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Crying time

The tears of war

Driven by distraction

If I could have your attention for just one minute please… if you would… all right, half a minute would…

Man out of time

It’s probably my age, but weird things seem to be happening to time. For one thing, it seems to be…

At sea in the world

OK, fair enough: most actors are narcissistic, insecure, frivolous and a bit camp. But they are not stupid. And while…

When Sam met Sam

Recently, the Welsh actor Rhys Ifans made headlines by walking out of an excruciating interview with the Times. Every actor…

Quiet, please

I have recently had a new grandson. I say this almost as if it were a personal achievement, but grandchildren…

From Burgundy To Bastardy

In the world of wine, a word I deplore because of its overuse is ‘passion’. As in ‘a passion for pinot’.…