Eddie The Eagle Flies Again

The inside story of how a man who risked his life for a dream – but was seen as a joke – became the subject of an inspiring film. ‘I remember Eddie the Eagle as a bit of a joke,’ says Dexter Fletcher, the actor turned director who admits that at first he didn’t really want toContinue reading “Eddie The Eagle Flies Again”

The Invisible Man: Searching for the Reclusive Stanley Baxter

I have been writing for the Independent on Sunday for more than 20 years, but the edition that appears on Sunday will be the last. Thinking about that took me back to my first major feature for the IOS, commissioned as an act of reckless faith by the editor Ian Jack and Richard Askwith, whoContinue reading “The Invisible Man: Searching for the Reclusive Stanley Baxter”

Brian Sewell: ‘I have been facing death for almost a year. I am very lucky to be still alive’ 

He’s our most ferocious art critic, the enemy of ‘detestable’ Damien Hirst and ‘vulgar’ Grayson Perry. But, Brian Sewell says his battle with cancer has exposed his inner softie. Source: Brian Sewell: ‘I have been facing death for almost a year. I am very lucky to be still alive’ | Daily Mail Online

Jeffrey Archer on his best-selling books, his illness and the mystery of why Lady Mary Archer sticks with him

Why on earth is she still with him? That’s what everybody wonders about the brilliant scientist Mary Archer and her lying, cheating ex-jailbird of a husband Jeffrey. But very few dare to ask him to his face. ‘Ha! Nobody asks that who knows us,’ says Lord Archer of Weston-Super-Mare, laughing out loud. ‘That is only said by peopleContinue reading “Jeffrey Archer on his best-selling books, his illness and the mystery of why Lady Mary Archer sticks with him”

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