Craig’s Bond, Indy and Tom Cruise released: the year of showbiz in pictures

Daniel Craig appeared on the big screen in 2021 for the fifth and final time as James Bond when the retarded No Time To Die received a theatrical release.

Meanwhile, Hollywood star Tom Cruise brought glamor to North Yorkshire after he was spotted filming the area in April.

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Celeste performs during the filming of the Graham Norton Show in January (Matt Crossick / PA Media on behalf of So TV)

Celeste performs during the filming of the Graham Norton Show in January (Matt Crossick / PA Media on behalf of So TV)

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A wind byte from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra rehearses in February ahead of a performance broadcast online (Andrew Matthews / PA)


A wind byte from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra rehearses in February ahead of a performance broadcast online (Andrew Matthews / PA)

A wind byte from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra rehearses in February ahead of a performance broadcast online (Andrew Matthews / PA)

In March, Johnny Depp was denied leave to appeal a damning High Court ruling that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard and left her “fearing for her life”.

The actor had asked the Court of Appeal to allow him to challenge the decision, in order to overturn his findings and order a new trial.

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Johnny Depp leaves the High Court in London in March (Victoria Jones / PA)


Johnny Depp leaves the High Court in London in March (Victoria Jones / PA)

Johnny Depp leaves the High Court in London in March (Victoria Jones / PA)

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Actor Stephen Fry was among those who received a Covid-19 vaccine at Poets' Corner at Westminster Abbey in March (Stefan Rousseau / PA)


Actor Stephen Fry was among those who received a Covid-19 vaccine at Poets’ Corner at Westminster Abbey in March (Stefan Rousseau / PA)

Actor Stephen Fry was among those who received a Covid-19 vaccine at Poets’ Corner at Westminster Abbey in March (Stefan Rousseau / PA)

The Top Gun Cruise star waved to members of the audience as he filmed scenes on a heritage North Yorkshire railway in April.

The 58-year-old joined the film crew in the village of Levisham on the North York Moors. It seemed to involve the use of a modified train and tracks for what was thought to be a new Mission: Impossible movie.

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Actor Tom Cruise greets spectators in Levisham (Danny Lawson / PA)


Actor Tom Cruise greets spectators in Levisham (Danny Lawson / PA)

Actor Tom Cruise greets spectators in Levisham (Danny Lawson / PA)

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Dua Lipa accepts the female solo artist award at the 2021 Brit Awards in May (Ian West / PA)


Dua Lipa accepts the female solo artist award at the 2021 Brit Awards in May (Ian West / PA)

Dua Lipa accepts the female solo artist award at the 2021 Brit Awards in May (Ian West / PA)

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Karla Doorbar as Cinderella of the Birmingham Royal Ballet at a dress rehearsal in June (Jacob King / PA)


Karla Doorbar as Cinderella of the Birmingham Royal Ballet at a dress rehearsal in June (Jacob King / PA)

Karla Doorbar as Cinderella of the Birmingham Royal Ballet at a dress rehearsal in June (Jacob King / PA)

A legal battle between two former members of the Sex Pistols group and frontman Johnny Rotten over the use of their songs in a television series began in the High Court in London in July.

In an August ruling, Sir Anthony Mann said former drummer Paul Cook and guitarist Steve Jones had the right to invoke “majority voting rules” against the ex-singer in relation to the use of Sex Pistols material in the television drama Pistol, directed by Danny Boyle. .

