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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

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review - artery-furring whimsy

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Milos Forman: 'The less you know about yourself, the happier you are'

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Lifeline, Channel 4 review - Spanish sci-fi drama on speed

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Arcade Fire, Wembley Arena review - sensational spectacle

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Law and Order, BBC Four review - not a fair cop

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DVD: Blood and Glory

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Civilisations: First Contact, BBC Two review - David Olusoga goes for gold

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Ordeal by Innocence, BBC One, review - Agatha Christie goes nuclear

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Journeyman review - Paddy Considine wins on points

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Mum, BBC Two, series 2 finale review - the perfect way to go

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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words, BBC One review - emotional nomad with a fragile gift for joy

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Crowhurst review - plucky indie wins race with rival

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Unsane review - Claire Foy in bonkers horror satire

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13 Commandments, Channel 4 review - murder most Flemish

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Being Blacker, BBC Two review - absorbing film about family, culture and society

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Matthew Sweet: Operation Chaos review - paranoia and insanity in the Cold War

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Glastonbury Festival 2022: an unexpurgated odyssey around th...

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Man vs Bee, Netflix review - or should it be Bee vs Bean?

Rowan Atkinson’s strange little comedy (written by Will Davies) is the story of Trevor Bingley, a rather pitiable late-middle-aged man who finds a...

Così fan tutte, Royal Opera review - vibrant youth and vocal...

Irish soprano Jennifer Davis, a stunning Elsa in this Royal Opera season's revival of Wagner’s Lohengrin, was the lure to sit through Jan...

Album: Gwenno - Tresor

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The Fellowship, Hampstead Theatre review - strong clashes, t...

I live in Brixton, south London. A few days ago, the borough’s aptly named Windrush Square hosted events which celebrated the contribution of the...

Moon, 66 Questions review - captivating daughter-father dram...

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We (Nous) review - a low-key look at life in the suburbs of...

Director Alice Diop read an article by Pierre Bergounioux in which he described how he began writing to draw attention to his overlooked neck of...

theartsdesk in Zurich - forging a brilliant new Ring

Could this be the summer Bayreuth finally sees a new Ring production that comes anywhere near its last great epic success, Harry Kupfer’s, which...

theartsdesk Q&A: bass-baritone Christopher Purves on com...

He’s the most haunting, at times terrifying Wozzeck I’ve seen, in Richard Jones's Welsh National Opera baked-bean-factory production, and the...