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Counting down to the BAFTAs

It’s just a week until the British Academy Film Awards, hosted by Stephen Fry on February 8.

As always there will be plenty of events happening before Sunday’s awards show, including the inaugural BAFTA Film Gala Dinner on Thursday.

BAFTA supporters confirmed to attend include Andy Serkis, Emilia Fox, Henry Cavill, Imelda Staunton, Joanna Lumley, Miranda Hart, Miranda Richardson, Natalie Dormer, Natasha McElhone, Olivia Colman, Simon Pegg and Tom Hiddleston.

The annual Nominees’ Party takes place on February 7 so expect to see lots of BAFTA news this week.

A modern Little Women?

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The classic story of Little Women is to be brought into the modern age in a new drama for US TV.

The miniseries, which will be made by ABC and is being produced by British actress Natascha McElhone.

She’s expected to also star in the series which will see the March girls coming of age against the backdrop of a military scandal leading their family to lose their its fortune and position.

I have to say I have serious reservations about this. I read Louisa May Alcott’s stories as a teenager and have loved them ever since. I hope they don’t change them too much.