Cinema and TRAILER: Keaton brings the common touch to the Heath in tale of London life

As Diane Keaton returns to the big screen in Hampstead, she talks to Kate Whiting about playing a fish out of water, and why she never married any of her famous beaus

Ewan Bremner attended the opening film. Pictures: Ian Georgeson

Stars on red carpet as Edinburgh film festival launches

The Edinburgh International Film Festival has launched its 70th anniversary celebrations with the UK premiere of a gay romance hailed as the “British Brokeback Mountain.”

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Brian Cox played Winston Churchill in the new big-screen biopic, which was shot in and around Edinburgh.

New Scottish film and TV fund delivers £17.5m boost for economy

A new incentive fund to help bring films and TV productions to Scotland has generated a £17.5 million return on investment in its first 18 months - 10 times more than was put in.
Denise Welch stars in Black Eyed Susan, which tackles the subject of suicide and has been chosen to be screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Scottish date for Denise Welch’s mental health film

An award-winning short film about depression starring former Loose Women star Denise Welch has been chosen to be screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle star in T2 Trainspotting. Picture: Contributed

T2 Trainspotting: What we missed in the deleted scenes

Twenty-eight extra scenes were trimmed from the final cut of Trainspotting 2 – but they’re all included as extras in the newly released DVD version.

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Leith Depot, Leith Walk

Leithlate art collective set to take over The Walk

LEITHLATE returns on Thursday with a programme filled with visual art, theatre, poetry, live music and film, as well as much anticipated Mural Tours and a brand new Public Poetry Trail.

Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis in The Mummy.

Cinema and TRAILER: Launching the brand new Dark Universe with a twist on a classic

For the first time, The Mummy will be played by a woman. Co-stars Sofia Boutella and Annabelle Wallis talk to Susan Griffin about breaking down stereotypes and working with Tom Cruise

Renton and Spud on the run again in the capital

See Trainspotting tribute that never made the final cut

It took an entire day to film in the heart of Edinburgh and would have been a tongue-in-cheek tribute to one of the most iconic scenes in Scottish cinema history.

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Director Joe Russo on set.

Avengers director Joe Russo: Scotland can attract more blockbusters

Joe Russo, co-director of the new Avengers films, talks to Alistair Harkness about shooting scenes in Edinburgh and how Scotland could attract more big budget Hollywood films

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Avengers assemble

Avengers director: Edinburgh can attract string of blockbusters

THE Hollywood film director who brought the Avengers to Edinburgh has described the Capital as “one of the more cinematic cities I’ve seen”.

Star Wars Identities exhibition, in London's O2

Liam Rudden: Star Wars Identities - The Force is strong within you

A LONG time ago in a galaxy far, far away... well, back in 1977 (and not too far away really), the latest blockbuster to hit cinema screens was a ‘space western’ called Star Wars. It was the start of a phenomenon that, to this day, boasts one of the most active global fandoms ever.

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Rosie Ellison

Films ‘being made in sheds’ due to lack of studios

Movie companies are using sheds to film in Scotland due to a lack of film studios, MSPs have heard.

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Rachel Weisz as Rachel and Sam Claflin as Philip in My Cousin Rachel.

Cinema and TRAILER: Less talking and more doing is the Weisz way of working in film

The growing movement of women in Hollywood is top on Rachel Weisz’s agenda and the actress is taking matters into her own hands. She tells Gemma Dunn why it’s important to lead by example

Kevin Bacon will be appearing in his wife Kyra Sedgwick's directorial debut at this year's Edinburgh film festival.

Kevin Bacon and Oliver Stone to appear at Edinburgh film festival

Hollywood favourite Kevin Bacon and Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone are to lead the 70th birthday celebrations of the Edinburgh International Film Festival this summer.
Roger Moore with Liam Rudden

Liam Rudden: Farewell Sir Roger Moore, best bond by far

THE SAINT, The Persuaders’ Lord Brett Sinclair and by far the best Bond in my opinion, Roger Moore stood in front of me, immaculately debonair, hand outstretched, welcoming me into his dressing room. A real ‘pinch me’ moment.

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Sara Stewart back home in Edinburgh at the King's Theatre. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Meet Edinburgh actress Sara Stewart, Batman’s mum

EXPLORING Gotham City’s sprawling metropolis, Sara Stewart became aware she was being followed.

The villainous Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) faces Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush).

Cinema and TRAILER: Mucking about on the high seas is nothing to complain about

Despite early-morning call times and lengthy make-up stints, you’re unlikely to catch actor Javier Bardem moaning on set. He tells Gemma Dunn that being grounded is all about surrounding yourself with the right people


Sir Sean Connery pays tribute to Sir Roger Moore

Sir Sean Connery has paid tribute to fellow James Bond star Sir Roger Moore, following his death aged 89.

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Sean Connery in Time Bandits. Picture: Rex/Shutterstock

Sean Connery to be honoured at Edinburgh Film Festival

Sir Sean Connery will be honoured with retrospective screenings of his previous work at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this summer.

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Tributes as Sir Roger Moore dies of cancer aged 89

Tributes have flooded in to former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore who has died following a short battle with cancer. He was 89.

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