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Articles from June 7, 2004

A Hint of Scandal at the Nineteenth Hole
Byline: PAUL PALMER A MEMBER of one of Britain's oldest and most established golf clubs is pulling no punches. "The problem with them," he sniffs somewhat imperiously, referring to the members of a rival new golf club, "is that they can simply buy...
Amerindo Chief to Quit as Hedge Fund Stirs Investor Revolt
Byline: JAMES ROSSITER THE heads of two of Britain's highest-profile multimillionaire philanthropists are set to roll in a shareholder coup at one of the last surviving listed dot com funds. Alberto Vilar, a major Royal Opera House donor, told...
Banker Claims [Pounds Sterling]7.5m in Record Sexism Case; Hearing Set to Expose Secrets of Merrill Lynch
Byline: LECH MINTOWT-CZYZ DETAILS emerged today of a record [pounds sterling]7.5 million sexism claim in the City. Stephanie Villalba, the most senior woman to sue a City firm for alleged sex bias, is claiming the sum after being made redundant...
Blow for Howard as Poll Predicts UKIP Will Dent Tory Vote
Byline: JOE MURPHY THE UK Independence Party is set to give Michael Howard a bloody nose in this week's Euroelections by snatching about a quarter of Tory supporters. A new poll today predicted the Conservative vote would tumble from 36 per cent...
Bring Home the Right Bacon for a Fulfilling Pasta Meal
Byline: CARINA COOPER WHEN cooking I like to use a type of Italian bacon called pancetta, as it fits all the criteria that processed, packaged bacon does not. When you fry or grill the thin strips of meat, the fat becomes golden and crispy. It...
Cancer Sufferers Facing Lengthy Wait for Treatment; REPORT BLOWS HOLE IN GOVERNMENT CLAIMS THAT TARGETS ARE BEING MET
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT THE true quality of cancer care was called into question today after a study showed huge rises in waiting times. New figures appear to blow a hole in government claims that patients are being treated more quickly than...
Caroline's Family See Her Killer for First Time; SPANIARD WHO ADMITS SUFFOCATING SCHOOLGIRL GOES ON TRIAL
Byline: PAUL CHESTON THE parents of schoolgirl Caroline Dickinson saw the man accused of her murder for the first time today. John Dickinson, 45, his ex-wife Sue and their 19-year-old daughter Jenny sat transfixed, watching every move as Francisco...
Carriers under a Cloud but It's Brighter at the Airports
Byline: SARAH MARKS ALL eyes will be on the skies this week, and that's not just because the England football team is flying off to Portugal. A host of air transport data is about to be released, kicking off with easyJet's May statistics today....
City Spy
AS Philip Green launches his "charm offensive" to persuade City institutions he's a better man than Stuart Rose to run Marks & Spencer, thoughts turn to just how he would cope with the unique demands posed by running the store chain. How, for instance,...
Concern over Thames Barrier Terror Attack; CONTINGENCY PLAN IF CENTRAL LONDON IS LEFT EXPOSED TO FLOODING
Byline: JOE MURPHY EMERGENCY planners believe terrorists could attack the Thames Barrier - potentially flooding central London and causing [pounds sterling]30 billion worth of damage. The threat is being taken so seriously that contingency plans...
Dining with the Stars as the Locals Flash Their Bling
Byline: SALLY SHALAM "WHEN you get a second Michelin star, everyone who walks in becomes a food critic," says Annie Schwab as I dip my lips into a long G&T. Critic or not, Humberside is a long way for me to travel for dinner. I came by train...
EasyJet Dives as Price War Dents Profit Hopes
Byline: ROBERT LEA EASYJET shares plunged to an alltime low today as the airline warned it could miss profit forecasts by a mile in the latest sign budget carriers are cutting each other's throats in the biggestever European airfare price war. ...
Exotic Thrills in a Boys' Own Story of the Cornish Lad Who Found Himself Slave to the Sultan of Morocco
Byline: RHODA KOENIG White Gold: The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and North Africa's One Million European Slaves by Giles Milton (Hodder, [pounds sterling]18.99) PERHAPS no other boy in history has been punished as harshly for poor schoolwork...
