Rebecca Ferguson: born and raised in Stockholm, she counts as Swedish but has an English mother of Northern Irish descent. Photograph: Vera Anderson/WireImage/Getty

A glance at the cast list for The Snowman, Tomas Alfredson’s thumping adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s crime novel, confirms that the new age of the internati(...)

Jodie Whittaker will become the first woman to play the Time Lord in Doctor Who, the BBC has revealed. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker will become the first female Doctor in Doctor Who, the BBC has announced. The actress (35), will take over from Pete(...)

Expect a “La La Land” sweep on the night, including best film, best director and best actress

Spoiler alert! La La Land is going to win best picture at this weekend’s Oscars. Roll up the red carpet. Shelve the champagne flutes. Send the televis(...)

French film My Life as a Zucchini, which is nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Film

The Oscars will be handed out at a February 26th ceremony in Hollywood hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Here are the nominations: Best Picture Arrival, Fen(...)

Irish-Ethiopian actress Ruth Negga who has been nominated for best actress for her role in the film Loving. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Irish-Ethiopian actor Ruth Negga has been nominated for best actress at the 89th Academy Awards. Ms Negga was honoured for playing Mildred Loving, th(...)

La La Land looks likely to be the first original film musical to win best picture since Gigi in 1958

Well, here we are again. On Tuesday at lunchtime — a little later in the year than usual — we will learn the 2017 Oscar nominations. There will be so(...)

Fionnula Flanagan: donated $3,000. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Fein counted some of Hollywood’s biggest stars among the party’s American donors. Several film industry celebrities donated money to the party du(...)

Red carpet royalty: Channing Tatum, Kirsten Stewart and Robert Pattinson all have high-profile films at Cannes

It’s not easy being a teen heartthrob. Every day you have to fight your way past hordes of screaming hormones when going out for hobnobs and Toilet Du(...)

Even if you were unaware that Hossein Amini’s sly, attractive thriller was adapted from a Patricia Highsmith novel you would – if familiar with a f(...)

It’s not gentlemanlike to bring up a man’s age. But how the hell did Viggo Mortensen get to be 55? Heck, he’s old enough to be my slightly older broth(...)