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The Sopranos

Sopranos actor James Gandolfini dies of possible heart attack in Italy

James Gandolfini (shown in 2011), 51, died while vacationing in Rome, Italy, said HBO. Photo: Reuters

James Gandolfini, the burly actor best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of a conflicted New Jersey mob boss in the groundbreaking TV series The Sopranos, died on Wednesday while vacationing in Rome, HBO said.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

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Dawn breaks over a Russian emigre neighbourhood in London. A balding man with stately features sits on a plush red divan in one of the flats. He lights a contemplative cigarette in the quiet and you can almost feel the weight of his thoughts as they play behind his lowered gaze.

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

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HBO mob drama The Sopranos is coming to a close in the US with the airing of the series' final nine episodes. But before the last shot is fired you might want to revisit the show to discover who got whacked, when and why.

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Tony's back - but will he end up getting 'whacked'?

Call it mob justice. Millions of fans of America' s most popular mafia drama will finally get their way tonight when The Sopranos returns to the country's television screens after a two-year absence.

Many feared the hit show had disappeared to sleep with the fishes after the last episode ended in June 2004 with mob boss Tony Soprano fleeing into the woods to escape the FBI.

12 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

The Sopranos: Season Five

Starring: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Steve Buscemi, Edie Falco and Steve Van Zandt

Directors: Mike Figgis, Peter Bogdanovich, Steve Buscemi, Rodrigo Garcia, Allen Coulter et al

19 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

The Last Gangster

The Last Gangster

by George Anastasia

Avon Books $62

3 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Pick of the day

The Sopranos (IV)

Pearl, 10.30pm

Tony (James Gandolfini, above, with Lorraine Bracco) invests in a potentially lucrative land deal, while his wife frets about the family's long-term financial security. Meanwhile Uncle Junior worries about his pending trial, and Christopher sets his sights on avenging an old murder.

Red Gold - Magic To Medicine

16 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Behind the best-sellers

It was interesting to note the difference between the cookbook listings either side of the Atlantic in the run-up to the lucrative Christmas season. The British best-sellers lists were filled with the likes of Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson striving to recreate authentic national cuisines from around the world.

4 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

The Sopranos

Pearl, 9.30pm

30 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

The Sopranos

Pearl, 9.30pm

9 Apr 2002 - 12:00am


The Sopranos

Pearl, 9.30pm

22 Jan 2002 - 12:00am


The Sopranos

Pearl, 10.30pm

2 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Ciao, Tony

Tuesdays will not be the same without the much-feted The Sopranos (Pearl, 9.30pm). The first season comes to a close tonight, with Tony discovering that his mother is as evil as Lady Macbeth, the villainous woman who called for her milk to be turned to bile in her quest to be queen of Scotland.

14 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Dirty business

Tonight's episode of The Sopranos (Pearl, 9.30pm) is lead actor James Gandolfini's favourite. In College, the two worlds of mobster Tony Soprano collide in the most poetic of ways we have seen.

11 Jan 2000 - 12:00am