Roald Dahl

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Oliver Jeffers and his son Harland who has proved an inspiration to his doting dad.

Looking at Oliver Jeffers, you cannot help but think he himself would make a wonderful illustration. Wide-eyed, expressive and still boyish at 40, in (...)

Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson on Goodbye Christopher Robin: “I suspect the reviews will go many different ways. But I’ve seen people weeping in a cinema watching it. That’s hard to do.” Photograph:   Vera Anderson/WireImage

Everything’s coming up Domhnall Gleeson. And to paraphrase the title of one of his best-loved movies, it’s about bleeding time. Good tidings we bring:(...)

“Lion-hearted, that’s what these lads are. Lion-hearted.”

Seven doors down from me, opposite the Chinese supermarket, live two very old and somewhat-famous gangsters. I won’t name them now, because they are v(...)

The ‘Headbomz’ video encourages children to express their feelings to a parent, a teacher or other trusted adult

The exploding head splatters all over the place: eyeballs bouncing, the nose on the ceiling, the brain in the “bog”. It’s the sort of grisly cartoon h(...)

Alison O’Reilly is in the final four as BBC MasterChef heads to Cape Town

When BBC MasterChef presenters John Torode and Gregg Wallace say to finalists in the TV show, “The next time we see you, it will be in Cape Town”, wha(...)

Kabbalistic? A customer looks at Madonna’s  children’s book The English Roses. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Getty

George Galloway, the former British Labour Party MP, one-time Celebrity Big Brother contestant, Saddam Hussein apologist and notorious cat imitator, h(...)

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Grand Opera House, Belfast *** Roald Dahl hit the nail on the head when he began his own acerbic version of the Cinderella story with the observati(...)

Aisling Bea: “People go to me ‘oh, you’re doing acting now? And would you be interesting in keeping up the acting?’ And I’m there with tears rolling down my face.”

Aisling Bea is drinking a pint of beer outside a bar at the edge of Hollywood next door to an Upright Citizens Brigade venue and across the road from(...)

Catríona Lucas: June 18th, 1975-September 12th, 2016. Her family remember above all her warmth, her laughter, and her generosity as a devoted mother, wife, sister, daughter, neighbour and friend

Caitríona Rós Lucas (41) was an active and highly qualified member of one of the busiest Irish Coast Guard units in the country at Doolin, Co Clare. E(...)

Author Roald Dahl circa 1989 with his grandson Luke Kelly, who is now the managing director of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate. Photograph: Jan Baldwin via The New York Time

The grey doorway in London’s Marylebone neighbourhood here is unmarked but for 11 words spelled out across the top rail: “The greatest secrets are alw(...)

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