Judith Mackrell is a writer and Dance critic for the Guardian. She was the ghostwriter for Darcey Bussell's 'Life in Dance'. She lives in London with her husband and two sons.
Professor Brian Matthews is the acclaimed author of Louisa (McPhee Gribble, 1987) and more recently of his idiosyncratic memoir, A Fine and Private Place (Pan Mac, 2000).
Brighton born Conor Maynard is 20 years old. Having developed a love of music whilst studying acting, he began recording music in his bedroom in his early teens and at the age of 16, he was recognised by global superstar NeYo. Conor has collaborated with international stars from NeYo and Pharell to Wiley. He has had a number one album, four top ten singles and was awarded the MTV Brand New for 2012 award
Graham McCann is the most admired entertainment writer at work in the UK today. He is the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of books on Dad`s Army; Frankie Howerd, Morecambe & Wise and Cary Grant. His most recent books, THE ESSENTIAL DAVE ALLEN and SPIKE & CO, are published by Hodder.
Jimmy McDonough is a journalist and biographer who is perhaps best known for his biographies of Russ Meyer, Andy Milligan, Neil Young, and Tammy Wynette. Over the span of his career he has written for a number of publications including The Village Voice, Film Comment, and Variety. McDonough lives in Portland, Oregon.
Duff McKagan was the bass guitarist in the most successful rock band of all time, Guns N'Roses, and also played in Velvet Revolver with Slash (also of Guns N'Roses fame). He lives in Seattle with his wife and two daughters, hosts rock specials on Seattle's main rock station KISW and also writes columns for various publications, including PLAYBOY.https://twitter.com/DuffMcKaganhttp://duff-loaded.com/thetaking/http://www.youtube.com/loadedlamfhttp://www.facebook.com/DuffLoadedhttps://twitter.com/loadedlamf
Rhett & Link, best friends since the first grade, are an LA-based comedic duo known for hosting the most-watched daily talk show on the Internet, Good Mythical Morning, their narrative series Rhett & Link's Buddy System, the award-winning weekly podcast Ear Biscuits, as well as their wildly popular comedic songs, sketches, and viral low-budget local commercials. Rhett & Link's YouTube channels have a combined subscriber base of over 19 million people with over 4 billion total views. They have been featured on and in The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Conan O'Brien Show, Variety, USA Today, and Mashable.
John Miller's career has principally been in TV and radio (for the BBC) and for ten years until 1992 for the South of England ITV company, TVS. He is the author of biographies of Ralph Richardson, and for W&N/Orion: Judi Dench and Peter Ustinov. He collaborated with John Gielgud on AN ACTOR AND HIS TIME (Pan pb). He has also edited DARLING JUDI (W&N/Orion) which celebrated Judi Dench's 70th birthday.
Dame Helen Mirren, born Helen Mironov of Russian-English parentage, is one of the best-known and most respected actresses in Britain. Her starring role as DCI Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect has made her a household name. She has become renowned for tackling challenging roles and has won many awards for her powerful and versatile performances, including an Academy Award for her title role in 'The Queen'. She lives in Los Angeles.
Joanna Moorhead writes for the Guardian. Born in Lancashire, she now lives in London. The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington is her first book.
Mark Mordue has written for Rolling Stone, Vogue, The Word and the Sydney Morning Herald. He is the author of Dastgah: Diary of a Headtrip, and has interviewed Nick Cave for several publications.
Lauris Morgan-Griffiths studied photography and printing at the London College of Printing. She is a journalist and writer specializing in art, design, and photography and has written numerous articles on photography and collecting contemporary and vintage prints. In the course of her journalistic work, she has had the opportunity of interviewing some of the great photographers of our time, including Arnold Newman, Marc Riboud and David Bailey.
Nana Mouskouri was born in Athens and continues to be one of the most successful popular singers in the world. She was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1993, and served as a member of the European Parliament in the 1990s.