Alan Cumming

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Jessica Chastain manages to instill slightly more feeling into her lines than Sophie Turner in 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'

Your mind wanders when watching an X-Men Babies film. The wider franchise dates back to 2000. Correspondents to The Irish Times’ letters page would ar(...)

Nicola Coughlan: ‘I thought I was free-spirited in San Francisco with flowers in my hair and no shoes on, but my boss told me to cop on because there were syringes on the ground’

Current favourite book I enjoy biographies. I’ve read Judi Dench’s and Helen Mirren’s, and most recently I read Abbi Jacobson’s book, I Might Regret (...)

Orson Welles: The Other Side of the Wind remained his most discussed unfinished film. Photograph: Apic/Getty

Towards the close of They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, one vessel in the Orson Welles flotilla that has just docked at Netflix Cove, the great man ponder(...)

Wonder ★★★★ Directed by Stephen Chbosky. Starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin, Daveed Diggs, Izabela Vidovic, Sonia Bra(...)

Emma Stone as “Billie Jean King” and Steve Carell as “Bobby Riggs” in Battle of the Sexes. Photograph: Melinda Sue Gordon

There are dark themes of misogyny, gender inequality, homophobia, and discrimination underpinning the new film from the directors of Little Miss Sunsh(...)

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.  Photograph: Sally Jubb

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s biggest arts festival, is winding to a close, and an entire city has been complicit in the endeavour. This(...)

The Good Wife: a stylish period drama about now

Beloved US political/legal drama The Good Wife is coming to an end. Rumours abounded that it would conclude when its husband-and-wife creators Robert(...)

The Abbey Theatre in Dublin has appointed Neil Murray and Graham McLaren as directors of the theatre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The Abbey Theatre has announced the appointment of Neil Murray and Graham McLaren as the theatre’s new directors . The pair come to the posts from th(...)

Power broker: Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall

Pare it back and it’s the oldest story of all: power, loyalty and betrayal, the rise of a man from humble beginnings to the top table. Charlie, obviou(...)

Alan Cumming: ‘I’m not one of those people who lets life go.’ Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

In 2010, Alan Cumming was told by his estranged, cruel and ailing father, Alex, that he was not his son. It was the latest twist in their tortured (...)

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