Willy Wonka

51 results

The main outdoor deck has an 85-foot Italian glass infinity pool, a swim-up bar and a pair of mini Sea-Doos and a small catamaran.

There are new homes and then there’s this. A brand new 38,000sq ft property in Los Angeles has just gone on the market for $250million. Of course at t(...)

Fireworks over Malaysia’s landmark Petronas Towers during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: Ahmad Yusni/EPA

New Year’s Eve celebrations are in full swing in some countries around the world as major western cities are tightening security amid continuing terro(...)

Kathleen Harris and a chirpy cheesy Xmas Conor Pope. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

FROM CONOR POPE I’ve heard rumours you’re not the biggest Christmas fan. That seems weird because – as the song says – it’s the most wonderful time(...)

 (L to R) AA Gill, Ed Victor and Alison Jackson at a dinner in 2011 in London. Photograph: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images

Journalist and critic AA Gill, who has died aged 62 will be remembered for his writing style and his use of language. Here are eight quotes from th(...)

AA Gill photographed with his wife Nicola Formby in 2015. Photograph: David M Benett/Getty Images

Restaurant critic AA Gill, described as “a giant among journalists”, has died after a short battle with cancer. He was 62. Best known for his work in(...)

AA Gill and his daughter Flora  pictured in 2015. Photograph: David M Benett/Getty Images

Writer AA Gill has revealed he has been diagnosed with the “full English” of cancers. He said his illness — diagnosed recently after family concerns (...)

Author Roald Dahl circa 1989 with his grandson Luke Kelly, who is now the managing director of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate. Photograph: Jan Baldwin via The New York Time

The grey doorway in London’s Marylebone neighbourhood here is unmarked but for 11 words spelled out across the top rail: “The greatest secrets are alw(...)

Illustration by Dearbhla Kelly: ‘I went with this because I couldn’t choose a favourite character so I just tried to cram as many references (from memory) in there as possible’

Roddy Doyle I didn’t know Roald Dahl’s books when I was a child and I’ve never read his adult fiction. I started to read his children’s books when I(...)

Jeremy Irons, Samuel Irons and Cyril Cusack in the 1989 movie of ‘Danny, the Champion of the World’

In May, Steven Spielberg’s The BFG played out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Almost all critics agreed that the combination of Spielberg(...)

Nowadays, when trust in mainstream institutions has diminished, the anarchic children’s author Roald Dahl seems strangely prescient. What is James’s G(...)

  • « First
  • Prev
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • Next
  • Last »