Coulrophobia is defined as an “irrational fear of clowns”. Irrational m’arse.

Imagine that the latest media hysteria concerned an outbreak of killer teddy bears or demonic bunny rabbits. After listing the incidents, reports wou(...)

Ramsay Bolton can lay claim to being one of the nastiest villains in TV history

In the end Ramsay Bolton got what he deserved. Well that may be overstating things: it’s hard to imagine a demise dire enough to adequately punish the(...)

Should you ever require an Oscar winner to compile cheat notes for a play, might we point you towards Geoffrey Rush, an actor who can make you rethin(...)

Jon Bernthal, right, as Punisher in Daredevil

I am sitting in a hotel corridor munching on a free bun and waiting for my turn to interview Jon Bernthal, who will play Marvel’s comic anti-hero Pun(...)

Jenny Lee Lindberg, whose new record is a solo outing. Photograph: Mia Kirby

You might think everything has come easy for Warpaint bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg. Her rise from small-town girl to revered LA indie rock star seems t(...)

Dead Poets Society: John Keating (Robin Williams) is no ordinary English teacher

Grease (1978) It’s a classic back-to-school scene, soundtracked by a classic hit song, Summer Nights. You know the story: it’s 1959, and too-co(...)

Krystian Lupa: when people speak of him the words they most frequently reach for are “the Master”, occasionally “the Grand Master” and sometimes, more simply, “the Father”

In any other circumstance this would be considered a scandal. But when one man interrupted a theatre performance in Cracow the other week – about two (...)

Reflector: Guy Pearce. “Between 2001 and 2002, I questioned everything. I wanted to be left alone. I had to strip everything away, come back and say: Is this valid? Am I any good at this? It took a while to say yes to those things”

It is quite a trick to gain the status of suave leading man – or woman for that matter – while still getting to play fleshy humans with nuanced person(...)

Ian O’Riordan with his signed album at the spot on Dublin’s Leeson Street where he met Dylan in 1995

The plan was to hang around the Point Depot for the afternoon and act like one of the roadies. There is no easy way of getting to Bob Dylan, only the(...)

Terry Gilliam on the set of new film The Zero Theorem: “I don’t hate technology. I just hate the religion around it”

‘I’ve been in bed for three days so that I could get myself well enough to actually speak,” rasps Terry Gilliam into his tea. Maybe so. But, pr(...)