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Dora Bryan obituary

She was the versatile stalwart of stage and screen from A Taste of Honey to Hello Dolly!

Dora Bryan, who has died aged 91, started out as a dancing and singing actress, making her first professional appearance at the age of 12 in Manchester with the 23 other girls of the Eileen Rogan Drury Lane Babes in Jack and the Beanstalk. She excelled as the plain-speaking young woman from the north, and the presence this gave her brought a wide range of work on stage and screen in the decades following the second world war.

Her basic stage personality bright, streetwise but unworldly was squeezed into Restoration comedy, the Hello Dolly! lead in the West End (twice), Jb Priestley's An Inspector Calls at the Chichester Festival theatre and Meg, the guesthouse keeper oblivious of the sexual and other power-play in Pinter's The Birthday Party at the National Theatre. In 2001 she contributed to the
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Happy Feet Two interviews: George Miller, Elijah Wood, Sofia Vergara, Robin Williams

With Happy Feet Two out in UK cinemas this Friday, we caught with director and stars George Miller, Elijah Wood, Sofia Vergara and Robbie Williams for a chat...

Director George Miller thinks penguins look like humans from a distance if you squint. So might you, I suppose, if you’d spent the last seven years obsessing over animated feathers and frozen fluff. He’s also quite an expert on natural history, and willing to dish out lengthy and informative lessons on the behavioural habits of penguin breeds and elephant seals to prove it.

We’ve spared you those, but did ask Miller just how one makes the transition from an all singing, all dancing kids’ movie like Happy Feet Two, to the post-apocalyptic world of his fourth and fifth Mad Max films?

“One is a holiday from the other. Particularly when you do animation, you micromanage every movement and detail,
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'Walking Dead' scares up season high numbers; 'Glee' tackles 'Dog Days are Over'

AMC's latest hit "The Walking Dead" keeps on bringing the ratings magic for the network. The Nov. 28 episode brought in the series' best ratings yet, drawing 5.5 million viewers, beating the show's premiere on Halloween and a 15% increase from the previous week's episode. We're guessing next week's season finale will improve on those numbers. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Sectionals are here, Gleeks! The McKinley High glee kids decided to take on a big challenge for their sectionals performance on "Glee" and tackled Florence + The Machine's "Dog Days are Over." While it's not their best cover, we still think it will win them the title. Also, it seems Santana (Naya Rivera) got to sing lead on this one, so kudos, Show. [PopWrap]

Dan Aykroyd has been confirmed to guest star on CBS' dama "The Defenders." He will play a tough judge in two episodes opposite his "Blues Brothers" co-star Jim Belushi (Belushi replaced his late brother John Belushi,
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