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(...)

  Terry Wogan, who has pulled out of presenting charity fundraiser Children In Need due to health reasons. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Dermot O’Leary will be stepping into Terry Wogan’s shoes as Children In Need presenter tonight. The 77-year-old veteran broadcaster pulled out of the (...)

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(...)