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Stars attend Foreign Office Reception

Helena Bonham Carter Credit: PA

Stars from film, music and television have been attending a Government reception celebrating Britain's creative industries this evening.

Kings Speech and Harry Potter star Helena Bonham Carter, and veteran television entertainers Sir Brue Forsyth and Cilla Black were amoung those who joined Prime Minister David Cameron at the event.

Sire Bruce Forsyth Credit: PA

The Government is due to launch its strategy on the creative industries on Wednesday, with the aim of boosting a sector which Downing Street says is worth £70 billion a year to the British economy.

The Culture Department says it will consult on scrapping the need to apply for planning permission for location filming, in order to make it easier to film outside and construct sets.

Cilla Black Credit: PA

The drive to increase inward investment was boosted by Warner Bros' announcement it will build three new state-of-the-art sound stages at its studios at Leavesden, Hertfordshire, where production on a new Tarzan film has just begun.


One Direction's Harry Styles strolls around London park

One Direction star Harry Styles was spotted strolling around a park in London's East End over the weekend. According to the Hackney Gazette, the singer walked around Clissold Park and had his photo taken with fans. He also enjoyed a pint at The Prince pub on Kynaston Road.


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