Arts and Entertainment Carey Mulligan would snap up a role in ITV period drama Downton Abbey if given the chance

The British actress admires Julian Fellowes after he helped launch her career

Video: DVD and Blu-Ray releases

See below to watch the trailers for this week's DVD and Blu-Ray releases

Nigel Harman who plays Simon Cowell and Simon Cowell at a photo-call for the X Factor musical I Can't Sing

Change for a tenner: New £10 note featuring Jane Austen - the design explained

Author Jane Austen replaces Charles Darwin after Bank of England faced criticism for its decision to replace Elizabeth Fry on the £5 note with Sir Winston Churchill

Reasons for the rise of ‘The Daily Show’

‘The Daily Show’ has become one of the most celebrated shows on American television winning numerous awards, become a favourite among viewers, with the distinction of having several academic papers written about its impact on politics. There are many reasons why, but here are four:

Reasons for the rise of ‘The Daily Show’

‘The Daily Show’ has become one of the most celebrated shows on American television winning numerous awards, become a favourite among viewers, with the distinction of having several academic papers written about its impact on politics. There are many reasons why, but here are four:

Video: British actors using American accents

A spate of British actors are fooling Americans by putting on an American accent for their roles. See the videos below for some examples:

Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in 'The Great Gatsby'

Fashion foists flapper fringing on to shoppers to coincide with release of The Great Gatsby

Retailers are desperately trying to foist flapper fringing and all things Jazz Age on to shoppers to coincide with the long-awaited release of The Great Gatsby. But, with the great Miuccia Prada designing some of the costumes for the big-screen version, everything else just pales into insignificance – no matter how many paillettes it’s been strewn with.

Gatsby: Jay Gatsby played by Leonardo DiCaprio

New Great Gatsby posters look great

Delayed so long that Scott Fitzgerald himself could have churned out a short story or  19, Baz Luhrmann’s 3D adaptation of The Great Gatsby is finally here.

Bath Literature Festival: Stories from the Fringe

PD James: Pride and waspishness

'Darling child' letter from Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra about Pride and Prejudice.

Rare Jane Austen 'my own darling child' letter about Pride and Prejudice goes on show

The note to her sister Cassandra describes the author's excitement at receiving the first printed copy of her book 200 years ago

Usual Suspects star Byrne to star in Quirke thrillers

Gabriel Byrne is set to star in a series of crime thrillers based on novels by Booker Prize winner John Banville.

Hermione Eyre: Sex and drugs and folderol – this Jane Eyre mash-up gives me the vapours

No heroine of Victorian literature is safe. A steamed-up version of Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece is going to be published in August, under the title Jane Eyre Laid Bare.

Foy says: 'I like directors who make you work hard'

A class act: Claire Foy on criticism, tumours and embarrassing sex scenes

Her luminous good looks made her the star of Little Dorrit and Upstairs Downstairs. As she prepares to light up our TV screens once again, Claire Foy talks to Gerard Gilbert.

Jane Austen is back in the frame

When academic and biographer Paula Byrne announced the discovery of what seemed to be a new drawing of Jane Austen, there was a frenzied debate over the picture's authenticity. Arguments are bound to be reignited by the news that the controversial portrait will go on display at the Bodleian Library in Oxford as part of the celebrations for World Book Day, before moving to Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton this April. The picture, showing a thin-faced woman gripping an inky quill, accentuates Austen's professionalism.

DVD: Drive (18)

There was a lot of fuss made about this modern-day Western – it's sort of like Shane, only with cars not horses – upon its cinema release, and Nicolas Winding Refn's slick, violent thriller has a lot to recommend it: Albert Brooks's abhorrent Mob boss, his repellent partner (Ron Perlman) and Bryan Cranston's unlucky mechanic.

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