Bill Nighy

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This really is another England. The costumes seem wrong. The bookshop itself is contemporary-corporate faux-hipster. Even the cake looks entirely too modern.

On Chesil Beach reminded us of how miserable life in England in the 1960s could be; Isabel Coixet’s new film goes one better and stops off in small-to(...)

The Gloaming Live at the National Concert Hall in March 2018. Photograph: York Tillyer

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm Rock star and charity campaigner Bob Geldof leads the names joining Ryan Tubridy on Good Friday’s Late La(...)

Bob Geldof: I don’t think the Easter Rising is the foundational moment of the State. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A DVD of Bob Geldof’s documentary on WB Yeats has just been released in which Geldolf pays tribute to the man “who showed Ireland wasn’t just about th(...)

Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke in The Limehouse Golem

Oh, what fun. This grand old potboiler starts as it means to go on: by lining up some of the best looking, most gifted British character actors – Oliv(...)

Diane Keaton arrives for the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Gala   in Hollywood where she received a lifetime achievement award earlier this month. Photograph: EPA/Paul Buck

Will Diane Keaton be like Diane Keaton? It’s not such an absurd question. Forty years ago, in Annie Hall, she played a character with the actress’s ow(...)

 Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy  in Their Finest

Looking back to the unlovely 2013 flop Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, it hardly seems fair that Hansel (the perfectly capable Jeremy Renner) has (...)

Bob Geldof and Van Morrison in A Fanatic Heart, a biography of WB Yeats

‘The 1916 commemoration on O’Connell Street was like a bad North Korea-type military parade with emotionally overblown television coverage” – no, not(...)

Toby Jones and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Dad’s Army. Photograph: Universal Pictures/PA Wire

The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon has seldom looked shabbier. And not in a good, comic way. It’s 1944 and as the Allied forces are gearing up (...)

’If you want to be successful, the first step is not to know yourself very well.’ Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

If you want to be successful, the first step is not to know yourself very well. For years the emotional intelligence movement has been telling us the (...)

Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst, who was adamantly opposed to marriage and created a minor stir by refusing to marry her daughter’s father. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Marriage is an obsolete relic of discredited sexist philosophies. Why do we still do it? Okay, there is not enough space to even attempt an answer (...)

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