Viola won the best supporting actress Oscar for playing Rose, the beleaguered wife of Denzel Washington, in ‘Fences’.

  • Viola's Triple Crown 10 Mar 17

    Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons – the list of actors who have won the prestigious Triple Crown of Acting is a veritable Who’s Who of the industry’s greatest talents. The... Read More

  • Classroom Conundrum 24 Feb 17

    As anyone who has ever booked a summer holiday knows, prices soar the minute schools break up. The same is true for Christmas, Easter, and half term. Nor is it a question of just a couple of pounds... Read More

  • The Maverick Medic 10 Feb 17

    It’s 1955, and a seven year old boy from a council estate in Scunthorpe is sitting in front of his brand new television, mesmerised by a programme about surgery called Your Life In Their Hands... Read More

  • Word To The Weisz 27 Jan 17

    Historical, fact-based drama is the kind of genre that demands a steady hand – one where production, direction and acting must aim for a sweet spot in order to convey those facts as authentically as... Read More

  • Seeing In The Silver Age 27 Jan 17

    Britain is getting older. Thanks to falling birth rates, smaller families, improved healthcare and better living standards, we’re going grey. It’s not as significant here as in, say, Japan, but... Read More

  • Dan's Beastly Side 30 Dec 16

    Amid an alarming trend towards modern takes on films that don’t need them, there are some gems that simply shine too brightly to ignore. Enter Disney’s forthcoming live-action remake of the 1991... Read More

  • Simply Ear-resistible 9 Dec 16

    “He’s given me an identity, a purpose and made me complete.” No, it’s not a quote from the latest rom com or a line from a current love song, but something far more... Read More

  • Chorleywood Remembers 26 Nov 16

    It’s the legacy of the unspeakable horror of the First World War that one hundred years later we still commemorate its Armistice every November. It was the ‘war to end all wars’ in which... Read More

  • Rock On … And On 25 Nov 16

    As a founding member of one of Britain’s most long-lived and successful rock bands, Francis Rossi could be forgiven for having a ready-made, cliché-filled answer as to why they are still filling... Read More

  • It's A String Thing 25 Nov 16

    Internationally recognised as one of today’s leading classical violinists, the brilliantly effervescent Tasmin Little, 51, is at home in concert halls on every continent. She’s been awarded an... Read More

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