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Ron Howard: I am always looking for those stories and to share what I have learned. Photograph: The New York Times

Ron Howard has won two Academy Awards. He has directed smash hits such as Cocoon and The Da Vinci Code. Many years ago, he starred as Richie Cunningha(...)

Darby O’Gill and the Little People: Albert Sharpe and Jimmy O’Dea in Walt Disney’s 1959 film

As the vast majority of the action and the most famous scenes from John Ford’s Oscar-winning 1952 classic The Quiet Man take place in an idyllic, unsp(...)

Julianne Moore  as the kind, determined divorcée in Gloria Bell

“When you complete a film it’s like like leaving a present in the livingroom and hiding behind the sofa,” Sebastián Lelio says. “You can only witness (...)

British actor Emma Thompson participates in an Extinction Rebellion climate change demonstration at Oxford Circus in London, Britain. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Film star Emma Thompson joined climate change activists rallying in a central London shopping district on Friday, part of five days of protests which(...)

My Left Foot: Daniel Day-Lewis as Christy Brown in Jim Sheridan’s 1989 film

Released in April 1989, My Left Foot changed everything for Jim Sheridan and Daniel Day-Lewis – but its Oscar success would not have happened witho(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

When Nasa needed help for their moon mission they came to Dublin looking for Denis O’Sullivan. Photograph: Eric Luke

I have often wondered why people here seem to be so indifferent about the accomplishments made on a regular basis by the many fine scientists we have (...)

Oscars 2019: Rami Malek, Olivia Colman, Regina King and Mahershala Ali, who won the four acting awards. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty

Think back to the most boring years of the Academy Awards. It is the 1980s, and the ceremony is dominated by Oscar bait such as Out of Africa and Driv(...)

The trailer carries no footage other than the actors’ names and a bullet motif

Netflix screened its first teaser for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman during the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday. The crime drama – based on Charles Bran(...)

Spike Lee: the director, who won a best-adapted screenplay Oscar, tried to storm out of the Dolby Theatre after Green Book was announced best-picture winner. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty

The director Spike Lee, whose film BlacKkKlansman was nominated for this year’s best-picture Oscar, said “the ref made a bad call” when the competing (...)

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