Actor Rip Torn: died aged 88. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Screen and stage star Rip Torn has died at the age of 88. Torn made his reputation in the works of Tennessee Williams and played roles as diverse as (...)

Emma Forrest and actor Ben Mendelsohn. Photograph:  Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

In every city I’ve lived, my sister has been the one to set up the printer, testing it by printing me the lyrics to George Michael’s Freedom! ’90. I a(...)

 Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli poses at the British embassy in Rome before receiving the medal of knighthood from the British ambassador to Italy in 2004. File photograph: Paolo Cocco/AFP/Getty Images

Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world’s greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. He was 96. In a stat(...)

EU negotiators initially welcomed Dominic Raab as a smarter and more focused interlocutor than his predecessor David Davis. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

For a politician who likes to describe himself as a “details man”, Dominic Raab’s account of the details of his negotiations with the European Union i(...)

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie Gate Theatre, Dublin. Until Jun 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) gate-theatre.ie Memory is like quicksand in Tennessee Williams’s The Glas(...)

The Glass Menagerie, directed at the Gate Theatre in Dublin by Tom Cairns

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Gate Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ Memory is like quicksand in The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’s first success as a playwright, f(...)

Some think the French actor is ‘a bit frightening’ because of the characters she has played, most recently in Neil Jordan’s Greta. But Isabelle Hup(...)

All sorts of important documents, personal and professional, became inaccessible. Photograph: iStock

In my house there’s a room that we pretentiously call The Office. In truth it’s a storage hub for coats, crates, jackets, shoes, CDs, unused shelving,(...)

Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf photographed by Joan Marcus

EVERYONE’S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College Three Stars George and Martha, the rancorous protagonists of Edward Albee’s(...)

Tab Hunter: decades after he shot to fame he  revealed  he was gay. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Tab Hunter, the tall, blond, blue-eyed movie star who as a teenage idol in the 1950s was one of the last products of the Hollywood studio system – and(...)

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