Stage Fright. January 2017.

Dear Rowley, While researching Italian film and stage director ‘Maestro’ Franco Zeffirelli I happened to watch his last film¬†Callas Forever:¬†an autobiographical film starring Fanny Ardant as the prima donna assoluta and Jeremy Irons as Zeffirelli. The film blurs fact and … Continue reading

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Stage Fright. December 2012.

Dear Rowley, I do feel sorry for the young. They’re so busy Wii-ing, texting and making ‘friends’ on Facebook that there aren’t hours in the day to watch black and white movie double bills as I did when I was … Continue reading

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She Shoots She Scores. December 2012.

Dear Rowley, Glorious tintanabulations, the Duchess of Cambridge has announced this afternoon that she is with child. Quite frankly it couldn’t have come on a more fortuitous day. In a weaker moment I’d agreed to do an interview for a … Continue reading

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