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Troy Hawke

The Chap meets the star of a new live comedy show opening at Edinburgh Fringe this August, who greets the public outside chain stores in his spare time. Visitors to such salubrious establishments as B&Q, Wilko, Wetherspoons, Waitrose and TK Maxx recently may have enjoyed a cordial greeting as they entered, from a chap dressed… … Keep Reading

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Valerie Leon

Gustav Temple meets the actress once described as ‘the English Raquel Welch’, who appeared in the Carry On films, episodes of The Persuaders and The Avengers, two of the James Bond films and Hammer House of Horror’s Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb. This interview first appeared in CHAP Spring 22. When you took acting jobs… … Keep Reading

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Jason Watkins Interview

Gustav Temple meets the actor whose wide range of roles has included forensic pathologists, serial killer biographers, editors of national newspapers and nearly the landlord of a house full of louche chaps. You may not recall this, but way back in the early 2000s you auditioned for a part in a sitcom we were developing… … Keep Reading

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Features/Interviews

Daniel Day-Lewis

Chris Sullivan met the triple Oscar-winning actor to look back at his entire cinematic career, and to try and find out why he works so damn hard on immersing himself in the difficult roles he chooses. Daniel Day-Lewis’s famously intensive modus operandi is certainly effective. He is the only man ever to win three Best… … Keep Reading

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Gustav Temple meets the man declared by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s greatest explorer, to discuss climbing Everest and the Eiger while suffering from vertigo, discovering the Lost City of Ubar, being kicked out of the SAS for blowing up civilian property and using a sextant to navigate at the South Pole.… … Keep Reading

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RIP Helen McCrory

As a tribute to the late actress, who died aged 52 on 16th April, Gustav Temple recalls an inspiring encounter with Helen McCrory in 2019, on the eve of Series 5 of Peaky Blinders. I interviewed Helen McCrory when the fifth season of Peaky Blinders was about to air in 2019. From such a huge… … Keep Reading

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Interviews

Martin Freeman Interview

Chris Sullivan meets the stylish actor to discuss the mod aesthetic, music, Mark Powell, badly dressed actors and acid jazz. Martin Freeman is that rarest of creatures. He is a world famous thespian who is not only very good at his job but, even by the standards of the most anally retentive style monger, is… … Keep Reading

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Interviews/News

Geoffrey Palmer

Several years ago, Alex Smythe-Smith met the lugubrious actor, who recently passed away aged 93, at his home in Buckinghamshire When I interviewed Geoffrey Palmer several years ago, I conducted what I believed to be a credible amount of preparation via research. My overwhelming desire to be aptly primed was based on the instinct that… … Keep Reading

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Interviews

Leslie Phillips

Chris Sullivan meets the great British comic actor, now aged 94, whose recollections of his career serve as a history of British film, commencing with Phillips’ origins in Tottenham in the 1920s I must say, Mr. Phillips, this is a lovely house.I bought this house many years ago and it has become such a place… … Keep Reading

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Interviews

Rita Tushingham Interview

Gustav Temple meets the actress who launched her career aged 18 in A Taste of Honey and now appears in Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse Are you excited about The Pale Horse coming to our screens soon? Yes I am, because everyone loves Agatha Christie but this is a very different type of production, because… … Keep Reading

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Interviews

Alec Baldwin Interview

The Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin entered the humble life of The Chap in a rather odd manner. We received a phone call from Mr. Baldwin, enquiring about the ownership status of the estate of a deceased Savile Row tailor. He had read something about Douglas Hayward in the magazine and assumed that we would be… … Keep Reading

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John Malkovich

Hercule Poirot is an iconic character. What was it that drew you to the role and why did you want to play him? In this case it was the three scripts that Sarah Phelps wrote. I thought that they were very well written, the character was interesting, Hercule Poirot was perhaps not very happy and… … Keep Reading

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