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Kieran Bew who has been cast as Beowulf in ITV's epic screen adaptation

ITV's Beowulf brings top name actors to the North East

The cast of the new Beowulf series has been announced with Kieran Bew, in the title role, joined by William Hurt, Joanne Whalley and others

Melanie Hill has joined the cast of Coronation Street, playing Cathy Matthews who will befriend Roy Cropper, played by David Neilson

Sunderland actress Melanie Hill prepares to make Coronation Street debut

From April, Melanie will play Cathy Matthews, who will befriend one of Corrie's best-loved characters, Roy Cropper

A scene from Addicted to Sheep

Review: Documentary feature film Addicted to Sheep

A documentary about tenant sheep farmers in Upper Teesdale could be an unlikely hit at film festivals this summer

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman the 1942 classic film Casablanca

Casablanca tops poll of North East's favourite romantic films for screening on Valentine's Day

The Tyneside Cinema has announced the classic film, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as the winner

A J Riach was named as a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit in 2014

BAFTA accolade for former Sunderland University student A J Riach

Teesside-born A J Riach has gone from film student to award-winner in five years, and he's looking to bring his next project home

Sebastian Buerkner, creator of The Chimera of M.

Review: The Chimera of M. at Tyneside Cinema

A 3D animation by Sebastian Buerkner is the latest attraction in Tyneside Cinema's new moving image gallery

Tom Gutteridge, who has been appointed chair of NFM

Tom Gutteridge appointed new chair at creative media agency Northern Film and Media

Tom Gutteridge succeeds the late Sir Les Elton, who passed away last year as new chair at creative media agency Northern Film and Media

Tyneside Cinema to show Electricity featuring Agyness Deyn shot in North East

Supermodel and actress Agyness Deyn takes her first leading role in a film shot in the North East

Richard Johnstone, directing, on the set of Bloodlust which was shot in Northumberland in just four weeks

North East director gets his teeth into movie industry with horror film debut

Northumberland-set vampire horror movie Bloodlust is picked up by US company and UK distributor for DVD release in February

A scene from the short film From Between Walls by Christina Lande (Norway)

Sunderland Shorts Film Festival promises to be short and sweet

Today sees the launch of the inaugural Sunderland Short Film Festival 2015 - a boost for independent film in the region

Young filmmaker Paul Lycett, aged 19 from County Durham has secured a prestigious BAFTA mentorship with a special effects artist

Young County Durham filmmaker to be mentored by Oscar-winning special effects expert

19-year-old Paul Lycett will meet with John Richardson who has worked on James Bond, Aliens and all eight Harry Potter films

The Gallery at Tyneside Cinema showing 20000 Days on Earth

Unique new screening area opens at Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema

The Tyneside Cinema has become one of the first to embrace artists' films with the opening of The Gallery

Film-maker Peter Snowdon who comes from Northumberland

Arab revolutions captured in YouTube-inspired film directed by Peter Snowdon

Northumberland-born film director Peter Snowdon is giving a festival platform to those who risked their lives to document Arab uprisings

Al Pacino and Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain will be in a live conversation with Stephen Fry and broadcast by satellite from London

Stephen Fry's interview with Al Pacino and Jessica Chastain beams live to North East cinemas

Three cinemas will show a double screening of Salome and accompanying documentary Wilde Salome, followed by a Q&A

Drummer Callum Younger, part of Orchestra of Samples on Berwick quayside with Graham Daniels and Mark Vidler of Addictive TV

Berwick film festival programme announced

Surprises galore feature in the 10th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Martyn Jacques of The Tiger Lillies

Screening of silent film classic brings Tiger Lillies frontman to Heaton Park

An open-air showing of cult classic The Cabinet of Dr Caligari will see Martyn Jacques play a live soundtrack in the Newcastle park

Radiohead

Northern Film and Media winners will work with Radiohead star in Northumberland

The national Sound+Vision competition has been won by experimental film makers Rammatik who will now work on Philip Selway's video

Crowds turned out to watch Frozen, part of Monument Movies

Fun in the sun as Monument Movies returns to Newcastle

Crowds kicked-back in deck chairs to enjoy Disney's Frozen on the big screen in Newcastle City Centre

Anne Reid as May in The Mother

How sex scenes with James Bond reduced me to tears - Anne Reid

Newcastle actress Anne Reid, 79, spoke about filming opposite Daniel Craig in 2003's The Mother

Last year's screening of Dracula at Lowther Castle

Picnic Cinema returns to offer a unique outdoor film experience

The ‘coolest cinema in the UK’ brings films to the great outdoors and is en route to the North East with an eclectic programme