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(...)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Andrew Scott in Fleabag. Photograph: Luke Varley/Two Brothers/BBC

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Alicia Vikander has worked hard on her abs, but she still looks far too wee and delicate to be a bad-ass Tomb Raider

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This talented ensemble  gamely force this year’s most atrocious dialogue through their respective gobs

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Fashion victim: Elle Fanning Nicolas Winding Refn in a  promotional shot for Refn’s  upcoming film The Neon Demon

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Clarkson: I can’t imagine anyone in the world flying more than I do. Terminal 5 ought to be my address.
At lunch with Jeremy Clarkson
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Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee in Slow West

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French new wave: François Ozon shooting his film Young & Beautiful

François Ozon first came to prominence in 1998, when Sitcom, his debut feature, won over critics and an international audience. The Paris-born film-ma(...)

Those of us just the tiniest bit weary of bourgeois French drama will hear faint alarm bells ringing when, in the opening sections of Philippe Claudel(...)

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