hello. this is bbc news. programme, ﬁyff ”e“ “ﬂ! ‘ﬂli‘rﬁ q, 25515] renationalisation programme, with effect on the pound, on markets, on more now on the government the cost of borrowing, we cannot confirming a freeze on benefits will end in april — a move criticised by labour calculate that just yet. it as a cynically—timed announcement. the cost of borrowing, we cannot calculate thatjust yet. it is unlike any we have seen, and the universal credit and other welfare payments will rise 1.7% in line with inflation and the state pension will increase by 3.9%. the secretary of state for work a bbc news investigation and pensions, therese coffey, has been giving us more details. has found children in care under the age of 16 every year, the secretary of state living in unregulated caravans, narrowboats and holiday homes. has to make a decision about whether many placements don't have or not to increase the benefits or to register if they're mobile such as boats or if they say by how much, and of the last four they are providing holidays or support, and not care. yea rs by how much, and of the last four years the law has said we could not ofsted says it's investigated over a hundred others that should be registered increase benefits, so i have one has been prosecuted. undertaken a fair amount of analysis andi but the bbc understands not a single undertaken a fair amount of analysis and i have to make that decision by one has been prosecuted. the end of november and i thought it information requests sent by the bbc was better to announce that before to councils in england and wales now show that unregistered placements parliament rose to make sure that people can be sure next year, 10 have tripled in the last two years. the department for education says councils have a legal duty to make million people of working age, they
sure accommodation for these children is suitable. i couldn't believe that such a place will see benefits no longer frozen actually existed, i found i couldn't believe that such a place actually existed, ifound it and inflation put in place instead. i couldn't believe that such a place actually existed, i found it very restrictive, it was enclosed with a but didn't philip hammond tell us this would happen? it is not for fence around it. the sleeping arrangements are very tough. white philip hammond to have made that decision. it is actually down to me yasim run children's homes, he was entirely, and that is why i look asked to assess a narrow boat by a local counsel who had placed a carefully at the strength of the 14—year—old they are, the company economy, recognising the different factors we need to take into running it were unregulated. they account, and i thought it was a we re running it were unregulated. they were placed over 200 miles from sensible decision to get off the theirfamily. iam were placed over 200 miles from benefits freeze for now and we will their family. i am absolutely disgusted at how this has been have to keep making that decision allowed to happen. this is the boat, again. so, although you are saying ofsted says it is legal for an it is coming to an end the next unregulated home to accommodate financial year, that is no children if they offer support and commitment long term. we have to not care, like short holiday breaks make an annual judgment, ora not care, like short holiday breaks or a mobile, like not care, like short holiday breaks commitment long term. we have to make an annualjudgment, that is the ora mobile, like the not care, like short holiday breaks or a mobile, like the narrow boat. role of the secretary of state, but the company says the narrow boat the good news is that what has been offers comfort normally found in a happening is the economy has been bedroom and provides short, outward bound courses supporting the child, getting stronger and stronger and for the first time we have seen who was free to leave if supervised. significant increase in average earnings, and that is why pensioners but elsewhere, we have learnt of will see a 3.9% increase next april, loopholes being exploited, here in
sharing and that growth in wages and blackpool, care children will spend up blackpool, care children will spend up to four weeks in one caravan, the general strength of the economy. before being moved to another in the same park. in a different case, the foundation observed that pensions will rise at more than double the rate compare to working dorset council placed a 15—year—old girl in eight unregulated homes, run age benefits, even though there are bya number of more children than pensioners living girl in eight unregulated homes, run by a number of companies, including at this holiday home. she picked it in poverty, is that a fair all our pension is more likely to vote than up, she began waving it around, she younger people? after being ignored did not want to be here. two carers for a number of years, when the began explaining why she was here, to be assessed and all that. i said, conservatives got into power with the coalition, we made a joint you can't be here, this is not for decision to introduce the triple that. dorset council said the girl lock, so pensions would go up by the was moved so much because there is minimum of what was either 2.5% not enough register placements to support children with very complex inflation or average earnings. and needs. described it as a prison, she it so happens that it is 3.9%, and did. one of the saddest words to us that's because we have seen a good strong growth in the economy where was, "wouldn't it be nice to wake up we are getting into the stage where with the same faces". instead of people are getting average earning increases on every month. so this is getting different carers every other day. these children, many of them, another automatic thing, it's not really a choice you have made in will go to bed in an unsuitable this case, it is something that had place tonight. the head of ofsted to go up? that is correct. but the
