‘Millions of strangers found themselves “devastated” and “bereft” at the news of Robin Williams’s death’. Above, a woman looks at an impromptu memorial to Robin Williams outside the  house used in Mork and Mindy in Boulder, Colorado. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

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 Lauren Bacall: cleverness informed every disgraceful anecdote and every barbed aside on long-deceased legends

One of the most original and beguiling actresses of her generation

Israeli director Ari Folman (second from left) with (from left)  Robin Wright, Sami Gayle and Danny Huston during a photocall for The Congress at Cannes in 2013. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

No singing, no dancing, no film-making: shunning Israeli culture may close the door to dissent

Reflector: Guy Pearce. “Between 2001 and 2002, I questioned everything. I wanted to be left alone. I had to strip everything away, come back and say: Is this valid? Am I any good at this? It took a while to say yes to those things”

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Lauren Bacall moved with a supernatural grace and delivered lines with the assurance of a fallen maharani. Photograph: Baron/Getty Images

Actress delivered lines with assurance of a fallen maharani, writes Donald Clarke

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