Robert Gore-Langton

Fasten your seatbelts: Bette Davis in her dressing room during the filming of All About Eve

All About Eve was all about bitching – off-screen as well as on

26 January 2019 9:00 am

In 1950, Bette Davis had a string of recent flops behind her. She was 41, married to an embarrassing twerp…

Ira Aldridge as Othello, painted in 1826 by James Northcote

Moor and more

31 August 2017 1:00 pm

In 1824 an ambitious teenage actor fled to England from his native New York where he had been beaten up…

Tail-end Terry

18 March 2017 9:00 am

It is often said that Terence Rattigan’s ‘thing’ was his homosexuality and that his disguising of it coloured everything he…

The way we were: Dame Peggy Ashcroft as Queen Margaret, with Donald Sinden and cast members, in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Wars of the Roses’, Stratford, 1963

All white on the night

3 September 2015 1:00 pm

Shakespeare’s ‘Wars of the Roses’ will have no ethnic minority actors in the cast when the shows (two Henry VI…

Tides of wealth: Polzeath beach

North Cornwall

9 July 2015 1:00 pm

In a documentary filmed at the end of his life, Sir John Betjeman, who lived in the village of Trebetherick…