Michael Dobbs

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Charles Saatchi who, along with his brother Maurice, founded M&C Saatchi in 1995 after they were ousted from Saatchi & Saatchi. File photograph: EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

M&C Saatchi said co-founder Maurice Saatchi and House of Cards author Michael Dobbs would step down from the board, days after the British adverti(...)

Rosebank house: A central focus of the festival  will be the deeds of various informers, murderers, double-crossers and looters in the West Cork region

The Irish obsession with history is akin to that of Italians for food and the French for love. It is our motivating force, an internal propellant that(...)

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in Netflix’s House of Cards. Michael Dobbs, author of the House of Cards novel, will speak at an event in Cork later this month. Photograph: Netflix

The willingness of Michael Dobbs, author of the absorbing political novel House of Cards, to give an address at the first ever West Cork History Festi(...)

 Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in House of Cards. Photograph: Netflix

House of Cards returns this week for a fifth season, triggering its annual epidemic of binge-viewing and bleary-eyed mornings for millions around the (...)

Donald Trump attends ‘All Star Celebrity Apprentice’ event at Trump Tower in 2013 in New York. Photograph Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Yesterday, Netflix released 13 new episodes of House of Cards, a serial drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright which portrays the US president ((...)

Beau Willimon: ‘If a scene is 20 minutes long, it all comes down to human behaviour – you can’t rely on effects or close-ups or editing, there’s nowhere to hide.’ Photograph: Jason Merritt/Getty

There is no one route in to the deeply competitive world of television drama, but Beau Willimon avoided the most obvious options of media productio(...)

Kevin Spacey at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival. Photograph: Rob McDougall.

The “golden age of television” cited by Kevin Spacey at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival is defined by flawed characters and m(...)

Spitting Image: the satirical puppet show thrived on Thatcher’s presence. Photograph: Bruno Vincent/Getty

‘Do you weep, Mrs Thatcher, do you weep? Do you wake, Mrs Thatcher, in your sleep? Do you weep like a sad willow on your Marks and Spencer’s pi(...)