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John Krasinski in ‘Jack Ryan’. Photograph: Jan Thijs/Amazon

Not too long ago, it seemed like the world of entertainment was poised to tear itself apart over the casting of a new James Bond, especially since the(...)

Aston Martin: preparing to float on the London Stock Exchange by the end of the year. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Luxury British sports car maker Aston Martin’s Dublin-born chief technical officer, Max Szwaj, is set to be part of a lucrative employee option scheme(...)

In 1903, Melville surprised newspaper readers and crime fans by announcing his retirement. In truth, he had been recruited by the War Office for the new intelligence gathering agencies which would become MI5 and MI6.

Like many Irish emigrants, parts of William Melville’s history are uncertain. Family lore, as recounted in the excellent research curator Helen O’Carr(...)

Danny Boyle, who guided 2008 movie Slumdog Millionaire to eight Oscars, was announced in May as the director of the next Bond movie. File photograph: Tobias Schwarz/ AFP

British director Danny Boyle has exited the latest upcoming James Bond movie due to “creative differences,” the producers of the multi-million film fr(...)

The film makes good use of its leads Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis

What is the most unnecessary of all the unnecessary film genres? You’ve read the title. You’re already there. The James Bond movies were already parod(...)

Actor Denzel Washington and  director Antoine Fuqua. The Equalizer 2 marks their   fourth collaboration

In the hours before I meet up with Antoine Fuqua, he’s making headlines. In reports that were swiftly dismissed by his agent, Fuqua, the director of T(...)

By early 2020 Idris Elba  will be 47. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

First things first. Idris Elba is not about to be named as the next James Bond. It is unlikely Idris Elba will ever play James Bond. And there is not (...)

What a week to launch a property with a sandy beach located at the end of the garden. This unique house has echoes of the striking waterfront home in (...)

In 1994, at the Irish senior championships, they were pulling runners out of the mud for hours afterwards. There must be dozens of spikes still buried in those fields, lost souvenirs of a running war.

We were already ankle deep in mud and soon to be destroyed by the madness, starving, hysterical, naked. There are some things that young and innocent (...)

The Abbey Theatre described Stephen Swift as a ‘phenomenal actor, beloved friend and respected colleague’

Tributes, affection and respect have flowed after the death this week of Stephen Swift. The actor, who died aged 44 after a long illness, was a regul(...)

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