Ben Hur

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May McAvoy: star of ‘The Jazz Singer’ and ‘Ben Hur’

Most people could still identify Al Jolson as the main star of The Jazz Singer, the film that, released 90 years ago today, changed cinema history. B(...)

Christian Bale in The Promise

Not too far into the 20th century, small-town Armenian apothecary Mikael (Oscar Isaac) agrees to marry a beautiful local girl and uses the dowry to tr(...)

Actress Roma Downey poses on her star after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Irish actress Roma Downey has been honoured in Hollywood’s Walk of Fame with a star. The Derry born producer, best known for her role in “Touched by(...)

If it wasn’t for her trademark red-hair, the first thing you’d notice about Bryce Dallas Howard is her laugh. It’s not a laugh exactly; more a giggle(...)

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny: “Hands up, with his fists quickly opening and snapping shut, he looked like he was being bothered by fruit flies.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

But enough about Enda Kenny the god. Time to celebrate Enda Kenny the man. The Taoiseach was never going to live up to his advance billing on S(...)

I have never been lucky at raffles, the Lotto, or draws. But I won two ducks once. Delph ducks. The kind that cannot swim, fly, or be eaten. I was a(...)

Revellers on the razz at the Barn Dance festival at Glendalough House in Annamoe this evening. Photograph: Rory Coomey

There is no day in the year an incorrigible party-goer dreads more than Good Friday. The secularisation of Irish society has obliterated(...)