An American in Paris. March 2017.

Dear Rowley, One of the all time favourite quotes about the acting profession comes courtesy of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads.  It likens actors to mushrooms ‘because you’re kept in the dark most of the time and every so often somebody throws … Continue reading

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La La Land. January 2017.

Dear Rowley, It is always a mystery to me why it comes a shock to movie producers that musicals score like Reinaldo at the box office. Director/writer Damien Chazelle’s  La La Land  is a case in point. London in January … Continue reading

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Coping Mechanisms. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, I was bitterly disappointed to see one of my favourite shops in Soho, the Vintage Magazine Company, close its doors due to greedy landlords pricing them out of the area. There is not one of my Thames & … Continue reading

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Racing Demon. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, As Nan Kemper always said when she dropped an earring into the shag rug at Yves Saint Laurent’s Rive Gauche apartment, ‘thank you for your prayers’. I have had so many emails, texts, letters and telephone calls after … Continue reading

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Applause. April 2016.

Dear Rowley, So sorry to hear of Victoria Wood’s untimely death this week. Having memorised As Seen on TV, Pat & Margaret and most of the Christmas Specials, I can’t tell you how many of her jokes I have ‘borrowed’ over the … Continue reading

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