Gary Kemp is enjoying a comeback. He talks to Michael Hann about pop, the Pre-Raphaelites, politics and playing Pinter
For all his commercial success, Ennio Morricone is a modernist of uncompromising seriousness, as Richard Bratby finds out
Brett Anderson talks to Michael Hann about fame, fear and hitting 50
Michael Hann talks to the critically acclaimed musician who has been trying (and failing) to become a pop star since 1979
Lloyd Evans talks to Barry Humphries about Brexit, transgender ‘rat-baggery’ and pre-cataclysmic art
Zora Neale Hurston, the African-American novelist-ethnographer, was a luminary of the New Negro Movement, later renamed by American scholars the…
On stage Roger Allam has covered pretty much everything in his four decades as an actor. Off it, he is a fully paid-up member of the human race, as Michael Henderson discovers
Pete Waterman tells Michael Hann how to make a hit record
Mary Wakefield talks to the director Brett Morgen, whose film about Jane Goodall tells a remarkable love story
Will Damian Thompson make it out of the room without asking the composer Nico Muhly the Wrong Question?
Randy Newman tells Michael Hann that he wouldn’t get away with his more troubling songs nowadays
Legendary French documentary maker Claude Lanzmann finally turns the camera on himself. He talks to Tobias Grey about a lusty, youthful adventure in North Korea
New York photographer Marvin E. Newman has had to wait until the age of 89 for his artistry to be recognised. Laura Gascoigne spoke to him
Misogynist or feminist? Tobias Grey enters the murky world of controversial director Paul Verhoeven
Stand-up comedian John Bishop tells Matthew Stadlen about the depression that triggered his career
For better or worse, we live in the age of the talking composer. Some talk well, some badly, a few…
Michael Gove inspires irrational hatred among my fellow children’s authors. After interviewing him, I can finally see why
At 85, the film director Nicolas Roeg is pleased to see the critics catching up with him
Former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe on Che, Noam Chomsky, giving up drink and being ‘frighteningly thorough’
The actress Emily Blunt on coping with fame and not speaking American
Like his contemporary and fellow Yorkshireman, Alan Bennett, whom he slightly resembles physically, David Hockney has been loved and admired…
Here in HMV on London’s Oxford Street, three comedians are signing autographs.
When is a country-house opera not a country-house opera? When it no longer has a country house attached. This is what is about to happen to Garsington Opera, which is moving, lock, stock, barrel and picnic basket, from the exquisitely planned and intimate gardens of the Bloomsbury-redolent Garsington Manor near Oxford to the wide-open rolling hills of the Wormsley Estate in nearby Buckinghamshire.
Andrew Lambirth talks to the artist Keith Coventry about drawing inspiration from Sickert, Churchill and Ladybird Books
Without warning, Tomas Alfredson jumps up and starts wading about the room like a water bird treading over lily pads.