I AM sitting in the Art Deco opulence of the bar at Claridge’s in London, shamelessly earwigging the couple at a neighbouring table. The former EastEnders actress and singer Martine McCutcheon is being questioned over sushi by a man in a sharp suit. “When your new film with Hugh Grant comes out and you are a celebrity again, don’t be a stranger,” her interrogator urges as they depart. If my interviewee, Andrew O’Hagan, had personally arranged this little scenario, it could not have been more apt. For I am here to meet the Booker-nominated novelist, journalist, broadcaster and convivial member of London’s chattering classes to talk about his latest book and therefore to discuss what he calls “the murderous cult” of modern celebrity.“What a gift!” exclaims the Scot when he arrives minutes after McCutcheon and her man leave. “When you are a celebrity again… How perfect is that?” murmurs O’Hagan, who is … [Read more...] about The land of opportunity
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By the Associated Press February 25, 2019 LOS ANGELES — The latest on the 91st Academy Awards, which are being presented Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (all times local): 11:14 p.m. The Oscar for best picture has been awarded to “Green Book.” 8 p.m. Olivia Colman is the winner of the best actress Academy Award for ‘‘The Favourite.’’ Advertisement It’s the first Oscar in her first nomination for Colman, who plays Queen Anne. She has won four British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards and two Golden Globes throughout her career. Get The Weekender in your inbox: The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here She beat out Glenn Close, who was considered the front-runner going into Sunday’s … [Read more...] about Oscars: Here’s the latest news from the 91st Academy Awards
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Ty Burr and Janice Page Globe Staff February 14, 2019 One of the most nominated studios is a streaming service. A year that saw any number of good movies from women directors produced nominations for none. The best picture winner may be a black-and-white foreign film. And no one knows what the hell is happening with the ceremonies.This isn’t your mother’s Oscars. It isn’t anybody’s Oscars. When the 91st annual Academy Awards are broadcast from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles next Sunday, they will be hostless and a strict three hours long, with four categories ignominiously shunted to the commercial breaks. The eight best picture nominees include two box-office blockbusters (including the first comic-book movie ever nominated), a rock biopic, a political biopic, a Spike Lee joint, a piece of British royalty Oscar bait except it’s … [Read more...] about The Oscars: Who’ll win, who should win, who shouldn’t
Harry Shindler, 97, was part of the Allied landings in Anzio near Rome to liberate Italy from fascism in 1944. He eventually settled in the country, which he had first visited as a soldier, in 1982 with his wife and son. His campaign to get Brits abroad the vote has made him a legendary figure whose campaigning work inspired the citizens’ rights group British in Europe. “So many Brits abroad have gotten involved. They’re all coming together,” Harry Shindler told The Local at his home in Porto d’Ascoli, on the Adriatic coast in Italy. Jane Golding joined the campaign for the so-called 'votes for life' bill in 2011. The Berlin-based lawyer and co-chair of British in Europe – the grassroots campaign to secure the rights of Brits living in the EU – credits Shindler’s work on the votes for life bill as the genesis of the pan-European British rights campaign, a first movement of its kind by Brits spread across Europe. If the Overseas … [Read more...] about How a group of Brits took up a struggle for millions of their co-citizens: Part One