网上现金捕鱼注册平台Ian McKellen: ‘To imagine a career would come to an end when it’s actually been so interwoven into life, I can’t imagine it!’

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Ian McKellen: ‘To imagine a career would come to an end when it’s actually been so interwoven into life, I can’t imagine it!’

  • Katherine McLaughlin
  • 8 November 2019

Ian McKellen: 'To imagine a career would come to an end when it's actually been so interwoven into life, I can't imagine it!'

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Veteran actor discusses celebrating his 80th year and his latest role in Bill Condon’s mystery thriller, The Good Liar

Sir Ian McKellen is a larger than life presence. Sitting across from him at a large round table in a hotel suite room, it occasionally feels like we’re having a relaxed chinwag at Bilbo Baggins shire cottage. He sets a genial atmosphere, booming with laughter and radiating wisdom. For his latest film he’s teamed up once again with director Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Mr Holmes) who has adapted Nicholas Searle’s novel The Good Liar. It is, however, the first time he has worked on a film with Dame Helen Mirren who plays a wealthy widow. McKellen’s conman meets her online and sets up a scheme to steal her money. ‘Have you seen the film?’, he enquires when asked to comment on his scenes with Mirren. ‘That’s more than I have!’ he laughs.

On working with Mirren on a film, McKellen says, ‘It was like I thought it would be. It was jolly good fun!’ And on the reasons he continues to work with Condon he chirpily explains, ‘Bill always treads a wonderful atmosphere, whether it’s a big film or a small film. He’s always in charge, but always excited to be there as if he’s at someone else’s party, rather than the one he’s o李逵捕鱼可以赢现金吗rganised. When it comes to Bill I have total confidence. You know it’s going to be brilliantly lit and photographed, you know the costumes are going to be fantastic. You know the whole production around him will be great, you know it will be very well cast. What’s to complain about?’

捕鱼能赢到现金靠谱吗Winter warmers: tops tips for drinking and dining this festive season

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Winter warmers: tops tips for drinking and dining this festive season

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  • 7 November 2019

Winter warmers: tops tips for drinking and dining this festive season

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Our picks of where to go in Edinburgh and Glasgow for the best food and drink this winter, plus some suggestions from our experts

Winter is a time for cuddling up with a plate of something sustaining and comforting. Luckily, given the dreich conditions here, Scotland is pretty good at doing food and drink to warm the cockles. From wood-fired pizza ovens to cosy brunches, fiery Asian spices to delicious drams, here are our top suggestions for putting a festive glow into your winter drinking and dining.

Italian Embrace

The cuisine of Italy, at its best, is like a big, warm, friendly hug, and Scotland is full of top spots to cosy up this winter.

Glasgow
Celino’s: Traditional trattoria bringing beautifully cooked favourites to Dennistoun, with the option to take home treats from the deli counter.
Amore Ristorante e Pizzeria: A glorious spot looking down on t现金捕鱼 下载he Merchant City, where big groups and family occasions work particularly well.

Edinburgh
Contini George Street: Modern Italian cuisine in grand, elegant surroundings at the heart of Georgian Edinburgh.
Froth & Flame: Cosy up to the wood-fired oven and enjoy the classic combo of pizza and beer.

Warming Spices

There’s nothing like a bit of spice to warm you from within, and there’s a feast of Indian and East Asian specialists to keep you tingling.

Glasgow
Chillies West End: A relaxed atmosphere matched by a mix and match tapas-style menu of skilfully prepared and really quite spicy dishes.
Non Viet: Top-quality Vietnamese cuisine prepared with care in a contemporary diner with an easy-going vibe.

Edinburgh
Desi Pakwan: Primarily a takeaway and delivery spot, but should the weather be just too awful, there’s also sit-in to enjoy the Punjabi favourites.
Nok’s Kitchen: Pocket-sized restaurant in Stockbridge offering Thai classics in a cosy and intimate setting.

