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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

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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Papillon review - a not very great escape

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The Little Drummer Girl, BBC One, series finale review - Le Carré drama comes to the boil at last

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Uproar, Rafferty, Royal Welsh College, Cardiff review - a ra...

It’s not often one comes out of a concert of mainly new works with a spring in one’s step. A sigh of relief is rather more usual. But this concert...

The Big Life, Stratford East review - big-hearted musical br...

Is there a healthier sound than that of laughter ringing round a theatre? 

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