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'EastEnders' wins three Mvsa prizes

6 November 2009 2:51 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

BBC soap EastEnders has scored a hat-trick of prizes at the Birmingham Black International Film Festival's Music, Video and Screen Awards (MVSAs). The Walford serial was named 'Best UK Drama' with a black or ethnic cast at the ceremony, which is the festival's flagship event each year. Meanwhile, Tiana Benjamin won the 'Best UK Actress' award for her role as Chelsea Fox on the programme. She beat off competition from Rhea Bailey, who has had roles in Crossroads and Waterloo Road, as well as ex-Doctor Who star Freema Agyeman and Spooks: Code 9 cast member Lorraine Burroughs. Speaking about the accolade, Benjamin told the soap's official website: "I'm really grateful to get this recognition, and thank you to all those who have voted, it's much appreciated." Meanwhile, Rudolph Walker (Patrick (more) »

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'Spooks: Code 9' meets 'The X Factor'

15 September 2009 10:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

MI5 agents are an industrious and resilient bunch - none more so than a particular young recruit who shot to prominence in Spooks: Code 9. Reformed criminal Jez Cook was snapped up to serve his country in 2013, a year after the Olympic Games were subjected to a devastating nuclear attack that threw England into turmoil. After tackling more bombs, terrorists and moles, Jez has now been plunged back in time for his latest mission - to infiltrate the 2009 series of The X Factor. And his first appearance was on last Saturday's show. A quick look at his Code 9 file, which features comments from his acting alter ego Heshima Thompson, shows that Jez has previously operated as part of Amy Winehouse's band. Presumably, Thames House must have a narcotics wing in operation. But his experience as a backing singer to someone with such massive exposure must have stood (more) »

- By Ben Rawson-Jones

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'X Factor' Heshima is successful actor

14 September 2009 2:34 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

X Factor hopeful Heshima Thompson has already achieved success as an actor and singer. Thompson, 22, who appeared on Saturday's auditions show, has TV credits including Spooks: Code 9, The Bill, Judge John Deed and Prime Suspect. He has performed as a backing singer for Amy Winehouse and even attended the Grammys with the 'Rehab' star. The Londoner's Facebook page also claims that he will be (more) »

- By Alex Fletcher

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'Who' star Moffett joins 'Casualty'

9 August 2009 1:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Former Doctor Who star Georgia Moffett has landed a permanent role in Casualty, according to a report. The 24-year-old actress will play a junior doctor on the BBC One medical drama from September, The Sun claims. Moffett has previously appeared in a number of other British TV shows, including The Bill, Where The Heart Is and Spooks: Code 9. Her one-episode Doctor Who part saw her introduced as The Doctor's daughter Jenny and also led to a romance with the show's lead actor David (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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