HAmmersmith-born actor Will Poulter, 29, made his screen debut aged 13 in Garth Jennings’ British comedy Son of Rambow. He won a Bafta rising star award for his criminal hug We are the Millers and his other film credits include The ghost, The maze Runner, Detroit and Midsommar. On television, he starred in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and sick. He now holds the lead role in Agatha Christie’s Why didn’t they ask Evans?adapted and directed by Hugh Laurie, which will be released on Thursday April 14 on BritBox.
Reason smile of Kojey Radical
I first saw this East London performer five years ago at a Little Simz gig and he amazed me with his showmanship. It was relatively new but had the stage presence of someone who had been around for decades – I’ve been a fan ever since. He has always produced music at a high level but seems to be getting noticed with this new album. His lyrics are beautiful, between poetry and rap. You can print them and hang them on the wall.
Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson
I just read this book and it made me cry several times. My sister bought it for me and I recommend it to everyone. It won the 2021 Costa First Novel Award and the fact that it’s his debut is kinda crazy. It is a look at identity, particularly race and the evolving nature of masculinity. It switches between first-, second-, and third-person narration and it’s beautifully written. He is currently working on monitoring, small worlds, to be published next year. I can not wait.
Arcade Food Hall, London
I eat out a lot – it’s my biggest indulgence. This food hall will open in New Oxford Street later this month and should be a great place to go this summer. It will host nine new restaurants, including Thai, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Indonesian street food, American fare and Saborcito, the little sister to star-studded Spanish restaurant Sabor. I love to travel the world culinary and food halls like this are perfect as they allow you to travel the world in an afternoon. Well, if you have a big appetite like me.
The Ipcress file (ITV)
I’m really enjoying ITV’s adaptation of Len Deighton’s spy novel. The ’60s movie was obviously a classic, so there was pressure on this series, but it delivers. . The period detail is terrific, it’s cinematically beautiful, and the Dutch camera angles are interesting. Joe Cole had some big shoes to fill but this is another example of his lineup. He’s brilliant opposite Tom Hollander, who plays his boss – the way they play dialogue tennis is wonderful.
Bo Burnham: Inside (Netflix)
Bo Burnham is a phenomenal talent. His mental health material is amazing and what he did with this Netflix special during lockdown was so creative. It tapped into so many relatable emotions, making me laugh and cry. I must have seen it six times now and couldn’t love it more. I was brought up in comedy: my father shared sketches with me, ranging from Two Ronnies to Catherine Tate. I look at comedians like rock stars.
This black-owned eyewear brand was created by artist Christina Kimeze and her sister Clare. Their beautifully crafted designs celebrate their African and British heritage: it’s a direct response to the fact that most eyewear is suited to Caucasian features. I started wearing glasses a few years ago and I also put on sunglasses. It can be a slippery slope, but the styles here are reasonably priced. The shades don’t help me go incognito, unfortunately, unless they’re big enough to hide my eyebrows. They tend to be the giveaway.