Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in a promotional portrait for The Sound Of Music, 1965. Photograph:  Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Christopher Plummer, who has died in Connecticut at the age of 91, accumulated, over seven decades, all the honours an actor could wish for. As long (...)

At ClassicsNow festival, audiences are invited to explore the  arts and ideas of ancient Greece and Rome.

Ranging from Irish theatre and dance to language, literature and myth, the first ClassicsNow programme begins on Friday, November 13th. In a new weeke(...)

English actress Diana Rigg as Emma Peel: a cool all of her own. Photograph:   Terry Disney/Express/Getty Images

Dame Diana Rigg, who died on Tuesday aged 82, will have long known that all her obituarists would find space for Mrs Emma Peel in their opening p(...)

Helen Mirren at 75: a perennial mix of the nomadic and the majestic.  Photograph: Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images

Who is Helen Mirren? Looking back over her career, as she hits 75, it is tempting to see her as two separate people. First, there was the outspoken y(...)

John Duffy of Donegal in action during a clash against Derry in 1993. Photo: Inpho

To most, the light sunshine of May 13th, 1990 in Castleblayney had little enough to distinguish itself from a lot of Ulster Championship openers. Mona(...)

Bronagh Gallagher. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

THE ACTOR AND SINGER ON BREXIT AND IRISHNESS, GROWING UP IN THE CREGGAN, FILMING WITH QUENTIN TARANTINO, AND THE TRIALS OF BEING FAMOUS  Th(...)

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London

There are Sackler galleries at some of the world’s leading arts institutions: the Serpentine, Tate, and the National Gallery in London have them, as d(...)

Keaton Henson: “I’ve always been willing to put myself through other hardships to avoid the specific feeling of being confronted by hundreds or thousands of people”

In addition to believing that the human brain is the most incredible thing in the entire universe, the late Oliver Sacks always maintained that music (...)

Kenneth Branagh:  "I couldn't get arrested," he says of his early acting career. Photograph: Gregg Delman/The New York Times

A quarter of a century ago, Kenneth Branagh formed one half of a partnership that bossed the United Kingdom. Alongside Emma Thompson, his then wife, h(...)

Aaron Monaghan and Garry Hynes. ‘

On a cold weekend last November, Aaron Monaghan travelled to Galway with other members of Druid’s ensemble to meet with a king. This wasn’t the theat(...)

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