Lost actors

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'The art of transformation is one of the great mysteries of acting, for the best actor is both recognisable as himself and convincing as someone else. Ronald Pickup, who has died aged 80, was an actor so luminous, so transparent, that you saw Read more

Where were you?

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I've been away on the Cumbrian coast to Carnforth. The tiny station there boasts an enormous notice " CARNFORTH THE STATION OF BRIEF ENCOUNTER". It's a charming station, stopped in time with red fire buckets planted up with lobelia and geraniums and Read more