James Blunt

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James Blunt: ‘Have I changed and grown up? No, not really’
Over lunch as he turns 50, the singer tells a host of wild celebrity tales, involving Ed Sheeran and Bear Grylls, and admits that, just sometimes, the criticism can sting

Tim Lewis

18, Feb, 2024 @12:00 PM

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James Blunt: One Brit Wonder review – soldier-turned-singer’s brilliant Twitter game
The witty singer’s superb comeback is a delight to behold in this entertaining fly-on-the-wall documentary

Peter Bradshaw

06, Dec, 2023 @1:00 PM

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James Blunt looks back: ‘After a few days at boarding school I asked, “When are my parents coming back?”’
The singer-songwriter on his best friend Carrie Fisher, being lonely, and bad advice from Gene Simmons

Harriet Gibsone

21, Oct, 2023 @11:00 AM

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James Blunt: ‘The first time I crowdsurfed, I fell flat on the floor’
The singer, 49, tells Michael Segalov about surviving boarding school and Kosovo, partying in Ibiza and tinkering with his Wiki page

Michael Segalov

19, Aug, 2023 @1:02 PM

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James Blunt review – larky king of uncool turns on the emotion
Kicking off an arena tour, the self-deprecating noughties singer-songwriter shows he is not the one-hit wonder he jokes he is, with a range spanning beige balladeering to fists-clenched intensity

Alexis Petridis

04, Feb, 2022 @11:41 AM

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James Blunt jokes he will release new music on Spotify in Rogan protest
Singer-songwriter adds his own twist to boycott by Joni Mitchell and Neil Young over platform’s promotion of anti-vax podcasts

Jedidajah Otte

29, Jan, 2022 @3:52 PM

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James Blunt: ‘My body has not been a temple. I’ve put it through painful experiences’
The singer talks about sharing rations with the Russians, after-party toasties and his mum’s signature dish

John Hind

14, Nov, 2020 @4:00 PM

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James Blunt review – beige balladeer turns up the self-deprecating charm
Blunt brings his social media wit to a Valentine’s day show in which the best moments are the most personal

Dave Simpson

16, Feb, 2020 @11:19 AM

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James Blunt: how we made You're Beautiful
‘It’s portrayed as a romantic song but it’s actually a bit creepy. It’s about a guy – me – stalking someone else’s girlfriend while high’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

14, Jan, 2020 @6:00 AM

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A welfare system that drives mothers into prostitution is not a safety net | Barbara Ellen
Universal credit was definitively discredited by the testimony of a few brave women

Barbara Ellen

26, Oct, 2019 @4:13 PM

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Who’s still playing James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful in 2019?
As the 15th anniversary of the hit song arrives, is it time to reassess this harshly appraised ballad?

Issy Sampson

04, Oct, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Greed review – Steve Coogan gleams in knockabout satire of the mega-rich
Michael Winterbottom’s entertaining mockumentary about a high-street fashion tycoon presents a hideous carnival of obscene wealth, vanity and moral squalor

Peter Bradshaw in Toronto

11, Sep, 2019 @5:25 PM

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