29TH NOVEMBER

We rundown the top 5 news stories of the week!

From Kate's emotional visit to the Imperial War Museum, to the first look at Henry Cavill's Geralt from Netflix's latest series, The Witcher, this was the week that was 29th November...

5. Kate's WW1 Tribute

HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge made an unannounced visit to the Imperial War Museum where she looked at letters written by three of her Great-Grandmother’s brothers, all of whom were killed in World War 1.

The Duchess was also shown a telegram reporting the death of her great uncle, Major Francis Lupton whose body had been found. It read: ‘Bad news Francis body found. Killed instantaneously.”

Kate wore a stunning Royal blue Jenny Packham dress for the visit as she was shown a letter of condolence from the Keeper of the Privy Purse at Buckingham Palace. It read: ‘I am commanded by King George V to convey to you his Majesty’s deep feeling of sympathy with you in fresh bereavement which has befallen you by the death in battle of your gallant son Major F. A. Lupton.’

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4. Gladiator Sequel?

It is the sequel that no one thought would ever be made, or even need to be. Ridley Scott’s Oscar winning epic Gladiator is scheduled for a follow-up. The movie classic, which followed Russell Crowe as the General-turned-Gladiator, take on the Roman Empire in the famed Colosseum, has no release date as of yet and has only moved onto the next scripting stage.

It is reported that the sequel will focus on Lucius, the Nephew of Commodus, played by Joaquin Phoenix.

Other details are scarce, but this isn’t the first time a sequel to the Roman hit has been played around with. It was famously reported of a potential movie that would follow Maximus into the spirit world, following on from his death at the end of the first movie. The leaked script was widely mocked for its unbelievability and thus, never saw the light of day.

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3. Leeds Get C4

It was announced last week, that after stiff competition from Birmingham and Manchester, that Channel 4 is moving its headquarters to Leeds. The move has been met with praise from Leeds City Council and other Yorkshire cities including York and Bradford.

Over 200 employees at the London Head Office will be moved to the northern city and will see Channel 4 fulfil its promise to branch out their production services so as to better reflect the diverse nature of the UK.

The move hasn’t been all met with joy with many believing that Manchester, the city which homes the BBC and ITV offices, should have won the bid.

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2. A Titanic Tribute

Hollywood and Titanic star Kate Winslet proved just how much of a star she is this week after attending the funeral of young mum, Gemma Nuttall. Winslet along with her Titanic co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio managed to raise over £300,000 for Gemma to receive immunotherapy treatment at a German clinic in a last-ditch attempt to win her battle against ovarian cancer.

Whilst initially the treatment worked, sadly 18-months later Gemma lost her battle. Kate, who consistently visited Gemma at her bedside in the final days of her life, attended the funeral with her husband.

Winslet movingly spoke at Gemma’s funeral saying: “As a young mum, Gemma’s extraordinary determination to beat cancer for Penelope was something that deeply moved me and made me want to help.”

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1. Cavill's Geralt

Netflix’s highly anticipated series, The Witcher reached a new level last week after actor Henry Cavill revealed a first look at his version of Geralt, the main character from the series.

Wearing a long silver wig and topaz contact lenses, Cavill bore a striking resemblance to the famed character, from the hugely successful games and books.

Cavill was deemed a preference for the role by fans of the series and they reacted overwhelmingly positive to his casting.

The series will be mostly based on the Polish short stories of the same name, and follow the witcher Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter who develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly beasts.

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