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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
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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