The Casting Couch. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, The case against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein alleging multiple counts of sexual harassment, assault and rape over a thirty-year period is as morally murky as it is complex. We know, for example, that predatory men were at large … Continue reading

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Because We’re Worth It. July 2017.

Dear Rowley, If there’s one thing the British public loathe above all else, it is hypocrisy in high places. So when the BBC was forced to list its top earners this morning, the howl about Auntie’s breathtaking mendacity could have … Continue reading

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Bombshell. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, When the 20th century’s most famous blonde, Marilyn Monroe, died in mysterious circumstances in her Brentwood home it emerged she had willed her estate to acting coach Lee Strasberg. In 1999 Christie’s sold all of the gowns, furs, … Continue reading

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A Life In Cartoon Motion. February 2015.

Dear Rowley, The spectre of Comic Relief is upon us once again and various ‘national treasure’ comedians are exhorting Britain to ‘do something funny for money’. In my youth doing something funny for money was definitely not to be encouraged … Continue reading

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The Monroe Doctrine. October 2014.

Dear Rowley, Can Strictly Come Dancing’s opening numbers get any camper? I’m just watching a hoedown number with all the boys in spray-on denim and cowboy boots and all the gals in pink gingham. Well, as Julian and Sandy would … Continue reading

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