Archive for February, 2014


And The BAFTA Goes To…


When Edgar Sampson wrote Stompin’ At The Savoy, I doubt he had in mind a woman clomping around in vertiginous heels, in serious danger of tripping over her ¬£1000 floor length dress and smashing the glass of Champagne in her hand.

Yet here I was, tottering clumsily around the Savoy Hotel in the Strand, experiencing what it was like to be a EE British Academy Film Awards nominee getting ready for the big night.

You have to be good in heels, for a start. Or at least use your acting skills to pretend you are. And you would have arranged your designer dress weeks before, instead of selecting the one that fitted, straight off the rail. (more…)

What Wine, What Film 2014


Matching wine with food? That’s SO old school. Apparently.

Now, it’s all about pairing it with music, art, books and (in my case) film.

So, for this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards best picture nominations, here are my suggestions for what wine goes with what film… (more…)