Author: Hannah McFadyen

Film Editor 2015

Action films are of a genre that’s frequently cited as being male dominated and generally not that female friendly. In recent years we’ve seen the rise of the female action hero – it’s becoming a more and more popular occurrence – with the recent releases of Hanna (2011), Lucy (2014) and The Hunger Games (2012). Of the top ten grossing films in 2014 only two contained a female lead but both can be seen to reside within the genre of action. With it being International  Women’s Day today, I decided to write a list of the most powerful and influential female…

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Leonard Nimoy, the actor who plays Spock in the original series of Star Trek, has died at age 83. Susan Bay, Nimoy’s wife, has confirmed that he died earlier this morning from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after recently being admitted to hospital because of chest pains. He is survived by his wife and two children: Adam and Julie Nimoy as well as his six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Nimoy was born on the 26 March 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts and while he appeared in many television shows, it was his role as Spock that brought his name into the…

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