• Benedict Cumberbatch slams 'pathetic' Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman
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    Benedict Cumberbatch slams 'pathetic' Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman

    Benedict Cumberbatch called his Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman “pathetic” for complaining about the attention from fans of the hit TV show. Cumberbatch plays Sherlock Holmes in the BBC drama, while Mr Freeman portrays his assistant, Dr Watson. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Cumberbatch disagreed, labelling his colleague's unhappiness "pathetic".

  • James Bond’s Naomie Harris backs Cillian Murphy to take over from Daniel Craig as 007
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    James Bond’s Naomie Harris backs Cillian Murphy to take over from Daniel Craig as 007

    James Bond star Naomie Harris has thrown her support behind Cillian Murphy to step into Daniel Craig’s shoes and become the next 007 agent. The Miss Moneypenny actress has given the Peaky Blinders star her blessing to take over the role, when Craig steps down from the franchise after the next film. While a number of A-list names have been thrown into the mix, including James Norton and Idris Elba, it seems that Harris already has a firm favourite.

  • Emily Blunt and Gillian Anderson favourites to play James Bond as odds slashed on female 007 agent
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    Emily Blunt and Gillian Anderson favourites to play James Bond as odds slashed on female 007 agent

    The world could be about to get its first female Bond, as Cillian Murphy and James Norton have been overtaken by “any” actress. Mary Poppins star Emily Blunt has had her odds cut from 250/1 to 50/1 to play the iconic British spy with Gillian Anderson’s name also being bandied about. Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson said: “Despite male actors dominating since its inception, we’ve finally seen a trend that is going towards a female taking up the coveted role.

  • Rachel Shenton shines at Oscars 2018: Ex Hollyoaks star wins with The Silent Child and gives acceptance speech in sign language
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    Rachel Shenton shines at Oscars 2018: Ex Hollyoaks star wins with The Silent Child and gives acceptance speech in sign language

    Former Hollyoaks stars Rachel Shenton has won the best live action short film Oscar for The Silent Child. Collecting the prize with fiance Chris Overton, who also appeared in Hollyoaks, Shenton delivered her speech in sign language. Shenton wrote, produced and starred in the film about childhood deafness after she became passionate about the issue when her father became deaf when she was young.

  • ‘I still love Darren Aronofsky very much’: Jennifer Lawrence gushes over former boyfriend
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    ‘I still love Darren Aronofsky very much’: Jennifer Lawrence gushes over former boyfriend

    Jennifer Lawrence has admitted she still loves ex-boyfriend Darren Aronofsky "very much”. Speaking in an interview on Marc Maron’s podcast about when the pair met to discuss movie Mother!, Lawrence said: “He flew in, pitched me, left. The entire thing, Lawrence said, lasted two years.

  • Cillian Murphy odds slashed on taking over from Daniel Craig as James Bond
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    Cillian Murphy odds slashed on taking over from Daniel Craig as James Bond

    Cillian Murphy could soon be taking on one of the most coveted roles in cinema to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond. The Irish actor, 41, has had his odds slashed from 33/1 to 12/1 to play the iconic 007 agent after it was reported Danny Boyle is in talks to direct Craig’s final outing as the British spy. Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Boyle and Murphy have collaborated in the past, and the betting suggests punters are putting two and two together for the next 007 film.

  • Love Actually fans’ minds blown by this fact about Keira Knightley and Thomas Brodie-Sangster
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    Love Actually fans’ minds blown by this fact about Keira Knightley and Thomas Brodie-Sangster

    Love Actually fans were left stunned after learning a shock revelation about the film's stars Keira Knightley and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Knightley played Julie in the hit 2003 rom-com, who weds Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) only to find his best friend (Andrew Lincoln) is madly in love with her. Brodie-Sangster played a school child who learns the drums in order to impress a fellow pupil he has fallen for.