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2008-09-29 21:00:22

As if a West End debut in Sick Room was not enough for Ashville College actor Max Wayman, the audience included theatre legend and Tony Award winning actor, Sir Ian McKellen.Sir Ian, best-known for his roles as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and Magneto in the X-Men films, is patron of the National Youth Theatre.Back at Ashville College in Harrogate, Max said: "I enjoyed my experience immensely and I'm hoping that I will be able to take part next season. I love acting and to be...

2006-05-29 14:43:23

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The "X-Men" mutants overpowered the human competition at the U.S. Memorial Day holiday box office in North America, while "The Da Vinci Code" remained the top choice overseas, according to studio estimates issued on Monday. "X-Men: The Last Stand," the final film in the Marvel comic-book trilogy, earned $120.1 million for the four days beginning May 26, distributor 20th Century Fox said. The tally exceeded the News Corp.-owned studio's...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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