Caroline Crampton is web editor of the New Statesman. Find her on Twitter as @c_crampton

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15 July 2010
Ann Widdecombe, who has been strongly tipped to be named the next British ambassador to the Vatican, has signed up to...
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14 July 2010
Al Franken was born in New York and raised in the suburbs near Minneapolis. He graduated from Harvard with a degree in...
14 July 2010
Fred Thompson started his career as a lawyer, passing the Bar in Tennessee in 1967 and then working as an assistant US...
14 July 2010
Glenda Jackson was born on Merseyside and studied acting at RADA in London. After qualifying, she debuted on the West...
14 July 2010
Clint Eastwood's film career has spanned six decades. He is famous for his roles in the spaghetti westerns of the 1960s...
14 July 2010
Michael Cashman first came to prominence when as a child he starred in the original West End production of Lionel Bart'...
14 July 2010
Joseph "Erap" Estrada starred in over 100 films in a career that spanned 33 years. He made his first film in...
14 July 2010
Her first acting job was at the age of three, after she was talent-spotted during a dancing class near the family home...
14 July 2010
Lech and Jarosław Kaczyński are well-known as top-level Polish politicians, but they started out as child...
14 July 2010
Jesse Ventura, born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was briefly a bodyguard for The Rolling Stones before making...
14 July 2010
During the 1920s, Helen Gahagan was a well-known Broadway star. She also starred as ice-queen Hash-a-Motep in the 1935...
Media
14 July 2010
Actors turned politician
The Staggers
14 July 2010
At least 300 of the UK's appointed staff to the EU earn more than the Prime Minister's salary of £142,500, the Foreign...
The Staggers
13 July 2010
Obama and Hitler
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12 July 2010
Joanna Lumley met Boris Johnson at City Hall this morning for the launch of a new furniture recycling scheme. During...

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