Nick Clark

Nick Clark is the arts correspondent of The Independent. He joined the newspaper in June 2007, initially reporting on the stock markets. He has covered beats including the City, and technology, media and telecoms and made the switch to arts in December 2011. He has also contributed articles to the sports section.

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Alex Salmond, top left, sitting behing David Cameron, bottom right, at Wimbledon

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond says David Cameron is running scared over referendum as Andy Murray slams Saltire stunt

Alex Salmond said he was surprised by Barack Obama’s support for Scotland remaining part of the UK, claiming it showed how alarmed David Cameron is at the prospect of losing the referendum.

The arrests have prompted calls to push through a code of conduct to prevent confusion over performing on the capital’s streets

London busking arrests lead to calls for code of conduct

The “heavy-handed” arrest of four buskers in London has prompted calls to push through a code of conduct to be introduced to prevent confusion over performing on the capital’s streets.

Burns specialists scrutinised the mental and physical health of Scotland’s bard

Was Robert Burns' infamous 'blue devilism' a sign of bipolar disorder?

Robert Burns, one of Scotland’s most important literary figures, wrote of his mood swings and melancholia as “blue devilism”. Today, experts suggest it might be diagnosed as bipolar disorder.

Gillian Flynn on Hamlet: 'What slightly cheeky writer wouldn’t be tempted to reimagine it?'

Though this be madness... Hamlet to be given thriller twist

The author of the bestselling thriller novel Gone Girl is to retell the story of Hamlet, saying she had “long been fascinated” by the play’s themes of murder, betrayal and revenge.

Members of the cast of a new touring production of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' perform at the Globe theatre in London

Just one actor in 50 makes more than £20,000 per year, survey shows

Britain’s wealth of acting talent was celebrated this month at the TV Baftas in a glitzy ceremony at a time while the country continues to provide a stream of actors for some of America’s biggest films and television shows.

David Tennant is seen as a BBC favourite

Equity slams BBC for 'failing to cast unknown actors’

The BBC has been accused of failing to give lesser-known actors the chance to star in its dramas because roles are being filtered “through selected agents”.

DJ Sara Cox, left, said of Pitbull:

Sara Cox takes on rapper Pitbull: He ‘makes my soul weep with the way he sings about women’

DJ adds voice to growing concerns over sexism in pop

Green Party chief Natalie Bennett had hoped to win six seats

European elections 2014: Green MEPs now outnumber Lib Dems

The Green Party was celebrating “overturning the odds” to push the Liberal Democrats into fifth place in the European elections.

Firefighters survey the wreckage after the fire

Glasgow School of Art fire: Full damage of blaze at Rennie Mackintosh building revealed

The priceless Mackintosh Library has been destroyed, but there is hope for the rest of the city's unique School of Art
Helen Mirren in The Audience by Peter Morgan

The Queen to get the Netflix treatment with new royal drama 'The Crown'

Peter Morgan has brought the Queen to the big screen and the West End stage, now the writer is to bring the monarch online, in a £100 million series covering her 60-year reign.

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