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BBC Apologizes, Pays “Substantial Sum” to Princess Diana Aide Over Martin Bashir Interview

The BBC said Thursday that it has apologized and paid a “substantial” sum to Princess Diana’s private secretary over subterfuge used to get an explosive television interview with the late royal. The U.K.’s national broadcaster said it acknowledged that “serious harm” was caused to Patrick Jephson by the circumstances in which the 1995 interview, conducted […]

Princess Diana Doc ‘The Princess’: Film Review | Sundance 2022

Using archival news clips only, without recent commentary, Ed Perkins' 'The Princess' recreates Diana's shattered fairy-tale story as the media told it then.

From Kristen Stewart to Catherine Oxenberg: 11 Actresses Who Have Played Princess Diana

From the early 1980s until the present day, actresses have been taking on the challenge of portraying Princess Diana. Despite being a member of the House of Windsor for only 15 years, the Princess of Wales’ life story remains fascinating. She began to make headlines during her courtship with Prince Charles and continued to captivate […]

Princess Diana Interview Whistleblower to Receive Compensation From BBC

A graphic designer who turned whistleblower about a famed 1995 BBC Princess Diana interview, which an independent probe earlier this year found was obtained by a journalist using “deceitful” methods, has reached an agreement with the U.K. public broadcaster that includes unspecified financial compensation. The BBC on Friday repeated a “full and unconditional apology” to […]

Frank Marshall on Why ‘Diana: The Musical’ Opened on Netflix Before Broadway

On Friday, a project dropped on Netflix that is unlike any other: Diana: The Musical. What sets it apart is not just that it tells the story of the late Princess of Wales’ life through song and dance, although that is certainly a unique approach. It’s also the way in which it is being released […]

Maria Zuckerman Promoted to Topic Studios President

First Look Media has promoted Maria Zuckerman to president of Topic Studios. Having joined the Spotlight producer in 2019 as executive vp and head of Topic Studios, Zuckerman will continue to lead the indie producer’s creative vision and overall strategy, including development, financing, and production across feature films, documentaries and more recently ramping up in […]

Princes William and Harry Unveil Princess Diana’s Statue in London

Princes William and Harry unveiled a statue of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 60th birthday Thursday in a small — and brief — ceremony at London’s Kensington Palace. Diana’s family joined the two brothers for the ceremony at the palace’s Sunken Garden, a place in which the princess once found […]

“We’ve Been Waiting Five, Six Years to Get to Here”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Josh O’Connor and the Creators Behind ‘The Crown’

Few historical dramas have enthralled viewers the way The Crown has the last five years. The Netflix drama, created by Oscar- and Emmy-nominated scribe Peter Morgan, kept up that intrigue with one of its buzziest seasons yet last fall, which marked the much-anticipated debut of Princess Diana. For the creative team behind the show, this […]

Prince Harry Reveals He Used Drugs, Alcohol to Cope With Diana’s Death

In the first episode of The Me You Can’t See — Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry’s five-part Apple TV+ docuseries focusing on mental health — the Duke of Sussex spoke candidly about turning to drugs and alcohol years after the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Harry was just 12 years old when Diana died […]

BBC Faces Calls for Reform After Prince William Condemns Diana Interview Deceit

There is growing pressure to reform the British Broadcasting Corporation, or BBC, following a report that found a journalist used lies and deceit to secure a famed 1995 television interview with Princess Diana. The independent report, commissioned by the BBC and carried out by former Supreme Court judge Lord Dyson, concluded that former BBC journalist […]

BBC Probe Finds Journalist Used “Deceitful” Methods to Secure Princess Diana Interview

An independent investigation has found that journalist Martin Bashir used “deceitful” methods in securing a famed 1995 BBC television interview with Princess Diana. The investigation, launched last year following pressure from the family of the late princess, found that Bashir used fake documents to gain Diana’s trust and convince her to speak to him. The […]

Michael J. Fox Shares Hilarious Princess Diana ‘Back to the Future’ Story

"She seemed to laugh a couple of times — she wasn't booing it," the actor recalls.