Verne Troyer

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Oscars 2019: Rami Malek, Olivia Colman, Regina King and Mahershala Ali, who won the four acting awards. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty

Think back to the most boring years of the Academy Awards. It is the 1980s, and the ceremony is dominated by Oscar bait such as Out of Africa and Driv(...)

RIP: Dolores O’Riordan, Aretha Franklin, Myrtle Allen and Stephen Hawking. Photographs: Tim Roney/Getty, Fred A Sabine/NBC via Getty, Eric Luke and Santi Visalli/Getty

Ireland Dolores O’Riordan in 2007. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien January 15th Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan February 9th Form(...)

Verne Troyer at  the 2009 Toronto film festival. Photograph: Matt Carr/Getty Images

Austin Powers star Verne Troyer’s death was suicide, a coroner in Los Angeles has said. The US actor, best known for playing Mini-Me in the spy comed(...)

I hate the character Mini-Me – the replica, the biddable pet, the victim of violence made to appear funny

I have dwarfism. I was 13 when Verne Troyer, who died on Saturday, hit our screens as Mini-Me in Austin Powers sequel The Spy Who Shagged Me. The char(...)

File image of actor Verne Troyer at Cannes, France,  in May 2009. File photograph: Kristian Dowling/Getty Images

Austin Powers star Verne Troyer has died aged 49, his official social media accounts have confirmed. The US actor, best known for playing Mini-Me in (...)