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Movie star Shauna rings in changes for Bellfield

AT 17, film star Shauna Macdonald could not wait to escape the confines of Portobello’s tight-knit community.

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Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Fallout

Movies AND TRAILER: 10 summer blockbusters you won't want to miss

Long-awaited Pixar sequels, nail-biting action movies and the all-female Ocean's 8 - plenty of exciting blockbusters are arriving in cinemas over the next couple of months. Georgia Humphreys has the low-down.

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An Edinburgh filmmaker has teamed up with industry award winners to launch a new movie academy to plug a gap in film school for city's young budding filmakers

Stars back Edinburgh kids movie academy

An Edinburgh filmmaker has teamed up with industry award winners to launch a new movie academy to plug a gap in film schools for city’s young budding filmmakers.

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Jane Horrocks will be among the stars heading down the red carpet at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Edinburgh film festival reveals line-up of stars heading down red carpet

Jane Horrocks, Samantha Morton, Sadie Frost, Billie Piper will be among the stars heading down the Edinburgh Film Festival’s red carpet this month, organisers have revealed.
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Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and friend.

Movies AND TRAILER: Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are back together in the Jurassic World sequel but, as they tell Laura Harding, they can't get their kids to care.

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Diane Keaton as Diane, Candice Bergen as Sharon, Jane Fonda as Vivian and Mary Steenburgen as Carol.

Movies AND TRAILER: Diane Keaton stars in Book Club

Veteran actresses Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen and Candice Bergen, the stars of new film Book Club, talk to Laura Harding about misogyny, ageism and sex when you're past 60.
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Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo.

Movies AND TRAILER: Cast and crew on Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story explores the origins of one of the galaxy's best-loved characters, Han Solo. Its star, Alden Ehrenreich, tells Laura Harding about stepping into Harrison Ford's shoes, while director Ron Howard reveals why he thinks the film will divide opinion.

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Mark Adams, artistic director of the festival, is at the helm of the event for the fourth time. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh Film Festival announces star-studded line-up for 2018

Comedy star Rob Brydon, Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin, BAFTA-winning writer David Hare and rising British actor George Mackay will be taking centre stage at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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The premiere of Puzzle, starring Scots Trainspotting actress Kelly Macdonald, will open the Edinburgh International Film Festival this summer

Alistair Harkness gives his verdict on Edinburgh Film Festival line-up

The Scotsman critic Alistair Harkness has his say on the Edinburgh film festival line-up

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Get your Geek on for 90’s Gameshow fun

Get your Geek on for 90’s Gameshow fun

THE organisers of Edinburgh’s Geek and Nerd Festival turn their attention to the world of TV gameshows in the city’s most haunted pub, on Friday.

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Ben Whishaw in Julius Caesar

Whishaw stars on stage and screen at Festival

THE buzz around Ben Whishaw has been ever-present from the moment he started to make his mark on UK stage and screen back in the early noughties.

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Derelict Leith cinema being brought back to life for final screening

Derelict Leith cinema being brought back to life for final screening

A dusty, derelict cinema which was once a palace of the silver screen is to revisit its glorious past before being lost forever.

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Josh Brolin and Ryan Reynolds publicising Deadpool 2.

Movies AND TRAILER: Josh Brolin on Deadpool 2

Josh Brolin stars in not one but two comic book movies this year, Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2. He talks to Laura Harding about getting in shape, bingeing on doughnuts and the reaction from his famous family.
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Celebrated Scottish film director Bill Forsyth will be screening Local Hero and discussing a new stage adaptation of the classic comedy with theatre-maker David Greig at the film festival.

Director Bill Forsyth confirmed in Edinburgh International Film Festival line-up

Celebrated Scottish director Bill Forsyth is to return to the Edinburgh International Film Festival this summer - to lift the lid on his new version of Local Hero.
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Amy Schumer in I Feel Pretty.

Movies AND TRAILER: Amy Schumer on I Feel Pretty

After a meteoric rise to fame, Amy Schumer has faced more than her fair share of criticism. The actress tells Laura Harding why it doesn't bother her, how she feels about modern feminism and her hopes of empowering other women.

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Nicole Kidman (centre) as Queen Boadicea, with pals.

Movies AND TRAILER: Nicole Kidman's new Sci-fi How To Talk To Girls At Parties

Director John Cameron Mitchell reunites with his Rabbit Hole star Nicole Kidman for How To Talk To Girls At Parties. He talks to Laura Harding about dressing up the Hollywood superstar in a huge black and white wig, running lines during the interval of her West End play and why we need punk in modern times.

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Staff at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Edinburgh. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Capital celebrates Avengers-inspired ‘city of superheroes’ weekend

IT’s the weekend to celebrate everything that’s super about Edinburgh.

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Dads Army Radio Hour', 'David Benson and Jack Lane

Liam Rudden: Dad’s Army turns 50... don’t tell them Pike! Stupid boy!

ATTEN-SHUN! 50 years ago this year, BBC viewers settled down in front of their black and white televisions to watch the very first episode of a new sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

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Marvel crew leak Avengers filming tales

The country’s longest-standing regional film office Film Edinburgh marked the UK launch of one of the biggest blockbusters in movie history, Avengers: Infinity War, by bringing together the city’s off-screen superheroes.

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Tom Holland as Spider-Man/ Peter Parker, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark, Dave Bautista as Drax, Chris Pratt as Star-Lord/Peter Quill and Pom Klementieff as Mantis.

Movies AND TRAILER: The Avengers Infinity War cast speak

Avengers: Infinity War has one seriously impressive cast, assembling members of every Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. Georgia Humphreys hears from some of its biggest stars about why they love playing their iconic characters.

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