Matthew Tucker
Deputy Picture Editor and Culture Writer at Huffington Post UK and AOL UK.

Contributing to 'Pictures of the Day' for HuffPost UK's Picture Desk Live, Matthew has a constant eye on the best images from around the world, along with regular tweets from @HuffPostUKPics.

Culture content includes coverage of the best photography competitions, along with interviews and reviews of Theatre, Art and Entertainment.

Work on AOL UK involves the sourcing of pictures for the homepage and portal sites (Travel, Money, Parenting and Fashion).

Matthew has previously worked in New Media on Sky1 and Sky Arts. Qualifications include an NCTJ diploma in Magazine Journalism and BA degree in English and Creative Writing. Get in touch on Twitter.

Entries by Matthew Tucker

Edward Fox Interview: New British Independent Film 'Katherine Of Alexandria' (EXCLUSIVE CLIP)

(0) Comments | Posted 28 November 2013 | (15:27)

Last week saw St Katherine's Day; a date marking the arrival of winter and the dramatic martyrdom of Saint Katherine, a Christian condemned, tortured and beheaded in 305 AD by the pagan Roman Emperor Maximinus II.

So 25 November was an apt release date for the trailer of the upcoming...

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Alec Monopoly Interview: American Street Artist Takes On 'Extreme Capitalism'

(0) Comments | Posted 28 November 2013 | (15:27)

Do not pass go and do not collect £200 - American Street Artist Alec Monopoly wants you to think twice about capitalism, luxury and excess with the opening of his new London show.

Known for his bold, bright and colourful Street Art featuring playful pop culture characters in...

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Lovers Of Light: Second Year Of VELUX Photography Competition Gets Underway

(1) Comments | Posted 27 November 2013 | (16:56)

The clocks went back, the evenings darkened and the mornings gave us a chilly bite.

Rather than resisting the urge to hibernate in the face of oncoming winter, an army of photographers are grabbing their cameras and snapping Mother Nature's delicate use of light throughout the UK's gloomy days.


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Goldie Interview: New Solo Art Show 'Lostribes', Reinvention And Those Famous Gold Teeth

(0) Comments | Posted 10 November 2013 | (17:18)

Goldie appears to be a broken man.

Unsettled and restless, the music pioneer, artist and television personality shifts around uncomfortably on the sofa of the hotel lobby for a meeting with HuffPost. He quickly explains the reason - a sleepless night with this two-year-old daughter, who is in...

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'War Is Organised Murder': How Those Who Served Described The First World War, On Remembrance Day

(458) Comments | Posted 8 November 2013 | (16:09)

On Armistice Day, we can think of no better tribute than to give you the damning verdict on war, massacre and brutality, from the mouths of those who served, endured and died during the Great War.

Amongst those we have chosen is the haunting poetry of Wilfred Owen, killed days...

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Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013: Majestic Elephants And Leaping Leopards (PICTURES)

(0) Comments | Posted 14 October 2013 | (15:05)

The winners of this year’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition have been announced today at a gala awards ceremony held at London’s Natural History Museum.

South African photographer Greg du Toit has been named Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 by the panel of international judges...

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Army Photographic Competition 2013: Images Show 'The Lighter Side' Of Army Life (PICTURES)

(4) Comments | Posted 10 October 2013 | (08:42)

Dirty trenches in far-off countries and mundane army routines may seem unlikely opportunities for award-winning photography, but the British Army has shown that war photography need not just be about the adrenaline of conflict.

Winners of the army's annual photography competition have been revealed, with awards going to images of...

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Street Art 'Tour 13' Project: Derelict Building Transformed In Paris (PICTURES)

(3) Comments | Posted 8 October 2013 | (10:24)

Buildings destined for the wrecking ball usually become forgotten shells, but art gallery owner Mehdi Ben Cheikh saw the walls and stairwells of a 10-storey derelict apartment block in Paris as an opportunity - an enormous blank canvas, ready for a splash of colour.

Cheikh coordinated over 100 international street...

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'Gateway To The Milky Way' Seen In Unaltered Photo In Dorset (PICTURE)

(10) Comments | Posted 7 October 2013 | (11:15)

The 'Gateway to the Milky Way' was snapped by Dorset-based photographer Stephen Banks in this stunning unaltered image in Durdle Door.

