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True Blood

10pm, FX

After a patchy season of extreme gore, glowing fairy lights and evil Englishmen, True Blood draws to a close . . . but another has already been commissioned. There's the seemingly imminent and surprisingly honourable death of an old favourite to worry about, as well as the fact that someone has spilled the beans to Sookie about Bill Compton's motives for coming to Bon Temps in the first place. Meanwhile, Tara's finally had enough, Bill gets angry, and Sookie investigates her heritage. Rebecca Nicholson

Hollyoaks

6.30pm, Channel 4

Culmination of the week-long rape trial during which a jury of real people have considered the evidence in the case of Gilly Roach and Jacqui McQueen. We won't actually see the jury, but they'll decide on Roach's guilt or innocence and the action will continue onscreen accordingly. It's
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Pete Postlethwaite obituary

Oscar-nominated British actor with a vast range who could move between comedy and tragedy with ease

The actor Pete Postlethwaite had a face that elicited many similes, among them "a stone archway" and "a bag of spanners". These unflattering descriptions, plus his tongue-twisting surname, would suggest an actor with a career limited to minor supporting roles. But Postlethwaite, who has died of cancer aged 64, played a vast range of characters, often leading roles, on stage, television and film.

He was at ease in switching the masks of tragedy and comedy. The working-class martinet father he played in Terence Davies's film Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), which Postlethwaite credited as his big break, can be seen as paradigmatic of his career. Postlethwaite powerfully conveyed the father's double-sided nature: at one moment he is tenderly kissing his children goodnight, the next he is ripping the tablecloth off in a rage.

Postlethwaite was
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Pete Postlethwaite obituary

Oscar-nominated British actor with a vast range who could move between comedy and tragedy with ease

The actor Pete Postlethwaite had a face that elicited many similes, among them "a stone archway" and "a bag of spanners". These unflattering descriptions, plus his tongue-twisting surname, would suggest an actor with a career limited to minor supporting roles. But Postlethwaite, who has died of cancer aged 64, played a vast range of characters, often leading roles, on stage, television and film.

He was at ease in switching the masks of tragedy and comedy. The working-class martinet father he played in Terence Davies's film Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), which Postlethwaite credited as his big break, can be seen as paradigmatic of his career. Postlethwaite powerfully conveyed the father's double-sided nature: at one moment he is tenderly kissing his children goodnight, the next he is ripping the tablecloth off in a rage.

Postlethwaite was
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Hollywood Choreographer Landrum Dies

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Hollywood film choreographer Jacqui Landrum has died. She was 64.

Landrum died of cancer on 29 August, her husband, Bill Landrum, tells the Los Angeles Times.

Landrum, born in Los Angeles as Jacqui Levy, began her work as a choreographer for 1960s U.S. TV show called Hollywood a Go-Go.

She choreographed scenes for films including Great Balls of Fire and The Doors and Coen brothers' classics The Big Lebowski and Barton Fink.

The couple was also nominated for an Emmy award in 1987 for their work on TV series Moonlighting.

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