Andrew Billen has worked as a celebrity interviewer for, successively, The Observer, the Evening Standard and, currently The Times. For his columns, he was awarded reviewer of the year in 2006 Press Gazette Magazine Awards.

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Culture
17 April 2008
I love the rumour that Yasmina Reza, who wrote the long-running West End hit Art, and now God of Carnage, does not know...
UK Politics
03 April 2008
This should have been a diabolical marriage made in heaven, the firebrand left-wing playwright on the last of the Tory...
Film
19 March 2008
Until I saw this strangely effective piece from the two-man theatre troupe Ridiculusmus, I imagined I had a rough idea...
Culture
06 March 2008
This new play suffered one of the most tepid receptions I have ever seen from an audience. I think we resented having...
Culture
21 February 2008
Speed-the-Plow Old Vic, London SE1 The programme should have warned me. Its cover has Kevin Spacey and Jeff Goldblum in...
Culture
07 February 2008
The Vertical Hour Royal Court Theatre, London SW1 Among the many ideas that do not bear too much examination in David...
Culture
24 January 2008
Land of the Dead/ Helter Skelter Bush Theatre, London W12 Years ago I was my paper's rather bad arts correspondent, bad...
Culture
10 January 2008
Much Ado About Nothing Olivier Theatre, London SE1 The morning before I saw Nicholas Hytner's joyful production of...
TV and Radio
13 December 2007
At a party in September celebrating his departure as BBC head of classical music, Nicholas Kenyon held up what appeared...
TV and Radio
06 December 2007
A friend once surprised me by announcing that she was making a documentary about Henri Cartier-Bresson. I was surprised...
Culture
29 November 2007
The giggling archbishop who preached liberation to black South Africa; the English poet who spotted angels flitting...
TV and Radio
22 November 2007
In curiously muted fashion, Today has celebrated its 50th birthday. We were born in the same year and I have a long,...
Culture
15 November 2007
The last comedian I saw play such a dastardly trick on a white, liberal audience was Omid Djalili back in the mid-1990s...
International Politics
08 November 2007
Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive - but to be aged ten in 1968 was very heaven. For a child just beginning to...
UK Politics
01 November 2007
The sad thing about fame and fortune is that, like shares in Northern Rock, their value can go down as well as up. As...

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