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… And a Casting Agent of Thousands For 60 years, Boaty Boatwright has been the force behind some of the biggest movie and stage careers

Hollywood Claws Back It was a rocky year for the movie industry, but luckily for everyone stuck at home with little to do, some great films were still made. We recommend our Oscar-nominated favorites

April 20, 2021

Marisa Abela The Industry star on changing the way we talk about women, sex, and careers

Win or Die Game of Thrones was a flop when it first aired 10 years ago. Its final episode set an all-time U.S. record with 16.5 million live viewers. What changed?

April 13, 2021

The Sex Queen of Paris Madame Claude schooled high-priced prostitutes for clients such as J.F.K. and Onassis. Now she gets the Netflix treatment

Border Crossing Alejandro Iñárritu, the Mexican filmmaker behind the Academy Award–winning Birdman and The Revenant, is bringing the immigrant experience to V.R.

Demián Bichir The Mexican actor’s roles have ranged from Fidel Castro to one of Tarantino’s “Hateful Eight.” A trio of new films cements him as a master of variety

What’s Love Got to Do with It? HBO’s new documentary on the Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll tells an inspiring story of survival

Mads Mikkelsen The Danish actor, who just took over Johnny Depp’s role in the Fantastic Beasts series, discusses his new film, Another Round, a darkly comic look at middle-aged restlessness

Are We Clear? Scientology TV picks up where Tom Cruise’s crusade against psychiatry left off

Sasha Spielberg Otherwise known as Buzzy Lee, the 30-year-old singer has released her first album, with a second underway

Morfydd Clark The young Welsh actress landed her breakout role as the star of Rose Glass’s debut thriller, Saint Maud. Next up: the new Lord of the Rings TV series

Nicholas Jarecki The screenwriter and director tackles the opioid crisis with his new thriller, Crisis

Far from Normal Daisy Edgar-Jones achieved global success in the pop-culture juggernaut Normal People. What’s next?

Leading Ladies Women used to be Hollywood’s stars. Today, even in the wake of #MeToo, the film industry is a man’s game. What happened?

Downton Drabby In a new podcast, the Duchess of Rutland confirms there’s more to being aristocratic than shooting weekends and idle gossip

Adam Hugill The 23-year-old went from training camp in Yorkshire to acting in Sam Mendes’s 1917. Now Hugill stars in BBC America’s The Watch

O Comrade, My Comrade! This year’s Russian entry to the Oscars dramatizes a Soviet-era industrial-workers’ strike turned infamous massacre

Great Dane With a new leading role in The Investigation, Pilou Asbaek confirms he’s one of Scandinavia’s most versatile actors

Grand Illusions Inside the world of social-media influencers, where likes are worth cash, followers can be bought, and anyone can be famous

Ralph Fiennes Unearths His Heart In The Dig, a movie for these days, the actor creates the anti-Voldemort, a man of kindness and compassion

The Truman Show He both mingled with and shredded high society. A new documentary asks: Who was Truman Capote, really?

Call My Agent! The French comedy featuring Monica Bellucci, Juliette Binoche, and other stars messing with their image is back

The Most Famous Cop in Paris For 15 years, Caroline Proust has been the center of Spiral, the French crime drama that’s a global hit