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2008-08-05 15:00:32

VISITORS to a church cafe will not have been expecting to stumble across Hollywood star Orlando Bloom giving an acting lesson. But those enjoying tea and scones at the cafe at St George's West Church in Shandwick Place yesterday were treated to a display of the 31-year-old heart-throb's professional prowess as he delivered an acting masterclass to his older sister Samantha, who debuts at this year's Fringe. Ms Bloom, 32, stars in one-woman show, A Cloud in Trousers by a Girl in a Suit....

2008-07-06 18:00:20

ONE year ago, the writer who adapted the pilot episode of new crime drama George Gently was asked to describe the show. Peter Flannery replied: "Hopefully, my pension." That might have been a hope at the time but a new series of the detective show, which features Martin Shaw in the title role, might turn his aspirations into reality. Shaw stars as an old-fashioned copper in 1960s Northumberland. In the new series, also starring Lee Ingleby as his sidekick John Baccus, he...

Word of the Day
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".