Nick Hornby

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Lamine Fakho of Leeds and Thomas Morgan of Shels in action during the Dublin Tournament at Tolka Park in 2003. Photograph: Kieran Clancy/Inpho

There is the odd diehard out there who gives Joe Casey a slightly tough time on occasion over his devotion to Leeds United but most people who follow (...)

Zoë Kravitz: ‘I was trying to re-create a world that I know, and that’s what it looks like. It doesn’t look like a bunch of white girls.’ Photograph: Ana Cuba/New York Times

One recent afternoon, Zoë Kravitz is sitting in a sushi restaurant on the second floor of a Los Angeles mall, but her thoughts are 5,000km and 10(...)

State of the Union: Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd meet before marriage-counselling sessions to lob sotto-voce criticisms and recriminations over a pint of bitter and a glass of white wine. Photograph: Confession/BBC

Tom and Louise’s relationship is in terrible condition, but in State of the Union (BBC Two, Sunday, 11pm), they are at least still talking to each oth(...)

Chris O’Dowd: ‘It seems oddly fitting to the people of Ireland that Brexit is coming down to the backstop.’ Photograph: Nicholas Hunt/Getty

“There are very few alpha males,” Chris O’Dowd whispers, “but plenty of delta males. They’re not very masculine, they’re slightly ageing and they have(...)

Sally Phillips: “I don’t notice the sexism now because it was so much worse when we started.”

“I remember my first stand-up gig in the 80s was a gong show,” recalls Sally Phillips – I think we can guess where this is going. “The judges would ri(...)

By December, we may be watching Game of Thrones from a cosy post-Brexit bunker

Time to look forward to 2019. In the coming year we will continue to wonder why anybody would want to be host of the Oscars or manage Manchester Unite(...)

Rose Byrne and Chris O'Dowd in Juliet, Naked. Photograph: Alex Bailey

If this enchanting romantic comedy (what a rare, rare pleasure to write those words) had sprung from anyone else’s pen we’d be inviting Nick Hornby to(...)

Owen Booth has written a remarkable debut whose profound documenting of family life is achieved in less than 200 pages.

Proving George Herbert’s line that a father is worth a hundred schoolmasters, Owen Booth’s arresting debut is a compilation of life lessons passed dow(...)

Chris O’Dowd: “I used to write a lot in my spare time, in between jobs. But in the last three years I’ve had two kids.” Photograph: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Phew, that’s a relief. I thought we’d lost Chris O’Dowd there for a minute. Not on the phone – the phone connection to LA is fine, if a little distant(...)

Uruguay’s forward Edinson Cavani (R) vies with Egypt’s midfielder Sam Morsy (L) during the Group A football match between Egypt and Uruguay. Photograph: Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

The best revenge is living spitefully. Nothing is more satisfying than enjoying life in a manner that annoys your enemy. The World Cup has started. I(...)

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