Steve McQueen: Wore his own clothes

Just last week, Jack Lyon, among the few remaining veterans of the escape from Stalag Luft III in 1944, died at his home in Bexhill-on-Sea. A former R(...)

“I asked Mrs McGinley if she would give me a piece that would be exciting – because grade pieces can be very boring.” Young pianist Rosa O’Reilly

Lovely Ken Wardrop is one of those rare film-makers who gives off exactly the energy you would expect from watching one of his films. Now in his mid-4(...)

Writer-director-actor Warren Beatty in Los Angeles: “Rather than sit around and mourn the demise of the big screen and an audience of hundreds, we should be waiting for a revival of movies that are not sequels: a revival of the unknown.” Photograph: Emily Berl/New York Times

There’s a photograph of Warren Beatty that I’ve often wondered about. In it, Nancy Reagan is beaming like a star-struck teenager. Warren Beatty is bes(...)

A  handout photograph made available by the Las Vegas News Bureau  shows US actresses Debbie Reynolds (L) and daughter Carrie Fisher (R) arriving at The Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada in 2007.

Actor and singer Debbie Reynolds has died, barely a day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher. The 84-year-old Singin’ In The Rain star died(...)

Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16th, 2015. File photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

A touch of Hollywood macabre accompanies the sad death of Carrie Fisher at the age of 60. Over the Christmas period, cinemas have, once again, given o(...)

Actor  Carrie Fisher pictured in late 2015. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Obituary: Carrie Fisher
  • People
  • December 27, 2016, 18:53

A less distinctive and eccentric performer than Carrie Fisher, who has died after a heart attack aged 60, might well have had an entire career eclipse(...)

Carrie Fisher was returning to Los Angeles after being in the UK to film the third season of the British television comedy Catastrophe. Photograph:Paul Hackett/File Photo/Reuters

Carrie Fisher, the actor beloved for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, is being treated in intensive care after suffe(...)

Steve Martin and Michael Caine are rival con artists scamming wealthy marks on the French Riviera in 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'. Their one-upmanship makes for one of cinema’s great comic rivalries

A few years ago, we published a guide to the best films available on Netflix. It proved to be one of our most popular stories ever. Since then many n(...)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

In an era of cookie-cutter movies, each tailored to a one-word genre, it’s actually a little stirring to encounter a project so deeply mired in an ide(...)

Veiled threat: Claire Danes as Carrie

Well, thank you, RTÉ continuity announcer. She introduced the season finale of Homeland (RTÉ Two, Tuesday) by saying “hankies at the ready”, or some s(...)