Footsie Flies towards 4500 after Tokyo Sets the Pace; Market Report
Byline: STEVE HAWKES THE City's biggest stocks got off to a flyer today as the FTSE 100 index broke free from its recent slumber and stormed towards the 4500 barrier. Buoyed by the largest one-day gain in Tokyo since the turn of the year, investors...
Footsie Flies towards 4500 as Recovery Hopes Grow; Market Report
Byline: STEVE HAWKES BLUE-CHIP shares got off to a flyer in the City today as increasing confidence in the economic recovery helped the FTSE 100 index break free from its recent slumber and storm towards a onemonth high. Despite speculation of...
Gems in the Scrapheap
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH The Truth About Sixties TV BBC4 THE dubious comparisons currently being made between D-Day and the war on terror have set me thinking about my experiences of 11 September 2001. I was in a cab in Pearl Harbor when the...
High Price of a Last-Minute Dash to See England; TICKETS FOR OPENING GAME AGAINST FRANCE SELLING AT 10 TIMES FACE VALUE
Byline: CHRIS MILLAR FOOTBALL fans can still make a last-minute trip to Portugal to watch England in action at Euro The Evening Standard found that tickets, flights and accommodation are all still available for the team's opening game against France...
Horror at Fairground; 13 Hurt as Ride Collapses Leaving Children Trapped
Byline: CLAIR WEAVER;OLIVER FINEGOLD SCORES of revellers watched in horror as a fairground ride crashed to the ground in front of them, seriously injuring up to 13 people - including children - and leaving some trapped beneath the wreckage. "The...
'Invisible Man' Attack on Blair as He Is Left out of Poll Broadcasts
Byline: PAUL WAUGH;JOE MURPHY TONY BLAIR was dubbed "the invisible man" today after all references to him were kept out of Labour's TV broadcasts and campaign leaf lets for this week's elections. Amid polls showing voters are set to punish the...
I Say, Old Chap, Can Anyone Join the FO Now? Time Was When the Foreign Office Was the Preserve of Chaps with Stiff Upper Lips and Bowler Hats. Well, Things Are Changing Fast. Nowadays They're Recruiting Women, Ethnic Minorities, Even People Who Haven't Been to Public School. Simon Pease, Head of Workforce Planning at the FO, Reveals All
Byline: JACKY HYAMS HAVING worked for 30 years in senior recruitment roles, I'm asked time and again: what skills do you need to work in the Foreign Office? As one of our previous Foreign Secretaries put it so aptly, people think the art of being...
It's So Easy England Skittle the Kiwis and Win by Nine Wickets
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ENGLAND roared to a seriesclinching nine-wicket victory over New Zealand at Headingley today after man-of-the-moment Geraint Jones grabbed another slice or two of glory. With Matthew Hoggard picking up two wickets this morning...
I Want Olympic Gold with My Last-Ever Throw
Byline: IAN CHADBAND In an exclusive interview, Steve Backley tells Ian Chadband he will make his final appearance in Britain at Crystal Palace next month before moving on to the Athens Games where he plans to bow out in style STEVE BACKLEY today...
Jones Still Not the Man for All Seasons
Byline: DAVID LLOYD NOW the Geraint Jones bandwagon is really rolling, who knows when or where it will stop? Not Chris Read, that's for sure. Read, by common consent, could consider himself unfortunate to lose his place to Jones after three of...
Khan: I'll Reach New Level
SIMON KHAN is determined not to rest on his laurels following his surprise victory in the Celtic Manor Wales Open. Inspired by the win of his friend Scott Drummond at the Volvo PGA Championship, Khan triumphed on the second extra hole at Wentworth...
Labour Seeks [Pounds Sterling]5m from Unions to Bolster Its Election War Chest
Byline: JASON BEATTIE CASH-strapped Labour bosses are seeking an extra [pounds sterling]5 million from the trade unions to fund the next general election campaign. Union leaders have already agreed to part with [pounds sterling]15 million over...
Left Will Be Just Right for Scholes
Byline: MICHAEL HART THE contribution from Paul Scholes in the problem position on the left of England's midfield has convinced Sven-Goran Eriksson of the value of a conventional 4-4-2 line up in the opening European Championship tie against title...
