Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

Sir Ronald Harwood, Oscar-winning scriptwriter for The Pianist, dies at 85 | Ronald Harwood | The Guardian

Sir Ronald Harwood, the playwright and screenwriter best known for The Dresser and his Oscar-winning script for The Pianist, has died aged 85. Harwood, who also wrote several books and … Continue reading


Roy Hudd obituary

‘In 1958 Hudd’s agent, Morris Aza, suggested he audition for Launcelot Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice. As Hudd later explained: “Morris said, ‘In about three or four years variety … Continue reading


Carrie Hope Fletcher | singer, author and actor| interview

Her CV boasts stints in big-name West End productions and her vlogs attract a huge following, but the multi-talented performer, author and internet star tells Mark Bonington her upcoming show … Continue reading

03/29/2018 · 2 Comments

“He simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world.” – Art of Quotation

“He simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world.” — Family of Gene Wilder on why he kept his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s from the world. Wilder … Continue reading

01/13/2017 · 1 Comment


I was not sure what to expect when I turned up to this event at The Institute of Psychoanalysis. Was the celebrated children’s author and poet Michael Rosen – the … Continue reading

12/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Wanting the Moon – The Bread & Roses Theatre

*First London Theatrical Run* If I really had a free hand I’d wish to broadcast on my hundredth birthday,  fly round the world…Oh, I forgot — I have often wanted … Continue reading

09/11/2016 · Leave a comment

People : Nick Darke Cornish Playwright …… Cornwall In A Different Light

Originally posted on stuartshieldgardendesign:
Nick Darke born Nicholas Temperley Watson Darke (29 August 1948 – 10 June 2005) was an Cornish playwright and writer, poet, lobster fisherman, environmentalist, beachcomber, politician,…

06/09/2015 · Leave a comment

People : W Somerset Maugham, Playwright, Author, Mr Short Story Perhaps The Most Famous Ambulance Driver Ever….

Originally posted on stuartshieldgardendesign:
William Somerset Maugham (25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of…

11/08/2014 · Leave a comment