John Boyega

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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 (...)

'Rey, I’m not your daddy.' Fans were annoyed that the character played by Daisy Ridley was not the daughter of Luke Skywalker or a Wookiee or something

Let’s be Gerry Adams. Those nutcases who aren’t really remaking The Last Jedi haven’t gone away, you know. Last week a characteristically incoherent p(...)

Carrie Fisher at the European premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, in 2015. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

The most recent Star Wars film – the prequel Solo: A Star Wars Story – might’ve left a disturbing lack of faith among its dedicated fan base, leading (...)

Dwayne Johnson succeeds because he has enormous charm and because he is disciplined in his choices. Photograph: Ryan Conaty/The New York Times

This weekend sees the release of two potentially huge blockbusters: The Incredibles 2 and Skyscraper. Already the highest-grossing animated film in th(...)

John Boyega is the centre of attention. No wonder. He both produces and stars in Pacific Rim: Uprising. The folk behind the sequel to Guillermo Del To(...)

The likable  John Boyega briefly gets to chew through one of those bargain basement  roles often found in ho-hum action sequels

Guillermo del Toro just about got away with Pacific Rim. After an indifferent performance at the US box office, the variation on the Japanese Kaiju ge(...)

Donald Trump: Dressed up like a million-dollar trouper, is he the last of the megastars? Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

Oh God. What’s Trump done now? Has he thrown his dung at the zookeeper? Has he stuck a banana in his ear? No, the world’s most powerful baboon has be(...)

Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Photograph: LucasFilm

Let us begin on a merry note. Unequivocally justifying the decision to bring Star Wars to Skellig Michael, that outcrop’s performance outclasses those(...)

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi: “I have a much bigger waistline.”

Mark Hamill has touched down in London on a global press tour for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And even if I wasn’t expecting him, I would have guessed f(...)

James Harkness, Fionn O'Shea, Sophie Reid and Seána Kerslake, Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow

Seána Kerslake. Fionn O’Shea. Paddy Gibson. Jessie Buckley. Farah Abushwesha. Keep your eyes open for these four young Irish film actors, and one prod(...)

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