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Julie Walters to be awarded BAFTA Fellowship

11 April 2014 6:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Legendary British actress and national treasure Julie Walters is set to receive the BAFTA Fellowship, the British Academy’s highest accolade, this May during the annual Television Awards ceremony in London. The award is granted to those who have made “an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games.”

Walters’ career has spanned an impressive 30 years appearing in nearly forty movies including Billy Elliot, the Harry Potter series, Educating Rita and Calendar Girls to name but a few.

“I am honored to receive this prestigious award and extremely shocked.” said Walters. “I’ve worked with some brilliant people over the years and have been very fortunate to have had the opportunities to work on such a variety of projects

Not content with living the life of a movie star, Walters continued to stay true to her roots appearing on British TV in a plethora of comedic performances alongside long »

- Gavin Logan

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Actress Julie Walters to Receive BAFTA Fellowship

11 April 2014 3:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London -- Julie Walters will receive the Fellowship during the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards ceremony, presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Walters will pick up the highest accolade BAFTA dishes out at the academy's Television Awards ceremony at Theatre Royal in the British capital May 18. Photos: BAFTA Awards: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Prince William Hit the Red Carpet in London Awarded annually, the fellowship aims the recognize "an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games." Fellowships previously awarded for groundbreaking work in television include Richard Curtis, David Jason, Bruce Forsyth and

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- Stuart Kemp

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Julie Walters Set To Receive BAFTA Fellowship

11 April 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve just received the news that BAFTA will give the wonderful and truly acclaimed actress, Julie Walters Cbe, the Fellowship at this year’s Arqiva British Academy Television Awards ceremony at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on Sunday 18th May.

Awarded annually, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by the Academy in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games and what a truly worthy recipient! Previous Fellowships awarded for groundbreaking work in television include Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, Richard Curtis, Sir David Jason, Sir Bruce Forsyth and Sir David Frost. Michael Palin received the Fellowship at last year’s Television Awards.

Julie Walters started her career as a collaborator with comedienne Victoria Wood, who hosted their own series, Wood and Walters, as well as the BAFTA-winning sketch series, Victoria Wood As Seen On TV. Since then, Walters has gone on to become an »

- Dan Bullock

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Roger Lloyd Pack - Law & Order: UK star pays tribute

26 March 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ben Bailey Smith has paid tribute to Roger Lloyd Pack - his co-star in tonight's Law & Order: UK.

Lloyd Pack's guest stint on the ITV crime drama was one of his final acting performances, prior to his death in January.

"The guy was a British institution," Smith told Digital Spy. "I was very hyped - obviously you don't want to talk about Trigger because nothing would irritate him more, but in the back of your mind you're thinking, 'Oh my god I'm working with Trigger!' He was great."

Smith - who plays DS Joe Hawkins on Law & Order: UK - described Lloyd Pack as "quite gruff" but "funny" and "warm".

"It was a tragic, tragic loss," he said of the veteran actor's death. "The one bit of happiness that I can take from it is that I got the chance to work with him and I suppose there's »

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David Beckham makes Only Fools and Horses cameo: "Shut up you tart"

21 March 2014 6:21 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

David Beckham made his much-anticipated appearance in Only Fools and Horses on Friday night (March 21).

The former footballer starred opposite Sir David Jason (Del Boy) and Nicholas Lyndhurst (Rodney) in the one-off skit for Sport Relief.

The Only Fools short saw Del Boy and Rodney trying to flog 'Golden Balls' boxers, which Rodney begrudgingly modelled.

Sitting in the cafe, Del Boy was moaning about 'that git' who signed the pants, only for Beckham himself to correct him: "They're boxer briefs."

Beckham, as well as delivering the classic line "Shut up you tart" to Rodney, also told Del Boy's younger brother exactly how to model the boxers.

Swapping their favourite artist picks, Rodney went for Matisse while Beckham chose Tony Hart: "That Morph cracks me up."

