Mariella and Hillary

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My blog – Friday 21st April 2017…..

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Mariella talks to Sir Patrick Stewart

An unlikely fan of my current show Big Painting Challenge emerged when I went to interview Sir Patrick Stewart. As an actor I’ve always thought he bore the challenges of his Star Trek and more latterly X-Men fame with extremely good humour. Despite superhero status he’s continued to challenge his thespian skills, particularly on stage with his fellow Knight of the Realm, Sir Ian McKellen. Holed up in a bar in Geneva, where we’d both been flown by IWC the coveted watch brand to do a Q&A we discovered we had more in common than a love of fancy watches and a penchant for Samuel Beckett plays! In fact over our late night digestif I managed to use …

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BBC ONE’S The Big Painting Challenge

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Mariella to host the BBC 1’s Big Painting Challenge on Sunday 12th February 2017 at 6PM

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Men having babies at 64 – Why shouldn’t women?

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Cookery Books

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My thoughts of the scrapping of History of Art A-level

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BBC Radio 4 – Bringing Up Britain, Series 9, The challenge of the long summer holiday

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Worthy Farm Glastonbury 2016… in the mud!

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This week the Brexit debate came to town!

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Cannes Festival

I’d love to say I’m freshly back from Cannes but it would be a lie. Two days of play with old friends and new, on the sun kissed Cote d’Azur and I feel like the only liquid flowing through my veins is Bandol Rosé. At my age the chance to act with carefree abandon is rare and churlish to turn down. Thanks to the hospitality of Graydon Carter, Johnny Pigozzi and Charles Finch, who continue to organise irresistible, intimate annual parties, my weekend celebrating the opening of the festival has been a tradition of 20 years standing. Most of my favourite adventures have taken place there with my best friend Natalie though more recently my husband, has begun accompanying us …

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As a woman who welcomes warm weather…

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Drive – Episode 3 – The ITV Hub

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