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Monday, March 27, 2023

‘I’m an enormously talented man’: The life of born show-off Noel Coward by Martin Chilton

As a major new biography about Noel Coward is published half a century on from his death, Martin Chilton looks back on the life of the trailblazing playwright with ‘a talent to amuse’

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:36AM
Sunday, March 26, 2023

‘I’m an enormously talented man’: The life of born show-off Noel Coward, 50 years on by Martin Chilton

As a major new biography about Noel Coward is published half a century on from his death, Martin Chilton looks back on the life of the trailblazing playwright with ‘a talent to amuse’

SOURCE: The Independent at 01:30AM
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Remembering Warren Mitchell: one of Arthur Miller's favourite actors by Martin Chilton

Martin Chilton pays tribute to the fine actor, who had mixed feelings about playing one of the most notorious bigots on TV

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 10:06AM
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jack Carter, comedian and film star, dies aged 93 by Martin Chilton

Jack Carter, a brash comic who starred with Elvis Presley and in TV shows such as Baywatch, Murder She Wrote and Family Guy, has died

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 05:16AM

Rodgers and Hammerstein biography coming in 2018 by Martin Chilton

The book's release is timed for the 75th anniversary of Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein II's first collaboration, Oklahoma!

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 04:04AM
Friday, June 26, 2015

Battersea Power Station to have arts centre by Martin Chilton

Landmark venue Battersea Power Station teams up with Battersea Arts Centre for new culture space in London

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 10:51AM
Friday, June 5, 2015

Andrew Flintoff bowls in for Edinburgh Fringe by Martin Chilton

Cricketer Freddy Flintoff will appear at 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the biggest ever with 50,459 performances and 3,314 shows

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 04:31AM
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Jude Law to star in Letters Live at Hay Festival by Martin Chilton

Actors Jude Law and Sarah Lancashire will appear in Letters Live at the 2015 Hay Festival

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 05:46AM
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The War of the Worlds panic was a myth by Martin Chilton

As the centenary of Orson Welles is marked, we look at the real story behind the 1938 War of the Worlds panic

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 02:20AM
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Desert Island Discs: 18 guests you must hear by Martin Chilton

18 great episodes of Desert Island Discs, which began on January 29, 1942

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 06:45AM
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Alfred Hitchcock: a sadistic prankster by Martin Chilton

Alfred Hitchcock, who died on April 29, 1980, is celebrated as a genius of film-making but in his private life he was a warped practical joker

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 02:45AM
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The world is your lobster: Arthur Daley's guide to life by Martin Chilton

As George Cole turns 90, we pay tribute to his character Arthur Daley, the crafty car dealer from TV hit Minder

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 01:55AM
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Gore Vidal's bitter feuds by Martin Chilton

As a rediscovered Gore Vidal novel is released, we look at his fiercest rows

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 05:39AM
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Kelsey Grammer wins a Razzie by Martin Chilton

Frasier star Kelsey Grammer wins a Razzie. Will 2015 improve with his new English comedy film called Breaking the Bank?

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 04:30AM
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kelsey Grammer gets four Razzies nominations by Martin Chilton

Frasier star Kelsey Grammer has been nominated for four Razzies. Will 2015 improve with his new English comedy film called Breaking the Bank?

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 06:15AM
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Birdman dominates Screen Actors Guild Award nominations by Martin Chilton

Birdman is up for four SGA honours, as Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley also receive nominations

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 02:44AM
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Van Morrison: 'Lord Byron learned to love despair. I wish I could' by Martin Chilton

Van Morrison talked to Ian Rankin about songwriting at London's Lyric Theatre

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 06:04AM

Charles Manson: The Musical by Martin Chilton

Hamburg musical explores the life of cult leader and 'failed musician' Charles Manson

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 03:40AM
Friday, November 14, 2014

Desert Island Discs: 15 guests you must hear by Martin Chilton

As Desert Island Discs celebrates its 3,000th editon, we pick 15 great episodes, featuring guests from Les Dawson to Morrissey, that are worth downloading

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 12:30AM
Monday, November 10, 2014

Timothy Spall celebrates the great in Britain by Martin Chilton

Timothy Spall and his wife discuss circumnavigating Britain in a flat-bottomed barge

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 05:43AM
Friday, November 7, 2014

Harry Belafonte: What counts is your legacy by Martin Chilton

Harry Belafonte is to receive an honorary Oscar. In 2012, he talked to Martin Chilton about some of the great artists he has met including Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, John Steinbeck and…

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 06:42AM
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Alvin Stardust: the great reinventor by Martin Chilton

Alvin Stardust, who has died aged 72, changed his image to have the hit song My Coo Ca Choo and reinvented himself for a career in TV and theatre

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 08:35AM
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Kafka's The Metamorphosis, robot style by Martin Chilton

The lead role in a stage production of Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis goes to a Japanese robot

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 07:59AM
Monday, September 29, 2014

Charles Manson: The Musical opens in Germany by Martin Chilton

Hamburg musical explores the life of cult leader and 'failed musician' Charles Manson

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 06:31AM
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Charles Addams: Master of black humour by Martin Chilton

Charles Addams created The Addams Family in the Thirties and the TV adaptation started in 1964

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 01:00PM
Friday, July 18, 2014

Sherlock Holmes and the battle over literary rights by Martin Chilton

Setback for Arthur Conan Doyle's heirs over use of characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 03:32AM
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mark Twain one-man show celebrated in film by Martin Chilton

Documentary film Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey celebrates Hal Holbrook's Mark Twain one-man show, which has been running for a record 60 years

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 06:56AM
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

True Blood: The Musical being planned by Martin Chilton

Singing and dancing vampires could be on their way

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 05:15AM
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bert Berns: the man behind 51 pop hits by Martin Chilton

Musical Piece of my Heart shines spotlight onthe man behind Twist and Shout and Brown Eyed Girl

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 04:07AM
Monday, June 9, 2014

Audra McDonald dedicates Tony award to Billie Holiday by Martin Chilton

Audra McDonald makes history with a record sixth Tony award for playing jazz singer

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 07:48AM
Friday, May 9, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch to appear at Hay Festival by Martin Chilton

Sherlock star and Lee Mack new acts at Hay Festival

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 07:01PM

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