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Obituary: Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham

A champion of great British morals and aristocratic hauteur who presided over Downton Abbey – both TV drama and stately home. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Oscars 2022, as it happened: Will Smith hits Chris Rock — then wins Best Actor Oscar

I live-blogged a bizarre Academy Awards… Read my full Telegraph article here

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Baftas 2022 as it happened

I live-blogged the Baftas 2022 for the Telegraph – read the article here

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The Shark is Broken, Ambassadors Theatre

“We’re going to need a bigger theatre.” Back in summer 2019, this fascinating behind-the-scenes tale took a bite out of the Edinburgh Festival. Read my full BroadwayWorld review here

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‘People want to be scared’: how online hysteria transformed Snakes on a Plane – and cinema

The great Samuel L Jackson starring in a B-movie with arguably the greatest title of all time? No wonder fans latched onto Snakes on a Plane – and persuaded its studio, New Line Cinema, to reconsider their minor project and throw serious … Continue reading

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Cinderella review

We have James Corden to thank for this. The unfathomably popular TV host decided we needed yet another “modern spin” on Cinderella, and – God help us – he also joins the cast as a mouse-turned-footman who’s obsessed with how his new … Continue reading

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Ben Platt on the Dear Evan Hansen trailer backlash: ‘It was a shellshock moment’

Playing a chronically anxious teenager in the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen made American actor Ben Platt a household name, winning him Tony, Emmy and Grammy Awards – one off the fabled ‘EGOT’. Read my full Telegraph interview here

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Debra Winger: ‘In some ways, MeToo has gone ridiculously too far’

Debra Winger, the Oscar-nominated actress who famously quit Hollywood, has a reputation for forthrightness – and she doesn’t disappoint.  Read my full Telegraph interview here

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‘This is how loss feels’: how a Netflix animation about grief became a global phenomenon

One of the year’s most unlikely phenomena on the video-sharing app TikTok saw 50 million people – and counting – recording themselves crying while watching a 12-minute animation. Not since the heart-wrenching opening sequence of Up have viewers been so undone … Continue reading

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Jazz roots

Zak Nemorin discusses his enlightening new documentary, which explores the true origins of jazz dance. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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