Lewis Is Back on Track to Defend Her Games Title
OLYMPIC heptathlon champion Denise Lewis described her efforts at the Loughborough International as "a good day". Lewis competed in the shot putt and the javelin yesterday in preparation for the Athens Games for which she already has the qualifying...
Lord Butler's Smoke Screen
IN WASHINGTON the CIA chief George Tenet falls on his sword amid a heated and open debate on the sources of intelligence on Iraqi WMDs - yet here Lord Butler's committee reviewing the "structures, systems and processes" of intelligence plods slowly...
Low Vote Fears Rattle Labour; Ken Warned Slump in Turnout May Help Norris
Byline: PAUL WAUGH;ROSS LYDALL THE race to become the next Mayor of London enters its final days today with all three main candidates making lastditch pleas for their supporters to come out and vote. Amid fears of a low turnout in Thursday's...
Low Vote Fears Rattle Labour; Ken Warned That Poor Turnout Could Boost Norris's Bid
Byline: PAUL WAUGH;ROSS LYDALL THE race to become the next Mayor of London enters its final days today with all three main candidates making lastditch pleas for their supporters to come out and vote. Amid fears of a low turnout in Thursday's...
Middle Classes Are Worst for Dishonesty and Rule-Breaking
Byline: ANDR PAINE THE middle classes are today accused of being Britain's biggest lawbreakers and the most likely to take part in dishonest behaviour. Even high-earning professionals are likely to avoid road tax, not pay for a TV licence and...
'Mornings Are Difficult. Tom Always Calls out for Daddy'; WRONGLY CONVICTED OF BABY KILLINGS, SALLY TELLS OF STRUGGLE TO BOND WITH SON
Byline: VALENTINE LOW;CLAIR WEAVER SALLY CLARK, the mother who was wrongfully convicted of murdering her two baby sons, has told for the first time of the daily struggle to rebuild her life. Despite being cleared on appeal 18 months ago after...
Move to Clean Up Soho by Buying the Brothels
Byline: REBECCA MOWLING A [pounds sterling]5MILLION bid to clean up Soho by buying its most notorious brothels has been launched. Westminster council plans to compulsorily purchase up to seven houses being used as brothels and unlicensed sex...
Murder at a Barbecue; Children See Mother Die in Bloodbath
Byline: OLIVER FINEGOLD;NILUFER ATIK IT WAS typical country village which seemed the ideal haven for a family going through a bitter split. But the peace of three woman and two girls enjoying a family barbecue was shattered when a man burst in...
My Stammer Made Me Cry in Frustration. Perhaps It's Why I Became a Novelist; Writer Margaret Drabble, Whose New Book the Red Queen Is Due out in August, Explains Why the British Stammering Association Means So Much to Her (2) London Jobs
Byline: ANDREA KON NO one knew what caused my stammer. It started when I was three and the only thing anyone can think of is that my two older sisters, my younger brother and I were very competitive children. We were expected to do well and...
New Concept in Serviced Offices
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES FLEDGLING and fast-growing firms in the financial services sector are being offered a unique office-and business package available at a top City address. Bourne Financial, based at Number 4 Broadgate, is offering a fresh...
New Guidelines for Doctors to Help Pupils Suffering Exam Stress
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN EXAM stress has become so serious that government health advisers are to issue guidelines to doctors on coping with severe cases. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) will set out the best way to treat teenagers...
No, No, Not My Chanel Handbag! One Writer Might Have Lost Her Dignity When She Was Mugged - Again - on a Leafy London Street, but It's Taught Her How to Walk with Her Head Held High
Byline: PETRONELLA WYATT I HAVE bad news for members of my sex. It's just not safe for a girl to walk the London streets any more. Please don't misunderstand. My circumstances are not yet so reduced that I have been forced to take up the oldest...
Official Sport of Arm-Twisting
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON THE Labour Party used to think the way to make companies do what the Government of the day wanted was to nationalise them. Then, when nationalisation became unacceptable economically and politically, the emphasis switched...
On the Road to Lingo-Absurdity
Byline: SARAH FRATER Paul Selwyn-Norton and Andrew Morrish/My Fair DJ Purcell Room ALTHOUGH billed as a dance event, My Fair DJ defies most performance definitions. There is dance, at least a sort of gonzo dance that splices a spoof of contemporary...
