For a thrilling climax to the year, envelope-opening season can't half drag. How to pep it up? Nicholas Barber clears his throat…
British film's most influential women are shaking the foundations of home-grown cinema
The Oscar-winning actress is heading an all-white judging panel
'The Collection', a TV show about fashion , is coming soon. It's one of a long line of projects inspired by the industry
Suffragette actress Helena Bonham Carter called the response "perfect"
Brendan Gleeson, Ben Wishaw, Sam West and Finbar Lynch play the supporting male cast in the film, released 7 October
Streep says she is a 'humanist' instead despite a strong track record fighting women's rights
The actor Emma Thompson has spoken out this week in favour of gender-blind casting, admitting her particular desire to play the role of Sherlock Holmes.
Baroness Thatcher remained in hospital today as she recovered from minor surgery.
A long-time New York City publicist who worked with celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford and Martin Scorsese has died. Lois Smith was 85.
Murky things are happening on the Edinburgh Fringe – and it's not even August yet. This year's fastest-emerging trend is for bribery with three acts offering cash in return for bums on seats. Nathan Cassidy is giving audiences £1 to see his show Free Pound on the Free Fringe (ticket cost: "minus £1". Donations welcome). Elsewhere, Mark MacNicol has gone for a money-back clause: if audiences don't like his "sexy, sensual, dark" theatrical take on Fatal Attraction, he will refund the £8 ticket price from his own pocket. And Irish comedian Caimh McDonnell has taken the most audacious route, promising to donate £100 to Macmillan Cancer Relief for every review published in a "recognised media source" before 20 August (only one review per outlet, sadly). Will any of these stunts work? Or will it emerge that these are, in fact, shows you couldn't pay a man, woman or Arts Diarist to see? And whatever happened to old-fashioned flyering on the Royal Mile in the rain?
My parents were... understandably worried when I told them that I wanted to be a professional actor, because in Swaziland, where I grew up, there was no prospect of earning a living doing that.
Who really deserves to win and who was disgracefully left off the shortlist?
A coroner today opened Australia's fourth inquest into the most notorious and bitterly controversial legal drama in the nation's history: the 1980 death of a nine-week-old baby whose parents say was taken by a dingo from her tent in the Australian Outback.
Silent film The Artist swept the board tonight when it won three awards at the London Film Critics' Circle awards.
For the first time, the British public can see in graphic detail on cinema screens throughout the country why the woman they elected three times as Prime Minister was unceremoniously bundled out of office by her fellow Conservative MPs.