Celebrity and Character Interviews

Over the years I’ve interviewed many characters and celebrities – entertainment stars, sportsmen and women, writers, entrepreneurs, politicians, admirable people, interesting people, funny people. Here’s a collection of a few of my favourites. Clicking on the names takes you directly to the article, sometimes at another website, sometimes within this blog. More will follow as I retrieve them from my files.

Actor Timothy Spall 

Actor and comedian Brian Conley

Author Colin Dexter

Author, playwright and raconteur Sir John Mortimer

Author and artist Roma Tearne

Bodley’s Librarian Sarah Thomas

Chef and Restaurateur Antony Worrall Thompson

Entertainer Julian Clary

Entertainer Val Doonican

Entrepreneur, Chairman and Chief Executive of Prodrive, non-executive chairman of Aston Martin David Richards

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley

Film-maker and author Hannah Rothschild

Four-times Olympic Gold Rower Sir Matthew Pinsent

Four-times Olympic Gold Yachtsman Ben Ainslie

Historian Dan Snow

Interior Designer Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill

Master of the Rolls Sir Anthony Clarke

Olympic Gold Yachtswoman Sarah Ayton

Politician, former MP and Mayor of London Boris Johnson

Politician, The last Governor of Hong Kong, the University of Oxford Chancellor Chris Patten

Politician and House of Commons Speaker John Bercow

Racehorse Trainer Nicky Henderson

Round-the-World Yachtsman Mike Perham

Round-the-World Yachtswoman Dee Caffari

Television presenter Fern Britton

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