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Letter To My Younger Self

Nile Rodgers: “I’m going through the toughest period of my life right now”
Music

Nile Rodgers: “I’m going through the toughest period of my life right now”

Frank Bruno: “I saw things I shouldn’t have seen”
News

Frank Bruno: “I saw things I shouldn’t have seen”

Tim Peake: “Asking a girl out is more frightening than going into space”
News

Tim Peake: “Asking a girl out is more frightening than going into space”

Susan Calman: “On stage I’m the person I wish I could be in real life”
Culture

Susan Calman: “On stage I’m the person I wish I could be in real life”

Sean Hughes: “When people have no faith in me that’s when I’m at my best”
Culture

Sean Hughes: “When people have no faith in me that’s when I’m at my best”

Dawn French: “I was jealous of Jennifer’s Ab Fab success”
Culture

Dawn French: “I was jealous of Jennifer’s Ab Fab success”

Matt Lucas: “Little Britain was cruel”
Culture

Matt Lucas: “Little Britain was cruel”

Sherilyn Fenn: “In America, we are so confused about sexuality”
TV

Sherilyn Fenn: “In America, we are so confused about sexuality”

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Dennis Skinner: “I think the BBC decided to stop putting me on TV”
Politics

Dennis Skinner: “I think the BBC decided to stop putting me on TV”

Robert Webb: “Men are embarrassed about even the best emotions”
TV

Robert Webb: “Men are embarrassed about even the best emotions”

John Simpson: “Saddam Hussein was not an easy man to make jokes with”
Politics

John Simpson: “Saddam Hussein was not an easy man to make jokes with”

Cormac Murphy-O’Connor: “I made my choice and I’ve tried to live it through”
News

Cormac Murphy-O’Connor: “I made my choice and I’ve tried to live it through”

Shania Twain: “It was the most difficult period of my life…”
Music

Shania Twain: “It was the most difficult period of my life…”

Chris Patten: “Conservative Party being undermined by English nationalism”
Politics

Chris Patten: “Conservative Party being undermined by English nationalism”

Randy Newman: “America is taking backwards steps”
Music

Randy Newman: “America is taking backwards steps”

Eddie Izzard: “I reclaimed the word ‘transvestite'”
Culture

Eddie Izzard: “I reclaimed the word ‘transvestite'”

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Trevor Nunn: “That image has haunted me my whole life”
Culture

Trevor Nunn: “That image has haunted me my whole life”

Vince Cable: “l was always in the wrong place at the wrong time”
Politics

Vince Cable: “l was always in the wrong place at the wrong time”

Mary J Blige: “My rebelliousness really messed up my education”
Music

Mary J Blige: “My rebelliousness really messed up my education”

Judy Murray: “I find the criticism of me upsetting…”
News

Judy Murray: “I find the criticism of me upsetting…”

Adrian Lester: The fight against discrimination in the film industry
TV

Adrian Lester: The fight against discrimination in the film industry

Nick Clegg: “What I regret most is supporting military action in Libya”
Politics

Nick Clegg: “What I regret most is supporting military action in Libya”

Hank Marvin: “Cliff Richard has great strength of character”
Music

Hank Marvin: “Cliff Richard has great strength of character”

Anne Reid: “I regret going to Rada”
TV

Anne Reid: “I regret going to Rada”

Sir Roger Moore: “Looking back, I’ve been very lucky”
Film

Sir Roger Moore: “Looking back, I’ve been very lucky”

Graham Linehan: “I think Father Ted changed Irish society”
TV

Graham Linehan: “I think Father Ted changed Irish society”

Ian McShane: “I had free further education under socialism”
TV

Ian McShane: “I had free further education under socialism”

Dennis Quaid: “Cocaine is a way of telling you you’re making too much money”
Film

Dennis Quaid: “Cocaine is a way of telling you you’re making too much money”

Julian Barratt: “I’m interested in communicating a pompous person”
Music

Julian Barratt: “I’m interested in communicating a pompous person”

Thurston Moore: “I have complete trust in the affairs of my heart”
Music

Thurston Moore: “I have complete trust in the affairs of my heart”

Keeley Hawes: “I felt very out of place. A bit of an ugly duckling thing”
TV

Keeley Hawes: “I felt very out of place. A bit of an ugly duckling thing”

Cornelia Parker: “I try to see the best in situations, even violence and war”
Art

Cornelia Parker: “I try to see the best in situations, even violence and war”

Alan Arkin: “When did I finally come to peace with myself? About a week ago”
Film

Alan Arkin: “When did I finally come to peace with myself? About a week ago”

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