Patrick Stewart: the actor turns 800 today. Photograph: Mark Sommerfeld/New York Times

Horse rides in stockings, rehearsals in deep freezes, fights in string vests... On Patrick Stewart’s 80th birthday, friends from David Tennant to B(...)

Brian Dennehy: enjoyed a long and successful  acting career that spanned over 50 years on stage and screen. Photograph: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times

Veteran actor Brian Dennehy, known for roles on stage and on screen, has died aged 81. “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian pa(...)

We may have to reframe our mental picture of Captain James T Kirk. Thus far, we’ve imagined the human entrusted with carrying our exploratory hopes an(...)

Twitter rolls out Topics Following a public figure, company or sports team on Twitter doesn’t necessarily guarantee you can keep on top of their lat(...)

Seattle has a sort of mellow ambience that has a feel of Cork or Dublin, though on a much vaster scale.

Before going to Seattle, I had not given much consideration to visiting. It was the setting of Sleepless in Seattle, obviously, and, more recently, Fi(...)

  Oprah Winfrey: the talk show host and mooted US  presidential candidate’s    holding in Weigh Watchers – which she endorses –  is   worth over $300 million. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/ AP

Will she, or won’t she? Will Oprah Winfrey join the long list of public celebrities – including various army generals, numerous lawyers, a newspaper o(...)

US president Barack Obama presents the 2014 National Medal of Arts to actress, director, theatre founder, Miriam Colón. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
Obituary: Miriam Colón

Miriam Colón, the diminutive but formidable actress who founded the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York and whose film roles included Al Pacino(...)

Bill Paxton pictures in 2012. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Actor Bill Paxton (61) has died after complications following surgery. The actor, who starred in Twister, True Lies and Aliens, died on Saturday. A (...)

A  handout photograph made available by the Las Vegas News Bureau  shows US actresses Debbie Reynolds (L) and daughter Carrie Fisher (R) arriving at The Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada in 2007.

Actor and singer Debbie Reynolds has died, barely a day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher. The 84-year-old Singin’ In The Rain star died(...)

File shot from  December  2015 shows US actor Carrie Fisher  posing with a Star Wars stormtrooper as she attends the opening of the European Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in  London. The original Star Wars movie gave her her most high-profile role, as Princess Leia. File photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Star Wars actor Carrie Fisher has died in hospital, days after suffering a heart attack on a transatlantic flight. The 60-year-old, who became an int(...)

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