Tim Walker

Tim Walker is The Independent’s Los Angeles correspondent, covering entertainment and other concerns from the West Coast of the US. He was previously a features writer and the editor of the paper’s diary column. His first novel, Completion, was published in 2014.

Whatever happened to Nurse Ratched?

It was 40 years ago that Louise Fletcher came from nowhere to win the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of the terrifying Nurse Ratched in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’. How did she do it? And what’s happened to her since? Tim Walker visited her at her home in Los Angeles to find out

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Bill Cosby: The rise and fall of 'America’s Dad'

At the peak of his fame, Bill Cosby was considered a paragon of virtue – and a major contributor to racial progress in the US. But as his celebrated career comes to a close, the 78-year-old comedian seems destined to end it a pariah.