Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I

Whether we wanted it or not (I’m saying “not”), we have, over the last five years, seen the development of a new genre of film. Harry Potter and th(...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman will return for extended cameos in the last two Hunger Games films, but his lead turn in Anton Corbijn’s take on a 2008 John(...)

Robin Williams: In the wake of his death statements such as: ‘If I keep them laughing, they can’t delve any deeper’ will be parsed for meaning and significance.   Photograph: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP 2:16

Robin Williams was in an alley in central London, behind the Comedy Store venue, shivering because of the cold and strung out because he so desperatel(...)

John Slattery, best known as the delightfully lupine Roger Sterling in Mad Men, shakes off the Brooks Brothers sheath and returns to working-class roo(...)

Hendricks on queen bee Joan: ‘She was resilient and confident and even when she was dealt some really lousy stuff, she seemed to learn from things. She was a smart cookie’. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

Christina Hendricks doesn’t walk into the room so much as glide, as if perched on an invisible pair of roller skates on unseen tracks. And she does(...)

Peaches Geldof. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Last summer the Glee star Corey Monteith died of a heroin overdose. In February the renowned actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose. T(...)

Ban bossy: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Photograph: ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images

The brakes failed last week on a car I have been renting for the past seven months. I called the rental company and they sent a mechanic out. He ar(...)

A medical examiner’s report found that Philip Seymour Hoffman died of ‘acute mixed drug intoxication’. Photograph: Reutes

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found in his New York apartment on February 2nd with a needle in his arm, died of an accidental overdose (...)

Elementary my dear Watson

It is to Emily Watson’s credit that I enter the room unmolested by any preconceptions as to her personality. She’s not any sort of chameleon. Ms Wa(...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who has died aged 46, was perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation. Hoffman was found in(...)