At last year’s Met ball were: Chloë Sevigny; Beyoncé; Kim Kardashian West, who wore a nude dress; and Cara Delevigne, who railed against Met gown etiquette. Photographs: Getty Images

This is a big year for the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Benefit, or the Met, as it’s more commonly known. A documentary about the ball is be(...)

Stage, script and screen: Nuala Goodman, Sharon Horgan, Ros Hubbard, Saoirse Ronan, Eavan Boland and Belinda McKeon

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From Offaly and Clare to Disney and CNN:  Una Fox, Samantha Barry, Margaret Molloy, Leda Connaughton-Deeny, Hylda Queally, Anne Morrison and Blathnaid Healy

Anne Morrison Chair of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Morrison was appointed chair of the British Academy of Film and Television A(...)

Frank Finlay, who has died aged 89, was an English actor who was routinely praised by critics for his resonant voice, physical grace and brooding, sou(...)

Every jacket is sold with an accompanying tin of wax but many choose to have the jackets professionally rewaxed at the factory

What do the following have in common: keys to St James’s Palace, wedding rings, gold watches, condoms, love letters, fish hooks, live cartridges, syri(...)

Alan Rickman.  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69. His death was confirmed(...)

The Oscar nominations are out soon, and while awards season can be unpredictable, there are certain things you can also be damn sure will go down on (...)

Donald Clarke predicts that Saoirse Ronan will receive an Oscars nomination for her role in Brooklyn. Photograph: Getty

For the last three months we have been predicting an unprecedentedly strong Irish performance at awards season. Last Sunday, at the Golden Globes, (...)

Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikanderin The Danish Girl

Blockbusters may bring home the bacon, but the movie world still pivots around those late-winter, early-spring months when prestige pictures receive (...)

Inside every woman is a beautiful, sexier-with-every-year-that-passes Helen Mirren. Photograph: Greg Allen/ Invision/AP

For the sake of providing some kind of indicator of what we mean when we talk about mature skin, we’ll say it’s from the age of 50 on. Of course, a(...)