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Interviews

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

Gustav Temple meets the man who put ‘Chap’ into Hip Hop and called it ‘Chap Hop’. The full interview appears in CHAP Winter 23 I understand you’ve just finished your never-ending tour – or was it a never-beginning tour?I’m always effectively on tour, but every now and again you just bracket things – I’ve just… … Keep Reading

peaky blinders
Interviews

Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson, who plays Arthur Shelby in Peaky Blinders, spoke to Gustav Temple during the filming of Season 4, about fictional moustaches, starched collars, violence and clothes and sibling relationships. Your moustache is the only moustache in the entire cast of Peaky Blinders. We’re very interested in moustache growing at the Chap. Presumably you have… … Keep Reading

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Max Raabe

Marie de Winter and Ferdinand Sturm meet the German singer to chat about his ideas on good style, tame zebras and his special relationship with the British Isles. On stage is the Palast Orchester: eleven impeccably dressed gentlemen, and a lady in evening dress at the violin. A tall man in a velvet dinner jacket… … Keep Reading

john blashford-snell
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John Blashford-Snell

Gustav Temple meets the legendary explorer whose adventures have taken him across all seven continents, as well as into the heartlands of Britain to help the nation’s underprivileged. You had a special travel suit adapted by Norton & Sons. Could you explain the details?It was to suit all seasons, for use in the tropics, the… … Keep Reading

peaky-blinders
Features/Interviews

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

leslie-phillips
Interviews

Leslie Phillips

This was one of the last interviews given by Leslie Phillips before his death aged 98 on 7th November 2022. Chris Sullivan met the great bounder at his Maida Vale home to discuss his entire career and reflect on his wartime days and his rise to fame as an actor in the 1950s. I must… … Keep Reading

john-malkovich
Interviews

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

max-wall
Interviews

Timothy Spall

In Stanley, A Man of Variety you play a range of British comedy legends such as Max Wall, Tony Hancock, Max Miller. Were they your comedy influences? They are people I grew up with, watching on the telly. There were only two channels when I was a kid. On a Sunday and it would be… … Keep Reading

peaky-blinders-hair-stylist
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Peaky Blinders Stylist Loz Schiavo

On the tenth anniversary of the first episode of Peaky Blinders being broadcast on the BBC, we recall a meeting with Loz Schiavo, who styled all the hair and make-up on Seasons 1-4 of Peaky Blinders, for which she received a BAFTA nomination in 2015. You have done the hair styling and make-up for all… … Keep Reading

micahel-palin-interview
Interviews

Michael Palin

You were born in Yorkshire. You’ve had lots of Yorkshire characters, but was your family steeped in Yorkshire from way back? My mother and father weren’t Yorkshire people. We ended up there because my father was an engineer. It was during the Depression in the 1930s and he couldn’t get any work down in the… … Keep Reading

Fenella Fielding
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Fenella Fielding

Fame is a very extraordinary thing. You can become famous for being the bodiless voice of margarine, can’t you? Could you please tell me what to ask regarding Carry On Screaming, so I avoid a clichĂ© question. Oh, and do you mind if I smoke? [laughs] No, I would love you to smoke! Okay! What… … Keep Reading

Chris Eubank
Interviews

Chris Eubank

Gustav Temple: What for you is the definition of a gentleman? A gentleman is a person who is considerate in almost all situations and usually cloaked in dignity. Can you name an example of a perfect English gentleman, living or deceased? Leslie Phillips. And his female counterpart? Helen Mirren Does the dandy still exist in… … Keep Reading

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