Curiouser and curiouser – another novel production
Model Agyness Deyn is to play a farmer in a bleak drama set in rural Scotland.
Playwright Richard Bean reworks James Corden show to suit American theatregoers
Simon Annand gained access to A-list dressing rooms to shoot the stars. As a new exhibition opens, he shares some backstage secrets with Charlotte Cripps
As two-legged actors celebrated at the Golden Globes last night, a campaign to honour stars of the four-legged variety was gathering pace.
Steven Spielberg and other industry luminaries are calling for awards for animal movie performers.
Charities say they cannot house any more starving animals, many of which are being sold off as meat to zoos
Starring: Emily Watson, Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Tom Hiddleston
Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' features fearless steeds. The IoS's John Houghton-Brown and Omar Shahid pay tribute to other brave beasts
Watson reveals the traumas of playing the woman to whom Fred West finally confessed
You need, don't you, some CDs in the car going to Penzance or Porto or Palmyra; something to stop the little darlings asking are you nearly there yet; a story that you, too, will find bearable – even enjoyable. Here are some corkers.
Writers old and new take their readers by the hand to give them a taste of the lives of others
In her latest film, Emily Watson plays a social worker who devotes her life to helping children. The mother of two tells James Mottram why it's a role that's close to her heart
Michael Gove says he wants 11-year-olds to read the equivalent of a book a week. So what should they be? We ask the experts
My parents were... willing to sacrifice a great deal to help me realise my ambition. Obviously there was the financial sacrifice, but it was also to do with being sent to boarding school, the Royal Ballet School, from 11 to 16. From my perspective now, as a parent, I understand how much you have to give up to have a child away from you at that time.
Children's novels about conflict are enduringly popular and, as Paul Bignell discovers, they ask increasingly difficult questions