Ruth Negga

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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(...)

Gentlemen about town: Steerforth (Aneurin Barnard) and David Copperfield (Dev Patel) in The Personal History of David Copperfield.

A conversation that began in the theatre decades ago is finally registering on the screen. There was little clutching of pearls when Ruth Negga played(...)

 Ruth Negga will soon make her first appearance on a New York stage with a reprisal of her Hamlet. Photograph: Chantal Anderson/The New York Times

What theatre actor wouldn’t jump at the chance to play Hamlet? Ruth Negga, for one. When she was offered the role, at the Gate Theatre in Dublin in 20(...)

Katy Davis: ‘To live a big life, you have to take big leaps.’ Photograph: Yasmine Kateb

When Katy Davis took her first professional pay cheque at the age of 12, it was playing the orphan Annie opposite Twink’s Miss Hannigan at the Olympia(...)

Brad Pitt: ‘I grew up with that be-capable, be-strong, don’t-show-weakness thing.’ Photograph: Micaiah Carter/NYT

“Faster alone, further together,” Brad Pitt murmurs. Over his left shoulder hangs Mars, reddish-brown and heartbreakingly small, while to his right th(...)

Paul McLoone:  ‘I recently watched McQueen, the Netflix documentary about Alexander McQueen, and it reminded me how great he was.’

Current favourite book I’m reading A Fabulous Creation – a Roxy Music line – by David Hepworth, an English music journalist who started Q Magazine. I(...)

Aisling Franciosi: the actor at the Venice Film Festival in 2018. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty

All week, in celebration of St Patrick’s Day, our writers and correspondents are bringing you the best of Irish talent in the arts and other fields. T(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets school children in Kawaneet, Ethiopia. Photograph: Harry McGee

Yesterday was Leo Varadkar’s first visit to the heart of Africa. Sure he had been on the continent for four days but it was controlled. He was in a pr(...)

Eoin Cluskey of Bread Nation. Photoograph: Nick Bradshaw

We’ve searched Ireland to find the men and women who’ll be making waves in fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film, entrepreneurism, tech, media (...)

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