Joanna Scanlan

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There are some familiar shades in this compelling feature debut from Aleem Khan. A recently widowed woman enters into an unlikely relationship with he(...)

Joanna Scanlan: Heeded the advice of a doctor who said,  “If you don’t go back to acting you’ll be ill for the rest of your life.’”

Actor talks about Footlights, teaching, sage advice from a doctor and her new film After Love It took a while, but Joanna Scanlan is now an immo(...)

Christos Nikou’s Apples was awarded best film at the 2021 Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

A little more than a year ago, as the Dublin Film Critics’ Circle brought a few bottles of hand sanitiser to the awards ceremony for the Virgin Media (...)

Jonathan Harden: ‘The truth is 99 per cent of actors don’t have a salary.’

In 2011, when Jonathan Harden landed his first major role, on Titanic: Blood and Steel, he was in the back of a car making small talk with his acting (...)

Dementiaville turns out to be, not exactly uplifting – who could spin that one? – but undeniably positive. We’re living longer, and with that medical miracle comes the medical mystery that is dementia.

You can guess what you’re going to get from Dementiaville (Channel 4, Thursday), so you steel yourself to watch, thinking that if it’s Thursday it’(...)

McDreamy’s final moments:  Patrick Dempsey as Dr Derek  Shepherd in Grey’s Anatomy

As Meredith would say in that upwardly inflected way of hers, “Seriously? Derek?” As decade-long fans of the goings-on in the emergency department of (...)

Moles in MI5: Tom Hughes as Joe Lambe in the BBC spy drama The Game

Ready the spy cameras, dust off those tape recorders with spools the size of hubcaps, dim the skies to a sludgy grey: the cold war is on screen again.(...)

Television director James Kent makes a hugely successful feature debut with this gorgeous – perhaps a little too gorgeous – adaptation of Vera Brit(...)

Former getaway driver Steve (Rafe Spall) has just been released from prison and is being keenly watched by his officious parole officer (The Thick (...)

Lame dames: ‘The Centre’, on RTÉ

I blame the spirit of Jimmy O’Dea and Maureen Potter. Playing to the gallery is somehow soldered on to the DNA chain of our comedians so that o(...)