Emma Thompson

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Love Actually at 20: Richard Curtis’s imperfect yet irresistible Christmas romcom
Far from unimpeachable with problems ranging from a lack of diversity to an overdose of saccharine, the festive ensemble comedy is an annual staple nonetheless

Francesca Carington

06, Nov, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Celebrities call on Wimbledon to drop Barclays sponsorship
Richard Curtis, Emma Thompson and others say bank is ‘financing and profiting from climate chaos’

Emine Sinmaz

03, Jul, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Jeff Goldblum: ‘I’m not a bad packer – but I’m a horrible folder’
The American actor and musician on working with Wes Anderson, keeping his music fresh and who unbuttoned his shirt in Jurassic Park

As told to Rich Pelley

08, Jun, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? review – a classic whodunnit with delight in every scene
Written and directed by Hugh Laurie, this adaptation of Agatha Christie’s coastal mystery has it all: tight dialogue, a starry cast and exquisite 1930s nostalgia

Jack Seale

09, Apr, 2023 @9:15 PM

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Last year had the slap. This year, the Oscars fight was backstage – but still on full view
After last year’s infamous slap and a build-up sullied by bad blood, Sunday’s ceremony arrives with the organisers craving calm

Catherine Shoard

10, Mar, 2023 @3:02 PM

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What’s Love Got To Do With It review – sparky cross-cultural romcom​
Different approaches to the dating game inspire writer Jemima Khan’s predictable but disarmingly sweet film

Wendy Ide

26, Feb, 2023 @11:30 AM

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Emma Thompson says Oscar campaigning made her ‘seriously ill’
The actor, who has won the award twice, also said the intrusive effects of fame can make it a ‘highly toxic condition’

Andrew Pulver

21, Feb, 2023 @12:02 PM

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The new Matilda musical film is traumatic for child abuse victims. Hollywood must be careful
Emma Thompson’s sadistic Agatha Trunchbull follows in the tradition of the Brothers Grimm, Stephen King and M3gan – but graphic scenes of abuse should not be seen as entertainment


12, Jan, 2023 @9:59 AM

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Are you bored yet? Five brilliant films to stream right now – and not one of them is The Great Escape
From an intimate sexy comedy to a shape-shifting Bowie documentary, settle down in front of these magnificent movies

Peter Bradshaw

27, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘I love writing for children’: Emma Thompson and Axel Scheffler on their amazing shaggy dog story
The Oscar-winning actor and the Gruffalo illustrator have teamed up to create a tale about a scruffy hound. They discuss corgis, comic books and how their friendship began

Claire Armitstead

03, Dec, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Richard Curtis: lack of diversity in Love Actually makes me feel a bit stupid
In a TV special marking the festive romcom’s 20th anniversary the director says ‘some moments … feel out of date’

Catherine Shoard

30, Nov, 2022 @10:09 AM

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Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical review – immensely enjoyable reworking of the stage hit
Newcomer Alisha Weir and a game Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull excel in Matthew Warchus’s highly stylised screen adaptation

Wendy Ide

27, Nov, 2022 @11:30 AM

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