The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.

For her performance, Weaver was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe.

Weaver recently received a very different type of award – one that recognizes her role in real-life as an ambassador for animal rights.

Picking up not long after where the most recent respective seasons of the Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Coulter and Finn Jones series left off, However, as several thousand surprised fans learned when the first episode was previewed at Comic-Con last month in the San Diego Convention Center’s huge Hall H, the real muscle here is in the performances of Ritter and Sigourney Weaver as Jones and Oscar nominee pushes things further in this partially S. Clarkson helmed series with a uniquely layered portrayal of a villain who is only as bad as your perspective – which is an interesting notion in these times.

In the film, Weaver plays Midwesterner Fossey, a zoologist and primatologist, who travels to Africa to study the local gorilla populations.

“Today it's fashionable to give the Oscar to a small movie that nobody saw.” To date, Avatar has grossed over $2.7 billion – nearly 150 times the amount of The Hurt Locker, which only earned $18.1m worldwide.

Weaver's made the comments during a trip to Brazil with Cameron, during which they planted the first of one million trees planned as an initiative between Twentieth Century Fox and the charity Earth Day Network to coincide with the release of Avatar on DVD and Blu-ray.

Europe has been a place of battles and political intrigue for centuries.

As we approach a vote on the UK's membership of the European Union, we look at what 50 writers, actors, historians, artists and comedians have said about Europe and its nations.

Sigourney a Glamazonian leading lady at 5ft 11 and a half inches, while the low-key Selina is a diminutive 5ft 5in.