Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson

There has already been some controversy about the marketing of Lenny Abrahamson’s impressively clammy follow-up to the all-conquering Room. The poster(...)

Looking over Lough Tay, with Luggala Mountain on the right. It has been noted that  'private property' signs have been appearing around the Co Wicklow estate in recent weeks. Photograph: Mountaineering Ireland

Mountaineering Ireland has appealed to Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan to acquire the uplands surrounding Luggala estate in Co Wicklow for the pu(...)

Binx Walton for Nars, shot by François Nars

At a time when make-up artists rise to prominence through Instagram, François Nars is an unusual figure. Eschewing the attention, he is more intereste(...)

Garech Browne and Anthony Palliser at Luggala, Co Wicklow.

The first time I visited Anthony Palliser’s Paris home, back in 2007, I found the poets Derek Mahon and John Montague in the Anglo-Belgian painter’s s(...)

Donald Sutherland gets mad in ‘The Leisure Seeker’

Look, it’s only fair. Hollywood has aimed undemanding, patronising films at kids for generations. It can only be right that older people now get their(...)

Jeremy Irons: “Actors were classed as rogues and vagabonds . . . I liked acting not because I liked acting, but because I liked the life.” Photograph: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Jeremy Irons leans roguishly out the window of one of London’s swishest hotels and drags on his cigarillo. Aged 69, he’s the best-preserved 51-year-ol(...)

It’s an action film that doesn’t feature a superhero. Remember those? Red Sparrow has a big idea. Or at least notions. Or we think it does: it’s hard (...)

Kristin Scott Thomas at the Cannes Film Festival in France last May. 'There are lots of films that I’m proud to have even been attached to,' she says. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Kristin Scott Thomas sits down with a little theatrical shiver. The actor may have perfected glacial onscreen manners – think Fiona, the snooty friend(...)

Charlotte Rampling and Jim Broadbent

Ritesh Batra, director of the charming, but sentimental The Lunchbox, does not seem like an obvious choice to tackle Julian Barnes’s cool, dryly comic(...)

Michel Déon with a portrait of himself in his home in Co Galway. In ‘La Chambre de Ton Pere’, Déon recounted how the portrait was painted. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

The novelist Michel Déon, the French writer most closely associated with Ireland, died in hospital in Galway on Wednesday at the age of 97. Déon’s t(...)

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