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Jasper Rees

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Jasper has written about the arts, books, the media and sport for many broadsheets and magazines. He currently writes for the Telegraph and the Spectator. In the 1990s he also wrote about football for The Independent on Sunday. He is the author of I Found My Horn and co-author of the play of the same name. Bred of Heaven, his book on Wales and Welshness, was published in August 2011 and read on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week. His latest book is a biography of Florence Foster Jenkins

Articles By Jasper Rees

Ian Holm, British film's best supporting actor

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Larry Kramer: 'I think anger is a wonderful useful emotion'

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Elizabeth Kay: Seven Lies review - can big-money debut match the hype?

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Remembering John Prine, one of the great American singer-songwriters

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Roy Hudd: 'I was just trying to make 'em laugh'

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Country Music by Ken Burns, BBC Four review - grand history of fiddlers on the hoof

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'By the end I’d lost me': Joe Simpson, mountaineer and writer - interview

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World on Fire, BBC One, series finale review - may this fine war drama fight on

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Tim Minchin, Eventim Apollo review - fabulous triumph of rhyme and reason

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The Capture, BBC One, series finale review - nimble drama alive with twists

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Al Alvarez: 'If I drop dead this minute, I’ve had a ter­rific time'

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Gentleman Jack, BBC One, series finale review - Anne Lister weds with pride

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Franco Zeffirelli: 'I had this feeling that I was special'

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Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City, Netflix, review - sex and dope soap is back in San Francisco

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Hatton Garden, ITV review - ancient burglars bore again

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Mum, BBC Two, series 3 review - welcome last hurrah for adult family sitcom

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My Rembrandt review - hard cash and hubris

In the gloomy splendour of Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfriesshire, the 10th Duke of Buccleuch gazes up at...

Album: Bright Eyes - Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once...

During the first decade of this century Conor Oberst was critically anointed as a successor to the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Leonard...

Babyteeth review - teenage love and terminal illness in the...

Babyteeth gets off to a terrific start. A semi-naked, manic Moses (Toby Wallace, full of scabby charisma) almost pushes 15-year-old Milla...

Mandy, BBC2 review - Diane Morgan's new creation

Mandy started life in the Comedy Shorts season last year, and has now been given a six-part series. Diane Morgan, who has a...

Project Power - so-so attempt to reinvent the superhero genr...

What if there was a pill you could pop that gave you superpowers? The only catch is that, while it might make you invisible or...

Cara Dillon Live at Cooper Hall, YouTube review - a warm Iri...

Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman were bringing it all back home when they performed their first live stream concert from Cooper Hall, in Frome,...

Spree review - a wild ride through social media madness

Allergic to that word “influencer”? Afraid that social...

Album: Burna Boy - Twice as Tall

There’ve been plenty of global breakout successes from Nigeria...

Theatre Unlocked 4: Shows in concert and a contemporary clas...

After months spent sifting amongst the virtual, I'm pleased to report that live performance looks to be on the (socially distanced) rebound. The...