MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry were seen for the first time since Lilibet’s birthday today but their body language was described as “awkward” and “nervous”.
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MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry were seen for the first time since Lilibet’s birthday today but their body language was described as “awkward” and “nervous”.
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Shepherdess Amanda Owen is often seen tending to her flock of sheep in the Yorkshire Dales and has to be suitably dressed for the job and the weather. However, earlier this week, the mum-of-nine had the day off and got the chance to get dressed up for a day out.
The Channel 5 star donned a pretty dress in order to attend The Great Yorkshire Show.
Amanda looked lovely in a blue and white floral frock and added a large hat for the occasion.
Wearing her long hair loose over her shoulders, the farmer completed her outfit with a pair of sparkly drop earrings.
Making the most of her glam look, Amanda snapped a selfie at the event, which she later shared on Twitter.
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The 46-year-old Our Yorkshire Farm star is married to Clive Owen, 66, and the couple live on Ravenseat Farm with their family.
They are parents to Raven, 20, Reuben, 17, Miles, 15, Edith, 12, Violet, ten, Sidney, nine, Annas, seven, Clemmie, five, and Nancy, four.
Their eldest child recently left home to attend university.
Meanwhile, their eldest son has started an apprenticeship as a mechanic.
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Judi said: “With his chest strung with medals and his face wreathed in smiles, Charles looks delighted but also rather bashful to be presenting the Parachute Regiment with new colours here, beaming with genuine pride but with his posture suggesting he might also be feeling humbled by the troops he was meeting.”
Charles looked notably more relaxed than the military men he met at the event, Judi claimed.
The analyst added: “As he stands beside and in front of men who are pulled up rigidly to attention with their shoulders broadened and their body power at chest level, Charles uses a much more relaxed pose, with his head down, his shoulders and chest slightly lowered and his stomach arched out comfortably rather than pulled in.”
The future king did not try to mimic the posture of those around him, Judi claimed.
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In May, Sega held a special Sonic Central broadcast for the blue blur’s 30th anniversary. The live stream went out with a brief teaser of the next mainline entry in the series.
While details are still scarce, during an interview with Game Informer recently, Sonic Team’s head Takashi Iizuka noted how the team had thought a lot about what the modern gameplay experience should be for a Sonic title, along with the path forward for the next decade.
While he can’t say a lot just yet about the upcoming 2022 entry, he believes it’ll likely be an “advancement” for modern Sonic games and what they “can be”:
“There is a lot I can’t say yet about the title, but I do believe we will see an advancement in what a modern Sonic game can be. Of course, we will not deny the high-speed action that characterized previous modern Sonic games like Sonic Generations or Sonic Forces, rather we will create a title that our current gaming fans and new gamers will enjoy.”
Iizuka mentions how one “key point” in the history of the series was the transition from 2D to 3D gameplay, so how can Sega take the next step to truly advance the modern version of Sonic?
If the recent rumours are anything to go by, the next Sonic game (which Sega’s PR reportedly referred to as Sonic Rangers) will be an open-world adventure drawing inspiration The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
In the brief trailer we’ve so far, we can see Sonic running through a forest environment – so who knows how big it might be…
Do you think an open-world adventure could be the next step for modern Sonic the Hedgehog games? How else do you think Sega could take its longtime mascot to new heights after 30 years? Leave your thoughts down below.
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Police in France have arrested two people after President Macron was struck across the face by a protestor while he mingled with the public during a visit to a town in southeastern France. Footage captured the moment the blow landed catching the French President utterly by surprise. Mr Macron was protected by metal barriers separating him from the crowd but the assailant managed to strike the world leader with his palm.
Mr Macron’s close protection team can be seen rushing in as the French President reeled from the blow.
He is quickly escorted away by a bodyguard while the gendarmerie moved in to evict his attacker.
The protestor was heard yelling “down with Macronism!” as he struck.
Macron was visiting the town of Tain-l’Hermitage, in the Drôme department when the incident took place.
Macron’s political rival, Marine Le Pen of the National Rally party has condemned the assault.
Ms Le Pen released a statement saying: “It’s inadmissible to physically attack the President of the Republic
“it’s a profoundly condemnable gesture.”
