de...

'12 Years a Slave' and 'The Spectacular Now' - Two of the Best Films at This Year's LFF

Tom Linay | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

Where to begin with a film like 12 Years A Slave? My limited range of expression feels unable to do its impact justice but I have an obligation to this blog, so I'll give it a shot. Steve McQueen's film is an unforgettable experience and one I don't think I will likely repeat again.

WATCH: '12 Years A Slave' Trailer Boasts A Best Actor Contender

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

The odds on actor Chiwetel Ejiofor winning the Best Actor award at next year’s Oscars have been slashed, after the trailer for Steve McQueen's star-...

Review: A Season in the Congo

Victoria Sadler | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

It is a production of such colour and passion that I came out thrilled and honoured to have seen it. There's so much to applaud - the subject matter, the performances, the choreography, the score, the design, the satire, the poetry... The list just goes on and on.

Black Actor White Script?

David McAlmont | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

Award winning actor and writer Cyril Nri and I are cogitating thus because an actor we know, one decorated by Her Majesty for services to British acting and star of a hit US series, has had his remarks, regarding slim-pickings for black actors, turned into this broadsheet headline, "David Harewood: as a black actor there are very few roles for me in Britain".