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English actress Diana Rigg as Emma Peel: a cool all of her own. Photograph:   Terry Disney/Express/Getty Images

Dame Diana Rigg, who died on Tuesday aged 82, will have long known that all her obituarists would find space for Mrs Emma Peel in their opening p(...)

Director Sally Potter  began making films at 14 on an 8mm camera.

There comes a moment in The Roads Not Taken, the ninth feature from Sally Potter, when the hitherto saintly, soft-spoken Molly (played by Elle Fanning(...)

Richard Osman: ‘I am obsessed with class. Class is everything and we don’t talk about it nearly enough’

Richard Osman has been on our telly for only a little over a decade. Originally a producer, he decided to sit in on a demonstration when pitching a qu(...)

Bestselling author and all-round media ace brings her trademark wit and searing insights to a new book, More Than A Woman Caitlin Moran is (...)

Colin the Caterpillar is celebrating a significant birthday.

I can see my mother now as she wrestles sponge shapes, icing and cardboard into a vertical space rocket. The year is 1994 and everyone is having a Jan(...)

Achill Island on a John Hinde postcard. Not so long ago the implied assumption that an annual holiday must take place abroad would be  baffling to an Irish person.

You can safely bet that any plea for linguistic pedantry – insisting on the original meaning of “staycation” for instance – will bring forth Professor(...)

Hollywood stars: Olivia de Havilland, Charlize Theron and Meryl Streep

Anyone who gives a heck about Hollywood was moved by the death of Olivia de Havilland at the weekend. The last surviving star of Hollywood’s golden er(...)

Jack Charlton of Leeds United goes through before scoring past Arsenal’s Bob Wilson at Elland Road, 1971. Photograph: PA Wire

In the 1966 World Cup, I supported the Soviet Union. I did this on humanitarian grounds. A Christian Brother told me that the Russian players would be(...)

Delroy Lindo and Clarke Peters in Da 5 Bloods

DA 5 BLOODS ★★★☆☆ Directed by Spike Lee. Starring Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Mélanie Thierry, J(...)

Nonso Anozie, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad and Ferdia Shaw in Disney’s Artemis Fowl. Photograph:  Nicola Dove

Fantasy fiction has much to do with baleful omens. Ravens are always hovering over gloomy woodland. Wolves are forever howling as carriages approach d(...)

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