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Rings cinematographer Lesnie dies

Andrew Lesnie, Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, has died at the age of 59.

Gallery's 'fake' painting revealed

The identity of a replica painting, which was hung at Dulwich Picture Gallery as a challenge to visitors, is revealed.

Littner replaces Hewer on Apprentice

Lord Sugar announces his replacement for adviser Nick Hewer on BBC One's The Apprentice - Claude Littner, who has grilled candidates during the interview rounds.

Ofcom cracks down on hidden charges

Ofcom reveals changes to charges for phone-in competitions and votes on TV and radio shows in "biggest overhaul of phone calls in more than a decade".

Penny Dreadful, Sherlock win Baftas

Supernatural horror Penny Dreadful wins three Bafta Television Craft Awards, while BBC One's Sherlock wins two and Mackenzie Crook wins his first Bafta.

Poldark finale seen by 5.9 million

The series finale of BBC One's costume drama re-make Poldark is watched by 5.9 million people, just over a quarter of the TV audience.

Authors boycott PEN gala over award

Six writers, including Michael Ondaatje and Peter Carey, boycott a major US literary event over plans to give French magazine Charlie Hebdo a freedom of speech award.

Dad says Amy Winehouse film 'tainted'

Amy Winehouse's father distances himself from a documentary about the singer, saying it's 'misleading'.

Rediscovered Bacon portraits unveiled

Two self-portraits by Francis Bacon are going on public display for the first time after being rediscovered in a private collection, before being sold.

Furious 7 stays top of US box office

Furious 7 tops the US and Canada's box office for a fourth week, as Avengers: Age of Ultron tops the international chart a week ahead of its US release.

Ruby Wax to be awarded honorary OBE

Broadcaster and campaigner Ruby Wax is to be awarded an OBE for her services to mental health.

Harper Lee saves Mockingbird play

Author Harper Lee starts a non-profit company to produce a play of To Kill a Mockingbird in her hometown of Monroeville, after a dispute threatened to end the show.

Corrie's Anne Kirkbride up for soap award

Coronation Street's Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow, is posthumously nominated for best scene at the British Soap Awards

Jay Z says Tidal is 'doing just fine'

Critics say Tidal is a flop but Jay Z defends his music streaming service on Twitter, saying it's "here for the long haul".

AUDIO: 'I almost turned down Game of Thrones'

Jonathan Pryce, who recently played Cardinal Wolsey in the BBC drama Wolf Hall, will be in the fifth series of Game of Thrones.

VIDEO: Proclaimers go back on the road

The Proclaimers are back with a new album and a new tour

VIDEO: Celebs on breadline in Victorian Britain

24 Hours in the Past pits six celebrities into life on the breadline in Victorian Britain.

VIDEO: Stars turn out for White House dinner

A little bit of Hollywood glamour rubbed shoulders with Barack Obama on Saturday night in Washington - at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

VIDEO: Plasticine art on show at Sotheby's

Henry Hudson has impressed the art establishment with his unique use of Plasticine, and now Sotheby's is exhibiting his new work.

VIDEO: Bruce Jenner: Living as a woman

The US Olympic gold medallist and reality TV personality, Bruce Jenner, has said she is transgender and identifies as a woman.

VIDEO: Peru percussionists' world record bid

Thousands of people in Peru have attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the largest cajon ensemble.

VIDEO: India's tough market for booksellers

One of India's most influential publishers tells the BBC that it's 'very hard' to make money in the Indian book industry.

Sheridan Smith: 'We should talk about cancer'

Why Sheridan Smith wants us to talk about cancer

How Shakespeare learned to love women

How Shakespeare's female characters evolved

On set with the Avengers

On set with the cast of the Avengers

'It's not just about performing'

Top women in the arts offer advice to girls

Warchus to be 'invisible' at Old Vic

I'll be almost invisible, says Old Vic's new boss

Lifetime opera award for Speight Jenkins

Speight Jenkins, the former general director of Seattle Opera, wins the lifetime achievement prize at the International Opera Awards.

Furious 7 track's streaming record

American rapper Wiz Khalifa's See You Again, which features on the Fast & Furious 7 soundtrack, sets a new streaming record as it leads the singles chart for a second week.

Music boss tops Britain's rich list

Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, but the Queen has dropped out of the top 300 for the first time, according to the Sunday Times. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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