电玩现金捕鱼游戏下载Midway review – Underwhelming wartime epic from Roland Emmerich, starring Ed Skrein and Woody Harrelson

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Midway (2 stars)

  • James Mottram
  • 7 November 2019

Midway

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Underwhelming wartime epic from Roland Emmerich, starring Ed Skrein and Woody Harrelson

Director Roland Emmerich is no stranger to large scale movies, from Independence Day to The Day After Tomorrow. Now he applies that sense of spectacle to his first wartime epic since 2000’s The Patriot. Chronicling the Battle of Midway, the WWII conflict that shifted the war in the Pacific in favour of the Americans, this old-fashioned drama is a flag-waving salute to the brave men who fought against seemingly insurmountable odds.

Early on, Emmerich recreates the 1941 Japanese attack on American troops at Pearl Harbor, thankfully with more economy than Michael Bay’s bloated 2001 movie effort. ‘We have awakened a sleeping giant and filled them with terrible resolve,’ comments one of the Japanese officers, as the action moves to 1942 and the ‘one single day’ that turned the tide.

Aspiring to the all-star war movies that were once Hollywood staples, Emmerich assembles a solid if slightly uninspiring cast to play the assorted lieutenants, captains and admirals that strategised and struck back. Leading the way is British actor Ed Skrein (Deadpool) as Dick Best, a self-confessed ‘cocky son-of-a-bitch’ pilot, who is pretty handy in a dogfight.

Around him, we have Woody Harrelson (in a great silver wig) as the no-nonsense Admiral Chester Nimitz, supported by the likes of Dennis Quaid, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans and Aaron Eckhart. Also on board is musician-turned-actor Nick Jonas as a young sailor who – like many – gets his ‘hero现金捕鱼斗地主’ moment, gunning down a Japanese fighter from the deck of an aircraft carrier.

The CGI-honed battle sequences are competent, though they lack the nerve-shredding realism of, say, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. Meanwhile, the characters are two-dimensional; the women, led by Mandy Moore’s stay-at-home spouse, are particularly poorly served. And, for all the enormous courage on show, the emotional investment you’d expect to feel never quite arrives.

General release from Fri 8 Nov.

现金捕鱼网上现金打鱼Gold Digger, BBC One – A less than subtle psycho-drama about a family at war with a possible conman in their midst

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Gold Digger, BBC One (2 stars)

  • Brian Donaldson
  • 7 November 2019

Gold Digger, BBC One

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A less than subtle psycho-drama about a family at war with a possible conman in their midst

In a time when older actresses are fighting for better and juicier roles, Gold Digger‘s premise initially seems to offer a pot of the stuff for the ever reliable Julia Ormond. Sadly, despite her finest efforts, this former star of everything from the original TV series of Traffik to Peter Greenaway’s gruesome Baby of Macon, and who played the woman who might eventually have tamed Roger Sterling in Mad Men can’t quite save this less than subtle Dear John-like six-part psycho-drama.

Julia Day wakes up on her 60th birthday feeling as though a weight has dropped from her shoulders as her life carries on without Ted (Alex Jennings), her husband of over three decades who left her for another woman. Before she meets up with her three grown-up children to mark the event, Julia finds herself becoming embroiled in an unlikely tryst with hotshot copywriter Benjamin (Ben Barnes). Except, is he really quite what he seems?

Her elder son Patrick (Sebastian Armesto) is immediately suspicious of Benjamin’s motives (no doubt triggered by the fact that they’re roughly the same age), while daughter Della (Jemima Rooper) is a struggling stand-up comedian who writes ‘new material’ at the top of a blank page when she’s thinking of, well, s现金捕鱼神话游戏ome new material. Largely useless youngest sibling Leo (Archie Renaux) seems to be as much of a freeloader as they all suspect Benjamin to be.

The BBC has always been adept at throwing psychological dramas at us just as winter has come, but here the writing and acting is just too loaded with an affected heft that it’s hard to care too much about the fate of these individuals. Heavy on the teasing, blink-and-you’ll-miss-them flashbacks which suggest a past of violence and mayhem in the Day household, one overwrought sequence follows another. The performances often plunge into the farcically unsubtle whenever Benjamin and Julia’s offspring are in the same room, Barnes and Armesto especially indulging in cheek-sucking competitions that veer towards a duel to see who can pout to the death.

