Emmanuel Macron: his frosty relationship with British prime minister  Boris Johnson reflects the ongoing tensions between the two nations in the aftermath of Brexit.   Photograph: Benoit Tessier/AFP via Getty Images

When I got the invitation from the French ambassador for a black-tie gala called “Améthyste,” I wondered what that name meant. Was it a promotional pa(...)

Joe is still behind bars, claiming he was wrongly convicted of hiring a hitman to kill Carole Baskin

Netflix’s Tiger King was a travelling freak-show on four legs – but, arriving in March 2020, provided just the sort of deranged escapism the world nee(...)

The Crown: Matt Smith as the young Prince Phillip. Photograph: Robert Viglasky/Netflix

Millions of Netflix viewers will, on hearing of the duke of Edinburgh’s death, think first of the character played by Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies in(...)

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in a promotional portrait for The Sound Of Music, 1965. Photograph:  Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Christopher Plummer, who has died in Connecticut at the age of 91, accumulated, over seven decades, all the honours an actor could wish for. As long (...)

Gabriel Byrne in New York in 2016. Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty

In his new memoir, Walking with Ghosts, the actor tells of his struggle with fame and of the sexual abuse he endured while training for the priesth(...)

Rebecca: Lily James as Mrs. de Winter. Photograph: Kerry Brown/Netflix

There is at least one promising moment (briefly reprised) in Ben Wheatley’s unengaging disinterment of Daphne du Maurier’s most durable melodrama. As (...)

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Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte (left) visits a hairdresser in The Hague, on May 14th as the country eased lockdown measures. File photograph: Getty

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American actor Kirk Douglas in 1955. Photograph:  Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty

Kirk Douglas Born: December 9th, 1916 Died: February 5th, 2020 Kirk Douglas, one of the last surviving movie stars from Hollywood’s golden age, whose(...)

Robert Pattinson stars as Ephraim Winslow and Willem Dafoe stars as Thomas Wake in The Lighthouse (2019) Photo: Eric Chakeen/A24

Ahrr, maties! It’s mid-May at the Cannes film festival and the Mediterranean has put on a show for The Lighthouse. Robert Eggers’s briny follow-up to (...)

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