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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Billy Porter: ‘My church said I would never be blessed if I chose to be gay’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The actor and singer on RuPaul’s Drag Race, learning how to be loved, and why no actor could play him in the film of his life Born in Pennsylvania, Billy Porter, 51, studied drama and move…

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Paterson Joseph: ‘The worst thing anyone's said to me? You're thick’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The actor on eyebags, his worst job, and trying to be cool by a pool Born in London, Paterson Joseph, 55, trained at Lamda and went on to perform for the RSC and the National Theatre. His fi…

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Eve Ensler: ‘Writing about my father's abuse has freed me from hate' by Rosanna Greenstreet

The playwright and activist on honouring her body, secret initiations and being happy in her 60s Born in New York, Eve Ensler, 66, premiered her play The Vagina Monologues in 1996. It has si…

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Jessica Raine: ‘My school careers adviser told me I could be a secretary’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The actor on shutting down ambitions, clueless politicians and embarrassing farts Born in Herefordshire, Jessica Raine, 36, graduated from Rada in 2008. She was cast as the lead in the first…

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Susan Calman: ‘When was I happiest? Dancing with Kevin Clifton on Strictly’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The comedian and writer on her fear of flying, Adrian Mole and sniffing her cats’ pawsBorn in Glasgow, Susan Calman, 44, was a lawyer before becoming a standup in 2006. She was in the Chan…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Q&A: Sam Shepard by Rosanna Greenstreet

'How do I relax? I'm always relaxed'Sam Shepard, 70, was born on an Illinois army base, where his father was stationed. In the 1960s, he moved to New York, where he became an award-winning p…

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Edward Fox: ‘I cry all the time. I like crying’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The actor on being changed by Hamlet, good suits and playing the piano badlyBorn in London, Edward Fox, 80, went to Rada. During the 1970s, he starred in The Day Of The Jackal and won Baftas…

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sheena Easton: ‘My dream dinner party guests? Interesting women’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The singer on a stolen kiss, her love of cursing, and not being a flash in the panBorn in Scotland, Sheena Easton, 57, has won two Grammys and sold more than 20m records; her songs include M…

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Sir Tim Rice: ‘What would I change? The way one or two relationships ended’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The lyricist on his worst job, relationship regrets and the wise words his father said to himBorn in Buckinghamshire, Tim Rice, 72, is a lyricist. In the 60s, he teamed up with Andrew Lloyd …

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Shappi Khorsandi: ‘My worst job? Life modelling for a woman who made me recite Shakespeare as I posed’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The comedian and author on memories of Iran, doing things her way and buying her mum a walk-on partBorn in Iran, Shappi Khorsandi, 43, was granted asylum in the UK after her family was force…

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Nicola Walker: The phrase I most overuse? ‘I don’t know my lines’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The actor on growing old happily, not being a morning person and eating lemons covered in saltLondon-born Nicola Walker, 46, starred in the BBC drama Spooks from 2003 to 2011. In 2013, she w…

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Sir Ronald Harwood: ‘The most important lesson life has taught me? Keep buggering on’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The writer on sneaking cigarettes, what love feels like and why he last criedBorn in South Africa, Ronald Harwood, 81, moved to London in 1951. He trained at Rada, and worked as a dresser fo…

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Bill Bailey: ‘The worst thing anyone’s said to me? “You’re that bloke off the Hairy Bikers”’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The comedian on mistaken identity, his love of birds and his disappointment at being overlooked for the role of 007Born in Bath, Bill Bailey, 52, was nominated for a Perrier award at the 199…

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Angus Deayton: ‘When did I last cry? England 1 Iceland 2’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The actor and presenter on footballing heroes – and villains – Scottish legs and being a metrosexualBorn in Surrey, Angus Deayton, 60, studied at Oxford University, where he co-created t…

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Brian Cox: ‘My guiltiest pleasure? Liquorice. And cannabis’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The actor on kissing in an air-raid shelter, weight issues and best friend Billy ConnollyBorn in Dundee, Brian Cox, 70, won an Olivier in 1988 for his Titus Andronicus for the RSC. In 2001, …

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Wayne Sleep: ‘My hair is a problem. I look like a mangy cat’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The dancer and choreographer on his dry skin, big toes and footwearI am usually late for everything, except my performances – they are sacred. The one thing I can do that a lot of peo…

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Eddie Izzard: ‘The greatest love of my life? My mother' by Rosanna Greenstreet

The comedian, actor and writer on his 27 marathons in 27 days and his most treasured possessionBorn in South Yemen, Izzard, 54, began his career as a standup at the Comedy Store in London in…

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

David Baddiel: ‘I am constantly mistaken for Ben Elton and Alan Yentob' by Rosanna Greenstreet

I cry a lot. Especially on planes. What is that about? On a plane, I’ll be in floods at The Good Dinosaur.Raised in London, David Baddiel, devised the Fantasy Football League television sh…

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Q&A: Richard Dreyfuss, actor – ‘I am the greatest kisser in the world’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

My most treasured possession? Only my living relatives. I am not a person of thingsBorn in Brooklyn, New York, Dreyfuss, 68, became a film star in the 70s with American Graffiti, Jaws, …

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Q&A: Gina McKee, actor – ‘I’d like to say sorry to my brother. I never meant to kill your frog’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

‘The worst thing anyone’s said to me? At an audition, the director said, “I really wanted Helena Bonham Carter for this role” ’Born in County Durham, Gina McKee, 51, appeared in th…

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Q&A: Tara Fitzgerald, actor by Rosanna Greenstreet

‘My most treasured possession? My sanity’Born in Sussex, Fitzgerald, 48, studied at the Drama Centre in London. Her first major role was in 1991’s Hear My Song, and in 1995 she won a N…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Q&A: Simon Russell Beale by Rosanna Greenstreet

'I don't have the actor's anxiety dream of being naked on stage - I have driving anxiety dreams'

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Q&A: Antony Sher, actor by Rosanna Greenstreet

‘Tell you a secret? I’m sleeping with the director’ Continue reading...

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Q&A: Gemma Arterton, actor by Rosanna Greenstreet

‘Who would play me? Emma Stone, if she could pull off a Kent accent’ Continue reading...

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Q&A: John Lithgow, actor by Rosanna Greenstreet

‘My worst job? Cab driver in New York. It almost crippled me. There are no 6ft 4in cabbies in New York’ Continue reading...

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Q&A: Penelope Wilton by Rosanna Greenstreet

‘The worst job I’ve done? Played somebody’s legs in a BBC show’ Continue reading...

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Q&A: Sam Shepard by Rosanna Greenstreet

'How do I relax? I'm always relaxed'Sam Shepard, 70, was born on an Illinois army base, where his father was stationed. In the 1960s, he moved to New York, where he became an award-winning p…

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Q&A: Stephen Dillane by Rosanna Greenstreet

My earliest memory? Giving my sister 'Smarties' that I knew were pillsStephen Dillane, 57, grew up in London. He studied at Exeter University, then joined the Croydon Advertiser but left to …

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Q&A: Joe Wright by Rosanna Greenstreet

'The most important lesson life has taught me? That it's not all about me'Joe Wright was born in 1972 in London, where his parents ran a puppet theatre. He was dyslexic and left school with …

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