Brian Blessed: Flash Gordon is the Queen’s favourite film | Film

Brian Blessed has claimed that the Queen revealed to him that her favourite film is Flash…

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Football’s first fa’afafine: trans rights trailblazer Jaiyah Saelua on stardom and sisterhood | World news

Jaiyah Saelua is a footballer first. The first openly transgender woman and fa’afafine to compete in…

If Zac Efron has a ‘dad bod’, what hope is there for the rest of us? | Priya Elan | Opinion

About five years ago, “dad-” became a funky, lovable prefix to describe the delightfully out of…

Tade Thompson: full-time doctor who finds energy for full-on writing career | Books

After Anton Chekhov and Arthur Conan Doyle, Tade Thompson is the latest in a long line…

Outdoor theatre and cinema in Europe and the UK: readers’ travel tips | Travel

Winning tip: Vienna film festival The Rathausplatz in Vienna is a spectacular setting at any time,…

Amber Heard’s claim she had two black eyes was false, high court told | Film

Amber Heard said she asked a US stylist “Can you believe I just did that show…

Julia Sawalha furious after being told she is ‘too old’ for Chicken Run sequel | Film

Julia Sawalha has said she has been “plucked, stuffed and roasted” after being told that she…

Harry Potter fan sites distance themselves from JK Rowling over transgender rights | World news

Two of the biggest Harry Potter fan sites have distanced themselves from author JK Rowling because…

Can I go clubbing? Only in New Zealand! Your guide to easing and the arts | Culture

The day before museums began closing in Britain, I saw Aubrey Beardsley at the Tate and…