Entertainment News Roundup: Oscar-winning actor William Hurt dead at 71 – Deadline; Benedict Cumberbatch says he hopes to house Ukrainian refugees and more

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Oscar-winning actor William Hurt dies at 71

William Hurt, an Oscar-winning actor known for his roles in films such as “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “Broadcast News,” died Sunday at the age of 71, according to Deadline. “It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourns the passing of William Hurt, beloved father and Oscar-winning actor, on March 13, 2022, a week before his 72nd birthday,” said the actor’s son, Will. , in a press release obtained. by deadline.

Benedict Cumberbatch says he hopes to house Ukrainian refugees

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch said on Sunday he hoped to take part in a government program to provide Ukrainian refugees with accommodation. The new Homes for Ukraine scheme will allow members of the public, charities, businesses and community groups to provide accommodation for refugees to come to Britain even if they have no family ties.

Box Office: ‘The Batman’ stays strong with $66 million in second weekend

Robert Pattinson’s moody superhero adventure “The Batman” has once again prevailed at the box office. The film grossed $66 million in its second weekend of release, boosting its domestic tally to $238.5 million. After just 10 days on the big screen, “The Batman” ranks as the highest-grossing movie of 2022, as well as the second-highest-grossing film since the onset of COVID-19. Only “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which grossed $792 million in North America, earned more money at the domestic box office in the past two years.

Factbox-Key Winners at the British Academy Film Awards 2022

The British Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (BAFTA) held its annual film awards on Sunday, in a glitzy ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Below are the main winners of Britain’s top film honours.

On the occasion of their 60th anniversary, the Rolling Stones hit the road again through Europe

The Rolling Stones will embark on a European tour this summer, playing stadiums and arenas, to mark their 60th anniversary as a band, the British rockers announced on Monday. Titled “SIXTY”, the 14-show tour will kick off in Madrid on June 1 and visit 10 countries in total, including Britain.

‘The Power of the Dog’, ‘Dune’ triumphs at the BAFTA Awards

Dark Western ‘The Power of the Dog’ won the top two honors at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, winning Best Picture and Director for Jane Campion, while sci-fi epic ‘Dune’ won the most of price. New Zealand filmmaker Campion wrapped up a successful weekend for her feature comeback, after winning top honors at the Directors Guild of America Awards in Beverly Hills the day before.

(With agency contributions.)