Greek actress and singer dies aged 96

Greek actress and singer Irene Papas, who gained international recognition starring in classic 1960s films such as “Zorba the Greek” and “The Guns of Navarone”, has died at the age of 96, Greece’s culture ministry said on Wednesday. Papas enjoyed a 50-year film career capped by John Madden’s “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” in 2001 alongside Hollywood stars Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz, and Manoel de Oliveira’s “A Talking Picture” in 2003, her final performance alongside Catherine Deneuve and John Malkovich.