Hannah Dines during the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championship in 2015 in Lucerne, Switzerland. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

The plastic surgeon, in that particularly endearing way of surgeons, was trying to reassure me that although he had never operated on an endurance cyc(...)

The circumstances of the  event illustrate the transformation of the country that Irish soldiers of the Great War had left in 1914

Whether or not Finglas man Charlie Brennan was the soldier in that famous rescue scene from the Battle of the Somme documentary (An Irishman’s Diary, (...)

Foreign secretary Boris Johnson:  “We’re allowing the whole of our agenda to be dictated by this folly.” Photograph: Getty Images

What’s the best cinematic version of Brexit? I’ve previously suggested the final sequence of The Italian Job, where the truck is suspended half way ov(...)

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in a scene from 'Star Wars'. Photograph: LucasFilm

Let me bring you back to early 1978 and the release of George Lucas’s Star Wars. No, I haven’t got that wrong. Hard though it may be to believe, that (...)

‘When I was a kid walking into a newsagents, there was a naked woman on half the magazines. That’s got to come out in the wash somehow,” says Rafe Spall. Photograph:  Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images Portrait

One might reasonably imagine that, as a veteran of all three instalments of Edgar Wright’s Cornetto trilogy and the star of the incoming creep-out The(...)

Actor Stephen Amell (35) is best known as the titular costumed crime-fighter of TV series Arrow. DC Comics’ latest Green Arrow reboot has just been r(...)

Image from a new underwater investigation at Loch Ness, showing a monster-shaped object that turned out to be a 1970s film prop. Photograph: Kongsberg Maritime/VisitScotland/PA Wire

Nessie hunters were left disappointed when monster remains uncovered at the bottom of Loch Ness turned out to be a film prop from the 1970s. The 9m m(...)

Christopher Lee with his wife, Birgit Kroencke, in 2007. He identified with Dracula, he said, as an embarrassmnet to an aristocratic family. Photograph: Arno Burgi/EPA

The film actor Christopher Lee, who has died aged 93, lent his impressive height, distinguished good looks, Shakespearean voice and aristocratic prese(...)

A  file picture dated August 7th, 2013 of Sir Christopher Lee. Photograph: Urs Flueeler/ EPA

British actor Christopher Lee, who devoted his long acting career to portraying villains including Dracula in horror classics and later appeared in th(...)

Yellow peril?: Boris Karloff in The Mask of Fu Manchu, from 1932

Christopher Frayling’s book on Chinaphobia is a welcome extension of the work that the Palestinian writer Edward Said initiated with his seminal Orien(...)

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