'Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.' F. Scott Fitzgerald
Dressing Gotti: How John Travolta Became The Dapper Don
With the cinematic release next month of Gotti, starring John Travolta, The Rake caught up with Matteo Perin, Travolta’s personal tailor and the ...
Serge Gainsbourg: Master Provocateur
Serge Gainsbourg was a Gallic colossus of the 20th century, writing songs for, and having affairs with, some of the era’s most beautiful women, and his gift for shocking the bourgeoisie was nonpareil.
Rake-in-Progress: Joe Dempsie
Joe Dempsie talks to The Rake about his triumphant return to Game of Thrones and why social media for film stars is not the El Dorado some producers think it is.
Strange Magic: Benedict Cumberbatch
In an interview with The Rake, Benedict Cumberbatch reveals why he eschewed social media and how, through one of the characters that he’s expertly portrayed, he fell in love with watches.
King of Bling: Farouk of Egypt
During his 12 years on the throne, King Farouk of Egypt hoarded a thousand bespoke suits, cars, jewels and watches. In fact, the corruption seemed embodied in his bloated figure and cartoon-villain moustache.
Keith Richards: Elegantly Wasted
Through bust-ups, heartbreak, heroin and hero-worship, Keith Richards has proved himself survivor and legend…
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.
Kim Novak: Czech Mate
With her acclaimed role in Hitchcock’s Vertigo, Kim Novak showed she could conquer Hollywood. But a greater challenge awaited: could she leave Tinseltown on her own terms, her identity and integrity intact?