JOURNALISM

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Halima Aden
FT Weekend, November 4th 2017

 

When Halima Aden was six years old, a western woman came and visited Kakuma, the United Nations refugee camp in Kenya in which she had been born.  To this day, Aden - who was living in the camp with her Somali mother and baby brother - does not know who she was.  A UN representative perhaps? Or a celebrity?  “All I know is that, just by being there, she made my people light up.  She was asking them questions, finding out what they needed, making them feel like they hadn’t been forgotten.  Seeing the effect that she had changed something in me; it made me want to make some sort of a difference with my life.  To have that sort of effect.”

 

Read the whole article here

 

 

 

 

 


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Claire Foy

Vogue, October 2017

 

"On paper, there is nothing to link Claire Foy and HRH Queen Elizabeth II – one a jobbing actress from Buckinghamshire, the other a jobbing monarch from the mid-20th century – and yet... There is an essence, a certain poise, which chimes. It’s there in the face, in the pretty plainness that simultaneously distinguishes and disappears, and it’s behind it in the sense of spirit, a silent strength which speaks - from somewhere beyond the blue eyed gaze - of a certain knowing.” 

 

Read the full interview with The Crown star here and continued here

 

 

 

 

 


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Vogue, May 2017

 

"A white room, strip lighting, a young consultant with a hot, red flush creeping up her neck from her chest.  'You have an aggressive Grade 3 malignant ductal carcinoma in your left breast'. They come at you, these words, like arrows.  Aggressive.  Malignant.  Cancer.  And you smile, almost, because it's exactly like you'd always heard it would be.   A sudden, yanking separation of self; a surreal, out-of-body experience that you are simultaneously watching and living.'

 

 Click here to read Chloe's breast cancer diary in British Vogue.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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James Norton

Vogue, April 2017

 

James Norton hates being called 'the man of the moment'.  He really hates it.  Not least because it seems to suggest that it's downhill from here.  'Maybe this is my apex?' suggests the 31 year-old actor.  'Maybe this is as good as it gets?'....

 

Click here to read the complete interview.

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Wry Society Column

How to Spend It Magazine

 

Click on any of the below links to read Chloe's social stereotype columns in the FT's award winning consumer magazine.

 

The Catastrophist                                      The Mindful Banker

The Feng Shui Fanatic                            The Modern Nanny

The Bobble Hat                                             The Party Planner

The Hipster Beard                                       The Posh Builder

The Ageing Rocker                                     The Hipster Makeover

The Struggling Actor                                  The Festival Organiser

The Christening

 

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Leonardo DiCaprio 

Saturday Telegraph Magazine

 

 

'The man who prowls, some 45 minutes late, into our interview gives off a very powerful message that he doesn't want to talk about any of the rumours that surround his jet-set lifestyle.  He does this without saying a word.  He doesn't go in for small talk, or niceties.  He is serious, imposing even, sinking into the sofa, sighing heavily and puffing ominiously on an e-cigarette as he awaits my questions'....

 

Read Chloe's full interview with the most bankable movie star in the world here.

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Kate Winslet

Harpers Bazaar

 

'In person, as on screen, Kate Winslet defies you not to be drawn to her.  Warm, unguarded and funny, with a filthy mouth and a guttural laugh, she gives a pitch-perfect performance as the consumate interviewee...'

 

Read Chloe's full interview with the seven-times Oscar nominated 41 year old actress here.

 

 

 

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Peter Capaldi

Saturday Telegraph Magazine

 

'What do you say we have dinner in the Tardis?' Peter Capaldi, aka the 12th Doctor, is looking at me from over the top of his black Wayfarer sunglasses with a bird-like intensity; head cocked to the side, a mischievous light in his beady blue eyes.  Dressed in skinny black jeans and a T-shirt with his trademark Dr Martens boots, Capaldi crackles with exactly the same combination of fierce intelligence and nervous energy as his Doctor - a darker, edgier version of what has come before....'

 

Read the full interview with the 12th Doctor here.

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Helena Bonham Carter

Vogue

 

Helena Bonham Carter has the best laugh; a helpless, filthy, mischievous giggle.  And nothing makes the 46 year-old laugh more than the disastrous interviews she has given over the years.  'I'm a total liability' she sighs, stretching out on the sofa in the over-lit cafe local she has chosen for our interview and pulling her long, black slouchy socks up to her knees.  'I really should just try not to talk at all.'

 

Read the full interview, in which Bonham Carter didn't draw breath, here

 

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Jude Law

Saturday Telegraph Magazine

 

 

'If Jude Law's life were a car, he would be at biting point, that moment where the power is in the balance, and he could go forward, or he could go back.  'And I feel like I can finally move forward now, propelled by everything that has gone before. But not bogged down by it, you know?''..

 

Read the full coming-of-age interview here.

