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Anne Heche: Her Best Movies and How to Watch Them

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Anne Heche leaves a legacy of film behind her (Picture: Getty Images/Universal Pictures/Columbia Pictures)

Star of the big and small screen, the enigmatic Anne Heche died on Friday, aged 53, after suffering serious injuries following a horrific car crash in Los Angeles on August 5

The actress and Hollywood star appeared in some of the most well-known films of the 1990s and beyond, including Donnie Brasco and I Know What You Did Last Summer.

She has been described as ‘fearless’ and ‘wonderful’ by her friends and co-stars and had a varied career over two decades which included prominent roles in film and TV.

Below, we take a look at some of her best movies and tell you how you can watch them: 

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

Heche had a small but memorable role in the now cult teen slasher I Know What You Did Last Summer as Missy Egan, the sister of the man Julie (played by Jennifer Love Hewitt) believes she and her friends accidentally ran over the summer prior. 

Heche played a small yet memorable role in I Know What You Did Last Summer (Picture: COLUMBIA PICTURES)

She was in just two scenes, but has a memorable and haunting presence regardless as she grieves the loss of her brother. Missy isn’t who she seems though and the actress is utterly convincing. 

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Donnie Brasco (1997)

This 1997 mob movie is perhaps one of Heche’s most well-known roles, if not her most recognisable. In it, she plays Maggie Pistone, wife to FBI agent Joe Pistone (played by Johnny Depp) as he goes undercover to infiltrate the mob. She does a phenomenal job of capturing the strain that the intense undercover operation places on their marriage.

Heche’s Donnie Brasco co-stars include Al Pacino and Paul Giamatti, among others. Directed by Mike Newell, the film earned an Academy Award nomination for best screenplay.

Stream it on Netflix

Volcano (1997)

Heche was decidedly of the moment in 1997 with the actress in a series of high-profile projects, amid going public with dating Ellen DeGeneres. Following Donnie Brasco came Volcano, a big-budget disaster film where Heche stars as seismologist Dr. Amy Barnes.

This disaster flick is still very watchable (Picture: Getty Images)

She teams up with Los Angeles’ head of emergency management (played by Tommy Lee Jones) to save the city from a volcanic threat that emerges from the La Brea Tar Pits. It sounds OTT but the actress paired with Tommy Lee make it work and the film holds up surprisingly well. 

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Catfight

Anne starred opposite Killing Eve alum Sandra Oh in 2017’s Catfight. She and Oh play college friends who reconnect years later only to find they’ve ended up in very different places. Veronica married rich, becoming an ‘entitled trophy wife, while Ashley is a starving artist in a rocky relationship with her partner.’

Think old grudges and hostility before a no-holds-barred fist fight occurs with consequences for them both. Heche excels at playing another complicated, damaged, yet determined character that stretched her skill as an actor. 

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Psycho (1998)

The actress was striking on screen in the 90s remake of the classic horror (Picture: UNIVERSAL PICTURES)

Despite its intense loyalty to the source material, Gus Van Sant’s 1998 Psycho doesn’t quite do it as a horror film overall.  The remake is still one of the more misguided projects in legacy horror. To be fair, Vince Vaughn is notoriously miscast as Norman Bates, a fact that is not Heche’s fault.

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In fact, she dazzles as her variation of Marion Crane, with an icy, laid-back cool. With her striking icy blonde pixie cut perfectly reminiscent of the hairdo Janet Leigh sported for the original, she both looks and acts the part tremendously. It’s worth watching for her alone.  

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France Hopes to Replace Notre-Dame’s Spire by the End of 2023

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Notre-Dame cathedral, badly damaged by fire in 2019, should reopen by the end of 2024, according to France’s Culture Ministry – too late for the Paris Olympics. The cathedral’s distrinctive spire should nonetheless be back in place by the end of this year.

While the culture ministry, which is responsible for the cathedral’s structure, says reconstruction work is progressing “at a good pace”, the cathedral will no

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LGBT+ History Month in London: 8 Events in the Capital in February 2023

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There are plenty of great LGBT+ events going on in the capital this month (Picture: Getty)

February is LGBT+ history month and there are so many ways to commemorate the occasion in London.

From LGBT+ history walking tours, to drag events and pub quizzes, there’s bound to be something for everyone.

This year’s theme is #BehindtheLens and celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to cinema and film from behind the lens so there are also plenty of film related events taking place across the capital.

Here’s our round up of the best events the month has to offer.

LGBT+ history walking tours

London With A Local is carrying out a number of free LGBTQ+ history tours in the capital across February.

Expert tour guides will give you an insight into everything from how the queer influence of the Roman’s shaped the city, to the Aids crisis and the history of the iconic Heaven nightclub.

The tours begin at 11am, last for two hours and take place on every Sunday in February (February 5, 12, 19 and 26).

To find out more info and to book tickets visit the London With A Local website.

The meeting point for the tours is The Clermont Hotel, Strand, London WC2N 5HX.

This year’s theme is Behind The Lens (Picture: Getty)

‘Quiztorical’ quiz night

Sports Media LGBT+ and the West London Queer Project are hosting a charity quiz night on February 9, to raise money for LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity akt.

The quiz will include questions on queer history but will also cover a wider range of topics.

It’s £5 to enter , starts at 7pm and is open to LGBTQ+ people and allies.

More info can be found on the Sports Media LGBT+ website.

