Director Alan Parker is pictured in Moscow in 2004. File photograph: AP Photo/Misha Japaridze

Sir Alan Parker, who has died at the age of 76, was one among a wave of British directors – Ridley Scott and Adrian Lyne were others – who emerged fro(...)

The purple hairstreak butterfly.

A rare butterfly known as the purple hairstreak has been recorded in the Faughan Valley in Derry. The valley is managed by conservation charity Wood(...)

Actor Jessie Buckley has been nominated for the recent film Wild Rose and the series The Woman in White and Chernobyl.

The Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) has announced its nominations for the Irish Academy Awards. There was no ceremony in 2019 and, as a resul(...)

The government in the North must “step in” and support those in the music industry who are facing financial ruin due to the coronavirus pandemic, the singer and actor Bronagh Gallagher has warned. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The government in the North must “step in” and support those in the music industry who are facing financial ruin due to the coronavirus pandemic, the (...)

Belgravia: The fixtures are sumptuous, the costumes dazzling. Photograph: ITV

The greatest trick writer Julian Fellowes ever pulled was convincing the world Downton Abbey was high-class drama. What it actually was, of course, wa(...)

Gentlemen about town: Steerforth (Aneurin Barnard) and David Copperfield (Dev Patel) in The Personal History of David Copperfield.

A conversation that began in the theatre decades ago is finally registering on the screen. There was little clutching of pearls when Ruth Negga played(...)

Dev Patel in The Personal History of David Copperfield

Armando Iannucci has had a bad idea for a film here. There are fewer feature adaptations of David Copperfield than you might think (it’s a full 50 yea(...)

Midsommar, directed by Ari Aster, takes third place

Oh look, it’s that person again. “I haven’t been to the cinema for years as there’s never anything good on.” “Really? Did you not enjoy Marriage Story(...)

Bronagh Gallagher: ‘If every I’m in a bad mood, I Google ‘Kristen Wiig Saturday Night Live’ and everything feels much better.

Book A friend gave me a copy of The Little Friend by Donna Tartt because I loved The Goldfinch and The Secret History. I can’t tell you what happens y(...)

Lola Petticrew and Bronagh Gallagher in A Bump Along the Way

Every now and then a small Irish film creeps up from nowhere and grabs a bit of unexpected, but deserved, attention. Beneficiary of a Northern Ireland(...)

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