Fiona Bruce flies a Spitfire over Kent in a Pathé newsreel from the future. Or maybe it’s just the Antiques Roadshow. Photograph: BBC

Fiona Bruce is in a Spitfire flying over the weald of Kent. If you’re English you’ve definitely had that vision, the stirrings of a collective nationa(...)

Jude Law: “My children  got lots of messages during the making of this, telling them how much I loved.”  Photograph: Kurt Krieger/Corbis/Getty Images

Osea, a small island off the coast of Britain reached by a causeway, is too unsettling a place to be charming but it is certainly intriguing. Its inha(...)

Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person will sincerely claim that(...)

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(...)

Genevieve O’Reilly: obsessed with the Bowery Hotel’s  butter beans with a seared tuna

Current favourite book I’ve just finished Milkman by Anna Burns, who won the Booker Prize for it. It’s a fictional piece, but partly based on her chi(...)

Xavier Legrand: 'It struck me when I was talking to victims of domestic violence, and they were telling their stories, that sometimes they might have been relating the plot of a thriller.' Photograph: Claude Medale/Corbis via Getty

In France a woman dies at the hands of her live-in partner every two and a half days, a shocking statistic that, depressingly, doesn’t include related(...)

Paddy Considine: “I thought maybe I was one of those guys like Alex Ferguson; that I’d be better in management than I was as a player. I felt very insecure about acting, so I thought I’d be happier behind the camera.” Photograph: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

At first glance, Journeyman looks like another one of those appositely scrappy, noble British boxing films. Actor Paddy Considine’s second outing as a(...)

Paddy Considine in “Journeyman”.  Photograph: StudioCanal

Tyrannosaur, Paddy Considine’s award-winning directorial debut, opened with the film’s troubled, drunken protagonist (a fearless Peter Mullen) kicking(...)

Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’

Cosmology tells us that the universe has no centre. Regular patrons of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival would do well to remind themselves (...)

Doors from the kitchen open into a long, narrow conservatory with a brick floor, and through more doors into the greenhouse, where vines and tomatoes grow

Foxrock House, a very large property on 1.34 acres built in 2003 in the grounds of a Victorian house just off the N11 in Foxrock is a contemporary hou(...)

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