Heath Ledger

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George MacKay: ‘I think the real joy of the job is going to do the research, to explore yourself and explore things outside of yourself that you probably wouldn’t even know to look for.’

George MacKay bounds into the room with the winning demeanour of a puppy that has just won Crufts. It’s not the energy you might expect from someone w(...)

Todd Haynes: I love great, dark, brooding whistleblower movies. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

The American auteur Todd Haynes, who has presided over such intriguing pictures as Safe (in which Julianne Moore’s housewife retreats from contemporar(...)

 Renee Zellweger accepts the Screen Actors Guild award for best female actor in a  leading role for Judy. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

South Korean thriller Parasite was the upset winner at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday, while Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger were (...)

No thesis is being laid out. No conclusion is being drawn about the white male’s role in society

Even before Joker unexpectedly won the Golden Lion at Venice – following in the footsteps of Tarkovsky, Visconti and Cassavetes – the discourse had be(...)

Rosita Boland in Bangalore, in India: ‘That we go out of our doors in the morning and mostly return unscathed in the evening seems a small daily miracle to me.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

BITING DOGS, VENOMOUS SNAKES, new WORLDS AND LOST FRIENDS: AN EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT FROM ELSEWHERE, THE IRISH TIMES JOURNALIST’S NEW BOOK Luck. Good(...)

Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker is set for release in October

The trailer for the hotly anticipated Batman spinoff Joker has hit the internet. Starring Joaquin Phoenix in a role already played by Jack Nicholson (...)

The tactic had been suggested at the outbreak of war by a retired admiral from Cork

One of the youngest soldiers to fight in the first World War was an apprentice blacksmith from Leeds named Horace Iles. He was only 14 when the confli(...)

Coulrophobia is defined as an “irrational fear of clowns”. Irrational m’arse.

Imagine that the latest media hysteria concerned an outbreak of killer teddy bears or demonic bunny rabbits. After listing the incidents, reports wou(...)

Ramsay Bolton can lay claim to being one of the nastiest villains in TV history

In the end Ramsay Bolton got what he deserved. Well that may be overstating things: it’s hard to imagine a demise dire enough to adequately punish the(...)

Should you ever require an Oscar winner to compile cheat notes for a play, might we point you towards Geoffrey Rush, an actor who can make you rethin(...)

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