Sir Ian McKellen whose long-anticipated return to the role of Hamlet has been set for June at the Theatre Royal Windsor. Photograph: David M Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage

Is ageism the last great barrier in the arts industry? Just look at the hullabaloo surrounding the confirmation that, after Covid delays, Ian McKellen(...)

Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler arriving for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.  Photograph: Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, best known for handing out the Golden Globes, will be relieved that Ricky Gervais is not returning to host th(...)

Bella Heathcote: “I came to LA and even though you are unemployed, it feels more meaningful because you have meetings every day.” Photograph: Don Arnold/WireImage

To date, Bella Heathcote has worked with writer Bret Easton Ellis and directors Tim Burton, Nicolas Winding Refn and David Chase. She played Christian(...)

Emmanuelle Devos

Francophiles have, for decades, been arguing that their favourite nation produces the sort of films Hollywood doesn’t make any more. That might now be(...)

John Malkovich: the actor lost all his savings to Bernie Madoff. Photograph: Ramona Rosales/New York Times

You could spend a lifetime preparing to interview John Malkovich. For starters, there are his films, about 90 of them – mainstream, indie, European ar(...)

Saoirse Ronan at the Little Women premiere in Paris last week. Foreground photograph: Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty

SAOIRSE RONAN IS SPENDING CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND AFTER AN EXTENDED BREAK FROM ACTING, JUST AS YET MORE OSCAR BUZZ BUILDS FOR HER ROLE IN GRETA GERWIG(...)

Angelina Jolie is too nice in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Are we sure about that title? Maleficent: Mistress of “Evil” would make more sense. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil? would be even better. A punter com(...)

New this week: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in Men in Black: International

ALADDIN ★★☆☆☆ Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Mena Massoud, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad The ongoing campai(...)

If we’re going to compare the Marvel Comics Universe to a continuing banquet – and it seems we are – then the Ant Man films count as the least threate(...)

Incredibles 2: Mr Incredible struggles as a stay-at-home dad in this sequel to Pixar’s 2004 hit

Lessons have been learnt. Back in 2014, some weeks after Brazil were thoroughly spanked by the Germans, Hollywood’s summer sputtered to a halt after t(...)

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