Tag : biography

“Kindness is magic”: why we can all take inspiration from Ricky Gervais

6 months ago / 0 comments

It goes without saying that Ricky Gervais is a controversial character. The world of showbiz was offended by his “insulting” comedy when he hosted the Golden Globesfour times between 2010 and 2016. Without getting into a debate on the nature of free speech, I would like to focus on Gervais’ … Read More

Khaled Hosseini: Playing With Kites Under A Thousand Splendid Suns

3 years ago / 0 comments

Afghanistan, March 4th 1965. Just when the country was being converted into a constitutional monarchy, setting off the first sparks of a long period of political turmoil, in its capital Kabul a man was born who later became a literary symbol of Afghan culture during the war of 1978. Khaled … Read More

Waris Hussein: Groundbreaking Director

3 years ago / 0 comments

Moving from India to the UK at the age of just nine, no one could have predicted that Lucklow born Waris Hussein (1938-present) would have gone on to have such a successful and arguably ground-breaking career as a television and film director. There’s no denying that from the out set, … Read More

Verity Lambert: A Life in Time and Space

3 years ago / 0 comments

With a history of over 50 years, Doctor Who is a firm favourite in many households up and down the UK. Captivating the minds of the young and old alike, the celebrity appearances, explorative storylines and cult blue phonebox have made it a significant part of British popular culture. With … Read More

Film | The Invisible Woman – Dickens' secret love affair comes to light

5 years ago / 0 comments

Image: BBC Films 4/5 Stars Adapted from Claire Tomalin’s book of the same name, The Invisible Woman is an engrossing depiction of the life of Nelly Ternan, a shadowy figure who was Dickens’ secret love and who became an integral part of his life, despite being kept a profound secret … Read More