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The 20 oldest living film directors

From Clint Eastwood to Roger Corman... Find out who among the world’s directors of feature films holds the current record for longevity.

By David Parkinson

The 20 oldest living film directors
Obituaries

Norman Jewison obituary: award-winning director of In the Heat of the Night, Moonstruck and The Thomas Crown Affair

By David Parkinson

Norman Jewison obituary: award-winning director of In the Heat of the Night, Moonstruck and The Thomas Crown Affair
Lists

24 films to watch on TV this Christmas

By David Parkinson

24 films to watch on TV this Christmas
Lists

50 great Christmas films currently streaming - updated for 2023

By Katherine McLaughlin, David Parkinson and others

50 great Christmas films currently streaming - updated for 2023
Obituaries

Joss Ackland obituary: prolific character actor from White Mischief to Lethal Weapon 2

By David Parkinson

Joss Ackland obituary: prolific character actor from White Mischief to Lethal Weapon 2
Lists

Glynis Johns: 10 essential films

By David Parkinson

Glynis Johns: 10 essential films
Obituaries

David McCallum obituary: The Great Escape, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Sapphire & Steel star

By David Parkinson

David McCallum obituary: The Great Escape, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Sapphire & Steel star
Obituaries

Michael Gambon obituary: The Singing Detective, Maigret and Harry Potter star

By David Parkinson

Michael Gambon obituary: The Singing Detective, Maigret and Harry Potter star
10 great

10 great live-action Disney films

By David Parkinson

10 great live-action Disney films
Obituaries

Julian Sands obituary: British star of A Room with a View and Arachnophobia

By David Parkinson

Julian Sands obituary: British star of A Room with a View and Arachnophobia
Obituaries

Glenda Jackson obituary: British screen star of Elizabeth R and Sunday Bloody Sunday

By David Parkinson

Glenda Jackson obituary: British screen star of Elizabeth R and Sunday Bloody Sunday
Lists

Glenda Jackson: 10 essential performances

By David Parkinson

Glenda Jackson: 10 essential performances
10 great

10 great French films of the 1930s

By David Parkinson

10 great French films of the 1930s
Where to begin

Where to begin with Alan Bennett

By David Parkinson

Where to begin with Alan Bennett
Obituaries

Hugh Hudson obituary: Chariots of Fire and Greystoke director

By David Parkinson

Hugh Hudson obituary: Chariots of Fire and Greystoke director
Obituaries

Sylvia Syms obituary: defiant British screen star of Ice Cold in Alex and Victim

By David Parkinson

Sylvia Syms obituary: defiant British screen star of Ice Cold in Alex and Victim
Obituaries

Piers Haggard obituary: Pennies from Heaven and The Blood on Satan’s Claw director

By David Parkinson

Piers Haggard obituary: Pennies from Heaven and The Blood on Satan’s Claw director
10 great

10 great early sound films

By David Parkinson

10 great early sound films
Obituaries

Mike Hodges obituary: the British outsider auteur behind Get Carter

By David Parkinson

Mike Hodges obituary: the British outsider auteur behind Get Carter
Lists

24 films to watch on TV this Christmas, 2022

By David Parkinson

24 films to watch on TV this Christmas, 2022
Obituaries

Leslie Phillips obituary: British star who bridged the worlds of Carry On and Harry Potter

By David Parkinson

Leslie Phillips obituary: British star who bridged the worlds of Carry On and Harry Potter
Obituaries

Robbie Coltrane obituary: Blackadder, Cracker and Harry Potter star

By David Parkinson

Robbie Coltrane obituary: Blackadder, Cracker and Harry Potter star
10 great

10 great TV western series

By David Parkinson

10 great TV western series
Obituaries

Angela Lansbury obituary: British-born star with a 78-year Hollywood career

By David Parkinson

Angela Lansbury obituary: British-born star with a 78-year Hollywood career
Obituaries

Bernard Cribbins obituary: The Railway Children star and voice of The Wombles

By David Parkinson

Bernard Cribbins obituary: The Railway Children star and voice of The Wombles
Obituaries

David Warner obituary: prolific British character actor known for hissable villains

By David Parkinson

David Warner obituary: prolific British character actor known for hissable villains
Reviews

McEnroe: too much baseline, not enough drop shots

By David Parkinson

McEnroe: too much baseline, not enough drop shots
10 great

10 great films about the French resistance

By David Parkinson

10 great films about the French resistance
Obituaries

Dennis Waterman obituary: British TV star from The Sweeney, Minder and New Tricks

By David Parkinson

Dennis Waterman obituary: British TV star from The Sweeney, Minder and New Tricks
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