film-making

The Swinging Sixties meet Henry James in Anthony Quinn’s saucy Eureka

29 July 2017 9:00 am

In Eureka, Anthony Quinn gives us all the enjoyable froth we could hope for in a novel about making a…

John Burnside treads sacred ground in Ashland & Vine

25 February 2017 9:00 am

John Burnside is the author of an impressive bookshelf of elegant novels and slim, precise volumes of poetry, and like…

Only blockbusters can film in London now

12 December 2015 9:00 am

I’ve spent much of the autumn and winter shooting my new TV series for BBC1. New Blood looks at the…

Titanic: Orson Welles as Falstaff in ‘Chimes at Midnight’ (1966)

Don’t believe Orson Welles, says his biographer Simon Callow — especially when he calls himself a failure

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Orson Welles would have been 100 this month. When he died in 1985, aged 70, the wonder was that he…