If you’re continuing to care after the first couple of episodes, it might be fun to stick with it just to see what all these blurry memories of familial fear, loathing and blood-soaked hands might mean. The rest of us might turn to something that lays it on just a little less thickly.

Episodes watched: 2 of 6

Gold Digger starts on BBC One, Tuesday 12 November, 9pm.

捕鱼的现金棋牌The Crown, Netflix – Britain is in more trouble both socially and politically as the Royal Family return for a compulsive third series

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The Crown, Netflix (4 stars)

  • Kelly Apter
  • 7 November 2019

The Crown, Netflix

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Britain is in more trouble both socially and politically as the Royal Family return for a compulsive third series

The Crown writers have always done a very decent job of looking around, rather than just under, the royal headpiece. But while key moments in British history, incoming and outgoing prime ministers, and international affairs all played their part in series one and two, things really crank up a notch in this third chapter.

Throwing large budgetary caution to the wind, the production team recreates the mining tragedy of Aberfan in 1966 (keep your tissues close to hand) and dives headlong into the political maelstrom. An attempted coup to overthrow the popular Labour PM Harold Wilson in 1968, the angry disgruntlement of the Welsh people at Prince Charles’ investiture in 1969, and the gruelling blackouts of the ‘three day week’ in 1974 are all given equal weighting alongside Elizabeth and her increasingly troubled family.

Surprisingly, it takes mere seconds to forget how much we loved Claire Foy and Matt Smith in the starring roles of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, so perfectly suited to the parts are Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies. As are Helena Bonham Carter as the radiant but emotionally damaged Princess Margaret, and Josh O’Connor in the role of a heartbreakingly lonely Prince Charles, while Erin Doherty deserves plaudits for playing the hard-as-nails Princess Anne.

Surrounded by unlimited swathes of opulence and privilege, they all manage to make it unequivocally clear to the viewing public that swapping places with the royals might improve the food on your plate and clothes on your back. But when it comes to happiness and self-determination, that cupboard is absolutely bare.

Episodes watched: 10 of 10

The Crown is available on大富豪欢乐捕鱼现金 Netflix, Sunday 17 November.

捕鱼赢现金最靠谱Floorplan – Supernatural – Father-daughter electronic duo’s first LP in three years is uplifting and atmospheric

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Floorplan – Supernatural (4 stars)

  • Arusa Qureshi
  • 7 November 2019

Floorplan – Supernatural

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Father-daughter electronic duo’s first LP in three years is uplifting and atmospheric

Detroit techno pioneer Robert Hood originally founded his Floorplan alias with the intention of incorporating a love of gospel with house, disco and techno, in a nod to his own faith and spirituality. But Floorplan has evolved since to include his daughter Lyric, an aspiring DJ and producer in her own right, who joined the project at the age of 19, helping with the creation of the 2016 album Victorious. Now the duo are back with new collaborative album Supernatural, taking in their signature Chicago house sound, while embracing high-energy cuts and soulful, sermon-like incantations.

Opener ‘There Was A Time’ sets the euphoric tone, with its fast and enriched melody providing six solid minutes of repetitive grooves, before the pounding techno backbeat and solid layering of ‘Dance Floor’ kicks in, crescendoing to an epic club-centric build. Elsewhere, the disco and soul elements are strong, with tracks like ‘Fiyaaaa!’ and ‘Brothers & Sisters’ offering anthemic vocal samples amid jacked-up kick drums and colourful syncopated rhythms. The glorious choral fragments are welcome surprises throughout, as on ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’, the vocal melody taken from the famous gospel hymn, soaring high above a techno backdrop that is as tense and sinister as it is sweet. Likewise, the syrupy vocals in ‘I Try’ glide beautifully a波克捕鱼领现金下载longside a shuffling synth line and drum beat, which, when isolated halfway through, make the re-entry of the drums all the more forceful.

Supernatural is an uplifting and atmospheric record, with the majority of its 10 tracks retaining a minimalist undercurrent while still packing a thunderous punch. Closing track ‘Generations From Now’ is a brilliant conclusion; its repeated piano riff and expressive percussion reminding you of the power of the Hoods merging of gospel and soul with house and techno, as well as their innate ability to raise spirits on the dancefloor.

