Audrey Hepburn: In 1981, she wrote a letter to Fidelma Hepburn, her father’s widow

An agonising letter from the actress Audrey Hepburn to her Irish stepmother in Dublin is to go for auction later this month. The letter was sent in Ap(...)

Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins in the eponymous movie.  Photograph: Kobal

Dame Julie Andrews, one of cinema’s most durable stars, is to attend two special events at next month’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JD(...)

Peter Strickland: “I thought there was mileage in those 1970s erotic films. The dominant partner was always in character. Let’s show a dominant miss her cue. Let’s show her in her pyjamas.” (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

Peter Strickland is a calm, well-spoken man from the unthreatening city of Reading. Having just passed 40, he now probably qualifies as being mildl(...)

1960: Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg in Rome’s  Trevi Fountain during the shooting of Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images/File photo

Anita Ekberg, the Swedish actress who gained global fame dancing in Rome’s Trevi Fountain in Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita, has died aged 83.T(...)

Goldie Hawn. Photograph from the book Paparazzo: The Elio Sorci Collection

The paparazzi get a bad press, with variations on the same story appearing in broadsheets every few months: a photographer hiding in the bushes; a (...)

Keira Knightley channels Audrey Hepburn

Most of us are familiar with the concept of fashion as an economic indicator; the idea that hemlines rise when times are good and fall in periods o(...)

Once upon a time, one of the greatest film-makers of all time took on the challenge of adapting one of the greatest novels of all time for the big (...)

Audrey Hepburn: the poster girl for flicked eyeliner

The cat’s-eye flick has been synonymous with glamour since the days of the old Hollywood screen sirens. With the fashion passion strong for the vin(...)

Funny Face

It’s unfair to expect a film released nearly 60 years ago to conform to contemporary standards of equality. But even set against the rife misog(...)

Pierce Brosnan ad for Sky Ireland

Just because George Clooney does it (for Nespresso), doesn’t make it right. Celebrity-fronted ads just seem that little bit more tragic ever since (...)