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Jasper Rees

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Jasper has written about the arts, books, the media and sport for many broadsheets and magazines. He currently writes for the Telegraph and the Spectator. In the 1990s he also wrote about football for The Independent on Sunday. He is the author of I Found My Horn and co-author of the play of the same name. Bred of Heaven, his book on Wales and Welshness, was published in August 2011 and read on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week. His latest book is a biography of Florence Foster Jenkins

Articles By Jasper Rees

Q&A special: The making of Local Hero

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The Bay, ITV, review - Broadchurch goes north

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An encounter with John Richardson, Picasso's biographer who has died at 95

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After Life, Netflix, review - Ricky Gervais's grief emoji

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Curfew, Sky One, review - belt up for a budget-price Mad Max

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Q&A Special: Actor Bruno Ganz on playing Hitler

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Catastrophe, Channel 4, series 4 finale review - sitcom saves the best till last

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Les Misérables, BBC One, series finale review - more moving than revealing

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Camping, Sky Atlantic, review - Lena Dunham's tentative British export

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theartsdesk Q&A: Composer Michel Legrand

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'I'll show the lot of you!' Richard E Grant's Oscar nomination

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Cold Feet, Series 8, ITV, review - mortality lite

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Brexit: The Uncivil War, Channel 4 review - Benedict Cumberbatch gets the best tunes

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Escape at Dannemora, Sky Atlantic review - Ben Stiller's breakout drama impresses

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The ABC Murders, BBC One, review - John Malkovich's dark reboot of Poirot

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The Long Song, BBC One, series finale review - a stirring adaptation

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Pass Over, Kiln Theatre review - fierce critique of racist b...

The Black Lives Matter movement is such an important international protest that it is odd how few contemporary plays even mention it. Since the...

The Best Plays in London

London is the theatre capital of the world, with more than 50 playhouses offering theatrical entertainment. From the mighty National Theatre to...

The Cellist/Dances at a Gathering, Royal Ballet review - A g...

The cello is the stringed instrument most closely aligned to the human voice. It has a human shape, too, so in theory it was a short step for...

How To Stay out of Jail, Channel 4 review – a bold rehabilit...

With prison overcrowding reaching chronic proportions, police in...

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Matt Shultz was clearly taking no chances. The Cage the Elephant frontman appeared onstage underneath a large umbrella, presumably bought to cope...

Royal History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley, BBC Fou...

Perhaps somebody at BBC Four has had a quiet word with Lucy...

Upstart Crow, Gielgud Theatre review - terrific Shakespeare...

What joy it is to welcome this offshoot of the television series to the...

Confronting Holocaust Denial with David Baddiel, BBC Two rev...

It’s all in the timing. Here was David Baddiel beginning a stand-up turn at a gig in Finchley. A...

Michael Collins, Michael McHale, London Winds, Wigmore Hall...

In a week when my colleague Jessica Duchen was delighted by the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, last night’s concert, also at Wigmore Hall, by...