Kenny Baker starred in the first six Star Wars films, from 1977 to 2005. Photograph: Rory Gilder/Rex Shutterstock

Kenny Baker, actor behind R2-D2, dies

The 3ft 8in actor, who starred in six Star Wars films as well as Time Bandits and Flash Gordon, was 81 The British actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars films has died at the age of 81 after a long illness. Kenny Baker, who was 3ft 8in tall, […]

Dustin Hoffman in the 1973 hit Papillon. Photograph: Moviestore collection/Alamy

Mr Robot’s Rami Malek to star in Papillon remake

Actor will reprise Dustin Hoffman role in Devil’s Island prison-escape drama, opposite Charlie Hunnam Mr Robot star Rami Malek is hacking into a remake of the 1973 Steve McQueen thriller Papillon, according to Deadline. Malek, currently starring in the second season of the Amazon Prime series about a renegade computer […]

Meet your new Golden Globes host: Jimmy Fallon. Photograph: NBC/Getty Images

Jimmy Fallon to host the 74th Golden Globes

The late-night talkshow host is taking over from Ricky Gervais, who hosted four times Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, is to host the 2017 Golden Globes ceremony on 8 January 2017. This marks the comedian’s first time hosting the show. He previously hosted the […]

Devil of a part: Linda Blair in the 1973 film The Exorcist Photograph: Allstar/Warner Bros

The Exorcist TV remake promises to turn heads

After the Fox show was unveiled at Comic-Con, a poster has been released showing the possessed girl with her head twisted 180 degrees A TV adaptation of The Exorcist moved closer as the producers released new artwork on Thursday. The new poster, first reported by Entertainment Weekly, features an allusion […]