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Monday, May 27, 2024

‘It helped me through dark moments’: the male comedians turning their trauma into TV by Michael Hogan

After the runaway success of Richard Gadd’s Baby Reindeer, fellow standup Mark O’Sullivan has a new sitcom about personal pain Comedian Mark O’Sullivan was sexually assaulted by a memb…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:54AM
Sunday, May 5, 2024

Cara Delevingne: ‘It’s a lot easier now I’m not the new hot young thing’ by Michael Hogan

The actor on catching the theatre bug playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret, being a football fan, and dealing with a fire that destroyed her home in LA London-born Cara Delevingne, 31, began mode…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:54AM
Sunday, April 7, 2024

Actor Luke Thompson: ‘It turned out the coughing was someone vomiting in the dress circle – over other people’ by Michael Hogan

The Bridgerton star on making his RSC debut, extreme audience reactions to A Little Life, and why people love romance The actor Luke Thompson, 35, was born in Southampton, grew up in France …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:48AM
Saturday, January 27, 2024

Don Warrington: ‘If I could have my time again, I’d be braver’ by Michael Hogan

The actor, 72, on the amazing success of Death in Paradise, meditation and money, prejudice in acting, the worst job he ever had and his problem with hats Hats never stay on me. I have a fun…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:02AM
Sunday, January 7, 2024

Miles Jupp: ‘A brush with mortality makes you see everything through a very different prism’ by Michael Hogan

The comedian, whose new show draws on his experience of surviving a brain tumour, on finding humour in adversity, working with Ridley Scott, and why his scar won’t be hidden for long Londo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:24AM
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Nicole Scherzinger: ‘One of my favourite British things is the roasts. Last Sunday, I had two’ by Michael Hogan

The Honolulu-born singer on playing Norma Desmond in the West End, the heartbreak of the Hawaiian wildfires, and the roots of her work ethic Nicole Scherzinger, 45, was born in Honolulu and …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:43AM
Sunday, September 10, 2023

Ben Elton: ‘Any time period would make a good Blackadder with the right jokes’ by Michael Hogan

The comedian and author on his new musical about Twiggy, remembering Rik Mayall, and why he’d like to have a word with Julian Fellowes While studying drama at the University Of Manchester,…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:43AM
Sunday, August 13, 2023

Actor Susan Wokoma: ‘We all want to be married to Emma Thompson, don’t we?’ by Michael Hogan

The Chewing Gum star on returning to the stage, discovering a different side of herself on Taskmaster and why she likes to be called handsome Susan Wokoma, 35, was born in Peckham to Nigeria…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:55AM
Sunday, May 21, 2023

Actor Lucas Hedges: ‘I love nostalgia, so walking around England is another level’ by Michael Hogan

The American star of Manchester By the Sea on making his West End debut in the world premiere of Brokeback Mountain, escaping tragic film roles, and nepo babies Brooklyn-born Lucas Hedges, 2…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:54AM
Saturday, January 21, 2023

On my radar: Nikki Amuka-Bird’s cultural highlights by Michael Hogan

The actor on a double dose of Greek tragedy, the real-life drama of basketball, and a perfect day in Antigua The actor Nikki Amuka-Bird, 46, was born in Nigeria and raised in Lagos, Antigua …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:00AM
Sunday, November 6, 2022

Comedian Tom Allen: ‘All high ceremony is camp. In a way, church is like Drag Race’ by Michael Hogan

The Bake Off regular on the complexity of grief, the importance of dressing well and why he’s always fancied himself as a vicar Comedian Tom Allen, 39, grew up in Bromley and trained with …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:24AM
Sunday, September 4, 2022

It’s a Sin’s Callum Scott Howells: ‘Cabaret’s the most playful thing I’ve done’ by Michael Hogan

The Welsh actor on breaking hearts in Russell T Davies’s hit drama, losing to a dog on Britain’s Got Talent and having dinner with Elton John Actor Callum Scott Howells, 23, grew up in t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:43AM
Sunday, July 24, 2022

Josie Long: ‘I’d love to see someone defend free speech for leftwing activists’ by Michael Hogan

As she prepares her return to the Edinburgh fringe, the comedian talks about moving to Glasgow, being diagnosed with ADHD, and convincing people not to vote Tory Josie Long, 40, had what you…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:12PM
Sunday, July 17, 2022

Sunday with Maisie Adam: ‘We take a walk along the cliffs to the Plough Inn in Rottingdean’ by Michael Hogan

The Brighton-based, Leeds-supporting comedian on late nights, long lunches, Reddit threads and sticky toffee puddingWhen do you wake up? I live in Brighton so I get woken by seagulls at 11am…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:42AM
Sunday, July 10, 2022

Rebecca Humphries: ‘I felt as if I had a voice again. Maybe one that mattered’ by Michael Hogan

