Ruth Negga

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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(...)

Stephen James Smith: I’ve fallen in love with The Young Offenders. It’s perfect in so many ways

Current favourite book? The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker. It’s about an old man whose father passes away, and then he takes care of a younger boy. The over(...)

Lucian Freud, Bella and Esther, 1988, oil on canvas, from the artist’s private collection, can be seen as part of The Freud Project at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
A guide to what’s on this weekend
  • Film
  • December 22, 2017, 00:00

The Sound of Music Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, until Saturday, January 6th, 7.30pm and some 2.30pm matinees. Tickets €21-€65 The Grand Canal(...)

Pray for Baz

If there is a heaven, it seems entirely possible that Baz Ashmawy, a charismatic man blessed with schoolboy cheek, will try to blag his way into it, e(...)

Who doesn’t like a good war film?

The New York critics have decided. The Los Angeles critics have decided. And now the Dublin Film Critics Circle has awards its prizes for the year. Ch(...)

Angela’s Ashes, the animation

Is there a trick to cooking Christmas dinner in minutes rather than slaving over a chopping board and a hot oven for hours? Order it from a deli or su(...)

Meeting Place statue on Liffey Street, Dublin, which is part of the Talking Statues initiative. Photograph: talkingstatuesdublin.ie

James Joyce is sometimes mistaken for Charlie Chaplin. Sometimes he’s mistaken for a spray-painted mime artist. Passers-by stop and wait for him to cl(...)

Ruth Negga on the carpet at Cannes in 2016. She is now a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Photograph:  Julien Warnand/EPA

If we were feeling awkward we would complain that only 39 per cent of those just invited to join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences were women.(...)

Amy Huberman and Jason O’Mara arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Michael Chester

Darren Thornton’s A Date for Mad Mary has won best picture at the Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta) for film and TV drama. The statuettes were h(...)

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