Andrea Riseborough: “She leaned in and said: ‘You just look so totally different.’ That’s my f**king job, mate. I wonder if she would say that to a man.” Photograph: Cindy Ord/SCAD/Getty Images

Andrea Riseborough is animated. She’s not exactly angry. But she has a point to make. “I was having a conversation with somebody today,” she says. “L(...)

Emma Stone as “Billie Jean King” and Steve Carell as “Bobby Riggs” in Battle of the Sexes. Photograph: Melinda Sue Gordon

There are dark themes of misogyny, gender inequality, homophobia, and discrimination underpinning the new film from the directors of Little Miss Sunsh(...)

Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on the set of “The Post” which portrays   the “Washington Post”’s efforts to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Photograph: Niko Tavernis/Twentieth Century Fox

It is just over a year since Donald Trump blathered his way to an unlikely electoral triumph. It is, thus, surely too soon to assess the cinema of the(...)

Billie Jean King was ferried to the court on a throne fit for Cleopatra, carried by four shirtless hunks from Rice University. She defeated Riggs in three sets to claim the $100,000 winner-takes-all purse.

Billie Jean King was ferried to the court on a throne fit for Cleopatra, carried by four shirtless hunks from Rice University. Bobbie Riggs came in on(...)

Martina Navratilova gets a hug from Chris Evert  after beating her in the final of the ladies’ singles at Wimbledon in 1978. Photograph: Rob Taggart/Central Press/Getty Images

For decades, women’s tennis was blessed with first-name-basis rivalries that remain etched in the public’s consciousness. But as tennis fans salivate (...)

Helen Shields, president of Fitzwilliam Tennis Club. She is the first female president of the club in its long history. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Just inside the lobby of Fitzwilliam Tennis Club is a striking and slightly confounding image. It is a photograph of Lena Rice, the Tipperary woman wh(...)

Venus Williams  celebrates her win over Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia in  their quarter-final match at  Wimbledon. Photograph: EPA/Nic Bothma

All week the emotional stillness of Venus Williams has been as noticeable as the crash and ping of her pounding racquet. Like a head of state or monar(...)

Steve Carrell. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Eight years ago the actor Steve Carell went into a recording booth to adopt a cod eastern European accent for the first time. The role was Gru, the he(...)

Teneo Holdings, which provides consulting services to some of the world’s biggest companies,  was set up in 2011 by Declan Kelly (above), Paul Keary and Douglas Band, once a top adviser to former US president Bill Clinton. File photograph: Teneo Holdings

Irish businessman Declan Kelly, brother of Labour Party TD and former minister Alan Kelly, is set for a major financial windfall from the flotation of(...)

Enthalling: a haenyeo diver on the South Korean island of Jeju, in Forces of Nature with Brian Cox

In an already dire month for television (unless you’re a sports fan) I sit down to watch Bypassed (RTÉ One, Tuesday) and think with creeping despair, (...)

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