BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Virtual Berlin Film Festival: What are the highlights?

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:19:34 GMT

Talking Movies looks at some of the films unveiled in the virtual phase of the festival.

Martha and Michael: 'Our meeting wasn’t instant chemistry'

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 08:40:15 GMT

Married at First Sight Australia’s Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli on being on the show.

Dolly Parton reworks Jolene for Covid vaccination

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 05:20:54 GMT

"Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine,” the country star sings before she receives a jab.

The new voice of The Simpsons character Dr Julius Hibbert

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 23:20:49 GMT

Kevin Richardson is the first black actor to voice Dr Julius Hibbert on the television comedy.

'I've been listening to 300 vinyl records to get me through lockdown'

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 00:26:15 GMT

Listening to all her records took Anna Doble back to her youth - releasing memories and emotions.

Raya and the Last Dragon: Disney's new heroine representing 670 million people

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 00:16:02 GMT

After almost 90 years of animated films, Disney has finally ventured into South East Asia.

Budget 2021: How does it affect entertainment and arts?

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 16:57:46 GMT

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has promised a further £390m to help arts venues in England. But is it enough?

Actor Laurence Fox announces London mayor election bid

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 15:52:28 GMT

The actor says if elected he would end lockdown more than a month earlier than has been announced.

Coming 2 America: 'The first black fairytale' revisited

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 00:17:46 GMT

Actress Nomzamo Mbatha on the importance of Coming 2 America "celebrating blackness" on screen.

Upstairs, Downstairs actress Nicola Pagett dies aged 75

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:34:30 GMT

The stage and screen actress was best known for playing Elizabeth Bellamy in the 1970s TV series.

International Women's Day: Illustrating the Covid-19 pandemic

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 02:15:59 GMT

These three artists turn complex research into easy to digest information to help fight coronavirus.

World Book Day: Is Covid lockdown giving reading a boost?

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 09:57:21 GMT

From "booktubers" to "bookstagrammers" - why reading looks different in the lockdown age.

Covid and dementia - 'let them see their families'

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 19:42:57 GMT

Actress Ruthie Henshall is calling for more visiting access to family members in care homes.

Palestinian 'Techno Queen' Sama' Abdulhadi faces court over shrine event

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:05:00 GMT

DJ Sama' Abdulhadi is facing a court hearing following a music event near a West Bank holy site.

Could the Oscars merge the best actor and actress categories?

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:02:30 GMT

Maren Eggert accepted the award for best actor, in the German event's newly mixed gender category.

Who is nominated for the Bafta Rising Star award?

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:03:08 GMT

The prize has previously recognised up-and-coming stars like Daniel Kaluuya and John Boyega.

The Crown: Emma Corrin on finishing Diana role, Harry's comments, and Golden Globe win

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 17:50:21 GMT

The Golden Globe winner says it "makes sense" for her to leave at the end of The Crown's fourth season.

Sarah Silverman apologises to Paris Hilton for prison jokes

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:59:52 GMT

Sarah Silverman apologises after Paris Hilton spoke of the comic's "cruel" jokes about going to jail.

Ben Stiller's baked trophy... and 7 other Globe highlights

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 07:58:01 GMT

Hollywood actor Ben Stiller didn't need much more than flour and eggs at Sunday' Golden Globes.

A year ago, the show did not go on. What happened next?

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 00:09:52 GMT

From actors to ushers, read the stories of those who worked on a play that was cut short by Covid.

Kings of Leon on Mick Jagger, lockdown hair and writing songs on bar napkins

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 00:02:23 GMT

The rock band discuss Mick Jagger, lockdown haircuts and how their lyrics start on bar mats.

The Father: Why Olivia Colman's new film will leave you disorientated

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:12:59 GMT

The Father puts you in the confused head of a dementia sufferer, played by Sir Anthony Hopkins.