Roman holiday: Gianni Di Gregorio’s Trastevere

August 14 2011: The arthouse film Mid-August Lunch made the colourful streets of Trastevere its backdrop. Our writer explores Rome’s quirkiest quarter with Gianni Di Gregorio, the film’s star The street is wide, quiet and tree-lined, with ridiculously...

The Times

This extended interview with the film director Danny Boyle follows his career over a period of 15 years, film by film, from Shallow Grave to Slumdog Millionaire. It took Amy Raphael, a freelance journalist, 15 minutes to convince Boyle to allow her to document his...

Why Sebastian Barry writes as a woman

July 30 2011: The master storyteller talks about Ireland’s troubles, the Queen’s supernatural power and the contentment of writing as a woman Sebastian Barry is showing me around his garden, with its heart-stopping views over Co Wicklow, when he pauses...