said ourfindings are deeply disturbing. it is a national scandal, how can they be happy, with 3.9% increase in average earnings is partly due to how we have stuart at children in tents, on boats. even the economy after a difficult time. when ofsted believes providers have broken the rules, we have learned what it will not be consolation for as those people who have lived there has not been any prosecutions. this is extremely urgent, what could through this benefits freeze, they be more urgent than the lives of have been recipients of benefits over the last three years and this children. not one secretion for one of these providers. as far as we financial year that ends at the end have heard, as far as i'm aware, of march 2020, and they will not be there has not. that is of deep able to recoup the money they have concern. there has not. that is of deep lost, so in a sense they have seen concern. that is why we investigate their income is lowered, and that over 150 unregistered children's homes. for some children in inevitably has a long—term effect on inappropriate placements tonight, this is an urgent problem. theirfamilies. inevitably has a long—term effect on their families. our increase to prosperity is trying to help people eleven british people are reported get to work so through universal to have been injured credit you will be better off in in a bus crash in northern france. work than not in work unless you the vehicle was travelling from paris to london, when police say it toppled over cannot work, then we will protect taking a motorway exit. in all, 33 people were injured, you. it is important that this is four of them seriously. our route out of poverty, notjust the people of south africa continue to celebrate putting a lot more money into yesterday's rugby world cup final victory. benefits, without that reciprocal the springboks, once an all—white team arrangement that people to work and symbol of the country's
deep racial divisions, is now a truly multi—racial team, their way out of poverty, and we do whatever we can to help people with and is captained for the first time more skills, with the growing by a black player, siya kolise. economy, and that is why there are millions more people in work than our africa correspondent ever before. andrew harding reports from kolise's home, the township of zwide, in port elizabeth. a mass has been taking place in a catholic vietnamese church in london to remember the 39 people pulled elizabeth, heartland of black who were found dead in a refrigerated lorry by pulled elizabeth, heartland of black rugby in south africa. after in essex ten days ago. police have not confirmed yesterday's celebrations, they are either clearing up the mess... all, the individual identities of the victims but believe still hard at it. —— port elizabeth. they were all from vietnam. our correspondent, chi chi izundu, was at the service and sent this update. still drinking? still celebrating? well, it has been an understandably obviously, in the morning! one block away, in the street where siya emotional service for the vietnamese community here in britain that have kolisi i grew up, his old neighbours congregated in the church just behind me. have composed a song for the first black rugby captain the country has ever had. it is inspiring these it started with a projection of the container containing those 39 bodies from that industrial park in grays being removed dirty states, —— street, inspiring followed by a minute's silence. the country, inspiring the the mass is being led by bishop nicholas hudson who said continent. siya kolisi's younger that he wanted to offer prayers to some members of the congregation brother agreed to show us inside the who could possibly be relatives
humble family home and the floor on of the dead and the victims. which they used to sleep. humble family home and the floor on which they used to sleeplj humble family home and the floor on which they used to sleep. i would sleep here when i got home from he also offered prayers school. so it was a poor family. for the emergency services that had yes, poor, very poor. it is still a to deal with that incident, but he interestingly also offered prayers for the traffickers tough life for many black south africans here, half of young people and said that he hoped, as a result of this tragedy, are unemployed. and at siya kolisi's old rugby club, children dreaming of would have a change of heart. following in his footsteps still turn up hungry. it is still a challenge when it comes to quality. dozens of flights to the indian for black players, of course. capital, delhi, have been diverted because of poor visibility caused by toxic smog. struggling with facilities... and a schools are closed and a public health emergency is in place in a city that's home lack of nutrition. it is tempting to to 20 million people. exaggerate the impact of sport on pratiksha ghildial any society, but south africa is a has sent this report. young democracy, still finding its feet, and badly in need of the sort for a fifth day now, people in delhi are breathing the season's of inspiration that nelson mandela worst and most toxic air. once provided. so, this vectoring really does matter here. pollution returns to delhi every winter, but many are saying this is the worst they have ever seen. in many parts of the city, now, with all the sport, the pollution levels were more
