Breeders: Martin Freeman plays Paul, a creative executive at a trendy charity who is sleepwalking angrily through life

Martin Freeman has made a career out of playing an especially edgy sort of Everyman. He was the angriest ever Dr Watson, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch(...)

Dominic Cummings: His new focus reflects the passions developed in his bunker: putting science at the heart of government and ensuring that the government machine delivers what the politicians promise. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

When Boris Johnson walked through the front door of Number 10 on July 26th, 2019, the British political system was in a state of Brexit-induced paraly(...)

George MacKay in 1917, directed by Sam Mendes.

As the centenary recedes, it becomes clear that film-makers – and novelists and poets and songwriters – can no longer count on mere mention of the fir(...)

No  weekends, no holidays – UK government adviser Dominic Cummings expects a lot from his staff. Photograph: Joss Barratt/Channel 4/PA

People say that Dominic Cummings is brilliant. The Downing Street adviser is also said to be ruthless, inspiring, bullying, a complete liability and “(...)

Britain’s new prime minister Boris Johnson being clapped into 10 Downing Street by staff in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images

Shortly before 4pm on Wednesday, Boris Johnson marched up to the podium outside 10 Downing Street and promised to “change the record” after three year(...)

English novelist and screenwriter David Nicholls. Photograph: Hal Shinnie

Award winning author David Nicholls is sitting in the offices of’ publisher, with a view of airily-dressed passers-by along the River Thames on the ho(...)

‘THE SCREAMING GIRLS CHANGED THE WORLD,’ THE FILM DIRECTOR SAYS ABOUT BEATLEMANIA. BUT IN YESTERDAY, HIS DELIGHTFUL NEW ROMCOM WRITTEN BY RICHARD C(...)

New this week: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in Men in Black: International

ALADDIN ★★☆☆☆ Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Mena Massoud, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad The ongoing campai(...)

Andrew Scott: ‘Being gay certainly wasn’t allowed’ by the Catholic Church when he was a boy. Photograph: Aaron Richter/New York Times

Two weeks later in May and Andrew Scott might not have been safe venturing out in New York in public. The second season of Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Brid(...)

Fiona Shaw who won best supporting actress at the TV Baftas for her role in Killing Eve. Photograph:   Matt Crossick/PA

The BBC’s spythriller Killing Eve has triumphed at the TV Baftas, picking up three awards including a first Bafta for Irish actor Fiona Shaw, with its(...)

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