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Sean Connery as James Bond next to his Aston Martin DB5 in a scene from Goldfinger in 1964. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

It is just two months since Sean Connery, who has died, celebrated his 90th birthday. The appreciations will have given him some sense of how subseque(...)

Scottish actor Sean Connery at 90. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

It is 44 years since Sean Connery appeared as an aging Robin Hood in Richard Lester’s under-estimated Robin and Marian. There was a great deal of wear(...)

Jesse Eisenberg in Vivarium

Jesse Eisenberg is one of those lesser-spotted Hollywood stars. he’s modest, funny and engaged, takes questions at face value and operates no filte(...)

Shaken and stirred: the 007 club

26. Casino Royale (1967) Wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Even a cameo from Orson Welles couldn’t lend lustre to this pointless and unfunny spoof, a dire (...)

Steve McQueen: Wore his own clothes

Just last week, Jack Lyon, among the few remaining veterans of the escape from Stalag Luft III in 1944, died at his home in Bexhill-on-Sea. A former R(...)

A scene from the Oscar winning movie Around the world in 80 Days. Photograph: Getty

In the 19th century, enormous trunks were the luggage of choice for the well-heeled to transport their numerous costume changes around the globe. For (...)

Henry Cavill: “Moustachegate is now a thing. My moustache has been immortalised.” Photograph: Tom Jamieson/NYT

Henry Cavill has had a difficult week. You wouldn’t know it. As ever, he looks as symmetrical as Action Man and as immaculately attired as Mr Peanut. (...)

Director Christoper Nolan on the set of Dunkirk  with Kenneth Brannagh

Christopher Nolan is 46. He is just about old enough to remember how, until the late 1970s, the second World War dominated British popular culture. Bo(...)

I’ve always had a soft spot for Protestants. It helped that one of our better-known neighbours in north Roscommon had been Douglas Hyde, first preside(...)

Noelle Middleton pictured on the set of the film A Yank in Ermine. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Noelle Middleton, who has died aged 89, was a well-known Irish actor and BBC presenter in London in the 1950s who returned to her native Sligo in the (...)

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