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Welcome to UK LGBT+ History Month from the co-founder of the month @suesanders03

Celebrating LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to cinema and film from #BehindTheLens.

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Fierce Queens: All Aboard

On February 24, Fierce Queens will be taking over the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, for a night of cabaret, queer history and more, hosted by Drag King and Queen, Adam All and Apple Derrieres.

The event starts at 7pm and tickets are £14 for Royal Museums Greenwich members, £16 for non members and £12 for concessions.

For more information and to book tickets visit the Royal Museums Greenwich website.

Cutty Sark, King William Walk, London SE10 9HT

LQBTQ+ Film Day at the British Museum

The British Museum is celebrating this year’s LGBT+ history month theme, Behind the Lens, with a day showcasing LGBTQ+ short films Gay Black Group, What am I? and Sally Leapt Out of A Window Last Night.

There will also be a guided tour of some of the British Museum artifacts that have LGBTQ+ connections and there will be a live poetry reading from Simon Maddrell.

The event takes place on February 25 from 10:30-4 and is free to attend.

The British Museum, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

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Kids storytime event with Dani the Storyteller

Under 5s can take part in a free immersive story telling experience on February 17, as Dani the storyteller takes them through the history of Islington’s Pride movement.

Dani will take the children on a journey as they play football with Stonewall FC, drive a red bus to the first-ever Pride March and celebrate under a giant rainbow flag.

The event takes place from 10-11am and more information can be found here.

Cally Clock Tower Centre, Caledonian Park Market Road London N7 9PL

Pride banner designing and making workshop

Pride banner making is just one of many great activities you can do this LGBT+ History Month (Picture: Getty)

El Warcha are putting on Pride Banner designing and making workshops at Wood green Library.

The designing workshop is on February 4 and then there is a separate workshop to make the banner you have designed on February 11.

The banners will celebrate inclusivity in the community and will be displayed in the library.

This event is for ages 14+ and is free to attend.

More info can be found here.

Nobody’s Perfect

Nobody’s Perfect is a film event that will take place at St Pancras hospital on February 15, that will explore representation of LGBTQ+ people has changed on the big screen over the decades.

The event will include research from students at The University of Westminster and an introduction by Professor Pippa Catterall.

The takes place from 6:30 to 8:30, is free to attend and light refreshments will be provided.

More info can be found here.

AIDS: A cultural history

Aids: A Cultural History is a lecture discussing the virus’s impact on the LGBT+ community (Picture: Getty)

Aids: A Cultural History is a talk by Professor Joanna Bourke which focuses on the period before antiretroviral drugs were developed to treat the virus.

The lecture also discusses: ‘questions of civil liberties, gender and sexuality, race, religion, and cultures of both harm and care’.

It takes place at 6pm on February 16 and is free to attend.

More information can be found here.

Barnard’s Inn Hall, Holborn, London, EC1N 2HH

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Speeding Driver Who Killed ‘selfless’ Dad-of-two in Hit-and-run Jailed

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Dad-of-three John Wilson was sentenced at the Old Bailey (Picture: Central News/REX)

A motorist who killed a ‘selfless’ father-of-two in a hit-and-run on a pedestrian crossing has been jailed.  

John Wilson, 39, was travelling at 60mph on a 40mph dual carriageway when he hit Tarsem Randhawa, 55, while undertaking another car.  

Mr Randhawa, a financial advisor, died at the scene on Great West Road in Isleworth, west London.   

Wilson, a father-of-three, was driving his fiancee’s car without a licence or insurance when he hit the victim on April 28 last year.  

He only confessed after police arrived at her home to arrest her for the offence, the Old Bailey heard.  

Mr Randhawa, a devoted Chelsea fan, was described by his son, Marco, as ‘the most innocent, humble, selfless kind-hearted man’.  

‘He was adored by everyone and the amount of love and support we received following his passing was truly overwhelming.’  

His second son, Tiago, described his father as ‘his hero’ and ‘his rock’.  

‘I thought I’d have Paps for my whole life,’ he said.  

‘I thought he’d be there as I began my career, I thought he’d be there when I got married and I thought he’d be there when I had kids. 

‘The pain of knowing that that future has been robbed from Paps, from me, from everyone has left me in a deep dark hole which can never be filled.  

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‘We have lost someone so beautiful, everyone’s favourite person.   

‘The greatest pain is knowing how much pain Paps would have been in, to know that as quick as his death may had been there was also that split second when he knew he had lost it all.  

‘An entire life of dedication, laughter and loving, had just disappeared.  

‘To know my hero had to go through that hurts the worst, to know he was completely helpless as his life vanished as if he had never existed.’  

Wilson looked away when the brothers walked past him in the dock.  

Mr Randhawa’s sister, Binda Rai, said his death ‘tore our world apart and it remains so to this day.’  

‘My brother shouldn’t have died and he certainly didn’t need to die at such a young age and in such a brutal way. A part of me has gone with him,’ Ms Rai said in a victim impact statement.  

Sentencing him to 18 months in prison, Judge Charles Gratwicke told him: ‘You were driving above the speed limit.  

‘You were undercutting a vehicle which was observing the speed limit.   

‘Why you were speeding, only you know. If you had been observing the speed limit you could have swerved to the right and the collision could have been avoided.’ 

Wilson, of Brentford, west London, admitted causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving; causing death by driving a vehicle whilst uninsured and without a licence; and failing to stop after a traffic accident. 

He has been disqualified from driving for two years and nine months. 

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