From Offaly and Clare to Disney and CNN:  Una Fox, Samantha Barry, Margaret Molloy, Leda Connaughton-Deeny, Hylda Queally, Anne Morrison and Blathnaid Healy

Anne Morrison Chair of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Morrison was appointed chair of the British Academy of Film and Television A(...)

Chiwetel Ejiofor was nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in 12 Years a Slave. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

The great Chiwetel Ejiofor is contemplating the inevitable business of allowing corners of your private life to become public. He doesn’t much like t(...)

Laugh out loud: Imelda Staunton has a girls’ night in Pride

One terrific scene among many terrific scenes in the consistently terrific Pride finds a political activist entering a record label’s offices to reque(...)

Spiced girl: Helen Mirren at a photocall for her new film The Hundred-Foot Journey in Le Cordon Bleu restaurant in London. Photograph: Ian West/PA

‘I never read my own interviews,” Helen Mirren proclaims with a slight shudder. She pulls herself up. “Oh, I shouldn’t say that to you. Should I? S(...)

Audrey Tautou: ‘Fame is something that scares me more than it attracts me’

Out here in Anglophonia, we are wary of granting proper stardom to any actor who doesn’t speak the language. It can happen, of course. But to fully cr(...)

When 20-year-old Nina leaves Leicestershire to take up a position in London she finds herself sharing no ordinary life. Her charges are Sam and(...)

Peter Morgan: ‘Stephen Frears once said that the most interesting years of a career are between 40 and 60. So, I am halfway through. I find that encouraging’

I worry a little about Peter Morgan receiving the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival’s Volta Award. It’s not that the man doesn’(...)

 Michael Fassbender. Photograph: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images

As expected, three films dominated when Chris Hemsworth read out the Oscar nominations in Los Angeles at lunchtime. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a (...)

Tow Path (2001) by TP Flanagan, included in SB Kennedy’s TP Flanagan: Painter of Light and Landscape

GEMMA TIPTON What would you like in your stocking? I have been lusting after a set of Irish artist John Gerrard’s Bone Cutlery for years. They’d fit n(...)

Dame Judi Dench: her intervention in the guise of M helped ease the classification to a PG-13.

Another week passes and we get another chance to ponder how far we’ve come. Only a few short decades ago, this nation could boast a censorship regime (...)