Colin Firth

Dreary, familiar, empty watch – until Streep appears: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again reviewed

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again aims to do what it says on the can. That is, be Mamma Mia,…

‘We can really slow down and live with the characters, understand what they’re thinking and feeling’: a scene from the BBC’s adaptation of ‘War and Peace’

‘It’s good to chop out the boring bits!’: Andrew Davies on adapting War and Peace

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Like Black Rod and the Poet Laureate, screenwriter Andrew Davies occupies one of the most colourful and arcane offices in…

Paddington review: put your mind at rest - no one gets marmalade up the bum

29 November 2014 9:00 am

‘Please look after this bear,’ reads the famous label hanging round Paddington’s neck, and this film does that, admirably, handsomely,…

Identity crisis: Nicole Kidman in Before I Go to Sleep

Before I Go to Sleep prefers creepy car parks to feelings

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Before I Go To Sleep is Rowan Joffe’s adaptation of S.J. Watson’s bestselling thriller of 2011, but whereas the book…

Julian Mitchell with Rob Callender rehearsing ‘Another Country’

Julian Mitchell on Another Country: ‘I based it on my fury and anger and I wrote it fast and it flowed'

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Today’s top public schools are plush country clubs with superb facilities, lovely food, first-class teaching, no fagging, no beating and,…