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Irish actor Denise Gough: ‘I can’t deal with social media. I’m a highly sensitive person.’ Photograph:  Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for BFI

As an actor who spent lockdown filming under strict conditions, Denise Gough has become an expert in taking Covid-19 tests, aided by a natural advanta(...)

Fiona Bruce flies a Spitfire over Kent in a Pathé newsreel from the future. Or maybe it’s just the Antiques Roadshow. Photograph: BBC

Fiona Bruce is in a Spitfire flying over the weald of Kent. If you’re English you’ve definitely had that vision, the stirrings of a collective nationa(...)

Jude Law: “My children  got lots of messages during the making of this, telling them how much I loved.”  Photograph: Kurt Krieger/Corbis/Getty Images

Osea, a small island off the coast of Britain reached by a causeway, is too unsettling a place to be charming but it is certainly intriguing. Its inha(...)

Director Alan Parker is pictured in Moscow in 2004. File photograph: AP Photo/Misha Japaridze

Sir Alan Parker, who has died at the age of 76, was one among a wave of British directors – Ridley Scott and Adrian Lyne were others – who emerged fro(...)

Saoirse Ronan: the Irish star still has a decent chance of an Oscar nomination, but her chances of a win now seem slight. Photograph: Jon Kopaloff/Getty

The nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards have been announced in Los Angeles. The Irish actor Andrew Scott receives a nod for best actor in a(...)

Fiona Shaw, who has been nominated for her first two Emmys. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Two Irish actors are among the nominees for this year’s Emmy awards. Fiona Shaw received her first two Emmy nominations – in the categories of Suppor(...)

A visitor takes a picture at a wreckage of a bus in the ghost city of Pripyat during a tour in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

The writer of the acclaimed HBO drama series Chernobyl has spoken out about the proliferation of lewd and inappropriate selfies taken by tourists(...)

“Annoyed but calm, the plant’s deputy chief Anatoly Dyatlov (Paul Ritter) orders that water be used to quench the reactor core. The problem, as his subordinates try to explain, is that there is no reactor core. It has exploded.”

One of the most sinister sights in Chernobyl (Sky Atlantic, Tuesday, 9pm), a new five-part miniseries about the 1986 nuclear disaster, is unsettlingly(...)

Chernobyl drama: Irish actor Jessie Buckley portrays Lyudmilla Ignatenko, whose husband Vasily was one of the first firefighters on the scene of the 1986 disaster

A new five-part miniseries dramatising the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear explosion will bring “fresh eyes” to the disaster and its subsequent cover-up, Chern(...)

Uma Thurman doesn’t know what’s ahead of her in The House that Jack Built

After walking for 15 minutes up a hill that leads in a northeasterly direction away from central Cannes, I happen upon a pair of large grey gates. I p(...)

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