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14 Movies Like Knives Out That You'll Want To Watch ASAP

"Knives Out" does a lot of things right. The film, directed by Rian Johnson and starring some of Hollywood's best (a trend that's continuing in its upcoming sequel), may feel unique in its blend of comedy, murder, and sly social commentary. But the comedy mystery is actually one of Hollywood's oldest genres, one that's rarely shy about slipping in a biting statement here and there. A comedy mystery can be sleek or slapstick, dumb or wise, or all of those things at once.Mystery comedies first pea...
Tags: South Korea, England, Hollywood, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Cary Grant, Tim Curry, Disney, Vincent Price, Park, Dame Maggie Smith, North Dakota, Wes Anderson, Chase, Broadway, Stephen Fry

UK urged to return sacred treasures hidden away for 150 years to Ethiopia

High-profile Britons urge return of plundered altar tablets that British Museum has never put on displayThey are hidden religious treasures that have been in the British Museum’s stores for more than 150 years, never on public display – with members of the public strictly forbidden from seeing them.Now hopes have been raised that Ethiopian tabots, looted by the British after the battle of Maqdala in 1868, could finally be returned home following a new legal opinion and an appeal backed by Stephe...
Tags: UK, London, Africa, Religion, UK News, World news, Culture, Ethiopia, Stephen Fry, Colonialism, British Museum, British Empire, Lemn Sissay, Maqdala, Canterbury George Carey Continue

The 19 best books about Greek mythology, from funny retellings to new novels based on classic myths

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Some of the best books related to Greek mythology include "The Song of Achilles," "Lore," and "Circe." Amazon; Bookshop; Alyssa Powell/Insider Exciting legends of Greek gods and goddesses have been passed down through centuries. These books can help you learn about Greek mythology, from classics to mythology-inspired new works. You can learn more about how we review and cover books here. When I was a yo...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Athens, Stephen Fry, PERCY, Margaret Atwood, Hermès, Zeus, Hamilton, Crete, Nantucket, Helen, Penelope, Achilles, Troy, Percy Jackson

Stephen Fry to deliver 'fan's perspective' in MCC Cowdrey lecture

Comedian will be second non-cricketer to deliver lecture, following Archbishop Tutu in 2008
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Stephen Fry, Tutu, Cowdrey

Stephen Fry spills the secrets of the Edwardians – podcasts of the week

From sexual revolution to the suffragettes, Fry examines Edward VII’s reign in his polished new series. Plus: grim and gruesome deathbed confessions Stephen Fry’s Edwardian SecretsStephen Fry begins his new podcast series – the follow-up, naturally, to his Victorian Secrets – by presenting the well-worn tropes of the Edwardian era, as recounted to him by historians: it was a halcyon era, a prewar time of garden parties at country houses, presided over by the hedonistic Edward VII. But just what...
Tags: Technology, Television, Media, Podcasts, Internet, Culture, Digital Media, Television & radio, Podcasting, Stephen Fry, Edward, Edward VII, Hannah J Davies

The 27 best non-fiction audiobooks, from celebrity memoirs to self-help bestsellers

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider Non-fiction audiobooks are an easy and flexible way to learn something new on the go. Narration, especially when by the author themselves, adds emotion and passion to any story. We've rounded up readers' favorites, from humor and history to memoirs and self-help. As an avid reader, I was growing frustrated with my limited available free time to read. Formerly ob...
Tags: Google, Amazon, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Amy Poehler, Michelle Obama, Stephen Fry, Tina Fey, Britney Spears, Chanel, Trevor Noah, Jessica Simpson, Barack, Anthony Bourdain, Gaïa

