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Netflix was wrong to fire Kevin Spacey

5 November 2017 15:10

Being, as ever, years late to the party, my wife and I were only midway through season one of House…

Sir Peter Hall (1930–2017) on Harold Pinter, actors and making love

12 September 2017 10:48

Sir Peter Hall has died at the age of 86. He spoke to The Spectator in 2009: Even at 78 and…

Books Podcast: Charlotte Rampling

30 March 2017 10:25

A few years ago, Charlotte Rampling signed a contract to write her autobiography – and then, the project not long…

Blunt is right. Being posh in the arts is career suicide

20 January 2015 14:55

Yesterday saw Labour’s shadow minister for the arts, Chris Bryant MP, amusingly and justly savaged by the pop star James Blunt…

Televising theatre and opera will not attract new audiences. It will repel them

28 March 2014 16:52

Always try to get the worst seats for the opera. Upper circle. Foyer. Toilet. The nearest bus stop. The further…

Quentin Tarantino speaks

21 June 2013 13:20

Quentin Tarantino has responded to allegations in this week’s edition of Spectator Life. In the cover feature, Diane Kruger claimed…

Chin chin, my dear friend

2 April 2013 12:05

It was a heavy weekend for actor Richard E Grant. Toasting the life of his old friend and Withnail and I…

Shelf Life: Tamsin Greig

18 July 2012 18:10

Tamsin Greig is so busy at the moment that Debbie Aldridge, the character she plays in The Archers, has to…