Ruth Negga

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Ruth Negga: Yaël Farber first encountered the actor in her role in Loving

When Yaël Farber was five years old, growing up in a rigidly divided South Africa under Apartheid, her parents took her to a theatre to see the musica(...)

Willie White, director of the Dublin Theatre Festival. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Willie White is moving beyond it. It isn’t that the artistic director of the Dublin Theatre Festival (DTF) is reluctant to discuss this year’s setbac(...)

The Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Molly Malone’s voice will echo over the streets of Dublin, as her statue on Suffolk Street becomes the latest addition to the talking statues initiati(...)

Maxine Peake will take part in the Lughnasa FrielFest in August. Photograph:   John Phillips/Getty Images

Maxine Peake and I are discussing uncomfortable truths. “As a human race, we’re pretty despicable,” says the acclaimed actor, famous for roles from TV(...)

Actor Dominic Cooper says he was not expecting to get the part in Mamma Mia! and wasn’t sure if he wanted it anyway. Photograph: Jason Merritt/Getty Images.

Dominic Cooper nearly didn’t try for the first Mamma Mia! film. He was in the middle of shooting something else and reluctantly went along to the audi(...)

Ruth Negga will play Hamlet at the Gate Theatre. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Ten of the country’s leading theatres, drama festivals and theatre companies have agreed to a range of gender equality policies, which in some cases w(...)

Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare in Preacher. Photograph: Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Inside the American Embassy Monday, C4, 10pm With a new UK Ambassador, Robert ‘Woody’ Johnson IV, in place, a major relocation from Grosvenor Square i(...)

David Drumm is too small, too trite, to bear the weight of tragic meaning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Literary reputations are fragile things, but David Drumm’s place in the annals of Irish fiction seems secure. The €7.2 billion in phoney deposits with(...)

Selina Cartmell. Photograph: Tom Honan.

She doesn’t use the word, exactly, but Selina Cartmell has been thinking recently about hypocrisy – about how someone can appear one way on the surfac(...)

Ruth Negga: the Oscar-nominated Irish actor  will play ‘Hamlet’ at the Gate theatre

Director of the Gate Theatre Selina Cartmell today drew a line under six turbulent months at the theatre, to look forward towards a number of producti(...)

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