TV series: Dodi Al-Fayed actor calls for Gaza ceasefire at ‘The Crown’ premiere in LA
16 November 2023 | 4:46 pm
From the premiere of the final, fateful season of “The Crown”, to an Indonesian period romance "Cigarette Girl" and a South Korean criminal justice drama "Vigilante" – It’s a very international month in the world of TV shows. Dheepthika Laurent speaks to Eve Jackson about the month’s new releases.
23 Jan 2022
23 Jan 2022
Intelligent, dedicated, magnetic and beautiful are just some of the words that have been used to pay tribute to the French actor Gaspard Ulliel, who has died after a skiing accident in the Alps. Known for portraying the young Hannibal Lector and the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, his tragic death at 37 has shocked the film world. In this show we look back at some of his previous films and interviews with the FRANCE 24 team.
3 Feb 2022
Four men have been arrested and charged in last year's overdose death of actor Michael K. Williams, who was best known for playing a shotgun-toting drug dealer in the HBO crime drama "The Wire," the U.S. prosecutor in New York City said on Wednesday. Williams, 54, was found dead in his New York apartment on Sept. 7, police said.
3 Feb 2022
The Olympic torch relay began its second day on Thursday (February 3) atop the Great Wall, with Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan and Chinese Olympic medallists among those taking turns carrying the flame along a route shortened to three days because of COVID-19. The relay for the torch that will open the Feb. 4-20 Winter Games is much more modest than the globe-spanning relay for Beijing's 2008 Summer Games, a tour that was disrupted by protests.
1 Apr 2022
In this edition of Encore!, we report on legendary US actor Bruce Willis's retirement because of his aphasia, a language disorder that robs people of their ability to communicate. The 67-year-old is perhaps best known for his role as New York cop John McClane in the "Die Hard" movies. We also take a trip to the 1920s to discover a new exhibition exploring an extraordinary generation of female artists. Plus, we bring you a report about women on the French rap scene.
14 Apr 2022
Cuba Gooding Jr. pleaded guilty on Wednesday (April 13) to a misdemeanor count of forcibly touching a woman at a New York nightclub in 2018, as part of an agreement with prosecutors that spares the Oscar-winning actor any immediate jail time.
6 Aug 2022
Actor Brad Pitt stepped out in a lime green linen suit for the Los Angeles premiere of his latest film "Bullet Train" on Monday.
8 Sep 2022
Actor and director Jesse Eisenberg speaks to Eve Jackson at the Deauville American Film Festival, where he is presenting his first film as a director. "When You Finish Saving the World" stars Oscar winner Julianne Moore and "Stranger Things" actor Finn Wolfhard and centres on a clash between a mother and her son.
24 Oct 2022
Since the start of the Ukraine war, there have been repeated false claims on social media that the entire conflict is being staged. France 24’s fact-checking team debunk the latest example: two videos that show a man in Ukrainian army uniform being filmed, as he appears to act out a scene on the battlefield.
2 Nov 2022
The Bollywood icon, who turns 57 on November 2, has a vast Indian and global fanbase. DW's Brenda Haas finds that his charm both onscreen and off plays a big role.
18 Nov 2022
Olivia Salazar-Winspear and Dheepthika Laurent chat about the highly anticipated fifth season of Netflix series "The Crown", which is being released just weeks after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. It looks at the troubled 1990s, from the queen's "annus horribilis" to the tragic death of Princess Diana.
28 Nov 2022
Will Smith missed "surprising" fans who had just seen a preview of his new movie 'Emancipation' after testing positive for COVID-19.
FRANCE 24 spoke to Artur Smolyaninov, a well-known Russian actor. Once acclaimed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, he has now been designated a foreign agent by Russia and forced to flee his country. Our guest explains why he has publicly opposed the war in Ukraine and even vowed to fight on Ukraine's side: Ukrainians "are fighting for their freedom".
46 mins ago
The leader of Tibet’s exiled government accuses Chinese authorities of imposing monoculturalism on Tibetans, eradicating ethnic identities and suppressing political activities.
46 mins ago
Russia's Federal Security Service was behind "unsuccessful attempts to interfere in UK political processes," the British government says. UK officials summoned the Russian ambassador and sanctioned two Russian agents.
3 hours ago
Is the Spotify model a successful one? The streaming platform launched in 2008 is the leader in its field, on par with what radio and CDs used to represent in the sense that it's become the most convenient way for people to consume music and other audio content.
3 hours ago
A Taiwanese rock band denies lip-synching at a concert in China, an offence that could see it pay a fine or even be banned in the country. We speak to Beijing-based journalist Fabian Kretschmer.
8 hours ago
Living in FESTAC Town from its construction in 1977 until the early 1990s was the aspiration of many progressive families. Today, FESTAC Town is a mere shadow of its former glory, and the roads are in urgent need of repair.
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