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BBC License Fee to be Frozen for Two Years

The annual BBC license fee of £159 is to be frozen for two years, U.K. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries is expected to reveal this week. While there has been no official...

‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Shang-Chi,’ Drive 66% Revenue Growth for Regal Cinemas Owner Cineworld, Appeal Over Cineplex Court Decision Confirmed

Regal Cinemas owner Cineworld Group has revealed a 66% overall average growth in revenues in the second half of 2021, compared to 2019. The recovery has been driven by a slate of...

Siddharth Roy Kapur and Nagraj Manjule Team for Illegal Betting Series ‘Matka King’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Prolific Indian producer Siddharth Roy Kapur’s Roy Kapur Films is teaming with acclaimed filmmaker Nagraj Manjule for a series set in the world of illegal betting. Provisionally titled “Matka King” and spanning...

‘The Crown’: Pakistani Star Humayun Saeed Cast as Princess Diana’s Companion Dr. Hasnat Khan in Hit Netflix Series (EXCLUSIVE)

Prominent Pakistani star Humayun Saeed has been cast as Dr. Hasnat Khan in Season 5 of hit Netflix series “The Crown,” Variety has confirmed. Dr. Khan is a British-Pakistani heart surgeon who...

James Bond Ruled as U.K. Box Office Soared 85% in 2021 to $811 Million, But Remained Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

Total box office revenues in the U.K. and Ireland in 2021 rose 85% to £596.9 million ($811.1 million) from 2020’s total of £323.2 million ($439.3 million), according to the annual box office...

Anushka Sharma Sets ‘Chakda Xpress’ Film on Women’s Cricket Icon Jhulan Goswami at Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)

Top Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma is returning after a maternity hiatus with the lead role in “Chakda Xpress,” a Netflix film inspired by the life of one of women cricket’s all-time greatest...

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Continues Swinging Atop U.K. Box Office, ‘The King’s Man’ Makes Strong Debut

Sony’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home” continued its reign at the top of the U.K. and Ireland box office for the third weekend in a row with £6.05 million ($8.2 million). The film...

Release of Indian Blockbuster ‘RRR’ Postponed as Omicron Surges Across India

The Jan. 7 theatrical release of S.S. Rajamouli’s much anticipated blockbuster “RRR” has been indefinitely postponed as the omicron variant of coronavirus surges across India. “Keeping the best interests of all the...

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