How much rare Star Wars toy went for at North-East auction is Jawa-dropping

A rare Star Wars toy has fetched a five-figure sum at a North-East auction on the 40th anniversary of the film franchise's debut release.
The villainous Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) faces Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush).

Cinema and TRAILER: Mucking about on the high seas is nothing to complain about

Despite early-morning call times and lengthy make-up stints, you’re unlikely to catch actor Javier Bardem moaning on set. He tells Gemma Dunn that being grounded is all about surrounding yourself with the right people

Roger Moore

James Bond star Sir Roger Moore dies in Switzerland after cancer battle

Former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer, his family has announced.
Charlie Hunnam IS King Arthur.

Cinema AND TRAILER: An old legend gets a new spin but it’s all about the ‘rhythm’...

After much hype, Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur is set for release. The director, and leading man Charlie Hunnam, talk to Susan Griffin about rules, rebelling and finding one’s rhythm
Martin Shaw who plays Gently, as Inspector George Gently. Picture by Jonathan Brady

Inspector George Gently 'to end with a flourish' after filming completes in North East

Inspector George Gently fans are set to see a satisfying ending for the series' characters when it bows out after a decade on screen, cast and crew have promised.
Esther Johnson and Bob Stanley

Poetic war documentary Asunder returns to the region

A poignant poetic war documentary which made its world premiere in Sunderland will be screened in the region this month.

The War of the Worlds stage show

Poldark producers to make War Of The Worlds into BBC drama

HG Wells' alien invasion novel The War Of The Worlds is being turned into a British TV drama.
(L-R) Danny McBride, Ridley Scott, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Michael Fassbender and Demian Bichir

Alien director Sir Ridley Scott reveals secret of his success - fun

North East movie director Sir Ridley Scott has told how working with a 'fun' cast is his top priority when it comes to picking out his biggest projects.
A scene from Right as Rain , which features in the festival.

What to expect from Sunderland Shorts Film Festival

Emerging filmmakers from across the globe are preparing to showcase their talent at the city’s international film festival.

Florence Pugh as Lady Macbeth / Katherine

New take on Lady Macbeth shot on secretive Wearside estate

It’s Lady Macbeth but not as we know her.

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The League of Gentlemen

The League of Gentlemen to make TV come back, writer announces

The League of Gentlemen will be returning to television screens, its writer has announced - much to the excitement of fans.

Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke still dancing as he completes filming of Mary Poppins sequel

Dick Van Dyke has praised Emily Blunt's performance as Mary Poppins but said "nobody compares" to Dame Julie Andrews after completing his work on the Disney sequel.

Star power backs Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel

The stars of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 have insisted the film is "bigger and better" than the original 2014 film.

How many of these films have you seen?

Top 20 films Brits claim to have seen

Consider yourself a movie buff? Turns out four in ten Brits claim to have watched a film they’ve never actually seen just to appear more cultured in front of friends.

It is due for release in September this year. Picture: Warner Bros. on YouTube.

It trailer gives closer look at Stephen King's terrifying clown Pennywise

It's time to think about what you're afraid of.
Keira Knightley as Juliet in Red Nose Day Actually. Picture: Trailers Promos Teasers on YouTube.

New teaser trailer for Comic Relief Love Actually sequel released

A new teaser trailer for the much anticipated Love Actually sequel filmed in aid of Comic Relief sees actor Andrew Lincoln brandishing his famous flash cards as the cast also poke fun at one of the film's stars Colin Firth.

Which film are you most looking forward to this year? Picture: Pixabay.

14 films to look forward to in 2017

We have already been treated to some big releases this year - but there's plenty more to come!

The film is set for UK release in June. Picture: Warner Bros Pictures on YouTube.

Watch the latest Wonder Woman trailer ahead of film's June release

Fans have been given a deeper look into the DC Extended Universe with the release of the latest Wonder Woman trailer.

Tom Hiddleston stars in Kong: Skull Island.

Cinema: Tom’s creature feature is much more than just a monster movie

Tom Hiddleston is proving difficult to pin down. He’s just been asked whether he believes creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster really exist.
Nicole Kidman, pictured here at the Baftas, caught everyone's attention at the Oscars. Picture: PA.

'Seal clapping' at Oscars was Nicole Kidman's way of protecting rings

Hollywood star Nicole Kidman has explained her unusual style of "seal" clapping at the Oscars, saying it was all down to expensive jewellery.
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