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Bell and Annette Bening in Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Paul McGuigan’s persuasive, brilliantly acted Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool confirms that the movie business is a cruel mistress. The picture, bas(...)

Reese Witherspoon, the creator and destroyer of the traditional romantic-comedy

Once upon a time there was a wonderful, magical genre in which boys-met-girls and they would fall in idealised love. The end. But as time passed, hip(...)

Author of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee, in her father’s law office while visiting her home town of Monroeville, Alabama. Photograph:  Donald Uhrbrock//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
Seven facts about Harper Lee
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  • February 19, 2016, 17:50

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird became one of the most beloved books in US literary history. Here are seven facts about Lee, who died at the age o(...)

I’d be disappointed if Sigourney Weaver was any less of a presence. Dressed in classic black, towering over her publicists, with a chic bob, pearl (...)

Annie opens with a brief parody of, well, Annie, as a little red-haired girl (with tell-tale unmatched eyebrows) finishes a classroom presentation (...)

Jennifer Davis, left, and Anna Devin have both developed the kind of healthy, strong delivery that singers need to project in larger halls and opera houses

Life is full of near misses, not least when it comes to casting in movies and television. Bing Crosby was the original choice to play the shabby, a(...)

 George Clooney smiles as he arrives  to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of his official wedding ceremony in Venice yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The world‘s most famous bachelor, George Clooney has broken a vow to remain single and married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin during a weekend of (...)

12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) and director Steve McQueen. The film is   expected to lead the UK charge for Oscar glory when the Academy Award nominations are announced. Photographs: PA Wire

The goats have been slaughtered. Their entrails have been spread about the place. And we can now make a fairly good stab at assessing who or what is g(...)

Illustration: Philip Barrett
Follow that star

SCENE IThe AnnunciationA young woman called Mary, living in a ghost estate somewhere in the midlands, is up late trying to watch as many episodes of T(...)

Judi Dench, pictured with Steve Coogan in a scene from the adoption drama Philomena,  has been nominated in the category of best actress in a drama for for her role in the film.

Judi Dench has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her role in Philomena. The film, which tells the true story of Philomena Lee’s search for(...)

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