here's olly foster, at the bbc sport centre. than 20 times their safe limit. leicester city fans could be starting to dream again, the 2016 champions are up to third in the premier league after a 2—0 victory at crystal palace, the goals came in these people have gathered outside the prime minister's the second half at selhurst park, house to demand a basic jamie vardy, who scored a hat—trick right, clean air. they believe there isn't enough in the nine you'll win. it's now up political will to find a solution to the crisis. you can obviously see how terrible to ten goals for the season. it is and it's actually scary you can't see things in front of you. patients are coming with more lung respiratory diseases like more affected with asthma. one of the main reasons for the pollution every year is the burning of the crop stubble by farmers in delhi's neighbouring states. england's cricketers have lost the they say they don't have any other latest t20 on their tour of new way to dispose of the crop residue. zealand, going down by 21 runs, in german chancellor angela merkel, the five match series, it is now all who was in the capital for a visit, chose not to wear amask. square. they call the ground in wellington the cake tin, and here the visiting bangladeshi cricket was an england team bringing with team continued practising, them their own raw ingredients. on despite the severe air quality. the worst sufferers are people who work on the streets
his england debut, unproven, taking a little time to warm up. pat brown like traffic policeman, began his england career on friday. tuk—tuk drivers and the homeless. it was the fielding that was letting england down, this was one of five the government says it is doing catches drop. it was lewis gregory's what it can and has banned construction activities, is limiting the number of cars on the road and has asked for schools to remain shut first ball in international cricket. for a few days. but a long—term solution does not seem to be in sight and latest by first ball in international cricket. by the time new zealand were done, studies show that lung cancer and premature deaths they had 176 on the board, now, how are rising in the city. would english batsmen respond? when jonny bairstow fell with the very at least four people have been injured in a knife attack in hong kong after another day first ball, and james vincent followed him, just moments later, it of clashes between pro—democracy protesters and riot police. was a little hard to see the local media say that the assailant positives. chris jordan had been arguing over politics was a little hard to see the positives. chrisjordan to push things along, but it was not enough. before taking out a knife. he was then turned on and subdued by an angry crowd. england were sloppy in getting their riot police had stormed the shopping just deserts. great britain's women centre in tai koo district earlier after some protesters forming a human chain inside and began will defend their olympic title in vandalising restaurants. tokyo next year after coming through the two legged qualification tie against cello, the british men have also qualified after beating
malaysia. —— chile. a 2—1victory i spoke to our correspondent, richard lister, about these developments in hong kong. today secured their place at the games with some ease. when you come after the euros, we were this is the 22nd weekend disappointed not to come away with a of protests, so this has been a long—running medal and we knew we had to put in a drama plaguing hong kong. tough few weeks. we did not have a there are rallies actually staged outside multiple shopping break, we were working hard on centres around hong kong. fitness, we could put in solid as you say, there are some training and now you can see the results. we are through to the protesters in this one particular incident, olympics. rory mcllroy won the world formed a human chain, eyewitnesses said that restaurants were vandalised before golf event in shanghai after a riot police intervened. play—off, the northern irishman beat and subdued some of the protesters the defending champion after the with pepper spray. this incident that seems to have pair were tied at 19 under par. caused these injuries seems to have been sparked when someone went up world number two won at the first to argue with the pro—democracy protesters. extra hole. unsurprisingly, south africa dominated the world rugby awards, flanker pieter—steph du toit at some stage, he pulled a knife, it said. was player of the year, rassie there was a fight, a pro—democracy erasmus was coach of the year, but councillor saw what was happening, england's emily skerritt winning the he intervened and, in the course of the scuffle that followed, he seemed to have got part firewall. she helped the roses to of his ear bitten off. other protesters then turned on the original attacker and seems to have beaten him very badly.
much of this was captured pretty the grand slam. —— winning the much live by cameras women's award. all of the build—up that were following some of these protesters around. to the women's grand prix later, as you say, police say there have lewis hamilton should win his sixth been a number of arrests and as we also know there have been formula 1 world title. at least four people quite badly i will be back with the late news at hurt but it gives you a sense ten. now, on bbc one, time for the 00:09:17,082 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 news where you are, goodbye for now. of the intensity of these protests that today's were not even as sustained and violent as those that took place yesterday when police were using tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets against protesters who were using molotov cocktails and setting fire to subway stations. what are the long—term prospects for bringing some kind of end to these protests? as you say, we have been going on for 22 weeks now and we saw with the gilet jaune protests in paris that they eventually subsided when there was some movement by the french government. the chinese authorities certainly don't seem to be moving at all in the protesters' direction in hong kong. they did move in the protesters' direction in september which, if we cast our minds back tojune, that was the original source of these demonstrations.
