Daniel Kaluuya in Judas and the Black Messiah

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH ★★★★☆ Directed by Shaka King. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Martin S(...)

 Cicely Tyson who died on Thursday at the age of 96. Photograph: Harpo, Inc/PA

Tributes were paid on Friday to the actor Cicely Tyson following her death at age 96. She specialised in portraying strong black women caught up in li(...)

Dave Prowse played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy.

Dave Prowse, the Bristol actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85. The weightlifter-turned-actor, who also ea(...)

Singer and actor Diahann Carroll in 1972. Carroll has died  after a long bout with cancer. File photograph: AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy

Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actor and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series, (...)

The Lion King, featuring the voices of James Earl Jones as Mufasa, and JD McCrary as Young Simba

Many pundits have already wondered what (aside from the expected generation of $1.5 billion or so) is the point to this pseudo-live action translation(...)

US singer Beyonce arrives for the world premiere of Disney’s The Lion King at the Dolby theatre. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty

Beyonce has released a new song to tie in with the premiere of Disney’s remake of The Lion King. She stars in the photorealistic computer-animated r(...)

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(...)

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