The past was en vogue in various forms at the Baftas last night as Brooklyn, set in the 1950s, was named best British film, Kate Winslet won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Steve Jobs, the biopic about the Apple founder, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega won the Rising Star award on the back of his turn in a film set “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away”.
Mon, 15 Feb, 2016
Looking for a weekend break with a difference? The Pullman restaurant at the Glenlo Abbey Hotel gives guests the opportunity to dine in original carriages from the Orient Express – and it’s magnificent, says Vickie Maye.
Sat, 12 Dec, 2015
NOT every life warrants a film of seven hours and 46 minutes, but not every life was as dramatic as Richard Wagner’s. The British film director, Tony Palmer, cast Richard Burton in the title role of the epic biopic, Wagner, which was shot over seven months and released in 1983. It will be screened, with two breaks, as part of this year’s Cork Film Festival.
Fri, 01 Nov, 2013
FIRST published in 1813, Jane Austen’s piercing observation of society, social customs and snobbery, has enjoyed a popularity granted to few novels. Pride and Prejudice has become one of the best known and best loved works in English literature, and to date has sold in excess of 20m copies.
Mon, 12 Aug, 2013