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First look: Weaving and Manville rehearse The Visit

The National Theatre has released images of Hugo Weaving and Lesley Manville in rehearsal for their upcoming production of The Visit.

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Ordinary Love – film review

One of the great things about films is watching actors act.

That probably sounds strange – of course actors act. But quite often these days actors are working against a green screen, battling super-villains or heading in to space. Don’t get me wrong, I love those films too, but sometimes it’s nice to see actors who are just acting, showing what they can do on screen in a film without loads of special effects and noise.

That is exactly what Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville do in Ordinary Love, the tale of a middle-aged couple dealing with a life-changing issue.

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Best of British at BIFA Awards

The stars of British cinema will be out in London on Sunday night at the annual Mo√ęt British Independent Film Awards.

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Emma Thompson and Benedict Cumberbatch are being honoured with special awards whilst drama 71 leads the nominations with nine followed by Pride with seven nods.

A whole who’s who of acting talent will be there including Alicia Vikander, Andrew Scott, Asa Butterfield, Anne Marie Duff, Bill Bailey, Charles Dance, Douglas Booth, George Mackay, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Helen Mirren, Jamie Sives, Jared Harris, Jodie Whittaker, Keira Knightley, Lesley Manville, Mark Strong, Max Irons, Maxine Peake, Mike Leigh, Olivia Colman, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Stanley Tucci, Timothy Spall and Tom Hollander.

The awards are being hosted by Simon Bird of The Inbetweeners and this year you can watch them live on YouTube – or below!