Born Plucky

Thomas Dunford, a teenage rockstar of the lute

Perverse Talent

Like a lot of the most interesting work now, Benedikt Hipp’s paintings are a fusion between figuration and abstraction. There’s…

Bagsy books

Maria comes from a very old family of bookbinders. The bookbindery is in her family’s house, the Palazzo Marigliano in Naples.…

Jack Huston

When I first met Jack I was struck that he looks like a Huston (he’s the nephew of Anjelica Huston…

Angel blue

Angel Blue has got a sensational story. A lot of the people we feature on the South Bank Show are not…

One to Watch: Nickolas Butler

I took Shotgun Lovesongs with me to Florida after the Oscars last year, with no intention of actually reading it.…

One to Watch: Lara Pulver

I first met Lara on video, and Mark Gatiss thought she was naked. It sounds worse than it was. This…

Paul Hood

Paul works extremely hard. In this industry, you only get out what you put in. If you work at a…

Marc Hagan-Guirey

I’ve known Marc Hagan-Guirey, through his partner, for two or three years. I used to go to their house and…

Anton Alvarez

Creativity and innovation are the defining characteristics of a good designer, an ability to think laterally and create inspired solutions to the…

Hayley Atwell

I love actors. My last novel, Waiting for Sunrise, features an actor so I’m deeply curious about the profession and…

William Welstead

I’ve known William Welstead ever since he started out as a jeweller about 15 years ago. He’d become interested in…

Hannah Peel

Hannah Peel is a northern irish singer songwriter. She is listed under ‘alternative’. She describes her music as ‘wonky folk-pop’.…

Chris Lilley

The first thing I like about Chris Lilley is his name. He’s not a Jimmy, or a Billy, or even…