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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

Being Blacker, BBC Two review - absorbing film about family, culture and society

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Matthew Sweet: Operation Chaos review - paranoia and insanity in the Cold War

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Wonder Wheel review - Woody Allen and Kate Winslet channel O'Neill

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Collateral, series finale, BBC Two - Carey Mulligan hares to the finish

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story review - Hollywood's brainiest beauty

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theartsdesk in Minsk: feasting with Belarus Free Theatre

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Mum, BBC Two, series 2 review - Lesley Manville is a discreet delight

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Hold the Sunset, BBC One, review - this is an ex-sitcom

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Trauma, ITV, review - surgically imprecise revenge drama

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DVD/Blu-ray: Blade Runner 2049

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The Mercy review - Colin Firth's leaking vessel

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John Mahoney: 'I wanted to be like everybody else'

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Joe Dunthorne: The Adulterants review - a richly illuminating comedy of disappointment

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Daniel Day-Lewis: 'I'm quite good at mending things'

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Inside No 9, series 4, BBC Two review - laughter in the dark

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Downsizing review - little things please little

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Album: Barry Adamson - Cut to Black

Always looking dapper and always sounding cool, Barry Adamson is a man who nevertheless seems to be perpetually of another time. Giving off the...

Carmen, Glyndebourne review - total musical fusion

It’s what you dream of in opera but don’t often get: singers feeling free and liberated to give their best after weeks of preparation with a...

The Great Escape Festival 2024, Brighton review - a dip into...

Before reviewing The Great Escape, we must first deal with the elephant in the room. Or, in this case, the room that’s crushing the elephant, like...

Fawlty Towers: The Play, Apollo Theatre review - lightning s...

There are many definitions of bravery, and taking on the challenge of embodying John Cleese as Basil Fawlty in Cleese’s own stage...

Laufey, Royal Albert Hall review - fans in heaven

In many ways, Laufey’s emotionally charged, sold-out...

Bermondsey Tales: Fall of the Roman Empire review - dirty de...

What with the likes of Sexy Beast, Layer Cake, The Hatton Garden Job and the oeuvre of Guy Ritchie, the...

Album: Billie Eilish - Hit Me Hard and Soft

So Billie Eilish’s new album has had its worldwide midnight release,...

Dunedin Consort, Mulroy, Wigmore Hall review - songs of love...

The sixteen voices of the Dunedin Consort raided the large store of music inspired by the Song of Songs and the sonnets of Petrarch in a sensual...

People, Places and Things, Trafalgar Theatre review - a scin...

It’s unusual for a play to be revived with its original director and star, let alone a decade after they premiered the piece. But here we are,...

Withnail and I, Birmingham Rep review - Bruce Robinson’s 198...

Let’s put our cards firmly on the table here. I am a big fan of Bruce Robinson’s cinematic masterpiece about two out-of-work actors who live in...