'Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.' F. Scott Fitzgerald
Gardner McKay: Dashing Overachiever
Gardner McKay was the antithesis of the fame–hungry ’sleb that contemporary culture knows so well. He spurned heartthrob status for a life of adventure, literary achievement and existential restlessness…
Ken Watanabe: Japan’s Rising Son
One of the few Japanese actors to forge a truly international career, the unflappable Ken Watanabe is now treading the boards of London’s Palladium theatre where he is reprising the role of the King of Siam in The King & I. The Rake recently caught u...
Style Heroes: River Phoenix
Inimitable in every sense of the word, River Phoenix was an accidental style icon whose apathetic attitude to dressing came to define a generation.
Rake-in-Progress: Tom Payne
With his major breakthrough in The Walking Dead, Tom Payne can finally relax (at least, when he’s not being recognised in New Zealand or Japan). The Essex-born actor talks to the rake about trying to realise his American dream…
Method Man: Ed Harris
Ed Harris, one of the great method actors of our time, has thrown himself into some of the most compelling, chilling and deeply disturbing cinematic and stage characters ever created, and he doesn’t intend to curtail the fun any time soon…
Ralph Lauren Honoured at the CFDA Awards 2018
Earlier this week, Ralph Lauren became the very first recipient of the “Members’ Salute” at the CFDA Awards at the Brooklyn Museum, in recognitio...
Bunker Spreckels: Riding the Wave of Sex, Drugs, and Sugar
Never has “live fast, die young” been taken more literally than in the case of Bunker Spreckels, the hedonistic, multi-millionaire surfing step-son of Hollywood legend Clark Gable. The Rake traces the incandescent trajectory of one of the 70s fastest...
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 ...