Ron Howard

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Luciano Pavarotti with Princess Diana

Eight Days a Week, Ron Howard’s recent documentary on the Beatles, somehow found an under-explored angle on that much eulogised band: their power as l(...)

Ron Howard: I am always looking for those stories and to share what I have learned. Photograph: The New York Times

Ron Howard has won two Academy Awards. He has directed smash hits such as Cocoon and The Da Vinci Code. Many years ago, he starred as Richie Cunningha(...)

Penny Marshall at the  2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in  Hollywood. Photograph: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

Penny Marshall, who has died in Los Angeles at the age of 77, will forever hold a place in Hollywood history. In 1988, her delightful comedy, Big, sta(...)

James Braddock training in Florida, 1936. Photograph: FPG/Getty Images

Although he considered himself to have “more brawn than brains”, James J. Braddock had an unerring ability to make the best of a bad situation. The s(...)

The hugely successful writer Dan Brown advises on ideas, locations, research, suspense and dialogue. Photograph: Juan Naharro Gimenez/WireImage

The piano music is insistent, melodramatic. The scene begins under a vaulted ceiling and medieval candelabra reminiscent of the Great Hall in Game of (...)

Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca, Woody Harrelson is Beckett and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in ‘Solo: a Star Wars Story’

Donald Glover, the actor, comedian, writer, director, producer, singer, songwriter, rapper, DJ and man-of-the-moment has, in recent weeks, using his m(...)

Faced with the unenviable challenge of echoing the gorgeous, ex-carpenter cool of Harrison Ford in 1977, Alden Ehrenreich falls short

It’s weird to find a Star Wars film at Cannes (though it’s not unheard of). Well, Solo may be a Star Wars Story, but it’s not really a Star Wars film.(...)

Cannes director Thierry Frémaux and president Pierre Lescure announce the selection. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images Images

Official selection Competition Everybody Knows (dir: Asghar Farhadi) – opening film At War (dir: Stéphane Brizé) Dogman (dir: Matteo Garrone)(...)

Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Photogrpag: Disney/LucasFilm

Where’s my Star Wars? I haven’t seen a new episode from the franchise in at least 15 minutes. If this goes on any longer I’ll have to start making my (...)

 Joaquin Phoenix:  “The suggestion is my parents weren’t responsible. That pisses me off. My parents are the most protective people you could meet in your fucking life.” Photograph:  Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Joaquin Phoenix isn’t in the room. Has he climbed out the window? It’s a long way down and it’s snowing. Still, he is a bit of an eccentric. After a f(...)

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