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Morrissey bemoans acting elitism

Actor David Morrissey says that people from poorer backgrounds are being excluded from entering the acting profession due to a lack of funding.

Cat Stevens to play US concerts

Cat Stevens - also known as Yusuf Islam - is to perform a series of dates in the US for the first time since 1976.

Clooney to receive honorary Globe

US actor, director and producer George Clooney is to receive an honorary award at next year's Golden Globes.

Police to probe actress handcuffing

Police in Los Angeles are conducting an internal investigation over accusations officers violated a US actress's rights by handcuffing and detaining her.

Forbidden Broadway 'only spoofs hits'

Forbidden Broadway, a musical which spoofs other shows, opens in the West End following a transfer from the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Apple releases U2 album removal tool

Apple releases a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts in response to complaints six days after giving away the music for free.

Bonneville returning for W1A comedy

Actor Hugh Bonneville is to reprise his role in BBC comic mockumentary W1A which is returning for a second series next year.

Matisse show Tate's biggest success

An exhibition of Henri Matisse's cut-out art is the most successful exhibition held to date at the Tate with more than 560,000 visitors.

Four Seasons songwriter Crewe dies

Bob Crewe, who co-wrote hits including Can't Take My Eyes Off You and Walk Like a Man and was key to the success of the Four Seasons pop group, dies at the age of 83.

Great Escape actor Angus Lennie dies

Scottish actor Angus Lennie, who was famous for roles in The Great Escape and Crossroads, dies in London aged 84.

Idris Elba movie displaces Guardians

Thriller No Good Deed, starring British actor Idris Elda, ends the four-week reign of Guardians of the Galaxy at the top of the US box office.

Books donated to fire-hit art school

Glasgow School of Art replaces 22% of its most popular books that were lost in a fire at its Mackintosh building in June.

Music lesson boom sees guitar soar

The electric guitar has overtaken the violin in the list of most popular musical instruments for children to play, says a music exam board.

Royals and rock stars close Invictus

Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, Ellie Goulding and Price Harry brought the first ever Invictus Games to a close.

Actor Sir Donald Sinden dies aged 90

Theatre, film and TV actor Sir Donald Sinden dies at his home aged 90 following a long illness.

Bard to be translated into Mandarin

The UK government is donating £1.5m for the first translation of all William Shakespeare's works into Mandarin for audiences in China.

Tempest storms poetry talent list

A once-a-decade list of the brightest talents in poetry includes rapper, performance poet and playwright Kate Tempest.

Imitation Game wins Toronto top prize

Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the British code breaker, wins the People’s Choice award at Toronto Film Festival.

Actress cleavage tweet sparks anger

Bollywood stars join hundreds expressing outrage on Twitter after a top Indian newspaper published a photo of actress Deepika Padukone's cleavage.

Picture of the Batmobile released

Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder has tweeted the first official photo of the new Batmobile.

Harris scores fifth UK number one

Calvin Harris lands his fifth UK number one single with Blame featuring John Newman.

Amy Winehouse statue unveiled

A statue of singer Amy Winehouse is unveiled in Camden on the anniversary of her birthday.

Crusaders musician Joe Sample dies

US musician Joe Sample, who wrote chart hits including Randy Crawford's Street Life and One Day I'll Fly Away, dies age 75.

Crowd protests against 'BBC bias'

A large crowd gathers outside of BBC Scotland's Glasgow HQ to protest against an alleged institutional bias against Scottish independence.

Stan Laurel letter up for auction

A letter from Cumbrian-born comedian Stan Laurel to the family of a childhood friend is to be auctioned in Newcastle.

EastEnders actor John Bardon dies

EastEnders actor John Bardon, who played Dot Branning's husband Jim in the soap opera, dies at the age of 75.

VIDEO: Professor Green: 'Good and bad days'

Professor Green spoke to BBC Breakfast about his new single Lullaby.

VIDEO: West on left-right politics of the arts

Actor Samuel West and ConservativeHome website editor Mark Wallace on the politics of the arts, and its funding.

VIDEO: Crimewatch marks 30th anniversary

Television show Crimewatch is marking 30 years of helping to solve crimes by appealing to the public for information.

AUDIO: Violin or guitar: Which is easier?

Following comments on Today that the violin is more "difficult" than the guitar, two musicians have spoken out in defence of their instruments News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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