It comes as Frexit Campaigner Charles-Henris Gallois warned the French President his popularity is collapsing.
Mr Gallois said: “The main issue we are having in France is that we are part of the European Union.
“We are part of some projects like the Recovery France project that will money for France 80 billion euros to only receive 40 billion euros.
“That is not the only thing because there are links to reforms that will be imposed to the French.
“It will have to do with some very unpopular reforms such as the pension one and the employment one.
“Emmanuel Macron will face bigger issues for this.
“There is also the COVID-19 crisis to consider as the political landscape is paralysed.
“Macron may be dealing with a very low approval rate because you don’t have so much opposition in France which is very difficult for the situation.”
Mr Gallois added that French citizens have grown disillusioned with the state’s reponse to coronavirus.
He said: “When you look at the details you can see that the French want to get back more of their sovereignty. If you look at the Covid-19 crisis, it is a sovereignty issue also.”
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This secret intelligence program allowed Nazi scientists, engineers and technicians to be safely inducted into the USA for their skills.
However, it seems as if Dr Jones will not be happy with this, and will come to blows with Mikkelsen during the course of the film.
Considering Mikkelsen has played a bad guy in James Bond, the Marvel series, and Hannibal, it makes sense for him to play another moustache-twirling baddie in Indy 5.
It is not yet clear what Indiana will want from Mikkelsen’s character, or indeed the moon, but it is understood they will be acting against one another in the film in a race to reach the skies first.
Mikkelsen is being tailed by Shaunette Renee Wilson’s character, whose name has not yet been revealed.
Wilson plays a CIA agent who will be “babysitting” Mikkelsen’s character.
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No one can argue that Harry Potter is one of the most iconic phenomenons of our generation.
Each page of J.K Rowling’s books had children, teens, as well as adults immediately hooked, before the tales of Harry Potter were transformed into billion dollar films.
It might seem like just a few years back that the final sequel, Deathly Hallows Part two was made and the fantasy films were complete, but it is now ten years since we saw the ending to Harry’s adventures.
Whilst the series of films starred some legends, and actors who have gone on to make huge names for themselves, there were many who appeared at a very young age and never reappeared.
Or we may not even realise some of the actors we see in our films and series today, had a role on set with the wizards.
Let’st journey back to see who played the iconic wizards, muggles, warlocks, goblins, hags, vampires, and more, and find out what they have been up to since putting their magical powers to the side.
Maggie Smith – Minerva McGonagall
Perhaps one of the biggest stars of the Harry Potter cast, Dame Maggie Smith needs no introduction.
Before appearing on the big screens as professor Minerva McGonagall, Smith had a seemingly-endless list of roles on stage, film, and television.
The actress was such a prominent figure in the British culture and art scene that Queen Elizabeth II made her a Dame in 1990.
She was cast as the Head of Gryffindor and Head of Transfiguration, Minerva McGonagall in 2001 and appeared in seven of the eight films in the series.
Unsurprisingly, Smith had plenty more roles after the Potter series ended, including Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham in the hit TV series Downton Abbey for which she received a Golden Globe Award and two Emmy Awards.
Currently, the actress has just wrapped up work on a film of Downton Abbey which acts as a continuation of the show as well as working on A Boy Called Christmas.
Evanna Lynch – Luna Lovegood
Quirky Luna Lovegood was portrayed by Irish actress Evanna Lynch.
The character doesn’t appear until “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (2007), which was Lynch’s first acting credit.
Lynch continued acting in a handful of films, including “GBF” (2013), “Addiction: A 60s Love Story” (2015), and “My Name is Emily” (2015).
In 2013, she reprised her role as Luna in the StarKid Productions musical “A Very Potter Senior Year,” which starred Darren Criss.
Lynch also competed on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2018 and came in third place.
Outside of acting, she is a committed activist. She became an ambassador for controversial “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling’s charity, Lumos, and has worked with other organizations like PETA and Save the Asian Elephants.
In 2017, Lynch and actor Robbie Jarvis (who played young James Potter in the films) launched a vegan-focused podcast called The ChickPeeps. And in 2019, she received a Lovie Special Achievement Award for “expertly using the Internet to promote vegan activism and environmental health through social media, podcasting and her own beauty line, KinderBeautyBox.”
