James Mottram

James Mottram

Passing the Dope Test:  Zoë Kravitz climbs the ladder on her own

Passing the Dope Test: Zoë Kravitz climbs the ladder on her own

Zoë was once seen as the ‘brat kid’ who landed roles purely on the strength of her parentage

Me and Mr Holmes: Laura Linney interview

Me and Mr Holmes: Laura Linney interview

As much at ease on stage as on film, actress Laura Linney’s latest role sees her back on screen with Ian McKellan in a new film about her favourite detective, Sherlock Holmes.. Interview: James Mottram. Picture: Getty

Head in the Clouds

Head in the Clouds

Now starring alongside Juliette Binoche in a new French-made drama, Kristen Stewart has come a long way from the teen schlock of Twilight

Falling for Gillian

Falling for Gillian

Gillian Anderson won legions of adoring fans as Agent Dana Scully in The X-Files. She talks serial killers, sci-fi, and being a sex symbol. Words: James Mottram.

The Anderson tapes

The Anderson tapes

Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film is a very different beast from the lurid flourishes of Boogie Nights: a sprawling attempt to film the almost unfilmable Thomas Pynchon drug novel Inherent Vice.

The dark Knightley

The dark Knightley

Keira Knightley has turned her back on blockbusters for more challenging work – and her newest role, as a code-breaker in The Imitation Game, fits the bill

Arts Interview: Flight of Fanning

Arts Interview: Flight of Fanning

More than a decade after finding fame as a child star, Dakota Fanning is now becoming recognised as an actor of substance in her own right, writes James Mottram.

Arts Interview: Cusack's stand

Arts Interview: Cusack's stand

After three decades in the acting game, John Cusack's career and his choice of film roles are still dictated strictly on his terms, writes James Mottram.

Arts Interview: The king of cool

Arts Interview: The king of cool

Anton Corbijn talks about his latest film and its leading man, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, writes James Mottram.

Arts Interview: Playing the wild Rover

Arts Interview: Playing the wild Rover

Guy Pearce has come a long way in an eventful 30-year acting career, writes James Mottram.

Arts Interview: Still working his voodoo

Arts Interview: Still working his voodoo

With a string of big budget action movies to his name and a reputation for living the high life, Nicolas Cage can still surprise his audiences, writes James Mottram.

Arts Interview: Back in fashion

Arts Interview: Back in fashion

For a long time, Don Johnson's star faded from view, but now the actor is back in the big time, Interview: James Mottram.

Arts Interview: Scarlet fever

Arts Interview: Scarlet fever

Karen Gillan shot to fame as Amy Pond on Doctor Who. Now the flame-haired former model has her sights set on Hollywood, writes James Mottram.

Arts Interview: Juliette bravo

Arts Interview: Juliette bravo

At 50, Juliette Binoche remains one of the most elegant women in the world – and one of the hardest workers in the film industry, writes James Mottram.

Arts Interview: Through the looking glass

Arts Interview: Through the looking glass

Mia Wasikowska's performance in Alice In Wonderland brought her to the attention of a world audience, writes James Mottram.