PUBLISHED: 09:49 04 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:49 04 November 2018 Andrew Clarke Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia, one of the greatest bio-pics wever made. Photo: Columbia Pictures Archant Everyone loves an inspirational life story, particularly if it involves drama and redemption. Cinema loves to work its magic on a heroic figure. Arts editor Andrew Clarke nominates some of his favourite bio-pics Colin Firth as Bertie and Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue in The King's Speech Photo: Working TitleWith Rami Malek bringing Queen’s Freddie Mercury onto the big screen in larger-than-life fashion in the bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody, it’s interesting to look at the other famous lives which have been explored and re-examined by the world’s film-makers.Some personalities like Winston Churchill and Queen Victoria have been dissected several times with films looking at different phases of their lives and different aspects of their … [Read more...] about Fame: Hollywood’s greatest, most inspirational bio-pics
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WORLD renowned physicist Stephen Hawking sadly passed away at the age of 76 earlier this month. Described as the greatest scientific brain since Albert Einstein, the physicist was considered a medical marvel, having lived for more than half a century with the devastating condition motor neurone disease. Who was Stephen Hawking and what was he famous for? Stephen was born on January 8, 1942, in Oxford - where his parents had decamped from north London for him to be born away from the worst of the wartime bombing raids. When he was 8, the family moved to St Albans, attending school there before going on to Oxford University. His dad wanted him to study medicine, and he wanted to study maths, but it wasn't available at University College so he ended up studying Natural Science - being awarded a first. He went on to Cambridge University to study Cosmology, gaining his PhD and becoming a research fellow and lecturer. His most notable work was on the basic laws which govern the universe - … [Read more...] about When did Stephen Hawking die, how old was the physicist and what was life like before his ALS diagnosis?