Daniel Craig  as James Bond in the film Spectre.

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Daniel Craig (James Bond). SPECTRE is released in the UK and Ireland on 26 October. The film will be released in the US on 6 November. 6:31

Since it was announced that Léa Seydoux was to play a character named Madeleine Swann in the 24th Bond film something has been nagging at this writ(...)

They won’t be putting it on the poster, but, as Angelina Jolie’s second film as director powers towards cinemas, one unfortunate quote is elbowing (...)

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Tucked away in the easternmost corner of Saxony, Görlitz is filled with perfect examples of every major architectural movement of the last 500 years. Photograph:  Norbert Millauer/AFP/Getty Images)

My train was delayed getting into Görlitz. Late for an appointment, I hopped into a taxi to take me into town. A decade on I still rememb(...)

Grand Budapest Hotel 2:25

A few critics have, from time to time, accused Wes Anderson of “contrivance”. What now? All fictions are contrived. Unlike real life, stories tend (...)

Ralph Fiennes: “I don’t think I would have been a very good Bond.” Photograph: IBL/Rex
A Fiennes romance

On hearing that Ralph Fiennes has decided to direct and star in a film about Charles Dickens – more particularly, about the novelist’s affair with the(...)

The Invisible Woman 2:12

You’d have trouble arguing that Ralph Fiennes Is frightened of English literature’s big beasts. His first film as director, the impressively shouty Co(...)

Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel 1:25

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Michael Legge, Hugh O'Conor, Peter McDonald, Andrew Scott, Andrew Bennett and Brian Gleeson in 'The Stag'

Hugh O’Conor mentions the fact while we are arranging coffee and cake. So, I presume he won’t mind me repeating it here. The fresh-faced star of My(...)