Sheila Hancock: The soaps have done a lot for that. There are wonderful parts for older women. Photograph: Mike Marsland/Getty ImagesWireImage

The solidly left-wing Sheila Hancock has been enjoying the royal wedding on the telly. “I didn’t watch all of it, but I thought: that girl has put he(...)

Al Porter at his family home in Tallaght: “You listen to Abba’s ‘Super Trooper’ and think that’s a bit of craic. And then you listen to the lyrics and go ‘that’s a f**king heavy song’.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

“You’ve lovely hair,” says dapper-besuited Al Porter. “Thank you,” says the bleached-blond waiter. “Where are you from originally?” asks Porter. “(...)

Laugh out loud: Imelda Staunton has a girls’ night in Pride

One terrific scene among many terrific scenes in the consistently terrific Pride finds a political activist entering a record label’s offices to reque(...)

Johnny Depp with Keira Knightly in Pirates Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Don’t worry, Timmy. Screenwriter isn’t dead. It’s being sent to a nice farm in the country where it can play with the horses, roll in the sun and chew(...)

Liberace with Dorothy Malone in Sincerely Yours. In 1956 the star sued the Daily Mirror for implying he was gay.

A little less than 20 years ago, when visiting Las Vegas, I took time out to walk through the Liberace museum. A paid-up smart Alec with permanently c(...)