Vivien Leigh. September 2017.

Dear Rowley, I recall many years ago filming a documentary about Vivien Leigh for Channel 4 in which I commented that her life and her art on screen were in total harmony: from the skittish, delicious, courageous minx Scarlett O’Hara … Continue reading

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Follow the Fleet. April 2016.

Dear Rowley, We should all visit the BFI more, don’t you think? The British Film Institute is, quite simply, cinema for grown-ups who don’t need a bucket ‘o popcorn to munch or two litre bottles of Coke that gurgle like … Continue reading

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Blue Murder. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, It was with some trepidation that I heard Sir Kenneth Brannagh is determined to remake Agatha Christie’s┬áMurder on the Orient Express. Granted, I found the Cybil Shepherd and Angela Lansbury reboot of┬áThe Lady Vanishes by far superior to … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Marilyn Monroe March 2011

Dear Rowley, Did you go to the Olivier Awards darling? I was monkey typing to finish Fashion at Royal Ascot (eta this evening at about 10pm). Now that’s going to be a celebration and a half. I might even stretch … Continue reading

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