24 March 2012: Amy Raphael meets the 41-year-old actor and finds he has all the looks but none of the attitude of his Mad Men character. Plus, are you cool at 40? Take our test
March 01 2012: The genius behind Pixar's animated blockbuster hits Finding Nemo and Wall-E on why he decided to change tack and film a live-action adaptation of a vintage sci-fi epic
In the vast world of contemporary art, which upcoming talent will be a sure- fire investment? Amy raphael asks some leading experts for their views and tips, finding that the best bet is just to go with the pieces you fall in love with.
The talented British actor has the knowledge to quote Polonius at will and the nous to land work for Branagh and Spielberg
Q. Your new book is called Made in Sicily. What drew you to the island? A. I’ve been fascinated by Sicily since I was a little boy. I grew up in northern Italy, on the shores of Lake Comabbio and learnt about Sicilian mythology at school. I read lots of books about the island and was especially fascinated by the Mafia. However, life got in the way and I didn’t get round to going there until 17 or 18 years ago.
January 20 2012: In late 2007, Estelle sat in the freezing cold on the balcony of her Brentford home and screamed at God. Why, she wanted to know, was she in limbo? In 2004 she had been talked of as the British MC 'most likely to challenge the mainstream' and had a top 20 hit with the brilliantly energetic R&B track '1980'. And then she was dropped by her record label. 'No one wanted to take a risk on me. They were more used to a woman rapping on the sidelines, not being in control and at the centre of it all,' she shrugs. Ahead of her time in her desire to bring urban music to the mainstream, she found herself between record deals, her future uncertain.