Spiced girl: Helen Mirren at a photocall for her new film The Hundred-Foot Journey in Le Cordon Bleu restaurant in London. Photograph: Ian West/PA

‘I never read my own interviews,” Helen Mirren proclaims with a slight shudder. She pulls herself up. “Oh, I shouldn’t say that to you. Should I? S(...)

Michael Parkinson: “I think the Cliff Richard case only highlights the feeling there is some kind of witch hunt going on.” Photograph: Brian J Ritchie/Rex Features

Former BBC journalist Sir Michael Parkinson has described the corporation’s handling of the police investigation into singer Sir Cliff Richard as an “(...)

Sean Hughes: nobody told me that when I reached my 40s I would wake up every day at 6am. Photograph: Alan Betson

Often on stage I get introduced as a veteran comic, after which I go on to explain that I’m only 48 and have never actually fought in any war. I al(...)

 Australian champion swimmer Ian Thorpe during an interview with  Michael Parkinson in London to broadcast on Australian TV channel TEN tonight. Photograph: Network TEN/EPA

Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, whose five-medal performance at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney captivated his country, has revealed in an Australian tele(...)

The stars of Mupets Most Wanted arrive for their interview with The Irish Times. “Everybody got on famously and did not compete with moi at all,” says Miss Piggy 1:04

Well, this is strange. One gets to meet all sorts in the interviewing lark: faded, fetid heartthrobs; just-about-living legends; distinguished avat(...)

A file image of Sir Michael Parkinson. The  broadcasters is undergoing radiotherapy for prostate cancer. Photograph: Getty

Chat show host Sir Michael Parkinson has revealed he has cancer.The television presenter (78) is currently undergoing radiotherapy for prostate cance(...)