Jill Halfpenny 'channelled grief' into The Drowning role after partner's death

Jill Halfpenny has opened up about how some of her own feelings of grief came up in her latest role in The Drowning. The actress' partner tragically died in 2017 after suffering a heart attack
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Steps star Ian ‘H’ Watkins on the hunt for knight in shining armour — even if he snores
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Stand Up & Deliver review – will Shaun Ryder tickle your funny bone?
Five comedians mentor five celebrities – from a Tory peer to the Happy Mondays singer – in the art of live comedy for charity. Even when the jokes don’t land, it’s a laughIt is difficult to resist the premise of Stand Up & Deliver (Channel 4), which aims to turn famous non-comedians into passable standups in just two weeks, via the mentorship and support of eminent comedians. Anyone who has spent a bit of time watching live comedy will know that even top-flight professionals find it tough from time to time, so watching amateurs attempt to make a room full of strangers laugh promises delicious schadenfreude. And it is all in aid of Stand Up to Cancer, so you can feel worthy about laughing at their struggles.The casting is magnificent: the Rev Richard Coles, the reality mainstay Curtis Pritchard, the former Corrie star Katie McGlynn, the Conservative peer Sayeeda Warsi and, best of all, the Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder. All have experience of performing for the public, but trying to get them to channel that into being deliberately funny is as hard as might be expected and then harder again. Their mentors – David Baddiel, Judi Love, Zoe Lyons, Nick Helm and Jason Manford, respectively – seem curious about the prospect of moulding a comedian. Then they find out what they have to work with. Continue reading...
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Gordon Ramsay snaps at bickering contestants on Bank Balance: ‘You two are stressing me out!’
Gordon took issue with Lindsey and Vicki on Thursday's show.
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Manchester United ease through Europa League despite Real Sociedad stalemate
Manchester United 0-0 Real Sociedad (agg: 4-0): Amad made home debut and Shola Shoretire became club’s youngest-ever European player
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Manchester United find a new leader in Europa League draw with Real Sociedad
Man United played out a goalless draw with Real Sociedad in the Europa League but the night was not devoid of positives.
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Interactive map shows how many coronavirus deaths there have been in your area
The Office for National Statistics' latest data reveals only 0.5% of local areas have recorded no Covid-related deaths.
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WHAT BOOK would author David Baddiel take to a desert island? 
Comedian David Baddiel is now reading The Last Trial by Scott Turow and listening to the audiobook of Sathnam Sanghera's Empireland. He would take Updike's four Rabbit books to a desert island.
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Author discovers her parent's tragic early life at London's Foundling Hospital
Dorothy Soames was abandoned at London's Foundling Hospital as a baby and had a childhood where physical punishment was common and was 'bereft of love and tenderness'.
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A royal shame! School close to Queen’s heart forced to shut despite ‘best efforts’
A HERTFORDSHIRE school with a close personal connection to the Queen has been forced to close for good as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
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TV auctioneer Philip Serrell reveals his cut-throat business in a memoir
Philip Serrell's new memoir reveals how he ended up in auctioneering and the bustle of the saleroom, which he describes as 'a theatre of drama with an ever-changing cast of actors'.
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The Queen says her coronavirus jab ‘didn’t hurt at all’
She encouraged those hesitant about vaccination to 'think about other people rather than themselves'.
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‘It didn’t hurt at all’: The Queen speaks about Covid vaccination
‘As far as I can make out it was quite harmless,’ the monarch told health leaders
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In an age when being gay was illegal, four literary men set up house in Dorset
Desmond Shawe-Taylor bought an old rectory in Dorset for £7,500 in 1945. Simon Fenwick's book called The Crichel Boys tells the story of how he lived there with two friends.
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Queen says her Covid jab 'didn't hurt at all'
In video call, monarch tells officials leading vaccine programme to ‘keep up the good work’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Queen has said her Covid-19 vaccination “didn’t hurt at all” in a video call with health officials leading vaccine deployment across the UK.“It was very quick, and I’ve had lots of letters from people who have been very surprised at how easy it was to get the vaccine . And the jab – it didn’t hurt at all,” she said. Continue reading...
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CLASSIC CRIME
It is a good rule never to judge a work of art by the character of the artist. Patricia Highsmith is a case in point.
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When you've had a terrible day - the sun's the wrong shape, the spaghetti's too long and even pyjamas are irritating - the only thing left to do is to howl at the moon.
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I raced through this gripping read about sisters, guilt, grief and revenge. Twins Saskia and Jenny look the same but that's where the similarities end.
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Colin Mackenzie's new memoir tells the story of his journalism career
Journalist Colin Mackenzie found Ronnie Biggs, the escaped Great Train Robber, in 1974 and got his story. Pressing My Luck by Colin Mackenzie tells the story of his journalism career.
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Manchester United vs Real Sociedad: Five things we learned as Red Devils secure last-16 spot with ease
Man United 0-0 Real Sociedad: The hefty first-leg lead proved more than enough for United
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Coronation Street spoilers: Yasmeen Nazir discovers major shock to Elaine Jones after Geoff drama
It could change things dramatically for Yasmeen.
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EastEnders spoilers: Jack Branning shops Chelsea Fox to the police and has her jailed?
Jack makes a big decision, and it's one with huge ramifications.