Oops, I Spilt a Hot Drink in a Serial Groper's Crotch
Byline: LEONIE FRIEDA Fed up with being groped by your husband's best friend? Worried about introducing your baby for the first time to your best friends? Our columnist has been there and survived the pitfalls My husband's friend is happily married,...
Philanthropy and Payback at the BAC
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU Battersea Sausage Night BAC, SW11 COMEDY Philanthropy and payback at the BAC Battersea Sausage Night BAC, SW11 Bruce Dessau COMEDY STEWART Lee is in danger of becoming the Bob Geldof of stand-up. He's a regular benefit organiser...
Plot Your Escape from the Rat Race; While a New Report Says More Gardeners Are Going in for Water Features, One London Writer Describes the Lure of the Veggie Patch
Byline: ALICE FOWLER TURNING the key in the tall wire gate, I leave the urban rush behind. For half an hour - time to cut some rocket and a trugful of broad beans - I'm in another world: lush and verdant, the air sweet with the tang of manure, a...
PM's Tribute to BBC Man Shot Dead Reporting on Al Qaeda; CAMERAMAN HAD SPOKEN OF RISKS BUT REFUSED TO CARRY A GUN
Byline: ANDR PAINE THE PRIME MINISTER today led tributes to the BBC cameraman shot dead in Saudi Arabia while trying to film the house of an al Qaeda member. Simon Cumbers, an experienced cameraman, was killed when gunmen opened fire on him as...
Pollution Could Cut Your Life by 10 Years; EXPERTS FEAR CAPITAL'S LEVELS OF OZONE AND DUST WILL CAUSE HEALTH TIMEBOMB
Byline: MARK PRIGG POLLUTION could reduce the lifespan of Londoners by up to 10 years, experts warned today. Startling new figures show potentially fatal forms of pollution have soared. Levels of low-level ozone, which can cause respiratory...
Rattle on Real Fire
Byline: STEPHEN PETTITT CBSO/Rattle CLASSICAL Symphony Hall, Birmingham SIR Simon Rattle has not forgotten the orchestra that was his first musical incarnation, nor they he. On Saturday the great man, now in charge of the Berlin Philharmonic...
Raucous but Oh So Sweet
Byline: DAVID SMYTH The 5.6.7.8's Boston Arms, N19 IT IS an old filmmaker's trick - the juxtaposition of a jolly pop song with some horrific piece of ultraviolence on screen - but Quentin Tarantino probably does it more memorably than anyone...
Reagan the Wonderful, by Loving Wife Nancy
Byline: JAMES LANGTON NANCY REAGAN offered a touching tribute to her late husband today, saying: "I think they broke the mould when they made Ronnie." Two days after the former US President succumbed to Alzheimer's disease, aged 93, Mrs Reagan...
Red Top Ponders a Public Dilemma
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD Damages Bush, W12 THE gods of fortuitous timing have certainly smiled favourably on the Bush's latest offering. Steve Thompson's satisfyingly complex, multi-layered moral dilemma of a play takes as its potent subject...
Rudi Raps His German Stars
Byline: PAUL THOMSON RUDI VOELLER was upset by Germany's poor showing as they were beaten 2-0 by Hungary and jeered off the pitch in their final Euro 2004 warm-up game in Kaisersalautern. Voeller, whose side are in a tough group with Holland,...
Sally Clark Husband Accused of Child Murder after TV Show; Expert Faces Misconduct Charges over Shock Claims
Byline: PATRICK MCGOWAN A SENIOR paediatrician claimed solicitor Sally Clark's husband - not she - had murdered their two baby sons after seeing him interviewed on TV, the General Medical Council heard today. After watching the Channel 4 Dispatches...
Sex? I'm Rampant -Standing in the Heat Is a Great Turn-On
Byline: LIZ JONES In his first interview after Hell's Kitchen closed last night, Gordon Ramsay talks about his junkie brother, the tragic death of a protege, and the family he's taking on holiday for the first time IT'S a hot Sunday afternoon...
Singing the Blues the World Over
Byline: MARK ESPINER Taj Mahal and Tinariwen Ana Sofia Varela and Stelios Vamvakaris Barbican LSO St Luke's, EC1 SOME globalisation doesn't need multinationals. When it comes to telling the story of a punctured heart, the blues has ignored borders....
