Richard Curtis

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‘THE SCREAMING GIRLS CHANGED THE WORLD,’ THE FILM DIRECTOR SAYS ABOUT BEATLEMANIA. BUT IN YESTERDAY, HIS DELIGHTFUL NEW ROMCOM WRITTEN BY RICHARD C(...)

A combination of file pictures  shows the 10 declared contenders in the Conservative Party leadership contest. Top row:  Boris Johson, Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, Dominic Raab, Sajid Javid. Bottom row:  Matt Hancock, Mark Harper, Esther McVey, Rory Stewart,  Andrea Leadsom.  Photograph: STF/AFP/Getty Images

Next door in Britain there’s a fevered contest under way for leadership of the Tory Party and thus Britain. The right-wing Tory Party once presented i(...)

Andie MacDowell and Hugh Grant. They wanted Alan Rickman as male lead

Twenty-five years ago this, um, ah… month, one of the most… I suppose, erm, influential British films ever was… well, not to put to fine a point on it(...)

Fawlty Towers: topped the Radio Times poll of British sitcoms. Photograph: PA

Fawlty Towers has been named as the greatest British sitcom of all time, by the Radio Times. The BBC comedy series set in a chaotic Torquay seaside h(...)

Future zombie hunter Andrew Lincoln sinisterly stalks the impressively durable Keira Knightley in ‘Love Actually’

Oh, how we love the great traditions of Christmas. Just try and prise the Victorian confectionary from our greasy fingers once Advent has begun. The s(...)

Dylan Moran: ‘Britain is embarrassed by its own behaviour, frankly, and it’s a postcolonial sulk.’ Photograph:   Cate Gillon/Getty Images

“I’ve been doing this for a quarter of a century,” points out Dylan Moran. “I’m probably going to know about as much as I’m ever going to know on a wo(...)

With superheroes and Star Wars to look after, Disney doesn’t make as many live-action family films as it used to. So Patrick, a perfectly agreeable ki(...)

A Year to Fall in Love: Freddy, who startles a fellow Tube passenger by trying to make conversation

If Love Island is the Cube of romantic reality shows – an obstacle course of organs and coupling challenges and attempts to avoid toxicity – A Year to(...)

 Daniel Craig poses for photographers as he attends the October 2015 world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall,  London of Spectre, his previous film as James Bond. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

After years of rumour and speculation, Daniel Craig’s return to the role of James Bond – and Danny Boyle’s appointment as director of the new 007 movi(...)

Producer-director Danny Boyle: ‘We are working on a script right now.’ Photograph:  Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

The world has long been waiting for Eon Productions, the people behind the James Bond films, to stage a grand unveiling of the director for 007’s 25th(...)

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