As a country we have a reputation for being almost professionally nonchalant when it comes to celebrities and it’s mostly deserved. Last week I wat(...)

From left, Brendan, Domhnall and  Brian Gleeson in Enda Walsh’s The Walworth Farce

The Walworth Farce Olympia Theatre, Dublin **** Among all the surreal horrors of Enda Walsh’s turbo-charged tragicomedy from 2006 – a p(...)

Alicia Vikander: ‘I can read 30 or 40 scripts, and to find one character-driven complex part is difficult.’ Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

It is an exciting time to be Alicia Vikander. Poised on the cusp of fame, fortune and everything they entail, the Swedish actor has an impressive e(...)

Louis Zamperini ran in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and was later and tortured by the Japanese during the second World War. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Most New Year resolutions are broken after 24 hours. The first of mine was broken on the day itself. Because with cosmic irony the film Unbroken makes(...)

They won’t be putting it on the poster, but, as Angelina Jolie’s second film as director powers towards cinemas, one unfortunate quote is elbowing (...)

 Brendan Gleeson pictured in 2009. Photograph: Getty

Actor Brendan Gleeson has said director John Michael McDonagh was right to question the standards of Irish films. Speaking at the launch of The Walwor(...)

Louis Zamperini, pictured here in 2011, has dies at the age of 97 in Los Angeles. The former Olympian and prisoner of war was the subject of the best-selling book Unbroken.   Photograph: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner whose remarkable story of survival as a prisoner of war in the second World War gained new attention in 2010 with(...)

The latest film from Lenny Abrahamson, director of Adam & Paul and What Richard Did, is certainly promiscuous in its creative weirdness. As every (...)

Stormtroopers strode through the RDS in Dublin during the Invasion Dublin event attended by hundreds of Star Wars enthusiasts today. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The sight of Stormtroopers striding through a southside Dublin suburb should be no cause for worry for residents this weekend - though the looming fig(...)

 Actor Michael Fassbender. Photograph: Matt Carr/Getty Images

It’s January 2013, and Michael Fassbender is sheltering from the icy mountain winds in a class of faux-Alpine lodge near a lake in Co Wicklow. Obvious(...)

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