Gloria Vanderbilt in 2009. The society heiress died on Monday at her home in Manhattan, aged 95. Photograph: Piotr Redlinski/The New York Times

Gloria Vanderbilt, the heiress, artist and romantic who began her life as the “poor little rich girl” of the Great Depression, has died at the age of (...)

Sarah Connor, mother to future revolutionary John Connor, surely scores as the most impressively ‘badass’ mom of the modern era

DUMBO (1941) There was some competition between Bambi’s mother and the elephant’s mistreated parent for this spot, but, with the best will in the wor(...)

Dooagh beach on Achill when it reappared in 2017. The thousands of tonnes of sand have now been washed away. File photograph: Sean Molloy

A beach on Achill island, Co Mayo, which reappeared in 2017 having been gone for more than 30 years, has disappeared again. Dooagh beach was washed a(...)

Benedict Cumberbatch in The Grinch

For those ill-served veterans of the ghastly Jim Carrey vehicle from the turn of the millennium – the late and unlovely Carressic period – we bring gl(...)

Sheila Hancock: The soaps have done a lot for that. There are wonderful parts for older women. Photograph: Mike Marsland/Getty ImagesWireImage

The solidly left-wing Sheila Hancock has been enjoying the royal wedding on the telly. “I didn’t watch all of it, but I thought: that girl has put he(...)

Emily Blunt in Disney’s musical Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel to the 1964 Mary Poppins

Disney chose its telecast of the 90th Academy Awards to introduce a teaser trailer for the much-anticipated sequel to one of its most beloved films: M(...)

Immersion on: ‘The viewer is becoming a player in the story.’ Photograph: istock

Virtual reality is coming to the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, which will host a two-day conference on the future of entertainment built wi(...)

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(...)

Local resident Malcolm Cooney on Ashleam Beach on Achill island which has returned after 12 years. Photograph: Sean Molloy

When Atlantic forces returned a sandy beach – which had vanished over 30 years before – to Achill, the Co Mayo island’s tourist office could not belie(...)

 Bruce Forsyth and Beryl Reid (right), singing ‘Piccadilly,’ on stage at the old Brixton Music Hall.

Bruce Forsyth, who has died aged 89, was associated with some of the most successful shows in television history, from Sunday Night at the London Pall(...)

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