Sean Connery

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Aidan Coleman riding Epatante to win at Newbury last year. File photograph: Getty Images

JP McManus’s Champion Hurdle winner Epatante is odds-on to make a successful return to action on Saturday. The mare who gave her owner a record ninth(...)

Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan in Wild Mountain Thyme

“Welcome to Ireland!” says Christopher Walken, at the outset of the trailer for Wild Mountain Thyme, already my favourite “bad” Irish film. Then he re(...)

The late James Bond actor Sean Connery has been the subject of debate for comments he made in 1965 about “acceptable” ways to beat a woman. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

What do we do about famous people who thump women (or merely argue that thumping women is okay)? This is, alas, always a current question. We are neve(...)

Sean Connery as James Bond next to his Aston Martin DB5 in a scene from Goldfinger in 1964. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

It is just two months since Sean Connery, who has died, celebrated his 90th birthday. The appreciations will have given him some sense of how subseque(...)

Scottish actor Sean Connery, who has died aged 90,  is seen  arriving at Rome’s Opera Theatre in  2006. Photograph: EPA

Scottish actor Sean Connery, who shot to international stardom as the suave British agent James Bond and went on to dominate the silver screen for fou(...)

The Vikings TV series was filmed mainly in Co Wicklow on the Luggala Estate, Powerscourt Waterfall, Lough Dan and Blessington Lakes

After the resounding success of the Into the Badlands sale this summer, with 100 per cent of lots sold, Co Laois-based auctioneer Sean Eacrett will ho(...)

Margaret Nolan in 1965. She  featured in the opening title sequence of the James Bond film Goldfinger and in the movie as a masseuse named Dink. Photograph: Photo Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Margaret Nolan, a stage and screen actress whose gold-painted body was used as a canvas to project the opening credits of the James Bond film Goldfing(...)

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arrive. File photograph: Patrick van Katwijk/EPA

The Dutch royal couple, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, have apologised after a breach of social distancing was captured by a photographer dur(...)

Scottish actor Sean Connery at 90. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

It is 44 years since Sean Connery appeared as an aging Robin Hood in Richard Lester’s under-estimated Robin and Marian. There was a great deal of wear(...)

More than 14,000 people voted for their favourite James Bond

Sean Connery has swept to victory in a new survey seeking to find the best ever James Bond, with actors assumed to be strong contenders sidelined in f(...)

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