Actors Carrie Fisher and Domhnall Gleeson pose after presenting the award for Best film not in the English language at the BAFTA awards at the Royal Opera House in London on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

The Bafta Awards have thrown up some real gems this year with hilarious and moving acceptance speeches, as well as witty quips from awards show host S(...)

Carrie Fisher: her portrayal of Princess Leia reflects a victory over her struggles in real life. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Sitting in the back row of a packed, expectant and good-natured cinema for Star Wars: the Force Awakens, I was struck by the number of contemporaries(...)

Ryan Tubridy: introduces RTÉ One controller Adrian Lynch.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

“Once we were made aware by the BBC of the significance of this episode RTÉ made a decision to simulcast the episode with the BBC rather than disappoi(...)

Star Wars drones C-3PO and R2-DT attend the opening of the European premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in central London on December 16th, 2015. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Star Wars fans were treated to an early surprise on Tuesday ahead of the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when the cast of the movie teamed u(...)

A familiar, bashed-up spaceship flees a planet far, far away

Variations on a signature shot appear about half-a-dozen times in JJ Abrams’s absurdly hyped addition to the Star Wars cycle. The camera pauses for s(...)

Filmmaker George Lucas attends the World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, in Hollywood on Monday. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty

An army of Stormtroopers plus C-3PO and R2D2 were among the early arrivals at the world premiere of the highly-anticipated new Star Wars movie in Los (...)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) with Stormtroopers. Photograph: David James/ Lucasfilm 2015

Calm down. Calm down. We still have just over a month to wait until Star Wars: The Force Awakens strikes domestic cinemas. Despite the disappointment(...)

Fire woman: Mia Wasikowska in David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars

Dr Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a horrid psychotherapist who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; his snake-oil therapies go over well(...)

Actor Harrison Ford is to appear alongside Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o in the next Star Wars film, which is currently being filmed. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Hollywood star Harrison Ford has been airlifted to hospital after being injured on the set of the latest Star Wars film. The 71-year-old actor was rep(...)

Stormtroopers strode through the RDS in Dublin during the Invasion Dublin event attended by hundreds of Star Wars enthusiasts today. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The sight of Stormtroopers striding through a southside Dublin suburb should be no cause for worry for residents this weekend - though the looming fig(...)