Apple Fitness+ Getting New 'Time to Walk' Episodes and More Next Week

Apple today announced it will be releasing new "Time to Walk" episodes for Apple Fitness+ subscribers starting June 28. "Time to Walk" launched in January and features audio stories from influential people that Apple Watch users can listen to with AirPods or other wireless headphones while walking. The episodes are automatically downloaded to the Apple Watch with an Apple Fitness+ subscription, and users can start an episode directly from the Workout app. Starting June 28, users can listen t...
Tags: Apple, Cnn, United States, United Kingdom, Stephen Fry, Jane The Virgin, Gina Rodriguez, Naomi Campbell, Anthony Joshua, Sanjay Gupta, Jenkins, Jeanette Jenkins, Apple Fitness, Apple Fitness Plus, United States Canada Australia New Zealand Ireland, Time to Walk

Netflix’s The Sandman Series Adds Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Netflix and Warner Bros. Television have announced that they have enlisted 12 more cast members to join Neil Gaiman’s highly-anticipated series adaptation of Vertigo Comic’s The Sandman, with Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Killing Eve, Cruella) signing on for the fan-favorite role of Death. Golden Globe nominees Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck), David Thewlis (Harry Potter films), and Stephen Fry (Wilde) have also joined the cast along with Emmy winner Patton Oswalt (...
Tags: Action, Comic Book, Drama, TV, David Thewlis, Joely Richardson, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Neil Gaiman, Netflix, Patton Oswalt, Stephen Fry, Streaming, The Sandman, TV News

‘Sandman’ Netflix Series Adds 12 to Cast, Including Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Patton Oswalt, Stephen Fry

The cast of “The Sandman” series at Netflix continues to grow, with 12 new additions to the cast being announced. Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Jenna Coleman, Niamh Walsh, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Kyo Ra, Stephen Fry, Razane Jammal, Sandra James Young, and Patton Oswalt will all join the show. They join previously […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Stephen Fry, Patton Oswalt, The Sandman, Sandman, Kirby Howell Baptiste Patton Oswalt Stephen Fry

‘The Sandman’ Netflix Series Expands With 12 More Actors, Including Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death

Netflix’s The Sandman has found its Death, along with a dozen new cast members playing popular characters in the streamer’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s acclaimed comic book series about the adventures of Morpheus (Tom Sturridge), the Dream King. But Dream has its siblings, fellow “Endless” who are personifications of abstract concepts like Desire and Despair. The most popular of Dream’s siblings — and the most beloved character of the entire series — is Death, portrayed in Gaiman’s comics as a ...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Horror, Fantasy, Neil Gaiman, Netflix, House, Stephen Fry, Tom Sturridge, Patton Oswalt, Jenna Coleman, Sandman, Matthew, Rose, David Thewlis, John Dee

Sainsbury’s Retires ‘Live Well for Less’ to Focus on Healthy Living Instead

British supermarket chain Sainsbury's retired its "Live Well for Less" brand positioning to replace it with a slogan focused on healthy and sustainable living: "Helping Everyone Eat Better." To promote the new line, a 60-second TV ad campaign from Wieden + Kennedy and narrated by author, presenter and actor Stephen Fry will run beginning May...
Tags: Advertising, Sainsbury, Stephen Fry, Wieden Kennedy, CPG & Grocery, Focus on Healthy Living Instead

Prince William reminded of Stephen Fry comedy sketch during surprise Comic Relief appearance

The Duke of Cambridge joked that viewers would be "relieved" that he's not...
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Stephen Fry's Sherlock Holmes campaign sees demolition work paused

A group backed by Stephen Fry wants to transform the building into a Sherlock Holmes museum.

The Picture of Dorian Gray review – the ugly face of social media

Available onlineEternal youth and beauty exist only online in this thoroughly modern adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s fable, which counts Stephen Fry and Joanna Lumley among its impressive castIf Dorian Gray were reborn in our age, it seems entirely fitting that he would be a social media star obsessing over his image. So it makes great intuitive sense for this adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s novel to situate its protagonist in the centre of the digital whirl of 2021.There is now no physical painting: th...
Tags: Books, Theatre, Culture, Stage, Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley, Oscar Wilde, Russell Tovey, Dorian, Picture of Dorian Gray, Basil Hallward

