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October 25, 2017

Robert Guillaume dead: Lion King actor and Emmy Award-winner dies, aged 89

Two-time Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, who became one of the most prominent black actors on US television playing the title character in the hit 1980s series Benson before later voicing the character of Rafiki in Disney hit The Lion King, has died of complications from prostate cancer. He was 89.

The gravelly voiced Guillaume, who thrived in Broadway musicals before starring on the TV series Soap and its spinoff Benson, died at his Los Angeles home, his wife Donna Brown Guillaume said in a statement. It is not known how long he had been dealing with cancer.

Robert Guillaume first played sarcastic and irascible butler Benson DuBois on the over-the-top soap [...]

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October 20, 2017

Stronger Things 2 actor David Harbour: ‘There are easter eggs in season 1 that you won’t get until season 4’

After months of waiting, Stranger Things 2 has almost arrived, bringing revelations about the Upside Down and where Eleven has been.

The Independent spoke with Chief Hopper himself, David Harbour, about the upcoming series, the actor revealing some lovely little details. 

Along with comparing the character to Hamlet and teaser a darker season arch, Harbour confirmed Stranger Things will finish around season four or five, calling the final point “a very beautiful end”.

“We’re talking about ending Stranger Things at either season four of season five,” the 42-year-old said. “I know there is an end to the story. It’s a very beautiful end.

“We’ve already been [...]

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