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Beautiful Boy: Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell. Photograph: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Some interviews kick off like birthday parties. Others play like awkward conversations with barely remembered relatives at family funerals. My convers(...)

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born, 2018

Never mind adaptations of novels, plays and stories. As Bradley Cooper’s triumphant variation on A Star is Born – showcasing a revelatory turn by Lady(...)

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga is a scene from A Star is Born, which is the actor’s debut as director. Photograph: Warner Bros

The first trailer for the remake of A Star Is Born, featuring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, has been released. It is also Cooper’s first feature film (...)

“I asked Mrs McGinley if she would give me a piece that would be exciting – because grade pieces can be very boring.” Young pianist Rosa O’Reilly

Lovely Ken Wardrop is one of those rare film-makers who gives off exactly the energy you would expect from watching one of his films. Now in his mid-4(...)

Despite James Mason’s heroic efforts to hide his posh English tones under a brogue, the results ended up somewhere in the middle of the Irish Sea, but well south of the Isle of Man

Most critics consider The Third Man to be Carol Reed’s finest film, and it is certainly one of cinema’s all-time greats. But there’s a school of thoug(...)

In its heyday, Sam Stephenson’s home, No 31, a converted coach house off Leeson Street,   was the party house in Dublin.

About 100 years on, though somewhat less on these shores, it looks as if Ireland is finally falling in love with modernism, if the muddied vistas of c(...)

  Maya Van Wagenen who spent a year living by the rules from the 1950s Teen-Age Popularity Guide. Photograph: Robert Krasner
Becoming Miss Popular

Many years ago, when I was in my late teens, I found a publication called The Teenage Book in a second-hand shop. Published in the late 1940s, this(...)

Jeremy Irons in a scene from his film on waste, Trashed. Speaking at a screening of it  at the inaugural World Actors Forum in Dublin 
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today, Irons said the will to protest in society diminishes as “life gets easier”.

Actor Jeremy Irons has said “vast” amounts of people should take to the streets in defiance of plans to establish a waste incinerator at Ringsend, bel(...)