A scene from Cornish drama ‘Poldark’, which is made by Mammoth Screen: company has been bought for an undisclosed sum – which is below £10 million, according to one person familiar with the deal. Photograph: Mike Hogan

ITV has bought Mammoth Screen, the maker of the hit Cornish drama Poldark (above), eight years after it first invested in the company. The UK’s bigges(...)

Behind the scenes: Kate Hudson prepares to go onstage at the Dolby Theatre in 2014. by Christopher Polk/Getty
Backstage at the Oscars

On February 22nd the Academy Awards take place at the Dolby Theatre, in Hollywood. Everyone knows it’s the biggest night in the cinema calendar, but m(...)

Glassland, produced by Element Pictures and supported by the Film Board, stars Jack Reynor (above in a scene from the film) as a young man seeking to cope with an alcoholic mother (Toni Collette, also above) in contemporary Tallaght.

Gerard Barrett’s Glassland, recent winner of the audience prize at the Galway Film Fleadh, is among just 12 films selected for the World Cinema Dramat(...)

Actors Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth at a photocall for the film “Grace of Monaco” in Cannes yesterday. Photograph: Pascal le Segretain/Getty Images 2:16

Grace of Monaco, the opening film of the 67th Cannes Film Festival, brought top-end glamour and juicy controversy to the Côte d’Azur last night. Nicol(...)

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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(...)

The atmosphere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival yesterday. Photograph: Pascal le Segretain/Getty 1:54

There is, we are led to believe, usually some sort of conference on at Cannes. If it’s not the Boat and Yacht Show, it’s the Retail Real Estate Market(...)

BEST PICTURE Will win 12 Years a Slave. After three months somewhere near the head of the pack, Steve McQueen’s slavery saga still looks l(...)

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(...)

12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) and director Steve McQueen. The film is   expected to lead the UK charge for Oscar glory when the Academy Award nominations are announced. Photographs: PA Wire

The goats have been slaughtered. Their entrails have been spread about the place. And we can now make a fairly good stab at assessing who or what is g(...)

Dame Judi Dench: her intervention in the guise of M helped ease the classification to a PG-13.

Another week passes and we get another chance to ponder how far we’ve come. Only a few short decades ago, this nation could boast a censorship regime (...)