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Letter To My Younger Self

Julie Walters: “Somebody tried to abduct me when I was a child”
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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”
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Ross Noble: “I considered living in the wild. I researched eating snails”

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

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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”

Paul Giamatti: “Acting is harder than I thought it would be”
Film

Paul Giamatti: “Acting is harder than I thought it would be”

Gene Simmons interview: “My mother saw her mother walk into the gas chambers”
Music

Gene Simmons interview: “My mother saw her mother walk into the gas chambers”

Salman Rushdie: “My son’s whole childhood was shaped by the fatwa”
Books

Salman Rushdie: “My son’s whole childhood was shaped by the fatwa”

David Haye interview: “I don’t want my son to be a boxer”
News

David Haye interview: “I don’t want my son to be a boxer”

James Naughtie: “People’s capacity to survive is the most thrilling thing”
Culture

James Naughtie: “People’s capacity to survive is the most thrilling thing”

Geoffrey Rush: “I foolishly thought I wanted to be an astronomer”
Film

Geoffrey Rush: “I foolishly thought I wanted to be an astronomer”

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Laurie Anderson: “I didn’t love my mother – but I did admire her”
TV

Laurie Anderson: “I didn’t love my mother – but I did admire her”

Cyndi Lauper: “I did crazy things to scare people”
Music

Cyndi Lauper: “I did crazy things to scare people”

Rufus Wainwright: “My dad was tremendously jealous of me”
Music

Rufus Wainwright: “My dad was tremendously jealous of me”

George Galloway: “In terms of my personal life, I have lots of regrets”
Politics

George Galloway: “In terms of my personal life, I have lots of regrets”

Julian Fellowes: “I proposed to my wife 20 minutes after we met”
Politics

Julian Fellowes: “I proposed to my wife 20 minutes after we met”

Paul Merton: “I wanted my dad to be a hero, but he was very distant”
Culture

Paul Merton: “I wanted my dad to be a hero, but he was very distant”

Ken Livingstone: “My mum didn’t think anyone would marry me”
Politics

Ken Livingstone: “My mum didn’t think anyone would marry me”

Sue Johnston: “I toured with The Rolling Stones. That was quite a week!”
Music

Sue Johnston: “I toured with The Rolling Stones. That was quite a week!”

Charles Dance: “The BBC would have pulled the plug on Game of Thrones”
TV

Charles Dance: “The BBC would have pulled the plug on Game of Thrones”

Tom Hollander interview: “I’ve never got over being bullied”
TV

Tom Hollander interview: “I’ve never got over being bullied”

Gabby Logan interview: “I never wanted to be famous…”
TV

Gabby Logan interview: “I never wanted to be famous…”

MacKenzie Crook: “At 16 I I had no chance of getting a girlfriend”
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MacKenzie Crook: “At 16 I I had no chance of getting a girlfriend”

Clarke Peters: “I don’t feel safe walking or driving in the States”
TV

Clarke Peters: “I don’t feel safe walking or driving in the States”

Jools Holland: “I was always a bit of a show-off”
Music

Jools Holland: “I was always a bit of a show-off”

Roger Allam: “The arts have become elitist”
TV

Roger Allam: “The arts have become elitist”

Jimmy Carr: “My mum showed me the power of comedy. I owe her everything”
TV

Jimmy Carr: “My mum showed me the power of comedy. I owe her everything”

Roger Waters: I’m happier when it’s accepted that I’m the leader of the band
Music

Roger Waters: I’m happier when it’s accepted that I’m the leader of the band