The Sparrow by John Shinnors (Lot 130, €10,000-€14,000)

Connemara is heaving with Irish tourists at the moment, with hotels and restaurants running at capacity. Local Clifden artist Gavin Lavelle, who runs (...)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw: ‘It’s great having women in front of the camera... but I love that they are behind the camera as well’

Gugu Mbatha-Raw delicately walks across a London hotel suite. One can’t imagine her movements producing anything as noisy as footfall. If I didn’t kno(...)

Keira Knightley and Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Misbehaviour. Photograph:  Pathe

A crowd-pleasing dramatisation of the Women’s Liberation Movement’s entertaining disruption of the 1970 Miss World contest, Misbehaviour pitches a mis(...)

Only one other performer has managed as many Oscar nominations at a younger age than Saoirse Ronan. By this measure and a few others, Ronan already counts as the most successful Irish film actor ever. Photograph: Nina Prommer/EPA

Moments after Saoirse Ronan received her fourth Oscar nomination, Sky News identified her as British. The surge of online fury confirmed the affection(...)

Saoirse Ronan at the Little Women premiere in Paris last week. Foreground photograph: Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty

SAOIRSE RONAN IS SPENDING CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND AFTER AN EXTENDED BREAK FROM ACTING, JUST AS YET MORE OSCAR BUZZ BUILDS FOR HER ROLE IN GRETA GERWIG(...)

Daisy Ridley: ‘People don’t ask people’s permission before they post things.’ Photograph: Dylan Coulter/Guardian

Daisy Ridley’s earliest childhood memory is of a party hosted by her parents at their family home in west London, when she was three or four. She was (...)

Keira Knightley in Official Secrets

It’s the season of the whistleblower. In a few weeks domestic audiences will get to see Adam Driver as Daniel J Jones, the senate staffer who uncovere(...)

Scarlett Curtis. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty

Back in May, Scarlett Curtis travelled to Dublin to record a live episode of her podcast Feminists Don’t Wear Pink. The sold-out crowd consisted (...)

Official Secrets: Keira Knightley plays Katharine Gun in the new film. Photograph: Classified Films Ltd

Have you ever wondered who’d play you in a film? I had, occasionally, until the day I got the answer. In spring 2018, a message pinged on to my phone (...)

Keira Knightley: ‘If I’m asked my opinion, I don’t have a problem giving it.’ Photograph: Ryan Pfluger/New York Times

The role of Katharine Gun in Official Secrets is played by Keira Knightley. Earlier this summer, a few weeks before her second child was born, Knightl(...)

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