Helen Mccrory

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Damian Lewis as Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod in Billions. Photograph: Sky Atlantic

This article includes spoilers from last Sunday’s season-five finale of Billions One of TV’s last great antiheroes departed on Sunday night on Sky At(...)

Cillian Murphy attends an event at Carlton House Terrace on October 12th, 2017 in London, England. Photograph: Nicky J Sims/Getty Images

The folk behind A Quiet Place Part II could never have guessed they would give the world a mobile icon for the opening rounds of an unprecedented p(...)

Helen McCrory in Fearless.

Actor Helen McCrory, known for starring in Peaky Blinders and the James Bond film Skyfall, has died aged 52, after a battle with cancer. McCrory’s h(...)


Hugh Laurie has a great villain’s face in that he projects not menace or pure evil but a chilling implacability. It’s often the quiet ones who need wa(...)

Is Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) overreaching himself with this plan to infiltrate Mosley’s political party? Photograph: Robert Viglasky/BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions

A very happy 45th birthday to Ms Polly Gray (Helen McCrory), who decided to mark it as only Aunt Pol can by threatening a nun with a hatpin, busting a(...)

Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders: a Mack the Knife given subtler edge, beautiful on the outside, hollowed out within

How would Peaky Blinders (BBC One, Sunday), the ineffably stylish historical crime drama, know when it has peaked? The question nudges playfully throu(...)

Thomas Shelby played by Cillian Murphy. Photograph: Robert Viglasky

Few TV series can boast an end to match the wreckage of season three of Peaky Blinders. After blowing up a train, doing a triple- or even quadruple cr(...)

Julia Stiles, ‘a fascinatingly flat actor’, as Georgina Clios in Riviera

Even the extravagant playgrounds of the world’s mega rich are not so well guarded that – with enough wicked intent – someone cannot sneak in and leave(...)

Helen McCrory as  tough-talking, chain-smoking, whiskey-swilling human rights lawyer Emma Banville

What does Fearless (TV3, Wednesday, 10pm) have to be afraid of? The answer, to judge from the opening episode of this new drama series created by Pat(...)

 Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy  in Their Finest

Looking back to the unlovely 2013 flop Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, it hardly seems fair that Hansel (the perfectly capable Jeremy Renner) has (...)