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
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
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.
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.