Actor Rip Torn: died aged 88. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Screen and stage star Rip Torn has died at the age of 88. Torn made his reputation in the works of Tennessee Williams and played roles as diverse as (...)

David Duchovny at Central Park in Manhattan, April 16, 2018. His novel’s heroine Emer Gunnels is a 41-year-old New York schoolteacher who likes to take the subway,  eat ice cream and make love with her boyfriend, Cuchulainn, a writer known as Con. Photograph: Clement Pascal/The New York Times

I’m a sucker for a man who reads Yeats. So I’m bound to like a man who bases his novel on an obscure Yeats play. “When I was at Yale in graduate scho(...)

Julian Barratt on his role in Mindhorn: “He’s a vain, pompous chap. But you can’t dwell on that too much, because it’s not funny”

Having leafed through Julian Barratt’s various encounters with ladies and gentlemen of the press, I’m half-expecting the comedian, musician and actor (...)