Romeo Coates

Romeo Coates is a longtime actor, diarist and Cavalier. Friend and foe to the stars, he learnt the hard way years ago after "loaning" Richard Harris £25.

Romeo runs into legal difficulties …

Now that the BBC has a taste for turning its own scandals into prime time ratings, I’ve wasted no time pitching similarly eye-catching ideas

Fates in this unforgiving industry are long decided

These enlightened times now ensure Jenny also runs off with the male parts!

It’s BBC actors and comedy stars who’ve made the corporation great over the years — not two-a-penny journalists

Over these past months, one has lost count of the number of humble showbiz folk selflessly going to the trouble of taking photos/videos of themselves being jabbed

If plum roles started being handed out on the random basis of “artistic merit”, anarchy would surely reign…

And Piers Brosnan’s Irish accent leaves something to be desired

The latest buzz from our back-stage gossip

As the misrepresentations in The Crown call for historical dramas to be clearer in their creative license, Romeo Coates offers a brieg guide to fact and fiction in drama