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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

Leslie Phillips: 'I can be recognised by my voice alone'

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'The first thing I do when I wake up is write.' Hilary Mantel, 1952-2022

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10cc, London Palladium review - still firing rubber bullets 50 years on

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William Hurt, great Hollywood contrarian, has died at 71

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The Men They Couldn't Hang, Powerhaus Camden review - raucous farewell to the fallen

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Antony Sher: 'I discovered I could be other people'

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Remembering Henry Woolf, Harold Pinter's oldest friend

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Helen McCrory: 'If there's one interesting thing about acting it's trying to lose your ego'

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'I loved being a dresser': Sir Ronald Harwood, Oscar-winning writer, dies at 85

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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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