Mark Strong

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The End We Start From review – Jodie Comer shines in all too believable disaster drama
Comer plays a young woman whose baby arrives just as environmental crisis begins to break the society around her

Peter Bradshaw

17, Jan, 2024 @7:00 AM

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The Critic review – a devious Ian McKellen anchors uneven thriller
A delicious performance as a catty gay theatre critic in 1930s London almost saves this Patrick Marber-scripted drama

Benjamin Lee in Toronto

12, Sep, 2023 @1:19 AM

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Dead Shot review – IRA man and British soldier lock horns in Troubles revenge drama
There’s a crunchy veracity to the script for this evocative story of two men on opposing sides of the Northern Ireland conflict

Leslie Felperin

09, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Murder Mystery 2 review – Netflix sequel needs more murder and mystery
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston lift a lazy follow-up to their action-heavy Netflix comedy with genuine movie star charm

Benjamin Lee

31, Mar, 2023 @7:01 AM

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Nocebo review – unsettling horror puts Eva Green under the spell of a housekeeper
There is sharp social commentary in this fashion forward chiller but Lorcan Finnegan’s film is let down by a plot revelation visible from space

Cath Clarke

06, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Tár review – Cate Blanchett is colossal as a conductor in crisis
Venice film festival: The actor is utterly magnetic as an imperious maestro in this ultra-stylish drama with a shocking climax

Peter Bradshaw

01, Sep, 2022 @3:15 PM

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Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo: ‘I’ve never heard us described as an island of joy before!’
Radio’s odd couple take questions from actors, directors and Observer readers about optimism, the films they disagree on – and biscuits

Miranda Sawyer

01, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Mark Strong on acting, insecurity and life without a father: ‘I got angry as I got older. It took years to fix’
After three decades on the stage and screen, the star is still worrying about where his next job will come from. Meanwhile, at home, he frets about letting down his family

Paula Cocozza

28, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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TV tonight: a return from the dead in medical crime drama Temple
Police are quizzical as Catherine McCormack and Mark Strong return for series two. Plus: England’s polluted rivers and a fresh serving of Guilt. Here’s what to watch tonight

Hollie Richardson, Ali Catterall, Graeme Virtue, Hannah Verdier and Simon Wardell

28, Oct, 2021 @5:20 AM

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Shaken, stirred: Mark Strong ‘blew Bond audition after drink with Daniel Craig’
Actor says he was up for role in Pierce Brosnan 007 film but fluffed it after night out with future Bond

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

19, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Why Our Friends in the North still thrills 25 years on
An incredible cast – from Daniel Craig to Gina McKee – and Shakespearean narrative add up to make a modern classic

Stuart Heritage

20, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The week in TV: Temple; State of the Union; Conspiracy Files and more
Mark Strong’s subterranean surgeon makes a bloody marvellous debut

Euan Ferguson

15, Sep, 2019 @8:30 AM

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