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Martin Freeman Interview

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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…

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Michael Palin

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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…

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Paul Anderson Interview

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Gustav Temple:  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 to grow a new moustache for each round of filming. Do you grow it from scratch, or do you grow a full beard then shave off everything except…

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Richard E Grant

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Gustav Temple: This year marks 30 years since the release of Withnail and I. While you were filming, did you have any idea that, 30 years later, fans would still be quoting entire sequences of your dialogue and watching the film at special themed screenings? If only! The producer threatened to pull the plug half…

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Stephen Fry

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Actor, author, director, playwright, linguaphile, polymath, son of an inventor, educated at Queens College, Cambridge, and (ye Gods) almost born American, Stephen Fry has come to represent everything that is wry, cultured, warm-hearted and grammatically correct about the British chap. For the majority of the last three decades, ever since first appearing on University Challenge,…

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Fenella Fielding

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Michael “Atters” Attree: 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 cliché question. Oh, and do you mind if I smoke? [laughs] No, I would love you to…

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Chris Eubank

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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…

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Adam Ant

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Michael “Atters” Attree: Are you experimental with your facial hair? I am now. I have attempted to in the past, but now I’ve gone for a cardigan, cherry-bun style. Do you use any facial hair accoutrements? I dye it. I use mascara. Mascara? Really? Damn. I thought that trick was a secret of my own.…

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Brian Blessed

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Michael “Atters” Attree: Let’s start with a few warm-up questions first. What’s your favourite tipple? It’s a funny one that one…of all the questions I could answer in the world, I mean, this will bore the arse off you: I don’t drink. I love people to drink, I encourage people to drink, I think drink…

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John Waters

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Gustav Temple: How are you, Mr. Waters? I’m well. I remember your magazine. You’re lasting much longer than a lot of magazines in America (chortles). When you write about moustaches, hats and cravats and little else, you’ve got more chance of longevity than if you follow the latest fads. I wish I liked hats on…

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Kendo Nagasaki

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Greg Dyke’s BBC dynasty annihilated TV wrestling. Was its TV demise inevitable or was there room for a newfound renaissance within the sport? After the cessation of British wrestling on ITV, the American shows exploded all over Sky television, so there was definitely scope to reinvent British wrestling. I tried to do this with a…

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Slim Jim Phantom

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When you first chose the name Slim Jim Phantom and became the drummer in the Stray Cats, did you realise that you’d never be able to gain weight or lose your hair? I have the same name as my father, as is the practice with the NYC Irish nobility. His nickname is Big Jim, so…

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