Josie Rourke

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Saoirse Ronan rides out in armour that matches her blue eyes

 A few weeks ago, the distributors of Josie Rourke’s workmanlike historical drama embarked on one of the era’s more ill-considered social-media c(...)

Saoirse Ronan on Friday during ‘A Conversation with’ at the Google Foundry Dublin, to promote the release of ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Saoirse Ronan is such an obliging interviewee, she has taken to writing her own headlines. “Women: they just don’t get on,” she quips during her live (...)

Saoirse Ronan as Mary Queen of Scots, and Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I

Josie Rourke kicks off her heels and sums up her current punishing schedule with the words: “Bouts of talking about myself, punctuated by having my ha(...)

Mary Queen of Scots director Josie Rourke’s vision for the soundtrack was inspired by Richter’s Recomposed Vivaldi: Four Seasons, which broke down tha(...)

Fiona Glascott: When I’m away from London, I miss it.

Favourite current book? I just read Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. It’s about an old lady in America who’s in her 60s or 70s. The book is (...)

Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie fight for the British throne in the first trailer for Mary Queen Of Scots. In the film, Mary Stuart — played by Ronan(...)

Gabriel Byrne and Ralph Fiennes in ‘My Astonishing Self’

My Astonishing Self (RTÉ1, Wednesday, 9.35pm) is a documentary about the many transformations of George Bernard Shaw, began with the long and slender (...)

Andrew Scott: ‘Ever since I’ve done Sea Wall it has influenced all of the work I’ve done. That relationship with the audience, that idea of it being live.’ Photograph: Kevin Cummins

‘This may be him now,” says Howard Rombough, the hotel PR manager, as a sleek car rolls up to the door. It is not him. We are waiting by the entrance (...)