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Letter To My Younger Self

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”

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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”

Werner Herzog: “Everything I have done is wonderful”
Film

Werner Herzog: “Everything I have done is wonderful”

Bernard Cornwell: “Television should not be novelists’ ultimate goal”
TV

Bernard Cornwell: “Television should not be novelists’ ultimate goal”

Gurinder Chadha: “Getting my stories out there… It hasn’t been easy”
Film

Gurinder Chadha: “Getting my stories out there… It hasn’t been easy”

Ralf Little: “I’m starting to have this feeling I might never be a father”
TV

Ralf Little: “I’m starting to have this feeling I might never be a father”

Neil Jordan: “I was homeless. The first thing that hits you is the shame”
Film

Neil Jordan: “I was homeless. The first thing that hits you is the shame”

Darren Boyd: “I always felt like an imposter in the comedy world”
Culture

Darren Boyd: “I always felt like an imposter in the comedy world”

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Neil Gaiman: “Stephen King gave me the best piece of advice but I ignored it”
Books

Neil Gaiman: “Stephen King gave me the best piece of advice but I ignored it”

Julie Hesmondhalgh: “My fatal flaw in life? I suffered badly from jealousy”
Culture

Julie Hesmondhalgh: “My fatal flaw in life? I suffered badly from jealousy”

Scott Mills: “My confidence was non-existent when I joined Radio 1”
Radio

Scott Mills: “My confidence was non-existent when I joined Radio 1”

Kris Marshall: “I kept Jane Asher waiting!”
Culture

Kris Marshall: “I kept Jane Asher waiting!”

Katherine Jenkins: “My dad died when I was 15. He was the driving force”
Music

Katherine Jenkins: “My dad died when I was 15. He was the driving force”

Mo Farah interview: “I never saw myself as a different colour”
News

Mo Farah interview: “I never saw myself as a different colour”

Martha Reeves: “I still feel like I haven’t reached the top of my talent”
Music

Martha Reeves: “I still feel like I haven’t reached the top of my talent”

Rosamund Pike: If you grew up without money your attitude to it never changes
TV

Rosamund Pike: If you grew up without money your attitude to it never changes

Carl Cox: “Maybe I wasn’t supposed to have children. But never say never”
Music

Carl Cox: “Maybe I wasn’t supposed to have children. But never say never”

Craig David: “I was the Robin Hood of fast food”
Music

Craig David: “I was the Robin Hood of fast food”

George Takei: “My closet years were tortuous – the constant fear of exposure”
TV

George Takei: “My closet years were tortuous – the constant fear of exposure”

Grayson Perry: “The Daily Mail facilitated my sexual fetish!”
Art

Grayson Perry: “The Daily Mail facilitated my sexual fetish!”

Jo Brand: “My dad knocked out a couple of my boyfriends”
TV

Jo Brand: “My dad knocked out a couple of my boyfriends”

Petula Clark: “I’d be lynched if I didn’t sing Downtown”
Music

Petula Clark: “I’d be lynched if I didn’t sing Downtown”

Ed Balls: “I was a studious beanpole”
Politics

Ed Balls: “I was a studious beanpole”

Yann Martel: “I wish I hadn’t been so middle-class in my choices”
Books

Yann Martel: “I wish I hadn’t been so middle-class in my choices”

Matt Berry: “I did the right thing never getting a proper job”
TV

Matt Berry: “I did the right thing never getting a proper job”