Bestselling Swedish crime writer Henning Mankel, whose most famous creation was the detective Kurt Wallander, has died  at the age of 67. Photograph: Nora Lorek/AFP/Getty Images

Henning Mankell, who has died aged 67, after being diagnosed with cancer last year, established almost single-handedly the global picture of Sweden as(...)

Actor Orla Brady meets fans at the screening of “The Price of Desire” which opened the 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

The 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival kicked off with the world premiere of Mary McGuckian’s The Price of Desire at the Savoy Cinema on(...)

Jack Reynor (Glassland, What Richard Did) at the launch of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festrival. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unstoppable Irish actor Jack Reynor was among the guests who joined Gráinne Humphreys, director of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, to(...)

The fabulously named Pollyanna McIntosh is back in her hometown for the Edinburgh International Film Festival. We say hometown, but Pollyanna is, in f(...)

Elsa, one of the central characters in Disney’s Frozen: the “princess” theme is downplayed in the film’s marketing, with Disney careful to pick a gender-unspecific title

With the DVD of Frozen apparently “flying off the shelves” in Ireland, princesses were never far away at Disney executive Mike Stagg’s briefing in (...)

After playing a prominent role at the historic banquet for President Michael D Higgins in Windsor Castle hours earlier, Sabina Higgins returned to (...)

Actor James Ellis, who died from a stroke in Lincoln Hospital at the age of  82. Photograph: Pacemaker

Actor Kenneth Branagh has paid tribute to Z-Cars actor James “Jimmy” Ellis, who has died at(...)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

The late Tom Clancy was known for many things (well some things, anyway), but the drawing of character was not among them. Played by three actors in f(...)

How To Train Your Dragon 2: Coming July 4th

Welcome to our bumper guide to another year of sequels, remakes and leftfield experiments. The most comprehensive preview available is, f(...)

Thor: The Dark World

HHH Isn’t it interesting how quickly life goes back to normal after a massed attack by aliens? In both Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World, the genera(...)