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Dubliner Fergus Linehan, Edinburgh International Festival director: Performers want more security. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Increasing numbers of artists are asking to be paid in dollars and euros instead of sterling because of Brexit uncertainty, the director of the Edinbu(...)

Kenneth Branagh as William Shakespeare

There has never before been an oddity quite like this agreeable film. Yes, there have been dramas about the life of Shakespeare. (One of those beat Sa(...)

Rob Brydon:   “No one can say: ‘Oh, not another film about middle-aged men taking up synchronised swimming,’’’  Photograph: Jeff Vespa/ WireImage

Days before I meet Rob Brydon, the affable “None-More-Welsh” comedian and actor pops up on Graham Norton’s couch to compare sporting achievements with(...)

Anthony Hopkins: ‘Work has kept me going. Work has given me my energy.’ Photograph: Vera Anderson/WireImage

For anyone who looks toward their later years with trepidation, Sir Anthony Hopkins (“Tony, please”) is a proper tonic. He is 79, and happier than he (...)

Step back: Will Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story move the action from the now-prized real estate of west Manhattan? Photograph: Ernst Haas/Hulton Archive

Top archaeologists have just released an analysis of pictograms accompanying Paleolithic cave paintings. They read as follows: “Another remake! Men th(...)

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 (...)

Kristin Scott Thomas at the Cannes Film Festival in France last May. 'There are lots of films that I’m proud to have even been attached to,' she says. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Kristin Scott Thomas sits down with a little theatrical shiver. The actor may have perfected glacial onscreen manners – think Fiona, the snooty friend(...)

Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins in Lord of The Rings: Amazon’s TV  adaptation will explore  new storylines preceding Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Photograph: Reuters/HO-New Line Cinema

He just keeps on giving, does JRR Tolkein. The latest move in the fantasy epic is towards downsizing, from the big screen to the small, as Amazon plan(...)

Anthony Rapp (L) has accused  Kevin Spacey  of making a sexual advance on him at a 1986 party when he was only 14 years old. Photographs: AFP/Getty Images

To say that Kevin Spacey’s response to allegations of sexual abuse is “problematic” would be to understate the case. He could hardly have made the sit(...)

Sissy Spacek in ‘Carrie’

Stephen King is not the most-adapted author in history. It just feels that way. The International Movie Database lists a staggering 238 credits, but t(...)

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