Julie Christie

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The Baron Hotel, among the first western-style hotels in Aleppo built by the Mazloumian family in the latter half of the 19th century. Photograph: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images

The 20-storey Chahba Palace Hotel in western Aleppo is besieged by civilians on foot and in cars, the parking lot is gridlocked. Men, women, and child(...)

Omar Sharif performing in the film Sayyidat al-Qasr (Lady of the Palace) in 1958. Photograph: Alyoum Alsaba/EPA

Omar Sharif, who has died at the age of 83, will be best remembered for a film sequence in which, for much of its duration, he is barely visible on sc(...)

Omar Sharif visiting the Chester Beatty Library for a screening of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, as part of the Dublin Arabic Film Festival in 2014. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

‘Lawrence of Arabia’ star Omar Sharif has Alzheimer’s disease, his agent has said. Steve Kenis gave no further details about the 83-year-old or his c(...)

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