A plaque unveiled at Samuel Beckett’s former house in Chelsea. Nobel Laureate and physicist Patrick Blackett also lived at the house from 1953 to 1969. Photograph: PA

Samuel Beckett had little good to say about London when he lived there in the 1930s but the city will honour him on Wednesday when Downton Abbey actor(...)

The final episode of Downton Abbey ended on a high. Photo: ITV/PA Wire

The final episode of Downton Abbey beat Strictly Come Dancing to win the battle of the Christmas Day ratings as 6.6 million tuned in to wish a fond fa(...)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Sarah Gadon in Belle.

Even if she wasn’t statuesque, fiercely articulate and drop-dead gorgeous, Amma Asante would likely stand out from any crowd. A Bafta-winning, Brit(...)

Belle

Our American chums have gone nuts for Belle. Who can blame them? Corsets and big houses and heaving bosoms? Oh, my, if it isn’t everything we’ve co(...)

 Samuel Beckett. Photograph:  IC Rapoport/Getty Images

Michael Gambon is concentrating on his spaghetti bolognese, and on keeping it away from his green tweed jacket, when he announces: “Oh, Beckett is gre(...)

Jeremy Irons in a scene from his film on waste, Trashed. Speaking at a screening of it  at the inaugural World Actors Forum in Dublin 
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today, Irons said the will to protest in society diminishes as “life gets easier”.

Actor Jeremy Irons has said “vast” amounts of people should take to the streets in defiance of plans to establish a waste incinerator at Ringsend, bel(...)

Kirsten Sheridan has completed a script about the late Amy Winehouse. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Writer-director Kirsten Sheridan is writing a biopic about the late singer Amy Winehouse. Sheridan said she had completed a script about Winehouse, wh(...)