Stephen Graham

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Leo Varadkar gets Scrooged: ‘Tiny Tim should get a job.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

It would be much in keeping with the tone of A Christmas Carol – the opening sections anyway – to write a grumpy column debunking it for the ages. A M(...)

Joe Pesci as Russell Bufalino and Robert De Niro as Frank Sheeran in The Irishman

There is a temptation to sweep the word “autumnal” before any sombre late work by a familiar master. We hope and trust Martin Scorsese will live for a(...)

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Foreground photograph: Kevin Mazur/Getty

THE ACTORS ON FIVE DECADES OF FRIENDSHIP, SOME TIPPERARY ROOTS AND THE UNITED STATES’ ‘GANGSTER PRESIDENT’ We will eventually get Robert De Niro(...)

Actor Stephen Jones

Current favourite book I’m interested in history - I studied it at university - so I’m reading The Vietnam War: An Intimate History by Geoffrey Ward (...)

Joe’s unresolved memories bubble to the surface in grainy shots of 1980s Ireland

Chekhov once called for drama to be as naturalistic as possible by drawing one poignant example. “People eat their dinner, just eat their dinner,” he (...)

Fiona Shaw who won best supporting actress at the TV Baftas for her role in Killing Eve. Photograph:   Matt Crossick/PA

The BBC’s spythriller Killing Eve has triumphed at the TV Baftas, picking up three awards including a first Bafta for Irish actor Fiona Shaw, with its(...)

Helen Behan and Stephen Graham in Shane Meadows’s The Virtues.

Writer and director Shane Meadows is a little too good at his job. Thirteen years since the release of the Bafta-winning film This Is England, the dra(...)

Aml Ameen overflows with charisma

London’s Jamaican community deserves a film that begins with the dread of Perry Henzell’s The Harder They Come and then leads into the colourful fug o(...)

Nelly begins the series as prime suspect for his daughter’s disappearance, but quickly becomes her seeker

Late in the second episode of Save Me (Sky Atlantic, Wednesday, 9pm), a new six-part drama series created by and starring Lennie James, our dissipated(...)

Journey’s End succeeds mostly in the smartness of its casting

A certain class of film buff will identify Journey’s End as the work that gave the world James Whale. After producing the West End production of RC Sh(...)

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