The new film gives a humane and determinedly fair-minded account of the events surrounding the hunger strikes, and of the interests of the parties inv(...)

Ivan Turgenev: the playwright fashioned a “theatre of moods, of secret turmoil rather than explicit action”, as has his adapter Brian Friel. Portrait by Mokouski/Getty

It is almost taken for granted that there is some kind of special dramatic relationship between the two edges of Europe, Ireland and Russia. Of the ma(...)

US director Richard Linklater (centre) poses with the cast of ‘Boyhood’ in the press room after winning Best Motion Picture - Drama at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, USA, 11 January 2015. From left to right: Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, Richard Linklater, Ellar Coltran and Ethan Hawke. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA 2:28

Click here for a full list of winnersThe small, often eccentric electorate at the Golden Globes sprung a few surprises last night, but Richard Linklat(...)

Lynda Bellingham, who has died aged 66, played many roles during her five-decade professional career, but became synonymous with one. “Being a mum mak(...)

Spiced girl: Helen Mirren at a photocall for her new film The Hundred-Foot Journey in Le Cordon Bleu restaurant in London. Photograph: Ian West/PA

‘I never read my own interviews,” Helen Mirren proclaims with a slight shudder. She pulls herself up. “Oh, I shouldn’t say that to you. Should I? S(...)

Helen Mirren: so low-maintenance she often cuts her own hair

At 68, Helen Mirren is one of those women who seem to get better-looking as they age. Who can forget the famous red bikini photo? The secret behind(...)

Breaking Bad actors Bryan Cranston (R), Anna Gunn (C) and Aaron Paul (L) hold awards at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

American Hustle, the 1970s caper comedy from the director David O. Russell, took the top prize, for best ensemble, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards i(...)

British film director Steve McQueen (left)  with the star of his film 12 Years A Slave Chiwetel Ejiofor. Photograph: Reuters

The 71st Golden Globe Awards will be held in Los Angeles tonight with two films vying for many of the key honours. American Hustle and 12 Years a Slav(...)

Gillian Anderson channelled Helen Mirren as a top cop pursuing a serial killer in BBC1’s The Fall

When it comes to a look back over the year’s TV, the only way I can sort through the sheer volume of programmes is to think of the ones I never miss f(...)

Aidan Gillen: his character needs to both match and confound Haughey’s public persona. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

So Aidan Gillen is to play Charles Haughey in a three-part dramatisation of his political life. Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is to be PJ Mara. Laurence Kinlan i(...)