Barbara Windsor attending the world premier of Alice in Wonderland in 2010. Photograph: Carl Court/AFP

When Barbara Deeks, a 16-year-old actor from east London, was encouraged to choose a stage name in 1953, it might seem arrogant that she borrowed from(...)

Actor Barbara Windsor with her husband, Scott Mitchell. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

The British actor Barbara Windsor, known for her role as landlady Peggy Mitchell in the soap EastEnders, has died aged 83. “It is with deep sadness t(...)

English music hall entertainer Marie Lloyd (1870 - 1922) at her home in Golders Green, London, with her husband Bernard Dillon. Photo: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

On the greatest day of his sporting life, a still photographer captured Bernard Dillon being led to the winner’s enclosure at the 1910 Epsom Derby, a (...)

Arrest mugshots of James “Whitey” Bulger, the late mobster who terrorised south Boston in the 1970s and 1980s.  “Black Mass” and “The Departed” drew glamourous versions of his character.

In a better world, we’d eulogise only the virtuous. We’d make films about philanthropists, anti-poverty campaigners and people who rescue kittens from(...)

So what would a post-Brexit Britain look like? Will a vote to remain settle the UK’s euroscepticism problem once and for all? The answer is, of course, that no one knows.  Photographs: AFP Photo

Amid the exasperating litany of lies, half-truths, estimations, projections, guesstimates and forecasts that have come from both sides about what a po(...)

Workmen put the finishing touches to the Weeping Window Poppy installation at St George’s Hall, in Liverpool, yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Can we please stop shouting at one another?   Eight years ago, Jon Snow, the brightly tied Channel 4 newscaster, coined the phrase “po(...)

Emily Browning gets to make an entrance. I am sitting at the far end of a very grand room in the Soho Hotel when the Australian actress – literally(...)

Kylie is pop. She defines the very word. Over the past 25 years, she has been a hairbrush-miming Friday-night friend, a hotpants-clad fantasy g(...)

The To-Do List
The To-Do List

The To-Do List is set in 1993. And just in case you miss the relevant inter-title, the film is fit to burst with the flotsam and jetsam of the age: Ed(...)