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

Golden Globe Awards 2016: The Revenant tops Spotlight

As had been widely predicted, Leonardo DiCaprio walked away from the Golden Globes in Los Angeles last night clutching the award for Best Actor in a Drama. Less expected, however, was that his film The Revenant would be picked as the year’s Best Motion Picture Drama, stealing a march on the bookie’s favourite, Spotlight, which left empty-handed.

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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.