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Carrie Fisher won't be digitally recreated in future Star Wars films, says Lucasfilm

Carrie Fisher's likeness will not be digitally recreated to appear as General Leia in new Star Wars movies, the filmmakers have confirmed.

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Woody Harrelson officially cast in Star Wars Han Solo spin-off film

Star Wars producers have officially announced Woody Harrelson will appear in a spin-off about the young Han Solo.

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Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting 2

From Trainspotting to Transformers - 30 films to look out for in 2017

Film fanatics can look forward to a bumper year in 2017.

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Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake is among the films competing for the best film Bafta. Picture: PA.

What do you think should win Best Film at the Baftas?

The nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards have been announced - but who do you think should take home the prizes?
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The Night Manager and The Crown reign in Golden Globes

The Crown's Claire Foy and the stars of The Night Manager have won Golden Globes in a night of British success at the Hollywood awards show.
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Tributes after Bollywood star Om Puri dies aged 66

Stars have paid tribute to Bollywood actor Om Puri, star of cult British film East Is East, who has died aged 66.

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When Redcar became Dunkirk

Seven top films shot in the North East

Ambitious plans to create a massive film studio to make Hartlepool a Hollywood of the North have been announced.

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New plans for studio in former Council depot.

Plan to make Hartlepool the Hollywood of the North with biggest UK film studio outside London

An ambitious plan to turn Hartlepool into a film and television production hub has been announced.

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David Bowie death from liver cancer on January 10, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his last album Blackstar.

Celebrity deaths: Famous names we have lost in 2016

The world of entertainment has been rocked by a string of high-profile deaths in 2016.
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Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia and Harrison Ford as Han Solo. Picture: Lucasfilm.

Carrie Fisher's words of wit and wisdom

Carrie Fisher has been remembered by her millions of fans, not just for her work on the big screen, but for her prowess as an eloquent writer and being quick-witted and refreshingly honest in interviews.

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What's your favourite Christmas film? Picture: Pixabay.

Revealed: This is your favourite Christmas film

In a season of festive films, only one can be crowned as the best. And now you've decided which one it should be!

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Dick Van Dyke in the original Mary Poppins. Picture: YouTube.

Dick Van Dyke to star in Mary Poppins sequel at 91

Dick Van Dyke will dust off his sweeping brush after confirming he will appear in the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel.
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Felicity Jones stars in Rogue One. Picture: Press Association.

Ultimate fan film? The critics write back with Rogue One reviews

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been labelled the "ultimate Star Wars fan film" amid international reception ahead of its release.

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When will you be going to see Rogue One?

Five things you need to know about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

There’s just days to go until the new Star Wars film hits UK cinemas - and the excitement among fans is palpable.
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 100m final at the Olympics Stadium on the ninth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil.

I am Bolt: Sunderland fans behind fast-paced documentary about Usain Bolt

Sunderland film-makers have captured Usain Bolt on film for a fast-paced documentary about his rise to global stardom.

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What's your pick for the best festive film?

Vote: Help us decide on the best Christmas film of all time

Which festive film tops the chart for you? We received hundreds of suggestions for the best Christmas movie - but now we need to pick the number one.
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What's your favourite Christmas film?

What's the best Christmas film of all time?

'Tis the season for getting cosy with a Christmas film - but what's your go-to choice?
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Just magic: Eddie Redmayne delivers an infectiously fun performance

Review: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them - familiar to Potter fans, yet dizzyingly inventive

Given the phenomenal success of the Harry Potter movies (and, latterly, the new stage show), a big-screen spin-off was always going to be something of a no-brainer.

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Film captures sights and sounds of Wearside at war

From Sunderland’s female shipyard workers to prisoner of war camps near Stanhope - a new film follows the path of the Wear to shine a light on war stories.

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Trailer released for Trainspotting 2: Here's what to expect from T2

The trailer for the long-awaited Trainspotting sequel has been released, 20 years after the original film was in cinemas.
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