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A scene from the Oscar winning movie Around the world in 80 Days. Photograph: Getty

In the 19th century, enormous trunks were the luggage of choice for the well-heeled to transport their numerous costume changes around the globe. For (...)

Albert Finney: the actor in 1985. Photograph: Fox/Hulton/Getty

Albert Finney, one of the actors who helped change British theatre and film in the early 1960s, has died after a short illness, at the age of 82. He (...)

A surveillance camera shows the abduction of Jamie Bulger (2), in February 1993. Vincent Lambe’s short film Detainment, based on the abduction and its aftermath, has been nominated for an Academy Award. Photograph: BWP Media via Getty Images

In Vincent Lambe’s short film Detainment, Jon Venables, a 10-year-old boy, is about to be questioned in relation to the horrific murder of two-year-ol(...)

Barry Jenkins: “I must not forget that the greatest asset I have in this new world is my personal experience.” Photograph: Kayla Reefer/New York Times

There should be an air of tension in the room, but Barry Jenkins seems unconcerned by any looming news. He is polite in a way that only Americans can (...)

File photograph of French composer Michel Legrand in Lyon, France. File photograph: AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani

Oscar-winning French composer and pianist Michel Legrand, whose work included the song Windmills of Your Mind and the score for The Umbrellas of Cherb(...)

Photograph: Damian Dovarganes/AP

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Emma Stone in ‘The Favourite’

The Irish production The Favourite has received 10 nominations for this year’s Academy Awards including a nod for best picture. It is, alongside (...)

Nora Twomey of Cartoon Saloon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Netflix has commissioned Cartoon Saloon, the world-beating Kilkenny-based animation house, to produce a new feature entitled My Father’s Dragon. Nora (...)

 Former mob boss and fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger was a key figure in the Irish-American mobster world of south Boston and was also involved with the IRA. Handout photograph: US Marshals Service/US Department of Justice/Reuters

Irish-American criminal James “Whitey” Bulger was found dead in a West Virginia prison on Tuesday, bringing to an end the life of one of America’s mos(...)

A scene from Wolfwalkers, which tells the story of a young apprentice hunter who comes to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last pack of wolves.

Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon has confirmed a deal with Apple that sees the technology giant buying a new animated film it is making called Wo(...)

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