Leonard Rossiter who played the title character in the TV adaptations of David Nobbs’s Reginald Perrin noveks. Photograoh: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Comedy writer David Nobbs, best known for creating the television character Reginald Perrin, has died. The 80-year-old from North Yorkshire also cont(...)

Johnny Depp with Keira Knightly in Pirates Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Don’t worry, Timmy. Screenwriter isn’t dead. It’s being sent to a nice farm in the country where it can play with the horses, roll in the sun and chew(...)

Just like that comedian: David Threlfall as Tommy Cooper.Photograph: Robert Viglaskyâ

For decades the comedian Tommy Cooper was one of the most impersonated stars: a hoarse “just like that”, a shrug of the shoulders, the machine-gun (...)