Mufasa and Simba in The Lion King. Photograph: Disney

With stunning scenery of Africa and some talking wildlife, Disney dropped its first full-length trailer for its realistic-looking remake of The Lion K(...)

  The Lion King, the Jon Favreau-directed  re-imagining of Disney’s  1994 animated classic, will be in cinemas in July 2019. Photograph: Disney

The first trailer for the upcoming live-action retelling of The Lion King has been released. Starring Beyoncé as Nala and musician and actor Donald Gl(...)

Steve Bochco: created Hill Street Blues, LA Law and  NYPD Blue. Photograph: Monica Almeida/The New York Times

If Steven Bochco had done nothing else with his career, he would still deserve a weighty footnote in any history of US television for writing the firs(...)

When I was five years old, my parents decided they could no longer watch the nightly news. Or rather, they could no longer watch it if I was in earsh(...)

At a civil rights demonstration in Washington with Sammy Davis Jr

The actor and civil rights activist Ruby Dee, who has died aged 91, played an important part in the struggle for equality for African Americans, both (...)