She also did voice work on the animated short “Behind the McChicken Wrapper” (2019) and on the animated Nickelodeon series “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
Matthew Lewis – Neville Longbottom
Matthew Lewis appeared in the Harry Potter films as Neville Longbottom.
Lewis had previously appeared in one film and on a few TV series, but Neville brought the actor to fame.
In 2015, Lewis showed the world that he was all grown up when he posed in his underwear for Attitude magazine.
He also continued acting after Harry Potter with roles in films like Me Before You (2016) and Terminal (2018).
He’s appeared on several TV shows including BBC One’s The Syndicate and Ripper Street, and ITV’s Girlfriends.
Robbie Coltrane – Rubeus Hagrid
Rubeus Hagrid, Hogwarts’ lovable half-giant gamekeeper and care of magical creatures professor, was played by Robbie Coltrane.
Before he played Hagrid, Coltrane was known for appearing on the BBC miniseries Tutti Frutti (1987) and starring on ITV’s Cracker from 1993 to 1996,
He had also already played Valentin Zukovsky in two James Bond films — GoldenEye (1995) and The World Is Not Enough (1999).
In between the Harry Potter films, Coltrane appeared in Van Helsing (2004), Ocean’s Twelve (2004), and voiced a character in The Tale of Despereaux (2008).
Coltrane has done voice work for Arthur Christmas (2011) and Pixar’s Brave (2012).
More recently, he starred on Channel 4’s National Treasure (2016), a four-part British drama miniseries.
Alfred Enoch – Dean Thomas
Alfred Enoch was 13 when he was cast as Dean Thomas in the Philosopher’s Stone. He played the role in seven of the eight Harry Potter films and although it wasn’t as big of a role as the Golden trio’s, it was definitely quite a significant one in Enoch’s career.
After the Potter films, the actor went on to star in the critically-acclaimed Shonda Rhimes’ series How to Get Away with Murder, where he played one of the main roles of Wes Gibbins alongside Viola Davis’ Annalise Keating.
He played the main role in season two of Trust Me as well as numerous theatre plays.
Enoch worked on a project titled Provisional Measure that was released last year.
Harry Melling – Dudley Dursley
Coming from a family of actors (his maternal grandfather was actor Patrick Troughton a.k.a the Second Doctor in Doctor Who!), Harry Melling brought Harry Potter’s spoiled cousin Dudley Dursley to life.
The actor worked on five Potter films, making his big screen debut in 2001. While the first few movies saw Melling as the perfect fit for a round child, by 2009, the actor had lost so much weight that the producers were considering recasting the role.
Harry Melling, however, reprised the role wearing a fat suit.
Melling commented on it by saying that his weight loss was a very freeing experience, allowing him to seek different roles and distance himself from his Potter role: “I can now shed the child actor thing like the fat and start a new career because no one sees me as Dudley.”
Since the last Harry Potter film, Melling has worked on projects like Coen brothers’ Western The Ballad of Buster Scruggs where his performance was praised by critics.
Bonnie Wright – Ginny Weasley
The youngest (and only daughter) of the Weasley family was played by Wright.
She appeared briefly in the Philosopher’s Stone, which was her first acting credit, but her character grew in importance starting in the second film.
Wright went on to appear in and direct a few short films after the “Harry Potter” series ended.
She also appeared in After the Dark (2013), Before I Sleep (2013), and a 2018 retelling of A Christmas Carol.
Her other accomplishments include being named Star Baker on The Great Sport Relief Bake Off, being an ambassador for Lumos alongside Lynch, and working as an activist with Greenpeace to end plastic pollution.
Jamie Waylett – Vincent Crabbe
Jamie Waylett had quite a rough life before starring in the Potter series.
At the age of nine, he was in an accident that had doctors believe Jamie would die or suffer severe brain damage.
To their surprise, he made a full recovery.
Initially, Waylett was considered for the role of Dudley Dursley, however, he was ultimately cast as Vincent Crabbe, a boy who was part of Draco’s gang and bullied Potter and his friends.
