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Writer Jez Butterworth on stage at the Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, New York, on Sunday, after he won best play for The Ferryman. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Northern Irish drama The Ferryman picked up the prestigious accolade for best play at the Tony Awards, while its director Sam Mendes was also honoured(...)

Cher: from variety-show TV star to pop diva, and from concert headliner to Oscar-winning actor

“Can we do it in bed?” Cher asks, smiling slyly as she emerges from a knot of corridors in her sprawling hotel suite in midtown Manhattan at about 9pm(...)

Expect a “La La Land” sweep on the night, including best film, best director and best actress

Spoiler alert! La La Land is going to win best picture at this weekend’s Oscars. Roll up the red carpet. Shelve the champagne flutes. Send the televis(...)

Bottoms up: Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades Darker

Has there ever been a film in which the hero has so much sex without properly taking off his trousers? Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) lives what bad mo(...)

Actor  Carrie Fisher pictured in late 2015. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Obituary: Carrie Fisher
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  • December 27, 2016, 18:53

A less distinctive and eccentric performer than Carrie Fisher, who has died after a heart attack aged 60, might well have had an entire career eclipse(...)

Sigourney Weaver: “Growing up, I was much, much too shy to ever think that I was going to be an actor."

I can confirm what you likely already know – or think you know – about Sigourney Weaver. Standing at 182cm (5ft 9), she’s tall, but in a lean, elegan(...)

The passing of John Bradley at the early age of 60 is an irreparable loss to Irish archaeology, medieval and urban studies and to Kilkenny in particul(...)

Ingrid Bergman and Mike Nichols, who received an Oscar for best director for the film ‘The Graduate’ in 1968. Nichols, one of America’s most celebrated directors. Photograph: Larry C. Morris/The New York Times)

Mike Nichols, one of America’s most celebrated directors, whose long, protean sum of critic- and crowd-pleasing work earned him adulation both on Broa(...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who has died aged 46, was perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation. Hoffman was found in(...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman: sadly,  we will never see his Falstaff or his Captain Ahab. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

When an actor dies too young – let’s name no other names – we sometimes err on the side of hyperbolic adulation. Why not? It’s only polite. Nobody wan(...)

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