Celebrity Interviews

Poldark actor Ciara Charteris on life in Clapham, London (photo: Montana Lowrey)

Ciara Charteris on Poldark, Period Dramas & Life in Clapham

Ciara Charteris has three films and a BAFTA award-winning TV show under her belt at just 22 years old. Here, the Clapham-based actor tells SW Resident how being cast in Poldark was a dream come true

Hannah Arterton: ‘I got to 18 and was like, “Oh God, what am I going to do with my life?”’

South Norwood-based actor Hannah Arterton – sister of Gemma Arterton – talks about roles for women, her love of Crystal Palace and becoming a crazy sausage dog lady

Tokio Myers interview: The Britain's Got Talent winner on growing up in west London and making classical music cool

Tokio Myers: The Britain’s Got Talent Winner Who Reinvented Classical Music

Tokio Myers changed the way we look at classical music. He trained at Royal College of Music, grew up in west London and won Britain’s Got Talent 2017. Now, he’s taking his sound global

Heather Small of M People goes solo: Interview with The Resident magaine

M People’s Heather Small on Going Solo & Life in West London

Heather Small, the lead singer of M People with the big vocals, is back and in the midst of a solo tour. Here, she tells The Resident how growing up in Ladbroke Grove in the 70s gave her drive

Simona Brown on playing Tess in Kiss Me First and working with Hugh Laurie in The Night Manager

Simona Brown on Kiss Me First: ‘It could be a new era in TV’

Simona Brown, a south east Londoner through and through, tells us about meeting other SE London greats Olivia Coleman and John Boyega, and her latest role in Kiss Me First, which she describes as ‘a new era for TV’ 

Tallulah Haddon on Kiss Me First: ‘They’re doing something that hasn’t been done before’

Camberwell actor Tallulah Haddon discusses playing Leila in Kiss Me First, the new Channel 4 and Netflix hit drama about a fictional online gaming site

Lucie Shorthouse interview: The Streatham actress on her role in Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Actor Lucie Shorthouse: ‘It’s about celebrating who you are’

Award-winning actor Lucie Shorthouse on playing Pritti Pasha in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, diversity in the industry and life in Streatham

Gary Oldman accepts the Oscar for Best Leading Actor in Darkest Hour at the 90th Academy Awards (photo: Michael Yada / A.M.P.A.S.)

Gary Oldman Namechecks South London in Emotional Oscar Speech

New Cross-born Gary Oldman, whose acting career spans four decades, has finally won his first Oscar, and not only does he namecheck south London, he also tells his mum to ‘put the kettle on’

Carey Mulligan: ‘I May Have Taken It All Too Seriously Before’

Westminster-born actress Carey Mulligan on her new one-woman play, Girls & Boys, at the Royal Court, why she thinks she’ll never play a superhero and the challenges of filming while pregnant 

James Stewart: ‘I Signed Up For a Marathon When I Was Drunk’

James Stewart has made a name for himself since joining Heart Radio two years ago. As well as becoming a bit of a style icon and a regular frow at London Fashion Week, he even finds time to run laps around Clapham Common in preparation for a marathon… 

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