HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY SIR SEAN. A GREAT SCOT. OUR GREATEST MOVIE ACTOR. THE MOST STRANGLED IMITATED VOISH IN HISTORY.
Where did Sean Connery – our biggest Hollywood star – get that famous voice. The tones that have melted millions of women the world over. The most – and worst – imitated accent. Certainly not Edinburgh, the city of his … Continue reading
Rupert Murdoch is possibly the greatest media baron of all time. Make that definitely. He is also one of the greatest financiers of the age creating billions of dollars in value. His vision, his risk, his commercial creations, whopping great … Continue reading
It’s hard to explain to your average Englishman in the street why the Scots dislike them quite so much. Hate them even. I know. I go amongst them doing missionary work. Their genuine surprise – hurt even – quickly turns … Continue reading
Rupert Murdoch famously bollocked The Sun’s mercurial Editor Kelvin MacKenzie for his “SUN WOT WON IT” General Election headline. Labour leader Neil Kinnock had been trounced finally and completely. He thought Kelvin was grandstanding. He didn’t get it – it’s … Continue reading
“Bring Britain Back”. Now there’s a slogan. A clear message to the nation – it’s time to come out of lockdown. If you’re English that is. Memorable too – we’re starting the long climb out of darkness. A table thumper. … Continue reading
Let’s get one thing clear immediately. The virus started in China. I’ll always love Peking Duck, but bat soup? I don’t care what the woke Lord Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says. There is nothing racist about all this. More … Continue reading
Former Sun Newspaper Executive Steve Sampson on the Philip Schofield gay disclosure that was more soft focus than shocking For those of you watching in black and white. Much-loved daytime telly star Phillip Schofield revealed in a “shock” statement last … Continue reading
Newspaper Executive and Media Investor Steve Sampson on the Royal Rift with the Press, revelations of the rich and famous and where that leaves our best-selling newspapers I bet you Harry has been listening to Elton John. He famously took … Continue reading
GARY LINEKER WON’T MAKE ME CHANGE MY VOTE. BUT HOLLY WOULD MAKE ME BUY A DRESS. JUST HOW INFLUENCED ARE WE BY BIG STAR NAMES AND BIG MEDIA?
Newspaper Executive and Media Investor Steve Sampson on the rise of influencers who encourage us to spend on the latest brands – whether we want to or not. BBC boss Lord Hall gave Match of the Day host Gary Lineker … Continue reading
Jeremy Clarkson clearly fancies himself as a bit of a heavyweight posh ruffian, not afraid to use his fists if the occasion merits. A BBC producer, even my friend Piers Morgan, have felt the force of his flying fists. But … Continue reading
Every Sun reporter lives for a Page 1 by-line. But Nick Parker’s name on the Alps Suicide Plane story has an especially bittersweet taste. Nick was arrested three years ago in the hacking scandal frenzy. A tout came into The … Continue reading