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The wonder of Woody: Harrelson coming to Liverpool

Woody Harrelson will address students in Liverpool Credit: PA

Hollywood superstar Woody Harrelson is coming to the region to give vital tips to budding actors.

Harrelson has been invited to speak to students at LIPA - the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

He first came to fame as Woody Boyd in the American cult sitcom Cheers set in a bar in Boston.

Since then he's starred in dozens of Hollywood movies in a career stretching back more than 30 years.

Harrelson played at Old Trafford in Socceraid 2010 Credit: PA
Woody with Wesley Snipes in White Men Can't Jump (1992)

Here's my (subjective!!) list of Woody's top five moments on screen.

  • 2 - CHEERS
  • 3 - RAMPART
Harrelson in True Detective with Matthew McConaughey Credit: Jim Bridges

Alan Turing film nominated for eight Oscars

A film based on the work of the genius mathematician Alan Turing, who developed some of the world's first computers when he worked at Manchester University, has been nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture.

Alan Turing is played by Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game Credit: Manchester University/PA

The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, and follows his work cracking the Enigma code during the Second World War.

The film is nominated for Best Picture and Best Director among others, while starts Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley are nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress.



Why Benidorm is home from home for North West ex-pats

Fans of ITV's hit comedy Benidorm will have noticed that series seven got underway on Friday night.

And while millions tune in to watch on telly, there's tens of thousands of people from our region who are drawn to the resort every year.

We sent our reporter Vicky Grimes to the Costa Blanca to meet some of those from the North West who go to Benidorm to work, rest and play:

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