Taken at midnight just as the clouds parted, keen sky-watcher Banks managed to capture the centre of our galaxy as it passed through a natural rock archway.

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'Vietnam: The Real War' - Iconic Images Published In New Book By Associated Press (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

(8) Comments | Posted 1 October 2013 | (16:51)

Associated Press (AP) have published a new book called Vietnam: The Real War, containing over 300 powerful images to mark the 50th anniversary of the conflict.

Published today, the book contains images of candid moments from the war chosen from over 200,000 AP photos, from front-line combat to...

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Dublin Fringe Festival: Taylor Mac - A 20th Century Concert, Abridged (REVIEW)

(0) Comments | Posted 25 September 2013 | (08:01)


Taylor Mac wants you to let go of the claustrophobic baggage of the 20th century.

Bringing this year's Dublin Fringe Festival to a close, Mac brings a strikingly unusual blend of entertainment and art - part drag act, cabaret, stand up comedy and piercingly...

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125 Years Of National Geographic Photography (PICTURES)

(1) Comments | Posted 23 September 2013 | (10:14)

National Geographic is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a special edition entirely dedicated to the power of photography.

The October issue features iconic shots from history, including Steve McCurry's 'The Afghan Girl'. The piercing eyes of the girl that graced the cover of National Geographic in 1985 became known as...

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The Perils of a Private Members Club

(4) Comments | Posted 21 September 2013 | (00:00)

I love a good blazer.

Its smart/casual appearance is apt for a range of venues and occasions: pubs, bars, trendy business meetings. In nearly all settings, the trusty blazer will impress.

It seems that the elite world of London's Private Members Clubs not only enjoy the sartorial smartness of a...

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New 'Alex Rider' Novel: Anthony Horowitz On Sherlock Holmes, Poirot And 'Russian Roulette' (INTERVIEW)

(2) Comments | Posted 11 September 2013 | (16:24)

Anthony Horowitz (right) is a man on the go - not just because the author has a new series of his ITV drama Foyle's War on the horizon, or is in the midst of his second Sherlock Holmes...

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Charlie Chapin, Winston Churchill And Albert Einstein Brought To Life In New Colour Photographs

(17) Comments | Posted 9 September 2013 | (10:36)

We're all familiar with portraits of Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin and Mark Twain, but with crumbling monochrome photos we can only guess at what they would have looked like in the flesh.

Mads Madsen, a Danish artist and full-time English and history student, has perfected the art of...

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First Poirot Novel In Nearly 40 Years: Sophie Hannah To Write New Agatha Christie Story

(8) Comments | Posted 3 September 2013 | (15:07)

The "little grey cells" of Agatha Christie fans are to be treated to another crime-sleuthing adventure from Hercule Poirot for the first time in nearly 40 years.

The much-loved Belgian detective is set to solve more murder and mysteries via the pen of international bestselling crime writer

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Edinburgh Festival's ‘Leaving Planet Earth' And ‘Long Distance Affair' (REVIEWS): Skype Liasons And Galactic Migration

(0) Comments | Posted 1 September 2013 | (14:20)

A stage, an audience and a performance – the simplicity of traditional theatre is changing, according to Christopher Baugh, Professor of Theatre at Hull University.

Speaking at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival, the Professor explored the evolution of theatre in his lecture Devices of...

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The Tragedy Of Coriolanus (REVIEW): Shakespeare Meets Heavy Metal At the Edinburgh International Festival

(1) Comments | Posted 23 August 2013 | (22:01)


We know Shakespeare was an enlightened man of the world, but did he like to rock?

Beijing People’s Art Theatre certainly think so – the art company gave their European Premiere of The Tragedy of Coriolanus at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival, featuring two...

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WATCH LIVE: 'The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning' From The National Theatre Wales

(0) Comments | Posted 8 August 2013 | (09:38)

The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning by Tim Price is presented by the National Theatre Wales. Watch the live video stream of the play's opening night at the Edinburgh Festival below, starting at 7.30pm GMT/ 2:30pm EDT on Thursday 8 August.

Price’s play explores the events that led the...

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'The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning': Watch Award-Winning Play Live On HuffPost UK

(8) Comments | Posted 6 August 2013 | (17:48)

The live stream of The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning is now over. You can see other online performances of the play here.

Tim Price’s The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning produced by the National Theatre Wales has won the James Tait Black Prize for Drama...

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