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Freelance journalist. Written for the Financial Times Group, the HuffPost and the MEN.


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Woody Allen’s #MeToo delusions may just have killed his career Woody Allen
Woody Allen won't forget 2018 in a hurry. Having released at least a film every year since the early 80s, his upcoming movie has just been shelved indefinitely by Amazon. With sources claiming this could cost the ecommerce company almost £20 million, the most revealing news is that they’d rather take this huge financial hit...
Tom Cruise and the inevitability of ageing
There's an illuminating moment in Mission Impossible: Fallout, the sixth and possibly best movie in the series, where Tom Cruise’s alter ego Ethan Hunt looks finished. He's standing in a men’s bathroom inside a Parisian ballroom-turned-rave, panting and hunched over, having just had the living shit kicked out of him by a younger, fresher opponent....
Supporting Manchester United in the Europa League Manchester United, Europa League, football, Andrew Shaw, Kettle Mag
Manchester United are a bit like Brexit. Most of the time they’re brought up, people either fall over themselves with delight or roll their eyes and act disgusted. Strange political metaphor aside, there’s not much room for middle ground with United. They’re a Marmite team – you either love them or you’re still upset about...