Ewan McGregor signs up for Fargo series 3

Ewan McGregor signs up for Fargo series 3

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor has signed up for the third series of Fargo – and he’s playing two roles. Perth-born McGregor will play two new main characters, brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy, according to reports. The 45-year-old, who played the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, will take up the dual role of the twins, who are believed to be at odds with each other, and form the centre of the plot for…

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Iggy Pop slates modern music: ‘Why don’t I just die now’

Iggy Pop slates modern music: ‘Why don’t I just die now’

Punk rock pioneer Iggy Pop has slammed the state of modern music and urged people not to use drugs. The 69-year-old icon was speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, where a new documentary about his band The Stooges premiered. Gimme Danger is directed by legendary auteur Jim Jarmusch, whose friendship with Pop goes way back, with the singer turning up on screen in the director’s films Dead Man and Coffee and Cigarettes. “The digital age…

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Jennifer Lawrence on her future in X-Men franchise

Jennifer Lawrence on her future in X-Men franchise

X-Men star Jennifer Lawrence has spoken candidly about her future in the hugely-popular film franchise. The 25-year-old actress reprised her role as shape-shifting Raven/Mystique in X-Men: Apocalypse, which opened in cinemas today, but like co-stars Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, her three-picture deal draws to a close with the latest film in the series “Fassbender and McAvoy and I were all talking,” the Louisville-native told Entertainment Weekly. “Like, ‘Will you come back?’ ‘I dunno.’ ‘I’ll come back, if…

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Christina Bianco to tour UK after Edinburgh Fringe dates

Christina Bianco to tour UK after Edinburgh Fringe dates

American actress, singer and impressionist Christina Bianco is set to wow audiences with her one-woman show – Me, Myself & Everyone Else – which kicks off at the Edinburgh Fringe in August. After a five-night stint at the Capital’s impressive Ghillie Dhu venue, where she’s sure to go down a storm with Fringe-goers, the popular New Yorker will then tour her new show up and down the county, taking in cities including Glasgow, London and Blackpool. Broadway and…

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JK Rowling defends Donald Trump’s right to be ‘offensive and bigoted’

JK Rowling defends Donald Trump’s right to be ‘offensive and bigoted’

Edinburgh author JK Rowling last night received the 2016 PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award – and then warned against barring Donald Trump from the UK in defence of free speech. The Harry Potter author received the award for her work that “opposes oppression in any form” and “champions the best of humanity”. Rowling attended PEN America’s annual Literary Gala to collect her award from actress Sarah Jessica Parker at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. She called PEN’s campaigns in defence of imprisoned writers around the…

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Carry On films to make a comeback

Carry On films to make a comeback

Oooh Matron! The hugely popular Carry On comedy series is returning to the big screen after a 24-year absence. According to reports, two new films are in the works – Carry On Doctors and Carry On Campus. The films, the first of which is Carry On Doctors, are being written by Tim Dawson and Susan Nickson, who penned the popular BBC sitcom Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps. Nickson said: “I’m thrilled to be…

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Watch new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The BFG

Watch new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The BFG

After going down a storm at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend, a brand new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG has been released. The film, which opens in the UK on July 22, was very received by critics at its premiere. Showcasing his new film at Cannes on Saturday (May 14), Spielberg spoke of his great love for the book and about the joy he gets from creating magical films:…

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Shaun Ryder’s Black Grape announce UK tour – including Edinburgh gig

Shaun Ryder’s Black Grape announce UK tour – including Edinburgh gig

Shaun Ryder’s Black Grape have announced new tour dates for later this year – which includes a visit to Edinburgh. The Manchester indie band, who have also revealed that they will record a new album, got back together for a series of gigs last year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of debut album It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah. Now, the band – which also includes Bez and Paul “Kermit” Leveridge – have added more live dates…

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Trainspotting 2 gets a release date

Trainspotting 2 gets a release date

The sequel to cult movie Trainspotting, which is filming now on the streets of Edinburgh, has just been given an official release date. Trainspotting 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the 1996 original, will be released on January 27, 2017. The film will see the original cast – Ewan McGregor (Renton), Robert Carlyle (Begbie), Jonny Lee Miller (Sick Boy) and Ewan Bremner (Spud) – reunite with director Danny Boyle. Last week, fans in Edinburgh caught sight of local actor Bremner shooting…

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Bookies think Tom Hiddleston will be new James Bond

Bookies think Tom Hiddleston will be new James Bond

Who will be the next James Bond? According to one bookmaker, all bets are off, and Tom Hiddleston will take on the iconic role once Daniel Craig hangs up his tuxedo. According to reports, bookies Coral suspended betting on the identity of the next 007 after a large bet was placed on English actor Hiddleston. A flurry of bets over the past 24 hours tipped the star of The Night Manager and High Rise to replace Craig as…

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