So Trashy, It's Fabulous
Byline: LAURA CRAIK IHAD deep misgivings about Earls Court 2, but Alexander McQueen pulled off the best fash-bash since - well, the last best fash-bash. The catwalk show, part of an evening in aid of the HIV-Aids charity Lighthouse, was splendiferous,...
So Who's Afraid of the Highland Hordes?
Byline: PETER MCKAY On the Make: How the Scots Took Over London (Mainstream Publishing, [pounds sterling]12.99) SCOTS who move to London are "by and large w*****s". So says an unidentified Scot Nat politician. Those who remain are sometimes...
Stand Up for a Greener London; Today a New Report Suggests Pollution in the Capital Could Shorten Lifespans by Up to 10 Years
Byline: DAVID NICHOLSON-LORD ASK non-Londoners what they most like about the capital and the odds are, having talked about shops and nightlife and culture, they will mention its green spaces. London's leafiness is the magical ingredient in that...
Surgery for BBC Man after Saudi Attack Kills Colleague
Byline: LECH MINTOWT-CZYZ TOP BBC reporter Frank Gardner was today undergoing emergency surgery after an attack in Saudi Arabia left him with gunshot wounds and his cameraman dead. The 42-year-old was being operated on at the King Faisal Takhassussi...
Sven Fan Row; Eriksson's Plea Clash with UEFA
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY SVEN-GORAN ERIKSSON and the Football Association are on a collision course with European football chiefs over who is responsible for the behaviour of England fans at Euro 2004. UEFA have warned the FA they are accountable...
Taste Test Tomatoes
For years, we put up with rockhard, tasteless tomatoes. These days a wealth of varieties are available, off the vine and on it, adding a burst of flavour to salads and simple pasta dishes. Or they're delicious eaten just as they are. Here Italian...
The English Agent Rumbled
Byline: VICTOR SEBESTYEN The Secret Life of Laszlo Almasy: The Real English Patient by John Bierman (Viking, [pounds sterling]16.99) ANYONE who has read Michael Ondaatje's excellent novel The English Patient, or seen the multiple Oscar-winning...
The Most Amazing Year of Our Lives; This Summer, 50,000 Students Will Take a Gap Year before University, but What Will They All Do? Jacky Hyams Met Three Young People Who Made the Most of That Year and Offers Great Ideas for New School Leavers (2) London Jobs
VOLUNTEERING IN CHINA ANDREW Baring, 20, from Wiltshire, is in his second year at Oxford University, studying Human Sciences. His gap year included a three-month stint as a voluntary DJ at Charing Cross Hospital followed by a trip to China for seven...
The Naked Civil Servant; beneath the Pinstripe Suit, What Makes a Good Public Servant? Jacky Hyams Asks a Leading Headhunter What Attributes He Seeks out ... and Those He Avoids
HAMISH Davidson, 45, is chairman of top headhunting organisation for government jobs, Veredus Executive Resourcing. A former accountant, he specialises in moves from the private to public sector. He says: Things started to change a great deal about...
The R&J Effect
Byline: DAVID SEXTON Richard and Judy's first TV Book Club promoted 10 titles and as a result more than a million books flew off the shelves. Their show is back this week with Summer Reads, but will there be anything worth putting in your suitcase?...
The Talk at TOTTENHAM; Not So Fab Four Will Be a Culture Shock for Santini
*THIS column has been rather critical of Tottenham's nine-month search for a new manager, so it would be remiss of us not to say hat's off to chairman Daniel Levy for pulling a "lapin hors du chapeau"* with Frenchman Jacques Santini at the last minute....
The World's Shortest Flight; There's No Inflight Movie, but a 90-Second Hop over the Orkneys Is Pure Exhilaration
Byline: NORMAN MILLER STRAPPED in?" Stewart enquires casually, cutting a mature Biggles figure as he swivels around to gaze at us from the front seat. "Right, off we go!" Seconds later, with a roar like a souped-up lawnmower, we are in the air...
The World's Shortest Flight; There's No Inflight Movie, but a 90-Second Hop over the Orkneys Is Pure Exhilaration -
Byline: NORMAN MILLER STRAPPED in?" Stewart enquires casually, cutting a mature Biggles figure as he swivels around to gaze at us from the front seat. "Right, off we go!" Seconds later, with a roar like a souped-up lawnmower, we are in the air...
