The actor Tom Conti has been answering questions from ITV News Tyne Tees viewers during his visit to Newcastle. He was particularly amused by a question from Gwenda Armstrong, who asked simply how he copes with being a sex symbol.
The actor Tom Conti is appearing at Newcastle's Theatre Royal for the first time in 20 years.
This time, he plays a high-profile television journalist ("think of a Paxman or a Dimbleby", he says), who finds himself on trial for murder. The play, Rough Justice, is set in a courtroom. He said it "grips audiences from the first line".
Rough Justice is at Newcastle's Theatre Royal until 5th October. It moves to the Theatre Royal in Windsor from 7th - 12th Oct, Cheltenham's Everyman Theatre 14th - 18th Oct, and the New Theatre in Cardiff 22nd - 26th Oct.
Birds of a Feather was one of the most successful TV shows of the 1990's. Two sisters from Essex and the man-eating neighbour with the unforgettable outfits.
After a successful national theatre tour last year, the ladies are back! The stage version of the comedy programme is making a stop in Newcastle. The cast will be at the Theatre Royal from tonight until 1st June.
Michele Dotrice is famous for playing Betty in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. Now, she's at Newcastle's Theatre Royal playing Mrs Wilberforce in The Ladykillers. The actress spoke to Rachel Sweeney about the Newcastle leg of the national tour.
Four novice actresses from Tyneside have won parts in the 1955 classic "The Ladykillers" which is being performed at Newcastle's Theatre Royal this week. The play, which has been adapted from the famous film stars Michele Dotrice, who played Frank's wife Betty in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.