Nick Miller

Nick Miller

Nick Miller is Europe correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

Magnetic like Mandela

Nick Miller Actor Idris Elba says 'it was an honour' to portray one of the century's greatest men.

Idris Elba

Mandela Long Walk to Freedom: Idris Elba takes on the good fight

Idris Elba in Mandela: Long Walk a Freedom

Nick Miller Anger and history fuelled Idris Elba's portrayal of one of the century's greatest men.

Long Walk

Playing Nelson Mandela changed me, says actor Idris Elba

Idris Elba, left, who plays Nelson Mandela.

Nick Miller The star of Long Walk to Freedom never met Nelson Mandela, but he was changed by him all the same.

Nick Miller assesses a who's who of Who's on Doctor Who's 50th anniversary

Nick Miller So, who's your favourite Who? ''We are our choices,'' said Jean-Paul Sartre, adding that ''each utterance is a free project of designation issuing from the choice of a personal for-itself''.

Who's the best?

Dr Who / Doctor Who
Tom Baker as the fourth Doctor

Nick Miller As the Time Lord celebrates his 50th anniversary, it's time to pick a favourite, writes Nick Miller.


Monty Python: And now for something completely different

Monty Python

Nick Miller At last, the famous Python band is getting back together.

'We waited for demand to die down': Monty Python announce their reunion show

Monty Python (L-R) Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Nick Miller The five surviving members of Monty Python, the Beatles of comedy with a combined age of just 357, are reuniting next yea.

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Dialling back the danger

Action man: Adventurer and television presenter Bear Grylls says he takes fewer risks than he once did.

Nick Miller Bear Grylls' new television series is about other people's survival stories.

Bring out your dead ... Monty Python reunite

Monty Python's Michael Palin (left) and John Cleese

Nick Miller The Beatles of comedy: Monty Python survivors confirm reunion.

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'Cascade of diarrhoea': UK critic savages Australian art exhibition


Nick Miller Much of the so-called cream of Australian art is lightweight, provincial and dull, and some of it is reminiscent of liquid crap, says one of Britain's leading critics.

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Critics come to praise this writer

Australian author Hannah Kent.

Nick Miller Hannah Kent always knew she was going to be a writer. But she didn't imagine it like this.

Wiser and back to his roots

Elvis Costello and Questlove.

Nick Miller Elvis Costello. One of those great snarling, tender voices that broke through the cracks of Thatcher's Britain.

Pump it up

Elvis Costello

Nick Miller We are in a crowded hotel basement in Soho, London. The music is eardrum-crushingly loud over the speakers, and Elvis Costello, yep, Elvis Costello is here in a blue suit, a hat, a black shirt and...

First look

The Book Thief hopes to steal early march on Oscars

the book thief

Nick Miller The first trailer for The Book Thief suggests it has all marks of genuine Oscar contender.

Jobs: Ashton Kutcher's all grown up

Nick Miller It's taken a late mentor for Ashton Kutcher to finally start acting his age.

Ashton Kutcher

Kutcher the dude for the job

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, left, and Josh Gad as Apple founder Steve Wozniak in a scene from <i>Jobs</i>

Nick Miller In his Steve Jobs biopic, Ashton Kutcher may not only have found a role that will lead him into delayed adulthood, he has quite possibly found a project that could save his soul.

Fish makes leap to banks of the Seine

Aboriginal artist Lena Nyadbi of Australia, poses for photographers at the top of the Eiffel Tower for the inauguration of a huge 700m squared black and white painting on top of the Quai Branly Museum, in Paris, Thursday, June 6, 2013. Art is often seen as lofty - but none more than a new roof installation in Paris that?s only visible from the top of the Eiffel tower and Google Earth. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Nick Miller Paris 'I could see my barramundi scales and it made me cry,' says indigenous artist Lena Nyadbi, of her trip up the Eiffel Tower this week.

And she just keeps on smiling

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

Nick Miller Did Leonardo da Vinci produce another Mona Lisa, pre-dating the one hanging in the Louvre?

Making science sexy

Brian Cox.

Nick Miller Britain's pop star turned particle physicist Brian Cox on his burning curiosity about the nature of the universe.

The art of clowning

Slava Polunin

Nick Miller A man's train is due. His coat is hanging from a coat stand, so he goes to put it on. He puts his arm into one sleeve. But, mysteriously, the arm gets a life of its own, embracing him.