Alec Guinness

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My, your majesty, what brown eyes one’s got

Will the “blue-eyed community” call for a boycott of The Crown? We learnt last week that the people behind that absurdly lavish soap opera have decide(...)

 Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli poses at the British embassy in Rome before receiving the medal of knighthood from the British ambassador to Italy in 2004. File photograph: Paolo Cocco/AFP/Getty Images

Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world’s greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. He was 96. In a stat(...)

Alec Guinness as Reverend Lord Henry D’Ascoyne

Recent burrowing by Dr Matthew Sweet, one of the UK’s most dogged cultural historians, has revealed that the original plot of Robert Hamer’s Kind Hear(...)

Still beating: Alexander Skarsgård and Florence Pugh in ‘The Little Drummer Girl’

All decent folk will feel glad for John le Carré. It must be gratifying to find yourself at the centre of the conversation as you negotiate your 87th (...)

“For the past three years I’ve been working on a series called Uisce Anam [Soul Water].  Photograph: Barry Cronin

Scottish artist Janet Pierce first saw the place she now calls home 30 years ago. “I was invited to a party. It was actually the opening party for th(...)

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in a scene from 'Star Wars'. Photograph: LucasFilm

Let me bring you back to early 1978 and the release of George Lucas’s Star Wars. No, I haven’t got that wrong. Hard though it may be to believe, that (...)

Victoria & Abdul: Eddie Izzard at Venice Film Festival this month. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Where do you start with Eddie Izzard? The first activity mentioned in any potted biography will still be “stand-up comedy”. In the early 1990s he gain(...)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) with Stormtroopers. Photograph: David James/ Lucasfilm 2015

Calm down. Calm down. We still have just over a month to wait until Star Wars: The Force Awakens strikes domestic cinemas. Despite the disappointment(...)

Guy Garvey: “Most people don’t realise till they’re nearing 40 that you’re allowed to feel more than one thing at one time”.

Every day’s an education with Guy Garvey. You ring the Elbow frontman up for a chat, and before you know it you’re deep into a conversation about t(...)

Legendary Irish actor Maureen O’Hara has placed her beloved west Cork home on the market for €2.3 million. In 2012 the 94-year-old star of the silv(...)

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