this extradition? the extradition proposal whereby it was proposed to make it easier for mainland china to extradite some criminal suspects from hong kong. protesters went out in their millions back injune and in september it seems that beijing blinked and they withdrew that bill, but these demonstrations have developed a momentum of their own. now there are a number of other demands that the protesters have they want an amnesty for those arrested, they want an enquiry into the police brutality and crucially, they are calling for universal suffrage. the chinese leaders have signalled that they are preparing to change in the way they deal with these demonstrations but we don't know how. airbnb, which allows people to rent property online, says it's banning bookings for so—called party houses. it follows the death of five people in a shooting in san francisco on halloween night. here's our north america correspondent, chris buckler. parties have been a big issue for the company for a very long time, but what has led them
to act was a party thrown at a home in orinda, which is an affluent suburb in san francisco last week. now, a woman rented that house, claiming she wanted to find a place to allow her asthmatic family to escape from the smoke from the california wildfires. in fact, she threw a halloween party in which 100 people turned up and it descended into violence. in which there were shootings and five people died — in their 20s and late teens. now, airbnb has said that's completely unacceptable and they say they are going to put in place new policies that will ban party houses. now, that might prove difficult to do, but brian chesky, who is the co—founder and chief executive officer of airbnb, has set out a number of things that they are going to do. he says they're going to create a dedicated party house rapid response team and that they're going to screen high risk reservations among other things. he's pretty blunt in this post on twitter. he says "we must do
better and we will". as wildfires have raged across parts of eastern australia, there have been concerns over the fate of hundreds of koalas. many are believed to have died but there have been some survivors. tim allman has the story. his name, for reasons unexplained, is corduroy paul, and he's been very, very lucky indeed. he was found curled up in a ball, dehydrated and clinging to life. along with another koala called anwin, corduroy paul survived the fires that have ravaged his habitat. thousands of hectares of land destroyed, trees and foliage turned to ash. koalas are especially vulnerable, often defenceless in the face of the flames. it's just gone straight through and very little would actually survive in there unscathed. wallabies, kangaroos, deer can get out because they can run,
but koalas just really can't. in the last few days, sydney has been shrouded in smoke. the strong winds have fanned dozens of bushfires. they are an annual occurrence, but they have come unusually early this year. there are no reports so far of any injuries to people at least, but the scale of what's happening is frightening, nonetheless. very scary. we've been clearing out as much as we can of leaf litter and stuff like that, but what else can you do? this whole area is home to a very rare, genetically diverse koala population. as these fires recede, they will look to see how many remain. corduroy paul may have survived but, for others, it could well be a different story. tim allman, bbc news. a 300—year—old violin, valued at £250,000, which was accidentally left on a train in london last week, has been safely returned to its owner. the instrument was handed over in a supermarket
car park to its owner, stephen morris, after secret negotiations. the man who'd taken the violin said he'd made a mistake and apologised. earlier, my colleague, ben brown, spoke to the musician stephen morris. he told him more about the 300—year—old violin. it was made in 1709, the same year that samueljohnson was born. it was made in rome by tecchler. sorry... don't drop it! i'm struggling for words because i'm still getting over the shock of getting it back. it's 300 years old and worth about £250,000. tell us the story — you lost it on a train? i had a very busy week, i was tired, finished very late at night at abbey road studios and, when i got off at my local station, i got off and left the violin where i had put it.
and i didn't realise until the following morning that it was missing, which was a terrible shock. that is a heart attack moment, isn't it? it certainly is! how did you go about trying to find it? first, i had to make sure i had a violin to play on tour, i was on tour with bocelli, and my wife lent me a violin. the btp took control of the search. the british transport police? that's right. their amazing team ran the search. and then you found it, and the person who had taken it gave it back. tell us a bit about how that happened. i got a message on my newly created twitter account to say that somebody knew somebody who had the violin and, a few phone calls later, we'd managed to negotiate a location to return the violin. you must have been gobsmacked,
thrilled, delighted. all those things. a lot of prayers answered. let's hear a bit of that beautiful violin, because you are playing a little bit earlier, and it makes the most amazing sound. thank you. plays amazing grace. that is sumptuous! is it fair to say that you will be a lot more careful with that wonderful violin? that's a fair comment!
maybe just chain it to your wrist when you are next going on a train. i think a tracker is probably in order. but you are grateful to everyone who helped. hugely grateful. mike pannett, the author, who was the engine room of the search, what a hero. couldn't have done it without him. stephen morris with his £250,000 300—year—old violin. from a very valuable violin to a very valuable pair of trousers once worn by the singer olivia newton—john, whose best—known role was, of course, sandy in the film grease. the skinny black trousers she wore in the film have been bought at a charity auction forjust over £314,000. she's previously said they were so tight, she had to be sewn into them for each day of filming. the identity of their buyer remains a secret, but the auction raised rounghly £1.9 million in total for olivia's cancer
treatment centre. now it's time for a look at the weather with sarah keith—lucas. after the strong winds we had yesterday and the heavy rain, today isa yesterday and the heavy rain, today is a quieter day. one or two blustery showers around but over the next few days things will stay quite u nsettled. next few days things will stay quite unsettled. you will notice a dip in temperature. entered this evening, heavy showers for south—west england and wales will work their way northwards and eastwards. more persistent rain to come to east scotla nd persistent rain to come to east scotland have a night where we will see flooding issues over the next day or so. heavy and persistent rain likely her. it will not be a cold night. low pressure still with us as we head onto the day on monday with several weather fronts rotating around that low pressure. this one will be the troublemaker across scotla nd will be the troublemaker across scotland bringing that heavy rain so grateful totals are mounting up, if
you flooding issues. sunshine for northern ireland and england and wales, a scattering of showers could be heavy. temperatures 10—13 degrees. goodbye for now. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines. the brexit party leader, nigel farage, says he is not going to stand as a candidate in the general election. do i fight a seat, try to get myself into parliament, or do i serve the cause better traversing the length and breadth of the united kingdom supporting 600 candidates? and i've decided the latter course is the right one. the government confirms the benefits freeze introduced by the conservatives three years ago will end next april. income tax will rise for the top 5% of earners and there'll be increases to corporation tax under a labour government, according to shadow chancellorjohn mcdonnell. 33 people have been injured in a coach crash in france — 11 of them are british.
sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's richard askam. good evening. leicester city have moved up to third in the premier league table after they beat crystal palace 2—0 at selhurst park. brendan rodgers picked the same side that beat southampton 9—0 in their last league game. it was goalless at half—time, but the foxes took the lead from a corner inside the hour mark. caglar soyuncu with a header, and jamie vardy, his tenth goal of the season, the goal—scorers. everton and spurs are playing in the later kick—off. and at half—time at goodison park it's 0—0. rangers are through to the final of the scottish league cup after they beat hearts at hampden park. filip helander scored the first goal of the game just before half—time. alfredo morelos added a second early in the second half, before sealing the victory
with his second of the game to make it 3—0. rangers will face their glasgow rivals celtic in next month's final. england's cricketers have lost the second t20 on tour in new zealand. the black caps won by 21 runs in wellington — it's now 1—1 in the five match series. michael redford reports. under bright sunshine in wellington, a moment to remember for bowler mahmoud. an england debut and he will remember his first over. new zealand started brightly. pat brown had impressed on his england debut, but not today. hit for 17, not helped by some poorfielding. there were five dropped catches in total, three by vince. new zealand making 176 from their 20 overs. from poor fielding to poor batting.
bairstow gone, vince followed. captain eoin morgan went on the attack... rashid failed to get into double figures. england all out for 155 and the five match series is level at 1—1. lewis hamilton is likely to be celebrating his sixth formula 1 world title this evening. the british driver will start from fifth on the grid for the us grand prix in texas and only needs to finish in the top eight. his mercedes team mate valteri bottas is on pole. a sixth title would leave hamilton just one short of michael schumacher‘s record — the german's last title came when he was 35. hamilton, who's 3a, will move clear of argentina'sjuan manuel fangio. they're currently tied on five. great britain's women have won the right to defend their olympic hockey title
in tokyo next year. they came through their two—legged qualification tie against chile 5—1. both legs were at lee valley in london. they led 3—0 after yesterday's, so had a comfortable cushion coming into today's match which they won 2—1. rory mcllroy won the world golf championship event in shanghai after a play—off. the northern irishman beat the defending champion xander schauffele after the pair were tied at 19 under par. mcilroy won at the first extra hole for his fourth title of the year. south africa's 1995 world cup winning captain francois pienaar believes the springboks victory injapan yesterday is more significant than his historic triumph, when he lifted the trophy on home soil alongside nelson mandela. they also won the title in 2007 but pienaar believes this world title tops them both. in many terms it is better than 1995. the first ever black
captain of ourteam, his story coming from a township and what he has done. his dad flying for the first time in his life to watch his son play, that is hollywood stuff. that's all the sport for now. now it's time for talking movies. hello and welcome to talking movies: countdown to the oscars, our early take on the race to the academy awards 2020. the oscars are still weeks away, but already we have some idea of the likely contenders. we will be looking at the front runners in the major categories, as well as hearing from some big—name stars vying for hollywood's top prize. but first, our sitdown interview with the talented felicityjones, who is about to light up cinema
screens around the world for her performance in the period adventure the aeronauts, set in the 19th century, in which she plays the pilot of a hot—air balloon. jones is an oscars contender, but by no means is she at the front of the pack. what's that? dinner. perhaps you could turn it into something else. the 36—year—old jones began acting as a child. she made her first screen appearance in the british family tv movie the treasure seekers in 1996. since then, she has made some 20 films, in which she has tackled very different roles. she played jyn erso, a key member of the alliance to restore the republic in rogue one: a star wars story. she appeared in the romantic comedy chalet girl. i would not wish any companion in the world but you. and then there has been shakespeare, in the role of miranda in the screen adaptation of the tempest. she also took on the supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg in the biographical film on the basis of sex. two films have been
pivotal in her career. what have you been doing? waiting for you. one was the 2011 largely unscripted drama like crazy, where she played a british girl in los angeles who falls for an american boy, played by anton yelchin. why did you just shout at me? i am sorry i shouted at you. don't raise your voice at me. people are going to come round if you keep shouting. it's really important if people come round. who is going to come around? simon? like crazy brought her critical acclaim and prizes, and put her on the map, especially in the us, where studios took note. the other significant film in her career was portraying jane hawking, the wife of physicist stephen hawking, played by eddie redmayne, in the theory of everything. the film was widely praised, as was her performance, which brought her an oscar nomination. yes, physics is back in business. and so it begins. now she is starring in the aeronauts, a heavily
fictionalised account of a record—breaking flight by two hot—air balloonists in 1862. it has reunited jones with eddie redmayne, who plays the meteorologist on board the hot—air balloon. felicityjones is the pilot, amelia wren. what i loved about her is that she is someone who acts before she thinks. she's incredibly strong physically. i just love that she was a total wildcat, and really wanted to throw myself into playing her. you have worked with eddie redmayne before, really beautifully, on the theory of everything. so it must have been something you welcomed, this opportunity to work with him again. yes, we have built up such trust from making the theory of everything that it made the project much more appealing, doing it with someone that you already had that relationship in place. and, because so much of it is just the two of them in a tiny little basket for hours on end, you know, you felt like you had to do that with someone you really
liked and got on with and respected. shooting this film with a hot—air balloon, did that place physical demands on you as an actress? it was a physical experience like nothing i have ever experienced before. it was one of the most demanding films i have ever shot, and partly because of the style of trying to get something that felt very visceral, very naturalistic, and to achieve that, you kind of have to go through the mill. don't you wish to be up there with them? some reach for the stars, some push others towards them. i have read that you believe the film is about hope, and anything is possible. in what way? i think there's just a huge — it's hugely optimistic, the film. and there's an element of looking beyond, you know, looking beyond the sort of difficult times that we're having at the moment, in the sense that, you know, rainbows are going to come.
