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Rake in Progress: Immy Barclay
If you have a penchant for the excitement of live motorsport, or the accessibility of world-class tennis, chances are you’ve seen Immy Barclay around. Barclay is an acclaimed presenter, integral…
Style December 2022
‘I WAS ALWAYS TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH. I NEVER THOUGHT OF IT AS A PROFESSION’
Ben Bailey Smith, better known to some as the stand-up Doc Brown, has moved elegantly from the comedy spotlight to a place in the Star Wars universe with his role…
Style October 2022
'I felt that my life was changing in those days, to be on a show of that scale'.
Shubham Saraf ’s annus mirabilis culminates in the release of Shantaram, the major adaptation of Gregory David Roberts’ bestselling book. Saraf ’s decision to enrol in clown school is looking wiser by the day…
Style August 2022
'The closer I come to finding what is really authentic, the lighter I feel'
Ismael Cruz Córdova comes from what he describes as a tough childhood in Puerto Rico. It’s why his success in film and television nowadays is not just for himself.
Style June 2022
GWILYM THE CONQUEROR
5 Minute Read Gwilym Lee will soon be back on our screens as critics’ favourite Grigor Dymov in the period satire The Great. He talks to The Rake about wild costumes, imposter syndrome, and playing Brian May in front of… Brian May.
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Rake in Progress: Freddie Fox
With a bloodline that runs through British stage and screen, how could Freddie Fox resist the lure of acting? And with several projects due for release this year, including the dark drama White House Farm, how are we going to get him out of our minds?
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Rake in Progress: Tom Mison
Tom Mison, who stars in the forthcoming HBO series Watchmen, tells The Rake about losing and rediscovering the joys of acting — via a few ‘affable posh twats’ and some unexpected help from Jeremy Irons.
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Rake in Progress: Jack Bannon
The British actor Jack Bannon has secured his breakthrough role in the Batman prequel Pennyworth, based on the early life of Bruce Wayne’s famous butler.
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Rake-in-Progress: Hermione Corfield
The British actress Hermione Corfield tells The Rake why she looks up to Reese Witherspoon and Margot Robbie, and how city life has got under her skin…
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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…
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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.
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Rake-in-Progress: Nathaniel Martello-White
Nathaniel Martello-White, the British actor, writer and director, has had to wait longer for his big break than some of his contemporaries. But his patience is about to be rewarded in spectacular fashion…