One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The person or act that gives the most heralded or impressive performance in a program.
- ‘The real star turn comes - albeit in voice-over - from Valentini, who revels in her offspring's guilt even as she offers cracked nuggets of maternal advice.’
- ‘Instead supercar activity will be kept mainly below the £150,000 mark with the new small Aston Martin, the V8 Vantage, the obvious star turn.’
- ‘There's even a star turn from a dog for those who find the human actors hard to take.’
- ‘Panto king Berwick Kaler left audiences gasping during his star turn at York's Theatre Royal - by correctly guessing the first name of someone in the audience.’
- ‘The film would be merely a showpiece however, a star turn for its lead actor, if the script did not successfully balance Whale's story with those of Clay Boone and Hannah.’
- ‘And now she wants a repeat performance - she has lined up Manning to be the star turn at a birthday party for her husband Guy Ritchie later this month.’
- ‘Greg convinces Seth to come into JT Marlin for an interview, which is conducted by Ben Affleck in a bit of a star turn.’
- ‘As Mrs Conway, Penelope Keith gives a star turn, not a performance - largely because she appears unable to risk not getting a laugh or appearing unsympathetic.’
- ‘Mirren rescues the newsroom scenes with her star turn as Beatrice's boss, a satanic Wintour like figure in platinum blonde.’
- ‘For those who just can't get enough of Vin Diesel's monosyllabic delivery, the ex-bouncer makes his second star turn of the year in this high-seas action flick.’
- ‘Her performance is pretty easily the best star turn to come along thus far this year.’
- ‘The rapper Ice Cube takes a star turn as Calvin, the proprietor of the eponymous barbershop.’
- ‘Stand-up comic Kevin McAleer will be the star turn on a four-hour boat trip organised by the Pat Finucane Centre in Derry to celebrate its 10th anniversary.’
- ‘He was due to be the star turn in the televised Edinburgh cross-country international next weekend, though now his participation is in doubt, as he is understandably grief-stricken.’
- ‘As actor-singer-director, Spacey hogs every scene and makes Darin's short-lived celebrity the occasion for an ego-tripping star turn.’
- ‘I, Robot is satisfactory as a story, appealing as a star turn but arresting only as production design - in particular, for its vision of a specific American city.’
- ‘Michael Radford has made a dutiful film of Shakespeare's play to house a star turn from Al Pacino as Shylock.’
- ‘Tony McCoy will be the star turn at Plumpton, and the champion jockey looks poised to enjoy a lucrative afternoon.’
- ‘He also has fun in his star turn as light-opera composer Arthur Sullivan in Topsy-Turvy.’
- ‘Her star turn deservedly brought down the house.’
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