we hope. when you look at back at your body of work, which is pretty impressive, how do you view the film like crazy? because that brought you a lot of attention, didn't it? i think that film really gave me a sense of an acting style, and i think it was something i've all always carried through, because there was so much improvisation. and improvisation is a bit of creating anarchy. and so that little bit of anarchy you have to take with you on everything. and often when you're shooting, it can get very repetitive, and suddenly there can be a sort inertia. and i always remember from like crazy, you've got to throw caution to the wind, and you've got to try things out, and don't be scared. and i think like crazy really emboldened me in that approach. i read that when you were young, your mother repeatedly showed you gone with the wind. how did that affect your aspirations as an actress?
did it have an impact? yes, i think enormously. i think growing up around cinema, i'm a massive cinephile myself, and i think it'sjust a... itjust gave me the love of filmmaking that i have now, from being around it at such an early age. there is no question. stephen must live. you got oscar nominated for theory of everything. did that affect your career at all? did it result in you getting more work? well, it's a funny old business, because you definitely — you sort of... i think it was james corden who said that some actors, like maybe brad pitt or angelina jolie, have this consistent level of fame that never changes. and then, for the rest of us, it's kind of peaks and troughs. and that is definitely true. as soon as you do something that people respond to, the offers do flood in, definitely. you notice that you're getting more attention, and then everyone sort of sits up and takes notice.
though i definitely was given, you know, amazing opportunities from theory of everything. oscar season is rapidly approaching. do you keep up with the oscars race, and the ups and downs of it? yes, everything. because i get sent the films, so — and you start being sent them in sort of late august, early september, and there are hundreds to get through for voting. so yes, i am fully committed, and spend a lot of time watching all the films. i love seeing what the new thing is. unfortunately, we're kind of in this world where all the really great stuff comes at the end of the year, so you sort of have to pack it in. you are pretty diligent about it, though, aren't you? yes, well, i love doing it. doesn't feel like a chore. don't touch this rope. i don't know how everything works. what are you doing? we fly, mr glaisher. the sky awaits.
would you like to have more authorship in your work, and be a director? yes, i mean, it's something i wouldn't ever rule out, and definitely i love every aspect of filmmaking. and i studied english literature at university, so i'm always reading and looking for stories. and that's what's a lovely sort of part of the profession, is being able to be involved a little bit earlier on, without a doubt. and do you think you would be good at directing a film? i don't know if i — i don't know. i think directing takes enormous skill. it's not for everyone. i always feel like the director is the most put—upon person. despite the title director, there is a lot of indirect—ing. they are dealing with issues from every direction. but it's not something i would ever, ever rule out. but we will see. this is absurd. it is what they call entertainment, mr glaisher.
i don't find it particularly entertaining. it requires a sense of humour, which you seem to lack. now let's move on to our countdown to the oscars, our admittedly early take on the race to the academy awards, although preliminary oscar voting does take place as soon as next month. first, the best actress category, where renee zellweger is widely perceived as a front runner for her portrayal of late showbiz legend judy garland in the film judy. emma jones went to meet her. # somewhere over the rainbow. # way up high...# as performances go, it is a comeback to rival any one ofjudy garland's. renee zellweger took a six—year break from the film industry. bridgetjones reprisals aside, her role asjudy garland towards the end of her all—too—brief life is the first major
one for a decade. portraying one of hollywood's greatest legends offered all the satisfaction and terror for an actor looking for a challenge. i was curious immediately, because i knew so very little about this chapter injudy‘s life, and it seemed like certainly there is more to it than what was written about her after her passing. so i came over to england. they said just come, we'lljust chat, we'll talk about it, and then maybe we'll try some songs, and we'll see where we are and where we might want to go. and we started experimenting with a black wig, and let'sjust try her stage make—up. just went on like that. i read that you started preparing for the role a year before rehearsals, renee. is that true? yes, thank goodness. yes. critics raving that zellweger manages to embody the essence ofjudy garland, it is no surprise she is a front runner for the prize. hollywood loves an actor who transforms successfully into a real—life character.
