Chris O'Dowd

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The Starling review – toe-curlingly embarrassing Melissa McCarthy drama
Netflix’s strange, sentimental film about a grieving woman who befriends a bird is a wildly misjudged mess

Peter Bradshaw

12, Sep, 2021 @4:13 PM

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Peter Capaldi and Sheila Atim among rotating cast in Constellations revival
Star-studded new run of acclaimed two-hander will use four pairs of actors, with Zoë Wanamaker and Chris O’Dowd also signed up

Chris Wiegand

09, Apr, 2021 @10:37 AM

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All the fret of the fringe: Annie Griffin’s cringe-filled trip to the Edinburgh festival
Our series on films about theatre continues with a boozy, darkly funny comedy that captures the event’s pick’n’mix quality

Chris Wiegand

09, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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State of the Union review: a brutal, tender and perfectly curated portrayal of marriage
In a pub before marital therapy sessions, a couple unravel 15 years of familiarity, love and betrayal. The temptation to binge is terrible

Lucy Mangan

08, Sep, 2019 @9:20 PM

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Chris O'Dowd on playing Rosamund Pike's husband: 'She could clearly do better!'
He’s cracked Hollywood. Now he’s playing a manchild in a warring couples comedy by Nick Hornby. The IT Crowd favourite talks delta males – and ‘depraved’ British rulers

Stuart Jeffries

04, Sep, 2019 @1:44 PM

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The 40 best TV shows coming this autumn
From royal saga The Crown to Cardi B’s rap-battling Rhythm and Flow, here are this season’s best comedy, drama and reality series

Hannah J Davies ; Phil Harrison; Luke Holland; Ellen E Jones , Jack Seale, Graeme Virtue

31, Aug, 2019 @6:01 AM

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Chris O'Dowd: ‘I was the funny friend of the girls I fancied. It was a comfort’
It’s years since Chris O’Dowd played a lovable fool in the IT Crowd. He’s made it big in Hollywood, married, had two kids and – despite appearances – has his feet firmly on the ground. So why is he still everyone’s favourite slacker?

Stephanie Rafanelli

04, Nov, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Juliet, Naked review – a contrived but crackling Nick Hornby romcom
Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd are utterly convincing as a couple threatened by his enthusiasm for Ethan Hawke’s old rocker

Wendy Ide

04, Nov, 2018 @8:00 AM

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No cape required: your guide to the best alternative films this summer
While the multiplex might be overrun with superheroes, dinosaurs and space cowboys, the season also offers up a set of films untouched by sequelitis

Benjamin Lee

30, May, 2018 @9:00 AM

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The best films about standup: from King of Comedy to Funny Bones
As Maxine Peake takes the mic to play a club comic in Funny Cow, here are five movies that capture the lacerating, soul-baring world of live comedy

Brian Logan

12, Apr, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Juliet, Naked review – superb Rose Byrne can't stop Hornby tale falling flat
Byrne is tremendous as the bored woman who connects with Ethan Hawke’s forgotten indie rocker, but is marooned in a poorly conceived film

Jordan Hoffman

20, Jan, 2018 @1:00 PM

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The Incredible Jessica James review – Netflix swipes right at romcom, with tepid results
Daily Show and 2 Dope Queens star Jessica Williams navigates the tricky world of online dating aided by Chris O’Dowd in an amiable if underwhelming comedy

Peter Bradshaw

28, Jul, 2017 @5:00 AM

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