MEGHAN Markle's mum Doria Ragland is a yoga instructor and social worker. Here is the lowdown on the woman who fought back the tears in front of the world's media on her daughter's big day... Who is Doria Ragland? Doria Ragland is a yoga instructor and social worker who gave birth to her daughter Meghan in August 1981. Doria divorced Meghan's father Thomas when she was six. Her mum's Facebook page states she works in social work at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services in California. What was life like for Doria and Meghan growing up? Doria is African-American, while Meghan's father is Dutch-Irish, and their difference in skin tone led to the family receiving racial abuse when she was younger. The star has since said that because her mother is black with dreadlocks, and she passes as caucasian. Throughout her childhood, she often came under fire growing up as people questioned whether her mother was, in fact, her biological mum. Meghan recalled how her mother was mistaken for … [Read more...] about Who is Meghan Markle’s mum Doria Ragland, who designed her Royal Wedding dress and where does she come from?
THE BBC and Amazon have teamed up to produce a star-studded adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy King Lear, starring Anthony Hopkins in the title role. But which actors have taken on the role in the past? Read on to find out. Who has played King Lear in the past? Many famous actors have played the role of King Lear, including the following: John Gielgud (1950 and 1955) Michael Redgrave (1953) Charles Laughton (1959) Paul Scofield (1962) Eric Porter (1968) Donald Sinden (1976) Michael Gambon (1982) Laurence Olivier (1946 and 1983) Robert Stephens (1993) Nigel Hawthorne (1999) Corin Redgrave (2004) Ian McKellen (2007) Greg Hicks (2010) When does King Lear start on BBC? King Lear will air Monday, May 28, 2018, on BBC Two. As Amazon studios are co-producing, they will be showing the film in the US and Germany and it will also be available on Amazon Prime Video in the UK following its airing on the BBC. BBC and Amazon Prime have shared their first photo from the new Shakespeare series. … [Read more...] about Who has played King Lear? From Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen to John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier
MURDERED By My Daughter is a new documentary that's set to take a harrowing look at a double murder - committed by FOURTEEN year olds. Here's everything you need to know about the shocking new Channel 5 documentary... What happened to Elizabeth and Katie Edwards? Elizabeth and Katie Edwards were brutally murdered in their home in Spalding, Lincolnshire in April 2016. The 13-year-old and her 49-year-old mum were stabbed ten times as they slept in their beds. Kim Edwards, 14, and her boyfriend Lucas Markham, also 14, later confessed to the killings. Edwards told police: “He was joking. Then he realised I wasn’t joking. Then he said he wasn’t joking either and it escalated from there.” In court, the jury heard that the plan started as “a joke” that “escalated”. It has also been revealed Edwards and Markham had sex after the killings, then shared a bath before watching the Twilight films. As a result, the murders are often referred … [Read more...] about When is Murdered By My Daughter on Channel 5, what happened to Elizabeth and Katie Edwards
EASTENDERS bosses like to keep fans on their toes and so it's no surprise that a new character keeps popping up in Walford. But what do we know about the Slater cousin, Hayley, who recently announced her pregnancy? We've got the lowdown... Who is Hayley in EastEnders and when did she first appear? The mysterious new character was first spotted during the episode on February 9. She was seen watching Martin and Stacey Fowler as they rowed about their children following a bitter break up. At the end of the episode, Hayley was looking at her phone while sitting in the cafe. She looked through the pictures she'd taken of the row before answering a call and saying she knew exactly what to do next. She said: "Took your time, didn't you? Yeah, I'm here. You never told me this place was so… friendly," as she pulled a face. "So you got the pictures I sent then? That's him, yeah? I knew it. I can sniff a wretch at 20 paces. "So far up himself, I'm surprised it ain't coming out the … [Read more...] about Who is Hayley Slater in EastEnders? Stacey’s pregnant cousin played by Fish Tank actress Kate Jarvis
CHARLOTTE Church shot to fame as "the voice of an angel" back in the 90s. Here's everything you need to know about the classical singer, turned pop star and TV presenter... Who is Charlotte Church? What is her background? Charlotte Church was born on February 21, 1986 and is a Welsh singer and TV presenter. She achieved overnight worldwide success in 1998 as a classical singer with her debut album Voice Of An Angel aged just 12 -years-old. Her next three albums Charlotte Church, Dream a Dream and Enchantment were also just as successful. But after this she ditched classical in favour of a pop career. What else has Charlotte Church done since leaving classical music? Charlotte revamped herself as a pop singer in 2005 with her album Tissues and Issues, and had a hit with single Crazy Chick. Her album Back to Scratch, which she funded, did less well, and only sold 200,000 copies. She also enjoyed TV success presenting The Charlotte Show, which ran for two years In early 2017, … [Read more...] about What is Charlotte Church’s net worth, who’s her husband Jonathan Powell, was she married to Gavin Henson and how many children does she have?