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The late Paul Newman at the Barretstown Gang Camp at Barretstown Castle. which he descibed to his family as “a paradise for kids”. Photograph: Frank Miller

Twenty years ago, actor Paul Newman returned to his family in the United States after first seeing Barretstown Castle in Kildare, the place that was s(...)

That look: Charlotte Rampling in ‘The Sea’

There’s a moment in the new film adaptation of John Banville’s The Sea when suffering, sear(...)

Some of us owe Matthew McConaughey an apology. For a substantial part of his career, the indecently handsome Texan had to endure being the punchline t(...)

Novelist Elmore Leonard: began writing fiction while an advertising copywriter for General Motors. Photograph: Paul Sancya/AP.

A full measure of recognition came to writer Elmore Leonard, who has died aged 87, rather late in life. When Stick was published in Britain in 1984, o(...)

US crime novelist Elmore Leonard known for his works Get Shorty and Out of Sight has died aged 87 at home.  Photograph: Vince Bucci/Getty Images

American author Elmore Leonard, whose ear for gritty, realistic dialogue helped bring dozens of hard-bitten crooks, cops and cowboys to life in nearl(...)

When Lisa Wilkinson read step number 32 in the idiot’s guide to managing stress – “if all else fails, run away” – she knew what she had to do.A strate(...)

Workers sets up a giant 66th Cannes Film Festival official poster at the front of the Palais des Festivals, showing Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward kissing on the set of  A New Kind of Love  in 1963. The Cannes Film Festival starts today. Photograph: Lionel Cironneau/AP

Cast a quick glance about Cannes tonight and you could be forgiven for deducing that Hollywood bosses the world’s greatest film festival. For t(...)

Michael J Roarty: Considered a pioneer in sports marketing

Seldom in the annals of Ireland’s relationship with the United States has an Irish America worn a shamrock on their sleeve with quite the same (...)

Work at Ardfry House in Galway. Photograph: courtesy of archaeologist Michael Gibbons

Galway County Council has issued the owners of a late 18th century Gothic-style mansion with an enforcement notice, following demolition of par(...)

Milo O’Shea in 1983. The Irish actor died in New York earlier this week at the age of 86. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Milo O’Shea, the well-known stage, film and television actor, who died on Tuesday aged 86, had a phenomenal memory. Sharing a dressing r(...)

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