Stephen Fry backs Sherlock Holmes museum campaign in Portsmouth

The actor, writer and presenter says a building in Portsmouth is an "ideal location".
Tags: News, Stephen Fry, Sherlock Holmes, Portsmouth

27 great non-fiction audiobooks that are perfect for listening to on long walks, from celebrity memoirs to self-help bestsellers

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider Non-fiction audiobooks are an easy and flexible way to learn something new on the go.Plus, narration - especially when the text is read by the author themselves - adds emotion and passion to any story.We've rounded up readers' favorites, from humor and history to memoirs and self-help.As an avid reader, I was growing frustrated with my limited available free time ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Amy Poehler, Michelle Obama, Stephen Fry, Tina Fey, Britney Spears, Chanel, Trevor Noah, Jessica Simpson, Barack, Anthony Bourdain, Gaïa

'You find a way': Judi Dench on working through sight loss

Actor describes being helped with lines and learning by repetition at event for the Vision FoundationDame Judi Dench has spoken of her determination to carry on working despite sight loss, even if that means using friends to learn lines and being gently told to stop delivering speeches to the proscenium arch rather than her fellow actors.Dench described how she copes with deteriorating eyesight – the challenges, the unexpected advantages and the funny side – at an online event on Thursday with S...
Tags: Health, London, Society, UK News, Culture, Charities, Voluntary sector, Stephen Fry, Judi Dench, Dench, Hayley Mills, Vision Foundation

Review: M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity

— by RON WILKINSON — To those of us who grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, he was an icon. To him, we were an enigma. “Out of control hippies,” as his diaries read. MC Escher simply could not fathom what we saw in his work. We saw infinity, the joining of earth and […]
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Stephen Fry, Infinity, Escher, MC Escher, Ron Wilkinson, Robin Lutz

Covid-19 lockdown: Stephen Fry tells Norfolk school staff 'be kind to yourself'

The entertainer tells school staff not to feel they are "failing" or "getting lockdown wrong".
Tags: UK, News, Stephen Fry, Norfolk

How Lava Lamps Help Secure the Internet Try not to think too hard about the concept of randomness — and especially about the question of how, exactly, one generates a random number. Most of us, of course, simply ask a computer to do it. But how can a computer, which by its very nature follows unambiguous directions in a predictable manner, come up with a truly random number, in the literal sense of the word? As far as the everyday purposes for which we might need “random” numbers — s...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, London, College, Russia, Singapore, San Francisco, Stephen Fry, Albert Einstein, Cloudflare, Seoul, Einstein, Facebook Twitter, Geiger, Colin Marshall

Hellmann's: 'Twas a Christmas Food Waste Miracle

At Christmastime in the UK, brands spend millions of pounds competing for consumers’ attention. Hellmann’s wanted to cut through the Christmas clutter and raise awareness of food waste. So we created an “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” in-game virtual food drive and used it to make a Christmas advert with ZERO filming costs. Our advert was edited using only in-game footage. Then we recruited Animal Crossing enthusiast, Stephen Fry, to provide the narration.
Tags: UK, Advertising, Stephen Fry, Hellmann

New Trailer for 'M.C. Escher: Journey Into Infinity' Documentary Film

"Then he said, 'I'm not an artist. I'm a mathematician.'" Zeitgeist Films + Kino Lorber have debuted a new official US trailer for the entrancing art world documentary M.C. Escher: Journey Into Infinity, which is finally launching in the US in February after originally premiering in The Netherlands in 2018. The doc film tells the story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (who lived from 1898-1972). Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, Robin Lutz's entertaining, eye-o...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Documentaries, Stephen Fry, The Netherlands, Escher, To Watch, Robin Lutz

John Sessions: Stephen Fry leads tributes to 'lovable' comedian

Stephen Fry remembers actor and comedian John Sessions as "warm, vulnerable, lovable and loving".
Tags: News, Stephen Fry, John Sessions

Stephen Fry to Host Documentary Special ’21st Century Firsts’ for U.K. Broadcaster ITV

