1623665313 AN independent sexual misconduct complaints body for the British film and TV industry looks set to be a reality as influential charity Time’s Up UK calls for one and Bafta signals its support. “We have all recognised in recent weeks that we need to make a step-change in the work of tackling harassment, abuse and bullying,” said Time’s Up boss Dame Heather Rabbatts.
The Academy is now accepting 2021 entries for games creatives and performers in the UK The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that applications have opened in the UK and US for their Breakthrough talent scheme. The initiative, previously known as Breakthrough Brits, has been running in the UK since 2013 and in the US and India since the global expansion last year.
Diversity dancer Jordan sent Diversity fans into a frenzy when he posted a pic of the gang preparing for their upcoming tour in wake of online abuse following prestigious BAFTA win Jordan Banjo has shared an uplifting snap of dance troupe Diversity, who are getting ready to go on their eagerly-awaited tour next year.
The West Lothian star will give an insight into the "immense pressure" he faced being back at home to write his second album. A brand new documentary is to be released this summer with never-before-seen footage of Lewis Capaldi. The music film, to be aired later this month, will follow the West Lothian superstar through his career, and will give an insight into how he has coped with global fame.
A student from West Suffolk College who 'doesn't know how good he is' has been nominated for a BAFTA. Tom Kay, 18, of Soham, studies a level three games design course at the Bury St Edmunds college. This year, Tom was set a project based on the word 'randomness'.
The endless horizon of South Holland’s wide skies provides both inspiration and comfort to BAFTA-winning poet Benjamin Zephaniah. The television awards were announced on Sunday evening and Benjamin was named as the winner of the Entertainment Programme category with his Life and Rhymes show. Screened by Sky Arts, the show beat heavyweight competition from Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Strictly Come Dancing and The Masked Singer.
DOCTOR WHO'S Jodie Whittaker could be replaced by I May Destroy You star Michaela Coel after her impressive win at Sunday's British Academy Television Awards. Doctor Who fans have been speculating about who could replace Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor in the BBC series. Many names have been thrown into the mix including the likes of Line of Duty actress Vicky McClure and It’s a Sin star, Olly Alexander.
Let’s face it, many of us have downed more booze and been eating more crap than usual during lockdown – and that goes for celebs too. Liam Payne has revealed he’s quit alcohol after gaining weight, a decision he came to after he watched his own performance at this year’s Bafta film awards.
Ashley Banjo has revealed he needed to beef up security for his family after backlash over Diversity’s Britain’s Got Talent performance that referenced the Black Lives Matter protests. The dancer, 32, received an onslaught of online abuse following the show in September, which racked up more than 30,000 complaints from viewers.
Paul Mescal’s win for Normal People at Sunday’s Bafta awards was a genuine surprise, and nobody present seemed more surprised than him. Actors are great at faking sincerity — it’s what they do for a living, after all — but the 25-year-old’s nervousness and humility during his brief, charming acceptance speech were unmistakably real.
Too many film and television bosses still do not understand the value of intimacy coordinators and hire them purely as a box-ticking exercise, one of the industry’s leading figures has said. Ita O’Brien was celebrated on Sunday by the actor and writer Michaela Coel, who dedicated her best actress Bafta to the “essential” work she did on I May Destroy You.
PAUL Mescal Senior has told of his delight for his Normal People star son's first Bafta win. The Kildare native, who plays Connell Waldron in the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's bestselling novel, held back tears as he thanked his parents when he received the gong for best leading actor.
Former Buxton schoolboy and Advertiser alumnus wins Bafta television award for work on Born Without Trace
Alongside all the big names taking home Bafta awards on Sunday there was also recognition for a behind-the-scenes star from Buxton who helped to craft some of the year’s most moving documentary scenes. Jonathan ‘Paddy’ Lynas, 50, was the series editor on ITV programme Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace, which was named winner in the features category at the British television industry’s most prestigious awards.
Irish actor Paul Mescal won this year's Leading Actor BAFTA for his role as Connell Waldron in Normal People. Paul Mescal, endearingly excited, rambled through a brief acceptance speech on Sunday evening at the scaled-back Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA) ceremony. The Irish actor dedicated his award to his co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones, who was nominated in the Leading Actress category, but lost out to Michaela Coel who starred in I May Destroy You.
Fun, not mere tastefulness, is the chief goal of red carpet dressing for the 50-something set A stylish triumph at the BAFTAs red carpet Not so long ago, awards-show red carpets had become extended PR exercises with little in the way of spontaneity or fun. But a small group of attendees at Sunday night’s TV Baftas swished and twirled their way to their seats in high-fashion looks that were more thrilling than anything we’ve seen for ages.
Who said millennial pink was just for millenials? The late, great Kate Spade once said, ‘Dressing up begins at age five and never truly ends.’ Quite right too, and defying any sort of slide into sensible slacks and muted colours is Helen Mirren, whose wardrobe choices show a woman in her eighth decade who knows what she likes and, better yet, likes how she looks.
Paul Mescal was named Best Actor for his role as Connell in Normal People - the hit adaptation of the Sally Rooney bestseller The proud father of actor Paul Mescal has said the family is “absolutely delighted” following his son’s Bafta Television Awards win. The 25-year old star was named Best Actor for his role as Connell in Normal People - the hit adaptation of the Sally Rooney bestseller.
Ashley Banjo revealed his low-key celebrations with his brother Jordan after Diversity bagged Must See TV Moment at the BAFTAs Diversity's Ashley Banjo marked the milestone of winning a BAFTA Award with a burger. Ashley, his brother Jordan and fellow dance group member Perri Kiely bagged a trophy for Diversity's controversial Black Lives Matter-inspired dance on Britain's Got Talent.
Gogglebox’s Ellie Warner showed off her gorgeous new purple tresses on the Baftas red carpet on Sunday. The 30-year-old is known for her brightly coloured hairstyles, which she often shows off on social media as well as on the hit Channel 4 series. This time she debuted the new look on Instagram before flaunting it during TV’s glitziest night of the year.
LORRAINE KELLY has said she is "glad" that Nigella Lawson lost out on a BAFTA at last night's prestigious award ceremony. Lorraine Kelly told viewers of her ITV programme she was relieved that Nigella Lawson did not win a BAFTA TV Award. The presenter made her comments about the celebrity chef this morning, following the prestigious event.