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Mitch Winehouse slams Amy documentary - again

24 Feb 2016

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Mitch Winehouse doesn't want 'Amy' to be the "defining image" of his late daughter Amy Winehouse. The 65-year-old patriarch has been an outspoken critic of the Oscar-nominated documentary and is hoping 'Letter To Amy', his own film about the 'Back to…

Reg Traviss: Amy documentary has 'inaccuracies'

29 Dec 2015

Film gossip

Reg Traviss thinks there are a "lot of inaccuracies" in 'Amy'. The 38-year-old filmmaker doesn't think director Asif Kapadia has made a film which truly told the story of his late fiancee - who died in July 2011 aged 27 - because there was a certain…

Mitch Winehouse: I'm not a 'villain'

11 Jul 2015

Film gossip

Mitch Winehouse insists 'Amy' filmmakers were determined to portray him as a "villain". The showbiz patriarch initially supported the documentary about his late troubled daughter Amy Winehouse but has withdrawn his support and had a solicitor request…

Amy Winehouse 'was more unwell than many thought'

7 Jul 2015

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'Amy' director Asif Kapadia believes Amy Winehouse was more unwell than many thought. The London-born film-maker has claimed that Amy, who died in 2011, aged 27, suffered brain damage as a result of her alcohol and drug binges. He told The Sun…

Mark Ronson: Watching Amy was tough

6 Jul 2015

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Mark Ronson found it "tough" watching the Amy Winehouse documentary film. The 39-year-old musician - who's well-known for his collaborative work with the singer, who died in July 2011, aged 27 - has confessed that although aspects of the movie are…

Amy Winehouse unheard tracks destroyed

2 Jul 2015

Music gossip

Amy Winehouse's unheard demos have been destroyed by Universal Music's CEO. David Joseph - who is the chairman of the UK record company - claims to have eradicated all of the late singer's unreleased material to stop another posthumous release. He…

New Amy Winehouse music to be released?

1 Jul 2015

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Amy Winehouse has unreleased music. Unheard tapes of the late singer - who died from alcohol poisoning aged 27 in 2011 - were discovered by 'Amy' director Asif Kapdia, producer James Gay-Rees and editor Chris King during their two years researching…


17 Jun 20155 stars

EIFF 2015: Asif Kapadia's astonishing documentary about the late soul singer

British director Asif Kapadia rightly won a lot of admirers for his 2010 Formula One documentary Senna. Though even that pales next to his latest real-life study, an emotive look at the late singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. It’s hard to believe it’s…

EIFF 2015 interview: Amy director Asif Kapadia – ‘Amy was treated as something from the gutter’

4 Jun 2015

A huge talent cut short, Amy Winehouse's life and death is now a compelling documentary

Director Asif Kapadia likes to play the outsider. From his very first feature, the critically acclaimed 2001 drama The Warrior, to his current production, an adaptation of the novel Ali and Nino, he has travelled to far-flung corners of the globe. The…

Mitch Winehouse's backing The Voice's Vince Kidd

2 Apr 2012

TV Gossip

Amy Winehouse's dad is backing 'The Voice' contestant Vince Kidd. Mitch Winehouse got in touch with the hopeful - who is now being coached by Jessie J - to congratulate him after he performed Madonna's 'Like a Virgin' on the BBC One show on Saturday…

Tracy Barlow's Christmas kidnap plan

11 Nov 2010

TV Gossip

Coronation Street's Tracy Barlow will kidnap her daughter Amy after being freed from jail. The Weatherfield baddie - who was imprisoned for life for the murder of her ex-boyfriend Charlie Stubbs in 2007 - is to return to the ITV1 soap after being…