Steve Coogan

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Stan & Ollie: John C Reilly and Steve Coogan as Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel

There could be no better place for Steve Coogan and John C Reilly to discuss Stan & Ollie, a charming study of Laurel and Hardy in their later yea(...)

This agreeable genuflection to a pair of pop cultural deities begins with a huge tracking shot through a golden-age film set. It is the mid 1930s and,(...)

Philomena Lee: “I do pray within my heart that something good will come out of this. It was so awful.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Mother and baby home survivor Philomena Lee has called on Pope Francis to match his words with deeds to help those who have been harmed by the Catholi(...)

Rob Brydon:   “No one can say: ‘Oh, not another film about middle-aged men taking up synchronised swimming,’’’  Photograph: Jeff Vespa/ WireImage

Days before I meet Rob Brydon, the affable “None-More-Welsh” comedian and actor pops up on Graham Norton’s couch to compare sporting achievements with(...)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Abbie and Michiel Huisman as Sam in ‘Irreplaceable You’

We may not be able to access the precise metrics but we do know that romances do a brisk trade over at Netflix: remember those 53 viewers who were out(...)

The specials today are hatred and resentment

Oren Moverman’s The Dinner, a film defined by tangents, obfuscations, and delays, is a forcefully frustrating experience. The titular meal brings toge(...)

Armando Iannucci: “We demand politicians be word-perfect every time they do an interview.” Photograph: Tim P Whitby/Getty Images

Where do you go after satirising Westminster and the American vice-presidency? What more dials are there to twist? The incomparable Armando Iannucci, (...)

Sean Hughes

They were Irish comedy’s equivalent of the Famous Five, though nobody ever called them that. Michael Redmond, Kevin McAleer, Ian MacPherson, Owen O’Ne(...)

Steve Coogan outside the high court in central London after he received damages and an apology from Mirror Group Newspapers. Photograph: PA

British actor Steve Coogan won damages on Tuesday from Mirror Group Newspapers, whose reporters illegally listened to his voicemail messages to get sc(...)

James Harkness, Fionn O'Shea, Sophie Reid and Seána Kerslake, Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow

Seána Kerslake. Fionn O’Shea. Paddy Gibson. Jessie Buckley. Farah Abushwesha. Keep your eyes open for these four young Irish film actors, and one prod(...)

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