Engaged to Sean Penn, nominated for an Oscar – in the Eighties, Elizabeth McGovern looked set to become a Hollywood superstar. So why did Downton Abbey's lady of the manor swap LA for the Chiswick High Road?
He's revived the restless Reggie Perrin on our TV screens, but this unlikely ladykiller and 'luvvie farmer' admits to being smugly satisfied in real life. Rachel Shields meets Martin Clunes.
Opening line "Freedom is an illusion generated by our brain" raises false hopes that Mystery Jets have moved on to weightier topics than fancying the girl next door.
An illegal immigrant was found guilty today of conning Attorney General Baroness Scotland into hiring her as a cleaner.
So you think you're a bit of a whizz behind the wheel? Rob Sharp did – until he had the chance to retake the driving test he passed 12 years ago
For years, her unique brand of comedy has brought belly laughs to a nation of fans. Now, "Dear Fatty", the autobiography of Dawn French has been voted the best audiobook of the year by a panel of experts, who described the work as "pushing boundaries and challenging stereotypes".
Sports presenter Clare Balding said she was "hugely relieved" that her throat cancer treatment had been a success.
Cambridge prove short of power as Dark Blues hold nerve to come from behind
I am a black-plastic convert. It's been a slow process. When I first took over my allotment last autumn I had very different ideas: walking around for the first time with Jane, my new allotment chief, I was proudly shown how she had covered her entire plot in black polypropylene sheeting. "You can buy it from the garden centre up on the A40," she enthused.
The Boat Race once again looks like being a contest of power versus grace. Oxford, a shade under the weight of the heaviest crew on record, bat along through the waves and chuck a lot of water about. Cambridge ride the surface – the substitution of Ryan Monaghan for Shane O'Mara in the stroke seat on Wednesday night has not ruptured their rhythm. This could favour the Dark Blues in calm water and the Light Blues, who are not significantly lighter, in rough conditions over the championship course of four-and-a-quarter miles. They performed a brilliant start in waves yesterday.