Fiona Shaw, who has been nominated for her first two Emmys. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Two Irish actors are among the nominees for this year’s Emmy awards. Fiona Shaw received her first two Emmy nominations – in the categories of Suppor(...)

Eimear O’Grady’s first foray into stunt work was as a student, when she was asked to jump off a crane. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

As a stuntwoman, no two days at the office are the same for Eimear O’Grady. On any given film shoot, she could be tasked with jumping from a great hei(...)

 ‘Game of Thrones’ cast members with their awards. Photograph:  Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The dragons held off Netflix. Game of Thrones stormed the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday night, taking home the best drama Emmy for the third ti(...)

Brian Cox as Logan Roy in Succession. Photograph: HBO

An ageing and cantankerous media billionaire is living in New York with his third wife, surrounded by a brood of children and hangers-on who spend the(...)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (56), who plays foul-mouthed fictitious former US president Selina Meyer on HBO’s Veep, has said “One in eight women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” in a short post on her social media platforms. File photograph: Nina Prommer/EPA

Emmy-winning comedic actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus said on Thursday that she was battling breast cancer and highlighted the case for universal healthcare(...)

Permanent partying: from Frat Boys: Inside America’s Fraternities

If you’ve seen any of those Hollywood comedies set on US campuses (think the National Lampoon franchise – or, better still, don’t) you know a little a(...)

Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) and the man he ousted from the past last September, Tony Abbott. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Since becoming Australia’s prime minister last September, by overthrowing Tony Abbott in an internal Liberal party coup, Malcolm Turnbull has been dog(...)

The cast and crew of ‘Game of Thrones’ pose with their awards including Outstanding Drama Series. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA.

HBO shows Game of Thrones and Veep won the top prizes at the Emmy Awards for the first time on Sunday, bringing a breath of fresh air to television(...)

US president Barack Obama was among  the high-profile guests David Letterman had on his show throughout the years. Recently, a parade of celebrities including Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and George Clooney paid their respects to the talk-show host. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

“You know what I’m going to devote the rest of my life to?” David Letterman said on his last night as the host of Late Show on CBS. “Social media.” Le(...)

Aaron Paul, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Anna Gunn, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Bryan Cranston, winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, pose with their awards for Breaking Bad during the  66th Primetime Emmy Awards in California yesterday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

For all the talk about newcomers raising the game of television, the industry yesterday chose to bestow its top Emmys on the long-running shows Bre(...)

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