Nick Miller

Nick Miller

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

Hugo Weaving and Richard Roxburgh take Waiting for Godot to London's Barbican theatre

Nick Miller Hugo Weaving is pushing a salt cellar towards me, on a table outside London's Barbican theatre, to demonstrate the meaning of nothingness, or the nothingness of meaning, or the meaning of that moment...

Paloma Faith on why Beyonce and Rihanna are the victims of porn culture

Passion and politics: British singer Paloma Faith.

Nick Miller Paloma Faith is over heartbreak. The thing that really vexes the singer of Only Love Can Hurt Like This these days is the pornification of music videos.

Sony's hacked emails reveal the problem with Spider-Man for Australian viewers

Cheesy humour a turn-off for Aussie Spider-Man fans.

Nick Miller Australian men think cheesy jokes in action movies are childish, secret internal Sony emails reveal.

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Sally Hawkins

X+Y star Sally Hawkins: A gentle soul in pursuit of truth

Sally Hawkins: Apparently fragile, but able to utterly channel her characters and become them.

Nick Miller She has acted alongside monsters and mega-stars, but the thing that really scares Sally Hawkins is talking about her craft.

Revisionist?

Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella and the feminist question

Disney's <i>Cinderella</i> stars Lily Allen in the title role, Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother and Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine, aka the evil stepmother.

Nick Miller The latest incarnation of the classic fairytale features a heroine who gets indecently excited by nice shoes.

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The National's Bryce Dessner in surprise duet with the Sydney Dance Company

The National's Bryce Dessner is hitting his stride as a classical composer.

Nick Miller Bryce Dessner's surprise new project is "more rock'n'roll than anything the National's ever done".

Judi Dench

Dame Judi Dench on age, death and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Judi Dench: 'The thing is to just go on doing things as long as you can.'

Nick Miller The veteran actress says she is determined to keep working into her ninth decade.

The Hobbit star Martin Freeman not sad about leaving Bilbo Baggins behind

Reserved: Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's <i>The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies</i>.

Nick Miller Martin Freeman is not unhappy that his role as Bilbo Baggins is coming to an end.

Francis Lawrence

Hunger Games director on violence, a dystopian future and the death of a giant

On set: Francis Lawrence, the director of the second part of The Hunger Games.

Nick Miller It may be aimed at teenagers, but there's nothing childish about the themes of the third Hunger Games movie, says its director.

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'It really is the end'

Monty Python turn down $32 million offer for world tour including Australia

John Cleese

Nick Miller The iconic comedy group say they don't care about the money and didn't like the idea of a big world tour.

Richard Flanagan wins Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014

Nick Miller, Stephanie Peatling Tasmanian author Richard Flanagan has won one of the world's most prestigious literary prizes, the 2014 Man Booker, for his masterpiece of love and death, The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

Man Booker Prize

Richard Flanagan wins 2014 Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North

RIchard Flanagan the Man Booker Prize ceremony.

Nick Miller Australian Author Richard Flanagan has won the Man Booker Prize for 2014 with his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

Manchester, England

Royal hoax DJ Mel Greig tells UK conference she is wiser and ready to broadcast again

Ready for work again: Former 2Day FM host Mel Greig arrives at the Radio Festival 2014 industry conference in Salford.

Nick Miller Manchester, England: Royal hoax DJ Mel Greig has told a conference of UK radio heavyweights she is ready to get back to work on the radio – and thinks she is "wiser" after going through...

Australian comics nominated for Edinburgh Fringe Festival's top awards

Sam Simmons has been nominated for ‘best show’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Nick Miller A banner year for Australian talent at the Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival could mean we say goodbye – at least temporarily – to one of our biggest comedy talents.

James reveals Game plan

Clive James

Nick Miller Cancer stricken Clive James appeared on stage for possibly the last time to joke and talk about his love for Australia.

Books

Festival of Australia and NZ arts launches in London

Tim Winton.

Nick Miller From time to time, Australia launches little cultural assault fleets back to the mother country. This month there's a full-frontal literary invasion of London.

Midas of music

Midas of music who once sacked Coldplay's Chris Martin, meet Brian Eno

Brian Eno

Nick Miller Brian Eno has been ignoring creative boundaries for years, and as Karl Hyde plays along, anything could happen.

The life of Brian

Something magical: Brian Eno and Karl Hyde put instinct ahead of intellect.

Nick Miller Brian Eno’s work with a dance music icon is the latest step in a career full of sonic experimentation.

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.