Born in South Shields, Sarah Millican, 42, was 29 and working in a jobcentre when her first marriage ended. She turned her divorce into standup, won best newcomer for her debut Edinburgh show in 2008, and had her own BBC series. Last year, she wrote her first book, How To Be Champion; she is currently touring her show Control Enthusiast. She is married to the comedian Gary Delaney, and lives in Cheshire. When were you happiest? The day our rescue dog came for a visit. I burst into tears.
Born in Somerset, Agutter, 65, made her first film, East Of Sudan, aged 11. At 14, she was cast as Roberta in the television adaptation of The Railway Children and, at 17, starred in the 1970 film. Her other movies include Logan’s Run, The Eagle Has Landed, An American Werewolf In London and Equus, for which she won a Bafta. Since 2012 she has starred in the BBC’s Call The Midwife, which returns for a seventh series this month. She is married with a son and lives in London. When were you happiest?
Born in Chicago, Jennifer Hudson, 36, rose to fame in 2004 when she was a contestant on American Idol. She went on to appear in the 2006 film Dreamgirls, winning an Oscar for her performance. In 2008, she had a hit with the single Spotlight, and in 2009 won a Grammy for her debut album. She made her Broadway debut – and won a second Grammy – in The Color Purple in 2015. Her latest single is Burden Down and she is a coach on The Voice UK, which starts on ITV this month.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".