1960: Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg in Rome’s  Trevi Fountain during the shooting of Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images/File photo

Anita Ekberg, the Swedish actress who gained global fame dancing in Rome’s Trevi Fountain in Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita, has died aged 83.T(...)

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Legendary Irish actor Maureen O’Hara has placed her beloved west Cork home on the market for €2.3 million. In 2012 the 94-year-old star of the silv(...)

Noble foundry worker François (Jean Gabin) shoots and kills weirdo circus dog-trainer Valentin (Jules Berry) and barricades himself in the attic. A(...)

Actress Lauren Bacall has died oaged 89 years old. Photograph: by Baron/Getty Images 1:27

Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood’s golden age and whose lasting mystique put her on a plateau(...)

James Garner, who has died aged 86, was a wry and handsome leading man who moved seamlessly between television and movies but was best known for his r(...)

During the depression US president Roosevelt said of Temple it was a fine thing that “an American can go to a movie and look at the smiling face of a baby and forget his troubles”.

Shirley Temple, who has died aged 85, found fame as a child actor in the 1930s when she appeared in films as a bright-eyed, curly-topped, dimpl(...)

Ray Winstone in Sky 1’s Moonfleet

A bearded Ray Winstone in a velvet-collared coat is handing out chocolate biscuits and larking about with his young Moonfleet co-star Aneurin Barnard,(...)

‘The still strange-sounding Pope Francis may or may nor mark a change of fortune for the name. Either way, I’m sorry my mother didn’t quite live to see the development: she would have been thrilled. She might even have startedcalling me by the full version again, without waiting for visitors.’ Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP Photo

A few days before the papal election, by coincidence, I received a phone-call from a bank official who kept calling me “Francis”. It wasn’t a s(...)