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Sampha performs on stage after winning the 2017 Mercury  Prize at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London. Photograph: David Jensen/PA Wire

Singer-songwriter Sampha has won this year’s Mercury Prize. The musician said he “felt like I’m dreaming” as he was announced as the winner of the p(...)

Idris Elba: almost enough charisma to enliven a half-written part

What is this thing, exactly? Event movies have been known to shake off pre-release outrage, suspicion and hostility. (Sometimes negative publicity enc(...)

 Daniel Craig on  the red carpet at the French premiere of tpectre in  2015. He’ll be getting his suit out again so.  Photograph:  Benoit Tessier/Reuters

The worst kept secret in the entertainment industry is finally out. Daniel Craig has confirmed that he will be playing James Bond in the upcoming 125t(...)

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(...)

Logan Lucky: a heist movie packed with stars.

So here we are in the silly season. That’s what we call it, you know? In fact, for some years now, the studios have acted as if summer comes to an end(...)

Christopher Nolan’s company Syncopy briefly appeared as a co-producer on Bond 25. Photograph: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Ah, the search for the new James Bond. Like the source of the Nile or the first cuckoo of spring, that subject has offered pundits endless material fo(...)

Guerrilla ties to hit a number of moving targets

The most subversive streak within John Ridley’s Guerrilla (Sky Atlantic, Thursday, 9pm) a transatlantic co-production between Sky and Showtime, is to (...)

Idris Elba in Guerrilla: ‘There’s a beautiful, very detailed analysis of the UK and the culture at the time, some of which I can relate to being born in that era’

“I’m very lucky to have a career that I’m proud of,” says Idris Elba, grinning behind the shades which suggest exactly that. “The popcorn stuff, I lov(...)

 Babou Ceesay, Frieda Pinto and Idris Elba attend the UK Premiere of Guerrilla at the Curzon Bloomsbury  in London, England. Photograph:  Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

Post-premiere Q&A sessions are usually a safe place for actors, featuring softball questions on character exploration and the director’s vision. B(...)

Women dressed as handmaids promote US streaming platform Hulu’s imminent adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale at the recent SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Reuters/Brian Snyder

The headline “Man Not Accepting Any More Television Recommendations At This Time,” is a recent work of casual genius from satirists The Onion. It “qu(...)

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