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Director Roman Polanski whose bid to get his sex assault case dismissed so he can return to the US has been denied at Los Angeles Superior Court. Photograph: PA

A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against (...)

Alan McKenna in “Without Name”.

Lorcan Finnegan is the talented director behind such short-form discombobulating delights as Curiosity (2006), Changes (2007) and Foxes (2012). We hav(...)

Casey Affleck: Manchester by the Sea performance deserves the best actor Oscar. Photograph: Emily Andrews/The New York Times

Oscar weekend and here we go again: who will win versus who should win. Last year’s Academy Awards were dominated by the lack of recognition for (...)

Despite James Mason’s heroic efforts to hide his posh English tones under a brogue, the results ended up somewhere in the middle of the Irish Sea, but well south of the Isle of Man

Most critics consider The Third Man to be Carol Reed’s finest film, and it is certainly one of cinema’s all-time greats. But there’s a school of thoug(...)

 French-Polish film director Roman Polanski pictured in 2015. File photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Film director Roman Polanski, wanted in the US for having sex with a minor almost 40 years ago, has turned down an invitation to head the jury at Fran(...)

Sigourney Weaver: “Growing up, I was much, much too shy to ever think that I was going to be an actor."

I can confirm what you likely already know – or think you know – about Sigourney Weaver. Standing at 182cm (5ft 9), she’s tall, but in a lean, elegan(...)

 Roman Polanski: he lives in France and has a home in Switzerland, but has often visited Poland, where he grew up. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Poland’s supreme court has upheld a refusal to have film-maker Roman Polanski extradited to the US if he enters the country. Polanski is wanted in th(...)

 A file picture from May 24th, 2016 shows Polish director Roman Polanski in Katowice, Poland. The country’s justice minister said on Wednesday that he would approve any decision by the supreme court to uphold an appeal against an earlier court decision not to extradite the Oscar-winning filmmaker to the US. Photograph: Andrzej Grygiel/EPA

Poland intends to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski to the United States over a 1977 child sex conviction if the supreme court approves the move, th(...)

Frank Finlay, who has died aged 89, was an English actor who was routinely praised by critics for his resonant voice, physical grace and brooding, sou(...)

Roman Polanski pleaded guilty in 1977 to having sex with a 13-year-old girl during a photo shoot in Los Angeles. File photograph: EPA

A Polish court’s decision to deny the extradition of film-maker Roman Polanski to the United States over a 1977 child sex conviction became le(...)

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