Trying to keep a low-profile in the market, Beckham then drew attention to himself in a humiliating incident which paid tribute to »

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Only Fools and Horses won't come back for full series

21 March 2014 4:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Only Fools and Horses will not return for a full series, according to writer Jim Sullivan.

The much-loved comedy will return for a one-off sketch for Sport Relief on BBC One tonight (March 21), with David Beckham starring opposite Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst.

However, Jim Sullivan - the son of late creator John Sullivan - has confirmed that there are no plans for it to return for further episodes.

"It's a relief now that it's done as we were all sworn to secrecy for what felt like a long time," he told Radio Times.

"It's also good to be able to set the record straight about some of the rumours - that the sketch is based on a 'missing script' about Del's 65th birthday, that it's a trailer for a new episode, that we're writing a new series etc. None of it is true."

Jim Sullivan co-wrote the Sport Relief »

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David Beckham in new Only Fools and Horses Sport Relief clip - watch

18 March 2014 2:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

David Beckham has featured in a new clip from the upcoming Only Fools and Horses sketch.

The football icon appears opposite Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst in the one-off skit for Sport Relief later this week.

Beckham delivers a Del Boy-esque line in the clip, incorrectly saying "incognitive" instead of "incognito".

The former Manchester United player recently said that he found filming the special sketch "nerve-wracking".

Jason has also admitted that he never expected to return to Only Fools and Horses.

The sketch will air during Sport Relief night on Friday (March 21) on BBC One. »

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David Jason didn't expect Only Fools and Horses return

17 March 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Sir David Jason never expected to return to 'Only Fools and Horses' following the death of the show's creator. The actor plays Del Boy in the popular British comedy - which has a special sketch for Sport Relief that will air on March 21 - and thought it was ''the end'' of the show when John Sullivan died in April 2011. Speaking on 'The Michael McIntyre Chat Show', David explained: ''As you know, unfortunately, bless him, John Sullivan, the creator of it all, very unfortunately died. ''And as Nick Lyndhurst used to say, Sullivan made the ammunition and we just fired it. »

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David Jason on Only Fools and Horses: 'I never thought we'd do more'

16 March 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

David Jason has admitted that he never expected to return to Only Fools and Horses.

The Del Boy actor said that the death of creator John Sullivan convinced the cast that there would be no more episodes of the BBC sitcom.

A special Only Fools and Horses sketch will air on Sport Relief on Friday (March 21).

Speaking on The Michael McIntyre Chat Show, Jason said: "As you know, unfortunately, bless him, John Sullivan, the creator of it all, very unfortunately died.

"And as Nick Lyndhurst used to say, Sullivan made the ammunition and we just fired it. So he was the brains behind the whole thing. So when dear John died, we thought that was the end of it."

The 74-year-old also revealed that it was David Beckham who came up with the idea of making a cameo appearance in the Sport Relief sketch.

"He said he had always loved »

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Under Milk Wood DVD review – Philip French on the rarely seen film version of Dylan Thomas's great radio play

15 March 2014 5:50 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

(Andrew Sinclair, 1972; Timon Films, PG)

Dylan Thomas's "play for voices" Under Milk Wood, most celebrated of all radio plays, was given its world premiere on the BBC Third Programme in January 1954, a few weeks after his premature death, with Thomas's friend Richard Burton as narrator. It has since been turned into a stage play, an opera, a ballet, a jazz album and this rarely seen movie, written and directed by the versatile novelist, academic, biographer, historian and occasional cineaste Andrew Sinclair. It's out on DVD and Blu-ray to mark the centenary of Thomas's birth in October.

