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Latest Articles

How I earned my dad stripes and built a zebra crossing

Never have I been so pleased to see a boy racer. It’s July 2019 and I’m standing next to a busy B road in Banbury, Oxfordshire, with an unusual delegation of adults. I say “adults” because it’s school pick-up time, 3pm, and we aren’t with any children. I have invited the local councillor to see how this main road near a school, with no pedestrian crossing, forces parents and children to run across and hope for the best, twice a day...
By Tim Smedley
• The Sunday Times

Let’s talk about the fight club: women who battled their way to the top in theatre

With my hands clasped around her throat, Kate Waters is turning alarmingly red in the face. She flails her arms, seemingly struggling for breath, and I release her from my grip. “That was great,” she says, her cheeks returning to a normal colour. “Just try not to smile.” I’m in the stalls of the Almeida Theatre in north London getting my first lesson in stage combat from Waters, a fight director better known as Kombat Kate. A legend in the industry, she has taught everyone from Adrian Lester in
By Jake Helm
• The Sunday Times

Ash Atalla, producer of The Office: why Ricky Gervais’s joke about my disability isn’t funny any more

Ash Atalla is not used to talking politics. The producer of The Office, The IT Crowd and People Just Do Nothing has won a Primetime Emmy, a Golden Globe, six Baftas, four RTS awards and three British Comedy awards. He’s been driven to win “so that there’s something else associated with me other than being in a wheelchair”, he says carefully. Having caught polio as a baby in Cairo, Atalla has been in a wheelchair all his life. His doctor parents moved to Britain “because the main career for kids
By Jake Helm
• The Sunday Times

The Normal Heart writer Larry Kramer: playwright, activist, nightmare

Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart is one of those rare plays that transcends the theatre as entertainment to become as urgent as the night’s news. The play’s effect on gay men was simultaneously shattering and galvanising. I recall sitting in the stalls at the Albery Theatre in 1986 in an audience in which gay men were massively in the majority, sharing the collective dread when the actor playing Felix gingerly took off his sock to reveal to his lover, Ned Weeks, the first telltale sign of the di
By Jake Helm
• The Sunday Times

Kenneth Branagh on his boyhood flight from the Troubles and new film Belfast

Kenneth Branagh’s childhood ended on a hot August day in 1969. He was eight, in his home town of Belfast. He remembers simple things that afternoon — sunshine, playing in the terraced street, laughter. Then a weird sound. Branagh thought it must be a swarm of bees. He’d never heard anything like it. Next came running, shouting — a frenzied pack of men. There were flames. He ran inside and cowered, terrified, under a table. He remembers asking: “Is it still happening?” This was how the outbreak
By Jake Helm
• The Sunday Times

How to watch BFI London Film Festival: cinemas, channels and highlights

The red carpet for the opening night of the London Film Festival won’t just be rolling out in the capital. About 35 cinemas across the UK — from Sheffield to Inverness, Belfast to Manchester — will also be showing the gala screening of The Harder They Fall, starring Idris Elba. The festival isn’t stopping there as it tries to spread the love of cinema. Ten partner cinemas will take their pick from 16 of the biggest openings this autumn. They are: Broadway Cinema in Nottingham, Chapter in Cardif
By Jake Helm
• The Sunday Times

Photographer Don McCullin picks his most haunting images

Don McCullin is one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. In a career that has spanned more than 60 years he has documented the unemployed, the impoverished and the victims of war, primarily working for The Sunday Times Magazine. In a recent conversation with readers of The Sunday Times and The Times, McCullin picked the finest photographs out of his extensive collection — many of which have taken a mental and, at times, physical toll on the photographer. “I don’t get any freedom f
By Jake Helm
• The Sunday Times

The books that made us: Joan Collins and Maggie O’Farrell reveal all

When and where are you most likely to be found reading? In bed at night, usually in the early hours when I can’t sleep. Or by my swimming pool at my villa in France, which is where I most enjoy it. Which books are on your bedside table? I find real life much more interesting than a novel so you’ll find a biography of Mike Nichols, a biography of the Duchess of Windsor and Rupert Everett’s latest autobiography. Which author’s books do you always devour? Charles Dickens and Peter James, who s
By Jake Helm
• The Sunday Times