Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Jackman in ‘The Greatest Showman’: the actor now has an old-fashioned starriness that gives him a wide appeal, from seven-year-old kids to 50-year-old superhero-worshipping dads

When you’re seven years old, the world comes down to the most simple of needs. Food. Toys. The hope that one day you’ll meet Hugh Jackman. “Will I ev(...)

Drake was most-streamed artist in Ireland and globally.  Photograph:  Harmony Gerber/Getty

Ireland’s love affair with rap continued in 2018 with Drake, Post Malone and Eminem the most-streamed artists of the year among Irish users of Spotify(...)

The Greatest Showman: Hugh Jackman played the circus impresario PT Barnum in the musical film

Hugh Jackman has announced a live tour that will see him perform songs from hit musicals in arenas across the world. The tour, titled The Man. The Mu(...)

Late Late Toy Show presenter Ryan Tubridy with Alanna Willoughby (bearded lady), 12,  from Carlow;  Luke O’Connor (Napoleon), 7, from Dublin; Matthew Little (fat man),  12, from Ardee; Kayla McMahon (three-legged man), 10, from Balrothery; Colm Sullivan (wolf man), 8, from Navan;  Dylan O Connor (tattoo man), 11, from Dublin; Enya Allen (Pierrot clown), 5, from Navan; and Ella Maher (albino),  10, from Carlow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was the promoter Phineas Taylor Barnum who popularised the phrase “the greatest show on Earth”. That might be a bit of a tall claim for the Late L(...)

Former Democratic senator and presidential hopeful Gary Hart: “I bear a very heavy burden of responsibility.” Photograph: Nick Cote/The New York Times

As we fantasise about a parallel universe, where America is not a joke and our president cares about other human beings, the same questions keep swirl(...)

 Joaquin Phoenix:  “The suggestion is my parents weren’t responsible. That pisses me off. My parents are the most protective people you could meet in your fucking life.” Photograph:  Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Joaquin Phoenix isn’t in the room. Has he climbed out the window? It’s a long way down and it’s snowing. Still, he is a bit of an eccentric. After a f(...)

Photograph: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

Winter really is coming for Maisie Williams. The final six episodes of Game of Thrones won’t drop until 2019. But the cast of the planet’s biggest TV (...)

Who doesn’t like a good war film?

The New York critics have decided. The Los Angeles critics have decided. And now the Dublin Film Critics Circle has awards its prizes for the year. Ch(...)

Saoirse Ronan chatting to Mary J Blige on the red carpet at the IFP Gotham Awards in November, while Greta Gerwig is interviewed. Ronan won an award for her role  in Lady Bird, which Gerwig directed.  Ronan has also been nominated for a Golden Globe award. Photograph: Rebecca Smeyne/The New York Times

Saoirse Ronan continues a seemingly inevitable run to a third Oscar nod with a nomination for best actress (comedy or musical) at the upcoming Golden (...)

Rebecca Ferguson: born and raised in Stockholm, she counts as Swedish but has an English mother of Northern Irish descent. Photograph: Vera Anderson/WireImage/Getty

A glance at the cast list for The Snowman, Tomas Alfredson’s thumping adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s crime novel, confirms that the new age of the internati(...)

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