Henry V

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 William Shatner: ‘The press has spread this ridiculous rumour. I’m 55.’  Photograph: Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCUPhotoBank/Getty

I think I’m arriving good and early for my interview with William Shatner when I click on our video-chat link 10 minutes ahead of time. But Shatner ha(...)

France and Britain reopened cross-Channel travel on Wednesday after a 48-hour ban to curb the spread of a new coronavirus variant but London has warned it could take days for thousands of trucks blocked around  Dover (pictured) to get moving. Photograph:  Justin Tallis / AFP via Getty Images

Opinion is divided on whether there is a Brexit connection to this week’s closure of French ports. The UK government says it was purely Covid-related(...)

Henry VIII by Hans Holbein. He lived in terror of “sweating sickness”, or the “English sweat”, as it was known for a time. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

On this date in 1551, there broke out in England the last known epidemic of “sweating sickness”, or the “English sweat”, as it was known for a period,(...)

Laurence Olivier in Henry V

With the Halloween Brexit deadline apparently receding, the call to arms from Act IV of Shakespeare’s Henry V may get fewer outings today than it woul(...)

Timothée Chalamet in The King

The last thing any critic should do is berate a director for not making the movie he or she most wanted to see. With apologies, I will, nonetheless, e(...)

The Macmorris project sets out to recover the complexity of Ireland’s transformative years between Henry VIII’s assumption of the kingship of Ireland in 1541 to the Flight of the Earls. Courtesy of Trinity College Dublin library

The defeat of the Gaelic chiefs at the Battle of Kinsale in 1601 and the Flight of the Earls in 1607 which followed are widely regarded as two of the (...)

We  get a few seconds of romantic tension between Thor and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson)

Man, how many times have you watched the Avengers: Endgame trailer already? Like a thousand? I’m gonna have 2 lie down 2 process this. #goosebumps. He(...)

Tyrone Power: 'Each of my characters are, according to my ability, painted from nature.'

References to Tyrone Power might bring to mind the American matinee idol who died in his prime in the 1950s, but his ancestor, born William Grattan Po(...)

The funeral effigy of Catherine of Valois at Westminister Abbey in London and the carved stone found in a field in Co Meath. Photograph: David E Steen/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A carved stone head of a woman – found in a pile of rubble in a field in Co Meath – could be an extremely rare depiction of Catherine of Valois, a 15t(...)

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor  during a press previews for Maze at The Movie House cinema in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is awfully chipper for a man who got up 5am to catch a flight to Dublin. “My son just about woke up to ask me where I was going,” s(...)

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