Manhunter and boy: Tony Parsons. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tony Parsons says that he no longer worries about his “fading former glory”. Was his glory really fading? It was, he says. After huge success in 1999 (...)

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(...)

Ben Power, programmer at temporary theatre space the Shed. Photograph: Clare Nicholson

It draws your eye, crossing the Thames on Waterloo Bridge, or slows your pace while walking along London’s South Bank: a huge incongruous wooden struc(...)

Daniel Craig in Skyfall in 2012.

The next James Bond film could be shot in Ireland for the first time, its producer and writer have said. Both Barbara Broccoli, whose family have pro(...)