Out Fri 8 Nov on Aus Music.

捕鱼兑换现金手机版本Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic’s Mixtape

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Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic’s Mixtape (4 stars)

  • Brian Donaldson
  • 7 November 2019

Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic's Mixtape

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Another fine show from the former maths teacher whose success keeps multiplying

On his last tour, Romesh Ranganathan attempted to convince us that either he was an irrational human being or everyone else was. This time around, we are expected to believe that he is the personification of cynicism, yet given how much of a ball he appears to be having, it feels more likely that this plundering of his own negative emotions is partly an act. But what an endlessly enjoyable and funny act this is.

Immediately coming across as reticent about the sterile nature of his venue, he then fills the room with laughter by portraying himself (as he’s done before) as a lackadaisical father with favoured offspring. So when every parent’s worst nightmare of having a child go missing appears to slowly form into a horrific reality at the beach, this former maths teacher still turns it round to paint himself as the true victim. He provides us with more domestic capers chez Ranganathan than in Irrational, with material which his wife still has a few problems with, though the comic’s frank discussions about their sex life strikes as too baroque to be taken wholly to heart.

Away from his homelife, Ranganathan muses over some familiar comedic territory of recent times, slating those who get overly upset over a celebrity’s death while amusingly treading across the fall-out from the Losing Neverland documentary, concluding that our appreciation of disgraced musicians is still a matter of whether we can allow ourselves to feel the beat最新发布捕鱼现金游戏. A committed vegan (though not to the point where he can’t poke a little bit of fun at a plant-based lifestyle), it’s no surprise that Piers Morgan would be on his hitlist for jibes, though Fireman Sam is arguably a less likely contender for abuse.

While this cantankerous everyman admits that his face might soon become a focus for disdain given that he seems to be on TV whenever you turn it on, Romesh Ranganathan’s live comedy career continues to be a joyous tirade against targets both fully deserving and wonderfully trivial.

Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic’s Mixtape is on tour until Wednesday 10 June. Seen at SEC, Glasgow.

玩捕鱼赢现金官网The Good Liar review – Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen unite for a tricksy but far from essential thriller from Bill Condon

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The Good Liar (3 stars)

  • Anna Smith
  • 7 November 2019

The Good Liar

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Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen unite for a tricksy but far from essential thriller from Bill Condon

The dream team of Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen assemble for a mature thriller directed by Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Beauty and the Beast) and based on the novel by Nicholas Searle. McKellen plays Roy, a scheming con man who targets wealthy widows and fleeces them of their cash with elaborate schemes. His latest mark 捕鱼送分可退现金电玩6is Betty (Mirren), whom he meets online. The pair become closer, with Roy even plotting to move into Betty’s house, but her son Steven (Russell Tovey) is suspicious of his mother’s new companion – as well he might be.

It’s tricky to discuss without spoilers: suffice to say, it ends up as a blend of several different genres which don’t necessarily fuse well on screen. The most enjoyable aspect is the con artist comedy: Roy pretends to be a respectable elderly gentleman to Betty, but one quick outfit change later and he’s ripping off Russian investors in the back room of a strip club. McKellen pulls this contrast off with relish, quickly switching from the benign hangdog expression he wears for Betty to the knowing grin of a smooth entrepreneur.

The film’s plot mechanics provide more of a challenge to Mirren and Tovey, and, while they ultimately fare well, their performances are inherently less enjoyable. As for other supporting cast members, Downton Abbey‘s Jim Carter puts in a pleasing turn as Roy’s slightly more circumspect partner in crime, and Mark Lewis Jones does good work as a hapless victim.

As the plot thickens, the flashbacks increase, and some viewers might find the change of tone a bit of a jolt, whereas fans of the book will know the score. It all adds up to a film that’s flawed, diverting but far from essential, unless seeing Mirren and McKellen together is on your bucket list. Perhaps next time they’ll join forces for something more memorable.

General release from Fri 8 Nov.

