Tommy Maguire, who has died aged 75, was a Tyrone man who contributed a new genre to film. As Italian director Sergio Leone invented the Spaghetti Wes(...)

Proving that necessity is indeed the mother of invention, David Niven’s book opens with the story of how the then-emerging film director Steven Spielb(...)

As well as penning 25 novels (she published her last, Bittersweet, in 2013), Colleen McCullough was a neuroscientist.

Goddess help us if a woman who has actually achieved anything ever dies.Colleen McCullough died in hospital on Norfolk Island, a small outcrop in the (...)

As the Allied forces battled their way toward Berlin in 1945, the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force decided to create an extraordinar(...)

Seagulls fighting over scraps.  Kerry senator  Ned O’Sullivan said: “I have received hundreds of messages and calls. Without a word of a lie over 90 per cent were supportive and positive.”  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

In an extreme case of life imitating art, a Fianna Fáil Senator has portrayed the scourge of swooping seagulls in Dublin in terms that mirror the plot(...)

Coming after the masterpiece that was Rear Window and a few years before the late purple patch that began with Vertigo, To Catch a Thief (1955) occupi(...)

Perched above terraced gardens dropping down to the banks of the Argideen river, near Clonakilty, Lisselan House cuts a fairy tale dash. It was built (...)

It may be an accident, but this neat, horrible, very enjoyable mid-budget thriller looks to have an antecedent in Roald Dahl’s 1948 story Man from the(...)

Rosanna Davison – as Miss World it was part of her contract not to change her hair colour for a year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Next time you are on a dancefloor or queuing in a bank, do a headcount of the women. The heads will merge into one many-headed dyed blonde. Highlighti(...)

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For the first two scenes of Olivier Dahan’s peculiar hagiography of Princess Grace, the director shoots his heroine from the rear. Nicole Kidman manag(...)