Lauren Bacall, who has died aged 89, was one of the great screen icons of the 20th century but was so nervous aged 19 in To Have and Have Not, her fir(...)

Robin Williams: a comic actor who evolved into a nuanced performer able to take on a wide variety of roles. (Jay Paul/The New York Times)

Robin Williams, who has died aged 63, was a comic actor who evolved into a surprisingly nuanced, Academy Award-winning performer, imbuing his performa(...)

Actress Lauren Bacall has died oaged 89 years old. Photograph: by Baron/Getty Images 1:27

Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood’s golden age and whose lasting mystique put her on a plateau(...)

It is often said that Aidan Gillen is among the shyest of actors; that he’s the Artist Least Likely to Talk Guff; that between transatlantic jobs, he (...)

How To Train Your Dragon 2: Coming July 4th

Welcome to our bumper guide to another year of sequels, remakes and leftfield experiments. The most comprehensive preview available is, f(...)

 Writer/director David Lowery with Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Variety)

David Lowery is, in many ways, the model of a hip, young independent American film-maker. He dabbles in eccentric facial hair. He has been lauded at t(...)

Karen Black

The contribution to the “New Hollywood” movement, primarily a male auteur-led phenomenon, of performers as adventurous and vital as Karen Black, who h(...)