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2008-09-30 18:01:02

THE Isle of Man has been hailed as this year's top celebrity location as filming begins for a newBritish comedy, Wild Target. Island regular and ex-Everyman stalwart BillNighy (pictured) is joining Martin Freeman, Rupert Grint, Rupert Everett and Emily Blunt as filming for the comedy begins. Victor Maynard (Nighy) is a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother Louisa (Eileen Atkins). His professional routine is interruptedwhen he finds himself drawn to...

2008-09-23 00:00:22

By Chris Green Tom Wilkinson and Dame Eileen Atkins were the only two British prize-winners at the 60th annual Emmy awards, held in Los Angeles late on Sunday night. Wilkinson, 59, scooped Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series for his depiction of Benjamin Franklin in John Adams, a biopic of the second president of the United States. Dame Eileen won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Deborah Jenkins in Cranford, another costume drama set in a rural town...

2008-09-23 00:00:22

BRITS walked off with two awards at the Emmys - but missed out on a string of others. Tom Wilkinson and Dame Eileen Atkins were honoured for their supporting roles. Wilkinson, 59, got his for playing Benjamin Franklin in presidential mini-series John Adams - which won 13 awards from 23 nominations. Atkins, 74, earned hers for period drama Cranford. The other big winners were 1960s advertising drama Mad Men and sitcom 30 Rock. Mad Men is the first show not on a big network to win best...

2008-09-22 12:00:25

By WESLEY JOHNSON British TV stars endured a disappointing night at the 60th annual Emmy awards. Instead, Mad Men made Emmy history while sitcom 30 Rock and its stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin took the top honours at the Los Angeles event. And veteran Glenn Close took the best actress prize for her performance in drama Damages. Brits Tom Wilkinson and Dame Eileen Atkins were honoured for their supporting roles, but many others, including Ricky Gervais and Dame Judi Dench, were left...

2008-09-22 12:00:25

By Gareth Edwards BRITISH stars suffered a disappointing night at the 60th annual Emmy Awards, as American comedy and drama swept the boards. In the star-studded ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night Brits Tom Wilkinson and Dame Eileen Atkins were honoured for their supporting roles, but others, including Ricky Gervais and Dame Judi Dench, were left empty-handed. Instead it was American drama and comedy which took the plaudits, with the sleek 1960s advertising...

2008-07-29 18:00:35

VETERAN actress Dame Eileen Atkins has poured scorn on everything from "laddish" female TV presenters to the belief in acting "dynasties". The Cranford star, who was famously propositioned by Hollywood hunk Colin Farrell just before her 70th birthday, told the Radio Times: "My skin crawls when I see laddish women presenting television shows who almost slap their thighs as if they're in panto. "I think 'Stop. This isn't what we meant by feminism.' It's gone completely wrong." (c) 2008...


Word of the Day
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.