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Helen Mirren in Catherine the Great. ‘For me, to show older women as powerful, active, courageous, smart is important.’ Photograph: Sky

Helen Mirren couldn’t look any more Helen Mirren when I meet her. Her light hair is swept back, not one strand out of place. She wears a buttoned-up f(...)

Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings in Brexit: The Uncivil War. Photograph: Nick Wall/Channel 4

Two and a half years after the Brexit referendum, and with less than three months to go before the UK likely crashes out of the European Union, is the(...)

Maxine Peake in Peterloo

Like all of us, Mike Leigh’s sprawling, lumbering examination of the Peterloo Massacre has its strengths and its weaknesses. Any enthusiast for the di(...)

 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(...)

Quacks: ‘Some say the more bloody the coat, the greater the surgeon’

There’s a throwaway joke in Star Trek IV – the “save the whales” instalment – in which the crew find themselves on Earth in 1986. Bones, the ship’s do(...)

Guerrilla ties to hit a number of moving targets

The most subversive streak within John Ridley’s Guerrilla (Sky Atlantic, Thursday, 9pm) a transatlantic co-production between Sky and Showtime, is to (...)

Loggerheads: Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson  in Trespass Against Us

Here is an enormously frustrating film that, thanks to smart casting and well-drawn characters, abounds in rich, gamey flavour and rough, palpable tex(...)

Irish actress Ruth Negga: "I don't think I was prepared for how much I have to talk about myself. I find that intensely boring."

Ruth Negga accommodates a rare combination of strength and frailty. She professes to nervousness when speaking in public. She talks sincerely of a ne(...)

Daniel Craig (James Bond). SPECTRE is released in the UK and Ireland on 26 October. The film will be released in the US on 6 November.

Since it was announced that Léa Seydoux was to play a character named Madeleine Swann in the 24th Bond film something has been nagging at this writ(...)

Josh Hartnett and Eva Green in the second series of Penny Dreadful

Behind every vampire is a great prosthetics department. And props. And wardrobe. The first series of Penny Dreadful, Sky Atlantic’s slick gothic-ho(...)

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