Unfortunately, at the time the final movies were shot, his co-star Joshua Herdman announced that Waylett would not return to the franchise.
That was because Waylett had had legal trouble after police found cannabis in his possession for which he was sentenced to 120 hours of community service.
His legal troubles didn’t end there, however, as Jamie was arrested during the 2011 England riots after which he was sentenced to two years in prison. Since then, he’s been laying low.
Tom Felton – Draco Malfoy
Hogwarts bully Draco Malfoy was played by English actor Tom Felton.
Before starring as Malfoy, Felton had appeared in a few movies, including “Anna and the King” (1999).
Throughout filming Harry Potter, he also appeared in The Disappeared (2008), Get Him to the Greek (2010), and Night Wolf (2010).
After Harry Potter wrapped, Felton starred as another villain in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), but most of his work has been in smaller-budget dramas and thrillers.
Felton has also found success on TV. He played Erich Blunt on TNT’s Murder in the First, Julian Albert on The CW’s The Flash, and Logan on the YouTube original series Origin.
In 2018, he played Laertes in Ophelia, and his most recent acting credit was in Braking for Whales (2020).
Felton also recently starred in A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting” (2020) and the Dutch period piece The Forgotten Battle (2020).
Rupert Grint – Ron Weasley
Rupert Grint played Ron Weasley, Harry’s best friend at Hogwarts and the youngest boy in the Weasley family.
The Philosopher’s Stone was Grint’s first acting credit.
While filming the series, the English actor also appeared in a few films, like Cherrybomb (2009).
The same year that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011) released in theatres, Grint appeared in Ed Sheeran’s Lego House music video.
He went on to appear in films including Into the White (2012), Charlie Countryman (2013), CBGB (2013), and Moonwalkers (2015).
Grint made his theatre debut in the 2013 West End play Mojo and then had a leading role in the 2014 Broadway play It’s Only a Play alongside acting giants Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane.
Recently, Grint has found success on TV with roles on Netflix’s Sick Note, Crackle’s Snatch, and Apple TV Plus’ Servant.
Emma Watson – Hermione Granger
Emma Watson played Hermione Granger, the top witch in her class and best friend to Ron and Harry.
The Philosopher’s Stone was also her first acting credit.
In between filming Harry Potter, Watson appeared in Ballet Shoes (2007) and voiced a character in The Tale of Despereaux (2008).
In 2011, the actress announced that she would be studying at Brown University. She graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s in English literature.
While in school, Watson starred in a number of popular films, including My Week With Marilyn (2011), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), and The Bling Ring (2013).
In 2013, Watson also played herself in the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg apocalyptic comedy, This Is the End.
In 2017, the English actress starred as Belle in the Disney live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, and in 2019 she was part of the star-studded cast of Greta Gerwig’s Little Women.
Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter
Daniel Radcliffe is best known for playing Harry Potter, the titular character of the series, who learns on his 11th birthday that he is a wizard.
This was one of Radcliffe’s first acting credits, but he was featured in The Tailor of Panama (2001) alongside Pierce Brosnan and Jamie Lee Curtis a few months before Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) was released.
In between filming the Harry Potter series, Radcliffe appeared in a few movies, including December Boys (2007).
After the series ended, Radcliffe starred in the horror film The Woman in Black (2012), the drama Kill Your Darlings (2013), and the rom-com What If (2013).
He later appeared in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck (2015) as the dog walker, costarred as Igor opposite James McAvoy in Victor Frankenstein (2015), and played Manny in the film Swiss Army Man (2016).
The actor has also appeared on TV series like Sky Arts 1’s A Young Doctor’s Notebook from 2012 to 2013 and TBS’ Miracle Workers from 2019 to 2020.
Outside of film, Radcliffe’s theatre credits include roles in the 2011 revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Cripple of Inishmaan, and Endgame.
Radcliffe’s most recent credit was in the Netflix interactive special Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend (2020).
Although there had been a suggestion that George and Amal “didn’t know” the newlyweds well, the two couples’ closeness has been demonstrated on a number of occasions in the years since they tied the knot.
According to pro-Sussex biography Finding Freedom, one of these episodes meant Harry had to take a private outing on one of George’s motorbikes without the star as the Oscar-winner was suffering from a previous accident.
