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Actor Rip Torn: died aged 88. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Screen and stage star Rip Torn has died at the age of 88. Torn made his reputation in the works of Tennessee Williams and played roles as diverse as (...)

Ruth O’Sullivan and her daughter Madeleine Chivers: Madeleine was operated on for a brain tumour at age 11 and attended four summer camps at Barretstown before going back for leadership training. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

When Ruth O’Sullivan opened a letter inviting her family to a camp in Barretstown, she was very upset at the apparent mistake. “I rang them immediatel(...)

Steve McQueen: Wore his own clothes

Just last week, Jack Lyon, among the few remaining veterans of the escape from Stalag Luft III in 1944, died at his home in Bexhill-on-Sea. A former R(...)

Shane Hegarty: The watch didn’t even work, having ticked its last seconds a short time after my granduncle’s death. Photograph: Alan Betson

The watch hadn’t been worn in half a century. Its simple white dial was dulled with age, its crystal marked with scratches. The leather strap was dry (...)

American actor Burt Reynolds holds a helmet while standing in a ‘Mean Machine’ football jersey in a still from the film, The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, 1974. Photo: Paramount Pictures/Courtesy of Getty Images

Burt Reynolds loved to tell a story about the making of Semi-Tough, the 1977 movie in which he played the fictional NFL quarterback Billy Clyde Pucket(...)

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt and Henry Cavill as August Walker in Mission Impossible – Fallout. Photograph: Paramount Pictures

The lovely Anglo-American star Stewart Grainger once laconically remarked that, rather than aging into character roles, he had aged into elderly roman(...)

Jeweller Brian de Staic’s work has been worn by Hollywood stars including Paul Newman and Johnny Depp

A dispute between jeweller Brian de Staic and a rival jewellery maker in Dingle, Co Kerry, is to be discussed at a meeting between the parties within (...)

Brian de Staic is seeking a High Court injunction preventing AJ Bácéir Teoranta, trading as Dingle Goldsmiths, infringing his copyright and passing off its products under the name Ogham Stone Collection

A jeweller whose work has been worn by Hollywood stars and celebrities, including actors Johnny Depp and Julia Roberts, claims a rival is passing off (...)

This week, punters get to see the already hugely acclaimed Irish movie Michael Inside. Frank Berry’s drama studies a young man as, incarcerated for a (...)

Richard Jenkins: Oacar-nominated for The Shape of Water. Photograph: Jeff Vespa/WireImage

It’s the morning after the London premiere of Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water, and Richard Jenkins – one of that film’s stars – is still marve(...)

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