And the Oscar Goes To. March 2018.

Dear Rowley, Wouldn’t you know it, the all-black dress code for actresses at the BAFTAs was out of the window at the 90th anniversary Academy Awards yesterday. There was still a deal of tub-thumping post-Weinstein but now the leverage is … Continue reading

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Black Out for Time’s Up. January 2018.

Dear Rowley, There’s nothing that quite says female empowerment and solidarity like a group over over-privileged, over-paid ladies in Hollywood wearing exquisite hand-fitted gowns and borrowed diamonds to protest the gender pay gap and sexual exploitation on the red carpet … Continue reading

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The Peacock Male. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, After the concluding episode of the dark, sexy and lavishly shot thriller The Night Manager it seemed that Tom Hiddleston could do no wrong. He was the favourite to replace the increasingly ungrateful Daniel Craig as 007 and one … Continue reading

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Queen Lucia. February 2015.

Dear Rowley, Can you remember me saying I’d recorded a short interview in Covent Garden piazza with Tim Wonacott for a new BBC2 programme called The Great Antiques Map of Britain? I’m sure it was summer because it hosed it down … Continue reading

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Fashion. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, Awoke this morning with a fatal sense of optimism and well-being. I say fatal because the moment you pre-ordain a day lucky is the moment Dame Nemesis casts a spiteful glance towards Bloomsbury and, before you know it, … Continue reading

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