Premium branding? Ukip’s Nigel Farage takes part in a Paddy Power campaign during the Ryder Cup

Puerile Paddy Power plans to remain an “edgy” brand, according to the bookmaker’s new chief executive, Andy McCue. Will it ever grow up? I reckon the (...)

‘There are few people I can write music with, and it was a surprise to us both that it worked so well,’ says Dustin O’Halloran, left, of working with Adam Wiltzie

Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie met in Bologna in 2007, when Wiltzie was touring with Sparklehorse. A creative spark was lit, and A Winged Victo(...)

Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything

Last week, I went to see The Theory of Everything, James Marsh’s award-winning film on the life of Stephen Hawking. I enjoyed the film immensely. I(...)

Tomm Moore’s ‘Song of the Sea’ has secured a nomination for best animated feature

No Oscar pundit would, a few days ago, have flinched if he or she had been told that Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel would tie for the most nomin(...)

A screengrab from the trailer of Song of the Sea 1:30

FULL LIST OF OSCAR NOMINATIONS Nominations for the 87th Academy Awards, announced this morning in Los Angeles, feature more than a few surprise(...)

US director Richard Linklater (centre) poses with the cast of ‘Boyhood’ in the press room after winning Best Motion Picture - Drama at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, USA, 11 January 2015. From left to right: Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, Richard Linklater, Ellar Coltran and Ethan Hawke. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA 2:28

Click here for a full list of winnersThe small, often eccentric electorate at the Golden Globes sprung a few surprises last night, but Richard Linklat(...)

It’s a good story: Burberry model plays astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and gets a Golden Globe nomination for his performance. An Oscar nod, according(...)

You know how it is. You wait ages for a quality drama about a brilliant Cambridge mathematician and then two come along at once. Following hot on t(...)

A combination of photos show Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo as it detaches from the jet airplane that carried it aloft and then exploding over the skies of the Mojave Desert, California. Photograph: Kenneth Brown /Reuters 2:39

Richard Branson has said he will persevere with his space tourism venture following the death of a pilot killed when a rocket crashed during a test fl(...)

  Stephen Hawking giving a talk at this year’s Starmus Festival in Tenerife

It’s September 2014 and I’m wandering around a resort in Tenerife in the dark trying to find a gala dinner. I’m accompanied by a fellow straggler, an (...)