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South Bank Sky Arts Awards Nominees Announced

Lily Allen, 'Derry Girls', and 'The Favourite' are among the nominees for this year's South Bank Sky Arts Awards.The 'Lost My Mind' singer's album 'No Shame' has been shortlisted in the pop category for the...

Decision To Include Us Books In Man Booker Prize Splits Critics

It has been announced that from next year the Man Booker Prize will be open to all authors across the English-speaking world, including America. Previously, the prestigious literary award only considered those within the British,...

The Man Booker Prize Will Allow American Authors To Enter For The First Time In 2014

The Man Booker Prize has served as the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Commonwealth's most prestigious award for books and authors since it's inception in 1969. On Sunday, 15 September, The Sunday Times reported that...

Skyfall Is The South Bank Sky Arts Awards’ Best Film

It may have missed out on an Oscar nomination for best film, but the latest James Bond film has added to its extensive list of accolades by picking up Best Film at the South Bank...

Ken Russell Tributes Pour In Following Death

Tributes have been pouring in for late director Ken Russell, the extrovert British film director who sadly passed away aged 84 on Sunday (November 27th 2011). Russell was known throughout the industry for his thought-provoking...

Dame Judi Dench Gets Dorchester Honour

Dame Judi Dench was honoured with the Dorchester Outstanding Achievement Award at a ceremony in London today (25.01.11). The 76-year-old actress was presented with the prize by theatre legend Sir Peter Hall - who first...

Michael: 'Cannabis Keeps Me Sane'

Pop star GEORGE MICHAEL reportedly expressed his love of cannabis while smoking the drug during a recent British TV interview. The troubled singer, 43, lit a joint before a concert in Madrid as he conducted...

Bragg Praises Dench's Amazing Memory

Legendary actress DAME JUDI DENCH has the amazing ability to recall "every word of every play" she has ever performed in. Veteran British TV presenter and author MELVYN BRAGG revealed Dench's uncanny skill at...

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