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John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, smokes outside the Rolls Building in London's High Court (Dominic Lipinski / PA)


John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, smokes outside the Rolls Building in London’s High Court (Dominic Lipinski / PA)

John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, smokes outside the Rolls Building in London’s High Court (Dominic Lipinski / PA)

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A body double for Harrison Ford and Boyd Holbrook is seen riding a horse and motorbike during a parade scene for the new Indiana Jones film on St Vincent Street in Glasgow city center in July (Andrew Milligan / PA)


A body double for Harrison Ford and Boyd Holbrook is seen riding a horse and motorbike during a parade scene for the new Indiana Jones film on St Vincent Street in Glasgow city center in July (Andrew Milligan / PA)

A body double for Harrison Ford and Boyd Holbrook is seen riding a horse and motorbike during a parade scene for the new Indiana Jones film on St Vincent Street in Glasgow city center in July (Andrew Milligan / PA)

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Anthony McPartlin, with Declan Donnelly (right), arriving at St Michael's Church in Heckfield, Hampshire, for his wedding to Anne-Marie Corbett in August (Kirsty O'Connor / PA)


Anthony McPartlin, with Declan Donnelly (right), arriving at St Michael’s Church in Heckfield, Hampshire, for his wedding to Anne-Marie Corbett in August (Kirsty O’Connor / PA)

Anthony McPartlin, with Declan Donnelly (right), arriving at St Michael’s Church in Heckfield, Hampshire, for his wedding to Anne-Marie Corbett in August (Kirsty O’Connor / PA)

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The actors of Scottish Opera Falstaff during a dress rehearsal for the show at the Festival Theater in Edinburgh in August (Jane Barlow / PA)


The cast of Scottish Opera’s Falstaff at a dress rehearsal for the show at the Festival Theater, Edinburgh, in August (Jane Barlow / PA)

The cast of Scottish Opera’s Falstaff at a dress rehearsal for the show at the Festival Theater, Edinburgh, in August (Jane Barlow / PA)

Rolling Stones star Charlie Watts has been hailed as “one of the greatest drummers of his generation” after his death in August at the age of 80.

The musician had been a member of the rock band since 1963 and performed on classic tracks including (I Can’t Get No)
Satisfaction, Paint It Black, Jumpin ‘Jack Flash and Brown Sugar.

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Charlie Watts performs at a conference at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh in 2018 (Jane Barlow / PA)


Charlie Watts performs at a conference at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh in 2018 (Jane Barlow / PA)

Charlie Watts performs at a conference at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh in 2018 (Jane Barlow / PA)

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The Prince of Wales speaks with Daniel Craig at the world premiere of the latest James Bond film No Time To Die, at the Royal Albert Hall in London (Chris Jackson / PA)


The Prince of Wales speaks with Daniel Craig at the world premiere of the latest James Bond film No Time To Die, at the Royal Albert Hall in London (Chris Jackson / PA)

The Prince of Wales speaks with Daniel Craig at the world premiere of the latest James Bond film No Time To Die, at the Royal Albert Hall in London (Chris Jackson / PA)

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Ed Sheeran performs during the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) at the Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena in Budapest in November (Ian West / PA)


Ed Sheeran performs during the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) at the Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena in Budapest in November (Ian West / PA)

Ed Sheeran performs during the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) at the Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena in Budapest in November (Ian West / PA)

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Crown star Emma Corrin arriving at the 24th British Independent Film Awards in London in December (Ian West / PA)


Crown star Emma Corrin arriving at the 24th British Independent Film Awards in London in December (Ian West / PA)

Crown star Emma Corrin arriving at the 24th British Independent Film Awards in London in December (Ian West / PA)

Reality TV has kept the nation hooked throughout the year, with the blockbuster shows consistently drawing millions of viewers. Italian engineer Giuseppe Dell’Anno triumphed in The Great British Bake-Off, while Emmerdale star Danny Miller was crowned winner of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! after a passage disrupted by storm Arwen in the Welsh castle.

There were issues on Strictly Come Dancing as well, with an injury reducing the final show to just two contenders, with soap actress Rose Ayling-Ellis taking home the Glitter Ball trophy with her professional dance partner Giovanni Pernice.

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Strictly Come Dancing winners Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice with the Sparkling Ball Trophy in December (Guy Levy / BBC / PA)


Strictly Come Dancing winners Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice with the Sparkling Ball Trophy in December (Guy Levy / BBC / PA)

Strictly Come Dancing winners Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice with the Sparkling Ball Trophy in December (Guy Levy / BBC / PA)

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