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  • Jane Roscoe to Head London Film School

    LONDON -- Jane Roscoe has been appointed as the director of the London Film School. She will take over from Ben Gibson in August. Roscoe comes to the film school with more than 20 years' experience as an academic and broadcaster in Australia, New...
  • Peaches Geldof death: Heroin use played a likely 'role'

    Peaches Geldof's death was probably caused at least in part by heroin, according to testimony delivered Thursday in Britain at an inquest into her passing. "Recent use of heroin and the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death," ...
  • Bob Hoskins, actor known as 'the Cockney Cagney,' dies at 71

    Bob Hoskins, a British actor whose powerful screen presence earned him a reputation as "the Cockney Cagney" and who, at 5 feet 6 and with a face he likened to a squashed cabbage, gave the short, bald men of the world a reason to swagger, has died. He...
  • Bob Hoskins continually transformed and transcended

    Bob Hoskins continually transformed and transcended
    "Five-foot-six-cubic" is how Bob Hoskins described his dense, brick-like physique, and in his career as one of Britain's most familiar and reliable screen actors Hoskins was compared to all sorts of non-human entities. A bulldog. A fireplug. A face like...
  • BBC Star Jeremy Clarkson Fights to Clear Name after Accusations of Racism

    LONDON -- Jeremy Clarkson, one of the BBC's biggest stars, is fighting to salvage his career after being accused of racism. Clarkson, who presents international hit "Top Gear," had been accused of using racist language while filming the show. The...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'We're the Millers'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'We're the Millers'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 4 - 10, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES The Real History of Science Fiction A new...
  • Hot Docs Review: '112 Weddings'

    After spending two decades sidelining as a wedding videographer to fund his career as a documentarian, Doug Block has turned his former vocation into its own documentary. "112 Weddings" (the number of nuptials he's worked to date) checks in on a...
  • Ukrainian air force strikes pro-Russia rebels at Donetsk airport

    Ukrainian air force strikes pro-Russia rebels at Donetsk airport
    Ukraine’s presumed president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, vowed Monday to bring an end to the armed confrontation with pro-Russia separatists in the east and Russia’s top diplomat responded with assurances that the Kremlin is “ready for...
  • Rise of UKIP Poses Challenges for British Film and TV Folk

    LONDON -- The surge in support for the U.K. Independence Party -- demonstrated at the European Union election last week -- may have major consequences for the British film and TV industry. UKIP, which advocates an exit from the European Union, took first...
  • 'True Detective' leads TCA Awards 2014 nominees

    'True Detective' leads TCA Awards 2014 nominees
    It's the sort of news that Rust Cohle might celebrate with an unhurried swig of Lone Star beer:  "True Detective" picked up four nominations for this years Television Critics Assn. Awards. The hit HBO anthology series was nominated for program of the...
  • 'Good Wife,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'True Detective' Lead TCA Award Nominees

    "The Good Wife," "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones" and "True Detective" are among the series landing multiple nominations in this year's Television Critics Assn. Awards derby. Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" joins that trio in the org's program of...