IAN LLOYD: The Queen’s tenacity and inner strength will carry her through the coming weeks

Royal biographer IAN LLOYD  ‘Grief is the price we pay for love,’ was the message the Queen sent to New York in the aftermath of the September 11 atrocities. They are words worth remembering at the passing of the man she loved since the age of 13 – and which follows one of the most … Read more

On Her Majesty’s (not-so) Secret Service: Liz Truss moves into Bond author Ian Fleming’s office

On Her Majesty’s (not-so) Secret Service: Trade Secretary Liz Truss moves into James Bond author Ian Fleming’s former office – but is accused of ‘massively wasteful vanity project’ for spending £38,000 on a PR film documenting the move By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 13:49 BST, 7 April 2021 | Updated: 13:59 BST, … Read more

First edition of Ian Fleming’s debut 007 novel Casino Royale is set to sell for £95k 

Going, going… Bond! First edition of Ian Fleming’s debut 007 novel Casino Royale is set to sell for £95k A signed first edition copy of Casino Royale is tipped to sell for £95,000 Author Ian Fleming gave it as a  gift to Anthony Kemsley with an inscription  Only 4,760 first edition copies of the book were … Read more

First edition of Ian Fleming’s debut 007 novel Casino Royale is set to sell for £95k 

Going, going… Bond! First edition of Ian Fleming’s debut 007 novel Casino Royale is set to sell for £95k A signed first edition copy of Casino Royale is tipped to sell for £95,000 Author Ian Fleming gave it as a  gift to Anthony Kemsley with an inscription  Only 4,760 first edition copies of the book were … Read more

IAN BIRRELL: What a surprise… World health ‘experts’ have let China off the hook over Covid

More than 420 days have passed since the World Health Organisation declared that a strange new disease killing people in a central Chinese city was sufficiently alarming to be declared a global health emergency. The UN body, when making that historic statement last January, praised China for its leadership, its commitment to transparency, its sharing … Read more

IAN HERBERT: The memory of our golden summer has been tarnished

IAN HERBERT: The memory of our golden summer has been tarnished, with the credibility of UKAD now shot to pieces – their brevity should anger EVERY British athlete from the 2012 London Olympics UKAD’s brevity must be a source of anger for British athletes from 2012 Games  The credibility of UKAD, who maintain the sanctity … Read more

Sir Ian McKellen reveals he landed Gandalf role after other actors turned it down

‘I still don’t know how Gandalf came my way!’ Sir Ian McKellen reveals he landed his iconic Lord Of The Rings role after other actors turned it down By Andrew Bullock For Mailonline Published: 09:51 GMT, 23 March 2021 | Updated: 17:35 GMT, 23 March 2021 Sir Ian McKellen has revealed he could have easily … Read more

Ian Blackford accuses Sky presenter of boasting he was going give him ‘a kicking’ over Sturgeon woes

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford accuses Sky presenter of boasting he was going give him ‘a kicking’ before he came on air as he flounders in cringeworthy interview when asked if he believes his boss Nicola Sturgeon misled Holyrood Blackford made the claim to  astonished Sky News presenter Niall Paterson  It came as he tried … Read more

Jenny Seagrove as Ian McKellen’s mum? No wonder she says acting is all about suspending disbelief! 

Jenny Seagrove as Ian McKellen’s mum? No wonder she says acting is all about suspending disbelief! By Katie Hind Showbusiness Editor For The Mail On Sunday Published: 02:11 GMT, 21 March 2021 | Updated: 02:11 GMT, 21 March 2021 Sir Ian McKellen yesterday defended his decision to play Hamlet at the age of 81, with … Read more

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Hamlet comes of age as Sir Ian McKellen, 81, signs up to play the Dane

Ian McKellen, the last of the great theatrical knights still performing centre stage, revealed he’s fighting fit and ready to take on the role of Hamlet — 50 years after he first played the youthful Dane. ‘I do Pilates three times a week, and I have a trainer twice a week — all long distance … Read more