Richard Osman: ‘I am obsessed with class. Class is everything and we don’t talk about it nearly enough’

Richard Osman has been on our telly for only a little over a decade. Originally a producer, he decided to sit in on a demonstration when pitching a qu(...)

Downton Abbey: disarming and charming

Allow me a moment of TV archaeology. Close to 50 years ago, Upstairs Downstairs, the unmistakable forerunner to Downton Abbey, almost shook apart over(...)

Ricky Gervais in After LIfe: slovenly, hard-drinking and misanthropic

Everyone is very concerned about Tony, a man affected by personal tragedy. Once, the protagonist of After Life (Netflix, now streaming) was apparently(...)

Potato appeal: Lily James and Michiel Huisman in The Guernsey Blah Blah Blah Blahdy Blah

After shaking off the landslide of mediocrity that is The Guernsey Blah Blah Blah Blahdy Blah, I felt the urge to watch Their Finest – last year’(...)

Donald Sutherland gets mad in ‘The Leisure Seeker’

Look, it’s only fair. Hollywood has aimed undemanding, patronising films at kids for generations. It can only be right that older people now get their(...)

On the set of ‘Peter Rabbit’

If you go to see the new Peter Rabbit film (and there are reasons to do so) you will catch a three-second shot of Domhnall Gleeson running down Hans C(...)

Michael Gambon in the earlier Gate production of Eh Joe. Photograph:  Anthony Woods

The outgoing director of the Gate Theatre, Michael Colgan, has released details of the last elements of his programme. The festivalfeatures work by th(...)

 John Hurt holds the Gold Giraldillo Award as a tribute to his career during the Sevilla European film festival in Seville in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

John Vincent Hurt, actor, born 22 January 1940, died 27 January 2017 Few British actors of recent years have been held in as much affection as John H(...)

People who want to fulfil their civic duty by voting, but who don’t want to vote for Trump or Clinton, can vote for Mike Maturen

The 2005 Christmas special of the popular Doctor Who television show featured a British prime minister called Harriet Jones, played by Penelope Wilton(...)

Steven Spielberg directs Roald Dahl’s classic tale which is playing out of competition in Cannes.

Steven Spielberg directs Roald Dahl’s The BFG for Walt Disney? Just back up the trucks and shovel in the money, why don’t you? Let’s not be too cyni(...)

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