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Happy Valley stars lend support to 'Unhappy Valley'

Stars from the gritty drama "Happy Valley" are showing solidarity with the people of the flooded Calder Valley where the series is filmed.

Taking questions: Sarah Lancashire Credit: PA

Cast members including Sarah Lancashire and James Norton along with writer Sally Wainwright - who is herself from Sowerby Bridge - will be holding a question and answer session at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax tonight after a special screening of the first episode.

It's all to raise funds for flood relief in the area where the cast and crew have become a familiar sight. The Happy Valley set itself was wiped out in the deluge, luckily though the week after filming had finished. And the police station at Sowerby Bridge from where Sarah Lancashire' character Sgt Catherine Cawood polices the valley, was also was flooded.

Heartthrob James Norton, who plays Happy Valley baddie Tommy Lee Royce, is currently starring as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky in tv series "War and Peace"."

Also appearing: James Norton


Bradford MP: cancelling Bradford International Film Festival will have 'enormous ramifications'

A Bradford MP is to meet the director of the National Media Museum, after it cancelled the city's International Film Festival.

Judith Cummins, who represents Bradford South, says the economic and cultural ramifications of abandoning the film festival are enormous. She added that Bradford is a UNESCO City of Film. The meeting is being held tomorrow.

Bradford Media Museum said: "Film remains a very important part of our future plans, but our festival programme needed changes to make it sustainable and aligned with the Museum’s new focus. We will continue to do film festivals and events of international scope, such as an extended Widescreen Weekend (supported by the British Film Institute), which welcomes guest speakers and cinemagoers from around the world. We also welcome offers and opportunities to work with external organisations to host cinema events here."

Catherine Zeta Jones loves Whitby's fish and chips!

Hollywood star Catherine Zeta Jones has been speaking of her fondness for the Yorkshire coast - and especially Whitby's fish and chips - ahead of the local premiere of the film Dad's Army.

The actress who plays a glamorous journalist sent along to write a feature about the Home Guard, was interviewed along with Toby Jones who plays Captain Mainwaring. The film premieres in Bridlington tomorrow and goes on national release on Friday.

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