Judi Dench

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An anonymity order was not sought in the case brought by Philomena Lee, who was sent to the Sean Ross Abbey Mother and Baby Home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, when she became pregnant aged 18. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Lawyers for seven women challenging the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes are in correspondence with the Sta(...)

Cush Jumbo: ‘The reality is that actors wish they could choose jobs.’ Karsten Moran/The New York Times

Even virtually, Cush Jumbo’s energy enters the room before she does, which is at a run, with the force of someone just ejected from a cannon. “I don’t(...)

The BBC’s drama series The Pursuit of Love is  television’s third crack at the tale of upper-crust nutters.

Here’s a controversial proposal. Trust nobody who loves a book to give you a reliable assessment of any film or TV series based on that text. “They go(...)

Philomena Lee was sent to the Sean Ross Abbey mother and baby home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, when she became pregnant aged 18. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Retired nurse Philomena Lee has brought a High Court challenge aimed at quashing parts of the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mot(...)

Eddie Izzard and Judi Dench

Approach this harmlessly silly prewar romp – arriving on Sky after a deferred theatrical release – with no prior knowledge and, within half an hour or(...)

Judi Dench: ‘national treasure’ is ‘a terrible label. So dusty, so dreary’. Photograph: Jimmy Fontaine/New York Times

It’s all go for Judi Dench, stuck at her home in England. What a freewheeling week; she is beside herself with excitement. Yesterday, she explains, sh(...)

In at No. 10:  Saoirse Ronan. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

The nation can relax. Saoirse Ronan has made it into the New York Times list of “the 25 greatest actors of the 21st century (so far)”. She is the(...)

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(...)

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