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George Clooney to attend London premiere

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George Clooney will greet fans on Sunday afternoon as he attends the London premiere of his latest film Tomorrowland: A World Beyond.

One of Hollywood's biggest names, Clooney will be joined on the red carpet by British actor Hugh Laurie, who plays the villain in the Disney movie, and their young co-stars Britt Robertson and Raffey Cassidy.

The sci-fi adventure, directed by Brad Bird, was inspired by the futuristic land at the Disney theme parks and Walt Disney's optimistic vision of a utopian future.

Tomorrowland: A World Beyond is released in UK cinemas on 22nd May.

Islington actress Emily Watson awarded an OBE

Islington-born actress Emily Watson described receiving an OBE as "absolutely amazing".

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The twice-Oscar nominated actress said she was overwhelmed by the experience of being awarded the honour by the Prince of Wales during a Buckingham Palace investiture.

The ceremony was staged by chance as her latest film A Royal Night Out - about Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret's evening with the crowds on VE Day in 1945 - went on general release.

Speaking afterwards she said it was: "Absolutely amazing, thrilling - I feel a little bit overwhelmed, actually."


X-Factor star heads to the West End

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X Factor winner Matt Cardle has announced he's heading to London's West End, where he'll join the cast of Memphis: The Musical.

Cardle will be taking over from Killian Donnelly to play radio DJ "Huey Calhoun" from 6th July.

He joins a stellar cast that also boasts singer Beverley Knight in the role of Felicia Farrell.

He said: "From the first time I saw the show I felt I had a real connection with the character of Huey. It's no secret that I worked for many years before my breakthrough as a musician.

"I started my first band when I was 12 years old and spent at least 15 years recording albums and sending demos to record companies before finally having my voice heard."

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