Set in the imaginary Welsh fishing village of Llareggub over a single day, it merges the dreams, inner reflections, memories and daily talk of some 67 of its inhabitants, living and dead, into a colourful alliterative kaleidoscopic prose poem. A largely Welsh cast that includes the young David Jason is led by Peter O'Toole »

- Philip French

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Kate Garraway joining Good Morning Britain

14 March 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Sir David Jason never expected to return to 'Only Fools and Horses' following the death of the show's creator. The actor plays Del Boy in the popular British comedy - which has a special sketch for Sport Relief that will air on March 21 - and thought it was ''the end'' of the show when John Sullivan died in April 2011. Speaking on 'The Michael McIntyre Chat Show', David explained: ''As you know, unfortunately, bless him, John Sullivan, the creator of it all, very unfortunately died. ''And as Nick Lyndhurst used to say, Sullivan made the ammunition and we just fired it. »

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Roger Lloyd-Pack was scripted for Only Fools sketch

13 March 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Roger Lloyd-Pack was originally scripted into the new 'Only Fools and Horses' sketch. The late Trigger actor - who passed away in January following a battle with pancreatic cancer - had expressed his desire to star in the charity special with Sir David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and football legend David Beckham before his untimely passing. The new sketch was written by Jim and Dan Sullivan, the sons of show creator John Sullivan, who passed away in 2011. Jim said: ''It has been emotional, and dad was never far from our thoughts during the whole process. ''And, of course, we were all shocked and saddened »

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David Beckham can 'die happy' after Only Fools and Horses

11 March 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

David Beckham can ''die a happy man'' after shooting a sketch for 'Only Fools and Horses'. The retired soccer player is set to star alongside Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst in a one-off special of the classic sitcom - which ran on BBC One from 1981 and 2003 - for the Sport Relief charity, and he says it was surreal to be on set with Del Boy and Rodney having grown up watching the show. David gushed to Radio Times magazine: ''I can die a happy man after these two days [of filming]. I think that what it's really about is »

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David Beckham: 'Only Fools and Horses cameo was nerve-racking'

11 March 2014 3:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

David Beckham has spoken about his upcoming appearance in an Only Fools and Horses sketch.

The football icon said it was "nerve-racking" filming the one-off scene to be used in BBC One's Sport Relief coverage later this month.

Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst return in the sketch as Del Boy and Rodney Trotter, who bump into the former England captain in Sid's Cafe.

"I'm a huge fan of the show. I have been for many years, as far back as I can remember," Beckham told Radio Times. "Being from the East End of London, it's what I was brought up on."

He continued: "The day of filming started off with a slightly sleepless night, going over my script. The thought of being on set with Nicholas and David was obviously very nerve-racking."

Creator John Sullivan's writer son Jim praised Beckham's performance, saying: "His acting and delivery were very good. »

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David Beckham kicks off Sport Relief with Only Fools and Horses debut

10 March 2014 5:43 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Footballer daunted by TV appearance alongside David Jason's Del Boy but Beckham's acting is described as 'very good'

He's better known for the delivery of precise crosses than perfectly timed dialogue, but David Beckham's acting in an Only Fools and Horses sketch has been described as "very good" by its scriptwriters.

Beckham will appear with Sir David Jason as Del Boy and Nicholas Lyndhurst as Rodney in the sketch for Sport Relief to be broadcast on 21 March.

Jim Sullivan, the son of the late Only Fools creator John, said he and his brother Dan were surprised and flattered when Beckham raised the idea of a reprise of the show, the last episode of which was aired in 2003.

"Since dad passed away the question of whether we'd be interested in writing any new material for Only Fools has been raised a few times, and we have always said no, »

- Conal Urquhart

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Lily Allen, Alan Sugar appear on Michael McIntyre Chat Show - pictures

9 March 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The BBC has released images from the first episode of The Michael McIntyre Chat Show.

Lily Allen, Lord Alan Sugar and Sir Terry Wogan will appear on the comedian's new programme when it launches tomorrow night (March 10).

The trio were confirmed to feature on the debut episode last month, with Allen discussing her recent return to the music industry, as well as chatting about her new single 'Air Balloon' and album Sheezus.

It has been announced that Sir David Jason, Strictly Come Dancing champion Abbey Clancy and Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson will appear on the second episode of the series.

Upon landing the six-part series earlier this year, McIntyre said: "From my very first conversation I remember thinking, 'This should be televised!'

