Andrew Burns

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'Mrs Brown is the 21st century voice of reason'

Andrew Burns

TV favourite Mrs Brown is Britain's real 'Queen of hearts', argues biographer Brian Beacom

Tim Rice

Tim Rice: “It's important to get a kicking sometimes”

Andrew Burns

The king of musicals reflects upon coming to terms with failure, cherishing old friends and his unfulfilled dream

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer: "London is the city New York wants to be"

Andrew Burns

Comedian Harry Shearer on recording The Simpsons, "worthless" American news channels and his love of Alan Partridge

Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders

Cillian Murphy: “I try to avoid the internet”

Andrew Burns

Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy on social media, and the responsibility of portraying the IRA on screen

George Best

George Best: The first celebrity footballer

Andrew Burns

The Manchester United legend "didn’t look like any other footballer had looked before," says biographer Duncan Hamilton

Jenni Murray

Jenni Murray: "The first thing I did was scream with fury"

Andrew Burns

The Woman’s Hour presenter on how a childhood experience prepared her for dealing with breast cancer, plus her one real regret...

Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders

Cillian Murphy: “It is a golden age for TV”

Andrew Burns

Irish actor Cillian Murphy has joined the rush of Hollywood stars appearing on the small screen

Arthur Darvill

Arthur Darvill: From Doctor Who to the home of Shakespeare

Andrew Burns

Arthur Darvill leaves Rory behind to write the music for a sexed-up Greek tragedy at Shakespeare's Globe theatre

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer: “Don’t rush into another war”

Andrew Burns

American political satirist Harry Shearer sees parallels between the Syria crisis and the previous conflicts of Iraq and Vietnam

Ché Walker on the set of The Lightning Child at Shakespeare's Globe

Ché Walker: 'Drama must be accessible to the disadvantaged'

Andrew Burns

Playwright Ché Walker on why the huge cuts in arts funding will be detrimental to the mental health of society

Deal brings job training to Big Issue vendors

Andrew Burns

The Big Issue has teamed up with KibbleWorks to offer employment training opportunities for vendors and young people in Scotland

Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon

Buzz Aldrin: My regrets about the Moon landing

Andrew Burns

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin talks candidly about alcoholism, depression, and why a moment's distraction was a historic mistake

Arthur Darvill in Broadchurch

Arthur Darvill: “I’ll be back for Broadchurch season two”

Andrew Burns

The former Doctor Who favourite insists he’s ready for more Broadchurch, even if it’s only a brief return

Mark Borrett

Readers react to vendor's remarkable transformation

Andrew Burns

Messages of support flood in from Big Issue readers for an Edinburgh vendor turning his life around

Jemima Catlin

The Hobbit reimagined – an exclusive first look

Andrew Burns

An illustrated tale of the untried university graduate who brought new life to JRR Tolkien’s previous creations

Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer: “Prison taught me how privileged I'd been”

Andrew Burns

Novelist, ex-prisoner and former London mayoral candidate Jeffrey Archer writes a candid Letter To My Younger Self

Peter Capaldi gets announced as the new Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi: 'I was ashamed to be a teenage geek!'

Andrew Burns

New Doctor Who Peter Capaldi on how he destroyed his geek mementoes - and why his accent became a career asset

The Clash

Mick Jones: “Social networking is for lunatics”

Andrew Burns

The Clash trio Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon discuss social media and Joe Strummer’s legacy

Jonathan Agnew

Jonathan Agnew interview: 'My England cricket regrets'

Andrew Burns

The broadcaster and former professional cricketer reflects upon missed chances in a candid Letter To My Younger Self

Arthur Darvill interview: "Capaldi is perfect for the role"

Andrew Burns

The former Doctor Who star on why Peter Capaldi's turn in the Tardis will take the show in a new direction

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