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Mark Rylance, one of Britain's most respected actors and the founding artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London, has defended his role in a film that pours doubt on the identity of the Bard.
It was Hergé's dying wish for Spielberg to bring his great creation to life on film. But as it opens next week, diehard fans say he's ruined it. Rob Sharp reports
It is famed for its wacky works – and with one piece titled The Same Old Crap, this year's Turner Prize is no exception
Actor signs up for BBC documentary about his life as an actor – and his new Oscar Wilde film
He's made the shortlist three times before, but finally the novelist has taken the prize
The gallerist Jay Jopling is a seemingly unstoppable force in British art. As he opens Europe's largest commercial gallery, Rob Sharp examines his influence
Tate Modern's showpiece gallery celebrates art of analogue film-making
Ex-Python movie director Terry Gilliam may never make another film, as he tells Rob Sharp
It was supposed to be a tribute to one of Monty Python's most famous moments, when the comedians took on religious figures incensed by their 1979 satire The Life of Brian. But the writers and producers behind the BBC's forthcoming comedy drama Holy Flying Circus have angered rather than flattered them.
In 1978 the author Jung Chang left China to study in Britain. Ten years later, inspired by a visit from her mother, she began writing about her life in her homeland.
In 1978 the Chinese author Jung Chang left Communist China to study in Britain. Ten years later, inspired by a visit from her mother, she began writing about her life in her homeland. The resulting book, Wild Swans – which is still banned in mainland China – went on to smash bestseller records worldwide. Now Chang's story is set to make history again, with an international collaboration to perform it on stage for the first time.
The residents of Folkestone don't know how close they came to having to live in the shadow of a huge balloon shaped like a human heart, looming over the town centre.
New book reveals the avant-garde artist's works that failed to get off drawing board