Natalie Portman as Anne Boleyn and Scarlett Johansson as Mary Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl. Photographer: Alex Bailey. Copyright: ę 2007 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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The Other Boleyn Girl (12A)

Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson in The Other Boleyn Girl. Photo Credit: Alex Bailey. Copyright: ┬ę 2006 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDThe Golden Age, The Other Boleyn Girl is a beautifully dressed and staged costume drama... Read More
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Easter 2008: 23 March 2008

Easter 2008: 23 March 2008. Photo Credit: ny156uk / Paul L This Easter (23 March, if you haven't yet marked your diary), you might celebrate by going to a parade, eating a big family dinner or taking the kids to fill their baskets at a local egg hunt... Read More
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Top Attraction Sellers:
(21/02/08 - 05/03/08)

1. London Eye
2. Madame Tussauds
3. Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs
4. Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008, National Portrait Gallery
5. Summer Openings (Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace)


Muscle Your Way to the Top

Diana Ross had it right when she sang in her 1982 hit, with penetrating social insight, about needing Muscles. You're no-one unless you have bodyguards and, as with diamonds or gold, the more you have the higher up the ladder you've climbed.

For instance, long-time celebrity A-lister Victoria Beckham hired eight sets of muscles for her son's birthday party this week, while the less experienced Daniel Radcliffe made do with only four lots of brawn, though the way he wants two of them to guard his dogs shows he's learning fast. Former winners of Big Brother probably have to share security personnel, which helps explain why they're always at parties together.

If you haven't got the money for muscle, connections will do, like with poor old Lee Jasper using his boss Mayor Ken Livingstone as his minder to keep away the beastly media and their nasty questions.

But all your flighty celebs and flakey politicians in the world can't compete with the classy methods of proper old money: Prince Harry goes on an adventure holiday to Afghanistan and takes a whole army to keep away the riff-raff.

- David Clee


See below for what's currently happening in and around London:
Theatre | Music | Classical | Cinema


Peter Pan El Musical - Garrick Theatre

Peter Pan El Musical - Garrick TheatreLeader of the Lost Boys on the island of Neverland, Peter makes regular visits to the real world where he befriends the Darling children - Wendy and her brothers, John and Michael - and takes them from London to Neverland for a series of fabulous adventures...Read More
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Top Theatre Sellers:
(21/02/08 - 05/03/08)

1. Phantom of the Opera
2. Wicked
3. Disney's The Lion King
4. We Will Rock You
5. The Lord of the Rings

More Theatre:
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Dinner and Show Packages


Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band - Emirates Stadium

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band - Emirates StadiumBruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced their first series of tour dates for 2008. The Boss and his band will return to the UK for outdoor shows in May and June... Read More
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Top Music Sellers:
(21/02/08 - 05/03/08)

1. Status Quo
2. Elbow
4. O2 Wireless Festival
4. Mark Knopfler
5. Foo Fighters

Classical and Dance

The Minotaur - Royal Opera House

The Minotaur - Royal Opera HousePart man, part beast, the Minotaur is trapped in a labyrinth and constrained by his violent role there, yet he longs to discover his own identity and his own voice. Among the innocents of a blood sacrifice Athens must pay to Crete is Theseus, who has come to challenge the violent Minotaur... Read More
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers:
(21/02/08 - 05/03/08)

1. West Side Story
2. Sylvie Guillem and PUSH
3. Carlos Acosta
4. Stomp
5. New York City Ballet


Blockbuster of the Week - The Other Boleyn Girl (12A)

Natalie Portman as Anne Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl. Photographer: Alex Bailey. Copyright: ┬ę 2007 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Starring: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana
Like many fathers of the time, Sir Thomas Boleyn is determined to secure his family's power and status through the marriages of his children: a son, George and two daughters, Anne and Mary...
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Critics' Choice of the Week - Diary Of The Dead (18)

Diary Of The Dead. Optimum Releasing
Starring: Josh Close, Michelle Morgan, Scott Wentworth
Jason Creed and his ramshackle crew - girlfriend Debra, lead actors Ridley and Tracy, technical wizard Eliot and assistant Tony - are shooting a horror film in the Pennsylvania woods ...
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Interview with George A Romero (Director)

Thriller of the Week - Vantage Point (12A)

Dennis Quaid with Matthew Fox in Vantage Point. Sony Pictures Releasing
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver
American president Ashton travels to Spain to make a keynote address to set out his vision for a new world order, determined to eradicate the threat of terrorism...
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See Also:
A-Z of London Films
A-Z of London Cinemas
Top 10 Movies
New Films This Week
Forthcoming Releases


Elizabeth: The Golden Age Competition

Elizabeth: The Golden Age CompetitionAward winning director, Shekhar Kapur ("Elizabeth", "Four Feathers") explores the complexities of his virgin Queen nearly 10 years after the release of the Academy Award® and BAFTA award winning "Elizabeth". Elizabeth: The Golden Age brings the original cast members together again to tell the story of the virgin Queen as woman and as warrior, chronicling the Golden years of her sovereignty.

Shot at historic locations across the UK, including Winchester Cathedral and Eilean Donan Castle, Elizabeth: The Golden Age accounts the defying years of the monarch's reign as she fights to preserve England as the protestant heartland. Having already won a BAFTA for her portrayal of the virgin Queen and nominated for a Golden Globe® for this depiction of Elizabeth, Cate Blanchett reveals the woman behind the crown, a monarch in love, struggling to reconcile her heart with her duties. Clive Owen (Academy Award® nominee for "Closer") is Sir Walter Raleigh, the dashing adventurer who catches her eye and with whom the Queen wants to explore, but knows she cannot. Instead Elizabeth encourages her favourite lady-in waiting Bess played by Abbie Cornish ("Candy"), to befriend Raleigh so that she herself can be near him.

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For a chance to win one of three copies of Elizabeth: The Golden Age on DVD, answer the following question:
Which of the following actresses plays Elizabeth in Elizabeth: The Golden Age?
a. Abbie Cornish
b. Samantha Morton
c. Cate Blanchett

Closing Date: Thursday 20 March 2008, Noon

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- Send an email with the correct answer to [email protected], with the subject "Elizabeth: The Golden Age Competition"
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- First correct answer out of the Editor's hat wins the prize.
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- The Editor's decision is final.
- There is no cash alternative.

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