Theo James Named UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Amidst Thrilling Entertainment Updates

The UN refugee agency named actor Theo James as a global goodwill ambassador. Ian McKellen recovers after a stage fall, Brad Pitt’s F1 movie gets a release date, and 'The Outsiders' win big at the Tony Awards. June Squibb stars in 'Thelma,' and 'Inside Out 2' debuts with $155 million at the box office.

Reuters | Updated: 18-06-2024 18:30 IST | Created: 18-06-2024 18:30 IST
Theo James Named UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Amidst Thrilling Entertainment Updates
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Actor Theo James named UNHCR global goodwill ambassador

The United Nations refugee agency named British actor Theo James as a global goodwill ambassador on Monday. James, who acted in television series "The Gentlemen" and "The White Lotus", has supported UNHCR since 2016, and has travelled to Greece, France and Jordan to meet asylum seekers and refugees, the agency said.

British actor Ian McKellen recovering after falling off London stage

British actor Ian McKellen, 85, fell off a London stage mid-performance and is now recovering after being taken to hospital, a theatre statement said on Tuesday. McKellen is starring as John Falstaff in "Player Kings", a production of William Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Parts One and Two", in the capital's West End theatre district.

Motor racing-Brad Pitt's F1 movie set for release in June 2025

Brad Pitt's as-yet unnamed Formula One movie will be released globally on June 25 next year, with a North American debut two days later, F1 and Apple Original Films announced on Tuesday. The film is being made with the cooperation of teams and drivers and directed by Joseph Kosinski, whose 'Top Gun: Maverick' grossed $1.49 billion worldwide, with Jerry Bruckheimer as producer.

'The Outsiders', 'Merrily We Roll Along' and 'Stereophonic' win big at Tony Awards

"The Outsiders," a musical based on S.E. Hinton's coming-of-age novel, snagged the coveted Tony Award for best musical Sunday, while a celebrated revival of a Stephen Sondheim classic and a tale of a 1970s rock band also won big. The ceremony took place for the first time at New York City's Lincoln Center with Tony-nominated and Oscar-winning actress Ariana DeBose hosting for the third year in a row. This year, DeBose is also producing and she choreographed the sultry song-and-dance number that opened the show.

A grandmother goes for high-action stunts in 'Thelma'

At 94 years old, actor June Squibb had to convince filmmakers that she could do a lot of her own stunts in the action-packed comedy film "Thelma," about a grandmother seeking revenge. "It was great fun, and I came into it having read the script and deciding, 'Well, I think I could do that,'" Squibb said.

'Inside Out 2' domestic box office debuts at $155 million

Animated Pixar movie "Inside Out 2" generated an estimated $155 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales over the weekend, the year's largest debut, according to estimates released on Sunday. The Friday through Sunday tally topped the $82.5 million brought in by previous box office leader "Dune: Part Two" in March.

Anouk Aimee, actress who starred in La Dolce Vita, dies aged 92

Anouk Aimee, the French actress whose cult movies included Federico Fellini's 'La Dolce Vita', Jacques Demy's 'Lola' and Claude Lelouch's 'A Man and a Woman', has died aged 92. "We bid farewell to a world-famous icon, to a great actress of French cinema who took on roles for some of the biggest names, such as Demy, Lelouch and Fellini," said French Culture Minister Rachida Dati on social media platform X on Tuesday.

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