Vivien Leigh

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Sanjay Vishwakarma of  Sanjay’s Kitchen in Birr, Co Offaly. Photograph: Alan Betson

To tackle the topic of Indian food in Ireland is to tease a thread out of a complicated tapestry, and here we can offer only the briefest glimpse. Ind(...)

Gal Gadot, who played Wonder Woman and has now been cast as Cleopatra,  attending the 90th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood in 2018. Photogaph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

What did Patty Jenkins think would happen when news emerged that she was to direct Gal Gadot as Cleopatra in a big-budget epic for Paramount? How did (...)

Some of the Hollywood cast, from left, Jeremy Pope as Archie Coleman, Darren Criss as Raymond Ainsley, and David Corenswet as Jack Castello.

Netflix’s Hollywood is being pitched in some quarters as being perfect for fans of La La Land and Glee. But be warned: instead of musical numbers Ryan(...)

Alan McMonagle. Photograph:  John Minihan

Well now. Here we all are in Hodges Figgis, taking advantage of a tiny window before social distancing kicks in. Thanks for coming here to celebrate (...)

Hedy Lamarr: the glamorous movie star who also devised a way of remotely controlling torpedoes

For many decades only a few Hollywood nerds and technology buffs knew that Hedy Lamarr held the patent on an electronics communications system. One mi(...)

Vivien Leigh’s  charm bracelet, with a top estimate of £1,500, made £33,750 at Sotheby’s

The recent London auctions of the personal collections of two Hollywood stars – Vivien Leigh and Audrey Hepburn – were spectacular successes and prove(...)

Barry Canny of Peploe’s restaurant with the guest book from Jammet’s restaurant. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A piece of Dublin dining history Peploe’s restaurant at 16 St Stephen’s Green recently underwent a refurbishment that included opening up the basemen(...)

 Peter Sallis with the character Wallace who he voiced. Photograph: PA

Often self-effacing and meek, but with a sly smirk and a beady eye that hinted at mischief, the actor Peter Sallis, who has died aged 96, played the c(...)

Sigourney Weaver: “Growing up, I was much, much too shy to ever think that I was going to be an actor."

I can confirm what you likely already know – or think you know – about Sigourney Weaver. Standing at 182cm (5ft 9), she’s tall, but in a lean, elegan(...)

A dress  worn in several scenes of the 1939 film Gone With the Wind by Vivien Leigh as she played Scarlett O’Hara. Photograph: Emily Clements/Heritage Auctions, HA.com

An outfit Vivien Leigh wore when she played Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind has sold for $137,000 (€127,000) at auction.Heritage Auctions offe(...)

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