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Letter To My Younger Self

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”

Harriet Harman: “I’m gutted there’s been no female Labour Prime Minister”
Politics

Harriet Harman: “I’m gutted there’s been no female Labour Prime Minister”

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”

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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”

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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”

Julie Walters: “Somebody tried to abduct me when I was a child”
TV

Julie Walters: “Somebody tried to abduct me when I was a child”

Jessica Hynes: “I would tell my younger self to chill out”
TV

Jessica Hynes: “I would tell my younger self to chill out”

Edwyn Collins: “I was too frightened to listen to music”
Music

Edwyn Collins: “I was too frightened to listen to music”

Frederick Forsyth: “They put a price on my head, so I had to get out”
Books

Frederick Forsyth: “They put a price on my head, so I had to get out”

Ade Adepitan: “My dad banned me from watching disability sport on TV”
TV

Ade Adepitan: “My dad banned me from watching disability sport on TV”

Malcolm Rifkind: “Putin has banned me from Russia. It’s a badge of pride”
Culture

Malcolm Rifkind: “Putin has banned me from Russia. It’s a badge of pride”

Ross Noble: “I considered living in the wild. I researched eating snails”
TV

Ross Noble: “I considered living in the wild. I researched eating snails”

John Barrowman interview: “I wouldn’t say no to having children”
TV

John Barrowman interview: “I wouldn’t say no to having children”

Arianna Huffington: ‘I have let myself fail many times’
Culture

Arianna Huffington: ‘I have let myself fail many times’

Joanna Lumley: “I have always loved getting older, so being 70 is fabulous”
TV

Joanna Lumley: “I have always loved getting older, so being 70 is fabulous”

Jimmy Osmond: “Losing all our money was the best thing to ever happen to us”
Music

Jimmy Osmond: “Losing all our money was the best thing to ever happen to us”

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