Articles Tagged 'Tony Wilson'

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Steve Coogan at 50: Five Great Roles to Watch Online

In Britain, Steve Coogan is rightly hailed as an innovative comic genius on a par with John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson and Ricky Gervais. If he chose to retire right now, he’d still be mentally carried around at shoulder height for the next 100 years, and he will eventually become the subject of future folk songs. […]

Roundup: Dawn French Chats ‘Marvelous’ New Novel

With the ink on her divorce papers still fresh, Welsh-born author Dawn French is looking forward to moving on. The six-time BAFTA Award-nominated actress and comedian is readying the release of her first novel, A Tiny Bit Marvellous. The 320-page turner shatters the definition of a perfect family and sifts through some of life's various […]

Tony Wilson, Founder of Factory Records, Died On Friday

While Americans grieve the loss of Merv Griffin, the folks across the pond are mourning an icon of their own: Factory Records founder Tony Wilson died of cancer on Friday. He was 57 years old. The man behind New Order and Happy Mondays, he is largely credited with sparking the Manchester music scene in the […]