South Londoner Marian Cowler is one of those people who is always at the heart of something interesting. She was there for the explosion of London’s music scene in the 70s and was right in the middle of the punk and ska scenes, hanging out with bands like The Members.
This week’s London guide Lydia is one of that rare breed – a born and bred London girl. We grew up near each other in North West London, went to the same school and share some incredible friends.
She’s also probably quite familiar looking to those of you who enjoy TV costume dramas, Charlie Brooker-penned satire or Richard Curtis movies.
That’s because Lydia is that other rare thing – a genuinely good up and coming actress. She’s starred in a string of TV hits including Black Mirror, Misfits, Any Human Heart and The Making of Lady and has just won over millions of movie goers in Curtis’ About Time. She’s equally brilliant as a stage actress too, and Londoners should keep their eyes peeled for a chance to see her in her next play. Continue reading “Insider guide to London: Lydia Wilson”→
This week’s city guide is a central London girl through-and-through. Anabel lives in the heart of the west end, just a stones throw away from the best haircare joint in town – the Philip Kingsley Clinic in Green Street founded by her father.
There are many women in London who aspire to the rock chick look, but Lucy is the real deal. She works for Apple Corps, the music publishing company set up by The Beatles, and she’s a biker too: in November 2013 she completed a non-stop ride from one tip of the UK to the other – Lands End to John O’Groats – to raise money for a charity that is close to our hearts at The Wandering Tattler. She knows the best places to get down and dirty and listen to really, really loud music, she can belt out a tune like a pro and she drinks a lot of gin. Continue reading “Insider guide to London: Lucy Grogan”→