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Coronation Street star Sherrie Hewson ‘laughed at’ by boss who sacked her on his first day
The producer had dubbed himself the 'axe man'
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Republican Ralph Norman’s effort to hold 30-second silence for Rush Limbaugh turned down
‘The chair cannot entertain the gentleman’s request’
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Who can Manchester United, Arsenal and Spurs face in the Europa League last 16?
Three Premier League clubs progressed to the next round but Leicester were knocked out.
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Slavia Prague's Abdullah Sima seals Leicester's Europa League exit
Leicester slumped out of the Europa League with a whimper, falling to a deserved home defeat by the Czech champions. Brendan Rodgers never made it past the first knockout round of this tournament with Liverpool and Celtic and his Leicester side only briefly looked capable of improving on that record before succumbing to excellent second-half goals by Lukas Provod and Abdallah Sima.The challenge for Leicester now is to make sure that this disappointment, and a worrying casualty list, does not lead to a repeat of the late-season dwindling that they suffered last year. Continue reading...
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Leicester crash out of Europe as Foxes pay price for key absences and omissions
LEICESTER 0-2 SLAVIA PRAGUE (AGG 0-2): Without the injured James Maddison and with Harvey Barnes only on the bench, the Foxes fell to defeat and saw their European campaign ended
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Manchester United 0-0 Real Sociedad highlights and reaction
Man Utd moved into the last 16 of the Europa League courtesy of a 4-0 aggregate win over Real Sociedad.
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Manchester United vs Real Sociedad: Player ratings as hosts cruise into Europa League last-16
Man United 0-0 Real Sociedad (4-0 agg): A missed penalty, the woodwork struck at both ends and a goal ruled out
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John Geddert: ex-USA Gymnastics coach charged with 24 crimes takes own life
Geddert, 64, takes own life after being charged with 24 crimesFormer US women’s gymnastics coach was tied to Larry Nassar A former US Olympic gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sport doctor Larry Nassar took his own life on Thursday after being charged with two dozen crimes, including forms of human trafficking, the state attorney general said. Related: Former USA Gymnastics coach charged with human trafficking, sexual assault Continue reading...
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Curtis Pritchard branded 'painfully cringey' after embarrassing willy joke
Channel 4's new show Stand Up & Deliver sees a bunch of celebrities attempt to become stand-up comics within two weeks - with very mixed results
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Man arrested after fight victim suffers head injury in west London
A young man is in hospital tonight with a slash wound to the head after a fight in west London.
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Hasbro is releasing a gender-neutral version of Mr Potato Head
Toy company also assures fans ‘Mr Potato Head isn’t going anywhere’
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Man Utd survive early scare v Real Sociedad with Fernandes over-reliance clear
Manchester United 0-0 Real Sociedad (AGG 4-0): Five talking points as Red Devils easily complete the job at Old Trafford to march on in Europe
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Uefa Europa League round of 16 draw: UK start time, fixture dates, teams for Arsenal, Spurs, Man Utd, Rangers
The Uefa Europa League knockout stages are in full swing, with the round of 32 concluding this evening.
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Manchester United player ratings: Eric Bailly and Bruno Fernandes good
Man United are through to the round-of-16 in the Europa League after overcoming Real Sociedad over two legs and here are how the players rated at Old Trafford.
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Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's daughter's rare selfie after saying dad saved her
Isabella Kidman Cruise, the daughter of actors Tom and Nicole, rarely shares snaps of herself on social media as she prefers to live out of the spotlight
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Martin Lewis shares nifty loophole to get ‘free’ Sainsburys shopping
Fancy getting your hands on £184 for free at Sainsburys?
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Ohio is first state to sue Census Bureau over delay in data
Ohio is the first state to challenge the U.S. Census Bureau’s decision to push back the release of 2020 census figures so more time can be spent on fixing any inaccuracies in the data
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Martin Rowson on the feud between Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon – cartoon
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Rishi Sunak urged to NOT increase taxes to pay for Covid cost - 'Get the economy flying!'
RISHI Sunak should shelve any plans he may have to levy new taxes on the British people, because in doing so he risks jeopardising the country's recovery, according to an Express.co.uk poll.
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Ironically enough, Mitt Romney might save the GOP from itself
Republicans shouting about transforming the party into a place for the working class are doing little to support that notion. Yet Romney is quietly doing the work
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Mikel Arteta singles out Arsenal star Willian who ‘changed the game’ in Benfica fightback
'I think he changed the game.'
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Ex-Olympics gymnastics coach 'kills himself' hours after sex assault charge
2012 US Olympics Gymnastics women's team coach John Geddert, 63, is reported to have killed himself hours after being charged by a court in Michigan, US
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Rishi Sunak's mega-rich wife claims up to £100K taxpayer cash in furlough scheme
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's wife Akshata Murty is one of the wealthiest women in Britain but still claimed the money to pay furloughed staff in the pandemic
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Coronation Street star brands Twitter user ‘perverse’ for sexualising her 15-year-old character
He had told her she was more attractive when she joined.
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Nick Jonas: 5 things to know about this week’s SNL host
Musician is performing double duty as host and musical guest on this week’s episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’
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Barry Humphries on lockdown, Trump, and the politics of Dame Edna
87-year-old entertainer Barry Humphries talks to Jon Snow at the Hampstead Theatre Club
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