Helen Mirren

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You had probably forgotten these ever existed. Sorry about that. 10. KILLING BONO (2011) My main memory of the press screening was, as we staggered (...)

Keanu Reeves with Alexandra Grant in Los Angeles on Saturday. Photograph: Taylor Hill/Getty

If poor Jennifer Aniston had a male equivalent it would probably be poor Keanu Reeves. Reportedly single for close to two decades, and fiercely mindfu(...)

Actor Mary McEvoy: ‘Paris used to be my second home, but after the attacks, it stopped being my happy place – it just carries such horror for me.’
On My Culture Radar: Mary McEvoy

Current favourite book I’ve just finished reading The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker. It’s a telling of Homer’s Iliad but it focuses on the women(...)

Helen Mirren as Catherine: ‘There are unscrupulous people in Russia. Fortunately I’m one of them’

Catherine the Great (Sky Atlantic, Thursday, 9pm) who ruled over the Golden Age of Russia, had to overcome many obstacles in her eventful lifetime. S(...)

Helen Mirren in Catherine the Great. ‘For me, to show older women as powerful, active, courageous, smart is important.’ Photograph: Sky

Helen Mirren couldn’t look any more Helen Mirren when I meet her. Her light hair is swept back, not one strand out of place. She wears a buttoned-up f(...)

Autumn TV: ones to watch

The shows are listed in alphabetical order. Previews by Peter Crawley, Laura Slattery, Hannah J Davies, Phil Harrison, Luke Holland, Ellen E Jones and(...)

Brendan Phelan with his children Talia and Alana and wife Sabina Bonnici.

It starts with a bump in the night, or frisky afternoon delight if you’re that way inclined. When getting busy under the sheets has an end game that l(...)

‘The awful banter is something else,’ writes Donald Clarke

“I don’t have time for that alpha-male stuff right now,” somebody says. Ha ha! You’re in the wrong place, sister. The first spin-off from The Fast and(...)

Cannes catch: Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in Robert Eggers’s extraordinary film The Lighthouse

Our first five-star review from Cannes 2019 The Lighthouse ★★★★★ Directed by Robert Eggers. Starring Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman(...)

 Tanya Sweeney  at home in Stoneybatter, Dublin: “I shall report back from the other side. I just hope there’s even one tiny Lucille Ball moment in there somewhere.” Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Last week, I visited the newborn son of my neighbours, and nearly embarrassed myself by tearing up a little immediately (and then overcompensating wit(...)

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