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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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