Anne of the Thousand Days. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, One of the most formative films I ever saw on the television as a child was Anne of the Thousand Days. The title refers to Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, who reigned for 1000 days before … Continue reading

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The Clivden Set. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, I have written a lot about gratitude of late and of all the people in London who have kept the faith with me while I was crying, falling down drunk and feeling all on my lonesome like some … Continue reading

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Ho-Bleedin-Ho. December 2011.

Dear Rowley, If you haven’t seen My Week With Marilyn yet I do urge you to treat yourself for Christmas. The script is a little thin but for charm it deserves an Oscar. My friend Tim and I snuck off last … Continue reading

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Age Before Beauty. October 2011.

Dear Rowley, 40 love! As Mr Major said at his first Cabinet meeting, ‘who’d have thought it eh?’ Having been on nodding acquaintance with the Grim Reaper at least three times to my knowledge, it is rather lovely to enter … Continue reading

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BAFTAs & Bespoke

Dear Rowley, It’s BAFTA night so rather a relief that I’m in the middle of a series of four duvet days due to a slight chill caught recklessly walking home from the MTBA black tie dinner on Thursday. The MTBA … Continue reading

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