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Alexander Larman

Alexander Larman is the books editor of The Spectator’s World edition and the author of titles including The Crown in Crisis: Countdown to the Abdication and Byron’s Women.

Television

Kirstie Alley, the woman left out in the cold

She remained witty and wise about the industry that had rewarded her and then all but ditched her

By Alexander Larman

Television

The unbelievable narcissism of Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary

Any hope that they had of being accepted back into the British royal family has withered and died

By Alexander Larman

Books

Bob Dylan’s curious book signing controversy

Can celebrities use an autopen? The times, they are a-changing

By Alexander Larman

Culture

The generation gap over J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter’s older actors are speaking out in her defense, while the young ones attack

By Alexander Larman

Place

How to tour London like a royal

Play your cards right, and you might even sit next to a prince in a cocktail bar

By Alexander Larman

Film

Indiana Jones and the absurdity of Hollywood de-aging

Please don’t CGI eighty-year-old Harrison Ford to look young

By Alexander Larman

Film

Why is there no great Thanksgiving movie?

The holiday lacks the magic of Christmas and already has too much drama

By Alexander Larman

Music

David Bowie is bigger than ever

His stature as rock music’s greatest iconoclast shows no sign of being threatened

By Alexander Larman

Film

Happy birthday Martin Scorsese, the Don of movies

He has given the art of cinema more than virtually any other filmmaker

By Alexander Larman

Book Review

Warning: this book may make you like Bono

Surrender is full of wry asides on fame, faith and self-flagellation

By Alexander Larman

Television

A subtly mournful Crown lands in the post-Elizabeth era

Factual inaccuracies aside, the fifth season sits very well in our current time

By Alexander Larman

Film

Elections are always better in the movies

Reality, alas, will always struggle to improve on fiction

By Alexander Larman

Film

Paul Newman was and wasn’t the nicest of men

His memoir suggests a kernel of decency that saw him through his dark nights of the soul

By Alexander Larman

Film

Bram Stoker’s Dracula was a grand and glorious folly

Scorned at the time, it’s today recognized as The Godfather of vampire movies

By Alexander Larman

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