Anthony Hopkins says he is at peace, after a long life, and hopes ‘to go on for another 20 years’. Photographs: Ryan Pfluger/New York Times

Ahead of turning 83, the actor reflects on his Welsh childhood, keeping things simple and his approach to performing Had I misheard Anthony Hopk(...)

Illuminated Hannibal Lecter mask €80,000 - €120,000

Sheppard’s auction house in Durrow is holding a residue sale of the contents of Castlehyde, the Palladian mansion on 150 acres in north Cork owned by (...)

Portrait of psychiatrist and television personality Anthony Clare, July 1989. Photograph: Richard Farley/Radio Times/Getty

In August 1996, BBC Radio 4 broadcast an interview with Uri Geller, the Israeli magician, psychic and spoon-bending illusionist. Geller had done thous(...)

Frances McDormand in the film Nomadland. Photograph: Searchlight Pictures

I predict that the 2021 Oscars will not earn fair comparison with the 1973 Wimbledon Championships. That was the asterisked tournament in which, follo(...)

English actress Diana Rigg as Emma Peel: a cool all of her own. Photograph:   Terry Disney/Express/Getty Images

Dame Diana Rigg, who died on Tuesday aged 82, will have long known that all her obituarists would find space for Mrs Emma Peel in their opening p(...)

Patrick Stewart: the actor turns 800 today. Photograph: Mark Sommerfeld/New York Times

Horse rides in stockings, rehearsals in deep freezes, fights in string vests... On Patrick Stewart’s 80th birthday, friends from David Tennant to B(...)

Ben Affleck: ‘I started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart’ Photograph: Magdalena Wosinska/New York Times

Warning: This is not one of those celebrity profiles that uses a teaspoon of new information to flavour a barrel of ancient history. There is no parag(...)

 Director Martin Scorsese  on the red carpet during a  photocall for the premiere of  The Irishman at la Cinematheque in Paris on October 17th, 2019. Photograph:   Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images

Ballots for the coming Academy Awards are still being tabulated but it already seems clear – this will not be Netflix’s year. The streaming giant wil(...)

The Irishman: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Ray Romano

There has been an almighty turnover on Netflix since we last compiled this list, with more than half of our favourite films that time around disappear(...)

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman: Still a contender in Best Picture.

This year’s Oscar nominations will be announced on Monday, January 13th, starting at 1.18pm Irish time, or 5.18am in Los Angeles. The good news is th(...)

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