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George Mackay
Entertainment  /  Published 15.01.20

George Mackay on '1917' that’s up for 10 Oscars

It’s early summer 2019 and George MacKay is standing in a trench, staring into the eyes of Colin Firth. They’re making a First World War film on Salisbury Plain, which is standing in for the Weste...
By Kyle Buchanan/New York Times News Service in

Entertainment  /  Published 17.01.20

A carefully organised and sanitised war picture

On June 28, 1914, a young Serbian nationalist assassinated the presumptive heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, thus starting World War I. That, at any rate, is the familiar way that the origins for t...
By Manohla Dargis/ New York Times News Service in

Entertainment  /  Published 30.01.20

Sikh lesson for actor Laurence Fox

A well known English actor, Laurence Fox, has apologised for suggesting that Sam Mendes should not have included a Sikh soldier in his war epic 1917, which has been nominated for 10 Oscars, nine Bafta...
By Amit Roy in


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