Ruth Negga

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West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg. Photograph: Fox and Amblin Entertainment

Let’s try this again, shall we? It is some measure of the speed with which Covid descended that, in mid-February of last year, when we attempted to pr(...)

Aidan Turner as Leonardo Da Vinci: One gets the sense he does not savour the celebrity that came with his star-making performance in Poldark.

Hello, Aidan Turner. We are, of course, still in the nether-world of Zoom, but I get a sense the Clondalkin man – currently in Toronto – really is ha(...)

Sir Ian McKellen whose long-anticipated return to the role of Hamlet has been set for June at the Theatre Royal Windsor. Photograph: David M Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage

Is ageism the last great barrier in the arts industry? Just look at the hullabaloo surrounding the confirmation that, after Covid delays, Ian McKellen(...)

Ruth Negga: ‘I really resist fitting into other people’s narratives’

The Irish actor on her new film, Passing, being Hamlet, and Limerick’s Catalyst film festival Ruth Negga picked an awkward time to settle into h(...)

Moives due to come our way in 2021...

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a traffic jam of anticipated films for this year as dozens of films shifted from 2020 to a 2021 release Le(...)

James Frecheville and Hugo Weaving in Lance Daly's ‘Black 47’

The Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) is about to become the latest body to move its awards ceremony onto the virtual space during the era of C(...)

Actor Jessie Buckley has been nominated for the recent film Wild Rose and the series The Woman in White and Chernobyl.

The Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) has announced its nominations for the Irish Academy Awards. There was no ceremony in 2019 and, as a resul(...)

Ruth Negga. Photograph: Tom Jamieson/New York Times

The actor, known for Preacher, Loving, Hamlet and Breakfast on Pluto, on growing up in Ireland, the movie industry, and Black Lives Matter I fan(...)

Wayne Jordan in Leaving at the Project Arts Centre as part of Where We Live.

Stories of Irish emigration get told in cliches. Our emigrants are exiles, driven by poverty, a lack of hope, or fleeing the tyrannical hand of the op(...)

Bong Joon Ho, winner of the Original Screenplay, International Feature Film, Directing, and Best Picture awards for Parasite. Photograph:  Rachel Luna/Getty Images

One year ago, when Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma failed to win the best picture, more than a few pundits concluded that the Oscars were never going to give th(...)

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