John Hurt

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La Dolce Vita: Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni  in a scene from Federico Fellini’s 1960 film available on Curzon Home Cinema.

In 2017 the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) quite rightly recognised Curzon with an award for outstanding British contribution to (...)

Carton House. Over two centuries earls, dukes, lords and a loanshark presided as head of a dining table, which is about to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London. Photograph: Alan Betson

If pieces of furniture could talk and recount tales from their use, perhaps lot 72 in the forthcoming Royal and Noble sale by Sotheby’s in London, on (...)

All kinds of aphorisms are enlivened by Jonathan Rhys Meyer’s turn.

Spies don’t do spy stuff in spy movies anymore. If they are James Bond, they attempt to prevent huge CG explosions. If they’re Tom Cruise, they go bas(...)

David Lynch: the director looks every inch the auteur in winter. Photograph: Massimo Valicchia/NurPhoto via Getty

David Lynch seldom smiles in photographs. His etched Easter Island statue of a face doesn’t glower so much as brood; lips pursed and eyes hooded, he l(...)

This week, punters get to see the already hugely acclaimed Irish movie Michael Inside. Frank Berry’s drama studies a young man as, incarcerated for a (...)

Former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan: seven women ex-employees claimed frequent inappropriate touching, highly sexualised comments and workplace bullying. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On a dry, warm Wednesday evening in August 2012, a group of Gate Theatre employees gathered for a dinner party in the well-appointed Dublin home of Mi(...)

Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’: ushered in an era when faithfulness to the text was seen as a virtue in itself

Back in 1999, David Hayman, a young producer then working on Antonia Bird’s arthouse cannibal flick Ravenous, swallowed hard and persuaded Warner Brot(...)

There is no more foolish game than trying to predict the Oscars a year in advance. After all, a day before the award was presented, almost nobody gues(...)

With its turrets and arched windows, Luggala is a Gothic Revival fantasy.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The fate of Luggala, the famed Guinness estate hidden away in the Wicklow mountains and for sale on the open market for €28 million, hangs in the bala(...)

Actor John Hurt attending  has died aged 77. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

Time travel with Dr Who, an incarnation of which John Hurt played in 2013, to any year in the past four and a half decades and you’ll find yourself cl(...)

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