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.
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.
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.
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. .
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.
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.