A film about the gay community’s support for strikers during the 1984 UK miners’ dispute sounds like a worthwhile project. The news that Matthew Warch(...)

Eight years after winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes with The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Ken Loach, unstoppable director, and Paul Laverty, his regula(...)

Larkin about: Ken Loach in Cannes. “I’ve been involved in every attempt to gather together a united left.  If you can unite all that discontent you would have a big movement” 2:53

The National Front tops the European Parliament vote in France. Golden Dawn win 10 per cent of the same vote in Greece. Lega Nord win 6 per cent in It(...)

Review: Jimmy’s Hall

In Ken Loach’s The Wind that Shakes the Barley, the winner here at Cannes in 2006, Sir John Hamilton, an Anglo-Irish squire, warns the revolutionaries(...)

James Franco (left) and Chris O’Dowd in a scene from ‘Of Mice and Men’. Photograph: AP Photo/Polk & Co/Richard Phibbs

It has been quite a week for Irish actors. Domhnall Gleeson secured a role in JJ Abrams’s upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, and on Broadway Chris O’Dow(...)

Andrew Scott (right) with Stag co-star Hugh O’Conor: “Comedy is hard. Most acting is about ambiguity. Comedy has no room for ambiguity. It’s making 700 people in a cinema laugh”

Andrew Scott doesn’t do a lot of interviews. And once you meet him, you start to get an inkling why. It’s not that he isn’t clever or witty or fun.(...)

The Stag 1:59
The Stag

The folk behind this very agreeable comedy have politely batted aside any suggestions that it might be “an Irish T(...)

Actor Brendan Gleeson signs autographs at the ‘Calvary’ premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival earlier this month. Photograph: Getty

John Butler’s comedy The Stag and John Michael McDonagh’s state-of-the-nation piece Calvary have topped the charts in the nominations for the upcom(...)

Ben Power, programmer at temporary theatre space the Shed. Photograph: Clare Nicholson

It draws your eye, crossing the Thames on Waterloo Bridge, or slows your pace while walking along London’s South Bank: a huge incongruous wooden struc(...)

Michael Legge, Hugh O'Conor, Peter McDonald, Andrew Scott, Andrew Bennett and Brian Gleeson in 'The Stag'

Hugh O’Conor mentions the fact while we are arranging coffee and cake. So, I presume he won’t mind me repeating it here. The fresh-faced star of My(...)