last year, there was little doubt that gary oldman would triumph for his portrayal of winston churchill. there is a cake — don't eat it. hollywood also loves to talk about itself, and judy dives back into the golden age of the studios, when garland was making the wizard of oz. finally, hollywood likes to reward effort. zellweger brings more than total transformation. she brings her own live singing, though she didn't plan on it. # clang, clang, clang went the trolley. ..# mum, please don't go to sleep now. renee, how do you feel about singing live, and particularly singing over the rainbow, as well? well, i could lie to you. i could tell you that it was fantastic, and i couldn't wait. i was horrified, i couldn't believe it. in the actual experience of it, it was so fun, it was so special. the character of judy garland, a woman deeply scarred by her
experiences of being psychologically abused by her studio in the 19305, resonates deeply because of hollywood's recent self—examination. it's really hard to deny that she had very little say in the course that she was being set on at the time. i don't know that she would look at herself as a victim. the movies are what united us. they shaped conversations, shaped fashion, shaped the decisions you would make about what a good life looks like, what you aspire to have or ought to be. it was shaped by film and to be part of that, to be a start of cinema, you know, what would you do? at 50, age is no barrier to her success. last year was a surprise win for olivia colman in the favourite over glenn close for the wife. other recent wins include meryl streep, julianne moore and cate blanchett. but much has been made of zellweger stepping
away from the spotlight for years, not months. she previously won best supporting actress in 2004 for cold mountain. much of her body of work belongs to the 19905 and the turn of the millennium. after being written off is one that the industry finds hard to resist. and that might apply as much to rene zellweger as to judy garland. # dreams that you dared to dream really do come true...# now let's move onto the frontrunner in the best actor category, where adam driver has had a very good year. i'm thinking zombies. what? you know, zombies. he was at cannes where he won some praise for his role in thejim jarmsuch zombie movie the dead don't die. he also appeared as a senator investigating the use of enhanced
interrogation techniques in the wake of september 11 in the film the report. but he made the most impact playing the husband in the divorce story marriage story opposite scarlett johansson. his performance in marriage story has given him frontrunner status. we caught up with him to discuss his current wave of success. your career is going really well right now. you are being embraced for your work in different films and the performances you give. you are getting a lot of positive feedback. does that mean a lot to you? i mean, it always means a lot getting the respect of your peers, and, you know, people you admire. but it's also surreal. at a certain point i don't know what good it does to try to attach a meaning to it, because in a way, there is no meaning to it. i work really hard, but there are a lot of actors who work really hard. i've just been extremely lucky in the people i've got to work with, and things like this that have come along, and the timing has worked out. there is a whole other pool
of reasons why i'm lucky. so i try to keep it in perspective. clearly, lots of people are very impressed by your acting. when you reflect on your own work, do you see yourself developing as an actor? i hope. i mean, i hope. sometimes it is hard to gauge because i also try not to watch the things that i do. you know, sometimes you pick things, well, i always pick films because of the director first. but then within the character or the movie you want to work on something personal. and it's hard to gauge whether you've got it right. because sometimes you think things that are operating aren't, and the opposite is true. i've met older actors, who have been doing this for a lot longer than i have, and have learned that they all seem to share the same youthful ambition in trying to get it right, which i find comforting. it is a good lesson for me to realise, you don't ever kind of get it right. you hope you get better, but even that is subjective. you never master anything.
you just make the attempt. so as long as i try to get better at being comfortable with failure, then i think that would be a good gauge of improvement. well, you do a pretty good job. thank you very much! i'll never really get to be his parent again. he needs to know that i fought for him. so far, we've looked at the likely frontrunners in the best actor and best actress categories. what about some of the other races? talking movies reached out to a group of critics to get their predictions. for best supporting actor i think it's really a battle between tom hanks, who's playing mr rogers in it's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood, and brad pitt playing cliff booth in once upon a time in hollywood. they're both big movie stars doing slightly off—kilter roles which really play
to their strengths. that said, brad pitt has had a good year and that role is one which i think people adored, you know, watching him as the sidekick who looks more like a movie star than the movie star does. so i think he's probably the frontrunner. i would not be surprised if most people right now are really talking about al pacino for his role in when it comes to best supporting actor in the irishman. he plastimmy hoffa in this huge scenery—eating performance. pretty unforgettable. the first time he's ever worked with martin scorsese. it's a big moment for him and for the movie. if not al pacino, i would say willem dafoe in the lighthouse is bonkers and fantastic. he has been nominated a couple of times. i think a lot of people really want to award him. he would be the spoiler, i think, in that category.
