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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Philippa Gregory: ‘I’m lazy domestically. I don’t do housework. My mother would have called me a slut’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The novelist and playwright on being spooked by watermills, a secret kiss and splashing out on family holidays Born in Kenya, Philippa Gregory, 70, wrote her first novel while completing a …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:24AM
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Tom Allen: ‘At an early corporate gig, they opened the buffet in the middle of my set – everybody left’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The comedian on a grim festive job playing Bing Crosby, an air-kiss from Joanna Lumley, and his love of bread and wine Born in London, Tom Allen, 40, left school at 18 and pursued a career i…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:48AM
Saturday, May 6, 2023

Jane Asher: ‘What scares me about getting older? Becoming irritating to other people’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The actor on the lasting thrill of a teenage kiss, her crush on Harrison Ford and what she plans to do with her brain Born in London, Jane Asher, 77, had her first role at five, in the 1952 …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:32AM
Saturday, April 1, 2023

Rita Wilson: ‘I was in a play, and on opening night my agent told me she was no longer going to represent me’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The actor, producer and singer on sleeping in, surviving breast cancer and saying the wrong thing to a makeup artist Born in California, Rita Wilson, 66, starred in The Brady Bunch TV show a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:06AM
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Comedian Rosie Jones: ‘No matter how hard I work, people will always judge me on how I talk, how I walk’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The comedian and author on her first kiss with a woman, eating crisps in bed and getting so drunk she fell asleep in the toilet Born in Bridlington, east Yorkshire, Rosie Jones, 32, worked a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:54AM
Saturday, May 28, 2022

Lolita Chakrabarti: ‘I got caught stealing crisp money aged seven. I’ve been unbelievably honest since’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The actor and playwright on bullies, the secret of her best kiss and watching her future husband on stage as a teenager Born in Hull, Lolita Chakrabarti, 52, studied at Rada. Her television …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:33PM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:30AM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:12AM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:42AM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:30AM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:04PM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:48PM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:18AM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:36AM
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 …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:32AM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:54AM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:18AM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:48AM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:06AM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:45AM
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, …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:07AM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:08AM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:10AM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:56AM
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, …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:28AM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:34AM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:25AM
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'

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:58PM
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Q&A: Antony Sher, actor by Rosanna Greenstreet

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

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:00AM

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