Timset to Be Top Three Hit at SW19
Byline: CHRIS JONES TIM HENMAN'S reward for his heroics on clay here could be a career best No 3 seeding for Wimbledon - the Grand Slam he is fully equipped to win. Henman's French Open semi-final loss to Guillermo Coria, who was beaten in the...
Tim Shows Becks & Co How to Fail with Style
Byline: MATTHEW NORMAN IN HIS new self-appointed role as Father of the Nation, David Beckham shrugged off that cyst on his back last week to send all luck and best wishes to Tim Henman. The narrow failure of that blessing is almost too poignant...
'Too-Gloomy' Official Data Blasted by City
Byline: JANE PADGHAM THE Office for National Statistics is under fire from City economists increasingly frustrated with the quality of official economic data. They say the widening gulf between gloomy ONS manufacturing figures and upbeat survey...
Trap Still Called Crazy after 30 Years in the Madhouse
Byline: IAN CHADBAND IT was two nights before he unveiled Italy's Euro 2004 squad and if Giovanni Trapattoni didn't actually need any advice on who to pick, he was going to get it anyway. "I was at Milan's party to celebrate them winning the...
Trucker Watched Old Errol Flynn Movie as He Drove Down M1; SPANIARD BANNED FROM BRITISH ROADS OVER WILD WEST FILM
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS A SPANISH lorry driver who tackled the rush-hour on the M1 while enjoying a Western in his cab was banned from Britain's roads. Manuel Cuenca, 50, almost sparked a pileup as he drove through the early evening traffic with...
Volleys of Self-Love
Byline: MATTHEW NORMAN The Player by Boris Becker (Bantam, [pounds sterling]17.99) A FORMER editor of this newspaper always said that sitting next to his hero Neil Armstrong at a Washington banquet was one of his great disappointments. When...
What Are We Bid for Our Home? Record Shortage of Properties Leads to Sealed-Offer Auctions
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL A RECORD shortage of homes for sale in London has prompted a new property trend - the sealed-bid auction. House sellers, who are increasingly spoilt for choice as demand for homes exceeds supply, are instructing interested...
What a Very Special School; There Are 250,000 Special Needs Children in the Country, and Teaching Them Is an Emotionally Draining Job. Yet, as Yvonne Singh Discovered When She Met the Dedicated Team at One Special School, It Is Also Immensely Rewarding (2) London Jobs
Byline: YVONNE SINGH IT'S 10 o'clock on a Friday morning at Ethel Davis School in Redbridge. In the nursery class children are listening enthusiastically to a story about a bear - and enjoying the colourful props that accompany it. This could...
Who's Taking Liberties with Our Freedom? Which Is the Greatest Threat to Our Freedom - Terrorism, or the Measures Imposed by the Government to Protect Us? Shami Chakrabarti, Recently-Appointed Director of Human Rights Group Liberty, Answers Some of the Toughest Questions of the Day.(London Job)
Which is the greatest threat to our freedom - terrorism, or the measures imposed by the Government to protect us? Shami Chakrabarti, recently-appointed director of human rights group Liberty, answers some of the toughest questions of the day... ...
Why Shame Is the Saudi Way of Tackling Terror
Byline: SIMON HENDERSON THE killing of a BBC cameraman and wounding of a reporter in Saudi Arabia will throw renewed doubt on the ability - or willingness - of the Saudi authorities to tackle Islamic terrorism. Only last week, Prince Turki al-Faisal,...
William Needs to Sort out His Life
Byline: PETER OBORNE FOR those of us who are ardent monarchists, it really matters how Princ e William turns out. If he is no good, or simply not interested, then it really is all up with the British monarchy and 1,000 years of history. To begin...
Wizards of Oz Dazzle at Tony Awards; NICOLE KIDMAN APPLAUDS AS AUSTRALIAN HUGH JACKMAN TAKES TOP U.S. DRAMA AWARD
Byline: JAMES LANGTON HUGH JACKMAN was the toast of Broadway today after capturing the Tony award for best actor in a musical. The Van Helsing and X-Men star hosted the most prestigious theatre awards in America - and then walked away with the...

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