10,15, even 20 years ago, we would probably be surprised if we were talking about jennifer lopez as a potential oscar nominee, but it seems like that's definitely the way it's going right now. her performance in hustlers as a stripper who is part of a ring of women who basically drug men for their money, i think it's just filled with layers. all of the things that we love about jennifer lopez as a performer. jennifer lopez's performance is unbelievable. it's fully memorable, kind of the j—lo that everybody remembers from years ago, just completely exploding onto the screen. hustlers is not a great movie. it is a very fun movie, and the reason it is fun is because ofjennifer lopez. she plays a stripper with a heart of gold. she really owns the movie in the way that you want a great actor to own a movie. she makes it thrilling.
i think zhao shuzhen in the farewell stands a good chance. she's pretty wonderful. i would love to see her in the mix. obviously this would be a great year to see jennifer lopez in hustlers get in there. i think a lot of people are rooting for that. it was great to see her in a good role again, you know? she's such a movie star in that movie. i'm rooting for her. it's the irishman. it's a historical mobster movie about a fixer for the mob andjimmy hoffa and also it's about ageing and coming to the end of your life and looking backwards and wondering what it all amounted to. it's a big, bold, career—defining film for scorsese, and it has amazing actors in it, giving amazing performances. it has everything that the academy really loves. so i think that that's a sort of powerhouse media, a powerhouse cast, a powerhouse
special effects, that's definitely going to be a frontrunner. i really do think it's going to boil down to two frontrunners for best picture, it's going to be once upon a time in hollywood and it's going to be the irishman. they're both very strong, but i think of the two, the one to beat is going to be once upon a time in hollywood. there's lots of love and support not just for quentin tarantino, but the idea of shooting on film, shooting in hollywood, supporting the industry, and i think hollywood loves to celebrate hollywood and i think this isjust going to be a slam dunk. realistically, i think it's probably between once upon a time in hollywood and marriage story. my gut tells me maybe marriage story could get in there and win. on the side of once upon a time in hollywood, you've got that it's a story about hollywood, which always goes over well. you've got quentin tarantino. but i think also, it's so divisive. whereas marriage story is this almost classically well—made movie with incredible acting, the writing is so good, it's just this really beautiful story about a relationship falling apart.
and i think that's hard to resist. so, we didn't have a host this year, in part because of the kevin hart thing of 2019, and i'm all for not having any host for award shows ever. i think there should totally be a host. it's an awards show. have somebody come out and say, welcome, and hear some people who will give out awards, and then goodnight. it doesn't take much. just get anybody, who cares? i'd be surprised if they went with a single host. if they do, it should be awkwafina. the other thing i keep seeing in my mind is the oscars making a gigantic bid for young people, going for youtube stars or something. logan paul, ninja, a streaming star. i really think, you know, just go full force. try and get that market, you know. the oscars can stay relevant forever. well, that brings this edition
of talking movies to a close. we hope you've enjoyed the show. please remember, you can always reach us online and you can find us on facebook as well. so, from me, tom brook, and the rest of the production crew here in new york, it's goodbye, as we leave you with oscars frontrunner rene zellweger singing over the rainbow from the film judy. # somewhere over the rainbow. # skies are blue. # and the dreams that you dared to dream. # really do come true # we have seen a real autumnal mix of weather types through the weekend.
strong winds and heavy rain yesterday. much lighter out there today and more sunshine too. this picture taken by one of our weather watchers in shropshire earlier. beautiful and sunny and blue skies out there. not everywhere. some showers. through the next few days, an unsettled theme. showery rain, and things will be turning a little colder through the next few days. this area of low pressure has been slow—moving, stubborn to shift through recent days. still with us for the rest of today and through the next 2a hours. areas of rain rotating through that low pressure. heavy showers for the south—west of england and wales, moving gradually northwards. persistent rain in eastern and northern parts of scotland. breezy overnight. temperatures are holding up at five to 9 degrees. whether frontal systems rotating around this, more rain to come.
it comes courtesy of this weather front through parts of scotland. heavy rain ploughing in on that brisk easterly wind, across northern and eastern scotland. brighter up towards the shetlands. we see sunshine. for northern ireland, england and wales, dry weather. scattered showers, frequent and heavy in south—western parts of england, the odd rumble of thunder. sunny skies for many central parts of the uk. temperatures of ten to 13 degrees. some showers lingering on tuesday, especially through the irish sea and eastern scotland and eastern england. we draw in the winds into a northerly direction. that brings colder air in, especially in parts of scotland. single figures. reasonably mild, 13 degrees down towards the south—east of england. this colder air mass sinks southwards. three into wednesday. a colder spell of weather as we look to the middle part of the week.
fog and frost problems on wednesday morning. unsettled through the week, showers at times. for many, temperatures gradually dip down over the next few days. goodbye for now. this is bbc news. the headlines at 6: the brexit party leader, nigel farage, says he is not going to stand as a candidate in the general election. do i find a seat, try and get myself into parliament,
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