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.

One cannot approve of so lazy a gimmick as a fat suit in reality-obsessed 2024

This blinkered trade’s endless thwarting of talented homosexuals has gone on too long

Perturbed to find Diana has a starring role in Celebrity Help! My House is Haunted

Dwarf uprisings, Daleks and disreputable handymen

From tumbles off the stage to the anxieties of age

Oompa Loompas and a newfound enthusiasm for association football

Showbiz vicars, lefty luvvies and a brush with death

Coates on Cleese, Collins and Cole

The burdens of being a national treasure, treacherous boy wizards and neglected English roses

Near death experiences, rising stars and cut-throat dopplegangers