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JOHN LLOYD'S WHIM OF IRON

From the Archive: Charles Nevin meets the man behind "Blackadder", "QI" and "Spitting Image"—which celebrates its 30th birthday this week read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsCharles NevinFEATURESNovember/December 2011

OSCARS FOR THE MOST SWEAT

At the Cinema: The Academy likes its actors to put on a show. But, Tom Shone argues, it should be looking through Gary Cooper’s eyes read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsAt the CinemafilmMarch/April 2014moviesOscarsTom Shone

WILD AT ART

Short read: for her pick of the best rock music, Hazel Sheffield chooses Wild Beasts as they "return to their essence"  read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsHazel SheffieldMarch/April 2014MUSICRockTHIS SEASONwild beasts

GLEAMS OF THE UNCANNY

Six Good Books: Maggie Fergusson recommends an outstanding first novel from Australia, powerful non-fiction from the Deep South, and a genius poet read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbooksMaggie FergussonMarch/April 2014Six Good Books

THE RUSSIAN VILLAIN RETURNS

Nicholas Barber finds that when it comes to the bad guys Hollywood loves a familiar foe read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfilmHOLLYWOODmoviesNicholas BarberRussia

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN (1967-2014)

From the Archive: He’s been sly, sad, unwatchably private, two writers and a drag queen. Tom Shone traces the career of Philip Seymour Hoffman read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsAUTUMN 2010filmmoviesthe cvTom Shone

PLAYING DICKENS'S MISTRESS

Ralph Fiennes's movie "The Invisible Woman" was about Nelly Ternan, Dickens's mistress and an elusive character. Felicity Jones writes about how she found her read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsCharles DickensFelicity JonesfilmLiteraturemovies

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