In response to a recent tweet asking “What have you ever done?” Janey Godley replied: “Jailed a paedo, wrote a book, bought a house, survived rape, won a comedy award, gave birth, owned a pub, made soup, had a fight
Houston-based writer and producer Ed McCardie has helped create some of the most popular TV shows in the last decade, including Shameless, Sneaky Pete, Spotless and many more. He talks to INSIGHT Magazine about his big break, his favourite scenes
Elaine C. Smith is a national treasure. So it was HUGELY embarrassing when I had to text her after the interview we’d done saying I had lost the recording and could we redo it. I was downstairs berating myself for being an idiot, when I heard my phone vibrating… It couldn’t be, could it??
Muscian James Grant talks to Rona Simpson about his success with 80s bands Friends Again and Love and Money, growing up in Castlemilk and his recent involvement with RIG Arts project ‘Heid O’ the Hill’ where he mentored musicians from
Helen McCookerybook (a.k.a Dr Helen Reddington) is a London-based musician and academic best known for singing and playing bass with Brighton punk band The Chefs. She talks to Rona Simpson about feminism, music and film ventures, her punk days and the violence that coloured that time.
Eddi Reader shot to fame in the 80s with her band Fairground Attraction. She is the recipient of 3 BRIT awards and in 2003 she gained worldwide attention for her album The Songs of Robert Burns. Rona Simpson caught up with her to chat about her new album Cavalier, feminism and the ‘instinctive beauty’ of playing live…
Chris Forbes is an award winning actor and stand-up comedian best known for his role as PC Charlie MacIntosh in BBC Scotland’s hit comedy, Scot Squad. Rona Simpson caught up with him in Bernie’s Cafe & Deli last month.
As I walk up towards the house a large, handsome, beaming, hairy-faced Jacobite in full regalia including calf-length leather coat and flintlock pistols leaps out from behind a van, “You must be Rona!” and he shakes my hand so warmly that the various weaponry attached to him rattles. “I’m Andy… The Highlander!” he says. I had guessed!