 

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Helen Fielding

Vogue

 

July 2013: Alchol Units; 0.  Cigarettes, 0; Calories; 500.  Weight; 5lbs lost (v disciplined, helped by trepidation about v intimidating Vogue photo shoot tomorrow).

 

Instantly confessional, with a sharp, self-deprecating sense of humour, Fielding is as hard not to like as her chaotic alter-ego.  But, let's be clear; Fielding is NOT Bridget...

 

Or is she?  Read the full interview here.

 

 

 

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Tom Hanks

Saturday Telegraph Magazine

 

'It is the voice that makes him so unmistakably Tom Hanks. Goofy, but masterful; loud, yet full of cadence, it is the voice of a cartoon character and an orator all at once. Like him, it is both imposing and reassuring. Despite his overwhelming fame – and with 37 films and two Oscars to his name it is overwhelming – Hanks is as charming and polite, funny and gentlemanly an encounter as you could ever hope to have'.....

 

Read the full interview here.

 

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Natalie Portman

Vogue

 

'In the flesh, movie stars are always much smaller than you expect them to be, but Natalie Portman is really, truly tiny.  It's actually a little bit frightening how weeny she is.  She has to pick up a large bottle of mineral water with two hands, for goodness sake.  And somehow, in her determined grasp, chopsticks look like drumsticks.  Twelve years on from her acting debut in Luc Besson's 'Leon', Portman is still part child, part woman'....

 

Read the full interview here. 

 

 

 

 

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Daphne Guinness

Vogue

 

 Her scent is the first thing you notice about Daphne Guinness; heady, decadent, thick with glamour, it clings to her like the finest fur and draws you in before you've even had the chance to be bewitched by the black/blonde immaculate monochrome elegance, the winking diamonds and the velvet voice that seems to speak from a world long gone.

 

Read the full article here

 

 

 

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Tom Hiddleston

Saturday Telegraph Magazine
 

'Google Hiddleston’s name and you get sucked into a bizarre world: witness him teasing the Cookie Monster with a huge bag of cookies, doing uncannily accurate impressions of fellow actors (and even Joey, the War Horse), dancing in front of tens of thousands of screaming Thor fans in South Korea. ‘What can I say?’ he says, grinning. ‘I just can’t say no. I’m basically a circus bear'.....

 

Read the full interview here

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jessica Brown Findlay

Stella Magazine

 

'The prospect of meeting Jessica Brown Findlay brings with it all sorts of preconceptions: the 26-year-old actress best known for her role as Lady Sybil in 'Downton Abbey' will surely be tall, willowy and rarefied? In reality, she couldn’t be more different. Short and muscular, boyish even, with an aversion to wearing make-up and more than a hint of estuary in her husky voice, Jessica is – in a really good, surprising way – much more thorn bush than English rose'....

 

Read the full interview here.

 

 

 

 

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Andrew Scott

Observer Magazine

 

Andrew Scott is finding himself tedious. “When you have a certain profile, you are actively encouraged, not just by the press but by anyone who you happen to speak to in the street or at a wedding, to constantly talk about yourself. And it’s boring, you know? It’s really fucking boring.”

 

Read the full (not remotely boring) interview here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ewan McGregor

Saturday Telegraph Magazine

 

'Ewan McGregor is refusing to take me on his motorbike. Normally, he says, he would not think twice but I am in the early stages of pregnancy and he will not take the risk. The well-brought-up, deeply responsible father-of-two says he would never forgive himself if anything happened. I don't know whose voice I hear trilling, with a sort of blasé desperation, that 'I really think it would be absolutely fine, Ewan,' but I am ashamed to say that I think it might be mine'......

 

Read the full interview here.

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Emilia Clarke

Vogue

 

In person, Clarke is less Mother of Dragons, more your best friend's little sister. Exquisitely pretty and effervescently friendly, she talks nineteen to the dozen and looks like an animé character when she smiles, which is all the time.'....

 

Read the full interview with the 'Game of Thrones' star here.

 

 

 

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Sienna Miller

 

Vogue

 

 

Sienna Miller is the kind of girl who lifts you up when you are down.  She grabs your arm, fixes you with a conspiratorial stare and tells you that there is only one thing for it: another Bellini.

 

Read the full interview here.

 

 

 

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Tom Hardy

Saturday Telegraph Magazine

 

 

'Tom Hardy is not your average interviewee.  For a start, he conducts the entire interview, which takes place in his small, light-filled flat in East Sheen, in his boxer shorts.  As he stands in his kitchen, making coffee and burning several rounds of toast, the actor makes no apologies for his state of undress'.....

 

Read the full interview here.

 

 

 

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Paradise Found?

Vogue, 2010

 

It was a long held dream to leave the crowded capital for a new life on a tropical island.  But was Chloe Fox's move from Brixton the Bali the stuff of fiction?  Or just fantasy?

 

Find out here...