Hugh Laurie

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 Former Beatle Ringo Starr, who has been awarded a knighthood for services to music in the UK new year honours list. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The Beatles’ Ringo Starr and Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb have been awarded knighthoods in the British new year honours list, alongside a string of (...)

Sean Hughes

They were Irish comedy’s equivalent of the Famous Five, though nobody ever called them that. Michael Redmond, Kevin McAleer, Ian MacPherson, Owen O’Ne(...)

 Meryl Streep: “Disrespect invites disrespect.”  Photograph: EPA/HFPA

Meryl Streep used her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday to criticise US president-elect Donald Trump fo(...)

Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Damien Chazelle and Justin Hurwitz hold their awards at the annual Golden Globes awards ceremony. Photograph: Mike Nelson/EPA

Damien Chazelle’s romantic musical La La Land pushed all competitors into the dust at the Golden Globes awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Sadly, (...)

Outside view of the Château de St Pierre de Serjac, in Puissalicon, France, run by Karl and Anita Hanlon

Karl and Anita O'Hanlon are living a dream that many Irish people will find familiar. After working and living in London and Ireland, the pair decide(...)

Bob Geldof and Van Morrison in A Fanatic Heart, a biography of WB Yeats

‘The 1916 commemoration on O’Connell Street was like a bad North Korea-type military parade with emotionally overblown television coverage” – no, not(...)

Superb storytelling: Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie in The Night Manager. Photograph: Mitch Jenkins

If you read The Night Manager, John le Carré’s 1993 thriller, you probably didn’t envision Jonathan Pine, the character of the title, as blond and ha(...)

From left, Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Debicki, Olivia Colman and   Tom Hollander in The Night Manager. Photograph: Mitch Jenkins/The Ink Factory/AMC

It’s likely that if you read The Night Manager, John le Carré’s 1993 thriller, you didn’t see Jonathan Pine, the night manager of the title, as blond(...)

Malcolm-Jamal Warner in The People v OJ Simpson

‘White Bronco, leather glove, Kato Kaelin”: say that to anyone who remembers 1994 and they will say “OJ Simpson”. The trial of the former American foo(...)

US blues legend BB King performs onstage during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux in 2011. Photograph: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters

Tributes have begun flooding in for blues legend BB King, who has died at the age of 89.His lawyer Brent Bryson said that King, who suffered from diab(...)

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