"Well, now the British Broadcasting Corporation has made my dream a reality.

"I am overwhelmingly excited about meeting and having fun with my favourite celebrated people »

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David Beckham 'launching TV career on BBC One'

3 March 2014 8:12 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

David Beckham is going to launch his TV presenting career on BBC One, according to the channel's controller Charlotte Moore.

Speaking to The Sunday Times about her plans for the channel, Moore said that the former England football captain was working on a programme for the broadcaster.

Moore didn't give details about the show, but said that it wouldn't be about football.

The newspaper report speculates that the programme could be about fatherhood or modelling.

Beckham retired from all forms of football in 2013, but recently returned to the game as the owner of a new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami.

His post-football career has so far been dominated by charity work and modelling.

Beckham will appear on the BBC in a TV cameo for Sport Relief later this month, when he teams up with Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst in a special Only Fools and Horses sketch. »

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Malcolm Tierney obituary

21 February 2014 4:07 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Stage and screen actor who excelled in playing authority figures and appeared in TV shows such as Brookside and Lovejoy

Malcolm Tierney, who has died aged 75 of pulmonary fibrosis, was a reliable and versatile supporting actor for 50 years, familiar to television audiences as the cigar-smoking, bullying villain Tommy McArdle in Brookside, nasty Charlie Gimbert in Lovejoy and smoothie Geoffrey Ellsworth-Smythe in David Nobbs's A Bit of a Do, a Yorkshire small-town comedy chronicle starring David Jason and Gwen Taylor.

Always serious and quietly spoken offstage, with glinting blue eyes and a steady, cruel gaze that served him well as authority figures on screen, Tierney was a working-class Mancunian who became a core member of the Workers' Revolutionary party in the 1970s. He never wavered in his socialist beliefs, even when the Wrp imploded ("That's all in my past now," he said), and always opposed restricted entry to the actors' union, »

- Michael Coveney, Vanessa Redgrave

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Malcolm Tierney obituary

21 February 2014 4:07 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Stage and screen actor who excelled in playing authority figures and appeared in TV shows such as Brookside and Lovejoy

Malcolm Tierney, who has died aged 75 of pulmonary fibrosis, was a reliable and versatile supporting actor for 50 years, familiar to television audiences as the cigar-smoking, bullying villain Tommy McArdle in Brookside, nasty Charlie Gimbert in Lovejoy and smoothie Geoffrey Ellsworth-Smythe in David Nobbs's A Bit of a Do, a Yorkshire small-town comedy chronicle starring David Jason and Gwen Taylor.

Always serious and quietly spoken offstage, with glinting blue eyes and a steady, cruel gaze that served him well as authority figures on screen, Tierney was a working-class Mancunian who became a core member of the Workers' Revolutionary party in the 1970s. He never wavered in his socialist beliefs, even when the Wrp imploded ("That's all in my past now," he said), and always opposed restricted entry to the actors' union, »

- Michael Coveney, Vanessa Redgrave

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Only Fools and Horses cast attend Roger Lloyd Pack's funeral - pictures

13 February 2014 10:23 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Only Fools and Horses cast members were among the mourners at Roger Lloyd Pack's funeral today (February 13).

The actor - best known for playing Trigger in the classic BBC sitcom - passed away in January at the age of 69.

Sir David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and John Challis paid their respects to their former co-star at St Paul's, Covent Garden.

Lloyd Pack's daughter, actress Emily Lloyd, led the service in London.

Nigel Havers, Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson, Alison Steadman, Kathy Burke and Joely Richardson were also among the celebrities who attended the funeral.

Roger Lloyd-Pack 1944-2014: Obituary of the Only Fools and Horses actor

6 classic Trigger Only Fools and Horses moments: 'Alright Dave'

Roger Lloyd Pack was the only actor other than Jason and Lyndhurst to appear in both the first and last episodes of Only Fools and Horses. He was also known for playing Owen Newitt in The Vicar of Dibley, »

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