现金捕鱼游戏下载Westlife announce 2020 UK tour, get presale tickets

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Westlife announce 2020 UK tour, get presale tickets

  • Becki Crossley
  • 7 November 2019

Westlife announce 2020 UK tour, find out how to get tickets

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Dates confirmed for Norwich, Cardiff, Plymouth, Kent and more

Westlife have announced they will perform across the UK once again in 2020. Presale tickets for Westlife are available at 9am on Thu 8 Nov. Sign up below to receive the presale link straight to your inbox. General sale begins at 9am on Fri 8 Nov.

Following an eight-year sabbatical, Westlife marked their anniversary with a huge comeback tour in 2019. The Twenty Tour celebrated their career as one of the highest-selling groups in British music history.

Now Westlife are preparing to release their new album Spectrum. Members Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan are set to release the record, which is available for pre-order now, on Fri 15 Nov. The band kick off their 2020 dates at Carrow Road in Norwich in June performing up until August where the final show goes ahead at Wembley Stadium.

Westlife 2020 UK tour dates:
Fri 19 Jun – Carrow Road, Norwich
Sun 21 Jun – The Weston Homes Stadium, Peterborough
Fri 26 Jun – Cardiff City Stadium
Sat 27 Jun – The Falkirk Stadium
Jun 28 Jun – Inverness Caledonian Stadium
Fri 3 Jul – The Ageas Bowl Southampton
Sat 4 Jul – Plymouth Home Park
Sun 5Jul – Stadium Zipworld, Colwyn Bay
Fri 10 Jul – Hull College Craven Park Stadium
Sat 11 Jul – Colchester Castle Park
Sun 12 Jul – Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester
Thu 16 Jul – Fischer County Ground, Leicester
Fri 17 Jul – Kent, The Spitfire Ground, Kent
Sat 18 Jul – Emirates Riverside, Durham
Sat 22 Jul – Wembley Stadium

Tickets for Westlife’s 2020 UK tour are available at 9am on Fri 8 Nov following the presale. Sign up below to receive the presale link straight to you inbox.

捕鱼来了换现金Get presale tickets to Kew the Music 2020

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Get presale tickets to Kew the Music 2020

  • Becki Crossley
  • 4 November 2019

James Blunt, Jack Savoretti, Will Young, James Morrison and Gipsy Kings confirmed for Kew the Music 2020

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Kew Gardens hosts its annual concert series for the tenth year. Find out how to get presale tickets

Kew the Music has announced its first headline acts for 2020. A series of world-famous artists will take to the stage alongside support acts across July 2020 to entertain fans in the famous Kew Gardens. Presale tickets for Kew the Music are available at 9am on Thu 7 Nov. Sign up below to receive the ticket link straight to your inbox. General sale begins at 10am on Fri 8 Nov.

Kicking off the festival-style concert series on Wed 8 Jul is headline act James Blunt. Blunt released his latest record Once Upon a Mind in October. The record follows on from 2019 release Afterlove. Lead single ‘Cold’ was released back in September but fans will no doubt get to hear seminal hits like ‘You’re Beautiful’ and ‘Goodbye My Lover’ at the show.

On Thu 9 Jul acoustic singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti takes the second headline slot to perform hits from his newest release Singing to Strangers as well as old favourites like ‘Without’ and ‘Catapult’.

The following week, on Fri 10 Jul co-headliners Will Young and James Morrison take to the stage. Pop sensation Will Young returned to his pop star roots this year with the release of his seventh studio album Lexicon. The record marked his first release since 2015’s 85% Proof and was led by the single ‘All The Songs’. James Morrison will perform new music from his latest album You’re Stronger Than You Know.

Grammy Award-winning French group the Gipsy Kings bring their legendary live performance to Kew Gardens once again on Sun 12 Jul. In 2018 Beverley Knight, Billy Ocean, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Rick Astley and more made the line-up. More dates and acts for Kew the Music 2020 will be announced later in the year.

Kew the Music 2020:
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Fri 10 Jul – Will Young & James Morrison
Sun 12 Jul – Gipsy Kings

Kew the Music runs in July 2020 at Kew Gardens. Presale tickets for all shows are available at 9am on Thu 7 Nov. Sign up below to receive the ticket link straight to your inbox. General sale tickets for James Blunt, Jack Savoretti, Will Young, James Morrison and Gipsy Kings go on sale at 10am on Fri 8 Nov.