Much has been made of how the two girls in the Zoffany painting inspired my writing of Belle. As important to me was the invisible third person in the painting, the man who put them there in terms of such equality: Lord Chief Justice Lord Mansfield. From the outset I went in search of the historical Lord Mansfield and I found him between two judgements....
"Embracing sentiment without going soft on substance" is Guardian critic Mark Kermode's verdict on 'Belle', period drama
Disney’s stable of Princesses have had many, many makeovers, and very little of them have been favourable. Ariel lying dead
A couple have literally had a fairytale wedding - after tying the knot dressed as Shrek and Princess Fiona. Paul Bellas, 42