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 (...)

Playwright Ross Dungan began his creative life as a comedian, and it comes as no surprise; even his greeting is laced with self-deprecation and iro(...)

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

CALVARY Fresh from an avalanche of positive reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to The Guard looks like a ca(...)

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(...)

Previously unpublished image of playwright Brian Friel from the archive of photographer Bobbie Hanvey, taken at or near Friel’s home in Greencastle, Co Donegal, from 1997 onwards. Photograph: Bobbie Hanvey

Today, Brian Friel, the greatest living Irish dramatist, turns 85. Later this year, the Donegal town of Ballybeg, which he first imagined in Philadelp(...)

 Julian Assange speaking to the media inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London ahead of the first anniversary earlier this year. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who has been holed up in an embassy in London for more than a year, is to deliver the traditional faith spot (...)