• Septuagenarian Siren 22 Sep 17

    For someone whose name is now synonymous with the glamorous world of Hollywood, it took a good while for Helen Mirren to make her breakthrough on-screen. That role – as Jane Tennison in long-running... Read More

  • Getting the Drift 8 Sep 17

    if you’ve spent the summer seeking out the sunshine, here or abroad, in search of a warm break with plenty of opportunities for relaxation (and why wouldn’t you?), then spare a thought for... Read More

  • Meeting a Master Storyteller 25 Aug 17

    Michael morpurgo is everything you’d expect a children’s author to be: avuncular, twinkly-eyed, direct, even a little bit gruff. And patient. Very, very patient. I watch him at the launch of... Read More

  • Changing Faces 4 Aug 17

    When Cara Delevingne graced the red carpet at the Met Gala 2017, it was evident that she was a different woman entirely from the shy and awkward ‘It Girl’-turned-model who first rose to prominence... Read More

  • Snow Slays 30 Jun 17

    For nearly half a decade the battle to be rated the greatest show on the box has been conquered – series in, series out – by Game of Thrones, screened by American cable/satellite television... Read More

  • What's Cooking? 19 May 17

    As emotional as MasterChef finals go, this one even brought a tear to John Torode’s eye. He was seen discreetly wiping his sleeve across his face after he and co-judge Gregg Wallace presented... Read More

  • Gemma's Finest Hour 21 Apr 17

    Since making her cinematic breakthrough a decade ago as the head girl at notoriously anarchic all-girls school St. Trinian’s, Gemma Arterton has embodied a number of iconic British female roles... Read More

  • Viola's Triple Crown 10 Mar 17

    Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons – the list of actors who have won the prestigious Triple Crown of Acting is a veritable Who’s Who of the industry’s greatest talents. The... Read More

  • The Maverick Medic 10 Feb 17

    It’s 1955, and a seven year old boy from a council estate in Scunthorpe is sitting in front of his brand new television, mesmerised by a programme about surgery called Your Life In Their Hands... Read More

  • Word To The Weisz 27 Jan 17

    Historical, fact-based drama is the kind of genre that demands a steady hand – one where production, direction and acting must aim for a sweet spot in order to convey those facts as authentically as... Read More

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