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Coronation Street's Maureen Lipman walked off Celebrity Gogglebox

Coronation Street star Dame Maureen Lipman has returned once again for the new series of Celebrity Gogglebox. But it seems like the TV and theatre legend wasn't happy with some of the shows the participants are asked to watch in the name of entertainment. Maureen admitted she walked out of...
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Maureen Lipman: 'In drama, we're taught to view both sides with empathy'

Actors are always being asked to speak. Sometimes there is a well-honed script, often there is not. But we are well-practised in the art of words and the power of their meaning. We know when to project and when to stay silent. We understand better than most that the pen is mightier than the sword. We live it.

Dame Maureen Lipman quits actors' union Equity in row over Israel sanctions

Dame Maureen Lipman has quit actors' union Equity after its president urged people to sign a petition calling for sanctions against Israel, as Jewish actors raise concerns about anti-Semitism in the performing arts. Equity’s leadership last week branded Israeli government actions against Gaza “particularly horrifying”, and urged members to join...