The 'Britain's Got Talent' winner has declined to star as herself in the film
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Monday 22 March 2010
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Sunday 07 February 2010
Thursday 10 December 2009
Last week Jane and I were invited to a read-through of the play based on my book Tales of the Country. Jane especially went with trepidation. She doesn't mind me opening our lives to public scrutiny in a weekly newspaper column, or even in a couple of books, but a play's a slightly different matter. At least until now it's been my own interpretation of our family life, not a playwright's, and we don't sit there while people read about us, listening to their reactions. What's it going to be like in a theatre, with actors pretending to be me and her and even the children, metropolitan émigrés grappling with life in rural Herefordshire?
Friday 04 September 2009
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Saturday 20 December 2008
Saturday 25 October 2008
Friday 08 August 2008
This episode in the life of Harry Houdini has plenty going for it – Guy Pearce as the celebrated escapologist, Timothy Spall as his manager, Gillian Armstrong directing – and its 1920s Edinburgh setting offers a Gothic intrigue.
Thursday 24 July 2008
Monday 30 June 2008
Thursday 07 February 2008
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