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‘Admirals would say: we don’t want to serve with these people’ – Craig Jones, the sailor who came out and changed the navy
The ban on gay people serving in the military meant the lieutenant commander spent a decade fearing imprisonment. As soon as it was lifted he insisted on speaking out – whatever the cost

Simon Hattenstone

12, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Tilda Swinton: ‘My ambition was always about having a house by the sea and some dogs’
The actor opens up about her queer years with Derek Jarman and her latest clutch of films, and reveals her plans for a career change. And all while taking her five spaniels for a walk

Simon Hattenstone

07, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I kept saying – don’t worry Luma, we see you’: Andrea Arnold on her four years filming a cow
The Oscar-winning director’s new documentary explores warmth, joy and anger through the eyes of a farmyard animal. She reveals what it taught her about life

Simon Hattenstone

06, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Johnson has a chance to end homelessness now – if he dares to seize it | Simon Hattenstone & Daniel Lavelle
Thousands more are at risk. But the past two years have shown it needn’t be this way, say Simon Hattenstone and Daniel Lavelle

Simon Hattenstone and Daniel Lavelle

28, Dec, 2021 @4:05 PM

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I didn’t want anyone else to look after Mum – until I realised what she wanted | Simon Hattenstone
My sister and I thought we knew what was best for our mother but we neglected something crucial, says Guardian columnist Simon Hattenstone

Simon Hattenstone

27, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Russell T Davies: ‘I genuinely thought – who wants to watch a show about Aids?’
It’s a Sin has been voted the Guardian’s best TV show of the year. Russell T Davies reveals why it took him 30 years to write, who the real Colin is – and why he just can’t keep away from Doctor Who

Simon Hattenstone

22, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Ricky Gervais on offence, anger and infuriating Hollywood: ‘You have to provoke. It’s a good thing’
He has made a career out of winding people up in everything from The Office to his Golden Globes speeches – but is the comedian’s bark worse than his bite?

Simon Hattenstone

18, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘I owe an enormous debt to therapy!’ Rita Moreno on West Side Story, dating Brando and joy at 90
She overcame racism and abuse to break Hollywood, romanced Brando, dated Elvis to make him jealous, fought hard for civil rights and won an Egot. Now in her 10th decade, she is busier and happier than ever

Simon Hattenstone

29, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘I considered having kids with Brad Pitt’: Melissa Etheridge on music, motherhood and coming out
Eighteen months after she lost her son to opioid addiction, the singer-songwriter has released a new album. She talks about her troubled childhood, the happiness she has found with her wife – and her refusal to grieve

Simon Hattenstone

18, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Violence, illegal force, abuse: who will remove G4S from children’s prisons? | Eric Allison and Simon Hattenstone
After another report damning the security giant, Dominic Raab must revoke its contract, say Eric Allison and Simon Hattenstone

Eric Allison and Simon Hattenstone

03, Nov, 2021 @12:48 PM

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Brian Clough and me: ‘If it wasn’t for him, I’d be in prison’
Craig Bromfield was a ‘ragtag’ youngster when the legendary football manager changed his life by inviting him into his family. So what went wrong?

Simon Hattenstone

30, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘For 18 months, I thought I was a leper’: Frankie Dettori on his cocaine ban, bulimia and banter with the Queen
He almost quit, but now the champion jockey is riding high. He discusses his second wind, racing’s poverty problem – and why he hopes his kids won’t enter the sport

Simon Hattenstone

26, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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