Francis Lee

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Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet in Ammonite. Image: Agatha A Nitecka/RÅN studio

A year or so ago, when Francis Lee, director of the excellent God’s Own Country (in which a new arrival to a rainy part of England had a passionate sa(...)

Kate Winslet: ‘Partly because we are emerging from this spectacular #MeToo period, women are less afraid to say what we think now.’ Photograph: David M Benett/Getty

A man is adjusting the angle of his laptop. “Hello!” he says with a wave. Is that a dishwasher behind him? A little wooden knick-knack, painted with “(...)

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021: Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth in Harry Macqueen’s Supernova

The actors Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth and Nina Hoss and the director Steve McQueen are among the filmmakers lined up to appear at next month’s Virgin (...)

 Former Manchester City and England midfielder Colin Bell has died at the age of 74. Photograph: PA Wire

Former Manchester City and England midfielder Colin Bell has died at the age of 74, the club have announced. Bell made 492 appearances and scored 152(...)

Kate Winslet and  Saoirse Ronan star in Francis Lee’s Ammonite, an awards contender when the Oscars eventually roll around.

Francis Lee’s Ammonite, starring Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet as romantically entangled fossil hunters in 19th century Dorset, has premiered to larg(...)

Ammonite, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, studies the growing sexual relationship between two real-life fossil hunters in 19th century England

This is the time of year when we whine about awards season starting six months before the Oscar ceremony. Have the lamps gone out on gongs chatter? Wi(...)

Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan in Ammonite. Photograph: Neon

Let us not pretend we don’t live in the real world. The first trailer for Francis Lee’s Ammonite, detailing the relationship between two real-life fos(...)

Charlize Theron plays Megyn Kelly (left) in a study of sexual harassment at Fox News, with Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie

What a cornucopia of delights are coming our way in 2020. We offer a few warnings. One or two of these may slide into 2021. On the upside, the odd exc(...)

The Girl In The Spider’s Web: Claire Foy. Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty

To the Rome Film Festival for the world premiere of The Girl in the Spider’s Web. You picture limousines jockeying for position on the Via Veneto. You(...)

Mark Stanley and Ruth Wilson as squabbling siblings in Dark River

There must be something in the ley lines. Following in the muddy footsteps of Hope Dickson Leach’s The Levelling and Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country, (...)

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