More from Ed Cripps
Sidney Poitier: The Defiant One
His films may feel a bit old fashioned now, but in this age of male introspection, Sidney Poitier’s uncomplicated heroism is a welcome reassurance.
Gordon Parks: Through the Lens
We examine the work – and exceptional style – of photographer, filmmaker, musician and writer Gordon Parks, whose legacy is being embraced by a new generation of influential artists.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes may not be as obvious a British hero as James Bond, but what he lacks in charm and sexual prowess, he more than makes up for with open-mindedness and sharp intellect.
Liam Gallagher: Britain’s Songbird
With the release of his first solo album, The Rake looks back (not in anger) at the career of 2017’s favourite Gallagher brother.
Oliver Reed: The Best Bond We Never Had
Oliver Reed was an eloquent dyslexic, charming sexist and high-souled jester. Today, the most interesting leading men evoke the spirit of some of his savage paradoxes.
Mickey Rourke: The Pope Of Greenwich Village
Mickey Rourke has glimpsed the gates of hell and doesn’t want to return. Fortunately, even in the seventh decade of a tumultuous life, cinema seems to provide an outlet for the actor’s emotion.
The Enduring Influence of Mad Men Style
Over a decade after it first aired, the legacy of AMC’s Mad Men lives on, through both the show’s sublime storytelling and the classic, tailored style of its lead protagonists.
Isabella Rossellini: Wild At Heart
Once the highest paid model in the world, Isabella Rossellini is an era-resistant feminist icon that, at age 65, remains an ambassador for maturi...