The actor’s breakup with comedian Seann Walsh went viral after he cheated on her with his dance partner and she responded with a tweet. Now she’s written an unflinching, very funny memoi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:42AM
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Actor Nathaniel Curtis: ‘I realised It’s a Sin was a hit when Elton John called’ by Michael Hogan

The actor on breaking through in Channel 4’s It’s a Sin, his title role on stage in Britannicus – and always being seen as ‘the tall one with the long hair’ Nathaniel Curtis, 31, g…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:37PM
Monday, February 21, 2022

Jim Broadbent: ‘I like the idea of actors being anti-establishment’ by Michael Hogan

The veteran actor on dancing with Helen Mirren, starring in Roger Michell’s final film, and why he turned down the role of Del Boy… and an OBE Actor Jim Broadbent, 72, was born in Lincol…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:03AM
Saturday, July 10, 2021

Isy Suttie: ‘I was shocked by how obsessed I became with getting pregnant’ by Michael Hogan

The standup and actor on her debut novel about a woman trying to conceive, anxiety in the digital age, and the chances of a Peep Show reunion Isy Suttie just returned from what she likens to…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:36AM
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Staged's Anna Lundberg and Georgia Tennant: 'Scenes with all four of us usually involved alcohol' by Michael Hogan

The hit BBC sitcom Staged started when actors and friends David Tennant and Michael Sheen began messing about on Zoom. On the eve of series two, we talk to their scene-stealing partners Not …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:54PM
Sunday, December 6, 2020

Jack Thorne: 'Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in anger, and I love him for that' by Michael Hogan

The screenwriter and dramatist on why we’re all Scrooge, writing a Covid care home drama and his brush with Star Wars Jack Thorne, 42, was born in Bristol and studied at Cambridge Universi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:32AM
Sunday, February 2, 2020

Paul Ready: ‘We’ve all got Motherland’s Kevin in us’ by Michael Hogan

The actor on working with his wife, Michelle Terry, taking the rap for blowing up Keeley Hawes and the perils of real-life parenting Birmingham-born Paul Ready, 41, joined the National Youth…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:06AM
Thursday, December 26, 2019

Craig Revel-Horwood: ‘I couldn’t do the Wicked Queen with a hangover’ by Michael Hogan

The Strictly judge on this year’s winner, playing panto, and why the thong will be out on New Year’s EveBorn in Ballarat, Australia, Craig Revel Horwood, 54, began his career as a dancer…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:18PM
Sunday, March 3, 2019

Fiona Shaw: ‘I’m delighted to be in with the young crowd!’ by Michael Hogan

After her icy spymaster role in Phoebe Waller Bridge’s Killing Eve, the acclaimed stage actor couldn’t resist a part in Fleabag. Finally, she says, women’s roles are improving For an a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:59AM
Sunday, November 18, 2018

Tamara Rojo: ‘I want ballet to be for and about everybody’ by Michael Hogan

The artistic director of the English National Ballet on dance in the #MeToo age, embracing people’s flaws and the thing she misses most on tourBorn in Quebec and raised in Spain, London-ba…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:48AM
Sunday, July 1, 2018

James Acaster: ‘Brexiteers get amazingly angry about my tea joke’ by Michael Hogan

The standup on his Netflix show, corduroy trousers, his dad’s backhanded compliments and the brilliance of female comicsKettering-born James Acaster, 33, a drummer turned comic, has been n…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:32AM
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Tim Minchin: ‘The world feels a bit post-jokes’ by Michael Hogan

The comedian-composer on his children’s book, Australia’s same-sex marriage vote and why he’s glad to be leaving HollywoodAustralian composer and comedian Tim Minchin, 42, was born in …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:08AM
Sunday, May 1, 2016

Javone Prince: ‘I jumped at the chance of playing Snug’ by Michael Hogan

The PhoneShop star on lions, his gallant loser face and his forthcoming role in Russell T Davies’s adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s DreamThe comic actor Javone Prince, 35, grew up in we…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:15AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mark Gatiss, interview: 'there's something very sly about Peter Mandelson' by Michael Hogan

The Sherlock star will play the politician in Channel 4's drama about the coalition. He tells Michael Hogan about taking on New Labour's éminence grise

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 04:00AM
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Modern Times: A Big Night for Warwick Davis, review: 'intimate and inspiring' by Michael Hogan

This documentary followed Warwick Davis as he launched a theatre company for actors with dwarfism

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 05:00PM
Monday, February 21, 2011

Russell Kane gets Let's Dance off to flying start by Michael Hogan

If the stand-up's rendition of Beyonce's Crazy in Love is anything to go by, we're in for a treat with this C-list extravaganzaThe weeks leading up to Red Nose Day are a trying time. They ar…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:55AM

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