35 times actors fell in love on set
When sparks are flying on set, it can also play out vividly on screen
Italian director Franco Zeffirelli dies aged 96
Famed for his opulent lyrical productions on the world’s major stages as well as for films, Zeffirelli worked with stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Laurence Olivier
Pleasure Bound: Victorian Sex Rebels and the New Eroticism, By Deborah
At the outset, the American academic Deborah Lutz describes the impetus of this book in terms of the following question: "If we could be young sexual innovators and deviants out for action in Victorian London, how might that feel?" A snap response might be that, in terms of English usage, we couldn't possibly feel "out for action", a much more recent coinage. Pleasure Bound moves on to give us snapshots of 19th-century specimens of debauched and sexually outré behaviour – which means, in practice, all the usual suspects. The Pre-Raphaelites, Algernon Swinburne, Henry Spencer Ashbee, Richard Burton, Oscar Wilde are present and incorrect.
I've an Ivor at last – songwriter waits 32 years for award
Uncollected statuette, sold at jumble sale, finally reaches its intended recipient