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2008-09-16 06:00:19

By Donna Freydkin TORONTO -- For someone constantly scrutinized for her slender frame, Keira Knightley knows how to stuff her face. "I have food! That's so good!" crows Knightley, surveying the spread before her. She jams chunks of a banana into her mouth and cheerfully recounts an earlier mishap with an ingestible. "I was wearing really great trousers, but then I spilled tea down (them)," says Knightley, who changed into a flouncy green skirt paired with a white blouse, blue jacket...

2008-09-12 18:00:21

One of the stars of popularTV show Goodness Gracious Me and the hit film Bend it Like Beckham is to com pere this year's Institute of Asian Businesses'21st anniversary dinner. Comedian Kulvinder Ghir will host the event at the ICC in Birmingham on November 15 . It is expected to attract up to 700 guests. Anjum Khan, chair of the annual dinner sub-committee at IAB, based at Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said:"Weare very thrilled that Kulvinder has agreed to compere our...

2008-09-11 18:00:22

ACTOR and comedian Kulvinder Ghir, star of popular TV show Goodness Gracious Me and the hit film Bend it Like Beckham, is to compere the Institute of Asian Businesses' 21st anniversary dinner in Birmingham. The event is expected to attract over 700 guests from throughout the West Midlands to the International Convention Centre on November 15. Born in Kenya, Kulvinder Ghir began his career as a stand-up comic performing in clubs around the North East of England, and in 1985 made his...

2008-09-07 18:00:14

By ZOE DOMINIC Cooper looked almost as skinny as his co-star Keira Knightley when the pair walked down the red carpet for the premiere of their new movie The Duchess on Wednesday night. But the 30-year- old actor, who also starred in hit flick Mamma Mia, tells me he was "dumpy Dominic" before he hired a personal trainer. Chatting over a glass of bubbly at the after-party in London's Whitehall he said: "I have this thing where I put butter and chocolate spread on my toast. You can't do that...

2008-09-06 00:00:18

By Esther Walker The Profile Keira Knightley The star of 'The Duchess' has reached the point in her short, head-turning career when she risks becoming more famous for being famous than for her work. Is it time audiences woke up to her acting talents? DESPITE BEING only 23, Keira Knightley - actress, muse and beauty - is already a veteran of fame. Her latest role, as Georgiana Spencer, Duchess of Devonshire in The Duchess, is her 13th in a mainstream film in six years. She knows the highs...

2008-09-04 00:00:14

KEIRA Knightley looked every inch an aristo last night for the premiere of her new film The Duchess. She wore a blue taffeta dress on the red carpet in Leceister Square. She revealed she got the giggles in sex scenes with Dominic Cooper after he covered his modesty. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-02 18:00:18

THE Peak District and Derbyshire has launched a new Movie Map, aimed at movie fans who want to get closer to both the making and the real-life story of Keira Knightley's new film The Duchess. The movie, which hits the screens on September 5, stars Keira as the notorious Georgiana (born Lady Georgiana Spencer), who went on to become the Duchess of Devonshire and Ralph Feinnes as the Duke of Devonshire. One of the main locations on the self-guided tour is Chatsworth, "home" of the...

2008-09-02 18:00:18

CONTROVERSIAL director Nicolas Roeg is to introduce his latest film at the Tyneside Cinema this weekend. Roeg, who turned 80 in August, is regarded as one of Britain's most adventurous film-makers. His most famous work was Don't Look Now, a supernatural tale released in 1973 and starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as a couple haunted by their daughter's accidental drowning. Roeg also directed Performance (1970), starring Mick Jagger and James Fox, and The Man Who Fell To...

2008-09-01 06:00:19

By Interview by Paul Whitelaw MOST writers tend to stick to what they know. After all, sitting still is far more comfortable than stretching yourself into all sorts of unpredictable shapes. Acclaimed author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, on the other hand, prefers to zip eclectically from one different genre to another, like a man trying on as many hats as possible before the shopkeeper throws him out. But Cottrell Boyce is no dilettante. He's equally deft at writing children's...

2008-08-31 15:00:31

By CROOT, James MRS RATCLIFFE'S REVOLUTION (M) Directed by Bille Eltringham * * * Reviewed by James Croot -------------------- Yorkshire, 1968. While the world outside is facing tumultuous change, Bingley housewife Dorothy Ratcliffe (Catherine Tate) sticks to her regular routine of chores. To her, putting up with her family is just as much of a challenge as ensuring world peace. Oldest daughter Alex (Brittany Ashworth) seems to think she is an avant- garde artist and appears to be quite...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.