Sean Connery and Honor Blackman filming a scene for Goldfinger at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire in 1964. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Some may be surprised to learn that Honor Blackman, who has died in Sussex, attained the great age of 94. A key avatar of the glamorous 1960s, she was(...)

Supporters of Karpaty Lviv hold a Nazi flag at a soccer match against Dynamo Kiev in Kiev in 2007. Photograph: Reuters

It was funny once. The perfectly square bit of dirt on the window. The shocked reactions of Craggy Island’s Chinese community. The local farmer who do(...)

Old Trafford ahead of the Europa League match between Manchester United and AZ Alkmaar. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Old Trafford is one of football’s most vibrant amphitheatres. During the 109-year history of Manchester United’s home, Billy Meredith, George Best, Di(...)

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(...)

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