Catherine Mayer is the co-founder of the Women's Equality Party in the UK. She is the author of three books, including the recently published "Attack of the Fifty Foot Women: How Gender Equality Can Save the World!" Based in London, Catherine has spent more than three decades as a journalist. The opinions in this article belong to the author.
These days I know lots of dead people, but 20 years ago my ghosts were few and elderly. Then, on 22 November 1997, Michael Hutchence died, the first close friend of my age to do so. Grief doesn’t always manifest in tears and pain. For months afterwards, numb and fizzing with a demented energy, I walked into walls and tripped over paving stones.
The actor’s name is associated with many things—English charm (Hugh Grant can “twinkle for Britain,” the screenwriter and director Richard Curtis told me as I researched this piece about Grant’s on- and off-screen rival Colin Firth); a weakness for beautiful women including Elizabeth Hurley and Jemima Khan; and a weakness for less beautiful women. What Grant hasn’t got a reputation for is acting.
@bigbowpeep I was asked to arrive at 130 for a run through, instead taken to a side room & situation explained. By this time it was 2 & people were taking their seats. At that point I did not ask to see the cast because I thought that would be disruptive. Apologies if that was wrong call
@bigbowpeep I was made aware of the situation just before the show started & asked to make an immediate decision. There was no opportunity for a discussion but I wish there had been and I would be happy to meet with you
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