Idris Elba

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Tom Hiddleston is following in a great tradition. For decades, Hollywood has enjoyed casting posh Englishmen as master villains. Maybe it has somet(...)

U2’s new song Ordinary Love was specially written for Nelson Mandela biopic A Long Walk To Freedom,  so it is unclear whether or not it will appear on the new U2 album. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

U2 have unveiled their first song for at least three years as part of the trailer for the forthcoming Mandela biopic A Long Walk To Freedom. An excerp(...)

You only sing when you’re winning: the poor dears at Old Trafford have been concerned for a while about the lack of audible crowd support for their ex(...)

Ancient cannibalistic religions have less eccentric calendars than does the movie universe. The long run-in and dreary aftermath to Christmas d(...)

Review: Pacific Rim

This never sounded like a great idea. The giant “Mecha” that populate Japanese horror cinema and the equally giant monsters with whom they often squab(...)

Idris Elba returns to our TV screens as the eponymous Luther. Photograph: Steven Neaves.

For the new run of Luther (BBC One, Tuesday) the director, Sam Miller, has taken several screen genres, put them in a blender and . . . no, wait . . .(...)

Pitchfork at the ready?: You had to admit that Bono – pictured at One, the humanitarian organisation he cofounded – gave Gay Byrne a clear answer about U2’s tax. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty

The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne (RTÉ One, Tuesday) rolls around each year without too much fanfare. It’s a jammy enough retirement gig for the vete(...)

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