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Interview Jessica Raine: ‘My school careers adviser told me I could be a secretary’

The actor on shutting down ambitions, clueless politicians and embarrassing fartsBorn in Herefordshire, Jessica Raine, 36, graduated from Rada in 2008. She was cast as...

Peaky Blinders writer plans £100m film studio in Midlands

Steven Knight says the 40-acre site near Birmingham will help the UK meet high demand from production companiesAfter creating the Bafta-winning gangster drama Peaky Blinders, which...

Take note – why do women composers still take up less musical space?

Sound and Music set itself an ambitious target - gender parity by 2020. How’s it doing?Two years ago today, Sound and Music made a public...

Captain Marvel review – Brie Larson kicks ass across the universe

Marvel’s superhero adventure veers from boomingly serious to quirkily droll as Larson wages a vicious war against evil aliensThis latest tale from the Marvel cinematic universe...

Devil May Cry 5 review: a triumphant return to stylish demon-slaughter

PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4; CapcomHigh-octane challenges in this irresistible romp have resurrected an action series that’s been dormant for over a decadeDespite appearances,...

‘Atrocious and unrepentant’: Ricky Gervais out-Ricky Gervaises himself in After Life

The Office creator is back with a new series about a grieving man who does whatever he wants“Agood day is when I don’t go...

Derry Girls series two review – still magic, still a total ride

Lisa McGee’s comedy is that rare thing – a hysterical and moving show about life as an adolescent girl. And with a bus-load of Protestant lads pitching up, it...

Fleabag series two review – she’s back … and she’s taking aim at God

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s audacious comedy returns with a family dinner from hell, a brawl and a hot, smoking priest. We should have knownIf you are...

Fleabag review – Phoebe Waller-Bridge triumphs off-Broadway

Soho Playhouse, New YorkThe witty, filthy, tragic one-woman show arrives stateside, with all its jagged edges still intact“I’m not obsessed with...

Badgers, piles of coke and Zac Efron: why Hollywood gets club culture wrong

The life of the DJ is often presented as a utopia on screen. Can Idris Elba’s new show Turn Up Charlie buck the trend?Vacant-looking...

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