The book claims that the couples met up at the Clooneys’ idyllic Italian villa in Lake Como, just months after the royal wedding.
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According to a source, George had arranged for Harry and Meghan to fly out from London to Italy in his private jet, where they were then picked up by an unmarked car and driven away from Milan’s airport.
Prior to the visit in August 2018, George was still recovering from a motorbike accident in Sardinia, which left the star hospitalised.
Reports at the time suggested George’s condition, sustained while he was filming TV series Catch-22, was not life-threatening, and he would later return back to the Lake Como villa.
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They added: “Harry took one of them out with one of his protection officers.
“George recently had an accident, so he wasn’t back on his bike yet.’
“The Duke and Duchess weren’t the only guests that weekend.
“Eugenie and her fiance, Jack Brooksbank, were already at the villa when Harry and Meghan arrived, their visits overlapping briefly.”
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Among the guests at the wedding included other celebrities such as Sir Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham, Idris Elba, Oprah Winfrey and Meghan’s castmates from the US show Suits.
In the ceremony, George and Amal were given a “prime pew” to watch the service, and sat next to Lady Carolyn Warren, whose husband John is the Queen’s bloodstock adviser.
But journalist Rachel Johnson detailed a story “doing the rounds” regarding the couples’ relationship.
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Carolyn, who is also Harry’s godmother, asked them “how they knew Harry or Meghan”.
The journalist added: “‘We don’t’, the Clooneys answered brightly.”
But the Clooneys were invited, along with 200 guests, to the evening reception, which took place at Frogmore House.
Reports from the time suggest George was the last man on the dancefloor at the celebration and danced with both Harry’s wife and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.
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Released over a decade ago, Craig’s follow-up to Casino Royale is often seen by Bond fans as one of the worst films in the franchise. Hit by the Hollywood Writers’ Strike, the film was a shorter outing. The star himself even publically lamented over production problems, admitting he had to write some of the script himself.
Speaking with Time Out in 2012, he said: “We were f***ed. We had the bare bones of a script and then there was a writers’ strike and there was nothing we could do. We couldn’t employ a writer to finish it. I say to myself, ‘Never again’, but who knows? There was me trying to rewrite scenes – and a writer I am not.”
In the end, Quantum of Solace didn’t feel like a standalone Bond film, but a weak bookend to Casino Royale, with a forgettable plot and villain.
Craig added: “It was never meant to be as much of a sequel as it was, but it ended up being a sequel, starting where the last one finished.”
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The latest Bond outing may have seen the narrative strands of the last three Craig films come together in a worthy climax, but tonally the film was all over the place.
Having dispelled of tongue-in-cheek humour, gadgets and secondary characters in Casino Royale, Spectre reintroduces all these tropes and more.
While it’s a fun, action-packed ride, the film can’t decide if it’s a serious gritty thriller or if it wants to return to the Roger Moore era. Both are great, just make up your mind! And the less said about M, Moneypenny, Q and Tanner forming the MI6 version of the Avengers the better.
Craig’s personal make-up artist on Skyfall and Spectre told Express.co.uk: “I feel Spectre was lighter and a bit more camp if anything.”
The 50th anniversary of one of the most famous film franchise’s in the world was no light feat. Craig and producers knew they had to get it right, especially after all of Quantum of Solace’s weaknesses.
So Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes was brought on board for what is now hailed as one of the greatest Bond films ever made.
Skyfall managed to meticulously balance the grit of Craig’s modern incarnation while paying homage to the classics, aided by the beauty of Roger Deakins’ cinematography and a minimalist plot focused on Bond’s background.
With his final Bond film in No Time To Die now in the can and ready for cinemas this Autumn, presumably Craig had Skyfall in mind when considering his legacy as the character, rather than following in the footsteps of the camper later outing his predecessors ended on.
The official synopsis reads: “Five years after the capture of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, James Bond has left active service.
“He is approached by his friend and CIA officer Felix Leiter, who enlists his help in the search for Valdo Obruchev, a missing scientist.
“When it becomes apparent that Obruchev has been abducted, Bond must confront a villain whose schemes could see the deaths of millions.”