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The television company is also behind The Dog House, which follows the work of Wood Green animal shelter as it matches dogs with their forever families.
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People are just finding out Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh studied at Man Met
It’s fair to say that Michelle Yeoh is by far one of the most talked-about actresses in Hollywood at the moment.
Born in Malaysia to Chinese parents, she first rose to fame in the 1990s after starring in a series of Hong Kong action films, before she made a name for herself with major roles in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and Ang Lee’s martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), as well as Memoirs of a Geisha, Danny Boyle’s Sunshine, Kung Fu Panda 2, Crazy Rich Asians, and more.
Most recently, of course, she began gaining further global recognition for starring as laundromat owner and overwhelmed mother, Evelyn Wang, in the absurdist comedy-drama film Everything Everywhere All At Once.
The film was released to universal critical acclaim in 2022, and cemented its place as a 2023 awards front-runner shortly after.
Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, SAG Awards, and countless critics and film circles accolades for the career-defining role also followed for Yeoh, proving that the 60-year-old is one of the finest actresses of her generation.
Although clinching the coveted Academy Award for Best Actress at the 95th Oscars just last week had to be the cherry on top though, right?
In taking home the long-awaited and richly-deserved win, Yeoh not only beat out heavy-hitters Cate Blanchett, Michelle Williams, and Kerry Condon, but she also broke several records along the way.
She became the first Asian and the second non-white woman to win the Best Actress Award, and the first Malaysian to win an Academy Award in any category.
But, aside from all of that, did you know she has strong links to Manchester?
In a fact that many film fans are only just finding out about now, or probably still aren’t aware of, it has recently been revealed that Michelle Yeoh studied at and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Arts with a minor in Drama from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1983.
Yeoh never really dreamed of becoming an actress, and actually moved to the UK with her parents when she was 15 to begin studying at the Royal Academy of Dance in London – however, when a spinal injury prevented her from becoming a professional ballet dancer, she later transferred her attention to choreography and other arts.
This is when she enrolled in the Crewe & Alsager College in Cheshire, or what is more-commonly known as Man Met’s now-closed Cheshire campus.
Bruce Willis’s family share beautiful video of star on his birthday following dementia diagnosis
Bruce Willis has been seen celebrating his birthday surrounded by loved ones following his dementia diagnosis.
The American actor, famed for his roles in films like Die Hard and The Sixth Sense, marked his 68th birthday with his wife Emma Heming, ex-wife Demi Moore, and daughter Rumer Willis, among others.
A beautiful video shared by both Rumer and Demi showed the star being serenaded with happy birthday and presented with a pie with a candle in it.
It’s the first time the father-of-five has been seen since his diagnosis with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) was made public earlier this year.
Back in March 2022, the actor’s family shared that he would be stepping away from ‘the career that has meant so much to him’ after being diagnosed with aphasia, which affects a person’s cognitive abilities and speech.
Then in February this year, his family updated that their ‘beloved husband, father and friend’ had been given a more specific diagnosis after his condition progressed.
But the video shared on his birthday shows Bruce surrounded by love and happiness, with Demi writing: “Happy birthday, BW! So glad we could celebrate you today. Love you and love our family.
“Thank you to everyone for the love and warm wishes — we all feel them.”
Rumer wrote: “Happy Birthday Daddio. I love you to the moon. You are so cool.”
His wife Emma shared a video montage of moments from Bruce’s life, captioned: “He is pure love. He is so loved. And I’ll be loving him always. Happy Birthday my sweet.
“My birthday wish for Bruce is that you continue to keep him in your prayers and highest vibrations because his sensitive Pisces soul will feel it. Thank you so much for loving and caring for him too.”
Frontotemporal dementia tends to start a younger age than other types of the disease, and causes problems with behaviour and language.
The statement released by Bruce’s family through The AFTD said: “FTD is a cruel disease that many of us have never heard of and can strike anyone. For people under 60, FTD is the most common form of dementia, and because getting the diagnosis can take years, FTD is likely much more prevalent than we know.
“Today there are no treatments for the disease, a reality that we hope can change in the years ahead. As Bruce’s condition advances, we hope that any media attention can be focused on shining a light on this disease that needs far more awareness and research.
“Bruce always believed in using his voice in the world to help others, and to raise awareness about important issues both publicly and privately.
“We know in our hearts that – if he could today — he would want to respond by bringing global attention and a connectedness with those who are also dealing with this debilitating disease and how it impacts so many individuals and their families.”