Dawn French

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Mick Flannery: His 2005 concept album Evening Train,  about small-town gamblers and strivers, has  been made into a musical.

A few years ago, while they were researching a musical, the singer-songwriter Mick Flannery brought the writer Ursula Rani Sarma outside her comfort z(...)

Ingrid Tarrant,  Aggie Mackenzie, Lizzie Cundy and  Sian Lloyd.

Now that the last lilo of Love Island has been deflated, it would be easy to assume that the sun has finally set on reality telly romance until the ne(...)

Ryan O’Shaughnessy: the Irish singer competes in the Eurovision final on Saturday. Photograph: Pedro Nunes/Reuters

The Late Late Show RTÉ One, Friday, 9.35pm What’s the collective noun for a group of Eurovision Song Contest winners? A ballad? A dry ice? A key chang(...)

What was the last gift you bought? Tara: I bought socks with jingly things on the bottom for a baby. You know the way they spend so much time shovin(...)

The Vicar of Dibley: Emma Chambers and Dawn French in the BBC comedy

Dawn French has led tributes to her former The Vicar Of Dibley co-star Emma Chambers, who has died aged 53. The actor— who portrayed the dim but lova(...)

Do not buy somebody a Christmas present just because you think it’s fabulous and would love it for yourself. That is the golden rule of gift-giving a(...)

‘You always want to be the baddies, as well. Well, he’s not a baddie but he’s not the most lovable.’ Michael Ball on playing Mack Sennett in Mack and Mabel. Photograph: Manuel Harlan

In June this year, Michael Ball was awarded an OBE for his services to musical theatre. It’s been 30 years since he made his West End debut as Mari(...)

It’s so nice to be in Paris. Almost. Now if we could just silence the gulls squawking overhead and dial down the roar of the Number 16 bus. Let’s pac(...)

Up close and personal: Dawn French’s solo show delves deep into her family life

Where do you start with Dawn French? She is a stand-up comedian, an actor, a bestselling novelist – recently, even a TV talent show judge on Australia(...)