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  1. February 28, 2014

    A Savile Row tailor pops up for the Oscars

    These days it has become de rigueur for jewellery brands, shoe maestros and couture houses to descend upon Los Angeles ahead...

  2. January 10, 2014

    Saul Zaentz, film and music mogul, 1921-2014

    No one, a wag once said of the producer Saul Zaentz, “was better at taking care of the books”. It was a two-edged tribute....

  1. December 5, 2013

    Review: Nebraska

    Age does amazing things. Bruce Dern, a plain but punchy character star of the 1970s (Silent Running, The King of Marvin...

  2. February 25, 2013

    CIA Iran drama wins on Oscar night

    Argo won the Oscar for best picture at the 85th Academy Awards on a night when no single film dominated the ceremony and Ang...

  3. February 22, 2013

    Jerry Buss, basketball team owner

    Chemist and entrepreneur 1933-2013 Jerry Buss was a child of the Great Depression who became a chemist, mathematician and...

  4. October 24, 2012

    World weighed down by debt won’t grow

    In the film A Few Good Men, Colonel Nathan Jessup (Jack Nicholson) famously tells the military court: “You can’t handle the...

  5. March 30, 2012

    Revered ex-basketballer’s $2bn play

    When Earvin “Magic” Johnson retired from basketball 20 years ago, stunning the sports world after revealing that he had...

  6. FT Alphaville

    September 8, 2011

    A few good central bankers

    In case you missed Jean-Claude Trichet coming over a bit Jack Nicholson at Thursday’s ECB press conference we thought we’d...

  7. September 2, 2011

    Don’t rent a villa, rent a village

    In her book Fame and Frame, the celebrity photographer Pat York includes a shot of actor Jack Nicholson walking away from a...

  8. August 19, 2011

    Must fry harder

    I’ve discovered recently that I share a guilty secret with a load of chefs and foodies. It’s a dreadful programme on the...

  9. June 23, 2011

    FBI follows the dame to sink teeth into mob boss

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation likes to claim it always gets its man, sometimes in a hail of bullets, like Bonnie...

  10. May 27, 2011

    Ego-homes required

    “I need to take a deep breath, strip down and go for a long swim in Lake Me,” said my client from Los Angeles. Never have I...

  11. May 6, 2011

    Kingdom of elegance

    The seafront at Deauville, with cabins bearing names of film industry legends “I was expecting something a bit like...

  12. December 3, 2010

    ‘Stick it’: a last defence

    Two members of the working class were given walk-on parts this past week and, though both camera-shy, they performed a...

  13. October 1, 2010

    Tea with the FT: Michael Caine

    Disappointingly, Sir Michael Caine does not, when we are introduced, look me firmly in the eye and declare: “My name’s...

  14. July 17, 2010

    This summer’s essential sunglasses

    From left: Fendi, Hermès, Moschino Cheap & Chic, Giorgio Armani and Burberry What? Sunglasses – the simple standard bearer...

  15. May 30, 2010

    Maverick filmmaker and actor Hopper dies

    Being a gifted actor and maverick filmmaker was just part of the life of Dennis Hopper, who died 74. He was an amateur...

  16. December 1, 2009

    Behind the macabre mask

    The evil clown, leering behind his grin, is a fixture of childish nightmares, a stand-in for the unfathomable and malevolent...

  17. November 30, 2009

    Tim Burton, Museum of Modern Art, New York

    Detail from ‘Untitled’ (Romeo & Juliet), 1981-1984, pen and ink, marker and coloured pencil on paper The evil clown,...

  18. November 6, 2009

    Lookalikes agency suffers double trouble

    By November, Susan Scott Lookalikes, an entertainment agency in North London, usually has 50 bookings for celebrity...

  19. September 18, 2009

    Insane in the Brain, Peacock Theatre, London

    The Swedish hip-hop group Bounce Here’s a fine and Swedish thing at the Wells. Insane in the Brain is a street-dance...

  20. July 2, 2009

    Boogie Woogie/ Unmade Beds

    Crediting "Art Curator: Damien Hirst", its world premiere attended by such local royalty as Ian Rankin, Boogie Woogie 's...

  21. April 2, 2009

    Why tax havens make such great scapegoats

    Monaco is not to everyone's taste. The actor Jack Nicholson described it as "Alcatraz for the rich". The tax haven on the...

  22. April 1, 2009

    Why tax havens make such great scapegoats

    Monaco is not to everyone’s taste. The actor Jack Nicholson described it as “Alcatraz for the rich”. The tax haven on the...

  23. March 14, 2009

    TV films

    Saturday evening offers a choice of sci-fi spectaculars. I, Robot (Channel 4 9pm), loosely inspired by the classic Isaac...

  24. January 10, 2009

    Surrounded by visual pleasures

    The painter Jack Vettriano, 57, has been scorned by the art establishment but his works continue to command eight-figure...

  25. January 10, 2009

    Surrounded by visual pleasures

    The painter Jack Vettriano, 57, has been scorned by the art establishment but his works continue to command eight-figure...

  26. August 4, 2008

    Strong brands are no accident

    From Mr John Purkiss and Mr David Royston-Lee. Sir, We agree with most of what Stefan Stern says about personal branding...

  27. July 26, 2008

    Films on release Nigel Andrews

    The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan 152 mins (12A) A blast of truth giddied up with fantasy - does the new Batman film owe...

  28. July 9, 2008

    Actors’ union rejects rival’s strike call

    The prospect of a damaging strike by Hollywood actors has receded after the biggest actors’ union failed to convince members...

  29. July 3, 2008

    LA Confrontational

    Think of it as Kramer vs Kramer remade by Billy Wilder. An amicable break-up turns sour as two ex-partners battle to get...

  30. June 14, 2008

    Rivalry helps basketball bounce back

    Basketball fans were out in force at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday evening as the fourth game of the NBA...

  31. March 29, 2008

    FILM - Karl French

    There's so much to enjoy in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (ITV1 7.00pm), Tim Burton's gorgeously designed take on Roald...

  32. March 10, 2008

    The Zombies, Shepherds Bush Empire, London

    While hardly in Led Zeppelin’s league, The Zombies’ reunion, after 40 years, was just as welcome in its way. The consummate...

  33. February 16, 2008

    Films on Release - Karl French & Nigel Andrews

    The Bucket List Rob Reiner 96 mins (12A) ** This odd, feel-good movie about death and dying opens with what is fast emerging...

  34. February 15, 2008

    Subterranean blues

    He was the rebellious hero of Ken Kesey's counterculture classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and loved nothing more...

  35. February 7, 2008

    Super Tuesday for famous followers

    It is a real problem. Like so many people here I have followed every twist and turn of the gripping US primary season with...

  36. February 6, 2008

    Super Tuesday for famous followers

    It is a real problem. Like so many people here I have followed every twist and turn of the gripping US primary season with...

  37. November 10, 2007

    DVD RELEASES

    Molière Laurent Tirard, 2007 Fox A pleasing romantic romp through 17th-century Paris that borrows heavily from Shakepeare...

  38. July 17, 2007

    Pick of the Day

    Mercifully it's not the BBC. The subject of Guarding the Queen (ITV1 8.00pm) might tempt editors to facetious tampering and...

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