Premiership: London Irish 23-29 Exeter
The film, which brings the actor together with his father Rishi and mother Neetu Kapoor on-screen for the first time, is scheduled for worldwide release on October 2. London is a second home for all of us. We have been coming to London for many years since I was born. It’s also such a big market for our movies… So it’s great to be here with our film,” he told reporters at a media gathering in south-west London. Kapoor takes on the role of street-smart Babli, on the run from two police officers played by his real life mother and father. “Besharam is an attitude. It’s where you listen to your heart and follow it. The tagline of this film means Babli isn’t afraid of getting insulted and he’s not looking for respect,” he said in reference to the film, directed by Abhinav Kashyap. “I’m actually pretty shy in real life. But I guess in front of the camera I focus.
London critics underwhelmed by Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones as Shakespearean lovers
Exeter staged a comeback with converted tries from Dean Mumm and White sealing victory after two earlier penalties. The first half was a relatively tame affair with the Chiefs shading territory and possession before Rouse crossed on the half hour to give Irish the momentum heading into half time. The visitors relied on the reliable boot of Steenson to keep them in touch, but they were only a point behind going into the break. Steenson gave them the lead temporarily after half time before the hosts raced into a 23-12 lead with a Humphreys penalty, while Yarde was awarded a try on the overlap despite a suspicion of a forward pass. Humphreys converted before Steenson scored his 1000th point for Exeter with another penalty. And with prop John Yapp sin-binned for London Irish, the visitors were able to take advantage. Firs Mumm crossed and then with seven minutes remaining White sealed the victory with Steenson sending over the extras. VIEW FROM DRESSING ROOM London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith: “At the back end of the match we couldn’t defend our errors, we needed to bring our error rate down but we didn’t eliminate those errors and they came back to bite us on the backside. “We went into the contest with quite a few hiccups but we were well prepared and that showed for the first 60 minutes, but their first try was a momentum changer as we lost all our momentum after that. “Halani Aulika’s injury could be a serious one it is an Achilles which may be ruptured. We will assess it in 48 hours but potentially it was a season ending injury.” Exeter boss Rob Baxter: “I am not happy with our performance but we showed great character. “In the first half we were disappointing for our game wasn’t direct enough as we were content to try and pass the ball around the opposition. “We are stuttering along a bit, we haven’t really hit the heights that we reached a year ago but we are going well in training. “The first four or five weeks of the season are a dogfight and you just have to fight for the whole of the 80 minutes to get what you can.
Smith, who has been garnering acclaim as a versatile stage actress in plays ranging from Legally Blonde: The Musical to Hedda Gabler, plays the fairy queen Titania in Shakespeares play about young lovers bewitched, bothered and bewildered during a mood-altering summer night. Walliams is Bottom, the pompous weaver transformed into an ass by the mischievous sprite Puck. His broad, campy performance won over most, but not all, reviewers. Paul Taylor in the Independent found Walliams delightfully funny, though the Daily Telegraphs Charles Spencer disliked his smarmy, supercilious demeanor. Walliams crowd-pleasing turn was typical of a confident production, played at a ferocious clip, that gives the magical forest setting a trippy Woodstock vibe. Amid blasts of rock music and bursts of tie-dye, fairy king Oberon (Padraic Delaney) struts around like a bare-chested rock star, while Smiths Titania is a Janis Joplin-esque den mother to a band of sprites. There is also a fair amount of attractive young flesh on display as the quartet of confused lovers swaps sexy invective in the forest. While some reviewers felt the production didnt touch the heart as much as it might, it undeniably drew hearty laughter. Its another winner for Grandage, who has staged a successful season of plays that has appealed to younger audiences through a combination of big-name casting, top-notch acting and tickets priced as low as 10 pounds ($16). Previous productions have starred the likes of Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw and Daniel Radcliffe; next up, in December, is Jude Law as Shakespeares Henry V. Much Ado About Nothing runs at the Old Vic until Nov. 30. A Midsummer Nights Dream is at the Noel Coward Theatre until Nov.
London confectioner wants to patent the deepfried Mars bar
While the rest of the UK has its sights firmly set on the small matter of the future of England and Scotland following the independence referendum, a deep-fried cross-border dispute has already descended into meltdown over who owns the rights to the mouth-watering treat. London company Crispy Candy, based in Camden Market, has claimed its frying technique produces a tastier and healthier deep fried Mars Bar than the one sold in Stonehavens Carron Fish Bar. The English outlet chills the chocolate bars before frying them in batter made from buttermilk imported from the US. However, the owner of The Carron, which first dipped the bars in batter under its previous name and owner, has accused Crispy Candy of piggybacking on the idea. Garry Davis of Crispy Candy has lodged an application with the patent office in London which, if approved, would stop anyone else copying his technique. He said: It took us about six months to develop the perfect way of frying chocolate bars. Weve taken the deep fried Mars Bar which was known as a Scottish delicacy and changed into something that is more an indulgent dessert. Its all about storing them at the correct temperature and using a different kind of batter which means that youre left with a lovely, fluffy, gooey mouthful instead of an oil filled crispy bar that many chip shops serve. The Intellectual Property Office is now considering application b1218841.3, which was received on October 19 2012 and concerns a cooking method. The Carron Fish Bar landed itself in hot water with Mars last year after the company said the chipper was not authorised to use the product. However, Mrs Watson has stood by her shops product and said the idea will always be Scottish. We have been serving the treat for more than 20 years now, she said. Mr Davis obviously heard about our issue with Mars last year and is trying to piggyback on it.