Elle Fanning

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The 50 best TV shows of 2022
A great year for bingeable boxsets, streaming successes and your set-top box – see what you missed as the top telly shows of the year are revealed

21, Dec, 2022 @12:59 PM

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TV tonight: Joe Gilgun is brilliant in the return of Brassic
The lively residents of Hawley are back for a fourth season. Plus: Gillian Anderson is perfectly cast in The Great. Here’s what to watch today

Hollie Richardson, Hannah Verdier, Ali Catterall and Graeme Virtue

07, Sep, 2022 @5:20 AM

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TV tonight: a complicated end to Martin Freeman’s family comedy-drama
Ally (Haggard) and Paul (Freeman) have a dramatic argument in Breeders. Plus: will four months of simulated parenting change a woman’s view of motherhood? Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Ellen E Jones, Ali Catterall and Danielle De Wolfe

31, Aug, 2022 @5:20 AM

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The Great series two review – Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult return in TV’s most riotously entertaining show
Every line of the script brims with wicked hedonism, as this gripping period drama gets into its groove – and war rages between Fanning’s Catherine and Hoult’s Peter

Jack Seale

27, Jul, 2022 @10:05 PM

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TV tonight: see Elle Fanning’s Emmy-nominated turn as Catherine the Great
Season two of The Great sees the return of Fanning and Nicholas Hoult. Plus: the BBC brings back Sartre’s The Roads to Freedom. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Danielle De Wolfe, Henry Wong and Phil Harrison

27, Jul, 2022 @5:10 AM

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The Girl from Plainville review – Elle Fanning doesn’t put a foot wrong in this questionable true-crime drama
The star of The Great is brilliant as the girl at the heart of a real-life suicide case – despite a shallow script and ethical concerns

Lucy Mangan

10, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Girl from Plainville: the unease of TV’s latest true crime hit
Series on the infamous texting suicide case searches for the emotional realism of digital relationships but flounders in a mishmash of prestige TV beats

Adrian Horton

07, Apr, 2022 @7:10 PM

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The week in TV: Landscapers; The Great; You Don’t Know Me; How to Make It on OnlyFans
Olivia Colman and David Thewlis are superb as a pair of unlikely murderers on the run; The Great laughs in the face of history; and there’s only one real hero in You Don’t Know Me

Barbara Ellen

12, Dec, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Move over, The Crown! Why The Great is the racy royal drama you need to watch
With its punchy scripts and feminist gaze, the subversive period drama has become a word-of-mouth hit. As it returns, stars Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult talk racy Russians, randy frogs – and the weird things they’ve robbed off the set

Hollie Richardson

26, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The week in TV: The Great; A Discovery of Witches; Staged; Death in Paradise; Winter Walks
All hail a rollicking, occasionally true history of Catherine the Great, Sky’s spooky Elizabethan gem, and the simple pleasures of a quiet winter walk

Euan Ferguson

10, Jan, 2021 @9:30 AM

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TV tonight: Elle Fanning's Catherine the Great
Fanning stars alongside Nicholas Hoult in this fun tale of Russian royalty. Plus: David Attenborough’s A Perfect Planet begins. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Ali Catterall, Jack Seale, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett

03, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The best films of 2020 ... that you haven't seen
From a gentrification drama to a convention-defying crime thriller, Guardian writers pick their favourite underappreciated films of the year

Charles Bramesco, Jordan Hoffman, Peter Bradshaw, Guy Lodge, Pamela Hutchinson, Beatrice Loayza, Radheyan Simonpillai, Benjamin Lee, Adrian Horton and Andrew Pulver

29, Dec, 2020 @9:15 AM

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