Colin Firth: What I’ve Learned

After you’re nominated for an Oscar, it’s not as if you wake up the day and suddenly there are fifty wonderful scripts on your doorstep. I may have only received three scripts over a given period beforehand and if those three were not particularly good then it doesn’t help you if there are suddenly fifty…

Fabien Barthez: What it’s like to win the World Cup

Fabien Barthez on winning with France in 1998. Our manager, Aine Jacquet, did something very important — he isolated the squad in a cocoon for two months before the start of the tournament. We saw nothing of the outside world, so the added pressure of playing at home and the build-up didn’t really get through…

Under fire in Afghanistan

Former British soap star Ross Kemp on his new role reporting from the front lines of Afghanistan. ESQUIRE: In Afghanistan you had a lot of access to the front line… ROSS KEMP: Yes, but that access only comes about through trust. There was an article in The Times saying, “How the hell does this soap…

The Last Word: John Barnes

How is training as a professional footballer different these days? The most significant difference is that now the training is tailored to suit each individual player. When I used to play everyone just did the same thing. I remember doing distance running as one whole group, so you had Neil Ruddock and Steve McManaman running…

Dirty Sexy Baldwin

As the second series of Dirty Sexy Money starts on Showseries, we speak to William Baldwin about his character Patrick Darling, the power of money, his own political work and growing up with famous brothers. Words Matt Pomroy With such body of work behind you, what appealed to you about this show? A regular wage…

Staying alive

Survivorman host Les Stroud offers some tips on how to survive in the harshest of conditions. People in Dubai love to go camping. If someone should find themselves stranded in the desert out here (and there’s a lot of it) what would your advice be? Remain calm, that’s the first step. Travel during the early…

Life after Love

In Ghost Whisperer, Jennifer Love-Hewitt helps restless spirits cross over to the other side. Time Out met her on set in Los Angeles to talk about ghosts, mediums and why real life scares her. Interview: Matt Pomroy This current series is a lot darker isn’t it? It is. It’s sort of gone into a more…

Miller’s tale

Time Out visits the set of hit series Eli Stone to talk to star Johnny Lee Miller about the show, TV, living in LA and talking football with George Michael. Words Matt Pomroy What made you want to try TV again after spending most of your career in films? Well, I was on a show…

National obsession

Leading the charge in the UAE’s newspaper boom is The National. Time Out spoke to its editor Martin Newland about its launch, censorship, advertising, what he thinks of their rivals – and why the forthcoming paper war will be a good thing for the country. What were you told by your new proprietor about the…