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  • Netflix’s The Crown has a new Queen: meet Viola Prettejohn

    Interview: we meet Viola Prettejohn, the fourth and final actor to portray the Queen on The Crown when it returns to Netflix on 14th December Growing up, Viola Prettejohn’s grandparents had the same old royal calendar positioned on their kitchen wall year after year. In 2013, when she was ten, her parents took her to…

  • The Witches, National Theatre, review: Thigh-slapping fun

    The Witches theatre show, review and star rating: ★★★★ Christmas shows are big money, especially for an allegedly cash-strapped National Theatre. So how does this year’s punt on a family friendly spectacle fare? Better than last year’s Hex is the short answer. Roald Dahl’s The Witches is particularly macabre, even for a writer whose speciality…

  • Maestro: Bradley Cooper shines in Leonard Bernstein biopic

    Considering he began his career in knockaround comedy, Bradley Cooper has had quite the glow-up, developing into an actor-director who’s a regular fixture of Oscar season. His new film, Maestro, is out to prove that the success of his directorial debut (2018’s A Star Is Born) was no fluke.  Cooper directs and stars in this…

  • Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro returns to Barbican: director interview

    The blockbuster production of My Neighbour Totoro returns to the Barbican this month after receiving rapturous reviews  last year. We caught up with director Phelim McDermott to ask what’s new. How was it returning to Totoro? It’s strange – the first time round you don’t know what you’ve got, you just hope it’s good. There’s…

  • Dovetale at 1 Hotel Mayfair: Tom Sellers is back

    Dovetale arrived this summer to suspiciously little fanfare. You would think a new venture by the two-Michelin-star chef behind Restaurant Story, a place that a decade ago took the London fine dining scene by the scruff of the neck and gave it a good shake, would be the talk of the town. There is, appropriately,…

  • Eileen film review: Odd but addictive Anne Hathaway thriller

    Eileen film review and star rating: ★★★★ Eileen is an odd proposition. It’s kind of like two films squashed together, meaning it needs more time to percolate than something with a more conventional structure. But that’s what makes it interesting: you keep watching because you’re positive that this incredibly slow-burning crescendo is eventually going to…

  • Eileen star Thomasin McKenzie: What Anne Hathaway taught me

    Eileen star Thomasin McKenzie tells City A.M. why London still beats New Zealand, how she looks after her mental health when working on dark projects and what Anne Hathaway taught her Thomasin McKenzie’s performances have, until now, preceded her name. The New Zealander had memorable supporting turns in Jojo Rabbit, The Power of the Dog…

  • Shane MacGowan dead at 65: We remember The Pogues singer

    The first time I visited Dublin I had what might just be the most Dublin experience imaginable. I was at the cinema and there was a low-key scuffle: a man was being thrown out for smoking. More specifically, he was being thrown out for refusing to stop smoking even after being politely asked, which seemed…

  • 5 incredible bottles of champagne to pop at Christmas dinner

    Christmas is nothing without the right bubbles to pop around the festive turkey: here are five types of champagne that seriously suit festive drinking. Here’s to the season of goodwill, and good wine, too. THE CLASSIC ONE Bollinger PN AYC 18 £87 BERRY BROS & RUDD Bollinger is an icon. Creating richly expressive wines for…