Parminder Nagra:’... I’m still proud of the film. It’s probably what I’m most recognised for.’ Photograph: PremierComms

I can’t tell if the pained expression on Parminder Nagra’s face is because of the bad Zoom connection or the words I can’t help blurting out the momen(...)

Being too nice for his own basic good, Ross says: ‘Fine, you can tell her it was me.’

Ronan rings me and he’s close to tears. I’m like, “Ro, what’s wrong? Have you been watching Michael Collins with drink on you again?” There’s someth(...)

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(...)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers: a particularly appropriate acquisition for the Irish-Canadian show’s fifth series

For many it will have seemed inevitable, but the Viking invasion has finally claimed Jonathan Rhys Meyers. It was only a matter of time. Since Vikin(...)

Power broker: Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall

Pare it back and it’s the oldest story of all: power, loyalty and betrayal, the rise of a man from humble beginnings to the top table. Charlie, obviou(...)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and CEO of Barretstown Dee Ahearn at the Barretstown Gala Ball. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Gordon D’Arcy and Glen Hansard were among 950 guests at what’s been called the biggest charity event of the year, the Barretstow(...)

The typical Irish man does not, apparently, have the looks of Michael Fassbender.

They say beauty is only skin deep. But that may be little consolation to Ireland’s men, who have been ranked among the ugliest in the world. (...)

History boys: Travis Fimmel and Gabriel Byrne in Vikings

Goodness, doesn’t Wicklow look like eighth-century Scandinavia? Or maybe it doesn’t – but, happily for Vikings (RTÉ Two, Sunday), it’s a safe bet that(...)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers: ‘[The name Dracula] comes from the Carpathian Mountains where people are very superstitious. Irish people are very superstitious, so I was able to engage in that’

I am sitting in a crypt with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, star of The Tudors, Mission Impossible 3 and the most recent incarnation of Dracula. In an adjoinin(...)

Sky’s remake of The Bridge sees Stephen Dillane investigate across borders

The latest series from Sky’s beefed-up drama department tests whether any TV remake can hope to capture that grey-sky bleakness that makes Scandi crim(...)

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