Blade Runner sequel: Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049

“I need chewing gum,” Denis Villeneuve says in his foggy Québécois accent. “I find that when I am tired the first thing that goes is my English. Chewi(...)

Jake La Motta  during a training session at Gleason’s Gym, New York in 1949. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Jake LaMotta, who has died aged 95, is generally acknowledged as one of the toughest men to have entered a professional boxing ring – a world middlewe(...)

Harry Dean Stanton photographed in Los Angeles in October 2016. File photograph: Getty Images

Veteran US actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at the age of 91, his agent has said. The actor had appeared in dozens of films including Repo Man, Coo(...)

Frank Vincent: many of the characters he played met gruesome ends. Photograph: Larry Marano/WireImage

Frank Vincent, whose tough-guy looks brought him steady work as a character actor in film and television for four decades, including mobster roles on (...)

Jerry Lewis
Mercurial film maker and comedian
  • People
  • August 26, 2017, 04:10

Jerry Lewis, the comedian and filmmaker who was adored by many, disdained by others, but unquestionably a defining figure of American entertainment in(...)

Jerry Lewis posing during a photocall for the film Max Rose at the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.  Lewis died on August 20, 2017, aged 91. Photograph:  Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

Jerry Lewis was famous for 70 years. He never stopped being famous. By 1982, when he appeared in The King of Comedy for Martin Scorsese, he had establ(...)

File image of actor Daniel Day-Lewis posing with his Oscar for best actor for his role in ‘Lincoln’, in Hollywood, California, the US. File photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Sir Daniel Day-Lewis is to retire from acting, it has been announced. The surprising news came in a statement to Variety magazine from his representat(...)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New York office said agents had arrested about 20 people on Wednesday in an organised crime bust. Photograph: Getty

Federal agents in New York on Wednesday arrested the alleged leaders of the Lucchese crime family, a network of criminals who were the source of inspi(...)

Martin Scorsese at Trinity College Dublin where he received  the John Ford Award from the Irish Academy presented by the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Michael Chester/IFTA

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese has praised Irish film talent and encouraged young Irish film-makers to “reinvent cinema”. The internationally(...)

Martin Scorsese at Trinity College Dublin with provost Patrick Prendergast and the president of the Phil, Matthew Nuding. Photograph:  Alan Betson

One of the world’s most acclaimed film directors, Martin Scorsese, said he was both “surprised and moved” on learning he would receive a gold medal f(...)