Damian Lewis

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Damian Lewis as Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod in Billions. Photograph: Sky Atlantic

This article includes spoilers from last Sunday’s season-five finale of Billions One of TV’s last great antiheroes departed on Sunday night on Sky At(...)

Helen McCrory in Fearless.

Actor Helen McCrory, known for starring in Peaky Blinders and the James Bond film Skyfall, has died aged 52, after a battle with cancer. McCrory’s h(...)

Homeland: Claire Danes goes conspicuously under cover in Afghanistan

Homeland (Thursday, RTÉ2) is one of those programmes that has been on the television for ever, like Heartbeat or ER or Last of the Summer Wine or the (...)

Leonardo Di Caprio plays a TV star – based on Burt Reynolds – struggling to make a career in movies. Brad Pitt plays his stunt double

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a pop-cultural tour of late 1960s LA starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, is to have its premi(...)

Paul Giamatti and Maggie Siff in Billions. Photograph: Jeff Neumann/Showtime

Billions, the labyrinthine drama about a shady hedge-fund investor and the shady district attorney on his tail, is by far and away the smartest dumb s(...)

‘Billions’ returns for a third season.

Russian Spy Assassins: The Salisbury Attack Monday, Channel 4, 10pm Matt Frei explores the poisoning of Russian Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yuli(...)

Bob Geldof: I don’t think the Easter Rising is the foundational moment of the State. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A DVD of Bob Geldof’s documentary on WB Yeats has just been released in which Geldolf pays tribute to the man “who showed Ireland wasn’t just about th(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker speaks in the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: EBS via AP

Jean-Claude Juncker blew a gasket in the European Parliament on Tuesday when hardly any MEPs turned up for a session reviewing Malta’s EU presidency. (...)

Food as philosophy: Jeong Kwan and David Gelb in the first episode of Chef’s Table

Television has a terrible habit of handling our food. Cookery shows have long folded homeliness into coquettishness, chefs would rather be masters, ev(...)

I am willing to do whatever it takes to avoid my fate,” Axe tells his rebooted firm, endearingly unfamiliar with how fate works. Photograph: James Minchin/Showtime

Can a TV show try too hard to be taken seriously, come off instead as fantastically silly, and somehow remain adorably needy, all at the same time? Th(...)

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