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Dame Angela Lansbury who has said women should not have to be prepared for the risk of sexual harassment when they make themselves “look attractive”. Photograph: PA

Murder She Wrote star Angela Lansbury has claimed that women’s efforts “since time immemorial” to make themselves look attractive have “backfired” and(...)

Annette Bening as Gloria Grahame and Jamie Bell as Peter Turner

The late Gloria Grahame, the bad girl of film noir, blazed up the screen as the local temptress in It’s a Wonderful Life, the girl who couldn’t say no(...)

Nobody knowingly raises a boy to become a rapist, just as nobody knowingly raises a girl to be a victim

He got away with it because the women he harassed didn’t want to make a fuss. Rumours trailed Harvey Weinstein for years, say the reports. They may (...)

“It’s just like a regular village but it’s a village of older women.” Above, still from I Am Not a Witch

I Am Not a Witch, the transfixing, audacious debut feature from the Zambian-born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni, opens as Zambian villagers surround a b(...)

Turn it up to Eleven! Chomp on that rental furniture, Winona!

The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson Netflix, October 6th This moving and timely documentary from David French, (the director of the incendiary, A(...)

Jaye Davidson and Stephen Rea in The Crying Game. “It’s amazing it happened at all,” says Rea. “When we made it, it was the only film in production in England or Ireland.”

It seems impossible now, but Neil Jordan’s low-budget thriller The Crying Game was a box-office flop when it was initially released in the UK and Irel(...)

John Gleeson, head of media and entertainment at Grant Thornton: “Section 481 is intended to act as a stimulus to the growth of the film industry in Ireland.”

Here’s a movie quiz question: name five major Hollywood films that have been made in Ireland. That’s easy, right? There was The Quiet Man with John Wa(...)

The business of beauty
The business of beauty

The Irish cosmetic business has been undergoing a miraculous makeover and producing a stable of winning formulations and organic products that are gai(...)

Steve Carrell. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Eight years ago the actor Steve Carell went into a recording booth to adopt a cod eastern European accent for the first time. The role was Gru, the he(...)

 Peter Sallis with the character Wallace who he voiced. Photograph: PA

Often self-effacing and meek, but with a sly smirk and a beady eye that hinted at mischief, the actor Peter Sallis, who has died aged 96, played the c(...)

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