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10 Percent London locations

Where is Ten Percent filmed? | Les London Locations

Sacré bleu, the French hit series Call my Agent (Dix Pour Cent) has had a British, or should I say a London makeover, and it’s made its recent debut over on Amazon Prime. The series follows the trials, tribulations and love affairs of the talent agency Nightingale Hart. It includes cameo appearances by Helena Bonham…

Civilisations, review, BBC2, Kenneth Clark, Simon Schama, Mary Beard, National Gallery

Civilisations on BBC2

Last updated on January 3rd, 2020In 1939, the Director of the National Gallery was tasked with the critical job of moving the museum’s monumental art collection from London to a disused mining cave in Wales. In its cavernous outpost, this priceless stockpile would be safe from the nocturnal bombs raining down on the city during…

India, Film, Viceroy's House, London

FILM REVIEW: Viceroy’s House

Last updated on October 22nd, 2020Gurinder Chadha is dressed up to the nines and a little breathless: she’s just arrived from an audience with HM the Queen at Buckingham Palace. She’s at the Curzon Mayfair to talk about her new film, Viceroy’s House, which has been two generations and seven years in the making. Her…

Midnight in London

Last updated on June 2nd, 2021Come with me on a flight of fancy just for a moment. Imagine that the film director Woody Allen had set his film “Midnight in Paris” in London. In which period of British history would Allen have time-travelled: what moment in time represents London as its most nostalgic? I thought…

A Life in Movies

Last updated on June 2nd, 2021I wasn’t born with a silver spoon but rather into the silver screen and into a life in movies. Darryl F. Zanuck, the flamboyant 20th Century Fox movie mogul, was barking on the phone to my mother, moments after I catapulted into the world, checking in to see if she…