British actor, awards compère and show host and Stephen Fry (“Wilde,” “QI”) will front “21st Century Firsts,” a one-off 90-minute documentary special for U.K. broadcaster ITV. In the show, produced by independent production outfit Spun Gold TV, Fry will take viewers through his top 21 ‘firsts’ of the 21st century, exploring an era before smart-phones, […]
Tags: News, Global, Itv, Stephen Fry, U K Broadcaster ITV, Spun Gold, Stephen Fry Wilde QI

Bauer stations to support The Prince’s Trust

Magic Radio is spearheading the support of Bauer for The Prince’s Trust on its new fundraising campaign to help change young lives across the UK. Activity will be broadcast on Magic plus a number of other Bauer brands including KISS, Planet Rock and Scala Radio. The campaign will include special guest appearances, interviews and competitions with exclusive prizes provided by Prince’s Trust Corporate partners, including PlayStation, Cunard, The Watches of Switzerland and National Grid. Toge...
Tags: UK, Radio, Switzerland, Stephen Fry, Magic, Radio industry, Kiss, Sharon Osbourne, Bauer, Ozzy, Omid Djalili, Scala, Prince 's Trust, Magic Radio, Planet Rock, Mike Rutherford

Create safe, legal routes for refugee families to reunite in UK, stars urge PM

Exclusive: High-profile names demand change to family reunion laws in letter to Boris Johnson Some of Britain’s biggest cultural stars, including Olivia Colman, Michaela Coel and Stephen Fry, are calling on the government to establish safe and legal routes for asylum seekers to reach the UK.More than 70 high-profile actors, musicians, comedians, artists and sports players have sent a letter, seen by the Guardian, to the prime minister demanding a change to the UK’s restrictive refugee family reu...
Tags: Politics, UK, Conservatives, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Culture, Britain, Migration, Refugees, Stephen Fry, Boris Johnson, Olivia Colman, Michaela Coel

UK move to classify Extinction Rebellion 'organised crime group' comes under fire

Letter signed by 150 public figures hits back at move to scapegoat protestersStephen Fry, Mark Rylance and a former Archbishop of Canterbury are among 150 public figures to hit back at government moves to classify the climate protesters of Extinction Rebellion as an “organised crime group”. In a letter to be published in the Observer on Sunday, XR is described as “a group of people who are holding the powerful to account” – who should not become targets of “vitriol and anti-democratic posturing”...
Tags: Politics, UK, Media, Protest, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Culture, Daily Mail, Stephen Fry, Freedom Of Speech, Mark Rylance, Canterbury, Antony Gormley

Marion Cotillard, Matt Berry Join Daisy Ridley For ‘The Inventor’ by ‘Ratatouille’ Scribe (EXCLUSIVE)

Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”) is joining Daisy Ridley (“Star Wars”) and Stephen Fry (“Gosford Park”) for the voice cast of “The Inventor,” the forthcoming stop-motion animated family feature about the life of Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci. “The Inventor” is written and directed by Jim Capobianco, the Oscar-nominated scribe of “Ratatouille.” Matt Berry, […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Stephen Fry, Marion Cotillard, What We Do In The Shadows, Daisy Ridley, Ridley, Leonardo da Vinci, Ratatouille, Matt Berry, The Exchange, Mk2 Films, Marion Cotillard Matt Berry Join Daisy Ridley, Jim Capobianco the Oscar, Ratatouille Matt Berry

Stars urge BBC to protect regional current affairs programmes

Broadcasters from Stephen Fry to Sir Lenny Henry sign a letter urging the BBC not to cut Inside Out.
Tags: UK, News, Bbc, Stephen Fry, Lenny Henry

Stephen Fry on Reimagining the Greek Myths

Fry discusses “Heroes,” and Lauren Christensen and Andrew LaVallee talk about books on the subject of race and racism.
Tags: News, Stephen Fry, Books and Literature, Lauren Christensen, Andrew LaVallee