English actress Diana Rigg as Emma Peel: a cool all of her own. Photograph:   Terry Disney/Express/Getty Images

Dame Diana Rigg, who died on Tuesday aged 82, will have long known that all her obituarists would find space for Mrs Emma Peel in their opening p(...)

Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock: “The prime minister talked to Daniel Rashford, he considered it and made his decision – I think it’s terrific.” Photograph:  Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty Images

UK health secretary Matt Hancock has said he may have had “Harry Potter on the mind” when he mistakenly praised “Daniel Rashford” for his work on free(...)

JK Rowling wrote a blog post explaining why she found the phrase ‘people who menstruate’ to be ‘hostile and alienating’

JK Rowling had been tweeting warm, gushing messages to children who submitted drawings for her new book –“Eight? How can this have been done by an eig(...)

British author JK Rowling has again been accused of being transphobic  after taking issue with a headline on an online article discussing ‘people who menstruate’. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

JK Rowling has said she was partly motivated to speak out about transgender issues because of her experience of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Th(...)

British actor Daniel Radcliffe: ‘I feel compelled to say something at this moment’. File photograph: Hannah McKay/ EPA

The Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has spoken out over JK Rowling’s recent comments about the transgender community and said he hopes they will no(...)

Alan Cumming at home in the Catskills, New York. Photograph: Alan Cumming

“I’m loving the idea of being here for a sustained period of time,” says Alan Cumming, speaking over Zoom from his “country pile” buried deep in New Y(...)

Hollywood: an ambitious, lavish look at the post-war film industry.

Hollywood May 1st The ever-prolific Ryan Murphy contemplates the history of showbusiness for his second Netflix offering. Hollywood is an ambitious, (...)

Davy Byrne in action for Dublin in the All-Ireland final against Kerry. He played all but one of the county’s  championship games this season.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Davy Byrne’s magical reminiscence isn’t primarily to do with his considerable role in helping Dublin to achieve history in September. It relates back (...)

You’re no Lego Movie

If, in some future communist Utopia, you were teaching a course on the moral decline of the west, you could do worse than focus on two minor character(...)

Irish actor Jessie Buckley makes Forbes’s “30 under 30” list. Photograph: Tim Whitby/Getty Images

Eight Irish people have been included in Forbes’s prestigious “30 under 30” list of leading young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders. These are jo(...)

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