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Mirren 'delighted' with Best Actress BAFTA nomination

Dame Helen Mirren said she was "delighted" to have been nominated for Best Actress for her performance as Alma Reville in Hitchcock.

This was a wonderful role, Alma Reville was more than Hitchcock's wife, in many ways she was his muse, his assistant, his editor and more, and I am proud to have had the opportunity to portray her.

There were many people involved in the making of the film, all of whom played a part in this nomination.

I would particularly like to thank my co-star Anthony Hopkins and our director Sacha Gervasi who helped me to shape Alma on to the screen.

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Adele gets US award

Adele gets US award Credit: PA

Singer Adele has been given a US award after her hit Rolling In The Deep was one of the most frequently played songs on the radio.

The track notched up 1.35 million performances in one six month period last year and to date has been broadcast more than two million times.

It was the most played song in the US in 2011 among artists registered with royalties body Broadcast Music Inc (BMI).

Rolling In The Deep's two million plays since its release early last year are the equivalent of the song being performed back-to-back for more than 12 years.

Adele's bond theme tops iTunes chart

Adele.
Adele is hotly tipped to take the "Skyfall" theme to Number One. Credit: Danny Moloshok, Reuters.

Adele's theme for the new Bond film "Skyfall" has shot to the top of the iTunes chart within hours of its release.

The track has displaced Rihanna's "Diamonds" from the top spot, after being released at 0:07 this morning.

The Tottenham-born singer is hotly tipped to become the first artist to get an official Number One with a bond film theme.

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