John Le Carre

'Every Scene Had An Element Of Danger'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

'A Most Wanted Man' bings together a stellar cast - Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Dafoe and, most poignantly, Philip Seymour Hoffman, in one of...

In Praise of Secret Writers

Chris Smith | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chris Smith

Writers often hide behind a pen name or keep the very act of writing a secret from colleagues, friends or family. But what is it about writing that makes writers want to hide from view?

FIRST LOOK: Philip Seymour Hoffman In Poignantly Fine Form

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Philip Seymour Hoffman left a huge hole in the acting firmament, with his sudden death earlier this year. Nowhere have his screen talents been mor...

Not Normal: Invisible Detainees and Compliant Restraint

Neil Durkin | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK
Neil Durkin

As long ago as 2006 President Bush acknowledged (after lengthy rumours) that the US had transported to Guantánamo 14 "high value" detainees previously held by the CIA in a secret location. Now, seven years later, it's noticeable that Department of Defense's updates on the hunger strike at Guantánamo systematically exclude the high value detainees.

Great Works Of Friction: Legendary Literary Feuds

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.02.2012 | Home

Feuding, fighting and fisticuffs are not things we normally associate with literary types. More often we think of someone sat at a desk covered in ...

Gary Oldman On SAG: 'Disappointed For Tinker Cast'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

In his time, Gary Oldman has played a gallery of iconic characters - both fictional and real - from Dracula to Joe Orton, Sid Vicious, Beethoven and L...

What A Le Carre On

Chris Simpson | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Chris Simpson

Wearily predictable, but very necessary, the first thing I had to do after paying an extortionate West End £12.30 to see the much-feted film version of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was to nip into a nearby HMV to buy......Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, a mere £7 if you're interested. You know the one.

Gary Oldman Tipped For Oscar Success

Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION-- Gary Oldman has revealed the role of George Smiley "would be the perfect casting" for winning his first Oscar. The Nil By Mouth...