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Elizabeth McGovern: ‘I did feel like a fish out of water for a long time. I don’t anymore.’ Photograph: Aaron Richter/New York Times

The British period drama Downton Abbey launched in a nice teatime telly slot on ITV in 2010, looking decidedly out of place on a medium then defined b(...)

Netflix once had the field to itself. Now Disney and other Hollywood behemoths are closing in – and they’re here to take your money “In Hollywood (...)

João Gilberto in 2008. The performer is credited with helping  to turn bossa nova into a global symbol of a young and confident Brazil. Photograph: Marco Hermes/AFP/Getty Images

João Gilberto, one of the primary creators of bossa nova, the intimate Brazilian music that became a major cultural export, has died. He was 88. His s(...)

The actor Barry Keoghan, just 26, has yet to receive a nomination, but performances in high-profile films will have caught the attention of the Academy’s Board of Governors. Photograph: Joe Maher/Getty Image)

A busy array of Irish cinema professionals has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the latest hefty influx. The ne(...)

These city films could equally be romcoms (When Brendan Met Trudy, 2000), musicals (Once, 2007) or horrors (The Canal, 2014)

Had they stopped to consider it, the audiences queueing for this year’s unexpected box office hit and awards darling, The Favourite, might have been f(...)

Stevie Wonder performs at the Microsoft Theatre on September 25th, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Stevie Wonder is to play Dublin’s 3Arena on July 9th. Tickets, costing from €99.50 including booking and facility fees, go on sale on Friday April 12t(...)

Andrew Lowe and Ed Guiney of Element Pictures. Photograph: Tom Honan

Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe are back in Dublin after the long Hollywood awards season, or time in the “fishbowl” as Lowe puts it. “When you’re in it, it(...)

Life cast Masks of David Bowie by Joe Murray (€500-€700), Morgan O’Driscoll.

Although the Irish art market appears to be heading towards recovery since the economic crash, it still remains a fickle world. Take, for example, Flo(...)

Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda in ‘The Lady Eve’

As amateur ophiologist Charles Pike leaves the Amazon jungle after a year-long expedition, a chum tells him to be wary of dames. “You know me, Mac,” o(...)

Rami Malek: “My situation with Bryan  was not pleasant...  And that’s about what I can say about it at this point.”  Photograph: Jean-Baptiste Lacroix/AFP/Getty Images

Bohemian Rhapsody actor Rami Malek has said working with director Bryan Singer before Singer was fired from the film was “not pleasant”. The actor, (...)

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