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Tea & Ice

by | 6th, March 2006

‘OSCARS. What Oscars? If you want the skinny on showbiz stars winning prizes then you will have to make do with the Express’s story of how former Coronation Street actress Gaynor Faye scooped the top prize in TV’s Dancing On Ice.

There’s Gaynor in a sequinned blue mini-dress, holding her ice skate-styled trophy and preparing to thank her mum, her dad, her producers, the barman at the Rover’s Return who gave her an introduction to working with ice and so many others who helped her achieve her life’s dream.

It is just terrific news. And should Hollywood ever need an actress to play the female lead in Crash On Ice, Ice The Line or The Constant Skater, Faye is a shoo-in.

And… Oh, it’s no good. Let’s face it, if you are a serious actress, life is not about skating in Saturday night telly contests, it is about walking the red carpet and mingling with the great and good at the Oscars.

The papers might not have news of the winners, the dos and the disappointments, but the Star does spot Keira Knightly in tears.

As the Star reports, in the hours before the Oscars ceremony, Knightly – who was up for the best actress gong for her performance in Pride and Prejudice – had an attack of pre-ceremony nerves.

A teary Knightly was forced to scarper through the backdoor of LA restaurant The Ivy to evade fans pushing forward to wish her the best of British.

She made good her escape, and calmed down with a refreshing cup of tea back at the Chateau Marmont hotel with Sienna Miller pouring the calming brew.

Very soon all was right in the world again, and Knightly was able to carry on, putting on a brave face as she failed to win the best actress Oscar – and Dancing On Ice…’

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