Laugh out loud: Imelda Staunton has a girls’ night in Pride

One terrific scene among many terrific scenes in the consistently terrific Pride finds a political activist entering a record label’s offices to reque(...)

British actor and director Lord Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90. Photograph: EPA

Lord Richard Attenborough, who has died at the age of 90, was never all that keen on his frequent satiric representation as a sort of endlessly lachry(...)

Richard Attenborough in 2008: the film Gandhi marked the pinnacle of his career. Photograph: Getty Images 0:50

Richard Attenborough, the film director who chronicled the end of British colonial rule in India with his Oscar-winning epic Gandhi and performed in m(...)

The actor and comedian Dora Bryan, who has died aged 91, was perhaps best known for her role as Ros Utterthwaite in the sitcom Last Of The Summer Wine(...)

Let’s get the excuses out of the way first. Shot for a mere €14,000, Jamie Adams’s feature debut took just a few busy days to film. This doesn’t make (...)

Brendan Behan with Jackie Gleason in Gleason’s dressing room in 1960. Photograph: Walter Albertin / Library of Congress

In 1960, shortly after the announcement that his play The Hostage was transferring to Broadway, Brendan Behan was having a drink in a Dublin pub with (...)

Rory Fleck Byrne: a commanding performance. Photograph: Patrick Redmond
Review: The Vortex

The Vortex Gate Theatre, Dublin (...)

Peter O’Toole and Anthony Quinn in Lawrence of Arabia

For many decades, dispute has raged as to whether Peter O’Toole, who has died in London at the age of 81, was really born in Connemara. Many claim he (...)

Jessie Buckley: ‘I want to be provoked and to be changed, and I also want to change and I want to provoke.’ Photograph: Marc Brenner

Jessie Buckley, who was born in Killarney, sits at a long table in a rehearsal studio south of the Thames, sharing lunch with Jude Law. The atmosphere(...)

Skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong, with its modern natives and matching shops, came as a complete surprise to Carl Stearns Clancy, the first round-the-world biker, whose rout(...)