Alice Jones

Alice Jones is Deputy Arts Editor of The Independent.

Frank Skinner's nightmare is great fun for us

Frank Skinner has a recurring dream in which he is standing on stage in front of an audience and has absolutely nothing to say to them. On Monday, that dream (nightmare?) came true. 

Sian Gibson: From call centre worker to Peter Kay's Car Share

A call from her old university friend Peter Kay saw Sian Gibson go from answering phones to starring as Kayleigh in his latest hit comedy. In her first interview, she tells Alice Jones about hanging out with Kay, her new sitcom role with Catherine Tate – and why she still can't take herself seriously

Understudies in the limelight: Going from standby to star

When Kim Cattrall was forced to drop out of 'Linda' at the Royal Court, her replacement, Noma Dumezweni, stepped up to save the day and became an overnight sensation. But does the sparkle ever last beyond the next morning's headlines? 

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